[Foundation-l] Clearing up Wikimedia's media licensing policies (some important points)

Marco Chiesa chiesa.marco at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 12:22:15 UTC 2007

Gregory Maxwell wrote:

>There are other copyright loopholes which we explicitly reject. For
>example, we do not accept copyrighted works from Iran except which we
>can make a fair use claim for...  We could legally do so, because as a
>non-signature to any of the international copyright treaties, their
>copyright law (which is very similar to that of most countries) is not
>enforceable outside of Iran.
But you use copyrighted work from Europe (some paintings by Picasso) on 
en.wiki because you use a copyright loophole that they're PD in the US. 
You don't consider these fair use, but PD.

Marco (Cruccone)

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