Submissions:2024/Requesting free images locally

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Requesting free images locally

Type of session:

Lecture (15-30 min)

Session theme(s):

Community Engagement, Legal & Advocacy


Wikimedia aims to be a free repository of knowledge for all - in addition to being free to use, it is free to reuse - anyone can use Wikimedia content, provided it is properly attributed. That extends to images, which are often blurry and low-quality as they are taken by well-meaning but inexperienced Wikimedians. How can we free up more high-quality works into the public domain? Join me as I go on a one-man crusade to get the Town of Oakville to release government works into the public domain, and learn from my successes and failures. I am of the firm belief that if the government, the nominal servant of the people, creates media, then said media should be freely reusable by everyone. I hope you all will come around to my viewpoint.

Author name(s):

Brenton Wang

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Able to attend without scholarship?


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