[Foundation-l] [Wikinews-l] Proposal for the creation of a Wikinews foundation

Craig Spurrier craig at craigweb.net
Wed Aug 22 01:27:20 UTC 2007

Christophe Henner wrote:
> On 22/08/07, Craig Spurrier <craig at craigweb.net> wrote:
>> Freedom of press is of course the biggest one. The US also has a
>> copyright system, which far from ideal is decent and well tested.
> Is the Wikinews Foundation going to publish anything ?
Probably not, however a court could well say otherwise, so us being 
probably ok on copyright is always a plus.
>> The US also has relatively easy rules for establishing a non profit (beyond
>> establishment it can get complicated but is very well documented and
>> there is no shortage of experts).
> Do you know what are the procedures to establish a non profit
> organisation in the other countries? Just to have a quick look on what
> are the advantages of being in US.
I have looked a little at a few other countries procedures to start a 
nonprofit. The UK looks rather tricky as does New Zealand. Canada would 
be ok, but we lack a Wikinewsie in Canada to found it.
>> The US also has very reporter friendly fair use and libel laws.
> Didn't you planned the Wikinews Foundation to be an international foundation?
The Wikinews Foundation will be an international foundation. There are 
still always the possibility of a court finding us to be the publisher, 
so we want as friendly laws as possible if this occurs.

I think we are getting rather caught up in what is a rather small part 
of the proposal. For 99% of the foundations actions where it is 
registered is irrelevant. For the other one percent the US and SC is as 
good or bad as any place and it has the benifit of someone willing to do 
the paper work :).

-Craig Spurrier
[[n:Craig Spurrier]]

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