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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 22:09:26 UTC 2007

On 20/04/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On 4/20/07, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:

> > Depends on the juristiction.  For example in France
> > they are inalienable, perpetual and inviolable.

> That's pretty awful - perpetual restrictions are a terrible idea - but
> if these are, in fact, in effect, I would consider it unwise to
> restrict our content to not accept PD materials from these countries.
> Fortunately, modifications that trigger any kind of moral rights claim
> ought to be of no relevance to virtually all uses of WM content people
> might be interested in.
> Kat, what do you think? It may be necessary to amend the licensing
> policy to clarify the whole moral rights situation.

This was discussed on Commons talk:Licensing a while ago, in regard to
the horrible new CC 3.0 licenses - where they thought it'd be a great
idea to put moral rights into the licenses themselves for those
countries. Meaning that some versions of CC by-sa 3.0 are free
licenses and some aren't.

- d.

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