[Foundation-l] Czech Wikipedia's EDP and WMF's licensing policy

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 12:17:27 UTC 2007

When your policy complies with the Czech law, then I would say that the
policy works for you. When your policy does not work for the USA, it means
that you do not grant rights for the USA (which seems logical to me anyway)
and they can ask the WMF itself.

When your policy does not comply with Czech law, well yes, then you have to
change your policy.

On Dec 19, 2007 12:58 PM, Michal Zlatkovsky <lahcimit at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> after the Board approved the licensing policy
> (http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Licensing_policy in case
> anyone forgot :) ), we have written an EDP on Czech Wikipedia that
> allows us to use things like company logos under certain conditions
> (okay with US and Czech laws, ie. explicit permission needed; okay with
> GFDL, ie. can be nonderivative; no free image available; fair use-like
> rationale) and we've been using it for a while. However, I talked to
> pfctdayelise about our EDP today and her opinion is that the
> Foundation's licensing policy was targeted to "legal loopholes" like
> fair use or fair dealing - and as we don't have any such thing in the
> Czech Republic (and I'm pretty confident we don't, there have been
> numerous discussions about that), our EDP is invalid and we can't make
> any exception policy at all.
> I think her interpretation is correct and we at Czech Wikipedia should
> revoke out EDP, but I'd like to hear more opinions, and as I don't
> expect any official reply, I'm trying this mailing list. So, what do you
> think? :)
> Thanks,
> Michal Zlatkovsky, [[m:User:Timichal]]
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