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

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 18:37:28 UTC 2007

> > 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?

PS Unless it's Czech uploaders than fall under Czech jurisdiction. Is
the explicit permission meant to protect them, rather than WMF?

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