[Foundation-l] Clearing up Wikimedia's media licensing policies

Claudio Mastroianni gattonero at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 10:19:50 UTC 2007

Il giorno 08/feb/07, alle ore 11:17, Mark Wagner ha scritto:

> Read it again.  Fair use is pemitted for "some works, primarily
> historically important photographs and significant modern artworks,
> that we can not realistically expect to be released under a free
> content license, but that are hard to discuss in an educational
> context without including the media itself."  Maybe one fair-use image
> in twenty on the English Wikipedia meets these criteria.  The rest are
> used for simple visual identification of the subject of the article,
> or to make the article look prettier.  It is, for example, quite
> possible to discuss the Beatles' album "Let It Be" without showing the
> cover art, yet the article on En has seven different images of album
> covers.
> --  
> Mark
> [[en:User:Carnildo]]

The problem is that: stated that clarify once for all what's fair use  
and what's not is impossible, fair use are going to remain "vita  
natural durante" (forever and ever) on en.wiki.
Are we thinking that every single image is going to be discuss if  
"acceptable fair use" or not? Unreal.

Gatto Nero

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