[Foundation-l] Celebrity pictures

Garion96 garion96 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 23:42:27 UTC 2006

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

Anymore comments on this? Ixnays, supports and the like? :)


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