March 01, 2006

Snowbanks on the Canal

Canal snowbanks with Chateau

Giant snowbanks on the canal, with the Chateau Laurier off in the distance.

Ottawa [view large]

Posted by anatole at March 1, 2006 12:51 PM
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To whom it may concern:

Hello! I hope you're well. Uncertain how to contact you directly, I'm posting this message here.

I am a regular contributor to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia anyone can edit; apropos, I frequently edit articles regarding Canada. In our collective attempts to improve this article, we try to include content -- like images -- of heightened value. In this quest, I stumbled upon your blog photo of the Supreme Court of Canada (taken last spring) with the bilingual sign out front:

http://www.sobersecondthought.com/photos/large/ottawaspring2005_0226.JPG

In my opinion, this is an excellent image: not only does is it clearly exhibit the pinnacle of our judicial branch but it also exemplifies the Federal Identity Program. The following Wikipedia articles deal with these topics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_Canada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Identity_Program

I live in Toronto and am infrequently in Ottawa (though I do love the place), so me taking a similar picture isn't practical. And, frankly, none online capture what yours does.

So, my question is: would you be willing to release this image (or others) for fair use on Wikipedia -- in any of the articles indicated above or elsewhere in Wikipedia -- or to the public domain? Wikipedia has specific rules regarding usage and copyrights of images online, and I don't want to include anything where approval is arguably required.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thanks again for your co-operation!

Sincerely,

E Pluribus Anthony

Posted by: E Pluribus Anthony at March 5, 2006 03:25 PM
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