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yellow tickY Partly done — Done where dab page makes this easy; labelled with Template:Disambiguation needed where not. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 12:10, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Josh Robbins[edit]

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 Done Dab to National Portrait Gallery, LondonOwenBlacker (Talk) 14:58, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you, veteran bilingual osservatore, knowing languages and signs, for quality articles such as L'Osservatore Romano, Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy, Joseph Sonnabend and Josh Robbins, four favouring template {{lang}}, for offering your video of protest and to fight censorship , - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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A drive by hello...[edit]

Just wanted to say HI, and that I like your presentation, layout, and style of writing. I hope we can get past the Emerson ordeal unscathed, and without any hard feelings because I really would like to collaborate with you on something non-controversial in the future....possibly a new article? AtsmeConsult 00:12, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

@Atsme: Hah, thank you. I've been ignoring the Emerson page this evening, as I wanted a more-relaxing evening, but I'm sure we can get on perfectly well in the future. I know that, even when we end up arguing about things, it's generally because we all want to make a better encyclopædia. I don't tend to do all that much collaboration, to be honest; I mainly edit on mediæval European history, but maybe we can find something to work on  :o)
Either way, I hope you're having a good day; I'll come back to Emerson tomorrow, I'd guess. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 00:17, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

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 Done Dab Mercury (element), Krka (Sava), Sora (river), Nanos (plateau), Vipava, Vipava, Ribnica, Ribnica, Mirna (Sava), Dolenjske Toplice (for Sušica) — OwenBlacker (Talk) 09:44, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

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 Done Dab to Department of Trade and Industry (United Kingdom)OwenBlacker (Talk) 09:40, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

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Sorry about not following the right procedure, I need to find out about a short form deed of trust and assignment of rents. I feel there could be elder abuse from the person who sold the house in bel air. I would like to know if it legal?Chuckified (talk) 16:53, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

@Chuckified: Sorry, dude, this completely isn't something I could help with. I would suggest asking some advocacy organisation. I don't know anything about Californian equivalents, but I'd look at places like Citizens Advice Bureaux. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 17:11, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for your excellent summary of what's happening with Freedom of Panorama. – SJ + 00:07, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

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Freedom of panorama in Switzerland[edit]

Hi, as I know Switzerland has a separated agreement with EU concerning the aspects to be harmonized and the freedom of panorama is not included. It means that Switzerland will keep it as per national law. --Ilario (talk) 16:06, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

@Ilario: Thank you. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 21:53, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Response from Claude Moraes MEP Re FoP[edit]

I got this response after contacting my MEPs on the subject of Freedom of Panorama --Zefrog (talk) 13:35, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Dear Mr [...]

Thank you for your email.

Labour MEPs do not support the part of this report dealing with Freedom of Panorama, and are tabling further amendments. There are a lot of good policies in this report, and we believe in the principle of creators being rewarded for their work, however some measures are impractical. We will work to make sure photographers' concerns are reflected in the final report that will be put to MEPs on July 9.

Thank you once again for emailing us on this important issue. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Office of Claude Moraes MEP Member of European Parliament for London Chair, European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee

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Response from Gerard Batten MEP[edit]

Thank you for writing to me about this, I am aware of it, and indeed made a press statement last week.

This is a particularly idiotic example of proposed EU legislation. If and when it comes before the Parliament I, and my UKIP colleagues, will vote against.

Yours sincerely,

Gerard Batten MEP UKIP London

It will be nice to see UKIP voting on something, I'm sure... --Zefrog (talk) 16:12, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Response from Syed Kamall MEP[edit]

Thank you for writing to me on the Reda report on 'Harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society', and about your concerns on 'Freedom of Panorama'.

Please note that the Reda report is non-legislative so there will be no changes to laws on copyright as a result on this issue.

I also should indicate that Freedom of Panorama is allowed in the UK even for commercial use under current copyright law.

However, I have been in touch with my colleague who is following this dossier for my political group. He has sent me the following in response:

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While some Member States allow photos of public buildings/statues/sculptures/landmarks to be taken without permission by the author as long as the use is for non-commercial purposes, other Member States also allow commercial use of such photos/videos without the need to request any permission. While the Green rapporteur on Reda tried to gather support for the 'Freedom of Panorama' being mandatory across all EU Member States, which would effectively ban permission being required for commercial use, a majority for this solution could not be found in the committee vote due to the large number of Member States where permission is required for commercial use.

Subsequently an amendment was then adopted in the committee vote (paragraph 46 of the report), which calls for prior-authorisation for the use of imagery in various formats for works that are permanently situated in public places if used for commercial purposes. Please note that there is therefore no threat to citizens posting pictures on their private Facebook pages or taking photographs of famous buildings in public places while on their holidays as the only matter being discussed concerns commercial use!

Due to the fact that Member States decide to tackle Freedom of Panorama differently and the creative sector views on this issue vary in Member States, the ECR does not think an EU solution or recommendation is appropriate and will therefore request deletion of paragraph 46. This will ensure there is no mention of the issue of Freedom of Panorama in this non-legislative report.

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Thank you for contacting me, I hope you find this explanation useful.

Regards


Syed Kamall MEP for London

--Zefrog (talk) 08:36, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Response from Mary Honeyball MEP[edit]

Thank you for taking the time to write to Ms. Honeyball. Please also accept my apology for the delay in responded to your correspondence.

The amendment made was to an own-initiative report that is simply an examination by an MEP of the state of play in the implementation of the 2001 Information Society Directive. Therefore the current document has no legal effect, but Ms. Honeyball fully understands your concerns. The European Parliamentary Labour Party will vote against any amendment which negatively affects the current UK provisions on Freedom of Panorama.

Furthermore, the European Commission will propose a wide-ranging copyright reform by the end of this year, and the European Parliament has been at the forefront of keeping the debate going on the Freedom of Panorama and other issues.

Ms. Honeyball and her Labour MEP colleagues are committed to ensuring that the Commission, when proposing its copyright reform, takes on board the views of creators, industry and consumers so that we can take forward a copyright system which works fairly for all. This includes enhanced rights for creators of cultural content, and increased possibility for portability of services and access to cross-border content.

Thank you again for writing to Ms. Honeyball.

Kind regards,

Matthew Ford Caseworker Mary Honeyball MEP

--Zefrog (talk) 13:53, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

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Response from Jean Lambert MEP[edit]

Thank you for your email. Greens support the principle of ‘freedom of panorama’ and believe the law should uphold the right of photographers to reproduce pictures of public spaces.

Julia Reda, a German MEP who is a member of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, recently drafted an ‘own-initiative’ report to evaluate copyright in the EU ahead of proposed changes to the Information Society Directive (2001/21/EC). This report made a number of key recommendations, including extending freedom of panorama across the EU.

For more information, please visit https://juliareda.eu/copyright-evaluation-report/

Unfortunately, other members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee voted to amend this report so that it would have the opposite effect – changing the current law so that commercial reproductions of works in public spaces would require the express permission of copyright holders.

My Green colleagues and I oppose this amendment and will vote against it on 9th July.

Thank you again for writing to me about this important issue. Please let me know if you would like to receive further email updates about my work as London's Green MEP.

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@Rcsprinter123:  Done. Feel free to get in touch again if you want me to expand on my answers or if you have any further questions. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 22:26, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

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