All photos on IN THE FOCUS are protected by
copyright. Furthermore, the layout
of the website, graphics, photos, audio and video
sequences, the collection of data,
as well as individual contributions are
protected by copyright. All rights including the rights of photomechanical reproduction, duplication
and distribution via special
processes (eg data processing, data carriers, data networks), even partial, are reserved by the
operators of IN THE
photographs generally requires the acquisition of right
of use. This can be purchased by the operator of IN THE FOCUS through the acquisition of a private license, editorial
license or commercial
The private license is included in the purchase price for each photo and subject to the
buyer. It includes the private
use (eg on the private
homepage of the buyer, for
advertisements or promotional
brochures of the buyer, etc.).
The editorial license includes editorial uses for print or Internet
media (eg periodical press
products, books, online magazines).
The license must be compensated by an
appropriate fee to the operator of
IN THE FOCUS. In general, in-house fees
of the publications are accepted
by prior arrangement.
The commercial license covers the
use for any commercial
use of the photos outside of the aforementioned applications. If in doubt please contact the operator of IN THE
of the respective license the following applies to any publication: The
copyright statement must say: * Name of the photographer * / IN THE FOCUS below each image in print
production, and include a link
back to IN THE FOCUS (www.in-the-focus.com) for any webbased publication. For print products, an author's copy is requested, for webbased publication a reference to the corresponding URL.
For copyright infringement a compensation fee (+
200%) will be charged. The fees
of the MFM will serve as basis. If in doubt, the client is liable.
Right of ones own picture (Art Copyright Act § 22):
Images may only be distributed or publicly displayed with
the consent of the person depicted. In doubt, the consent is regarded
as granted if the
person portrayed was compensated for being photographed.
§ 23 exceptions to
§ 22: (1) Without
the information required by § 22 images may
put on display from the field of contemporary history;
images where those persons appear only
as an accessory in addition to a landscape or other
locality; images of meetings, processions and similar events which were attended by the represented person (...).
IN THE FOCUS
photographers try not to violate personal rights. However, in case when we shoot people
who go voluntarily to a public event
and know that they will be photographed and
filmed there, it is hard to imagine that this is considered an infringement of someones personal rights.
If someone still
feels compromised in his personal rights, the operator of IN THE FOCUS asks for an e-mail (email@example.com),
giving the photo number (photo ID) of the respective photo.
The right to the image refers only to persons,