Yes, I got the point with the zero people being sued. What is also interesting is him
comparing Wikipedia to some "american monopoly". Yes, Americans wrote also
French Wikipedia, thanks to their education system giving them an excellent French
(just joking, but it is hard to reason with such a bull****)...
The reason why I asked for a translation is to get some nunaces from his press release.
And to be able to counterattack them in the upcoming materials that will be prepared for
Czech Greens or Pirates...
Od: Marcin Cieslak <saper(a)saper.info>
Komu: <lgelauff(a)gmail.com>om>, Advocacy Advisory Group for Wikimedia
Datum: 29.06.2015 00:55
Předmět: Re: [Advocacy Advisors] a kind request for a translation
On Mon, 29 Jun 2015, L.Gelauff wrote:
he claims zero people have been sued for using
buildings in their photos on
facebook. Is this actually the case? It would be nice to reply if people
have actually been approached by a right holder that their holiday picture
on facebook was not allowed (under french/italian etc law). I almost cant
imagine this never happened (although I guess nobody would let something
silly like that get to court...)
I don't think so and this actually makes a whole problem worse.
Because copyright started to concern everybody (i.e. everybody
posessing an Internet-connected device is both an author, published
and a user of copyrighted works), it is also equally and generally
ignored. The copyright law is ignored, UNLESS you step on somebody's
toe, especially if that somebody is important.
So we create an immoral situation, where the law is generally
ignored (also because of lack of knowledge) but it sits
somewhere in the corner like a gun that can be anytime used
Some police units search computers routinely for unlicensed
software - it's easier than other works, since
usually some fair use provisions do not apply; and
if something is found a pressure is created against the person
owning the equipment, especially in case of smaller/petty crimes or
So basically those few Big Artists are creating a chilling
effect on everybody; regardless of what I think about
users' rights I object to criminalize millions of people
because of some vested interests. Holiday photos are mostly
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