[Wiki Loves Monuments] copyright

Platonides platonides at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 23:18:11 UTC 2011

Raul Kern wrote:
> As I said in first posting
> 1) pictures that are allowed for local Wikipedia should be eligible
> for WLM local competition. Keep It Simple Stupid principle for local
> participiants -- they should not know the details about Freedom of
> Panorama in local Copyright Law.
> 2) And pictures that are allowed to Commons are only eligble for
> pan-European WLM competition.
> If the 1 and 2 don't match, then the additional technical complexity
> will be up to local organisers to handle.
> --
> Raul

That's more or less my opinion.
* Only images allowed in commons are eligible for the pan-European WLM
* The local competition MAY additionally accept images not allowed in
commons. They should nonetheless be allowed in at least one of the
wikipedias designated as local in that competition.

That second point seems a can of worms, though. I think the organisers
should consider the implications very carefully before allowing more images.

In summary, the subset of allowed images would be at least the commons
rules and at most, the local wikipedia rules, with intermediate such as
only allowing in the competition some of the rationales available in a
local wikipedia.

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