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[Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Romaine Wiki-2
Hi all,

This concerns all the editors and readers in the European Union and those
in other European countries as well (copying is possible).

*Subject*
Copyrights reform in Europe going in the wrong direction, damaging
Wikipedia.

*What is going on?*
In the European Parliament currently a proposal (amendment) is submitted
that will restrict Freedom of Panorama in Europe.
This means: you will be no longer allowed to upload images from modern
buildings and works of public art on Commons and not allowed to use those
images on Wikipedia.

Also if Freedom of Panorama is only allowed for Non Commercial purposes
only, this is a problem for Wikipedia!

*Some details*?
It concerns the amendment AM421 proposed by Cavada and passed in the JURI
committee.

*When is the voting about the amendment?*
Thursday 9th July

But we have one chance only!


*What can we do about this?*

   - Forward this e-mail to anyone who should know about this.
   - Talk to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in your country.
   Especially the members of the EPP, S&D and ALDE groups. ->
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_members_of_the_European_Parliament,_2014%E2%80%9319
   - Communicate this issue to users in your local community.
   - Publicise a press release about this, write about it on your
   website/blog, talk to the media how this can damage Wikipedia, etc.
   - Use social media: Twitter, Facebook, and so on...
   - Twitter about it and retweet them. Suggestions:
      https://twitter.com/Wikimedia_BE/status/611000943908384768 -
      https://twitter.com/Wikimedia_BE/status/610984311853064193 -
      https://twitter.com/dimi_z/status/610792189631811584
      - Twitter also directly to the Members of the European Parliament
      directly and ask them if they want to turn Wikipedia into black.


Also there will be a CentralNotice banner to inform our readers. The
CentralNotice banner will lead to a landing page, which is at:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015

More information will be on:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015/Learn_more

A FAQ will be on:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015/FAQ
(or combined with the Learn more page)


*How can I help with the campaign?*
Go to:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015/Proposed_messages
and help with getting the texts of the banner, landing page and Learn more
page ready.

1. Banner:
* What should the text be of the title?
* What should the text be of the underline?
2. Landing page:
* What information should be on the landing page?
* What Twitter/Facebook/Google+ links do we place?
3. Learn more page:
* What information should be mentioned on the *Learn more* page?
* What actions would we recommend readers to take?
* Anything else?

If the banner, landing page and Learn more page are ready, they can be
translated on Tuesday 23 June to the various European languages. Also local
Wikipedia pages can be created for it.


*Where is the coordination?*
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015
To have an overview it would be handy if you sign up for your country/area.

Collect here also your actions like press releases, tweets, Facebook posts,
etc. Those can be useful to read and to see where some action is missing or
needed.


*You need more information?*
Read the Signpost article:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-06-17/Three_weeks_to_save_freedom_of_panorama_in_Europe


*Other suggestions?*
Let us know! Add suggestions at:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015

Thanks!

Romaine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Pine W
Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this issue?
If so, what are they doing?

Thanks,

Pine
On Jun 21, 2015 6:03 AM, "Romaine Wiki" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> This concerns all the editors and readers in the European Union and those
> in other European countries as well (copying is possible).
>
> *Subject*
> Copyrights reform in Europe going in the wrong direction, damaging
> Wikipedia.
>
> *What is going on?*
> In the European Parliament currently a proposal (amendment) is submitted
> that will restrict Freedom of Panorama in Europe.
> This means: you will be no longer allowed to upload images from modern
> buildings and works of public art on Commons and not allowed to use those
> images on Wikipedia.
>
> Also if Freedom of Panorama is only allowed for Non Commercial purposes
> only, this is a problem for Wikipedia!
>
> *Some details*?
> It concerns the amendment AM421 proposed by Cavada and passed in the JURI
> committee.
>
> *When is the voting about the amendment?*
> Thursday 9th July
>
> But we have one chance only!
>
>
> *What can we do about this?*
>
>    - Forward this e-mail to anyone who should know about this.
>    - Talk to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in your country.
>    Especially the members of the EPP, S&D and ALDE groups. ->
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_members_of_the_European_Parliament,_2014%E2%80%9319
>    - Communicate this issue to users in your local community.
>    - Publicise a press release about this, write about it on your
>    website/blog, talk to the media how this can damage Wikipedia, etc.
>    - Use social media: Twitter, Facebook, and so on...
>    - Twitter about it and retweet them. Suggestions:
>       https://twitter.com/Wikimedia_BE/status/611000943908384768 -
>       https://twitter.com/Wikimedia_BE/status/610984311853064193 -
>       https://twitter.com/dimi_z/status/610792189631811584
>       - Twitter also directly to the Members of the European Parliament
>       directly and ask them if they want to turn Wikipedia into black.
>
>
> Also there will be a CentralNotice banner to inform our readers. The
> CentralNotice banner will lead to a landing page, which is at:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015
>
> More information will be on:
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015/Learn_more
>
> A FAQ will be on:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015/FAQ
> (or combined with the Learn more page)
>
>
> *How can I help with the campaign?*
> Go to:
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015/Proposed_messages
> and help with getting the texts of the banner, landing page and Learn more
> page ready.
>
> 1. Banner:
> * What should the text be of the title?
> * What should the text be of the underline?
> 2. Landing page:
> * What information should be on the landing page?
> * What Twitter/Facebook/Google+ links do we place?
> 3. Learn more page:
> * What information should be mentioned on the *Learn more* page?
> * What actions would we recommend readers to take?
> * Anything else?
>
> If the banner, landing page and Learn more page are ready, they can be
> translated on Tuesday 23 June to the various European languages. Also local
> Wikipedia pages can be created for it.
>
>
> *Where is the coordination?*
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015
> To have an overview it would be handy if you sign up for your country/area.
>
> Collect here also your actions like press releases, tweets, Facebook posts,
> etc. Those can be useful to read and to see where some action is missing or
> needed.
>
>
> *You need more information?*
> Read the Signpost article:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-06-17/Three_weeks_to_save_freedom_of_panorama_in_Europe
>
>
> *Other suggestions?*
> Let us know! Add suggestions at:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015
>
> Thanks!
>
> Romaine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Claudia Garád
Hi Pine,

when we (European affiliates) lobby or support people who do this for us
in Brussels (like Dimi) we use our funds that do not come from the WMF
(FDC and the like). In Austria we assure this by having separate bank
accounts for WMF vs other grants/funds.

More details on the activities of the European Advocacy Group can be
found here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/EU_policy

Claudia

Am 21.06.2015 um 17:47 schrieb Pine W:

> Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this issue?
> If so, what are they doing?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Pine
> On Jun 21, 2015 6:03 AM, "Romaine Wiki" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> This concerns all the editors and readers in the European Union and those
>> in other European countries as well (copying is possible).
>>
>> *Subject*
>> Copyrights reform in Europe going in the wrong direction, damaging
>> Wikipedia.
>>
>> *What is going on?*
>> In the European Parliament currently a proposal (amendment) is submitted
>> that will restrict Freedom of Panorama in Europe.
>> This means: you will be no longer allowed to upload images from modern
>> buildings and works of public art on Commons and not allowed to use those
>> images on Wikipedia.
>>
>> Also if Freedom of Panorama is only allowed for Non Commercial purposes
>> only, this is a problem for Wikipedia!
>>
>> *Some details*?
>> It concerns the amendment AM421 proposed by Cavada and passed in the JURI
>> committee.
>>
>> *When is the voting about the amendment?*
>> Thursday 9th July
>>
>> But we have one chance only!
>>
>>
>> *What can we do about this?*
>>
>>     - Forward this e-mail to anyone who should know about this.
>>     - Talk to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in your country.
>>     Especially the members of the EPP, S&D and ALDE groups. ->
>>
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_members_of_the_European_Parliament,_2014%E2%80%9319
>>     - Communicate this issue to users in your local community.
>>     - Publicise a press release about this, write about it on your
>>     website/blog, talk to the media how this can damage Wikipedia, etc.
>>     - Use social media: Twitter, Facebook, and so on...
>>     - Twitter about it and retweet them. Suggestions:
>>        https://twitter.com/Wikimedia_BE/status/611000943908384768 -
>>        https://twitter.com/Wikimedia_BE/status/610984311853064193 -
>>        https://twitter.com/dimi_z/status/610792189631811584
>>        - Twitter also directly to the Members of the European Parliament
>>        directly and ask them if they want to turn Wikipedia into black.
>>
>>
>> Also there will be a CentralNotice banner to inform our readers. The
>> CentralNotice banner will lead to a landing page, which is at:
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015
>>
>> More information will be on:
>>
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015/Learn_more
>>
>> A FAQ will be on:
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015/FAQ
>> (or combined with the Learn more page)
>>
>>
>> *How can I help with the campaign?*
>> Go to:
>>
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015/Proposed_messages
>> and help with getting the texts of the banner, landing page and Learn more
>> page ready.
>>
>> 1. Banner:
>> * What should the text be of the title?
>> * What should the text be of the underline?
>> 2. Landing page:
>> * What information should be on the landing page?
>> * What Twitter/Facebook/Google+ links do we place?
>> 3. Learn more page:
>> * What information should be mentioned on the *Learn more* page?
>> * What actions would we recommend readers to take?
>> * Anything else?
>>
>> If the banner, landing page and Learn more page are ready, they can be
>> translated on Tuesday 23 June to the various European languages. Also local
>> Wikipedia pages can be created for it.
>>
>>
>> *Where is the coordination?*
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015
>> To have an overview it would be handy if you sign up for your country/area.
>>
>> Collect here also your actions like press releases, tweets, Facebook posts,
>> etc. Those can be useful to read and to see where some action is missing or
>> needed.
>>
>>
>> *You need more information?*
>> Read the Signpost article:
>>
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-06-17/Three_weeks_to_save_freedom_of_panorama_in_Europe
>>
>>
>> *Other suggestions?*
>> Let us know! Add suggestions at:
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Romaine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Sam Klein
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On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this issue?
>

The WMF could lobby or support lobbying on such an issue.  It is eligible
to spend up to $1M per year tax-free on lobbying.  But I don't believe it
has directly engaged in anything of the sort, since the SOPA action.

Sam
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Jane Darnell
Actually, considering how effective the blackout was for SOPA, I think
another action based on the most prominent images we stand to lose would be
in order. So the take on the London Eye and maybe some popular buildings,
art and bridges in Euro-FoP countries? I don't know if you could rig a java
script to flag these with a red lightbox that links to the Commons page,
but that would probably be more effective than any other lobbying efforts

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:39 AM, Sam Klein <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this
> issue?
> >
>
> The WMF could lobby or support lobbying on such an issue.  It is eligible
> to spend up to $1M per year tax-free on lobbying.  But I don't believe it
> has directly engaged in anything of the sort, since the SOPA action.
>
> Sam
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Pine W
Pinging Mark H. in the Multimedia Team to ask about the feasability of
Jane's clever suggestion.

Pine
On Jun 22, 2015 12:21 AM, "Jane Darnell" <[hidden email]> wrote:

Actually, considering how effective the blackout was for SOPA, I think
another action based on the most prominent images we stand to lose would be
in order. So the take on the London Eye and maybe some popular buildings,
art and bridges in Euro-FoP countries? I don't know if you could rig a java
script to flag these with a red lightbox that links to the Commons page,
but that would probably be more effective than any other lobbying efforts

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:39 AM, Sam Klein <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this
> issue?
> >
>
> The WMF could lobby or support lobbying on such an issue.  It is eligible
> to spend up to $1M per year tax-free on lobbying.  But I don't believe it
> has directly engaged in anything of the sort, since the SOPA action.
>
> Sam
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Stevie Benton
Really like the idea of flagging certain images with a light box, I think
it's very clever.

I know that some chapter staff and volunteers are working really hard to
get some traction on this important issue Wikimedia UK is leading on a
letter to the press which will be signed by other cultural and related
bodies. Should be going out early this week. I know that a volunteer has
written to Jimmy about this to see what publicity he can attract as well.

Dimi, the movement's Wikimedian in Brussels, along with Karl Sigfrid and
others, has been working on this for months, too. There's a real
co-ordinated effort to push back on this.

Stevie

On 22 June 2015 at 08:30, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Pinging Mark H. in the Multimedia Team to ask about the feasability of
> Jane's clever suggestion.
>
> Pine
> On Jun 22, 2015 12:21 AM, "Jane Darnell" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Actually, considering how effective the blackout was for SOPA, I think
> another action based on the most prominent images we stand to lose would be
> in order. So the take on the London Eye and maybe some popular buildings,
> art and bridges in Euro-FoP countries? I don't know if you could rig a java
> script to flag these with a red lightbox that links to the Commons page,
> but that would probably be more effective than any other lobbying efforts
>
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:39 AM, Sam Klein <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this
> > issue?
> > >
> >
> > The WMF could lobby or support lobbying on such an issue.  It is eligible
> > to spend up to $1M per year tax-free on lobbying.  But I don't believe it
> > has directly engaged in anything of the sort, since the SOPA action.
> >
> > Sam
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

David Gerard-2
Owen Blacker (Wikipedian, and Open Rights Group board member) has a
blog post on the subject:

https://medium.com/@owenblacker/freedom-of-panorama-is-under-attack-6cc5353b4f65

On 22 June 2015 at 09:46, Stevie Benton <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Really like the idea of flagging certain images with a light box, I think
> it's very clever.
>
> I know that some chapter staff and volunteers are working really hard to
> get some traction on this important issue Wikimedia UK is leading on a
> letter to the press which will be signed by other cultural and related
> bodies. Should be going out early this week. I know that a volunteer has
> written to Jimmy about this to see what publicity he can attract as well.
>
> Dimi, the movement's Wikimedian in Brussels, along with Karl Sigfrid and
> others, has been working on this for months, too. There's a real
> co-ordinated effort to push back on this.
>
> Stevie
>
> On 22 June 2015 at 08:30, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Pinging Mark H. in the Multimedia Team to ask about the feasability of
>> Jane's clever suggestion.
>>
>> Pine
>> On Jun 22, 2015 12:21 AM, "Jane Darnell" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> Actually, considering how effective the blackout was for SOPA, I think
>> another action based on the most prominent images we stand to lose would be
>> in order. So the take on the London Eye and maybe some popular buildings,
>> art and bridges in Euro-FoP countries? I don't know if you could rig a java
>> script to flag these with a red lightbox that links to the Commons page,
>> but that would probably be more effective than any other lobbying efforts
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:39 AM, Sam Klein <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this
>> > issue?
>> > >
>> >
>> > The WMF could lobby or support lobbying on such an issue.  It is eligible
>> > to spend up to $1M per year tax-free on lobbying.  But I don't believe it
>> > has directly engaged in anything of the sort, since the SOPA action.
>> >
>> > Sam
>> > _______________________________________________
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Stevie Benton
Owen is one of the folks who is helping to draft the letter we're writing
here in the UK (and ORG will be one of the co-signatories).

On 22 June 2015 at 10:03, David Gerard <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Owen Blacker (Wikipedian, and Open Rights Group board member) has a
> blog post on the subject:
>
>
> https://medium.com/@owenblacker/freedom-of-panorama-is-under-attack-6cc5353b4f65
>
> On 22 June 2015 at 09:46, Stevie Benton <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> > Really like the idea of flagging certain images with a light box, I think
> > it's very clever.
> >
> > I know that some chapter staff and volunteers are working really hard to
> > get some traction on this important issue Wikimedia UK is leading on a
> > letter to the press which will be signed by other cultural and related
> > bodies. Should be going out early this week. I know that a volunteer has
> > written to Jimmy about this to see what publicity he can attract as well.
> >
> > Dimi, the movement's Wikimedian in Brussels, along with Karl Sigfrid and
> > others, has been working on this for months, too. There's a real
> > co-ordinated effort to push back on this.
> >
> > Stevie
> >
> > On 22 June 2015 at 08:30, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >> Pinging Mark H. in the Multimedia Team to ask about the feasability of
> >> Jane's clever suggestion.
> >>
> >> Pine
> >> On Jun 22, 2015 12:21 AM, "Jane Darnell" <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >>
> >> Actually, considering how effective the blackout was for SOPA, I think
> >> another action based on the most prominent images we stand to lose
> would be
> >> in order. So the take on the London Eye and maybe some popular
> buildings,
> >> art and bridges in Euro-FoP countries? I don't know if you could rig a
> java
> >> script to flag these with a red lightbox that links to the Commons page,
> >> but that would probably be more effective than any other lobbying
> efforts
> >>
> >> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:39 AM, Sam Klein <[hidden email]>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> > On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this
> >> > issue?
> >> > >
> >> >
> >> > The WMF could lobby or support lobbying on such an issue.  It is
> eligible
> >> > to spend up to $1M per year tax-free on lobbying.  But I don't
> believe it
> >> > has directly engaged in anything of the sort, since the SOPA action.
> >> >
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Yes I agree an example of what Wikipedia would look like if this
regulation passed is an excellent idea. Could we base it on the geo
tags?

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

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On 22 June 2015 at 13:17, James Heilman <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Yes I agree an example of what Wikipedia would look like if this
> regulation passed is an excellent idea. Could we base it on the geo
> tags?

Geotags on their own would be haphazard apart from certain types of
Wikipedia articles, such as those for notable buildings in Europe,
designed in the mid 20th century onwards. It is possible to put some
SQL queries together like this, but the resulting lists or statistics
would only ever be a small slice of relevant articles that could be
affected.

A simple analysis for Commons can be found at
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:F%C3%A6#number_of_files_under_FOP.3F>
which gives a sense of size, along with relevant Freedom of Panorama
(FoP) categories. However, as noted there, keep in mind that it is
probable that *most* public domain photographs that in some way rely
on European FoP provisions are not categorized in a way that we can
current track relevance to FoP, so statistics are going to remain less
useful than educated guesstimates.

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Newyorkbrad (Wikipedia)
Just out of curiosity, if this legislation were to pass in Europe, and
(for example) an American tourist took a photograph of a covered
building in Europe and posted it when he or she arrived back in the
U.S., would it be deleted on the ground that the image was non-free at
the site, or kept on the ground that it was free where it was posted?

Newyorkbrad

On 6/22/15, Fæ <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 22 June 2015 at 13:17, James Heilman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Yes I agree an example of what Wikipedia would look like if this
>> regulation passed is an excellent idea. Could we base it on the geo
>> tags?
>
> Geotags on their own would be haphazard apart from certain types of
> Wikipedia articles, such as those for notable buildings in Europe,
> designed in the mid 20th century onwards. It is possible to put some
> SQL queries together like this, but the resulting lists or statistics
> would only ever be a small slice of relevant articles that could be
> affected.
>
> A simple analysis for Commons can be found at
> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:F%C3%A6#number_of_files_under_FOP.3F>
> which gives a sense of size, along with relevant Freedom of Panorama
> (FoP) categories. However, as noted there, keep in mind that it is
> probable that *most* public domain photographs that in some way rely
> on European FoP provisions are not categorized in a way that we can
> current track relevance to FoP, so statistics are going to remain less
> useful than educated guesstimates.
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

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On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:21 AM, Jane Darnell <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Actually, considering how effective the blackout was for SOPA, I think
> another action based on the most prominent images we stand to lose would be
> in order. So the take on the London Eye and maybe some popular buildings,
> art and bridges in Euro-FoP countries?


This is a beautiful idea.



> I don't know if you could rig a java
> script to flag these with a red lightbox that links to the Commons page,
> but that would probably be more effective than any other lobbying efforts
>
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 12:39 AM, Sam Klein <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Pine W <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this
> > issue?
> > >
> >
> > The WMF could lobby or support lobbying on such an issue.  It is eligible
> > to spend up to $1M per year tax-free on lobbying.  But I don't believe it
> > has directly engaged in anything of the sort, since the SOPA action.
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Gergő Tisza
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On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:17 AM, James Heilman <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Yes I agree an example of what Wikipedia would look like if this
> regulation passed is an excellent idea. Could we base it on the geo
> tags?
>

It could be quite hard to figure out what exactly is affected (which is one
of the ways in which this would harm Wikipedia, assuming the change would
be retroactive - and copyright changes usually are - as sifting through all
potentially affected images would be a huge undertaking). For anything
built in the last 150 years, you would have to figure out who designed it
and when that person died. And even if the architect has been dead for more
than 70 years, that still does not necessarily mean the building is not
affected Gustave Eiffel died in 1923, for example, but the Eiffel Tower is
still not free to photograph at night.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Sam Klein
You could find candidates in the most popular images and tag them by hand.

If it seems /possible/ that the image is affected, it could be faded out.
As you say, that might be enough for it to be removed.  If it is /likely/
that it is affected, it could be lightboxed or replaced.

Julia Reda, the Pirate in the European Parliament, has a fantastic blog
post summary:
https://juliareda.eu/2015/06/fop-under-threat/


On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 9:45 AM, Gergő Tisza <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:17 AM, James Heilman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Yes I agree an example of what Wikipedia would look like if this
> > regulation passed is an excellent idea. Could we base it on the geo
> > tags?
> >
>
> It could be quite hard to figure out what exactly is affected (which is one
> of the ways in which this would harm Wikipedia, assuming the change would
> be retroactive - and copyright changes usually are - as sifting through all
> potentially affected images would be a huge undertaking). For anything
> built in the last 150 years, you would have to figure out who designed it
> and when that person died. And even if the architect has been dead for more
> than 70 years, that still does not necessarily mean the building is not
> affected Gustave Eiffel died in 1923, for example, but the Eiffel Tower is
> still not free to photograph at night.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Gergő Tisza
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On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 8:16 AM, Newyorkbrad <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Just out of curiosity, if this legislation were to pass in Europe, and
> (for example) an American tourist took a photograph of a covered
> building in Europe and posted it when he or she arrived back in the
> U.S., would it be deleted on the ground that the image was non-free at
> the site, or kept on the ground that it was free where it was posted?
>

No one knows for sure. See
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_panorama#Choice_of_law
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Yaroslav M. Blanter
On 2015-06-22 19:07, Gergő Tisza wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 8:16 AM, Newyorkbrad <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> Just out of curiosity, if this legislation were to pass in Europe, and
>> (for example) an American tourist took a photograph of a covered
>> building in Europe and posted it when he or she arrived back in the
>> U.S., would it be deleted on the ground that the image was non-free at
>> the site, or kept on the ground that it was free where it was posted?
>>
>
> No one knows for sure. See
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_panorama#Choice_of_law
> _______________________________________________

Whereas this is correct in principle, in a situation Brad describes the
photo most certainly will be deleted. Also, I do not see how the photo
is free in the US, due to URAA provisions.

Cheers
Yaroslav

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Andrea Zanni-2
FWIW, today WIkimedia Italia had a Barcamp at the Italian Parliament to
talk about Wiki Loves Monuments, FOP (which we already don't have) and
related stuff.
Several politicians were present and we discussed also this matter.
They already alerted their MEPs.
Hopefully this will contribute to the discussion.

Aubrey

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter <[hidden email]>
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> On 2015-06-22 19:07, Gergő Tisza wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 8:16 AM, Newyorkbrad <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  Just out of curiosity, if this legislation were to pass in Europe, and
>>> (for example) an American tourist took a photograph of a covered
>>> building in Europe and posted it when he or she arrived back in the
>>> U.S., would it be deleted on the ground that the image was non-free at
>>> the site, or kept on the ground that it was free where it was posted?
>>>
>>>
>> No one knows for sure. See
>>
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_panorama#Choice_of_law
>> _______________________________________________
>>
>
> Whereas this is correct in principle, in a situation Brad describes the
> photo most certainly will be deleted. Also, I do not see how the photo is
> free in the US, due to URAA provisions.
>
> Cheers
> Yaroslav
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Michael Maggs
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This has been mentioned before by Dimi, but bears repeating.

While we may all think it's *outrageous* that tens of thousands of
images may have to be deleted from Commons, we do have to make sure we
have messages that will resonate with those who don't agree with us or
who don't care.  If our only message is that open content will be
harmed, we have no answer to those who reply 'so what?'

In countries such as France and Belgium, that currently have no Freedom
of Panorama, we need to address arguments like these:

1. Why should people be allowed to make money by using an architect's
intellectual property without permission?
2. Why does Wikipedia, a hobbyist website, think it's OK to steal other
people's rights?
3. Non-commercial use won't be affected, so this is not an issue of
freedom at all.  It just stops people making money from someone else's
creative work.
4. If Wikipedia holds itself out as non-commercial, it can and should
accept non-commercial licences. The argument that 'images will have to
be deleted' is based on your private internal rule which could easily be
changed.

Remember that in some countries there is a long history of supporting
rights holders, that millions of people don't know what 'open' means,
don't care, and won't be persuadable by any sort of argument based on
freedom to view.  To them, freedom of panorama is just a way of
illicitly taking away an artist's right to protect his or her own
creative work.

Probably most of us reading this will say that these arguments hold no
water, but we need to tackle them head-on.

Michael


> Jane Darnell <mailto:[hidden email]>
> 22 June 2015 08:21
> Actually, considering how effective the blackout was for SOPA, I think
> another action based on the most prominent images we stand to lose
> would be
> in order. So the take on the London Eye and maybe some popular buildings,
> art and bridges in Euro-FoP countries? I don't know if you could rig a
> java
> script to flag these with a red lightbox that links to the Commons page,
> but that would probably be more effective than any other lobbying efforts
>
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> 21 June 2015 23:39
>
> The WMF could lobby or support lobbying on such an issue. It is eligible
> to spend up to $1M per year tax-free on lobbying. But I don't believe it
> has directly engaged in anything of the sort, since the SOPA action.
>
> Sam
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> Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this issue?
> If so, what are they doing?
>
> Thanks,
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> 21 June 2015 14:02
> Hi all,
>
> This concerns all the editors and readers in the European Union and those
> in other European countries as well (copying is possible).
>
> *Subject*
> Copyrights reform in Europe going in the wrong direction, damaging
> Wikipedia.
>
> *What is going on?*
> In the European Parliament currently a proposal (amendment) is submitted
> that will restrict Freedom of Panorama in Europe.
> This means: you will be no longer allowed to upload images from modern
> buildings and works of public art on Commons and not allowed to use those
> images on Wikipedia.
>
> Also if Freedom of Panorama is only allowed for Non Commercial purposes
> only, this is a problem for Wikipedia!
>
> *Some details*?
> It concerns the amendment AM421 proposed by Cavada and passed in the JURI
> committee.
>
> *When is the voting about the amendment?*
> Thursday 9th July
>
> But we have one chance only!
>
>
> *What can we do about this?*
>
> - Forward this e-mail to anyone who should know about this.
> - Talk to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in your country.
> Especially the members of the EPP, S&D and ALDE groups. ->
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_members_of_the_European_Parliament,_2014%E2%80%9319
> - Communicate this issue to users in your local community.
> - Publicise a press release about this, write about it on your
> website/blog, talk to the media how this can damage Wikipedia, etc.
> - Use social media: Twitter, Facebook, and so on...
> - Twitter about it and retweet them. Suggestions:
> https://twitter.com/Wikimedia_BE/status/611000943908384768 -
> https://twitter.com/Wikimedia_BE/status/610984311853064193 -
> https://twitter.com/dimi_z/status/610792189631811584
> - Twitter also directly to the Members of the European Parliament
> directly and ask them if they want to turn Wikipedia into black.
>
>
> Also there will be a CentralNotice banner to inform our readers. The
> CentralNotice banner will lead to a landing page, which is at:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015
>
> More information will be on:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015/Learn_more
>
> A FAQ will be on:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015/FAQ
> (or combined with the Learn more page)
>
>
> *How can I help with the campaign?*
> Go to:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015/Proposed_messages
> and help with getting the texts of the banner, landing page and Learn more
> page ready.
>
> 1. Banner:
> * What should the text be of the title?
> * What should the text be of the underline?
> 2. Landing page:
> * What information should be on the landing page?
> * What Twitter/Facebook/Google+ links do we place?
> 3. Learn more page:
> * What information should be mentioned on the *Learn more* page?
> * What actions would we recommend readers to take?
> * Anything else?
>
> If the banner, landing page and Learn more page are ready, they can be
> translated on Tuesday 23 June to the various European languages. Also
> local
> Wikipedia pages can be created for it.
>
>
> *Where is the coordination?*
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015
> To have an overview it would be handy if you sign up for your
> country/area.
>
> Collect here also your actions like press releases, tweets, Facebook
> posts,
> etc. Those can be useful to read and to see where some action is
> missing or
> needed.
>
>
> *You need more information?*
> Read the Signpost article:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-06-17/Three_weeks_to_save_freedom_of_panorama_in_Europe
>
>
> *Other suggestions?*
> Let us know! Add suggestions at:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015
>
> Thanks!
>
> Romaine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thousands of images on Wikipedia and Commons in danger, action needed

Michael Peel-2
Under this new law, would images already uploaded to Commons under FOP actually have to be deleted? Surely the new law wouldn't apply retrospectively, but would just affect future uploads of photos?

Personally, I view this as a much more direct threat to our content than SOPA was. I found it difficult to explain why SOPA was bad, and why we blacked out Wikipedia articles in protest, but it would be very easy to explain why this directly affects us. The 'non-commercial' aspect of Michael's arguments is the most difficult one to address, but that has always been true (thanks to the existence of the CC-NC license). I'm opposed to us restricting access to knowledge to make a point, but there is a very good case for a large site banner informing users about this issue, and how they can oppose it.

Thanks,
Mike

> On 22 Jun 2015, at 20:02, Michael Maggs <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> This has been mentioned before by Dimi, but bears repeating.
>
> While we may all think it's *outrageous* that tens of thousands of images may have to be deleted from Commons, we do have to make sure we have messages that will resonate with those who don't agree with us or who don't care.  If our only message is that open content will be harmed, we have no answer to those who reply 'so what?'
>
> In countries such as France and Belgium, that currently have no Freedom of Panorama, we need to address arguments like these:
>
> 1. Why should people be allowed to make money by using an architect's intellectual property without permission?
> 2. Why does Wikipedia, a hobbyist website, think it's OK to steal other people's rights?
> 3. Non-commercial use won't be affected, so this is not an issue of freedom at all.  It just stops people making money from someone else's creative work.
> 4. If Wikipedia holds itself out as non-commercial, it can and should accept non-commercial licences. The argument that 'images will have to be deleted' is based on your private internal rule which could easily be changed.
>
> Remember that in some countries there is a long history of supporting rights holders, that millions of people don't know what 'open' means, don't care, and won't be persuadable by any sort of argument based on freedom to view.  To them, freedom of panorama is just a way of illicitly taking away an artist's right to protect his or her own creative work.
>
> Probably most of us reading this will say that these arguments hold no water, but we need to tackle them head-on.
>
> Michael
>
>
>> Jane Darnell <mailto:[hidden email]>
>> 22 June 2015 08:21
>> Actually, considering how effective the blackout was for SOPA, I think
>> another action based on the most prominent images we stand to lose would be
>> in order. So the take on the London Eye and maybe some popular buildings,
>> art and bridges in Euro-FoP countries? I don't know if you could rig a java
>> script to flag these with a red lightbox that links to the Commons page,
>> but that would probably be more effective than any other lobbying efforts
>>
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>> Sam Klein <mailto:[hidden email]>
>> 21 June 2015 23:39
>>
>> The WMF could lobby or support lobbying on such an issue. It is eligible
>> to spend up to $1M per year tax-free on lobbying. But I don't believe it
>> has directly engaged in anything of the sort, since the SOPA action.
>>
>> Sam
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>> Pine W <mailto:[hidden email]>
>> 21 June 2015 16:47
>> Are WMF and the European affiliates allowed to lobby regarding this issue?
>> If so, what are they doing?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Pine
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>> Romaine Wiki <mailto:[hidden email]>
>> 21 June 2015 14:02
>> Hi all,
>>
>> This concerns all the editors and readers in the European Union and those
>> in other European countries as well (copying is possible).
>>
>> *Subject*
>> Copyrights reform in Europe going in the wrong direction, damaging
>> Wikipedia.
>>
>> *What is going on?*
>> In the European Parliament currently a proposal (amendment) is submitted
>> that will restrict Freedom of Panorama in Europe.
>> This means: you will be no longer allowed to upload images from modern
>> buildings and works of public art on Commons and not allowed to use those
>> images on Wikipedia.
>>
>> Also if Freedom of Panorama is only allowed for Non Commercial purposes
>> only, this is a problem for Wikipedia!
>>
>> *Some details*?
>> It concerns the amendment AM421 proposed by Cavada and passed in the JURI
>> committee.
>>
>> *When is the voting about the amendment?*
>> Thursday 9th July
>>
>> But we have one chance only!
>>
>>
>> *What can we do about this?*
>>
>> - Forward this e-mail to anyone who should know about this.
>> - Talk to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in your country.
>> Especially the members of the EPP, S&D and ALDE groups. ->
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_members_of_the_European_Parliament,_2014%E2%80%9319
>> - Communicate this issue to users in your local community.
>> - Publicise a press release about this, write about it on your
>> website/blog, talk to the media how this can damage Wikipedia, etc.
>> - Use social media: Twitter, Facebook, and so on...
>> - Twitter about it and retweet them. Suggestions:
>> https://twitter.com/Wikimedia_BE/status/611000943908384768 -
>> https://twitter.com/Wikimedia_BE/status/610984311853064193 -
>> https://twitter.com/dimi_z/status/610792189631811584
>> - Twitter also directly to the Members of the European Parliament
>> directly and ask them if they want to turn Wikipedia into black.
>>
>>
>> Also there will be a CentralNotice banner to inform our readers. The
>> CentralNotice banner will lead to a landing page, which is at:
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015
>>
>> More information will be on:
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015/Learn_more
>>
>> A FAQ will be on:
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_Panorama_in_Europe_in_2015/FAQ
>> (or combined with the Learn more page)
>>
>>
>> *How can I help with the campaign?*
>> Go to:
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015/Proposed_messages
>> and help with getting the texts of the banner, landing page and Learn more
>> page ready.
>>
>> 1. Banner:
>> * What should the text be of the title?
>> * What should the text be of the underline?
>> 2. Landing page:
>> * What information should be on the landing page?
>> * What Twitter/Facebook/Google+ links do we place?
>> 3. Learn more page:
>> * What information should be mentioned on the *Learn more* page?
>> * What actions would we recommend readers to take?
>> * Anything else?
>>
>> If the banner, landing page and Learn more page are ready, they can be
>> translated on Tuesday 23 June to the various European languages. Also local
>> Wikipedia pages can be created for it.
>>
>>
>> *Where is the coordination?*
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015
>> To have an overview it would be handy if you sign up for your country/area.
>>
>> Collect here also your actions like press releases, tweets, Facebook posts,
>> etc. Those can be useful to read and to see where some action is missing or
>> needed.
>>
>>
>> *You need more information?*
>> Read the Signpost article:
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-06-17/Three_weeks_to_save_freedom_of_panorama_in_Europe
>>
>>
>> *Other suggestions?*
>> Let us know! Add suggestions at:
>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Romaine
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