From: Stevertigo <utilitymuffinresearch2(a)yahoo.com>
--- "Alex R." <alex756(a)nyc.rr.com> wrote:
However, that does not solve the problem that
each fair use must be specifically described, i.e.
when one uploads an image it is available to use
on many encyclopedia pages, what is needed is
Each use?? IANAL -- but I know when man's "law"
starts contradicting God's Law.. Reason,
reasonability, etc. No wonder you guys are turned off
to "fair use" -- its almost untenable with that
If there was (years from now) an image.wikipedia.org
that *centralized* dealing with images across all
wikis, it would be easier to deal with images as a
whole -- upon input. But you're saying this ideality
would still not satisfy fair use--that each use of
those images must be justified?
I see two possibilities
Either we decide it is enough to indicate the image is
copyrighted on the description page, but might fit
with fair use doctrine.
Then, we see the article pages to which the image is
in these articles, we mention ''in hidden text'' the
fact the use might be said "fair use".
Pb is that the user will not necessarily look at the
source, so will miss the info
Or the image description mention it is cp, but might
be fair use, and try to describe which use are
As for the central database, it would make sense
perhaps, that it contains only gfdl and public domain
images. not cp ones, that would remain on local
This would favor use of free images.
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