Erik Moeller wrote:
On the other hand, I'm also absolutely not
comfortable with some of
the images that we currently have on the server, even though I think
it is fairly clear that *we* can use them under fair use.
Please cite examples.
There's no clue as to where that image came from, but it seems
unlikely that it's use is appropriate under fair use, except *perhaps*
for us, under an aggressive interpretation of fair use.
Certainly, if someone wanted to take our content and use it as a
foundation for a highly commercialized celebrity database, or let's
say a "50 greatest actors" magazine special, they'd not be able to use
It has no attribution of any kind, we have no idea where it came from,
we have no idea what justification we might or might not have for
using it. It is a clip from a movie? Is it a publicity still that
was circulated freely by the studio? Is it a famous artwork by a
litigious photographer of repute?
We just don't know, and that makes me uncomfortable.