[WikiEN-l] Creation of user photographs

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Mon May 22 20:15:10 UTC 2006

Peter Mackay wrote:

>>But for casual shots, it is not only 
>>unnecessary to doubt the word of the user in these cases 
>>about the copyright status, but the risk of legal 
>>intervention is so low as to be nil. Additionally, in a case 
>>like this, it will be absolutely clear to the copyright owner 
>>who to complain to. I think this sort of thing is very, very 
>>low priority.
>You seem to be saying it's OK to break the law if you can get away with it,
>but I think you misunderstand my point.
Your misconception of law is phenomenal.  In some situations the breach 
of the law does not happen until there has been a complaint by someone 
with standing.

>I agree that these photographs are (mostly) non-controversial. But what is
>the absolutely correct way of uploading them so we can use them with *zero*
>risk of being sued?
Zero risk is a figment of your imagination.


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