French decision: Posting of a photo under a pseudonym does not prove authorship

The presumption of authorship (L113.1 of French IP code) only applies when the communication of a work has been done in an unequivocal manner including an intent from the person behind the communication to present himself/herself as the author.

The posting of a picture on the internet under a pseudonym does not presume that this person is the author of the photograph says French TGI on 20th December 2012.

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