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

Philip Welch wikipedia at philwelch.net
Fri May 5 20:16:46 UTC 2006

On May 5, 2006, at 8:07 AM, Phil Boswell wrote:

> Actually, you would have thought that any given celebrity of any  
> rank or
> stripe would rather that there was a freely-available high-quality
> controlled-source picture being used for them than an opportunistic  
> snap
> taken during some sweaty ruck at a premiere with inadequate  
> lighting and
> extraneous limbs intruding from strange angles...or maybe a  
> paparazzi-style
> "candid" image of them in some embarrassing pose.
> Obviously we wouldn't necessarily use the latter if it proved too  
> salacious
> but if it were the best available free-licence picture you'd likely  
> be able
> to build some sort of reasonable argument...

Incidentally, why don't we have free-content paparazzi tracking down  
celebrities to take pictures for Wikipedia articles?

Philip L. Welch

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