On 29 Jun 2006 14:21:46 +0200, Anders Wegge Jakobsen <wegge(a)wegge.dk> wrote:
I've been asked by some of the editors on dawiki of the possibilities
to create a set of questions that can lead to the correct image
license(s) for image uploads.
Well, damn me if I wasn't thinking of that just today. I was even
working out a flowchart. In fact, I started a sort of rudimentary
flowchart at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Can_I_use_this_work%3F
a while back. Of course, Danish law probably differs significantly in
On 6/29/06, Plyd <wiki.vincent(a)amplyd.com> wrote:
I think it's a good idea, but IMHO the
"other" answer should stay.
People who want to add unauthorized copyrighted pictures use it most
of the time... and that makes it very easy after to sort and remove.
If the "other" or "I don't know" is removed, I think those people
try to add it selecting a wrong licence, very difficult to check.
I was thinking of having that exist but lead to a "copyrighted" answer
(i.e., if you aren't sure we just assume the worst every time). If
we're talking a software-level implementation, though, a abortive
upload should be logged: "User:Whatever attempted to upload a file
named XXX.jpg, but stopped after 4 steps. [some brief gibberish here
to allow those in the know to see what he answered to the questions]".
If the user initially gets to a "copyrighted" result and then
backtracks and claims he took it, you'll know something's up.