[Wikimedia-l] Public Domain Day

Jane Darnell jane023 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 20:01:08 UTC 2014

I was wondering about the same thing as Yaroslav.

As I have understood the URAA stuff up to now, I think a work by
Kandinsky (died Dec 1944) is problematic but this one for example is
OK (author died in 1943, but the work is dated before 1923):


2014/1/3, Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod at mccme.ru>:
> On 03.01.2014 15:03, Romaine Wiki wrote:
>> hello all!
>> January 1st was Public Domain Day [1] and after xx years of
>> copyright, it expires on the first of January of the year after. As
>> result hundreds of images were restored on Commons on the 1-1-2014,
>> but many of them did not get a place in articles on Wikipedia and her
>> sister projects.
>> I added all the restored media to this gallery:
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Romaine/Public_Domain_Day/2013
>> Everyone is invited to place those images in appropriate places in
>> articles!
>> Romaine
> Hi Romaine,
> did you take the URAA provisions into account? I am afraid most of the
> files we though would be free are in fact not free: If the author died
> in 1943, in most of the countries the works were not free in 1996, which
> is the URAA dead hour. Then the date should be not 70 years from the
> death of the author but 95 years since creation (except if the work was
> created before 1923), which means only pre-1923 works become free.
> Cheers
> Yaroslav
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