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PD-ArtEdit

PD-Art should be used carefully: It is not, in fact, a copyright status tag that applies worldwide, it is activism by Wikimedia, taking a U.S. ruling, and applying it worldwide.

There is nothing wrong with activism. But in cases where the scan is from America, or especially where it creates a new claim of copyright over the scan that was not previously there (LoC scans, user scans) it should NOT be used.

Further, it may not be used on extensive restorations: I have copyright in, for example, File:Julia Margaret Cameron - John Herschel (Metropolitan Museum of Art copy, restored).jpg under UK law. I have waived that copyright, but it could be claimed had I not. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:47, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Understood, thanks for the clarification Adam Cuerden. I had originally switched it based on advice for getting derivativeFX to work (it doesn't recognize the PD-old tags), but that ended up being a moot point anyway. --Ahecht (talk) 23:05, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
No worries! Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:51, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

File:BOUQUET Carole-24x30-1995 no signature.jpgEdit

Hi,

Just to let you know I splitted the file, as we usually avoid to overwrite files. In this case, the status of Harcourt files is quite controversial − signature or watermark? − so it is easier to have bother and let reusers decide which one suit their needs.

Cheers,

Jean-Fred (talk) 21:58, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Jean-Fred, I wasn't aware of the controversy in this case. --Ahecht (talk) 22:01, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 22:01