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

Stephen Bain stephen.bain at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 00:14:11 UTC 2007

On Dec 20, 2007 4:17 AM, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19/12/2007, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > If explicit permission is needed, then people can't reuse the content.
> > One of the most important things about Wikipedia, in any language, is
> > the possibility of reuse. It may be legal, but it doesn't seem worth
> > it to me.
> The EDP is - by its nature - for unfree material that cannot be reused
> (or at least can only be reused on a case-by-case basis).

The litmus test is whether someone reusing Wikimedia content, in the
same or substantially similar circumstances as it is used on the
Wikimedia project, would be protected by the same exemption to
copyright law.

Stephen Bain
stephen.bain at gmail.com

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