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More NPG

Francis Davey offers another detailed legal overview, more cautious about WMF’s prospects but with good advice for how they might tackle the case  –

Cory at Boing Boing gives a historical and philosophical view –

If it costs more to promote British culture, British culture will lose out to the competition. There’s a reason why British literature and European folk tales were so popular in American popular culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; neither was covered by copyright when they were appropriated.

One reply on “More NPG”

Have we found out yet whether NPG received a loan/advance/grant from the public purse to cover the costs of digitisation (scanning only, excluding online misadventures)?
If it’s a grant then those images are OURS!
If not, then it’s a matter of choosing between tax/subscription to cover the costs. Suspension of our cultural liberty is not an option.

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