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Baleetion discussion[edit]

RationalWiki really can't make fair use claims. Wikipedia can as an educational project of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. This and everything tagged with it really need deletion.--Ipatrol 23:13, 16 April 2009 (EDT)

Not all fair use is educational. There are 4 things considered under law when deeming something fair use:
  1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
  3. amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
"we are using it for education so it is fair use" can at times be more bullshit than "we are using it for a laugh". Things such as parody (of the work and of a third party), satire and commentary are also covered under fair use. We have policy: if the copy-right holder complains we will take it down, most of the time. - User \scriptstyle h/2\hbar 23:19, 16 April 2009 (EDT)
Ipatrol strikes me as a whiner. RW also makes very light use of the "fair use" claim. So stfu. ħumanUser talk:Human 00:16, 17 April 2009 (EDT)
I think Ipatrol has bought into the CP myth that because you are trying to make something educational (how many students is Wikipedia invested to teach? I know Andy has a few dozen school students) that any image they use if fair use and everyone else is breaking copy-right. - User \scriptstyle h/2\hbar 00:41, 17 April 2009 (EDT)

This template[edit]

Be pretty broke. I'll try to fix it. I've kiiiiind of got it fixed, but I am sleepy right now. Check the documentation's dangling asterisk for more info. Narky SawtoothNarky.png (Nyarnyar~) 15:45, 25 April 2015 (UTC)