On 06/09/06, Anthony <wikilegal(a)inbox.org> wrote:
This is answered on the Talk page.
Also to resolve the uneasy situation of especially German copyright
law, which appears to consider many designs "PD-ineligible" which
other countries would not. We have had many repetitive arguments about
this issue and a clear policy statement should cut a lot of them down.
Lest this sound terribly anti-dewiki, it's not about trying to catch
them out. It's about making our policies more in line with our
ultimate aim, to provide freely usable media. If we're doling out
trademarks, *regardless of their copyright status* we're not really