[WikiEN-l] Copyright question

Guettarda guettarda at gmail.com
Sat May 6 14:24:54 UTC 2006

If you have unpublished photographs taken by a deceased relative which you
wish to use on Wikipedia, how would you license them?  Assuming that you
have survivor rights or permission from other heirs of the photographer,
would it be possible to release them under the GFDL or cc by sa?  If they
were taken by, say, your grandfather, and there is nothing in his will
dealing with "other stuff", would you have to get permission from all of his
surviving children, or their heirs (if the children are deceased)?  I'm
assuming here that the photographs are otherwise unpublished, and were taken
recently enough/the person was alive recently enough that they would still
be covered by copyright.


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