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Resolution:Freedom of Panorama Project Budget

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Approved (5–0) on October 4, 2014

WHEREAS, Wikimedia Commons administrators interpret that there is no Freedom of Panorama in the Philippines;

WHEREAS, Wikimedia Commons administrators however find Freedom of Panorama in the United States at least for buildings;

WHEREAS, such interpretation of Philippine Intellectual Property laws which are similarly drawn from United States Intellectual Property laws prevent contributors to Wikimedia projects from uploading and contributing freely-licensed contemporary media taken in the Philippines;

NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby RESOLVED, To appropriate the sum of Sixty Thousand Pesos (₱60,000) from the reallocation approved by the Wikimedia Foundation for obtaining a legal opinion on Freedom of Panorama in the Philippines;

RESOLVED FURTHER, To authorize Jose Roel Balingit to represent Wikimedia Philippines and to enter into contract related to obtaining the legal opinion;

RESOLVED FURTHERMORE, That the legal opinion must be by prominent expert(s) on Philippine Intellectual Property laws;

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the legal opinion must be verifiable by the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Commons administrators.