[Foundation-l] EU wants to increase musicians' and singers' copyright to 95 years
innocentkiller at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 18:25:50 UTC 2008
I should hope its opinion would be not in favor of it. In fact,
a board resolution denouncing the change help as well.
On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 12:55 PM, Benjamin Smith <benji.wiki at gmail.com> wrote:
> Brian McNeil a écrit :
> > Benjamin Smith wrote:
> >> We definitely should try to join with FSF / EFF / any other organisation
> >> with similar aims. We are, remember, still a small organisation.
> >> Wikipedia is well-known, but people won't even make a link with
> >> copyright on music. The only way to try to be heard in this matter is
> >> joining our efforts.
> >> Anyone wanting to start the petition on meta ? ;-)
> > Methinks someone should install petition software on the toolserver and put
> > a message up in the sitenotice. If you're saying we can currently use
> > classical music 70 years after author's death but the EU wants to put it up
> > to 95 I'm sure you'll get massive support. I'm all for the Foundation being
> > politically neutral but this is an issue that seriously impacts the mission.
> > To pervert Tom Cruise's whacky video, "Copyright evangelists? Go to guns!"
> > Brian McNeil
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> Mmmh... I'm not sure the foundation should go that far. There are
> already many petition tools on the internet, no need imho to have that
> kind on tools as a MediaWiki extension. And putting a sitenotice
> promoting that petition would really not be NPOV. But posting in wikis'
> village pumps, yes, of course. And Wikimedia's local chapters
> communicating about this, why not. But the foundation, that hosts
> Wikimedia projects and thus has direct relations with the wikis,
> shouldn't express that clerly its opinion imho.
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