Digitisation, Copyright, and Public Interest

You’ll of course be aware of the row between Wikipedia and the National Portrait Gallery:

The online encyclopaedia has accused the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) of betraying its public service mission.

But the gallery has said it needs to recoup the £1m cost of its digitisation programme and claims Wikipedia has misrepresented its position

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Its a good overview of both side’s story. (But I have to say I’m on the NPG’s side on this one – its involving images pieced together to deliberately get round NPG’s attempts at looking after their high res images).

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