Right to take pictures from works of arts

According to Article 25 one is allowed to take photographs from published work of arts to be used in critical or scientific representation as far as the photograph relates to the text. Note that teaching is not necessarily always regarded as scientific representation. Theses made by university students can mainly be considered as scientific representations. Concerns only non-commercial scientific representations.

In addition it is stated that when a work of art is sold or otherwise permanently given away with the permission of the creator, it can be included into a photograph, film or television programme, if the reproduction has only inessential meaning in the photograph, film or television programme.

According to Article 25 a pictures of works of art may be taken if the work is permanently situated at public place or immediately close to it. If the work of art is the primary subject of the picture the picture may not be used for purposes to earn income. Buildings may be freely photographed.