[Wikimedia-l] Public Domain Day
huskyr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 12:24:24 UTC 2014
@Jane: Yes, that's pretty much correct. The URAA is a pain in the ***
if you know what i mean. For example, virtually all works by Theo van
Doesburg are not usable on Commons because they're painted after 1923,
even though in the Netherlands his works have been PD since 2002.
On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 9:01 PM, Jane Darnell <jane023 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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  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:
>>> Everyone is invited to place those images in appropriate places in
>> 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.
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