[Foundation-l] WMF/EFF and Copyright extension
innocentkiller at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 20:07:25 UTC 2008
If the only thing the Foundation can do is say "Don't
do this so we can make articles nicer," then we need
to move on and not waste our time with a resolution.
The promotion of free content is much bigger than a 20
second soundbyte of "Yellow Submarine."
On Feb 20, 2008 3:02 PM, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20/02/2008, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 20/02/2008, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> > > I think "theft" is too loaded a word.
> > > How about "Depriving the public domain of culturally significant material"?
> > "theft of the public domain" is a phrase that ties in with the
> > campaigns of various digital rights organisations fighting against the
> > same copyright extension in the EU.
> The wikimedia foundation is not however a digital rights organization
> and doesn't really have a mandate to be one. The foundation is more in
> the position of an interested party than a campaigning organization.
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