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

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sat Mar 31 07:31:31 UTC 2007

Stephen Bain wrote:

>This is essentially what the resolution is doing. The types that the
>resolution mentions are:
>* media used to illustrate historically significant events [1]
>* identifying protected works such as logos
>* media used to complement (within narrow limits) articles about
>copyrighted contemporary works
>So this clearly covers things like corporate logos in articles on the
>corporation, pictures of a painting in an article about the painting,
>and unique photos of historical events (where, of course, there are no
>free alternatives that would adequately convey the same information).
>So you can see that the resolution really makes explicit allowance for
>all of the important uses of unfree media in defining what an EDP can
You can never really make allowance for all the uses.  You need to allow 
for those that have not yet properly discussed, and which may arise in 
the futre..


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