On 6/13/05, Delirium <delirium(a)hackish.org> wrote:
Jimmy Wales wrote:
Second, for the case of non-bogus complaints
(under German law) it makes
sense (usually) for us to comply with them out of the interest of
maximal reusability. This is a huge grey area, but for example the
German Wikipedia policy of "no fair use" seems sensible to me.
This one I find particularly bizarre, because languages are hardly
confined within countries---there are plenty of German editors on en:,
which permits fair use, and plenty of non-German editors on de:, which
I don't care much about fair use, though for some things there is no
other way. But I don't like this either because if you take it to the
extreme and obey the law of every country, there's going to be little
that is allowed. What if some country prohibits the GFDL itself?