yes I agree with Caroline/Secretlondon, too.
I think it would be better to avoid fair use etc.
It's more safe.
--- Anthere <anthere8(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Caroline Ford a �crit:
many things I agree with
but just, hi Caroline (I read the whole mail
wondering who Caroline was) :-)
Yann Forget wrote:
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>> Police ledgers are not copyrightable, that
is public information.
>> Just like the news is not really
copyrightable. That is why you can
>> use pictures of famous people and famous
events. Unless their is
>> something particularly creative about the
photo there is just a
>> reproduction. Sort of like the copyright of
an old painting.
> This is something new to me.
> Do you mean that, say, pictures of the 9/11
attacks are not copyrightable?
> As well as pictures of the presidents of the
> We have a problem with the pictures of the
presidents of France which
> are "� Pr�sidence de la R�publique.
Can we put these freely into Wikipedia?
As always they are only talking about US
copyright law. As far as I know
we cannot do any of this in the UK, and I
imagine it will be the same in
Telephone directories are copyrighted in the
UK, for example.
This is why some of us are very unhappy about
"fair use", as it means
that we cannot ever host a mirror in the UK,
or have a fork.
We have no pictures of UK politicians for the
What would be nice would be actual advice as
to what _we_ can do. I
understand that German wikipedia has banned
fair use images. I know that
most of what has been suggested is illegal
here and that British
contributors are cautious because the
international nature of the
project never seems to be considered.
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