[OpenGLAM] Italy: ICCD publishes 50k historical images "for personal use only"

Barbara Fischer barbara.fischer at wikimedia.de
Fri May 23 10:07:55 UTC 2014

Hello Stefano,

this keeps on happening, it might be an idea do ask the responsibles what
they gain restricting the reuse and refer to the legal policies in other
European countries like Norway or UK.

But what I do is writing an blogpost pointing out to the readers why this
content is yet unfree. Keeping the issue in the public.

just my 2 cent.

Barbara Fischer
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2014-05-22 12:29 GMT+02:00 Stefano Costa <steko at iosa.it>:

> Hello all,
> this has not received much publicity (perhaps understandably), but
> recently the ICCD (Italy's Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la
> Documentazione) opened up ~ 50k images from their historical archives
> http://www.fotografia.iccd.beniculturali.it/
> Unfortunately, as anyone familiar with Italy's cultural institutions will
> guess, this material, albeit in the public domain, falls under the annoying
> cultural heritage rights law so it's basically unusable for commercial use
> and "can only be shared" (sic) for personal use, even if the images are
> totally low-res (I can't even imagine how ridiculously small they appear on
> a retina display).
> The terms of service provide an indication of CC-BY-NC-SA but additional
> requirements are stated here http://www.iccd.beniculturali.
> it/index.php?it/417/termini-e-condizioni-duso based on various decrees.
> Summing up: another epic fail.
> Any comments or suggestions?
> Ciao
> steko
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> Stefano Costa
> http://steko.iosa.it/
> Editor, Journal of Open Archaeology Data
> http://openarchaeologydata.metajnl.com/
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