Creative Commons Bulgaria Licence upheld in court
(Dieser Artikel ist auch in deutscher Sprache verfügbar)
Veni Markovski from EDRi-member ISOC Bulgaria reports on his blog on the first case when the CreativeCommons Licence was upheld in court in Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian blogger Elenko Elenkov filed a lawsuit against the newspaper "24 hours" for having used one of his photos, licenced under the CreativeCommons BY-SA, in one of their edition on 20 September 2007 on the cover page and on page 3. The picture did not mention the author or the licence used, but rather attributed the photo on page 3 to "The Internet".
The correction printed four days later by the newspaper was under the headline and said that "pictures from the Internet forums also have an author", and that the picture was published "in one of the Internet forums", and acknowledged that the author was Elenko Elenkov.
Elenko claimed that the correction published by the newspaper is impairing his image rather than admitting him as the author and claimed more than the 50 euros offered by the "24 hours" newspaper as compensation, even though the newspapers is the second biggest in Bulgaria.
On the first hearing in this case at the Sofia Court on 27 May 2008, the newspaper admitted that they had breached Elenko's copyright, but the trial will continue to determine the right compensation.
Creative Commons License Recognized in Bulgarian Court (28.05.2008)
Elenko vs. "24 hours", Episode 7: "24 hours" acknowledged its mistake (only
in Bulgarian, 27.05.2008)