In his speech “How they stole 1 000 000 Euros from me”, Nico Trinkhaus explains that photographers should feel confident about the value of their own photos and ask for damages reimbursement – if they were stolen that means someone considered them worthy!
Annika Kreusch – Legal Executive
At PhotoClaim responsible for growing the network of attorneys and managing cases in German and international courts.
Nevertheless, it is sometimes impossible for single photographers to fight in courts in numerous foreign countries. This is also a common argument of opponents. Annika Kreusch reports: “they often argue that we cannot get them outside of Germany, but this argument was the reason why PhotoClaim was established.
Having support from photographers, we were able to negotiate good conditions with lawyers and test multiple European procedures against image theft. It’s why we know how important it is that photographers bond and how important it is to make them aware that they should not be afraid to fight for their rights.”