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

teun spaans teun.spaans at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 09:28:39 UTC 2007

Fair use images can not be removed automatically, as they are intermingled
with the text. It goes ok for most album covers, and book covers, but
sometimes the images are an integral part of the text, or the text refers to
the image.

On 1/18/07, Delirium <delirium at hackish.org> wrote:
> teun spaans wrote:
> >So the question is: what do we pursue: the dream of a free content, or a
> >compromise which add some chrome/culture but inhibits the free spreading
> of
> >knowledge?
> >
> >
> 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.
> -Mark
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