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

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 10:45:21 UTC 2007

On 26/07/07, Todd Allen <toddmallen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On the other hand, if we started generally disallowing it, I'd
> imagine we could start getting GFDL releases for album covers,
> especially from more notable independent bands who might just love the
> idea of their album cover being used freely anywhere on Wikipedia it
> might fit, and be disconcerted by such an album cover not being used
> anywhere on the project. We're not meant to be "the encyclopedia with
> some free content", we're meant to be "the free encyclopedia".

We're also not meant to be "the encyclopedia *of* free content".
Giving different levels of coverage to different people based on
whether or not they like our ideals is not the best road to go down...

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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