[WikiEN-l] WMF lawyer on copyright: if in doubt, delete.

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 17:47:48 UTC 2006

If someone complains about removal of their fair-use image, please
reference this message from the Foundation's lawyer:


If someone doesn't accept what the WMF's lawyer has to say on the
subject, I think it becomes their problem rather than yours.

On 2/9/06, Patrick, Brad <bpatrick at fowlerwhite.com> wrote:

> To editors on en.wp in particular, don't hesitate to take action on
> copyvio.  It is better to err on the side of caution and aggressively
> delete.  The license problem is as much an educational problem as an
> actual systemic copyvio problem.
> Quote should include...[insert]..."in accordance with existing copyvio
> policy."  See en:wp:Copyvio.

- d.

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