[Foundation-l] precisions about the recent WMF "fair use" decision

Piero pierogra at libero.it
Mon Feb 12 01:44:27 UTC 2007

Gregory Maxwell ha scritto:
> However, this does not appear to be the case on itwiki:
> http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speciale:PuntanoQui/Template:Copyrighted
> Where very many of these images could have be recreated as free works
> by anyone.. many of them are even the works of wikipedians but they
> are not released as free content.

Ok, I think that we need to substitute all the "images with permission" 
with "free content" images whenever it is possible, and I think we all 
agree with it.
I believe that the problems are only for useful images that aren't 
available with a free license (or that we can't create by ourselves, 
there's a ton of that kinds of images even on it.wiki).

My doubt is: do we risk anything by uploading images with permission 
that someone else on Wikipedia will tag as fair-use? I fear it won't be 
legally acceptable (or at least who has given the permission will retire 
it immediately) - I don't have an idea, since I'm not a lawyer.

piero tasso

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