[WikiEN-l] BetacommandBot, (currently) centralized discussion

WJhonson at aol.com WJhonson at aol.com
Sat Feb 23 23:55:47 UTC 2008

In a message dated 2/23/2008 3:52:15 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
shimgray at gmail.com writes:

One of  the important aspects to claiming fair use of a copyrighted
work is that a  replacement for it is not possible.

This is a very different thing from  "we haven't got around to finding
a replacement yet, so we'll use this  until we do".>>

"Fair Use" does not live on top of this requirement that a replacement  isn't 
*possible*.  Fair Use has no restriction of this nature.
So again, this point-of-view, which is not supported by copyright law,  
removes any fair use picture.
The ideal of "possible" is the problem as "reasonable".  You simply  cannot 
define it adequately.
Meanwhile the project suffers by deletionists gone wild, removing useful  
fair use pictures.
Will Johnson

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