Le Friday 27 August 2004 15:49, Fred Bauder a écrit :
Certain articles lend themselves to philatelic
coverage, for example,
Stellaland, after all, most folks who have ever heard of Stellaland first
encountered it with respect to its stamps. Illustrations of a few
representative stamps could be added.
A complete stamp catalog might be going a bit far, but if the energy is
around, which I doubt, it could be a sister project, Wikistamps...
Ok, thanks for your answer.
If you take a photograph or scan a postage stamp that
image is not
copyrighted even though the underlying design may be. Sometimes a nice
image, for example of a butterfly or bird or even a person can be included
in Wikipedia in that way. The Japanese stamp you reference is just a
photograph or scan of a stamp which anyone can make and publish, although
perhaps, in Japan, there might be some restriction as it is a Japanese
It occurs to me that there is a sort of disconnect here. If you take a
photograph of painting in an museum or someone's home that is copyright
free but if you scan a reproduction of a painting in a book it is not, yet
there is very little difference in what you have done.
I fear that is wrong, but IANAL...
If you take photos in a modern art museum where this is allowed (in of most
them, it is not), you can't release under a free license your photos.
If the painting is in the public domain, then you can release your photos
under a free license. So the question is whether stamps are in the public
domain or not. Maybe stamps from the USA are, AFAIK, but for most other
countries, modern stamps are not in the public domain.
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