[Foundation-l] Swedish Wikipedians removes Wikimedia logos
Kwan Ting Chan
ktc at ktchan.info
Mon Mar 29 22:31:02 UTC 2010
Marcus Buck wrote:
> The Swedish Wikipedia decision is consequent and logical. Logos are
> copyrighted. Copyrighted material cannot be included. So no logos. It's
> plain and simple. The problem is not the reasonable decision of the
> Swedish Wikipedia, but the unreasonable decision of the Foundation to
> claim copyright for the logos. The foundation did that because they
> thought that would make it easier to defend the brand. But that's just
> intermingling trademarks and copyright. Trademark protection does
> everything we need. No need for additional copyright protection. The
> Coca Cola logo is PD-old (and in many jurisdictions also PD-ineligible)
> and they have no problem defending their brand. Why should Wikimedia
> logos be any different?
> Just release the logos under a free license and the problem will be gone.
Or just use common sense that it's silly for a Wikimedia project to say
it's not allowed to use a logo own by Wikimedia Foundation....
Experience is a good school but the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine
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