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

Eugene van der Pijll eugene at vanderpijll.nl
Sun Feb 24 00:17:50 UTC 2008

WJhonson at aol.com schreef:
> In a message dated 2/23/2008 4:00:56 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
> eugene at vanderpijll.nl writes:
> ITYM  All book covers are fair use on an article about the book  itself.>>
> --------------
> By the way, "Fair Use" is not defined based on the appropriateness of the  
> image to the article, if you're referring to copyright  law.

I'm not a lawyer, so I can't say for sure (are you?) but anyway the rules that
wikipedians should follow are the Foundation's board resolution on free
content and the what's-it-called... EDP(?) of the English Wikipedia.

Are you familiar with 
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Licensing_policy ?

Two excerpts:

"EDPs must be minimal. Their use [...] should be [...] to complement
(within narrow limits) articles about copyrighted contemporary works."

"This policy may not be circumvented, eroded, or ignored on local
Wikimedia projects."

(Read the whole thing. There's a link to the English EDP on that

We at enwiki cannot change those rules, we have to follow them, and BCB
is doing exactly that. You will have to convince the board if you want
to change this policy.


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