[mailto:wikien-l-bounces@Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Steve Bennett
On 5/21/06, Peter Mackay <peter.mackay(a)bigpond.com> wrote:
> If it's so unremarkable and so uncreative, isn't the
copyright totally moot?
Hardly. We put a lot of effort into monitoring the license
photographs in WP. It doesn't matter if the
good or bad, exciting or boring.
I think it does matter what the chances of the copyright
violatee making a complaint are. I could be wrong on this.
But if we are to focus our efforts anywhere, surely they
should be areas where there actually is a potential complainant.
I take your point, but why should we encourage or condone bad license
Can you claim
over the way you parked your car? Over the way
you filled in a
cheque? Over your choice of TV watching on a given night?
Well, apparently you can copyright pointing a device that
takes a photo and pressing a button - with no further
creative input. As you pointed out, it's not necessarily a
Please don't be crass. Possibly the photographer went to immense trouble to
take a photograph. It doesn't matter, anyway. We can't just claim copyright
over photographs because we think that the photographer didn't have much