On 1/28/07, Robert Scott Horning <robert_horning(a)netzero.net> wrote:
I am being told that the one and only way that these
images are going to
possibly be removed from Wikipedia is through a WP:OFFICE action. I
think that is one of the most ridiculous sentiments ever made. For
example, see the "disclaimer" that was thrown onto this image:
Hmm yes that is rather a worry. I would argue it's inclusion in [[Hand
with Reflecting Sphere (Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror)]] at a low
enough resolution could be legitimately argued to be fair use.
IMHO, this disclaimer by itself is almost proof by
itself that this
particular image is a copyright violation,
It is prooof that someone doesn't know what they are doing
and I would argue that the
other 40,000 images also in [[en:w:Category:Fair use images of art]]
also are very likly to be copyright violations. That is not a trivial
number of images to be removing.
While it is a bit messy a lot of it isn't to bad. As long as people
talk about the artwork in the article it is in it is posible to start
building a fair use case.