[Foundation-l] Fair Use (again)

geni geniice at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 21:36:56 UTC 2007

On 1/29/07, George Herbert <george.herbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...and when it does, then someone can go take a picture of it and
> replace the existing ones, and we'll all be happy.
> UNTIL THEN, there exists no alternative.

You need to learn to wait. An image is not required today.

> It is arguably both true that there are reasonably replaceable images
> there now labeled Fair Use (which should be replaced sooner rather
> than later), and people trying to delete things which are not
> reasonably or possibly replaceable.  This is what happens when we
> don't have a clear theory of what we're trying to do with fair use,
> and muddled case "law" precedent and interpretations.

No one ever claimed that fair use was clarity personified

> I would not be here complaining if there weren't.  I am not
> grandstanding here to make political points because Fair Use in
> Society is a Big Thing for me.  There is serious anti-fair-use
> activity going on, mostly under the radar, but consistently and
> widespread.

There is anti abuse-of-fair-use activit going on but anti fair use
activity is limited.

>  The policy is vague and inconsistent enough to allow
> that.  It's wrong, and it has to be limited.

 It is limited. It is also the correct course of action.

A the present time the number of fair use images in en does not appear
to be falling.

> Fair Use.

That isn't a lisence.


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