Visit a nightclub includes no consent in the publication of photos of the visitors. Who knows it not, the so-called photo Scouts or Partyknipser are travelling every weekend in almost all larger discos or clubs? More or less unasked, they make pretty little pictures that they store in their camera from unsuspecting visitors. Who knows the images is not only a great similarity of all the images with respect to the arrangement of the people or the motives, but finds these images mostly short time afterwards in the Internet. It is a widespread bad habit on public parties and these to take photos on the Internet in trust to publish, the people would not only mind, but rejoice rather even in. An attitude which is quite common especially among young people. That photographer, discotheque operators and in particular website operators do not have the right on their side, a German Court decided recently once again.
In the Year 2007 the Landgericht Krefeld has prohibited a so-called event photographers and the underlying company, unasked in the Internet to share photos of guests of an event. This decision seems not to have disturbed the operators of Web pages, called Fotocommunities and the photographers that they happily continue their unlawful actions. The Amtsgericht Ingolstadt has become remarkably clear in its decision of the 03.02.2009 and unique. In the way of an interim injunction was forbidden discotheque owner, images which a guest showed, without having to make its consent to the Internet accessible. The nightclub owner claimed, that there was hardly a party, where would not be photographed. Photographers would occur while not secretly, she photographed just in regard to attract attention for their medium and ever, every party guest would expect to be photographed. In addition, the discotheque operators wanted to be smart and had a sign next to the cashier or the input attached, stating that anybody who would enter the discotheque, agree with pictures of his person was.