Why is everybody on my two mailing lists suddenly being IANAL?
Anyway... mass downloading images from a database recalls to my mind
something about fr.wikiquotes...
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Alphax (Wikipedia
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 6:00 AM
To: Wikimedia Commons Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Commons-l] Royal Society archives online until December
David Gerard wrote:
On 25/09/06, David Monniaux
Alphax (Wikipedia email) wrote:
>> Is there anywhere on Commons to upload this yet? If not,
> You of course realize that mass downloads of journals may be construed
> as a copy of a significant part of a database, which is protected by a
> special copyright (much shorter than the regular one) under EU
And the UK law implementing this is ...
David Monniaux says the Foundation should:
[ ] not download and save this stuff on commons without
absolute legal clarity
[ ] say "such a restriction on hundreds of
years old material is
odious" and do it anyway
[ ] something else
For my money
[x] say "such a restriction on hundreds of years old material is odious"
and do it anyway
but IANAL (and I'm not being paid to do this either). I might add that
downloading the stuff is a non-trivial process...
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