[Foundation-l] WMF/EFF and Copyright extension
innocentkiller at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 02:27:30 UTC 2008
If you're looking for a proposed wording, here's one:
The Wikimedia Foundation wishes to encourage freedom of content, a goal
endangered by the recent efforts of the European Union to extend copyright
for musical artists from 50 to 95 years.
It is hereby resolved that the Wikimedia Foundation publicly denounces the
actions taken by the European Union and call for them to immediately
halt all discussions that endanger free content.
I'm open to suggestions on wording. If this could be cleaned up, could the
chair not push this quickly to a vote?
On Feb 18, 2008 7:23 PM, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Brian McNeil wrote:
> > I've put out a few feelers on getting people involved on this and made a
> > start on an article for Wikinews - where I won't be putting the questions
> > due to COI.
> > http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Story_preparation/Wikinews_interviews_E
> > rik_Josefsson_on_working_around_the_EU_and_proposed_copyright_changes
> > That's just a working title, I'd welcome input from all on this issue.
> > I've emailed Mike, Jay, and Florence on the issue - primarily with the goal
> > of having a board resolution condemning the measure to deliver to the EFF on
> > Friday (short notice, I know). I've Mike's comment on the issue (from
> > ComCom) which he's said I can pass on, I'm assuming I can pass on a list of
> > contact emails for this. Same three suspects as already mentioned, but I do
> > want permission to pass those one.
> > I trust my fellow Wikinewsie Michael to do a good job on interviewing and
> > likely get us a few photos. If we can find out who all is attending we may
> > get some bonus photos for Commons. In the interim, *please* stick questions
> > on that page. Don't worry about formatting, that'll get sorted. I'll be
> > taking notes to see what other press is there and if there are any packs
> > being handed out I'll collect and scan one to mail on here. For my part, I'm
> > there because I'm on ComCom and WMF should be talking to these guys.
> I doubt we'll get a resolution on this on time... but we are morally
> supporting you Brian ! Thank you for the hard work on this.
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