I politely disagree,
This will be the case when you leave too much room for interpretations.
By using an EDP approach, you leave all possibilities open for
non-conforming material to the freedomdefined definition. You might close
the gap of too far off EDP's with a control by anyone, any committee
(although there seems to be a disagreement between Kat and Eric about that),
but allowing images within an EDP conflicting with the freedomdefined
definition, like Fair Use, opens up in principle all possibilities for
communities to do whatever they want, conflicting with the original
I asked you to explain me how you can use fair use images for commercial
exploitation and for derivative works: you could not David. But I am not
opposed to using Fair Use, as long as there are no juristic detrimental
implications for the Wikimedia projects, but then be clear about it. The
draft can be adjusted, so that interpretations can be minimized.
Forget about an EDP: use the freedomdefined definition, with two exceptions:
Fair use images for the EN:WP and another exception for the Polish Wikinews.
Any other exception should have to be approved by the board/GC.
Kind regards, Londenp
2007/2/22, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>om>:
On 22/02/07, Kat Walsh <kwalsh(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
I am afraid of misconceptions and
misinterpretations spreading too far
about what is to be allowed and what isn't, and I've been hearing
misinterpretations both on the too-inclusive and too-exclusive side...
I fear it's a case where either side will seize on anything that could
possibly support their obviously correct view rather than the
obviously misguided opposing view.
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