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.****
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> Regards,****
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> Pavanaja****
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> *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"***
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> 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
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