[Foundation-l] Fair Use (again)

Ray Saintonge 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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