Supreme Court of Sweden agrees to try Bildkonst Upphovsrätt i Sverige versus Wikimedia Sverige
March 20, 2015, 19:40:06 CET | Wikinews

Johan Paalzow sculpture Moby Dick, in Stockholm. Image: Bengt Oberger.
The highest court in Sweden, the Supreme Court of Sweden, agreed on Monday to try the case "Ö 849-15" between Bildkonst Upphovsrätt i Sverige (BUS, Visual Arts Copyright Society in Sweden) and Wikimedia Sverige (Wikimedia Sweden). The jurisprudence could result in Freedom of Panorama being effectively overturned in Sweden, requiring websites such as Wikimedia Commons, which is maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation, to delete thousands of images.

Not long after Wikimedia Sverige created the website to publish images and metadata about artworks placed in public spaces in Sweden, BUS, a pro-copyright lobby, advocated that it constituted infringement on the artists' copyright. The current lawsuit opposes the interpretation of Wikimedia — that artwork permanently installed in public space should be subject to the Freedom of Panorama exception that is in effect in Sweden — to that of BUS — that is creation (avbilda) of images and videos of an artwork in a public space is allowed, their distribution (återge) remains prohibited.

Anna Troberg, an author and former leader of the Swedish Pirate Party which advocates copyright reform, commented on her blog, "In a time when everyone has a high-grade camera in their phone, it is more than a little naive to think one can place one's work in public space without it being photographed and posted online."((sv))

Source: Wikinews
Share this article:
share article on facebook share article on twitter share article on google+ share article on tumblr share article on blogger share article on reddit

Send us your articles and web-novels!
comments powered by Disqus
Most popular

Recently Viewed:

Supreme Court of Sweden agrees to try Bildkonst Upph...

The highest court in Sweden, the Supreme Court of Sweden, agreed on Monday to try the case "...

Sam Simon, 'The Simpsons' co-creator, dies aged 59

Sam Simon has died, at the age of 59, on Sunday of colon cancer, a disease he was diagnosed ...

Three accused of murdering Edmonton, Alberta conveni...

Yesterday, three people, all of whom had previous criminal offenses, appeared in Edmonton, A...

Eleven Quebec locations to be renamed to remove raci...

The Quebec Toponomy Commission, a Quebec public body which is responsible for naming places,...

Football: German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer sidelined u...

Thursday, September 21, 2017  Football Related football news 21 September 2017: Footb...

Reviews | Technology | Projects & Tuning | Events | Racing
Business & Technology
Business & Economy | Mobile | Internet & Media | Security & Privacy | Gadgets & Tech | Software
Health, Food & Fitness | Fashion | Gardening | DIY | Homes
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Science & Environment
Wildlife | Green | Space
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Copyright & Privacy | Site Roadmap | Sitemap | Contact
Web Development @ OverHertz Ltd