[Wiki Loves Monuments] WLM content in Europeana portal

Platonides platonides at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 22:06:54 UTC 2013

On 24/09/13 09:07, Àlex Hinojo wrote:
> Hi, as you may know Europeana has been sponsoring special categories
> within Wiki Loves Monuments competitions since 2011, and have also run
> the pilot project Wikipedia Loves Public Art. Europeana is now
> interested in harvesting from Wikimedia Commons to Europeana the images
> resulting from those projects, that this means the imported images will
> be displayed as items in the portal and  in API-responses. A thumbnail
> (max 200 px width) will be created and cached by Europeana but any
> larger image displayed or linked to will be a link/hotlink. But one
> doubt has been raised:
> Europeana metadata is CC-O Licencsed but...what about Wikimedia Commons
> metadata?  Images can be licensed separately (CC-BY-SA, CC-BY, PD...):
> does the related metada keeps the same license for the metadata or the
> metadata is considered CC-O ?

Commons descriptions are dual licensed under CC-BY-SA + GFDL.

> Most of the metadata related with these
> WLM pic is referred to public heritage lists information.

IMHO most of the descriptions will be ©-ineligible. But deciding if 
that's the case would need a human...

> Following http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Welcome remains
> unclear if Europeana needs to ask each individual Wikimedia Commons user
> before doing the harvesting.

That would of course be the safest path legally-speaking.

> Which would be the easiest way of doing it? What do you think about it?
> Looking forward to your considerations.

I would consult Europeana lawyers.

> Best,
> Àlex Hinojo

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