[Foundation-l] WMF/EFF and Copyright extension

geni geniice at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 20:19:39 UTC 2008

On 20/02/2008, Chad <innocentkiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

We have other projects.

>  The promotion of free content is much bigger than a 20
>  second soundbyte of "Yellow Submarine."

A 20 second of "Yellow Submarine" would not be considered free under
foundation policy until 1st of jan 2079 at the absolute earliest.
However since Mr McCartney appears to be in good health it is likely
to be somewhat longer. Just because the rights to a particular
performance have expired does not mean that Mr McCartney will lose his
authorship rights thus resulting in the work being in effect under a
limited derivatives licence and thus non free.

A better example might be that a number of recordings of Mr P
Tchaikovsky's work which are due to enter the public domain or have
already done so would either be removed from the public domain or fail
to enter.


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