[WikiEN-l] Fair use issues; we need serious help

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 01:28:04 UTC 2007

On 7/12/07, Todd Allen <toddmallen at gmail.com> wrote:
> James Farrar wrote:
> > On 12/07/07, WikipediaEditor Durin <wikidurin at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> As an example of the kinds of problems we face, have a look at
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Korea_Girl.jpg
> >>
> >> Note the fair use rationale on this image. The uploader of this
> >> image believes this is sufficient.
> >
> > Evidently, so did the person who created the template {{Non-free album
> > cover}}... and everyone who hasn't since deleted it...
> >
> Boilerplate template != fair-use rationale.

It tells you what category it falls into.  One can posit that for the
album's article, that is necessary and sufficient rationale.  We've
hashed out the general policy there; it stands; the template's just a
pointer to that.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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