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

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 11:23:24 UTC 2007

2007/2/8, habj <sweetadelaide at gmail.com>:

> When the official resolution comes, I would be very happy if there was
> attached or included some kind of explanations as to if and how the laws
> of
> Italy are important for Italian Wikipedia, the laws of Finland matters for
> Finnish Wikipedia, etc. The servers are in Florida, so all of the
> Wikimedia
> project have to abide abide by US law - fine. I am a Swedish citizen and
> so
> I have to obey Swedish law if and when I upload stuff, and that is true
> regardless if I upload files to Swedish Wikipedia, Japanese Wikipedia, or
> to
> Commons. To me and many others, this does not necessarily imply that
> Turkish
> law is relevant when it comes to what rules Turkish Wikipedia should have.

Well, the main idea is that Wikipedia should be re-usable. It is reasonable
to assume that the Turkish Wikipedia is used more in Turkey, and the Swedish
one in Sweden. Therefore, if there is something that is allowed in the US
and Sweden, but not in Turkey, forbidding it on the Turkish Wikipedia but
allowing it on the Swedish does not sound too bad an idea to me.

Andre Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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