Exact replica should not be copyrighted in my opinion since they are not a "creation of the mind". That being said, the changes made by the one doing the replica can be copyrighted.
In this case of the museum, I think the person(s) doing the restoration did a "creation of the mind" since they rebuild it without having an exact model to copy. JP On Tue, Aug 1, 2017, 02:36 Yaroslav Blanter, <ymb...@gmail.com> wrote: > Actually, on Commons I had photographs deleted on the ground that the > depicted building is a replica of an old building which went out of > copyright, but the replica is copyrighted (despite my objection). When I > myself nominated a photograph on the same grounds, it was kept. I do not > particularly care which one is correct, but it would be great to have > consistent practice. > > Cheers > Yaroslav > > On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Gordon Joly <gordon.j...@pobox.com> > wrote: > > > On 31/07/17 00:06, Jean-Philippe Béland wrote: > > > The restoration work is indeed an extensive work, but is it a > "creation > > of > > > the mind", which is necessary for copyright? > > > > > > JP > > > > > > The Cutty Sark was almost destroyed by fire, and was rebuilt. I would > > say it a visitor attraction (of very high quality) that it is a > > facsimile of the craft that sailed the oceans. I have visited both > > before and after the fire (and rebuilding). Some timbers would also have > > replaced before the fire and also planned replacement during the 2007 > > conservation closure period when the fire took place. > > > > Sir Arthur Evans also rebuilt an artifact, Knossos, and he used > > concrete, which was not around in the era 1380–1100 BCE. > > > > Has something has been "created" by a mind? I would say yes, to both. In > > the case of the Cutty Sark, the ship was placed in a new "dry dock" so > > that visitors can view the hull (for example). > > > > Gordo > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > 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: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ > 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> _______________________________________________ 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: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>