Dear sankarrukku Sir, Hello sir how are you?
Regarding your comments "*we can not upload the photograph of any old Indian painting or sculpture to Wiki Commons*." I am just clarifying you that can do that. You you have to prove that those images are *"old Indian painting or sculpture*" by proper source and painter and *sculpture name.* Just I want to mention that According to The Indian Copyright Act, 1957<http://www.education.nic.in/CprAct.pdf>(Chapter V Section 25), Anonymous works, photographs, cinematographic works, sound recordings, government works, and works of corporate authorship or of international organizations enter the public domain 60 years after the date on which they were first published, counted from the beginning of the following calendar year (ie. as of 2011, works published prior to 1 January 1951 are considered public domain). Posthumous works (other than those above) enter the public domain after 60 years from publication date. Any other kind of work enters the public domain 60 years after the author's death. Text of laws, judicial opinions, and other government reports are free from copyright. On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:50 PM, Bishakha Datta <bishakhada...@gmail.com>wrote: > > The follow-up mail to the previous one. Again please cc him on replies. > Bishakha > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Sankar Viswanathan <sankarru...@gmail.com> > Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 10:36 PM > Subject: Re: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mahasaraswati.jpg > To: Bishakha Datta <bishakhada...@gmail.com> > > > Thank you, Bishaka. > > Posting to the India list would be ideal. But I do not know how to do it. > > > Sankar > > Service to Humanity is Service to God > > > > >> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:12 PM, Sankar Viswanathan < >> sankarru...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Hello Bishaka, >>> >>> Thank you for your response to my mail. >>> >>> The discussion is still going on. But the dice is loaded in favor of >>> deletion. >>> >>> There are certain points which were raised in the discussion. >>> >>> Wikipedia is paranoid about Copyright. Of course this is a result of the >>> U.S law and any number of cases. There was a time when any image available >>> on the web was accptable to Wikippedia. I think they had some problems then. >>> Of course there are some people who take delight in Deletion. Kind of a >>> sadism. >>> >>> <<So to keep such images in Commons, either Indian government or Commons >>> needs to have a policy addressing all pictures for which original authorship >>> is unknown, or at the least about paintings of God which is widely >>> available. Until then, we can either assume good faith and keep this image >>> or start a new mass DR for all the images in the category Hindu deities.>> >>> >>> Indian government will not do anything. But Wiki Commons can do >>> something. Another thing which is surprising is there is no assumption of >>> Good faith. I am a volunteer. How do I benefit by the uploading of the >>> image? Actually most volunteers like me do end up by spending money, because >>> my internet connection is not free. I do not use an internet connection >>> provided by any organization. This atitude of "there is no assumption of >>> Good faith" will put off many people. >>> >>> I can not imagine anybody from India suing Wikipedia over an obscure >>> painting in a temple. >>> >>> Now they are quoting the U.K law on which the Indian law is modelled to >>> say that Wall paintings are not covered. This would effectively stop upload >>> of many of the paintings in temples. >>> >>> But in India in a public temple, the installed idol itself is held to be >>> the temple’s legal owner, and the beneficiaries—those to whom the endowment >>> is dedicated --—are the general public. Does this change the position? I >>> wonder. I have posted this. >>> >>> I am having another problem with this image. There is one person called >>> Pebble101 who is bent on deleting this image from the article.He deleteds it >>> time and again for no reason. He could be the author of the last unsigned >>> remark on the deletion page. >>> >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Saraswati&action=history >>> >>> The problem is there is nothing I can do. When I had such problems >>> earlier I was asked to go for Arbitration. >>> >>> I thought I had to share my concerns with some one. >>> >>> Thank you. >>> >>> Sankar >>> >>> Service to Humanity is Service to God >>> >> >> > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- With Warm Regards, *Jayanta Nath* Calcutta,West Bengal Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/jayantanth Wikipedia :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jayantanth আসুন পাইরেসি মুক্ত ভারত গড়ি,সবাই মুক্ত সফ্টওয়ার ব্যবহার করি [image: O:-)],অন্যকে ব্যবহারে উৎসাহিত করি। ______________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list wikimedia-in...@lists.wikimedia.org <Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org> wikipedia...@lists.wikimedia.org <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-wb>
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