The Battle over Wikipedia’s use of Digital Images from the British Art Gallery Intensifies

BBC News Work by Sir Joshua Reynolds was among those uploaded to Wikipedia The battle over Wikipedia’s use of images from a British art gallery’s website has intensified. The online encyclopaedia has accused the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) of betraying its public service mission. But the gallery has said it needs to recoup the £1m cost of its digitisation programme and claims Wikipedia has misrepresented its position. The NPG is threatening legal action after 3,300 images from its website were uploaded to Wikipedia.

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