On 20/07/2015 19:38, Andy Mabbett wrote:
On 20 July 2015 at 18:09, Robert Rohde <raro...@gmail.com> wrote:

it is also hard for me to get behind the
notion of punishing someone for demanding that reusers due the things that
Commons actually recommends that they do.
It's not a question of punishment, but of protecting Commons'
reputation (from being" brought into disrepute", as it might be

If you start deleting the images from Commons you put all re-users absolutely at risk who have linked to Commons.


Because you will now have removed the link to the attributions and license that they were relying on. This is why anyone that links like that is a fool. It is one thing to link to a page containing attribution/license on your site. Quite another to link to some other site you have no control over for the attribution/license.

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