On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that students may not use any image downloaded from the internet for school reports without permission from the photographer who made it.
The court in Luxembourg made the ruling in a case involving a German high school.
A photographer sued the school in Waltop, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, for 400 euros ($460) in damages after he saw a photo he had taken of the Spanish city of Cordoba on its website. He also demanded the photo be removed from the school’s site.
The photo appeared in a report presented by one of the school’s…