[Foundation-l] Copyright deposits are mandatory (was Re: GFDL and relicensing)

Andrew Whitworth wknight8111 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 01:50:56 UTC 2007

> The sad thing is, it's actually illegal to publish Wikipedia in the
> United States *without* depositing a copy with the Library of
> Congress.

What exactly constitutes "publishing"? I wouldn't say that we publish
anything, and the WMF's traditional stance as an ISP and not a
publishing house confirms that. Even in the cases where people print
Wikipedia articles, or Wikibooks pages or whatever for personally use,
is that considered "publishing"? I guess I could use a little lesson
in the terminology.

--Andrew Whitworth

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