[WikiEN-l] We need to recognize that advocating is a basic right

Fastfission fastfission at gmail.com
Fri May 5 15:17:54 UTC 2006

The copyright situation of a photo is independent of whether it is a
"PR" photo or not. Air Force releases plenty of PR photos which are,
like all of its photos, not copyrighted and as such perfectly
acceptable for Commons. Their use in articles is restricted along
typical content guidelines, of course.


On 5/5/06, Rob Church <robchur at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/05/06, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5/5/06, Craig Whitford <craigwhitford1 at emailaccount.com> wrote:
> > > I've heard about the Request for comment from the United States Congress.
> > > It's true, Wikipedia is used as a PR/spin machine.
> > > I've also noticed Commons is being used to upload PR pictures too, for spin purposes.
> > >
> > > Craig
> > >
> >
> > A PR photo is better than nothing.
> "PR photo" implies non-free licencing, which means that it's not
> acceptable on Commons, our free media repo. So in this case, and in
> others, no image *is* better.
> Rob Church
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