On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 03:11:00PM +0200, Erik Moeller wrote:
If we allow fair use of images, which we currently do,
we may want to
develop guidelines for what is and what is not a good example for fair
use. Some thoughts:
Good fair use:
- Important historical photos: Leader meets leader, building explodes, war
crimes etc. Here the educational purpose is prevalent. Exceptions: Photos
of which we know that their copyright is rigidly enforced.
The principle of fair use is depending on the way we use the photo, not on
the way copyright is enforced. If it is 'fair use', copyright grants us the
right to use the image. If it's not 'fair use' someone can enforce the
copyright and require removal of the picture.
The question of including the picture has to be based on fair use, not on
the enforcement policy of the copyright owner.