Smithsonian images gets open copyright religion

Carl Malamud sez, "I'm delighted to report that the Smithsonian has approved a purchase of four-more hi-res scans of photos with a stated intended use of "upload to the Internet." The embedded copyright tags have been changed as well.

In a related development, I got email from the Acting Secretary and another one from the Chief Information Officer. The Smithsonian has formed a pan-Institutional task force to re-examine their copyright policies and they'll be taking comment from members of the public this fall.

Both great developments. A new broom does indeed sweep clean!"


(Thanks, Carl!)