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James Alexander
Trust & Safety
Wikimedia Foundation
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On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:11 AM, Jan Gerlach <> wrote:

> What: IRC chat with members of Wikimedia Foundation legal
> Topic: Freedom of panorama
> When: Tuesday, April 19 at 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time / 18:00 UTC
> Reminder: We can’t do legal advice.
> Hi all,
> We'd like to remind you of the return of Legal Team IRC office hours,
> starting today, April 19 at 11:00 AM PDT / 18:00 UTC! We’re planning to
> host these once every 3 months or so going forward.
> IRC office hours provide an opportunity for members of the Wikimedia
> communities to chat directly with members of the Wikimedia Foundation legal
> team on topics of interest including public policy, legal issues facing the
> Wikimedia movement, and what you can do to get involved. Please keep in
> mind that under California law we can’t give out legal advice, so rather
> than giving out legal advice, we will talk about the Wikimedia Foundation’s
> stance on issues.
> For this format, we’ll begin at 11:00 by doing a brief introduction and
> then start taking questions from everyone that’s present. We’ll aim to have
> a few people on at the same time to be able to respond faster and to
> discuss different aspects of the issues.
> For our first office hour, we’re planning to discuss the freedom of
> panorama (FoP). With the recent decision in Sweden
> <>,
> holding that Wikimedia Sweden's website/database was in violation of
> Swedish copyright law for making available on the internet photographs of
> artwork permanently situated in public areas, FoP has become more pressing
> than ever. We believe that the ability for members of the public to
> photograph public monuments and landscapes is a fundamental part of free
> expression. We plan to raise this issue to the European Commission this
> summer, and need your help to let them know that it’s important. This first
> one of a series of IRC office hours will be a great opportunity to exchange
> thoughts about it.
> If you have questions that you would like to discuss during the office
> hour,
> you can add them on Meta Wiki here
> <>.
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