Robert Scott Horning wrote:
Reproducing artwork and other cultural artifacts
commentary is pretty well established, and is done literally thousands
of times per year in academic journals. Heck, a recent journal article
I read [http://gamestudies.org/0601/articles/montfort
] even reproduced
the entire source code of the 1977 Atari game _Combat_ as part of its
commentary. It's not as if this is some sort of amazing new use that
we're the first to discover.
I've asked before, but are there any
publications of the scale of
Wikipedia that acutally use fair-use artwork? In nearly every instance
I find licensed images instead, including several that have been offered
today on the various talk pages of Wikipedia that were referencing
Encyclopedia Britannica. I don't see fair use being used to this extent
at all in major publications, even textbooks about artwork.
Well, I just linked you to a journal article freely published online;
one among many. Do you want a hit counter on it or something to satisfy
your "scale" requirement? I don't see what that would have to do with
it anyway---How is fair use in a journal any different than fair use in
an encyclopedia, legally speaking?