[Foundation-l] Celebrity pictures

James Hare messedrocker at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 21:47:42 UTC 2006

If I remember correctly, these models (who were twins) had a picture that
was deleted because the modeling agency was pissed at the copyrighted
photo's presence on Wikipedia. Later, the models took a picture of
themselves that they gave to Wikipedia.

Perhaps we could allow something similar to happen?

On 8/9/06, Garion96 <garion96 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Regarding Jimmy Wales's comment here
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk%3APublicity_photos&diff=66922063&oldid=58823881
> concerning
> fair use.
> To quote "In general, ordinary publicity photos of celebrities should not
> be
> used in Wikipedia unless they are released under a free license. We are
> powerful enough now that we can insist on this, and get it, from just
> about
> any celebrity, or we can get a free photo in a number of different ways.
> Using fair use in such cases discourages us from creatively looking for a
> way to enlarge the commons."
> Would it be a good idea if the foundation would ask for 'free' images from
> big record companies (like Sony music entertainment), actor agencies etc.
> I
> know any editor can do this, but it would definitely have a greater
> chance of success if it is coming from the foundation.
> Garion96
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