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Copied from s:Help:Public domain. Yann 14:42, 25 April 2007 (UTC)


I cannot include the original link in India to [ ''Copyright in India: Law & Procedure''], Ezine Articles --Mac 07:39, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Portugal missing[edit]

Portugal is strangely missing in the list "Copyright terms by country". --Túrelio (talk) 11:35, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Lapel Badge, UK[edit]

HI anyone who can help. A campaigning lapel badge sold to help CND or other anti-nuclear campaigning 50+ years ago was declared 'copyright' by a friend of ours in Wiki. I bought it for a few pence 50+ years ago - and wouldn't have thought... by common-sense, if not by law, that it could be objected to on copyright grounds. Opinions welcome. Tony in Devon (talk)

The issue is with the photo on the badge. Ideally we would need to know who is the photographer. Interesting problem. It is probably not old enough to be in the public domain, but we could ask for a free license, if we get more information. I can't find a copy of the same picture on Google, so it won't be easy to find its copyright status. Yann (talk) 21:20, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Status of photographs of documents that themselves are long out of copyright[edit]

Could anyone point me to the relevant policy that applies to 'liberating' a true copy of an 1660 document, with no evident creative addition by the photographer. I have no idea what the UK law is but believe that in the US no new rights are acquired (Book of Kells case).

In case it is relevant, the image in question is at Early banknotes: Learn about some of some of our earliest cheques and banknotes (Bank of England). Thank you. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 12:19, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

I think I have the answer to the specific application of UK copyright law,[1] but I still need to know which license to use. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 16:56, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
  1. "Are digitised copies of older images protected by copyright?" page 3 of Copyright Notice: digital images, photographs and the internet