WhereDevilsDare,
rightly said, it is our money, the government is elected to represent the
people.
As a side note:
This might be of interest to you:
Flickr help states:
*Note:* If your login ID is based in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Korea or
with Maktoob.com you will only be able to view safe content based on your
local Terms of Service (this means you won’t be able to turn SafeSearch
off). If your login ID is based in Germany you are not able to view
restricted content due to your local Terms of Service.
Is the Government censoring stuff?
I feel this could also affect Wikipedia and the Commons.
Maybe this could be clubbed with the railways thing from the previous
thread?
--Regards,


On 18 June 2011 22:10, <wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Very contentious issue Pranesh. The issue is not only this - but also to
> insure that any Indian government works be in public domain as well as that
> of a Public Servant when on duty (like in the US - after all it is OUR
> govenment and OUR money spent hiring that Public Servant!).
>
>  Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:04:07 +0200
> From: pran...@cis-india.org
> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> CC: aprabh...@gmail.com; su...@cis-india.org
> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Massive increase in copyright term for
> photographs
>
>
> Dear all,
> It seems clear that through a new amendment to the Copyright Act, the
> term of copyright of photographs is going to be increased from 25 years
> (which is the minimum required by international copyright law) to 60
> years *after the death of the photographer* (i.e., copyright term = life
> of the photographer + 60 years).
>
> So say a photographer aged 25 clicks a photograph and dies at the age of
> 75 (in 2061):
> Under current law the copyright on that photo expires on January 1, 2037.
> Under proposed law, copyright on that photo expires on January 1, 2122.
>
> The difference: 85 years!
>
> (I hope I've done the math correctly.)
>
> So only your great-grandchildren will be able to upload that photograph
> to Wikipedia.
>
> As far as I can understand, there has been no positive lobbying on this
> front by any photographers.  No one has really asked for it.
>
> We, from the Centre for Internet and Society submitted a 'civil society
> submission' (with the backing of 22 organizations) which criticised this
> to the Standing Committee that was examining the amendment.  But the
> chairman of that committee did not take notice.  In effect, the Standing
> Committee heard only rightsholders (and groups, including ours, working
> on the exception for persons with disabilities).
>
> Are people on this list concerned about this?  If yes, then we all need
> to try to get this particular amendment targetted and struck off when
> the amendment gets presented before Parliament in the Monsoon session.
>
> Regards,
> Pranesh
>
> --
> Pranesh Prakash
> Programme Manager
> Centre for Internet and Society
> W: http://cis-india.org | T: +91 80 40926283
>
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