Posts Tagged ‘wikimedia’

Photographer David Slater Explains Why He’s Going After Wikimedia Over Monkey Selfie

David Slater, the photographer who is currently embroiled in an argument (and quite possibly, soon to be embroiled in a lawsuit) with Wikimedia over the famous ‘monkey selfie’ images, recently spoke to ITN to clarify his position on the whole ‘who owns the copyright’ argument. Read more…

Wikimedia Stands Up for Monkey Photographer Rights, Refuses to Take Down Monkey Selfie

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The controversy surrounding the monkey selfies above, which were taken by an endangered crested black macaque using photographer David Slater‘s equipment, is heating up once again as Wikipedia parent Wikimedia refuses to remove the photo from its commons library, claiming that Slater does not own the copyright. Read more…

Wikimedia Now Lets You Contribute to Its Archive With a New Smartphone App

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If you’re interested in donating your images to the public at large, Wikimedia Commons just made it that much easier. For a while now, their online media archive has brought together a huge library of free-to-use content under one roof; and because images uploaded to Commons must be licensed as public domain, GFDL, CC attribution, or CC attribution/share alike, everything is free to use and/or share.

Now Commons is releasing a new app (formerly only available in beta) that will allow users to upload photos to the Commons archive right from their phone and, it’s their hope, encourage more people to contribute “high quality educational photos.” Read more…

Photo Scavenger Hunts for Wikipedia

If you’re looking for a photographic adventure, check out Wikipedia Takes the City or Wikimedia Photo Scavenger Hunts for an event near you.

These are one day scavenger hunts conducted in particular cities that offer fun and competition for photographers while providing photographs for Wikipedia articles that lack them.

The first such event was Wikipedia Takes Manhattan, which was coordinated by Columbia University and New York University students. The event had a target list of 188 locations, of which 92 were successfully captured and added to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia Takes Philadelphia will be going on this Sunday (April 11, 2010). Check out the contest page here.

All Wikipedians and non-Wikipedians are invited to participate in team of up to three (no special knowledge is required at all, just a digital camera and a love of the city) [...] There will be prizes for the team who takes the most targets.

If you’d like to participate in one of these hunts, you could try to start one for whatever city you’re living in!