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To: "Wikimedia Commons Discussion List" <commons-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Monday, 10 August, 2009 22:54:44 GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland,
Subject: Re: [Commons-l] Archive pictures of North East Midlands, England
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Images on Commons need to be free in the US and the country of origin. If
understand correctly, these images are from the UK, but the PD status to
pre-1923 images only applies to US images.
That's interesting. How does this apply to the National Portrait Gallery
images then? These were copies of a British digitization which, under UK
copyright law, qualifies as a new item subject to copyright.
Basically commons held a vote and decided to ignore that type of law.