EXCEPT... that Wikipedia is not your personal blog nor a free webhost
(**Official policy** at [[WP:NOT]] ). Userspace IS SUPPOSED to be
relted to your wikipedia work, not to post pictures of your family.
If you misuse it, don't cry about it later.
And , do you really think vandals will care about the copyright? they
WILL get the pictures and post them anyway.
Wikipedia IS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA not an scrapbook, but there's plenty of
sites where you can put your family pictures if you like
On 5/17/06, Rob <gamaliel8(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 5/17/06, Ben McIlwain <cydeweys(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Steve Bennett wrote:
> On 5/17/06, geni <geniice(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm afaraid we don't allow "with permission" images.
> Even in userspace? Was that an intentional decision? Does it apply
upload photos of themselves?
/Especially/ in userspace (in articles you can at least make a case for
fair use). And people had better be uploading those pictures of
themselves under free licenses such as GFDL, CC, or PD.
If I ever wanted to put a pic of myself or my kids on WP, I wouldn't
want to release it under a free (or free-ish) license so every troll I
block for vandalism could put my family on their webpage. Of course,
they can already do that, but not legally, for what it's worth.
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