[Foundation-l] RfC: Draft licensing policy resolution

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 16:29:42 UTC 2007

When as part of an EDP the option of "Fair use" is kept open, the 
specifics of this have to comply with the US law and with the laws that 
are prevalent for the country/countries that use the language. This 
means for instance that for French, not only the French but also the 
Belgian law has to be considered for the EDP.

Delphine Ménard schreef:
> On 2/22/07, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hoi,
>> When material is used with a "Fair Use" argumentation, the license that
>> this material would otherwise be available under is irrelevant.
> Well, not if it's a free license. (yeah, I know... ;-))
>> The
>> material could even have a commercial license. The claim of Fair Use
>> trumps any license restriction. When someone wants to re-publish
>> Wikipedia, the same claim of Fair Use should apply. This is why it has
>> to conform to the laws of the US and the local law(s).
> I'm sorry, I do not understand what you are trying to say here.
> What local laws? When? How?
> Delphine
> (confused)

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