"On 28 July 2017 at 13:02, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > The Tullie House Museum in Carlisle has a number of objects on loan > from the British Museum, and it appears that it is only those > objects that have any restrictions on photography. I took photographs > of two of these (without any flash), as the restrictions are > shockingly obvious cases of copyfraud, and not for any reason that > might protect the works from damage. It seems incomprehensible > as to why the British Museum would ever want to make copyright claims > over ~2,000 year old works especially considering they are not a > money-making commercial enterprise, but a National institute and > charity, with a stated objective that "the collection should be put > to public use and be freely accessible".
That on of the most egregious cases I've ever seen. I note that the exhibition, according to the web page (your link ), is: "Funded by The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), Renaissance Northwest and Carlisle City Council." I wonder whether they're aware of these false claims? I should imagine Julia Reda would be interested, given that EU money is involved. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>