[Foundation-l] EDP: US servers loophole?

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Thu Apr 5 09:38:21 UTC 2007

Gregory Maxwell wrote:

>On 4/3/07, Nyenyec N <nyenyec at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Let's take album covers as an example. Hungary, just like Germany
>>doesn't have a broad equivalent of "fair use". According to Hungarian
>>law, album covers cannot be distributed without permission.
>I think we need a FAQ point that says:
>Q: "But my country doesn't have anything like fair use / fair dealing"
>A: "You're probably incorrect."
>See the current Hungarian copyright act, (Act LXXVI of 1999, I have no
>clue how to cite Hungarian law).
>I'm fairly confidence that you have some degree of fair use, ...
>although it may not be as permissive as US law, the Wikimedia policy
>is focused on the part of fair use which should be most widely
>available (the part required to prevent copyright from being used to
>effectively stop free speech).
One also needs to consider the extent to which the fair practice 
provisions of the Berne Convention apply to Hungary as a signatory.


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