[Foundation-l] Issues about Copyright

Jimmy Xu xu.jimmy.wrk at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 15:53:28 UTC 2009

Yeah, of course. But if the material is in PD in P.R. China, it is in
PD all over the world. So I think that would not be a big deal.

Jimmy_xu_wrk at zhwiki

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Cary Bass <cary at wikimedia.org> wrote:
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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.
> Cary
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