On 5/2/07, Phil Sandifer <Snowspinner(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On May 2, 2007, at 11:49 AM, Andrew Lih wrote:
That's not Wikipedia's battle to fight.
It seems that Digg will be the
pioneer in that realm.
And here I agree with you. But the issue is NOT one of "blatant
illegality." It's one of legal risk, but we wade into that every time
we use a fair use image. The issues here are editorial, not legal.
Yes, which is why there is a massive purge going on right now of fair
use images. Whoops, maybe not everyone knew that. :)
It's pretty clear the legal risks are pretty significant: Wikipedia a
top 10 web site and a history of the AACS licensor actions to much
lesser known sites
Just because we don't like the law, does not mean we should be
intentionally dense about the implications of it.