Michael Snow wrote:
Bryan Derksen wrote:
>My secret dream is to see the United States Congress hauled up before
>the Arbitration Committee. Maybe we could get them to pass clearer
>fair-use legislation as part of their parole.
Clearer fair use legislation is not likely to do us any good. What we
want is *more generous* fair use legislation.
US fair use legislation is already among the most generous in the
world. Coupled with US-centric
Wikipedia policy, this has the effect that anyone attempting to
distribute Wikipedia offline outside
the US risks being sued for copyright infringment. I'd prefer it if US
fair use legislation was
brought into line with the rest of the world, i.e. made more
restrictive not less.
You mean this seriously? You'd rather make fair use in the US more
restrictive than make fair use/dealing/practice/whatever in other
countries less restrictive?