Wikipedia is fighting to stop Europe from banning use of photos taken in public places

In Europe, an exception in copyright law allows people to make and use photographs of public spaces without restriction. Called the ‘Freedom of Panorama,’ the provision allows Wikipedia to use imagery of public places across Europe for free while still protecting the artist’s rights. The organization is now fighting for that right to be retained as the European Parliament is considering revoking Freedom of Panorama. Countries with Freedom of Panorama provisions If implemented, Wikimedia estimates that “tens of thousands” of images embedded in articles about buildings, art and other public places will need to be taken down. The move would…

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