On 3 August 2018 at 22:12, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> On 2 August 2018 at 02:51, Gregory Varnum <gvar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> You can check it out for yourself here (you may need to clear your browser's
>> cache): https://wikimediafoundation.org/
> The home page currently says:
> " Everything on a Wikimedia site is available as Creative Commons
> material. "
> That is not true. Material includes:
> * PD content (copyright expires; US government, etc)
> * Fair-use copyright material.
> In the latter case, suggesting otherwise could be harmful to our users.
The text I cited has now been changed to "All text on Wikimedia sites
is available as Creative Commons material".
This does not resolve the issue I raised above; as my first bullet
point applies not only to media files, but also to numerous texts on
Wikimedia sites; not least a large part of Wikisource.
> Furthermore, the "Sesame Street" image used on the site's home page
> and the linked article, is labelled on Commons: "This work might not
> be available under a free license in the United States because it is
> based on an artwork or sculpture that may be protected by copyright
> under U.S. law."
This image is still on the pages I mentioned.
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