Country/Region
Sweden

Court name
SVEA HOVRÄTT

Published
2016-02-25

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Description

Swedish court dismissed photo attribution claim as plaintiff could not demonstrate they held the rights.

Case summary

BACKROUND

Photographer licensed a photo using the Swedish port of CC BY-NC-ND version 2.5. When the photo was reused by the defendant, he attributed the company that published the photograph but not the original photographer.

RESULT

The case was dismissed because the plaintiff was unable to demonstrate that they owned rights to the photograph. The decision was upheld on appeal.