While they can be guaranteed the protection of their works in foreign jurisdictions, the path to execution is usually with a lawsuit in the courts of a distant country (where proceedings will be conducted in the language of that country) under the law of that country. This system leaves room for local variation, as many countries enact laws that provide protections beyond what is required. The information provided on this site does not constitute legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship will be formed or formed through the use of the site. The criteria for what is considered fair treatment are listed in the law of each of these countries, not to mention all the specific possible uses.
To find out what term you should request for the use of a foreign work in your country, the easiest way is to check if the country in which you want to use the work applies the “short term rule”. This also means that, in general terms, the law of the country where a work is used applies to that particular use. If the copy has been made outside the European Union and gives rise to a court case, the law of that relevant jurisdiction, where the copy was made, will apply. In some countries, such permission is granted by law (a “legal license”) in exchange for a designated payment.
If you distribute a book in a particular country, the law of the country in which you distribute the book generally applies.