About images Public Domain

Our Service allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for the Content that you post to the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.
By posting Content to the Service, you grant us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through the Service. You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Service and you are responsible for protecting those rights. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of the Service, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms.
You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) or you have the right to use it and grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

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Copyright Policy / Images
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Service infringes the copyright or other intellectual property infringement (“Infringement”) of any person. We presents both public domain and copyright protected artworks according with fair use rules:

  • as historically significant artworks
  • as used for informational and educational purposes
  • as readily available on the internet
  • as low resolution copies unsuitable for commercial use
 We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and remove copyright protected artworks, or block them for users from countries where infringement is alerted. But mostly we try to get artists’ permission to demonstrate their art, and confirm it with a credit line.
If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement that is taking place through the Service, you must submit your notice in writing to the attention of “Copyright Infringement” of wikipaintings@gmail.com and include in your notice a detailed description of the alleged Infringement.
You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresenting that any Content is infringing your copyright.
When possible, we use images of artworks and writings that are in the public domain.
This means the intellectual property rights have expired or are not applicable. Usually the artworks are in public domain in the country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less.
We allow unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Please note that artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation, they are prohibited for copying, printing, or reproducing.
For a more detailed breakdown of when works enter the Public Domain in which countries, we use Peter Hirtle’s chart: Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States — 1 January 2015 from the Cornell Copyright Information Center.
We are looking at Open Culture and Wikimedia Commons, a media file repository making available public domain and freely licensed educational media content, and some “Institutional Open Content”, as many museums are selecting part of their archive and transferring images to the public domain, making them available for free for any use, commercial or non-commercial.
Many thanks to these organizations that are joining the Open Content movement!

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