Wikipedia painting row with Britain’s National Portrait Gallery escalates

The battle over Wikipedia’s use of images from a British art gallery’s website has intensified.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.The NPG is threatening legal action after 3,300 images from its website were uploaded to Wikipedia.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8156268.stmAlso see:Gallery in Wikipedia legal threat
The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is threatening legal action after 3,300 images from its website were uploaded to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.A contributor to the popular site, Derrick Coetzee, breached English copyright laws by posting images from the gallery’s collection, the NPG said.But photographs of works of art are not protected by copyright in the US, where Mr Coetzee and Wikipedia are based.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/8151989.stm

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