[Foundation-l] Wikimedia logos on Commons

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 17:55:12 UTC 2007

When you say that the issue was not addressed, I disagree. There is no
license that addresses the issue of trademarked material. This is not a
matter of copyright; it is a matter of representing organisations by way of
visible manifestations. By asking the Creative Commons for a new license
that could be called CC-tm, we get a license that allows for exactly the
situation that is at hand.

As it is not a matter of copyright, you are barking up the wrong tree.


On 8/24/07, John Smith <rememberthedot at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't think that any of the messages posted to this forum have really
> addressed the reason behind the deletion request.
> The Wikimedia Foundation has stated in
> Foundation:Resolution:Licensing_policy that "All projects are expected to
> host only content which is under a Free Content License". This is why, for
> example, we are not allowed to display the Firefox logo in the user space
> (because it is not free enough for Wikimedia).
> Furthermore, in the Foundation-endorsed freedomdefined:Definition, it
> states
> "In most countries however, these freedoms are not enforced but suppressed
> by the laws commonly named *copyright laws*. They consider authors as
> god-like creators and give them an exclusive monopoly as to how "their
> content" can be re-used. This monopoly impedes the flourishing of culture,
> and it does not even help the economic situation of authors so much as it
> protects the business model of the most powerful publishing companies."
> Now, why should copyright held by Wikimedia be any less evil than
> copyright
> held by others? Given this anti-copyright stance of the foundation, it is
> only fair that all non-free content be removed from the Commons, no matter
> who owns the copyright.
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