Representing a non-profit organisation in a copyright dispute

Dec 7, 2017

Stuchlíková & Partners has represented a non-profit media portal for artists Artalk z.s. (www.artalk.cz) in a copyright dispute relating to entitlement and any damages during the use of photography in the “Creative Commons” licensing regime without remuneration.

Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation whose goal is to provide authors with various licensing schemes so that the public can use their works in a specific manner without obtaining the author’s consent. The newest Creative Commons licence, for example, allows the public to copy, distribute, or exhibit a work only when providing the author’s name. The most important projects whose content may be licensed under one of the Creative Commons licences include Wikipedia encyclopaedia or the community web for sharing Flickr photos.