[Foundation-l] Banning Fair Use (was Re: Foundation Licensing Policy)

Robert Horning robert_horning at netzero.net
Wed Mar 28 17:24:42 UTC 2007

geni wrote:
> On 3/28/07, Oldak Quill <oldakquill at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 28/03/07, effe iets anders <effeietsanders at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Although a few people asked, you didnt give examples of when a
>>> Wikibooks should *need* to use Fair Use. Please note that a rationale
>>> is obliged. Could you give a few examples of images where there is
>>> absolutely no possibility that there will come no free substitute of
>>> it? (As you brought it yourself on this list... now i have been made
>>> curious :) ) Thanks.
>> Use of logos and example adverts in a book about advertising?
> There are PD logos and adverts around.
For everything that you want to talk about?  If you are going to use an 
example of logos, sure, you can find *an example* of a PD logo.  But 
even the WMF logo is not public domain.... it isn't even a free content 
license.  The only way you can use the WMF logo in a Wikimedia project 
(in an article or book module) is under fair use concepts.  Of course 
such a fair use application would have to be in context.

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