[Foundation-l] Foundation Licensing Policy
ejsanders at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 17:11:26 UTC 2007
The three uses of EDP images are given as
1. "should be to illustrate historically significant events"
2. "to include identifying protected works such as logos"
3. "to complement (within narrow limits) articles about copyrighted
The problem with #2 is that it doesn't give the context in which such an
identification is required. Should a logo only be allowed when it's
design is discused? Or when the company is discussed? Or on the article
about the company? Or simply whenever the company is mentioned?
The problem with #3 is it gives no clarification as to how narrow the
limits should be. If I have an article about a film (a copyrighted
contemporary work) and I upload 30 screenshots, I could argue each one
"complements" the article, and who's to say that only using 30 of the
~200,000 frames of the film isn't within "narrow limits".
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