[Foundation-l] WMF/EFF and Copyright extension

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 19:36:57 UTC 2008

On 20/02/2008, daniwo59 at aol.com <daniwo59 at aol.com> wrote:
>  In a message dated 2/20/2008 12:54:50 PM Eastern Standard Time,

> geniice at gmail.com writes:

>  A  primary goal of the Foundation is to see material such as audio
>  recordings  which have fallen into the public domain used to enrich
>  associated  Wikipedia articles in addition to other use and on related
>  projects. To  that end, the Foundation opposes any extension of
>  copyright terms that  could compromise these goals.

> No, that is not good. The reason we oppose the extension of copyright is  not
>  so that we can make Wikipedia pretty and have lots of cool sound bytes and
>  images. I would hope the reason we oppose the extension of copyright is far
>  more  principled than that.

The phrase "theft from the public domain" needs to go in there - that
this is not something for plunder, but something for all of us.

- d.

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