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

Brock Weller brock.weller at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 00:37:26 UTC 2008

On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 4:09 PM, <WJhonson at aol.com> wrote:

> 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.>>
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> 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.
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You're confusing de minimus with fair use. de minimus as a defense just
implies the use of the work was insufficient to impact the monetary value of
the copyright for the copyright holder. This is a defense which is
officially invalid in 3 districts of the court of appeals. The supreme court
has yet to weigh in. Fair use specifically requires critical commentary or
discussion on the work itself, something usually not done in the case of
celebrity images, for example.


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