[Wikimedia-l] photography restrictions at the Olympics

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sat Jul 28 08:41:00 UTC 2012

On 07/27/12 7:15 AM, 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.
I suppose that, like any good Wikimedian, we like to balance ourselves 
on the edge cases. We can imagine many. The underlying case would be IOC 
vs. Uploader. These other points about joint authorship and photo 
editing really have more bearing on the identity of the defendant. They 
could possibly arise, but at this stage they just obscure the main issue.


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