To put you in the picture – the ´picture right´ under the Copyright Act

Intellectual Property / IP & IT

ILO Newsletter, 11. August 2014

The Supreme Court has once again ruled on a case dealing with the so-called ´picture right´ - a provision in the Copyright Act on which numerous decisions are based. In the case, the question arose as to whether a well-known criminal defence lawyer had the right to demand that a media owner not publish his picture. The court weighed the claimant´s interest in security against the defendant´s interest in reporting the story.


Dr. Ferdinand Graf

LL.M. (NYU) Partner