[Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

Ilario Valdelli valdelli at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 10:51:04 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Andrew Gray <andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk>wrote:

> On 24 July 2012 10:21, Frederic Schutz <schutz at mathgen.ch> wrote:
> > Has anyone from the Wikimedia community contacted the IOC on this matter?
> >
> > If not, WM CH could give it a try (their headquarters are in Switzerland,
> > actually less than 2km away from my place). I'm not overly optimistic,
> but
> > it may be worth a try.
> Wikimedia Australia have two accredited reporters for the Paralympics,
> but this explicitly does not provide for freely licensed photography:
> http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Paralympic_Games
> --
> - Andrew Gray
>   andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

I think that it is connected with the kind of the category of accreditation.

There are some restrictive categories.

There would be no sense to block this possibility to a professional
photoreporter if a newspaper could release the same photo under free
license afterwards.

Ilario Valdelli
Wikimedia CH
Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Association pour l’avancement des connaissances libre
Associazione per il sostegno alla conoscenza libera
Switzerland - 8008 Zürich
Tel: +41764821371

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