Country/Region
Israel

Court name
District Court I - D

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Description

Israeli court found person liable for violating a CC BY-NC-ND license on photos

Case summary

BACKGROUND

Plaintiffs uploaded photographs to Flickr and and offered them under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.

Defendant made a collage from the plaintiffs’ and other photographs and sold them without attribution.

RESULTS

The court found the defendant guilty of copyright infringement.

The defendant claimed ignorance of the copyright and license, but the court found that this did not matter.

TAKE AWAY

The court did not consider the CC licenses at all in their opinion, but the outcome of the case was the same as if the decision had been made following the terms of the license.

Decision in Hebrew: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/File:Reuveni_rivlin.pdf