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

geni geniice at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 11:52:43 UTC 2007

On 2/26/07, teun spaans <teun.spaans at gmail.com> wrote:
> Gregory,
> You write: "Under the "fair dealing" (or in the US "fair use") laws of most
> countries we
> can use works even with the explicit disapproval of the copyright holder"
> And "the lawmakers or courts of most countries have realized "
> I don't believe your conclusion is correct. Fair use exists in the US,
> Canada and probably a bunch of (ex) UK countries. Other countries indeed
> have something related, but usually the rules are much, much stricter than
> what US courts allow.

Fair dealing is far stricter than US law. Do not lumb to two together
(fair dealing probably covers around 25% of the planet mind).


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