Samuel Klein a écrit :
Actually, I would be content with a less-free
repository for media not
suitable for commons but still of use to at least one page on one
Wikimedia project -- I would like to be able to monitor (and pressure
to become totally free) all 'local upload' materials on a single wiki.
The technical advantages of having a single way to call a file from
multiple namespaces would still apply, but there could be strong
pressure to replace any non-free media with free media ... while
releasing some of this kneejerk pressure on Commons.
You mean having a kind of
central repository for "fair use" media, for
instance? I'm not sure it is a good idea, because local "fair use" (and
generally non-free) policies are based on local laws and regulations. A
non-free use which is acceptable in some country might not be acceptable
in some other.
Maybe I haven't totally understood what you meant, though.
This is simply not possible. A repository of fair use material is a
contradiction in terms. Fair use, and similar concepts in other jurisdictions,
depends on the context the image is used in - usually, and editorial context. In
a repository, such a context is missing, so it would not be legal to have the
images there. A fair use image is always bound to its context of use, otherwise,
it's not fair use, it's simply distribution.