Multiple German Courts Rule Photos Of Public Domain Works Are Not In The Public Domain

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June 16, 2017 by dasjd2002

Multiple German Courts Rule Photos Of Public Domain Works Are Not In The Public Domain

by Glyn Moody

Techdirt. / 2017-06-16 10:49

Back in November 2015, we wrote about a bad situation in Germany, where a museum in Mannheim was suing the Wikimedia Foundation over photos of public domain works of art, which were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Sadly, since then, things have not gone well for the public domain. No less than three German courts — in Berlin, Stuttgart and now again in a higher Stuttgart court

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