[Foundation-l] Board meeting in Rotterdam later this week

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Mon Jan 15 09:16:13 UTC 2007

While I think fair use media is more integral to the English Wikipedia's
content than you do, I agree with your reasoning. Whether or not we
allow fair use, non-commercial media is unjustified.

Can everyone here agree that non-commercial media is not a *substitute*
for fair-use media?

teun spaans wrote:
> May I disagree with this reasoning?
> That the italian law disapproves of fair use makes it only more
> compelling to find truly free images.
> On the Dutch wiki we abolished fair use over a year ago, and it is my
> wish the english wiki would do so as well: they are basically not
> free. Forbidding them makes people more anxious to go hunting for
> them. Or creating them.
> Replacing fair use with NC is no real solution. I hear people
> complaining about the need for air use all the time. There may be a
> few cases (screenshots of commercial programs, photos of people who
> died recently) for which no free alternative can be created. But
> mostly  free alternatives can potentially be created.
> teun

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