[Wikimedia-l] X-rays

Klaus Graf klausgraf at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 20 22:20:42 UTC 2012

In Germany the person who makes the x-ray is the owner of the right
("Leistungsschutzrecht" according § 72 Copyright Act) even the work is
made for hire.

The discussion is full of confusion of privacy rights and copyright.
The distribution of the x-rays may be restricted by the patient's
rights but if x-rays are copyrighted the patient isn't the owner of
the copyright and cannot distribute the x-rays of his body.

Klaus Graf

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