Commons talk:Freedom of panorama

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Summary table[edit]

Is there any rhyme or reason to the selection of the 32 countries in the summary table? Looking at it from a most-populous-country standpoint, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Pakistan are in the top 10 of most populous countries but aren't in the summary table, but much smaller places like Albania (#140 by population) are on the list. —Darkwind (talk) 08:04, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Indonesia is in the table, in the list of no FoP nations at bottom; if there's no FoP at all, there's no need to point out details. Pakistan could probably be in it if you added it, and we don't seem to have any knowledge about Nigerian FoP at all, one way or the other.--Prosfilaes (talk) 19:34, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

The map is wrong about Hellas, she has full freedom of panorama (at least since 1995), Hellas should be colored green as anything and anyone in public can be photographed and the photo be published or sold for non-commercial use, e.g. editorial/journalistic or artistic use. Joxi Szriasztista (talk) 21:02, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

For non-commercial use is not what we're considering full freedom of panorama.--Prosfilaes (talk) 21:10, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

EU and FoP[edit]

Am I reading this correctly in that the EU is moving to restrict FoP to non-commercial only?

On the “freedom of panorama” principle, such as the right to create and share images and photographs of public buildings, the text cautions that the commercial use of such reproductions should require authorization from the rightholder.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20150615IPR66497/html/EU-copyright-reform-must-balance-rightholders%e2%80%99-and-users%e2%80%99-interests-say-MEPs

Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:46, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Have you been absent from Commons/Wikipedia for the last days? ;-)
--Túrelio (talk) 14:51, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

South Sudan[edit]

South Sudan needs to be included into the list. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 12:03, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

User:とある白い猫: Then check what it says in the copyright law of South Sudan and add a section with information reflecting what the law says. --Stefan4 (talk) 15:12, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/profile.jsp?code=ss
They seem to use old laws from Sudan as all laws mentioned predates the country. So is it just a copy of Sudan?
-- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 17:13, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
If that is truly the copyright law there, then yes. It appears South Sudan has not yet passed a copyright law of their own. The U.S. Copyright Office's page on copyright relations says the South Sudan copyright relations are "unclear", so they may not be a member of Berne. Usually though previous law stays in place unless explicitly revoked or replaced by the new government, so yes a copy of Sudan is the best guess. Carl Lindberg (talk) 18:13, 29 June 2015 (UTC)