On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 3:23 AM, Rama Neko
For the "Show respect" thing, I'd
go as far as saying something to the
"do not photograph if it is not allowed, do not use you flash, do not
attempt in any way to 'steal' photographs, as the quality will be poor
and the short-term thrill and benefits are vastly exceeded by the
long-term grudge and lack of confidence that the institution will hold
I disagree on two accounts.
First, it's an usage guide. It assumes you already have the PD work
available for use, so the photograph point is moot.
Second, even if it were referring to the process of obtaining (not
using), many places impose groundless restrictions (as if they owned
copyright, and every use of the work had to be approved by them).
Supporting this position implicitly says we agree that a PD work is
not actually available.
The current form is indeed good. It's about how-to-use PD content,
* Don't imply you use is endorsed. (It may or may not, but don't imply it)
* Point out any modification (so it doesn't get confused with the
* Properly label the credits for any modification
All about general and desirable conditions on how to use, not how you
get the PD content.
I agree with what Pedro has said here. This proposed guideline on Commons is
about how we should treat the digital objects that have been donated to
Commons - not about how to obtain more. Rama - what you have said is true
and I agree with the principles you've listed, but perhaps