> Comments? I think Imran has a point.
How about adding a column img_license to the image
and requiring the user to specify a license during upload:
That's precisely what the image's description page is for,
and its already being used for that (or should be wherever
it's not). The Wikipedia:Copyrights page is about as clear
as I can make the muddy situation. Yes, included images
may not be covered by the GFDL. We cannot accept /text/
that is not licensable under the GFDL, but images are
different. They are easy to separate, denying ourselves
"fair use" would be a great hardship, fair use wouuld apply
to most of our licensees anyway (though not all), and using
images does not detract from our goal of creating free text.
I think it /would/ be a mistake to use a non-free image
that the article /depended/ on (say, a diagram). If there
are any cases like that, I think we should replace it with
our own image under GFDL. But images that are just
illustrations to otherwise complete articles (like the
album covers) are fine.