Claims for damages due Heinz-Erhardt-quotes

So we know it: The stamp of Deutsche Post AG, there was the occasion of the 100th birthday of Heinz Erhardt (1909-1979).

B etreiber of websites received damages because they had published quotes from Heinz Erhardt. The German comedian and entertainer died 32 years ago. The Hamburg law firm KSP sent to legal writing on behalf of Lappan-Verlag, which owns the rights to Erhardt’s poems. The reported the news website heise online.

expensive copyright

The operators of the websites is accused of having used the intellectual property of Erhardt without the consent of the copyright holder. These copyright infringement, the accused dearly: The damages amount depending on the length of the quoted material to 400 to 600 euros.

Quote? But right!

Citing foreign utterances is not illegal per se, it is only important to follow a few simple rules. iRights.info tries to bring clarity into the darkness of quoting: Quote is allowed if the so-called “Quote end” is met. Klein quotes, ie excerpts of a foreign work must meet the following requirements to be legal

It makes sense: An internal connection between the private and the quoted work must be.

Clearly: The quote must be marked as such and the content must not be changed.

Knapp: The quote must not go beyond the scope offered by the purpose.

To quote a few lines from a Heinz-Erhardt-poem, to give their own versions emphasis is therefore fine – all QUOTE or poetry collections of the comic on a web posting not. (Vk)