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

Oldak Quill oldakquill at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 18:02:02 UTC 2007

On 28/03/07, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/28/07, Robert Horning <robert_horning at netzero.net> wrote:
> > 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.
> There is however the free Debian logo
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Debian-logo.svg
> The bass logo is PD
> Fore adverts there is various US gov stuff and we can create images ourselves.

I don't find it hard imagining a justifiable context in which a big
corporate logo needs to be used in a book about logo design,
advertising, a history of corporate America,  &c.

Oldak Quill (oldakquill at gmail.com)

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