On 8/25/07, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
"My apologies on behalf of Wikipedia and Wikimedia! I've emailed to
wikien-l and commons-l about this post, asking for suggestions on how
we can do better on this sort of thing. There's an editorial habit on
English Wikipedia of not putting attributions on photos in the
articles themselves, leaving that to the image page ... I think that's
a matter for discussion as well."
I think we have to do better on this, at least in some way. The image
page needs a BIG OBVIOUS CC notice. Many do, but some don't.
One immediate question raised: why is it that Safari does not see the CC
licence tag on the image page at en?
IMO, we need some way of informing people that if they want to reuse images
from Wikipedia, they *must* examine the image page for licensing data.
Including attribution for CC-by may work, but only for CC-by images. (Also,
there would be no explicit indicator that the attribution must be reproduced
whenever the image is used.) We need some way of informing people about the
requirements for images released under other copyleft licences so they can
ultimately comply, or at least make a bona fide effort to comply. Doing this
would be impossible in an image caption in an article.