[Wikipedia-l] RE: [Wikitech-l] Copyright Schmopyright
saintonge at telus.net
Wed Aug 13 20:59:58 UTC 2003
Jimmy Wales wrote:
>3. In any event, if we distribute licenses under "fair use", this
>does not imply in any way that *other people's uses* will qualify
>similarly. This makes distributing them problematic and non-free.
>Sometimes people say things that amount to "heh heh, this is great,
>we can use the images, but some commercial outfits can't, and so if
>they want to make money off of our hard work, they'll have to spend
>a lot of money going through the image data figuring out what it is,
>which will tend to prevent them from doing it."
Whatever happens here does not exempt the commercial user from
exercising due dilligence in deciding what he uses.
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