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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 18:36:12 UTC 2007

On 19/12/2007, Petr Kadlec <petr.kadlec at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> On 19/12/2007, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> > licenses).
> But the point is that this is true only for reusers in USA. We have
> much weaker fair practice provisions in the Czech copyright law in
> comparison with the US fair use. Therefore, the attempted EDP of the
> Czech Wikipedia requires _both_ fair use acceptability, _and_ a
> (non-free) license for the Czech Wikipedia. US reusers can still call
> fair use, Czech reusers have never had that option (and won't have).

Is that required? Just because the website is written in Czech doesn't
make it fall under Czech jurisdiction. It's still hosted in the US, so
isn't US copyright law what matters? Czech law would apply to Czech
reusers, but you're saying this EDP isn't intended for them, so what
point does it serve?

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