On 28 July 2017 at 13:28, Jean-Philippe Béland <jpbel...@wikimedia.ca> wrote:

> Maybe I misunderstand what you wrote, but from what I read they do not
> claim copyright over the objects. They only tell you "do not take pictures
> of it". Even if an object is in the public domain, the actual physical
> object is still their property and they can do whatever they want with it,
> it does not have to be displayed and they don't have to allow photographs
> of it even if it is exposed. However, if such photographs str taken, they
> cannot restrict their distribution. This is not a case of "copyfraud" from
> that point of view.

If you view the images to which Fae linked, the objects are clearly
labelled "protected by copyright". This has no basis in UK law.

Andy Mabbett

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