On 04 Oct 2004 20:46:00 +0200, Erik Moeller <erik_moeller(a)gmx.de> wrote:
The issue is that we need to communicate better that
fair use should only
be used as a last resort, and replaced with free content whenever
possible, even if the free version is inferior. This is something many
newbies and even some oldtimers don't get - they tend to treat fair use as
a loophole to upload anything they want. Unfortunately this tends to seep
through to other Wikipedias, who then simply say "from en:", even if they
don't have fair use.
This is what I have battles with people about. For example, people
who want to remove an "unprofessional" but GFDL image to put up a
"professional" press photo we have to use under fair use.
There are certainly some things we will forever have problems finding
a GFDL or PD image for (forever, assuming the Mickey Mouse perpetual
copyright extension situation continues!) Fair use is probably going
to have to be accepted there ...