[Foundation-l] Clearing up Wikimedia's media licensing policies
teun.spaans at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 07:28:23 UTC 2007
historically important photographs and significant modern artworks,
that we can not realistically expect to be released under a free
I tend to disagree with the latter part. We might be able to secure a grant
some day for buying sets of modern art images into the public domain.
Allowing fair use will make us stop looking for ways to get these images.
On 2/8/07, Robert Scott Horning <robert_horning at netzero.net> wrote:
> Mark Wagner wrote:
> >On 2/8/07, Claudio Mastroianni <gattonero at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>Il giorno 08/feb/07, alle ore 10:05, Mark Wagner ha scritto:
> >>>Nothing will change for en.wiki? Hardly. If I'm reading this
> >>>correctly, most of the images used under a claim of "fair use" are no
> >>>longer allowed
> >>No, uncorrect. Foundation said that fair use images *should* not be
> >>The term is important, compared to "need to phased out" used with
> >>images with permission.
> >>You - en.wiki - as far as I've understood, have the right to choose
> >>if allow or not fair use images on your projects.
> >>Guess what are you going to choose? :D
> >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.
> There are also a fairly substantial number of photos that I've found
> which are licensed "for use on Wikipedia only". These are currently
> cataloged and listed under fair-use images, but are not allowed for a
> 3rd party to use. I just found a couple of these yesterday, and it sort
> of surprised me that they were even there, as the copyright owner has
> given the WMF permission to host them on Wikipedia but they are
> otherwise unfree for anybody else to use them.
> With this new policy, I guess these sort of images would have to be
> deleted on en.wikipedia.
> Robert Scott Horning
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