On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:17 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes I agree an example of what Wikipedia would look like if this
> regulation passed is an excellent idea. Could we base it on the geo
> tags?
>

It could be quite hard to figure out what exactly is affected (which is one
of the ways in which this would harm Wikipedia, assuming the change would
be retroactive - and copyright changes usually are - as sifting through all
potentially affected images would be a huge undertaking). For anything
built in the last 150 years, you would have to figure out who designed it
and when that person died. And even if the architect has been dead for more
than 70 years, that still does not necessarily mean the building is not
affected Gustave Eiffel died in 1923, for example, but the Eiffel Tower is
still not free to photograph at night.
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