[Foundation-l] European Commission Green Paper - Copyright in the Knowledge Economy

Teofilo teofilowiki at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 15:20:24 UTC 2008

The European Commission published in July a "Green Paper - Copyright
in the Knowledge Economy" (1) .

In §3.4. They talk about the possibility to adapt copyright law so
that user-created contents would become easier, and they ask to send
them feedback by 30 November 2008 at markt-d1 at ec.europa.eu .

I thought it would be kind of cool if the foundation or the individual
european chapters would use this opportunity to give them some hints
of what a Wikipedia-friendly copyright law/directive should look like,
or a few concrete examples of the worries we are having in present
time with the current laws. In particular it should be stressed how
laws in some country lacking a "fair use" restriction for pictures
and/or without a "panorama freedom" are cumbersome. Non copyright
issues like the ltalian law on cultural goods should also be

I am sending the same message on the village pump on Commons :

(1) http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2008:0466:FIN:EN:HTML

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