[Foundation-l] Fair Use (again)

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 18:01:57 UTC 2007

2007/1/28, Jeffrey V. Merkey <jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com>:

> All it takes is one lawsuit from someone who is upset at the images
> being used, and the money from
> the last fund drive could get used up in legal fees pretty durn fast. If
> someone object to images
> being used, then TAKE THEM OFF THE SITE, Fair use argments are not. I
> recall my interactions
> on en.wikipedia with people using copyrighted materials and some of the
> debates I had there.
> Bottom line, these anonymus editors are not the people who will get
> nailed. The foundation will
> be the ones who get served and Brad will have to hire a law firm to
> defend the Foundation. It's
> pretty simple -- if someone who owns th images does not want them used,
> then do not use them.

But what if there is no such request? Should we keep everything on the site
until we get a request to take it down? Or should we only put things on that
are as free as our own texts? Or something somewhere in between? That's what
the issue is about.

Andre Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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