User talk:NPG

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Unfortunately, we have objected to such claims as being contradictory to the very concept of the public domain. Under US law, slavish reproductions of PD artwork are still PD. Regardless of country of origin, this doctrine applies to any public domain artwork per project consensus. ViperSnake151 (talk) 17:57, 21 June 2009 (UTC)


I'm sure you're well aware that faithful reproductions of two-dimensional works which are in the public domain do not generate new copyright under US law. As Commons' servers are hosted in the US, US law applies. However, even considering UK law, there is not sufficient sweat of the brow to generate new copyright. The National Portrait Gallery has no copyright on the images you're asking to have deleted. Such claims are copyfraud - stop making these requests, as they will not be honoured and are likely to result in your account being blocked. Thanks  — Mike.lifeguard 18:38, 21 June 2009 (UTC)


Hi, this is Derrick Coetzee, I uploaded most of the images from the National Portrait Gallery. While Commons is not willing to remove any image based solely on the new copyright supposedly acquired by the reproduction, we are very much willing to remove any work for which the original work is not known to be public domain, in either the US or the UK. I've done my best to eliminate these works, but I may have missed some. Please let me know if you find any and I will personally ensure their prompt removal. Dcoetzee (talk) 20:11, 21 June 2009 (UTC)