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Le Sunday 01 February 2004 07:06, Alex R. a écrit :
Police ledgers are not copyrightable, that is
Just like the news is not really copyrightable. That is why you can
use pictures of famous people and famous events. Unless their is
something particularly creative about the photo there is just a mechanical
reproduction. Sort of like the copyright of an old painting.
This is something new to me.
Do you mean that, say, pictures of the 9/11 attacks are not copyrightable?
As well as pictures of the presidents of the US?
We have a problem with the pictures of the presidents of France which are
"© Présidence de la République. Documentation française".
Can we put these freely into Wikipedia?
I think we cannot. We do not have the same rights for public images.
Which is why there are regularly lawsuits for pictures taken from our
politicians or Steph de Monaco