[Foundation-l] Board meeting in Rotterdam later this week

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 14 11:03:52 UTC 2007

You are trying to make it overly simple. You will agree that we are 
being hampered in our aim when our content is blocked. I did not say 
that we should abandon our NPOV. The subject of this thread was NC and 
fair use. In that light both are problematic from a legal point of view. 
Given that both are controversial in the first place because they do 
harm our cause it is not that difficult to come to the conclusion that 
we are better off without NC and fair use.

David Strauss schreef:
> From that perspective, we should censor Wikipedia to gain more
> accessibility in China. I think that would be unacceptable.
> Gerard Meijssen wrote:
>> Hoi,
>> When Wikipedia is not legal in a country, it brings the people who are 
>> living in that country and edit in danger. When Wikipedia is not legal 
>> in that country, it means that we are hampered in our aim; bringing 
>> information to all people. It is not at all ridiculous at all to want to 
>> be legal in all countries. When some content is problematic, the office 
>> has the right and the might to remove such an article from a project. 
>> Particularly on the English language Wikipedia this happens with some 
>> regularity. It does happen on other language projects as well.
>> Thanks,
>>      GerardM
>> David Strauss schreef:
>>> You're arguing from the ridiculous premise that Wikipedia must be legal
>>> in every country. Even the topics of some articles aren't legal in some
>>> countries.
>>> rfrangi at libero.it wrote:
>>>> Gerard, I will not only think Internet. I hope others will not think only USA. If the point is "If we use a fair-use image, a commercial organization can at least take whole Wikipedia pages and re-use them." Well, this is not necessarlily true outside the USA. So fair use images should be banned for the same reason that applies to NC's.
>>>> Roberto (Snowdog)

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