[Foundation-l] Fair Use (again)
saintonge at telus.net
Tue Jan 30 22:57:52 UTC 2007
Robert Scott Horning wrote:
>I am being told that the one and only way that these images are going to
>possibly be removed from Wikipedia is through a WP:OFFICE action. I
>think that is one of the most ridiculous sentiments ever made. For
>example, see the "disclaimer" that was thrown onto this image:
>It basically says that if M.C. Escher objects (BTW, he is dead.... so I
>guess that is his estate here), then he should contact the "Designated
>agent" of Wikipedia (aka Brad) in order to remove this image.
>IMHO, this disclaimer by itself is almost proof by itself that this
>particular image is a copyright violation, and I would argue that the
>other 40,000 images also in [[en:w:Category:Fair use images of art]]
>also are very likly to be copyright violations. That is not a trivial
>number of images to be removing.
I looked at that "disclaimer", and found it excessively
confrontational. I was tempted to at least edit off the rough edges,
but though it better not to meddle with what you are trying to do.. I
saw no mention of WP:OFFICE.
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