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Julian the ApostateEdit
Hi! I noted your picture request. Are you talking about this statue? I can shoot it next time I go to the Louvre (viz. in less than a week) but it seems this is not actually a representation of Julian the Apostate. Please let me know if you need other pictures from this museum. Jastrow (Λέγετε) 12:30, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
- A small but significant part of the exhibits travel in the Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities. One time it's here, the other time it's over there, on your third trip it's back in the storeroom. The pictures you are referring to must have made in a time where the statue stood in the Denon wing. If you show me a picture with some background I can identify the room more precisely. Jastrow (Λέγετε) 16:13, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Re: Reisio is still at itEdit
- Please explain this edit as it was commented out after discussions on Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#User:VeroStupido. Gnangarra 02:31, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
- I did not notice the discussion; however I do not see why censoring the edit (even after the deletion of that image, which was far fater than the procedure for the removal of the original image) helps the discussion. --TcfkaPanairjdde 19:49, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Deleted image re-uploadedEdit
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- Wikipedia is under United States law, so we have this thing called "fair use" - Commons does not accept fair use pictures, but other Wikipedias do. See en:Wikipedia:Fair use - We can use fair use to upload photos of some objects considered copyrighted in Italy, provided that we provide a proper justification. Anyway, the justification I plan to use is that the article should display a photo of the company headquarters; because of Italy's copyrighting of photographs of modern buildings, it is impossible to provide a free version of the photo, so it is acceptable to use a copyrighted version of the image under fair use.
- In summary, Italian courts are to accept and be at peace with any proper fair use of Italian images, because the English Wikipedia and other Wikipedias are under United States law and allow fair use. WhisperToMe (talk) 01:10, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
- Have the Italian courts been involved in cases involving publishing of images of legitimately fair use purposes in the United States? Is there a precedent? Would the courts really make a big deal about this case? IMO the equivalent of a photo of the Alitalia headquarters would be, say, a 10 second sampler of a song, not a full on copy of an entire song. The point of fair use is not to replace the original market role for the media. I.E. a 10-second sample of a song will not replace the original market role for a song, while a copy of an entire song would replace the original market role. Likewise a single photo of the Alitalia headquarters is not going to replace the market role of the architect who designed the building.
- Also if the Italian courts would really make a big deal about this, one could get around it by asking that only non-Italian citizens fulfill the request.
- As a note, another photo request from a non-panorama country, France, has just been completed. An image of the Air France headquarters is available on the English Wikipedia, and it may be available on the French Wikipedia, which accepts very limited fair use circumstances.
- As for where I am from, I am a citizen of the United States and a resident of Houston, Texas WhisperToMe (talk) 20:23, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
- There may be people who say something like, "I am willing to do it, but I do not want to get prosecuted, let alone convicted." If the courts will not indict people for posting a photo of the Alitalia HQ on Wikipedia as a proper fair use image, then Italian citizens may be willing to do it.
- Also the architect may be more willing to ask for indictments or stir up trouble if the building or complex is particularly architecturally noteworthy. I haven't heard of any particular things from the Alitalia building. I also looked it up on Google Maps Street View, and it doesn't look particularly ornate or architecturally distinct, so maybe the architect may not be as willing to raise a ruckus if a photo of his building is on the English Wikipedia. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:29, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
- Anyway, I want to move the discussion we had at Commons:Picture requests/Requests/Europe to the talk page. The page itself is meant for picture requests, not a long-winded discussion of Italian copyright law. My request for the Alitalia HQ is still open and will continue to be open, but only for EN and other fair use accepting Wikipedias. EDIT: Discussion moved here: Commons_talk:Picture_requests/Requests/Europe WhisperToMe (talk) 02:49, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
I photographed the Alitalia head office building myself. It may be uploaded on the Commons because the building has no artistic design. Only buildings with artistic and/or non-utilitarian designs are covered by fair use laws. The building is in the center of this image: File:AlitaliaHQFiumicinoItaly.JPG WhisperToMe (talk) 17:24, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
- In response to your comments:
- In order to determine whether it is copyrighted, we need to know the date of construction and/or the architect name. I can't find anything about when this building was constructed. As a matter of fact, I decided to ask at the Italian Wikipedia bar: it:Discussioni_Wikipedia:Ambasciata#Alitalia headquarters
- Plus, does Italy have a threshold of originality? That Alitalia building is not original at all. It is a plain office building. In France in order for a building to be protected, it has to have an original design. The Air France head office, for instance, is protected as it has a special design.
- WhisperToMe (talk) 07:32, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
- Another thing I must add is that the Wikimedia Foundation does have a legal counsel. Why not ask the Wikimedia legal counsel to look over European copyright laws and to ask for their recommendations regarding potential government action (from European governments) against people who publish images that clearly qualify as fair use in the United States? WhisperToMe (talk) 00:30, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
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Sarcofago nella cappella di Sant'AquilinoEdit
I dati che ho fornito sono quelli della guida del Touring club italiano (la "guida rossa").
L'attribuzione a Galla Placidia è apocrifa, come anche la pagina che citi riconosce, dato che parla del "presunto" sarcofago di Galla Placidia. La sola fonte su internet relativa a tale voce, è un libro del 1790. it.wikipedia definisce "remota" tale attribuzione: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cappella_di_Sant%27Aquilino
Quanto alla data, ti faccio notare che lo stesso sito ufficiale della basilica non si sbilancia in proposito: http://www.sanlorenzomaggiore.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=82 Se sei grado tu di dare una datazione più precisa, ovviamente correggi pure il testo. Ma allo stato attuale delle cognizioni io, che non sono un esperto preferisco attenermi ai dati della guida touring. Ciao. --User:G.dallorto (talk) 16:24, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
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Picture of the Year voting round 1 openEdit
Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:
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Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.
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