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Copy of mails sent to and from the World Economic Forum's account on Flickr [1].

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World Economic Forum
Pictures under free licence ?

First of all, I wanted to thank you for uploading on Flickr all of those
pictures of world "very important persons".

I must admit that I was a bit surprised when I saw that your images were
licensed under a Creative Commons - By - Share Alike licence. It seems
there is no ambiguity that your account is indeed that of the World
Economic Forum, as there is a link from WEF's website to this Flickr
photostream, but I just wanted to make sure that you have not made a
mistake when uploading those pictures under that licence, and that the
World Economic Forum does release his pictures (or some of them) under a
Creative Commons licence.

If the World Economic Forum do have decided to release those pictures
under a free licence, thanks a lot :-) As I am a contributor to
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, those pictures will then help
Wikipedia get illustrated and therefore help build an free culture
accessible to all. Thanks a lot for your support to free culture !


Benjamin S*** (User:Benjism89 on Wikipedia)

Mail from that accountEdit

You've been sent a Flickr Mail from World Economic Forum:


:: Re: Pictures under free licence ?

It is exactly for the Wikipedia usage that we have released
these pictures under the Creative Commons - By - Share Alike
I would have preferred the
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License or the
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. But it seems
Wikipedia doesn't support these. I wonder why?
We just want these pics to be used.
PS.: Frankly what is the risk?
Matthias Lüfkens
Associate Director, Media

World Economic Forum
91-93, route de la Capite
CH-1223 Cologny/Geneva
Tel.: +41 22 869 14 24
Mob.: +41 79 514 47 81
Fax: +41 22 869 13 94