Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences answers the copyright ownership of black hole photos: they can be used all over the world

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 Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences answers the copyright ownership of black hole photos: they can be used all over the world


On the evening of April 10, the first black hole photograph of human beings came out, which was also instantly brushed on the Internet. But some netizens said that Visual China had taken the copyright of this black hole picture in China, and indicated that if this picture is used for commercial purposes, please call or consult customer representatives.

The 21st Century Economic Reporter gave a televised message to China.

Visual China: Here we have copyright, and then the picture itself can only be used for editorial purposes, if commercial, this side is not authorized.

Editors usually use news reports from the media.

Reporter: If you want to use this photo in the media, you have to pay for it, right?

Visual China: Yes, you have to wait for you to buy and use it, but if it is commercially available, there will be some brand information on it, then it can not be used.

Reporter: By authorization, where did you get authorization?

Visual China: Provided by the European Southern Observatory.

Another visual Chinese staff member responded that the photo copyright belonged to the European Southern Observatory, and visual China obtained photo authorization through AFP. However, it is limited to editorial use. If commercial use is required, the European Southern Observatory must be contacted.

At present, there are various black hole P-maps on the network. The reporter asked if the staff member infringed the rights. The staff member responded that the personal name was released on the public platform. Apart from malicious slander and distortion of the facts, it is not necessary to be authorized. In addition, the use of this graph by the self-Media carries the risk of pursuing legal liability.

The first black hole photograph of humans was observed by eight Event Horizon Telescopes (EHTs) around the world. It was completed by a team of more than 200 scientists. Will this black hole photo be copyrighted? Wu Xiangping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said: Once released, it will be available all over the world, and it can be seen in the media as long as it indicates where it came from.

Source: Daily Economic News Responsible Editor: Youyuan Garden_NO4712