Template talk:PD-Finland50

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Added a warning[edit]

I added a warning about not using the images with this template on the German Wikipedia. --MPorciusCato 12:53, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Photographic portraits of people are works of art[edit]

See Commons:Village_pump#Template:PD-Finland50. --Joonasl 13:36, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Usually the portrait images we have here are military images. Therefore the author is the Finnish Defence Forces, and is done by military photographers (who hold a rank and have duty of photographing), not by artists. Your link does not work and is worthless, by the way. --Eurooppa (talk) 15:01, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
This Finnish military portrait is PD, but not for the reasons User:Eurooppa suggests.
The question whether the photographers were military or civilian is immaterial to copyright, according to the Finnish law. In any case, the photos are protected by copyright, if the photos can be considered "works of art". If the photographers were civilian (considering the Finnish culture and the look of the photos, this is the case), the copyright belongs to them or their heirs. If the photographers were Finnish servicemen, the copyright belongs to the Finnish Defence Forces. (In Finland, the works by civil servants are not PD, like in the US.) Unless the FDF publishes the photos in a document that can be considered an "official statement or decision", the portraits remain under copyright. If the portrait is published in such a document, as Image:Juhani Kaskeala toimintakertomus.jpg was published in the FDF annual report, the portrait falls under {{PD-FinlandGov}}. --MPorciusCato (talk) 18:32, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Clarifying the template[edit]

Please see Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#PD-Finland50. Rd232 (talk) 19:44, 23 October 2012 (UTC)