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

Stephen Bain stephen.bain at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 11:32:19 UTC 2008

On 2/24/08, WJhonson at aol.com <WJhonson at aol.com> wrote:
> And no one has ever implied that a book cover is free use. However, imho,
> it is *fair use*.

You appear to be confused. A work itself cannot be "a fair use".
Certain uses of a work can be fair uses. This is why the nature and
the context of the use are important.

> However, some editors want to eliminate any fair use entirely from the
> project.
> That to me is not in the best interests of the project.

As many have observed, your real beef thus appears to be with the
Foundation's policies and the free content nature of the Wikimedia
projects. You have, as always, the right to fork off
a copy of Wikipedia and start your own project. Wikipedia, meanwhile,
will remain the *free* encyclopaedia.

Stephen Bain
stephen.bain at gmail.com

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