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

Birgitte SB birgitte_sb at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 21 00:44:58 UTC 2007

--- 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.

That is certainly what I would want to see.  The issue
came up on Wikisource simply because we are trying to
base our decisions on the licensing policy not because
we have a work that violates any moral rights.  

Birgitte SB

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