Copyright Protection of Photographs: a Comparative Analysis Between France, Germany and Italy

Author: Daniele Fabris (Università di Pavia)
Published: 21.12.2022
Photo by Soragrit Wongsa on Unsplash This contribution is based on a paper published in 44 European Intellectual Property Law Review 595 (2022)   Photographs are included in Article 2(1) of the Berne Convention as copyrightable artistic works. All Berne Union Member States must thus provide copyright protection to photographic works. As is known, originality has always been the essential requirement of copyright law, and only works that show some minimum amount of this attribute usually fall within the scope of protection. Nevertheless, the Berne Convention does not explicitly state that only original photographic works can be protected, nor does…