[WikiEN-l] Changing fair use tags
wikilegal at inbox.org
Sun Feb 5 18:52:45 UTC 2006
This is beginning to become somewhat of a significant problem...
On October 15, someone changed [[Template:Promophoto]] quite
significantly. The old text read that "This work is a copyrighted
promotional photo with a known source [...]" The new text reads that
"This work is a copyrighted promotional photograph of a person that is
'''known''' to have come from a media kit or similar source."
I can see the reasoning, that works which are not from a media kit or
similar source are not acceptable. But I think that changing the text
of such a template is very dangerous.
Looking at "what links here", there seem to be several instances of
tagged images which probably did not come from a media kit or similar
source. That is to say, I can't really say for certain that they
definitely didn't come from a media kit or similar source, but they
give no indication that they were, and they were tagged before this
came into play.
This is bad for oh so many reasons. I won't get into the legal ones,
in part because I'm not sure who exactly is to blame, but it should be
enough reason that someone might come along, see this image, and
assume that it's part of a press kit, because, well, *it says it is*.
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