As mentionned on the foundation mailing list, this policy seems very reasonable to me. I am happy you found a solution to be able to upload images necessary to illustrate wikinews articles… all while limiting related risks with competitors. Good luck. Anthere 02:44, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
Could music album and book cover images be considered as fair use?
Another case that could be safely be considered fair use is when a site has it’s own statement about fair use, for instance:
–Ascánder 14:51, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
I copied image:DonBrash.png from wikipedia, and i think its would fall under publicity, but i’m not 100% sure. Could someone please tell me if it is, so I know for sure. thanks. Bawolff 23:08, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
Currency is listed as a dropdown choice. Its not listed here. What gives? Bawolff ?? 20:54, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
What exactly does “state a fair use rationale” in the image mean? DragonFire1024 08:07, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
I have created a shortcut WN:EDP which is redirected to this page. The terminology brings us inline with foundation terminology and therefore should also be listed in the shortcuts at the top of the page – Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 06:52, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
If the Fair use policy/EDP was left the way it was, it could allow people to delete images and other multimedia content on archived pages, coming march 23, 2008. I understand there have been some complaints about that? :-)
Anyway, I don’t think that this was an intended consequence, so I’ve added some language to mitigate the problem.
Feel free to integrate the alterations in a more wikinews-like manner. Be careful of simply reverting or removing them though, please discuss first!
See also: licensing policy (previously unsigned by User:Kim Bruning)
I am no lawyer. And never will want to be one. My position on the current matter would be very logical and straightforward
Anthere 23:32, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
On wikipedia, Fiar use images can only be used on articles. think we should make it so that fair use can only be used on articles, portals, and categories. I belive that unlike wikipedia where portals are more for the contributors, portals here are like extensions of the main page, and should be treated as such. Categories are in the same boat, as they are often used as either mini-portals, or have a copy of the portal on them as the category ? portal relationship isn’t very well defined (IMO). Bawolff ?? 00:14, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Kim Bruning added a section relating to archiving…
I would like to see some version of this re-added to the policy. –Brian McNeil / talk 09:39, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
My reading of the debate above is that Adambro was the only person objecting to an archiving statement (at the risk of putting words into Adambro’s mouth, because he could not be convinced that the addition was consistent with the law or the Board Resolution.) A year on, is it time to restore an archiving statement to the EDP? –InfantGorilla (talk) 20:51, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Okay, so Wikipedia got blocked in the UK because of that stupid Scorpions album cover. An album cover is technically not a logo, publicity photograph, or work of the British government – but the story is specifically about the cover.
What do we do about that? Under my definition, an album cover is NOT a logo, its an artwork. ViperSnake151 (talk) 15:55, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
I added this section to cover unique historic images which are allowed under fair-use guidelines. The wording was based in part on Wikipedia’s policy. –SVTCobra 21:36, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Can a file with the same name be uploaded to wikinews to replace it when it has been deleted from the Commons and is no longer there? See File:Fariba-iran-evin1.jpg which was uploaded today? The explanation is that it is restoring an archived article in which the image has been deleted and was a red link until today. Just wondering what the policies are at wikinews since Wikinews:Fair use indicates that wikinews Fair use polices are stricter than those of Wikipedia. Thanks, Mattisse (talk) 23:44, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
Fair use is a legal defense for justifiable violation of another citizen’s copyright; it is not a right.
The primary defense is “transformative usage”. For example, a photo taken by professional portrait photographer is copyrighted, and normally would not be able to be used on Wikinews. However, if the photo has been used for publicity – such as a politician’s official headshot – the image may be used to illustrate a story about that politician. The photo in this use has been “transformed” from its marketing purpose to a news purpose.
Writing a fair use rationale for such an image might be written as:
It’s very easy to write a brief fair use rationale as long as you stick to the basic facts. – Amgine | t 02:21, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
I think this section stands on it’s own. It’s not involved in your campaign regarding that specific image; it was requested that I write an exemplar for this policy as I worked with the Board to get our original policy created. – Amgine | t 03:38, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
I’ve been exploring the policies of this site. Most interesting. After reading the front section of the project page I attempted to edit it but learned it was not accessible. The need for this is obvious but since I already had identified a few changes, my suggestions are set forth below:
On Wikinews application of fair use is almost exclusively the subject of discussions about images, rather than text.