As I know most of you will be aware, in the UK we have the legal right to take photos of public art and buildings and share or publish them in print, on social media, photo sharing websites, Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons. This right, known as Freedom of Panorama, does not exist across Europe, with restrictive laws existing in France, Sweden and a number of other countries. The European Commission wants to harmonise the rules concerning the sharing of these pictures across the European Union, and is consulting on this until 15th June.
If you use social media, we would be grateful if you could share this message or tweet about the consultation, using the hashtag #saveFoP
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