Yes, there are a number of exceptions to copyright.
The right to quote is, for example, an exception to copyright. Third parties may copy short pieces of text from an article, provided that the name of the author and the source are mentioned. Under the guise of quotation law, however, entire articles or large parts may never be taken from them.
In short, the press expression means that a daily, news or weekly magazine or a medium that performs the same function (a press organ) may freely take over articles from another press organ. The exception to this is that copyright is not explicitly reserved by the copyright holder. Reproduction is therefore permitted if the person entitled does not make an explicit copyright reservation. A copyright reservation always applies as long as a news item is sufficiently original and creative. Only actual, non-original articles can therefore be taken over by other press bodies. Various parties who support the term “press body” and use other people’s original news articles, may not copy these, as long as a reservation has been made.
In the case of copyright, a limitation period applies. It ends after 70 years from the first of January following the year in which the maker died.