[Wiki Loves Monuments] FoP and monuments

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 14:00:27 UTC 2012

2012/7/19 aude <aude.wiki at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Matthew Roth <mroth at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> In Washington DC after Wikimania, I went on a monument photo walk and was
>> very happy with some of the photos I took of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
>> wall. Then I started looking at the FoP rules in the U.S. and realized I
>> don't think I can upload most of those photos to Commons, given the wall is
>> likely considered a statue and is therefore under copyright. Several
>> questions:
>> 1. Is this accurate? Should I consider the photos as inadmissible?
> I believe the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall is okay, however the Vietnam
> Womens Memorial and the Korean War Memorial are both copyrighted and it's
> been enforced.
> http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120515/14051218928/postal-service-could-be-hook-millions-daring-to-memorialize-korean-war-memorial.shtml

I guess the Wall of Vietnam Veterans Memorial is PD because it is work
paid partially  by National Park Service an US Congress. The other
story is with  Vietnam Women's Memorial, which was paid by single,
private donator.

Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz

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