[WikiEN-l] Getting rid of bad fair use

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Fri May 19 17:14:18 UTC 2006

geni wrote:
> On 5/19/06, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think what is meant is that the O RLY owl (O RLY stamped over a picture of
>> an owl taken by someone else) infringed on the copyright of the original owl
>> photographer. And since we weren't doing anything fair-use-wise with respect
>> to that original photo, we were infringing on their copyright as well.
> Sure we are not useing it for critical comment of the original image
> but there are other posible fair use rationals around for example:
> http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=O%20RLY&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&sa=N&tab=wi
> Is generaly considered to be fair use.

What would you say if I told you that I had located the *original*
high-res version of the "O RLY owl", sans the text, and that it had a
clear copyright notice? The "O RLY" version is a copvio - so, our "fair
use" claim was in error.

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