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Welcome to Bildombudsmannen

Staffan Teste, Bildombudsmannen AB, works as Picture ombudsman for Nordic countries. If you have problem to receive money from a buyer we can help you. We are involved in infringements of pictures owned by small copyright owners to big rights holders and picture agencies. As long as you own the copyright we will help you.
     Since 1977 we have helped several hundred copyright owners to receive money from a few thousand crowns to half a million. During late 90-ties we helped 18 picture agencies to receive about one million crowns from a collecting society. We help copyright owners and picture buyers to write fair contracts. We have also helped models to receive what they should and helped people, who have been unlawfully used in advertising.
     Teste is also working for BLF the Swedish organisation for photo companies and agencies in Sweden, second largest organisation of that kind in Europe and a member of Cepic.
   Staffan Teste has experience in International law in his position as a former member of the board of the European Picture agency organisation Cepic. He has represent Cepic in the World Intellectual Organisation, WIPO and in EU-hearings.
     Companies outside Sweden use Bildombudsmannen to help them with their problems in the picture world. Bildombudsmannen represent members of Picscout   on Nordic countries. Staffan Teste is member of an International law discussion group in Cepic. Every year lawyers from that group meet at Cepic conference in Europe.
     Send an email to and tell us your problems. We work on a commission base after a small amount of introduction money. If it turned out to be impossible to solve your case it does not cost you anything more.

Använda utländska bilder

Hej! Jag undrar hur det ligger till med att använda utländska bilder på sin instagram? Jag förstår Sveriges lag om att man måste få tillåtelse för att publicera en bild. Gäller det även när fotografen är från ett annat land eller gäller annat regelverk då?




Lagstiftningen är i stort harmoniserad över hela världen. En utländsk fotograf har samma rättigheter i Sverige som en inhemsk fotograf. I realiteten kan det bli mycket dyrt om en amerikansk fotograf stämmer dig i USA för att du utnyttjat hans verk. Inom EU är det fullt möjligt att stämma dig i fotografens hemland om fotografen är EU-medborgare med hjälp av EU-lagstiftning. Omvänt kan man i Sverige stämma utländska företag som utnyttjar svenska bilder.
By Staffan Teste