RationalWiki:User:Copyvio's campaign to stop copyvio

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Discuss fair use and stuff here. --מְתֻרְגְּמָן שְׁלֹום

We use. That's fair. PFoster 13:58, 17 February 2008 (EST)

We are not users however. Oh no. Except a little goat snuff. --מְתֻרְגְּמָן שְׁלֹום

Unless Mr. Copyvio presents links showing that these are not GFDL or PD, I suggest just reverting the silly templates. Or is it incumbent upon us to dig out where we got the images and tag them more clearly? humanUser talk:Human 14:12, 17 February 2008 (EST)
Probably, yes. --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 14:34, 17 February 2008 (EST)
I tell you what, if we are even remotely contacted by an actual copyright owner, we will promptly excise any improper use from this edumakational resource. Is that OK? humanUser talk:Human 14:58, 17 February 2008 (EST)

As an advocate of copyright (I have them and I'll exercise them if I find any violations of my works), I must point out that parody falls in a specific spot in copyright laws[1]. This site has a particular affinity to that area. --Shagie 15:28, 17 February 2008 (EST)

Even were you to claim that you were using the images as "parody" under Fair Use, it takes only a moment to see that you are not in fact doing so, but are using them as decoration/illustration of unrelated information. As a copyright holder, you would, of course, know this. Copyvioistheft 15:42, 17 February 2008 (EST)
I dunno about all the images, but the pirate ones are illustrating on-topic parodic articles. humanUser talk:Human 15:44, 17 February 2008 (EST)
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