I know there was interest in writing a blog post about the Malayalam maps project, so maybe combine both projects into a post specifically addressing this issue? Then you can send that post to the media outlets who are getting it wrong, as well as proactively reach out to other media as well?
On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 8:25 PM, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com>wrote: > According to me these type of issues arise due to the lack of awareness > about copyright related topics among press reporters. I assume the reporter > made this story based on my blog post published at, > http://shijualex.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/malayalam-loves-wikimedia-event-2011-april-report/ > > In the first paragraph of the blog post I mentioned: > > ....Malayalam wikimedians have organised a photo event from *2011 April 02 >> – 25* *to create more awareness about copyleft-licensed images*, >> wikimedia commons, and to attract more Malayalam speaking people to the >> wikimedia movement. >> > > > But when the reporter made the story it became: > > > *the programme ‘Malayalam Loves Wikimedia’ was organised to create >> awareness about copyright-free images, Wikimedia Commons and to attract >> more Malayalam speaking users to the Wikimedia movement.* >> > > > We couldn't do much here. And for this story, reporters didn't contacted > any of us. So it is not wikimedian's fault. > > Some awareness programs can be planned for press reporters to address this > issue. > > > Shiju > > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 5:09 AM, CherianTinu Abraham < > tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> The newspaper had not contacted me or possibly any ml Wikipedians directly >> for this article. >> >> There is a general misconception, among general public or media folks, >> that the images that are free to use are not copyrighted. >> >> Aniwar, How do you think we can create a general awareness to all ? >> >> -Tinu Cherian >> >> >> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Anivar Aravind <anivar.arav...@gmail.com >> > wrote: >> >>> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 7:50 AM, CherianTinu Abraham >>> <tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>> > The 2,155 copyright-free images uploaded are on diverse topics. >>> >>> As i mentioned earlier this copyright-free tag coming up with most of >>> the reports on wikipedia is frustrating. We need to have a proper >>> strategy to address it. Most of the images uploaded in Malayalam >>> Loves wikipedia event are not copyright free >>> >>> >>> Anivar >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >>> Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org >>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >>> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikiml-l is the mailing list for Malayalam Wikimedia Projects >> email: wikim...@lists.wikimedia.org >> Website: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikiml-l >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Cheers, Moka Moka Pantages 415.839.6885 x 635 @moka
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