[Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

Richard Symonds richard.symonds at wikimedia.org.uk
Fri Jul 27 19:08:34 UTC 2012

I'm about to video the flypast, outside on the road in my dressing gown.
Does that count as freedom of panorama? ;-)

Richard Symonds, Wikimedia UK
On Jul 27, 2012 3:48 PM, <wiki-list at phizz.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> wikimail at inbox.org wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net>
> wrote:
> > > I don't see that joint authorship enters into this at all. I think
> it's safe
> > > to assume that the one holding the camera is the one making the
> creative
> > > decisions about the photos.
> >
> > Then continue to advise people that they are the sole owner of a
> > photograph just because they clicked the shutter.
> >
> > My advice is that the law isn't that simple, and that blanket
> > statements of that type are quite often incorrect.
> >
> Suppose I take a photo of someone jumping over a hurdle. Most likely I'd
> alter the raw image somewhat. At least change the white balance, the colour
> saturation and mid grey point, but I might also change perspective, clone
> out some elements, blur other parts, maybe de-emphasis the colour is some
> other areas. The resulting image may be rather different to the image that
> was originally recorded.
> Now asuppose that the I who takes the photo is not the same I that does
> the post-processing.
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