On 09.10.2012 22:26, Tomasz W. Kozłowski wrote:
I have been asked to let you know about a discussion on the (lack of)
freedom of panorama and its impact on Wiki Loves Monuments that was
recently started on Commons by Elitre.
Please have a look and take part in the discussion at
Thanks in advance,
This discussion had place also in the Italian mailing list of sysops.
There was a clear statement of the Minister of Cultural Heritage to
answer to a question of a member of the Parliament. In Italy there is no
law stating that there is the "freedom of panorama" BUT there no law
stating that there is NOT the "freedom of panorama".
Mainly the Minister said that there is a the freedom of panorama because
no law imposes something different BUT the copyright protect the
architecture, so the freedom of panorama may not be applied to the
I know that the Italian team organizing WLM had a long discussion with
lawyers in order to understand what was allowed to be photographed. They
can answer better than me.
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