[Foundation-l] Issues about Copyright

Jimmy Xu xu.jimmy.wrk at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 13:01:23 UTC 2009

So that is, due to P.R. of China Copyright Law, text that published in
newspapers, periodicals, radio and TV stations and other media
reported the news of the simple fact are not copyrighted. But I cannot
find these exception in US Copyright Law. Maybe it's only because my
English is not so good and I didn't caught it, maybe it's a possible
conflict. And if so, can we use these text published in P.R. of China
in Wikipedia as if they were in PD?

And, the image now has no problem at all, everything causes by the text.

Jimmy_xu_wrk at zhwiki

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Samuel Klein<meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
> What are examples of something which is fair use under chinese law but
> not under US law?  <goes to check the discussion>
> In general you should not upload anything that violates US law.
> Additional standards are set by each community - in terms of free
> license v. fair use, whether an image is being used effectively on the
> project, &c.
> SJ
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 5:49 AM, Jimmy Xu<xu.jimmy.wrk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 7:28 AM, teun spaans <teun.spaans at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> IANAL, but I suppose three things must be considered:
>>> - US law, where the servers are based
>>> - the country where a work originates
>>> - the country to which the wikipedian belongs.
>> Thanks, but there is still a problem: If these laws are under
>> conflict, like the local law allows fair-use to some material but the
>> US law doesn't, what should we do. I can't decide whether it should be
>> marked as a copyright violation per US law or just being accepted per
> local ones? Thanks.
>> Jimmy_xu_wrk at zhwiki
>> 06/25/2009
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