[Foundation-l] At least 500 images will have to be deleted fromthe National Portrait Gallery

Nemo_bis nemowiki at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 12:18:19 UTC 2008

Marco Chiesa:
>the Law assigns a
>sort of copyright to the museum, even if the work of art is photographed by
>a random visitor.

And even against the panorama freedom... 

>Regarding the NPG images, I think the main problem would be that a UK reuser
>would infringe the NPG copyright, while she reads that those images are PD;
>the NPG may decide that suing Wikipedia is not a great idea, but suing some
>British student that puts up his own website may be; transiting through the
>US to remove copyright appears to me as a kind of money laundering...

In fact somebody said that we should add «A template "don't use in... because..."»[1]. 


[1] http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Deletion_requests/National_Portrait_Gallery_images_%28first_set%29&diff=12989871&oldid=12989826

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