Robert Scott Horning 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:
It basically says that if M.C. Escher objects (BTW, he is dead.... so I
guess that is his estate here), then he should contact the "Designated
agent" of Wikipedia (aka Brad) in order to remove this image.
IMHO, this disclaimer by itself is almost proof by itself that this
particular image is a copyright violation, 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.
I looked at that "disclaimer", and found it excessively
confrontational. I was tempted to at least edit off the rough edges,
but though it better not to meddle with what you are trying to do.. I
saw no mention of WP:OFFICE.