My two pence. Non-free content based on fair use like exemptions is an option and responsability of the uploader. Local organizations should avoid getting involved promoting and assuming unclear legal situations that are not accepted on Commons and may compromise the partners. Anyway it is his decision but should clearly inform about the legal status and potential responsabilities.

VicenÁ



> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 07:14:13 +0300
> From: raunator@gmail.com
> To: wikilovesmonuments@lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Wiki Loves Monuments] copyright
>
> As I said in first posting
> 1) pictures that are allowed for local Wikipedia should be eligible
> for WLM local competition. Keep It Simple Stupid principle for local
> participiants -- they should not know the details about Freedom of
> Panorama in local Copyright Law.
>
> 2) And pictures that are allowed to Commons are only eligble for
> pan-European WLM competition.
>
> If the 1 and 2 don't match, then the additional technical complexity
> will be up to local organisers to handle.
>
>
> --
> Raul
>
> 2011/4/25 Edo de Roo <edoderoo@gmail.com>:
> > I agree on this.
> > Let images on commons be part of the contest,
> > other images are still welcome to be used on a local wiki
> >
> > This will be straightforward and clear,
> > Edo
> > On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 11:50 PM, Lodewijk <lodewijk@effeietsanders.org>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >> let's simplify this discussion, and assume that there just happens to be a
> >> situation where images are allowed on a specific wiki, but not on commons -
> >> the question is, should they be eligable to the contest. (I think the exact
> >> discussion about the copyright status is a bit too complicated to have right
> >> here right now - but is of course an important one to answer).
> >> I think more opinions would be welcome, but my take would be: KISS - only
> >> allow images through commons, that would keep the rules the simplest and the
> >> tools probably as well. Also that would be the simplest for tourists who
> >> might want to participate.
> >> Best,
> >> Lodewijk
> >>
> >> 2011/4/24 Tomasz Ganicz <polimerek@gmail.com>
> >>>
> >>> 2011/4/24 Raul Kern <raunator@gmail.com>:
> >>> > In Estonian Wikipedia we have a copyright exemption
> >>> > (http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Licensing_policy) for
> >>> > photos of buildings, statues etc., whose authors have not died
> >>> > recently (70 years after death hasen't passed yet).
> >>> > These photos are tagged with
> >>> > http://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mall:KunstiteoseFoto.
> >>>
> >>> Do you mean the pictures of objects of which their architect or author
> >>> has not died before 1939 ? What is a legal basis to use these pictures
> >>> on Estonian Wikipedia if the freedom of panorama does not work? Is
> >>> there any other copyright exemption for such the pictures you can use,
> >>> or is just a kind of "fair use"?
> >>>
> >>> If there is any exempt in Estonian copyright law, except fair use -
> >>> which allows to use such these pictures in Estonian Wikipedia - there
> >>> is no reason why not to let it upload to Commons...  Simply this
> >>> exempt should be properly described on Commons.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz
> >>> http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Polimerek
> >>> http://www.ganicz.pl/poli/
> >>> http://www.cbmm.lodz.pl/work.php?id=29&title=tomasz-ganicz
> >>>
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