[Foundation-l] WMF/EFF and Copyright extension
brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Wed Feb 20 19:48:15 UTC 2008
I think "theft" is too loaded a word.
How about "Depriving the public domain of culturally significant material"?
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[mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of David Gerard
Sent: 20 February 2008 20:37
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Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] WMF/EFF and Copyright extension
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
> so that we can make Wikipedia pretty and have lots of cool sound bytes
> images. I would hope the reason we oppose the extension of copyright is
> 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.
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