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In Zaporizhzhya court fined edition for picture published without consent of photographer

03.09.2019, 16:18
The Zhovtnevy district court in Zaporizhzhya found the “Zaporizhzhya Krai”  edition has infringed the copyright of a professional photographer, as the editorial board published a photo he had taken without his consent, and imposed the defendant to repair material and non-pecuniary damage, as it  was reported on the website of the judiciary of Ukraine. According to the report, the plaintiff, professional photographer, made some photos of a rope jumpers on the  Voulted  Bridge in Zaporizhzhya.  The photographer uploaded photos to one of the social networks. Later it became known that the edition, without his consent, printed these photographs (circulation of more than 1000 copies). The defendant's representative in the court objected saying the editors were unaware who was the author of those pictures. The court partially upheld the author's claim and stated the defendant had to repair a compensation in amount of 12,000 hryvnias (about $475) and non-pecuniary damage in the amount of 10,000 hryvnias (about $396). The court of second instance agreed with the conclusions of the Zhovtnenvy district court of Zaporizhzhia and upheld the decision.
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