On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 9:27 PM, Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net> wrote:
> Under this new law, would images already uploaded to Commons under FOP
> actually have to be deleted? Surely the new law wouldn't apply
> retrospectively, but would just affect future uploads of photos?
Retroactively as in “you used this photograph three years ago, so pay us”?
Obviously not. But “if you want to use this photograph you took three years
ago in a book you are publishing next month, you have to pay us”? That is
not retroactivity, that’s just not having a grandfather clause. (Which
means continued public availability of these photographs on Commons without
permission from the copyright holders author would fall under the new law.)
-- Petr Kadlec / Mormegil
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