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US copyright and FOP exception for 2D works[edit]

An interesting discussion on what is the law and what we actually do: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Graffiti_in_Olinda,_Pernambuco,_Brazil Any comments on the discussion? Saffron Blaze (talk) 23:04, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Photo of 2D notice in the UK[edit]

I have just come across File:Victoria Bridge, Bath - Restoration Notice.JPG which appears to me to be a 2D notice with photos and text. I have looked at Commons:Freedom of panorama#United Kingdom but I'm unclear whether this is covered and therefore whether the image should be nominated for deletion.Rodw (talk) 18:53, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Freedom of Panorama#Bangladesh[edit]

Can someone please review the section and the act, the blub says "The object of these provisions is to enable the encouragement of private study and research and promotion of education" which appears to exclude commercial use, a fundamental requirement of COM:L. LGA talkedits 21:03, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Seems fine; it is article 72 in the law published here.
The following acts shall not constitute infringement of copyright, namely:--
[...]
(19) the making or publishing of a painting, drawing, engraving, or photograph of architecture of the display of a work of architecture;
(20) the making or published (sic) of painting, drawing, engraving, or photograph of a sculpture or other artistic work falling under section 36(c), if such work is permanently situated in public place or any premises to which the public has access;
(21) the inclusion in a cinematograph film of--
(i) any artistic work permanently situated in a public place or any premises to which the public has access; or
(ii) any other artistic work, if such inclusion is only by way of background or is otherwise incidental to the principal matters represented in the film;
The existing text appears to be from a summary of the law here, not the actual law text. I'll replace in the main section. Carl Lindberg (talk) 14:42, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

British Overseas Territories[edit]

Does the UK section apply for British Overseas Territories, or do they have their own copyright laws? Cambalachero (talk) 21:59, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

I'd like to know that, too. Some islands have their own copyright laws, and some islands appear to be direct dependencies, where laws only have minor differences. I'd like links to UK and Falklands sites with references to laws about Falklands, for example. -Mardus (talk) 00:34, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Suriname law — translation needed[edit]

The Suriname Copyright Act is similar to Dutch law, and is available here in Dutch. Article 18 is the most interesting, with apparent similarities to the same article in Dutch law, and I'd really like a quality translation of that. Since Dutch law also specifies what qualifies as a public interior, then Surinamese law might have something similar, too. -Mardus (talk) 00:57, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Nigeria[edit]

Nigerian Copyright Act (Chapter 28, as consolidated 2010). For context:
PDF page 5 —

6. General Nature of Copyright
(1) Subject to the exceptions specified in the Second Schedule to this Act, copyright in a work shall be the exclusive right to control the doing in Nigeria of any of the following acts, that is—
[...]
(b) in the case of artistic work, to do or authorise the doing of any of the following acts, that is—
(i) reproduce the work in any material form;
(ii) publish the work;
(iii) include the work in any cinematograph film;
(iv) make any adaptation of the work;
(v) do, in relation to an adaptation of the work, any of the acts specified in relation to the work in sub-paragraphs (i) to (iii) of this paragraph; ...

PDF page 27 —

51. Interpretation
"artistic work" includes, irrespective of artistic quality, any of the following works or works similar thereto—
(a) paintings, drawing, etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, engravings and prints;
(b) maps, plans and diagrams;
(c) works of sculpture;
(d) photographs not comprised in a cinematograph film;
(e) works of architecture in the form of buildings models; and
(f) works of artistic craftsmanship and also (subject to subsection (3) of section 1 of this Act) pictorial woven tissues and articles of applied handicraft and industrial art; ...

Second Schedule (pages 30/31 in PDF) —

Exceptions from copyright control
The right conferred in respect of a work by section 6 of this Act does not include the right to control—
(c) the inclusion in a film or a broadcast of an artistic work situated in a place where it can be viewed by the public;
(d) the reproduction and distribution of copies of any artistic work permanently situated in a place where it can be viewed by the public;
(e) the incidental inclusion of an artistic work in a film or broadcast;

While all this tells me that Nigeria seems to be OK, the caveat lies with "artistic work" in subsection (e) with "works of architecture in the form of buildings models" (emphasis here and above mine), which makes it rather confusing: is it models of buildings, or buildings themselves, too? -Mardus (talk) 07:15, 13 April 2014 (UTC)