[Foundation-l] Board meeting in Rotterdam later this week
david at fourkitchens.com
Thu Jan 18 23:20:52 UTC 2007
That's very well said, Mark. I agree wholeheartedly.
> I'm not sure it really inhibits the free spread of knowledge in that
> case, since a reuser who prefers not to or can't rely on fair use can
> always distribute the same article with the fair-use pictures
> removed---this can even be done automatically since we tag them as fair
> use. What *would* inhibit free knowledge in this case is if we used a
> fair-use picture where a free one was available, since in that case we'd
> be forcing this kind of user to remove a picture when we could've
> provided one that they could have kept in.
> But if it's a choice between providing no picture at all, and providing
> a picture that some large subset of users (but not all) can use while
> the rest can automatically remove it, I don't see why it *hurts* free
> knowledge to provide the optional image rather than none.
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