[WikiEN-l] Copyright question
wikipedia at philwelch.net
Tue May 9 01:03:32 UTC 2006
On May 6, 2006, at 7:24 AM, Guettarda wrote:
> If you have unpublished photographs taken by a deceased relative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
> 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)?
> assuming here that the photographs are otherwise unpublished, and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.
My understanding is that if you're the heir, you inherit all
property, including intellectual property, and can do with it as you
Philip L. Welch
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