[Foundation-l] Clearing up Wikimedia's media licensing policies
david at fourkitchens.com
Thu Feb 8 11:15:00 UTC 2007
I was only pointing out that the Italian Wikipedia policy did not fall
under its ability "to develop an exemption policy that resonates with US
& Italian law on copyright exemptions."
Non-commercial-use-only and Wikipedia-licensed works are not used on a
copyright *exemption* basis. They're used with permission.
That said, I'll try to refrain from further discussion about this issue
until the board gives it consideration.
> I think Erik said "please wait until the official resolution"... So do quote
> only a snippit of what he wrote and do continue theorising what he meant.. I
> think the bit you forgot to copy was.. please WAIT..
> On 2/8/07, David Strauss <david at fourkitchens.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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,
>>> 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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