photography prohibitions in museums also, if the copyright protection has expired for painting. The Supreme court has ruled. A visitor had uploaded his photos on Wikipedia.
If a Museum imposed a ban on photography, you need to keep the visitors in mind. The Federal court of justice has ruled. The prohibition also applies to older paintings, which are not subject to copyright protection. In the case of paintings, the copyright will lapse if the artist is longer than 70 years dead.
In the specific case of a Museum had visitors unasked older paintings in Mannheim's Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum photographed, although the management of the Museum was the Photograph without permission prohibited. Then he uploaded the photos on Wikipedia, as well scanned images from a Museum catalogue.of a Sudden, Wagner was seen on promotional items to
The photo of a painting of Richard Wagner popped up then click on promotional items such as cups, plates, and ties. Therefore, the Museum sued the Museum visitors.
The Supreme court upheld the action now, in the last instance. Due to the ban on photography visitors would not be disadvantaged unduly. A Museum should ensure that all visitors can view an exhibition trouble-free.
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