[NetBehaviour] Wikipedia challenges "Wikipedia Art"

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Fri Apr 24 12:29:40 CEST 2009


On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Pall Thayer <pallthay at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Ok, I broke down and looked it up... on Wikipedia. The fair use
> provision for trademarks sounds a bit strange. It actually sounds to
> me like it's intended more for commercial criticism than
> non-commercial in that the point of it is to allow advertisers to
> compare products. So if you were running an encyclopedia and you
> wanted to point out that your encyclopedia is better than Wikipedia,
> you would be allowed to use their trademark. But how or whether it
> applies to wikipediaart's use of it seems unclear.

In the US, this is covered by the First Amendment -

http://www.barbieinablender.org/

Wikimedia really do not understand what they have done -

http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2009-April/051505.html

- Rob.



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