"The Wikimedia Foundation said the judgment eroded "the freedom of panorama that is a fundamental part of freedom of expression, freedom of information, and artistic expression." As Ars has reported, EU copyright is currently being updated, and one of the proposals of the European Parliament is for freedom of panorama to be enshrined in EU law. Referring to the Swedish court's ruling against Wikimedia Sverige, the author of the European Parliament's report on the proposed copyright reform, Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda, tweeted on Monday: "This is why we need EU-wide #FreedomofPanorama!""
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Wikimedia’s art database violates copyright law, rules Sweden’s highest court; Ars Technica.com, 4/5/16
Glyn Moody, Ars Technica; Wikimedia’s art database violates copyright law, rules Sweden’s highest court: