Thanks, Samantha. Much appreciated.

Andreas

On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 8:40 PM, Samantha Lien <sl...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi Andreas,
>
> This blog post was corrected earlier this morning PST:
>
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/04/04/strike-against-freedom-panorama/
>
> The sentence you mentioned now reads:
>
> The Court decided that Swedish copyright law does not allow Wikimedia
> Sverige to post images in its online database offentligkonst.se (a
> website / database covering publicly placed art) without permission from
> the artist.
>
> There are also correction notes at the top and end of the post, and we’ve
> updated our social media posts from the @Wikipedia Facebook and Twitter
> accounts to acknowledge and reflect this correction.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Sam
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 12:17 PM, Lilburne <lilbu...@tygers-of-wrath.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Its not "a large-scale online database" per se. Its the commercial aspect
>> of it that is at issue.
>>
>>
>>  On 05/04/2016 19:06, Andreas Kolbe wrote:
>>
>>> Report in The Guardian:
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/05/wikimedias-free-photo-database-of-artworks-violates-copyright-court-rules
>>>
>>> Wikimedia Sweden press release:
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/pressreleases/hoegsta-domstolen-vaeljer-att-krympa-det-offentliga-rummet-istaellet-foer-att-gaa-paa-wikimedia-sveriges-linje-1360834
>>>
>>> WMF blog post:
>>>
>>> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/04/04/strike-against-freedom-panorama/
>>>
>>> I would note here that in my opinion, the WMF blog post and some
>>> journalists who seem to have read it materially misrepresent the decision
>>> made, when they say or imply that
>>>
>>> <quote>
>>> The Court decided that Swedish copyright law does not allow individuals
>>> or
>>> organizations to post images online of publicly-placed artwork without
>>> permission from the artist.
>>> <end of quote>
>>>
>>> Supreme Court Justice Lars Edlund has expressly contradicted that. He's
>>> made very clear that the decision is specifically about a large-scale
>>> online database, and does not impact users who want to post a picture to
>>> Facebook or Instagram.
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.svt.se/kultur/konst/brottsligt-sprida-bilder-av-offentligt-konst-pa-natet
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.hogstadomstolen.se/Domstolar/hogstadomstolen/Avgoranden/2016/2016-04-04%20%C3%96%20849-15%20Beslut.pdf
>>>
>>> Andreas
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