In the way you put it, there is no discussion possible. I do accept your position, I do not agree with it.

What you write is more an article of faith then an argument why this is what we do. Mathias, you can do better.

2009/3/30 Mathias Schindler <mathias.schindler@gmail.com>
2009/3/30 Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen@gmail.com>:

> My question is, will it be acceptable when a museum or archive provides us
> with their material and when we learn about a request to take down material,
> we do this when requested by the copyright holder.  This is not considered
> an issue with Flickr !!

A museum should be having no problem providing us with material in
these two scenarios:

1. The image is PD
2. The image is subject to copyright and the museum owns all required
rights of usage/copyrights to release the image under a free license

If the image is subject to copyright and the museum is unable to
provide these rights of usage, it is not suitable for Wikimedia


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