2008/12/22 Jiri Hofman <hofmanj(a)aldebaran.cz>cz>:
Is it correct to provide direct inline (inside
the text of the article
infobox) iterwiki links to these images (and generally files)? For
example: [[:en:File:Metallica and justice for all a.jpg|Image in English
Wikipedia]]. Is it something what should be avoided because it can
potentially violate the law or our license?
Question: what would we say if someone, for example, did a direct link
like this to an image held on Amazon? The situations seem fairly
Well, I would not like it as it is a link which should be rather in
references or external link section. If it was a link to the official site
of the band with this image it would be a perfect candidate to external
I disagree this is quite comparable. I do not know under what license
Amazon shows the images. Moreover everybody could directly see that this
is not a part of Wikipedia, nobody could say: "you are trying to cheat me,
not all of your Wikipedia content is free".
Is similar linking in use in some Wikipedias?
- Andrew Gray
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