[Foundation-l] WMF/EFF and Copyright extension

geni geniice at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 16:27:03 UTC 2008

On 19/02/2008, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> Resolution...
> Whereas: The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to promote freely
> accessible and openly licensed materials and allow their reuse in any way
> the public sees fit, the proposal to extent the terms of copyright within
> the European Union for performers are a grave concern.
> A primary goal of the Foundation is to see material such as audio recordings
> which have fallen into the public domain used to complement the associated
> Wikipedia articles in addition to other use on related projects. To that
> end, the Foundation opposes any extension of copyright terms for any group.
> The board of the Wikimedia Foundation has therefore passed this resolution
> in opposition to the proposals tabled by commissioner McCreevy and would
> call for a cessation of all moves to make copyright more restrictive.
> ----
> How's that look?
> Brian McNeil

Well it's in direct violation of the March 23rd, 2007 Wikimedia
Foundation Licensing policy resolution but other than that not bad.
Remember most of the stuff this law change would apply to would in any
case not be considered free due to the remaining author rights in the


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