[Foundation-l] PD in Israel

Yoni Weiden yonidebest at gmail.com
Mon May 7 11:01:35 UTC 2007

Looks like no decision has been made by the Foundation regarding such
images. Please notify other projects what a decision has been reached.
Theretofore, I shall follow the local copyright law as {{PD-Israel}} states.
I expect Commons to act the same way and not delete such images until the
Foundation says otherwise.

2007/5/7, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net>:

> Bryan Tong Minh wrote:
> >Related to this, there is a discussion on Commons:
> >
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Licensing#Images_PD_outside_of_the_U.S._but_not_PD_in_the_U.S._.28URAA_restoration.29
> >
> >Maybe somebody from the Foundation is willing to comment there?
> >
> >Bryan
> >
> >On 5/6/07, Yoni Weiden <yonidebest at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Is there any possibility that the foundation represents it's insight on
> the
> >>PD-Israel issue? I want to be 100% sure that there are images that are
> PD in
> >>Israel but not PD in the US before I delete such images from the Hebrew
> >>Wikipedia.
> >>
> Another thing that one might consider in this is the ruling at
> http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Itar-Tass_Russian_News_Agency_v._Russian_Kurier%2C_Inc._-_153_F.3d_82_%282d_Cir._1998%29
> This did rule that ownership of a copyright was ruled by the law of the
> country of origin.  Ownership of a copyright also has duration of
> copyright as one of its elements.  Thus it can be argued that the other
> country's duration should apply.  It is not the Berne Convention the is
> affecting the duration of copyright, since that would generate a life +
> 50 years situation rather than the longer period that exists in many
> other countries.
> Another interesting argument that can be made for restored works is that
> they would be granted the protection available to US works on the basis
> of the law at the time they were published.  A US work published in 1924
> had to have its copyright renewed in 1952.  The same should apply to
> restored foreign works.
> Ec
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