On 1/29/07, geni <geniice(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 1/29/07, The Cunctator <cunctator(a)gmail.com> wrote:
My attitude is that Wikipedia should be pushing
the copyright envelope
(within reason, of course) on all fronts.
And how much money do you plan to provide to make this possible?
One meeeellion dollars.
All non-governmental content from the past century is
covered by copyright
That simply isn't the case.
We should also
be demonstrating the importance of challenging the absurd
life and strength of copyright laws by taking advantage of fair use when
Your reasons do not support your actions here.
Huh? What actions, where?
Google is a great example of a company that by dint of
its popularity gets
to run roughshod over copyright restrictions that
companies would squash
they weren't so reliant on Google.
In any case the "no one will sue us" is not
a valid argument for
wikipedia if only because sooner or latter someone will and it doesn't
Who made that argument?
Similarly Wikipedia is now in the position of being
one of the 800-pound
Annual turnover less than that of my nearest collage. I think not.
Wikipedia has the power to shape law because of its
size and influence.
How? Political campaigning is pretty much out. We have neither the
money nor the impact. People go to wikipedia looking for information.
They are not looking for an ideology
You severely underestimate Wikipedia's impact. Any website that is in the
top 20 of the world has a political impact.