[Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

FT2 ft2.wiki at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 23:12:33 UTC 2012

Naive and over reactive. Do that all the time and it's pointless (loses
value). That was the consensus at the time of SOPA  and I don't see
anything that's changed since. Blackouts are the rarest of rare protests,
certainly not for matters that don't threaten us. At worst inability to
freely photo a sports event is no different than inability to freely
photograph inside some country's museums - negotiation and good example
gets further than petulant actions.

Photography in circumstances like the olympics is a very common matter -
the National Portrait Gallery issue wasn't dissimilar in a way, images were
validly able to be distributed without breaching copyright but location
owner had imposed conditions of entry on the person wishing to do so, that
were widely (by those in his camp anyway) felt to be unfair or desirous to
bypass.  Obtainer decided to and obtained images anyway and freely made
them available to others.

This generic situation is quite common, though not often so high profile as
NPG or the olympics.


On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:

> It's time to black out coverage of the olympics.
> This would be a blackout that could actually make a difference.

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