[Foundation-l] Considerations for museums and archives to gain their cooperation

Ryan Kaldari kaldari at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 15:24:47 UTC 2009

If a museum or archive asserts copyright on a PD work or art, we
ignore such claims. The WMF has stated they are willing to go to court
to defend the public domain status of historic artwork (and
photographic reproductions thereof).

See http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:When_to_use_the_PD-Art_tag#The_position_of_the_WMF

Ryan Kaldari

> I'm still puzzled on what is the right thing to do with
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Undelete/File:Shakespeare.jpg
> which was deleted twice and then reuploaded.
> When a museum claims to own copyright on a several hundred years piece, do
> we concede?
> I recall seeing many cases of bogus copyright claims being dismissed and
> file kept on Commons. So what happened there?
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