Copyrighted statues in Helsinki?

Hugo Roy hugo at
Wed Sep 9 10:54:46 UTC 2015

↪ 2015-09-09 Wed 12:44, Alessandro Rubini <rubini at>:
> > It would of course also be ok to upload photos of monuments if the
> > copyright has expired, i.e. 70 years after the creator has died.
> True, and let me note how this is an incentive to kill architects and
> artists (and authors in general).
> A few months ago my local newspaper celebrated the liberation of "The
> Little Prince" (Le Petit Prince), organizing a contest for pupils,
> like "redraw and rewrite your own little prince".  The message to me
> was "we are all happy the author was shot 70 years ago", but very few
> noted that.
> There's something awfully wrong in our rule-set.
> /alessandro

The most absurd part of this, is that in France, this is still not in
the public domain because Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was declared “dead
for France” and thus the duration of the author’s rights on his works
last longer.

Hugo Roy – Free Software Foundation Europe
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