teun spaans wrote:
I like several elements in this approach.
First, such a "no free image" template is a very clear invitation for people
to donate one.
Second, if the board would express a clearer view that fair use is not what
we aim for, that in itzelf is a clear signal.
A gradual approach would be more acceptible on the english wiki than an all
out attack on all fair use images. For example, there could be a move where
person photos would be allowed first, and dealing with other categories such
as historical events later.
i wish you health and happiness,
As a technical solution, I'd say it would be good to go one step
further. Watermark nonfree images in such a way that they do not lose
their illustrative value, are clearly identified as nonfree, and that
they lose enough of their aesthetic value that there's a strong
incentive to replace them.