[Foundation-l] Does "free content" exist in France?

Birgitte SB birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 20 18:35:27 UTC 2007

To be certain I am understanding you; is the following

The Free Content Definition is to only to be used to
evaluate a *license* not an individual work.

Birgitte SB

--- Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> On 4/20/07, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > Based on the definition [1] promoted by WMF, I am
> > wondering if free content exists in France where
> moral
> > rights are inalienable, perpetual and inviolable.
> Hello,
> the licensing policy has been specifically
> formulated to avoid that
> problem. It requires content to be under a Free
> Content License, which
> is defined as "a license which meets the terms of
> the Definition of
> Free Cultural Works _specific to licenses_". It does
> not require the
> absence of impeding moral rights restrictions.
> That said, I have always found it highly problematic
> that these rights
> are inalienable in certain countries. Hopefully,
> future copyright
> reforms can address this problem.
> -- 
> Peace & Love,
> Erik
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