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Old 02-12-2007, 06:02 AM   #1
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Hello netphoria forums,

A bunch of people such as myself have been trying to make "The Smashing Pumpkins" a featured article on Wikipedia. Lame? Yes probably, but I'm sure you understand.

Our big stumbling block is that we can't find ANY free images to put in the article, and with Wikipedia's rules on copyrighted material getting stricter and stricter, we simply can't get the article acceptable with all the "fair use" promotional images we have used.

So we've been looking around on sites like flickr to find free images of the Pumpkins for the article. I found one image, but it turned out to be shared under the creative commons "non-commercial" license, which wikipedia doesn't like. The images we use need to be allowed to be altered as well as re-distributed for commercial purposes. Personally, I think it's a raw deal for the photographers because all they get is attribution as the owner of the photo, but oh well.

So anyway, if any of you know of any free (ie. public domain or creative commons attribution/sharealike which aren't non-commercial/non-derivative) please let me know! Alternately, if you have images that you yourself took of the smashing pumpkins and would like to release them under one of these licenses on flickr or the Wikimedia Commons, that would be cool. I know this is probably a stretch, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask. Thanks for reading.

 
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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My photos suck or I'd give them to you.

 
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:21 PM   #3
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I think your best bet would be to find a decent picture, and then email the owner asking for their permission to use it on wikipedia - that's how a lot of people are getting around this issue. Also contacting the official site might be a good bet, since a decent picture on a wikipedia article helps promote the band.

This whole image bullshit is going to hurt wikipedia more than anything - it's really a bunch of people taking it upon themselves to remove any images that don't adhere to their own, very strict interpretations of the wikipedia guidelines

 
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:25 PM   #4
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you can use this one bro

 
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:05 PM   #5
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why is a picture considered such an essential thing for wikipedia entry?

 
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:19 PM   #6
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:29 PM   #7
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can you read

 
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:01 AM   #8
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you guys can see the article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smashing_Pumpkins (just incase you're unaware of the infinite well of knowledge that is wikipedia)

the thirty-three pic made me laugh.

i did ask a guy on flickr and he released that Corgan pic from the Mellon Collie tour for us. But we're probably still gonna struggle, so any contributions are welcome! =)

 
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:24 PM   #9
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My photos suck or I'd give them to you.
I'll be the judge of that! :P

and/or *bump*

 
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:31 PM   #10
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why is a picture considered such an essential thing for wikipedia entry?

 
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:07 PM   #11
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you can use this one bro
gotta get yelena's permission first

 
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:50 AM   #12
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I'll be the judge of that! :P

and/or *bump*
Also, I don't have any.

 
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