h.v., I like to repeat what I wrote in another thread of yours on that matter:
You got a misconception of the legal situation in Germany. It is of NO interest wether the photographer earns any money with those photos or not, not even of interest whether the photographer intends to earn money or not. Actually it is of no interest at all what the purpose of publishing is.
Thus it is even of no interest if you have an artistic intent, because in the end it is not you to decide whether you are making art.
There are exceptions to this rule, but basically it is not advisable to publish photographs of people on street without a a good evaluation of the situation or a consent. I myself was threatened with a legal case.
That there are still a lot of such photos around can be explained by people not being bothered or just not knowing about those photos or their legal position. Or they are detered by the costs a legal case may bring up.
A legal situation not necessarily reflects the attitude of a nation...
...but it may give means to those who are bothered.
Last edited by AgX; 06-03-2013 at 04:34 AM. Click to view previous post history.