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Copy of mails sent to and from the World Economic Forum's account on Flickr .
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FlickrMail / Sent To: World Economic Forum Subject: Pictures under free licence ? Hello, First of all, I wanted to thank you for uploading on Flickr all of those pictures of world "very important persons". I must admit that I was a bit surprised when I saw that your images were licensed under a Creative Commons - By - Share Alike licence. It seems there is no ambiguity that your account is indeed that of the World Economic Forum, as there is a link from WEF's website to this Flickr photostream, but I just wanted to make sure that you have not made a mistake when uploading those pictures under that licence, and that the World Economic Forum does release his pictures (or some of them) under a Creative Commons licence. If the World Economic Forum do have decided to release those pictures under a free licence, thanks a lot :-) As I am a contributor to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, those pictures will then help Wikipedia get illustrated and therefore help build an free culture accessible to all. Thanks a lot for your support to free culture ! Yours, Benjamin S*** (User:Benjism89 on Wikipedia)
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You've been sent a Flickr Mail from World Economic Forum: ------------------------------------------------------------ :: Re: Pictures under free licence ? Benjamin It is exactly for the Wikipedia usage that we have released these pictures under the Creative Commons - By - Share Alike licence. I would have preferred the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License or the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. But it seems Wikipedia doesn't support these. I wonder why? We just want these pics to be used. PS.: Frankly what is the risk? Matthias Lüfkens Associate Director, Media World Economic Forum 91-93, route de la Capite CH-1223 Cologny/Geneva Tel.: +41 22 869 14 24 Mob.: +41 79 514 47 81 Fax: +41 22 869 13 94 (email) http://www.weforum.org