EFF Defends Wikipedian’s Right to the Public Domain

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Technology — posted by 3wire on 8/4/2009 @ 3:10 am


Legal Analysis by Fred von Lohmann
As has been widely reported, the National Portrait Gallery of London (NPG) recently sent a legal threat to an American Wikipedian, Derrick Coetzee, over his posting approximately 3,000 photos of public domain paintings to Wikipedia. Because of the importance of this issue for the public domain and the Internet generally, EFF has taken Mr. Coetzee as a client.

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