[WikiEN-l] Creation of user photographs
peter.mackay at bigpond.com
Sun May 21 21:09:23 UTC 2006
> From: wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org
> [mailto:wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Steve Bennett
> On 5/21/06, Peter Mackay <peter.mackay at bigpond.com> wrote:
> > > If it's so unremarkable and so uncreative, isn't the
> whole question
> > > of copyright totally moot?
> > Hardly. We put a lot of effort into monitoring the license
> status of
> > photographs in WP. It doesn't matter if the photographs
> themselves are
> > good or bad, exciting or boring.
> I think it does matter what the chances of the copyright
> violatee making a complaint are. I could be wrong on this.
> But if we are to focus our efforts anywhere, surely they
> should be areas where there actually is a potential complainant.
I take your point, but why should we encourage or condone bad license
> > Can you claim copyright
> > > over the way you parked your car? Over the way you filled in a
> > > cheque? Over your choice of TV watching on a given night?
> > ????
> Well, apparently you can copyright pointing a device that
> takes a photo and pressing a button - with no further
> creative input. As you pointed out, it's not necessarily a
> creative process.
Please don't be crass. Possibly the photographer went to immense trouble to
take a photograph. It doesn't matter, anyway. We can't just claim copyright
over photographs because we think that the photographer didn't have much
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