On 24/09/13 09:07, Àlex Hinojo wrote:
Hi, as you may know Europeana has been sponsoring
within Wiki Loves Monuments competitions since 2011, and have also run
the pilot project Wikipedia Loves Public Art. Europeana is now
interested in harvesting from Wikimedia Commons to Europeana the images
resulting from those projects, that this means the imported images will
be displayed as items in the portal and in API-responses. A thumbnail
(max 200 px width) will be created and cached by Europeana but any
larger image displayed or linked to will be a link/hotlink. But one
doubt has been raised:
Europeana metadata is CC-O Licencsed but...what about Wikimedia Commons
metadata? Images can be licensed separately (CC-BY-SA, CC-BY, PD...):
does the related metada keeps the same license for the metadata or the
metadata is considered CC-O ?
Commons descriptions are dual licensed under CC-BY-SA + GFDL.
Most of the metadata related with these
WLM pic is referred to public heritage lists information.
IMHO most of the descriptions will be ©-ineligible. But deciding if
that's the case would need a human...
unclear if Europeana needs to ask each individual Wikimedia Commons user
before doing the harvesting.
That would of course be the safest path legally-speaking.
Which would be the easiest way of doing it? What do
you think about it?
Looking forward to your considerations.
I would consult Europeana lawyers.