[WikiEN-l] Getting rid of bad fair use (was:Zero information...)
robchur at gmail.com
Wed May 17 23:39:21 UTC 2006
On 17/05/06, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree, although I ask if there is actually a major argument for *deleting*
> a "fair use" image used incorrectly, as opposed to simply removing it from
> the webpage. I don't know what the legal status of hoarding "potential fair
> use" images is, of course.
I'm not an expert, but I believe that since we'd still be making the
image available (via the image page, etc.) then we'd have a potential
legal battle later. Check with Brad on that one, though.
There's also the argument that hoarding the images could encourage
laziness; who's going to bother looking for a free replacement* when
there's a photo available right *now*?
* Discount those with their heads screwed on, who understand and
endorse our policies and de facto attitudes towards such things
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