Creative Commons Bulgaria Licence upheld in court

By EDRi · June 4, 2008

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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)

Еленко vs. „24 часа“, епизод 7: „24 часа“ си признаха