[Wiki Loves Monuments] copyright

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Tue Apr 26 06:56:03 UTC 2011

Yes, that would definitely leave us with some implications:
* People would have to preselect their upload platform based on copyright
* Those could not upload through Flickr etc (because CCBYSA etc cannot be
applied directly)
* Tourists would not be allowed to upload under this doctrine because they
do not fall under Estonian law - so you would have to check for this too
* You have to be quite sure that this is really legally sane (I believe you
on your word, but just realize this)
* It probably makes showing images on a map etc technically and graphically
more challenging because you are working from multiple sources and you need
to display them differently

I don't want to tell you what to do or not to do, but I do hope that you
thought about resolving these issues in an as simple as possible way :)



2011/4/26 Platonides <platonides at gmail.com>

> 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
> competition.
> * 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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