Wed 11th June 2008, 7:01pm
QUOTE(prospero @ Wed 11th June 2008, 7:38pm)
It doesn't matter anyway, since I doubt the record companies care. In fact, given the past incidents of astroturfing new bands by ips from major record labels, I'd gather they probably like it. Anyway, it makes sense to include pictures of album and book covers in their respective articles, so I don't mind it. The copyright paranoia perpetuated by some quarters is annoying, however.
Well, that is not the basis of copyright law. The problem is not ours or The Community's, it is whoever fears that they may have to foot a legal bill for copyright infringement - especially if they get some ORTS volunteer who disregards a cease and desist on the basis of fair use - that would be WMF.
Have WMF imposed any rules?
FWIW, I think it is fine to use pictures, but I can see that the record companies might turn around and say "Hey, they will still have the articles without the pictures, and they have 1000 album covers of ours, that has got to be worth some sort of licence fee."