[Foundation-l] Proposal: Addition to the general disclaimer

Casey Brown cbrown1023.ml at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 16:20:16 UTC 2008

Isn't the general disclaimer a local thing rather than a global one?
I think this is a matter for the individual communities, not the

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 3:02 AM, Howard Cheng <howard at howcheng.com> wrote:
> I would like to propose additions to the general disclaimer found in the
> footer of all Wikimedia sites.
> Currently on Commons, there's a {{personality rights}} template that is
> applied to photos of living or recently deceased people to inform
> potential downloaders that this photo may not be entirely usable for
> them depending their intended use and whatever jurisdiction they happen
> to be living in.
> This templates are applied inconsistently to images that probably should
> have them. Meanwhile, [[WP:NDA]] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:NDA>
> specifically cautions against the use of disclaimers, one reason being
> that inconsistent use could potentially open us to legal exposure.
> Note that we already have text about trademarks (at least in en-WP and
> Commons -- I haven't checked other sites).
> Thus, I would like to see something about personality rights in images
> in the general disclaimer, rather than having to apply this template to
> each and every photo of a person to whom personality rights may apply.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks.
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