[WikiEN-l] Creation of user photographs

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Mon May 22 20:05:02 UTC 2006

Arwel Parry wrote:

>I think we need to apply a modicum of common sense when handling 
>copyrights, particularly when determining who is the actual copyright 
>holder is inherently indeterminable.
>For example, if I had sufficiently bad taste as to upload the primary 
>school portrait of me at age 7, taken in 1966, I would consider it 
>reasonable for the subject, me, to release the photo under GFDL, or PD 
>or whatever, as:
>- I have absolutely no idea who took photographs of primary school 
>children in Denbighshire, Wales forty years ago,
>- my parents paid good money for that photo (possibly as much as a 
>shilling or two),
This could make it a work for hire.  A licence from your parents may be 
required. :-)


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