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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 18:11:23 UTC 2007

On 19/12/2007, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> It isn't as simple as that. What may be fair use on Wikipedia might not be
> fair use on another WMF project. Eg, an image from a news agency could be
> F.U. for Wikipedia but not for Wikinews. This - as I understand it - is one
> of the reasons why EDP/Fair Use has to be per project/language.

Which is why the definition of fair use used on the English Wikipedia
is far stricter than the legal definition. I think the idea is that we
only use things under fair use if people reusing our content can do
the same (which is why we don't accept non-commercial use only, etc.

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