Template talk:PD-Finland50

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Added a warning[edit]

I added a warning about not using the images with this template on the German Wikipedia. --MPorciusCato 12:53, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Photographic portraits of people are works of art[edit]

See Commons:Village_pump#Template:PD-Finland50. --Joonasl 13:36, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Usually the portrait images we have here are military images. Therefore the author is the Finnish Defence Forces, and is done by military photographers (who hold a rank and have duty of photographing), not by artists. Your link does not work and is worthless, by the way. --Eurooppa (talk) 15:01, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
This Finnish military portrait is PD, but not for the reasons User:Eurooppa suggests.
The question whether the photographers were military or civilian is immaterial to copyright, according to the Finnish law. In any case, the photos are protected by copyright, if the photos can be considered "works of art". If the photographers were civilian (considering the Finnish culture and the look of the photos, this is the case), the copyright belongs to them or their heirs. If the photographers were Finnish servicemen, the copyright belongs to the Finnish Defence Forces. (In Finland, the works by civil servants are not PD, like in the US.) Unless the FDF publishes the photos in a document that can be considered an "official statement or decision", the portraits remain under copyright. If the portrait is published in such a document, as Image:Juhani Kaskeala toimintakertomus.jpg was published in the FDF annual report, the portrait falls under {{PD-FinlandGov}}. --MPorciusCato (talk) 18:32, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Clarifying the template[edit]

Please see Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#PD-Finland50. Rd232 (talk) 19:44, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Cleanup needed[edit]

{{edit protected}}

Please remove the hint at {{Delete-PD-Finland50}} from all the autotranslate subpages of this template. That speedy deletion template was itself deleted in 2013. De728631 (talk) 23:58, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:48, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Please change "in the public domain" to "in the public domain in Finland"[edit]

{{edit protected}} It would seem us|eful to clarify that the terms in the template apply in Finland but not necessarily worldwide. Along these lines, please edit Template:PD-Finland50/en so that
This photograph is in the '''[[w:fi:Public domain|public domain]]''', because
is changed to
This photograph is in the '''[[w:fi:Public domain|public domain]]''' in Finland, because
instead. --Gazebo (talk) 07:58, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

To include the countries that apply the rule of the shorter term, the sentence should read: "This file is in the public domain in Finland and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less." De728631 (talk) 21:08, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
As of this writing, the template includes the line This photograph is in the public domain in Finland, because, because either 50 years has elapsed from the year of creation or the photograph was first published before 1966. The in Finland, because, because either should be changed to in Finland, because either instead. --Gazebo (talk) 05:59, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed the double "because", but while we are at it, we could as well adjust the template to match {{PD-old-50}}. De728631 (talk) 20:08, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
I have now fixed the "because" error. Regarding the PD-50 statement about the rule of shorter term I'm waiting for more input though. 18:57, 3 June 2016 (UTC)