The Use Of Photographs On The Internet Under French Law

The use of photographs of people, places or works of art displayed on the Internet might be prohibited and might violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity. In addition, French law recognizes the moral rights of the authors, and therefore the use of photographs on the Internet should respect certain guidelines, even when the photograph was taken from a free of rights stock.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Under what conditions is a photograph legally protected?
Under what conditions can a photograph free of rights be displayed on the Internet?
What guidelines should be followed when displaying photographs on a website?


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