On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 06:20:53PM +0100, Lee Pilich wrote:
At 09:50 15/06/2003 -0700, Axel wrote:
Regarding RMS's statement that fair use
materials do not pose a problem
in GFDL works, it would be good to know if he was aware or made aware
of the fact that what counts as fair use for one user in one context
may not count as fair use for some other use in some other context.
I'm probably misunderstanding something.
Can somebody please explain to me why we, the editors
of Wikipedia, should
be bothered about any context other than Wikipedia? I want to make the
WIkipedia as good as it can be, and if that involves using fair use
materials, then so be it. If somebody who makes a derivitive work from the
Wikipedia can't use our fair use materials as fair use because, say,
they're charging $50 for whatever product they've created, then I couldn't
That's a difference between having one www page of beer-free stuff (not much
different from online version of closed encyclopedias) and something that
allows creating wide range of speech-free content - textbooks, specialist
encyclopedias, science popularization books etc.