Talk:State Of The Map 2016/Logo entries

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Atomium copyright issue

Yesterday SK53 pointed me to the Atomium copyright, which might be a problem here. MarkusHD (talk) 07:09, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

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)
Oh no!. but... screw it! I'm so reckless. I'm like the guys in this video. :-) -- Harry Wood (talk) 10:11, 18 August 2015 (UTC)