[Foundation-l] Issues about Copyright

Cary Bass cary at wikimedia.org
Thu Jun 25 15:40:50 UTC 2009

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Andre Engels wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 5:38 AM, Jimmy Xu<xu.jimmy.wrk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>  These days at the Village Pump of zhwiki, many wikipedians are
>> arguing about whether Wikimedia project should apply to the US
>> Copyright Law that is where the servers were placed, or the local
>> ones, for us, that is the P.R. of China Copyright Law. These thread
>> came from a disagreement of fair-use text of news in article, so I'm
>> willing to find some (kind of) official resolution. Thanks a lot.
> It will have to comply with US copyright law because of the location
> of the servers, however, it would be good to have a policy to adhere
> to local (in your case I would say Republic of China as well as
> People's Republic of China) law too. That way, copyright problems are
> avoided not only for the foundation, but also for the users (the
> people who edit Wikipedia) and the reusers (the people who use
> Wikipedia material as is allowed to them by to the GFDL (or SS-BY-SA)
> license

Let's not forget Singapore, where Chinese is the most frequently
spoken language at home.

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