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Fair use[edit]

I am the administrator of Chinese Wikinews and we are discussing the issue of fair use of uploads, I would like to ask what are the objections when fair use is enabled on English Wikinews?--Kitabc12345 (talk) 09:28, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

@Kitabc12345: From what I understand (this too was before my time on the project), our Fair Use policy was thoroughly negotiated with Wikimedia Legal, and carries a particular restriction on it that we are not permitted to claim Fair Use on any image that is under copyright by a "competing news organization". Looking at the text of our policy, I see the "competing news organizations" restriction is also suggestively associated with the fact that our material is allowed to be used commercially (the significance of the choice of the 2.5 license). --Pi zero (talk) 12:54, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
@Kitabc12345: It is my understanding a lot of sister projects do not allow Fair Use because using non-free images will weaken the overall agenda of making media available for free. But frankly, news organisations rely on Fair Use all the time -- without which, there is a degradation of the quality. FU is important for news.
•–• 06:47, 25 September 2020 (UTC)