[Foundation-l] GFDL Q&A update and question

Mike Godwin mgodwin at wikimedia.org
Thu Jan 8 22:58:36 UTC 2009

Anthony writes:

>> I was under the impression that the WMF does hold a copyright over  
>> the
>> entirety of a particular Wikipedia as they offer that collection for
>> download. And re-users often use these dumps as seeds for their  
>> "illegal"
>> re-use.
>> http://download.wikimedia.org
> The WMF doesn't hold a copyright over the dumps, they merely  
> distribute it
> (in violation of copyright law, I might add).

Could you spell out your legal theory here, counselor?


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