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Major past discussion[edit]

Commons:Requests for comment/Xrays, with most activity taking place in 2013. Mikael Häggström (talk) 08:48, 7 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

Copyright on X rays images[edit]

The new Copyright Compendium, third edition, still in public draft, which is or will be the guidelines used internally by the US Copyright Office (Chapter 300), includes "Medical imaging produced by x-rays, ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging, or other diagnostic equipment" on their list of things they won't register (section 306).--Prosfilaes (talk) 18:45, 20 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

So User:Prosfilaes does this means that these are not copyrightable? This means that finally the folks at commons will stop trying to delete radiological images!!!! Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:49, 20 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
The United States Copyright Office only says things about the United States. On Commons, images also have to be free in the country of origin, and the copyright office doesn't say anything about other countries. --Stefan2 (talk) 23:02, 27 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

United States[edit]

As per Compendium: Chapter 300 by the US Copyright Office, "the Office will not register works produced by a machine or mere mechanical process that operates randomly or automatically without any creative input or intervention from a human author." including "Medical imaging produced by x-rays, ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging, or other diagnostic equipment." I therefore think we can safely tag medical imaging taken in the US as Public Domain. We keep that Public Domain status even if there would be some other country out there where the US image would be copyrightable just as with other US-based rationales. Thus, I've now requested the creation of a Public Domain tag for medical imaging taken in the US: Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#Creating {{PD-US-Medical imaging}}. Mikael Häggström (talk) 18:53, 1 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

I also think this applies to medical imaging published in otherwise copyrighted journals and books. Mikael Häggström (talk) 16:31, 3 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

Model release - medical photos and more - legal review - WMF grant proposal[edit]

I am seeking comments and hopefully endorsements on a draft request to the Wikimedia Foundation for grant funds. If you like, please comment at Grants:PEG/Wikimedia New York City/Legal review and templates for model release.

For some time I have been collecting examples in Wikimedia projects in which there is some disagreement about whether an image violates personality rights and would require a model release to host in Wikimedia Commons. See examples in the discussion sections at Grants_talk:PEG/Wikimedia_New_York_City/Development_of_a_model_release_process_for_photos_and_video.

Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 21:31, 21 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

To improve the anonymity of the models, I would not be comfortable sharing them with the WM movement. I keep my own file and share with my college as required. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:42, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply