[WikiEN-l] Creation of user photographs

The Cunctator cunctator at gmail.com
Thu May 25 20:13:31 UTC 2006

You have GOT to be kidding me.

On 5/21/06, Peter Mackay <peter.mackay at bigpond.com> wrote:
> I was doing some research on ArbCom admonitions against personal attacks,
> and I came across a photograph on a user page where the subject of the
> photograph states that he is the creator.
> I refer to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:PICT4101.JPG] which was
> clearly not taken by the subject, nor by using a tripod or other support
> such as a wall.
> In contrast, another photograph of the same user released under an
> identical
> license (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:PICT2085.JPG) is clearly taken
> by the subject by holding the camera at arm's length.
> While I applaud the photographer for his long record of contributions to
> WP,
> I must wonder about the ethics of claiming the work of another as his own,
> even if he is the subject of a photograph taken on his own camera.
> I suspect that a great many photographs of editors on WP would fall into
> the
> same category.
> In fact I raise the point because the photograph on my user page was
> removed
> under the same circumstances and if something is good for the goose, it
> should be equally as good for the gander(s).
> Pete, keen photographer
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