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Why You Are Breaking The Law By Sharing Photos Of The Eiffel Tower At Night
By Dorothy Tan, 15 Oct 2017
A couple of days ago, YouTube channel Half as Interesting uploaded a video that quickly went viral—probably because it highlighted a little known fact about the Eiffel Tower, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.
According to this video, it is technically illegal to share a photo or video of the Eiffel Tower at night, because the light show that goes on at night is considered a work of art. As it was only added in 1985, it is still protected under French copyright law, which afford creators exclusive rights to their work for up to 70 years after their death.
However, this law has never been enforced in court due to the sheer impossibility of suing millions of tourists who share their holiday snap-shots on social media.
Watch the video below to learn more about this little-known French law—are you guilty of breaking it?
[via Insider, opening image via Shutterstock]
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