Steve Bennett schreef:
On 8/30/07, Eugene van der Pijll
The copyright symbol is a bad idea, as it screams
out "This image is
definitely copyrighted". That should not be the default.
I imagine the vast majority of images on Wikipedia are indeed copyrighted.
Perhaps, but a large number of images that I have uploaded are not. It's
a bad habit of museums and other institutions to claim copyright on
public domain images just because they are the ones who have that
picture in their possession.
I don't want Wikipedia to follow their lead.
The (i) is
For me it doesn't sufficiently convey the idea that it's information
about the photographer/copyright holder. Sure, you'd click if you want
to know more about the image itself, but you don't realise you need to
click it if you want to reuse the image.
The (c) may be better for people who want to reuse the images, but they
should know they have to look for the conditions on that. The majority
of our visitors are here to read the articles; not to reuse them; I'm
concerned about the impression that an article littered with copyright
sign will make.