The air spy: About the right to one’s own picture

Publication date: 13/10/2009

23327 times read
 :: 15952 Votes  

Press release No. 44/09 of AG München (Local Court Munich) about the judgement of 19/08/2009, file number: 161 C 3130/09

Basically the right to one’s own picture protects everybody against unauthorized spreading of own images, including aerial photos of own property. Thus, the right to one’s own picture is not infringed if the images cannot be assigned to a certain address and no single person can be recognized.

Category: Media Law, Photo Law, Copyright Law, Design Law, Copyright-Photos, Consumer Law, Personality Right, Press Releases, Entscheidungen

Wheat beer glass and football: it is about functional aesthetics

Publication date: 10/07/2009

16838 times read
 :: 7546 Votes  

Judgement of LG Köln (Regional Court Cologne) of 01/07/2009, file number: 28 O 42/09:

To integrate a football into the foot of a wheat beer glass cannot be protected, § 96 UrhG (Copyright Act). The claim of the independent artist against a beer brewery failed because of the requirement of the clear towering of the average creation. Besides, the court particularly analysed the fill area, the material choice, the glass grinding and of course also the football itself. Own goal! Cheers!

Category: Copyright Law, Design Law, Curiosities, Entscheidungen

Forever the same cover

Publication date: 30/06/2009

19297 times read
 :: 13538 Votes  

Judgement of LG München I (Regional Court Munich I) of 06/05/2009, file number: 21 O 5302/09

For a copyright photo which has been worked to the cover under retention of the central picture elements, rights of use should be shown. These entitle to advertise with the photo through the picture of the cover. It is to be supposed, that rights of use should be valid for an unlimited period of time to decorate sound carrier with an unchanged Artwork.

Category: Photo Law, Music Law, Copyright Law, Design Law, Entscheidungen

Wild quarrel about wild guys (“wilde Kerle”)

Publication date: 30/03/2009

19084 times read
 :: 12468 Votes  

Judgement of LG München (Regional Court Munich) of 23/01/2009, file number: 21 O 13662/07

An illustrator, due to the drawing of figures or drawing of scenes with doubtful figures, does not become a co-author of the literary characters or the whole literary work. Hence, this helps neither immediately nor indirectly in doubtful works and can raise no claims for compensation.

Category: Media Law, Celebrities, Copyright Law, Design Law, Press Releases, Entscheidungen

Child warmth cushions

Publication date: 21/01/2009

9753 times read
 :: 6543 Votes  

Judgement of BGH (Federal Supreme Court) of 17/07/2008, file number: I ZR 168/05

A summary of several or all offence to one single infringement against an omission command after the principles of the natural unity of action or an action in the legal sense diverges if the parties have agreed on a contractual penalty for every single sold product.

Category: Copyright Law, Design Law, Entscheidungen

lawfirm.biz :: Law Firm Hild & Colleagues :: Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 55 :: 86150 Augsburg ::::
Tel +49 821 - 420 795 0 :: Fax +49 821 - 420 795 95 :: [email protected] :: www.lawfirm.biz