This is not a thesis or school assignment, but a real life case. I need someone that knows German Law or knows where to find the answer of my question in German resources. When this question is answered, I need the same question answered for United Kingdom, Belgium and France.
I am building a German website, where I would like to
cite from other news sites. For example I would like to cite from the rss feed
from http://www.haz.de and
I would like to cite images from this website.
In Dutch Law the author of a work is always protected
under the Copyright Law. An exception can be made when someone tries to cite
the work of an author. When inter alia the following conditions apply, a work
is a valid citation:
- to the extent reasonably possible, the source,
including the name of the author is listed in a clear manner
- the work is lawfully made public from which the
- citing must be in accordance with what the rules
that are civil reasonably accepted and the number and length of the quoted must
be justified by the goal to be reached;
I know that in Dutch Law it is legal to cite 1 or 2
headlines from a news article from a news website. It gets trickier when you
want to cite an image, there is a lot of jurisprudence with edge cases where
sometimes the party that cites wins and sometimes loses. I don't know anything
about this and how it works in German Law.
I need to know if it is legal according to German Law in Germany to :
- cite 1 or 2 headlines from news articles on news sites
- cite a Twitter messages