[Foundation-l] Board meeting in Rotterdam later this week

rfrangi at libero.it rfrangi at libero.it
Sun Jan 14 02:41:24 UTC 2007

> senpai wrote:
> >It's the only way to have some images in the italian articles. We have a lot 
> >of restrictive legislations and we can't use the fair use. For example, we 
> >can go in a museum and take some pictures of a painting but, we can't 
> >publish into wikipedia without the permission of the "sovraintendenza ai 
> >beni culturali"; some days ago the "sovraintendenza ai beni culturali" of 
> >florance have threated us for the photos of some painting and ohter kind of 
> >arts taked into the florence's museums; perhaps will be a problem also for 
> >commons.
> >
> I would suggest that you investigate the "sovraintendenza ai beni 
> culturali"'s right to do this.  If I, as a foreign tourist, chose to go 
> to the museum, take pictures of old masters' works, and upload them into 
> commons when I got home, I don't think there's much they can do about it.
> Ec

Two years ago I went to Bruxelles (Belgium) and took a lot of pictures of the city. I uploaded them on Commons (as PD images) but the pictures of the Atomium where removed because of Belgian law. Apparently, being a foreign tourist is not enough.

Roberto (Snowdog)

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