* This forum is run from and hosted in Sweden so the Swedish "citaträtt" applies but that is similar to the US concept of "fair use" in that is allows quoting copyrighted materials (not limited to texts) in accordance with good practice as long as the source is given and that the volume quoted is justified by the use (in the case of this forum, discussion about the historical context of the images and texts in question).
Christian Ankerstjerne summarized a few points about relevant copyright
Christian Ankerstjerne wrote:
- German (and some other countries, including for example Sweden) copyright law states that the copyright expires 50 years after the photograph was taken. See § 72 UrhG.
- Works made by the US government are automatically placed in the public domain. This only applies to work done while carrying out official duties, and therefore not to regular soldiers' own photographs.
- Copyright resides with the photographer, unless it's sold on, or it's work for hire.
- Copyright to a photograph can not be aquired by owning a print of the photograph or owning the negative.
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