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

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Thu Feb 8 10:28:15 UTC 2007

On 2/8/07, Mark Wagner <carnildo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Please wait for the official resolution. In my view, there is
absolutely no reason to delete pictures like logos or album covers.

The Italian Wikipedia, by the way, is free to develop an exemption
policy that resonates with US & Italian law on copyright exemptions.
Peace & Love,

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