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

Delirium delirium at hackish.org
Wed Jan 17 16:13:29 UTC 2007

geni wrote:
> On 1/17/07, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm fine with book and album covers in an article substantially
>> dealing with the book or album or its cover specifically - that's
>> clearly fair use. It's when e.g. it's a general illustration on an
>> artist article that it's pushing it.
> Why? If you want to view images as quotes then their use only makes
> sense when the article talks about the images.

That's not true at all---quotes can be used to illustrate a more general 
topic as well, or as supporting evidence for a hypothesis, or many other 
things other than specifically talking about the work being quoted.  For 
example, [[en:anarchism]] quotes sentences or paragraphs from several 
political-science authors who have written books about anarchism, which 
is perfectly fine despite the page not being specifically about those books.


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