[Wikimedia-l] Copyright URAA trolls on Wikimedia Commons

Yann Forget yannfo at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 12:36:06 UTC 2013

2013/12/30 geni <geniice at gmail.com>

> On 30 December 2013 11:26, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> > Hoi Tomasz,
> >
> > You have a really strong opinion. When you read this thread, you will
> > notice that it is not appreciated by many and seen as disruptive. Can you
> > appreciate it in this way?
> >
> > You argument about re-users is valid when you turn around the argument as
> > well; as long as we do NOT have a take down notice re-users are better
> > served by the continuation of the presence of images.
> > Thanks,
> >      GerardM
> >
> >
> No because then reusers also get hit which a bunch of takedown notices (or
> lawsuits) which is decidedly disruptive for them.

This is a falacious argument, because, although these files may not be in
the public domain, nobody really care about URAA.
Except maybe Getty and the like, who can then sell images in the public
domain for ages.


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