[Wiki Loves Monuments] copyright

Andre Koopal andre at molens.org
Mon Apr 25 10:15:01 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 12:12:07PM +0200, Tomasz Ganicz wrote:
> 2011/4/24 Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org>:
> > Hi,
> > let's simplify this discussion, and assume that there just happens to be a
> > situation where images are allowed on a specific wiki, but not on commons -
> > the question is, should they be eligable to the contest. (I think the exact
> > discussion about the copyright status is a bit too complicated to have right
> > here right now - but is of course an important one to answer).
> I think such a discussion is crucial - I mean  if the local Wikipedia
> community decided to allow upload of pictures which are... say..
> "barely legal"  my suggestion would be not to accept them for
> competition, just because we cannot encourge potential copyright
> violation habbits. But if they are perfectly legal in country of
> origin - why not?

If they are perfectly legal in the country of origin, they are allowed on
commons. So I think the criteria 'allowed on commons' is an easy and clear


Andre Koopal
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