[Wiki Loves Monuments] copyright

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 09:43:01 UTC 2011

2011/4/27 Bastien <bzg at altern.org>:
> 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".

Yes.. And some of my pictures taken in Paris were deleted from Commons :-)
By the way: tourists from countries with which the country they visit
signed he copyright protection treaties (Berne conventions and WIPO
conventions), with some exeptions, should also follow local law of the
country of origin even if they are about to upload the pictures after
coming back to their countries.

> 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...

Or you have a building which was renovated, but not exactly as it was
original, but with some original "improvements" of the conptemporary

Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz

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