[Foundation-l] [Commons-l] commons and freely licensed sexual imagery

Brion Vibber brion at wikimedia.org
Fri May 15 19:23:45 UTC 2009

El 5/14/09 3:16 PM, private musings escribió:
>     - Commons currently hosts many pictures, taken in a public place, without
>     the apparent permission of the subject, of various folk in various states of
>     undress (think topless women at the beach as the best example) - I think
>     this is inappropriate and disrespectful, though undoubtedly legal.
>     - Commons hosts pictures (such as the one linked to upthread) which seem
>     highly unlikely to me to be genuinely released under a free licence, with
>     the much more likely explanation that a n'eer do well has cheekily stolen a
>     pic from some website - I believe good faith is often exploited in this
>     regard.

These are unrelated issues -- questionable sources and lack of subject 
consent apply just as much to non-nude and non-sexual images, and should 
be pursued regardless of any possible change to how we treat sexual images.

-- brion

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