[Foundation-l] Fwd: Copyright problems of images from India

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Tue May 10 20:26:02 UTC 2011

2011/5/10 FT2 <ft2.wiki at gmail.com>:
> Why would the creator's citizenship, or the place of its creation, be
> decisive?  The works of an Indian citizen are granted copyright under US law
> in the United States, on a parity with the works of a US or any other
> citizen, even if copyright has expired or still continues in India -- and it
> is US law that governs Wikimedia.

Not really - because both US and India signed Berne, UCC Geneva, UCC
Paris, and TRIPS treaties - so (with some expections) the works
performed by non US-citizens in India are copyrighted in USA if they
are still under copyright in India.

Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz

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