[Wiki Loves Monuments] copyright

Bastien bzg at altern.org
Wed Apr 27 09:14:54 UTC 2011

Hi Maarten,

Maarten Dammers <maarten at mdammers.nl> writes:

> 1. Is the buildings architect death for more than 70 years? Yes. Free

I don't want to nitpick, but there are some tricky situations.

In the case of the Eiffel Tower: Eiffel died in 1923, more than 70 years
ago, so pictures from a "bare" Eiffel Tower *in daylight* can be free.
But pictures from the Eiffel Tower when it's illuminated by night cannot
be free... thanks to the copyright an artist owns on this "artwork".

So one must also consider the case when a building is the support for an
artwork from an artist that is *not* dead more than 70 years ago...



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