User talk:Paramecium

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Just as an excercise[edit]

(Тот же ответ, теперь по-русски, как пример.) Причина моя — чтобы Commons были собранием свободных изображений. А вот этот (DR) контент не свободный. Почему же мне надо как-то объяснять простое исполнение закона? Кстати, вся эта картина не так плоха: пользователи Commons из России могут без проблем говорить с такими художниками/архитекторами и получать их согласие. Странно, что никто так не делает. А кстати, зачем граждане других стран берегут политику "no FOP", принятую в их странах? Почему никто не фотографирует, например, освещение Эйфелевой башни — просто ради законов Mère France? Мне кажется, законопослушный гражданин не спрашивает себя о причинах, а просто живёт по закону. С другой же стороны, я просто не понимаю, зачем добавлять на Commons несвободные изображения.--PereslavlFoto (talk) 16:44, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

„Мне кажется, законопослушный гражданин не спрашивает себя о причинах, а просто живёт по закону.“ That's a strange attitude towards the law (and state) in general. Of course a well-educated citizen should always question laws. Especially such futile ones like the "non-FOP-law". Anyway...if some of the (good) pictures will be deleted, I will upload them on German Wikipedia. --Paramecium (talk) 18:05, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
Generally speaking, no-FOP-law is civil law, so any uploader can find the author (architect) and get his permission. But noone does this... What about the attitude, it's a difference between me & you, so we cannot discuss this :-))). How can I question laws knowing I cannot change them...--PereslavlFoto (talk) 09:36, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

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