Good initiative Tinu, I'll do my bit!
On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 5:41 PM, Pavanaja U B <pavan...@vishvakannada.com>wrote: > Good idea Tinu. I have many photos but mostly from literary worlds of > Karnataka. I have already added some of them.**** > > ** ** > > Regards,**** > > Pavanaja**** > > ** ** > > ** ** > > *From:* wikimediaindia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto: > wikimediaindia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] *On Behalf Of *CherianTinu > Abraham > *Sent:* 04 July 2013 17:34 > *To:* Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia.; > wmin-memb...@googlegroups.com > *Subject:* [Wikimediaindia-l] "Improve Indian Biography Images Project"*** > * > > ** ** > > Hi all, > I am working on a personal Wikipedia project aimed at getting more > images of Notable Indians into Wikipedia & Wikimedia Commons. > > I am calling it "Improve Indian Biography Images Project" for now... > > ( I know that it is a very boring title.. But if you want to suggest > better names, do help me :) ) > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tinucherian/Improve_Indian_Biography_Images_Project > > The strategy is to use your influences to persuade people to donate their > images to Wikipedia/Creative Commons. > > The result , in my opinion, would be > 1) Better images of Notable Indians & celebrities to Wikipedia and > Wikimedia Commons. > 2) Improve the awareness of releasing the images to free licenses and > Creative Commons. > > > There are already two successes: > > Ashwin Sanghi <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashwin_Sanghi>, author — > Persuaded to change licenses of the images on Flickr to CC by SA. Uploaded > to Wikimedia Commons with Flickr Bot > Amish Tripathi <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish_Tripathi>, author > — Released 4 images on CC by SA by email. Uploaded to Wikimedia Commons . > OTRS pending > > I am already in talks with several others. > > One of the my learning from this exercise is that, while the celebrity > might hold the copyrights of the images technically , it is also important > to get signed consent of the actual photographer for transfer of the > rights, if you are going via the OTRS route.. > > If someone instructs or pays another to take his photo, who holds the > copyright? the photographer or the subject? > > In legal terms, it is always the photographer who is the copyright owner. > The photographer should transfer the copyright by a contract or written > terms if the subject needs to have the copyright. In most cases, it sound > stupid, but that's how the law is written. ( Thanks to User:Sreejithk2000 > for this gyan) > > > Thoughts? > > Regards > Tinu Cherian > User:Tinucherian > > > > > > **** > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Srikanth Ramakrishnan Treasurer, Wikimedia Chapter [India] Donate to the Wikimedia India Chapter today<http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Donations>
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