[Wikimedia-l] Copyright on Xrays

Klaus Graf klausgraf at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 20 12:08:12 UTC 2012

According to German legal literature X-rays are copyrighted as simple
photographs with a 50 years post publication  term (if published 50
years after making).

There is no creativity in making an X-ray. Therefore I would say that
there are serious doubts that in the European Union X-rays are
copyrighted. In Switzerland they are definitively not copyrighted.

In "sweat of the brow" countries there is normal copyright IMHO.

Klaus Graf

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