Talk:State Of The Map 2016/Logo entries
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Atomium copyright issue
- Thank you or being aware of this, amongst the SotM Working Group we also brought the concern up. The conclusion was "Last July 9th, the European Parliament has *rejected* an amendment to limit the freedom of panorama." The Guardian has an article with background on the freedom of panorama amendment. - LastGrape/Gregory 13:28, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
- Unfortunately, in Belgium there has never been freedom of panorama. On the Dutch Wikipedia page about the Atomium, a scale model is shown, and the image used on the English one has a non-free media use rationale. Besides copyright issues, this could also be a trademark issue, because the Atomium is operated by a company. Therefore it may be advisable to reject Atomium depictions.
- P.S.: Yes, really, if you're on holiday in Belgium and take a nice picture with the Atomium and you put it online, you're acting illegally. —M!dgard [ talk ] 14:27, 17 August 2015 (UTC)