On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 7:56 PM, Ryan Kaldari <rkaldari(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On 10/3/11 4:36 PM, John Vandenberg wrote:
On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 5:34 AM, Ryan
I think we are fairly safe hosting the images of
the original fragments,
even by Israeli law. Israel does not recognize "sweat of the brow" and
requires a minimal degree of originality to claim copyright.
recognise date of first publication?
I don't know, but it seems like it would be difficult to argue that the
Dead Sea Scrolls were "unpublished" until recently.
The photos of them were, though.
None of the
discussions of the Qimron case seem to mention the issue of date of
publication. The argument seems to have hinged almost entirely on the
issue of originality.
The Qimron case is completely irrelevant with regard to the copyright
of the images. It is a case about the *text*.