Posts Tagged ‘copyright’
Wikipedia allows non-free images to be used under the terms of fair-use. In the case of the photograph below I can use it as I am discussing the photograph and not the contents, in other words used in a transformative nature.
Source: Iran Times
IANAL and TINLA but this post, and the wikipedia entry Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the 1979 Hostage Crisis, are examples of fair-use. Although if this photo was included in an article about the Iran hostage crisis this would not be an instance of fair-use.
So could I freely include a photograph just by discussing the photograph?
For today last year the Free Software Foundation (FSF) organized the Day Against DRM. I’m still against prohibitive DRM. The music and film industries can protect their product, but not at the expense of my right to use their product how I see fit and on the platform I want after purchasing it.