[Wikimedia-l] UK.Gov passes Instagram Act

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Thu May 2 08:12:57 UTC 2013

2013/5/2 geni <geniice at gmail.com>:
> On 2 May 2013 04:06, shi zhao <shizhao at gmail.com> wrote:
>> see http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/29/err_act_landgrab/
> Dude this is Wikimedia-l. Home to rather a lot of copyright nerds. If there
> was actually a significant problem with the law don't you think we would
> have raised the issue back when it was first proposed?
> Seriously I've seen this topic floating around on various photography
> sites. Any idea who is behind the campaign and why?

Actually in Poland there is a public discussion about adoption of EU
directive about orphan works in which we are active together with
several other NGO's workong together under umbrela of Coalition for
Open Education:


Although EU directive is not very good for us - the EU countries still
have some freedom how to adopt it to its local law. Therefore as part
of our involvement in public discussion we wrote a detailed opinion
how it could be adpoted in Poland to make orphan works as freely as
possible available...


Probably substantial part of it could be used in other EU countries as well...

Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz

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