On 24 February 2014 20:51, Galileo Vidoni <gali...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear movement fellows, > > Wikimedia Argentina would like to express its support for the letter by > Wikimedia Israel regarding URAA-motivated massive content deletions in > Wikimedia Commons. Yet, we would like to express our view not only to the > Foundation BoT but also to all Wikimedia editors, and especially to those > working in Wikimedia Commons. > > Volunteers from Argentina have been among the most affected by the policy > adopted by Wikimedia Commons administrators regarding images that could > fall under URAA copyright provisions. Argentine copyright law provides that > images enter the public domain "only" 25 years after their production and > 20 after their first documented publication.
You really should cite the relevant law if you want commons to pay attention to you. Okey I get that the 20 years come from Article 34 but I'm not sure where the 25 years comes from. > This relatively generous > criterion has enabled unaffiliated volunteers and we as Wikimedia Argentina > to enrich Commons with hundreds of thousands of historical images that are > absolutely free under Argentine law: images of the political and every day > life of the country, of its culture, of its popular idols, of its joyful > and dark days, of its customs and architecture. > Absolutely free? Not so. Due to Article 31 pretty much any photo that shows a person who hasn't been dead for 20 years isn't free (this is a side effect of Argentina going for a rather extreme form of personality rights) I'd also advise you against hosting locally. Under Article 72 bis (d) copyright violations can carry a prison sentence. -- geni _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>