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

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 23:01:09 UTC 2007

On 7/14/07, John Vandenberg <jayvdb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/14/07, WikipediaEditor Durin <wikidurin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 7/12/07, John Vandenberg <jayvdb at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > If all logo rationales are alike, why is {{Non-free logo}}
> > > insufficient?  What else is needed?  The reason I ask is that perhaps
> > > a few params can be added to {{Non-free logo}} to cater to the
> > > additional licencing issues.
> >
> > And here's another portion of the argument; can fair use rationales
> > be boiler plated? Some say no, some say yes. We argue endlessly
> > about this.
> Hi Durin,
> I have separately arrived at the conclusion that there must be some
> non-free images that can be "boiler plated", but I am keen to read up
> if you could you direct me to some argument against this, or outline
> the salient points here.
> Looking at logos specifically again, 99% of logos that are used on
> only one article are probably the logo for that topic, and a human
> could quickly go though and verify them all and tag them with
> {{logo|<existing logo cat param>|fairuseon=blah}} to indicate that the
> image is only fair use on that article.  Does resolution even come
> into play with logos?  if we only use the thumbnail on the article, is
> it acceptable for the actual image to be hi res?

A boiler plate for logos has recently appeared, but it has less than
50 transclusions.


Is it acceptable; can we start to depend on this template?


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