[Foundation-l] Clearing up Wikimedia's media licensing policies

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Thu Feb 8 10:51:28 UTC 2007

I think Erik means that the Italian wiki is free to 1) restrict 
acceptable content further than Wikimedia requires, or 2) find ways 
within Italian and U.S. law (combined) to accept material under 
copyright exceptions like fair use. (Yes, I know Italy does not have 
"fair use.")

Content that is non-commercial-use-only or specially licensed to 
Wikipedia or Wikimedia is counter to Wikimedia's mission of free knowledge.

Claudio Mastroianni wrote:
> Il giorno 08/feb/07, alle ore 11:28, Erik Moeller ha scritto:
>> The Italian Wikipedia, by the way, is free to develop an exemption
>> policy that resonates with US & Italian law on copyright exemptions.
>> --  
>> Peace & Love,
>> Erik
> We found it (images with permission), WMF told this is not valid. We  
> have no alternatives. Saying the "the italian is free to develop an  
> exemption policy", then, is false.
> Gatto Nero
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