[WikiEN-l] Re: US Congress Staff Editing Wikipedia
wikilegal at inbox.org
Sat Feb 4 20:50:58 UTC 2006
On 2/3/06, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Anthony DiPierro wrote:
> >I wouldn't go so far as to say that I'd like to see the US make fair
> >use more restrictive - although frankly it probably wouldn't matter
> >all that much in my daily life.
> >But making it more clear when the answer is "No." That'd be
> >tremendously helpful to Wikipedia, in that it'd resolve a lot of
> >conflict, and I really don't see how it'd hurt anything.
> Another interesting possibility would be a use-it-or-lose-it provision.
> If there has been no properly authorized publication of a copright work
> in the last 10 years, any reprinting is fair use.
At the very least a liberal application of adverse possession and
prescriptive easements to copyright would be nice. After all, if
"intellectual property" really is "property", one should have to
actively defend the property in order to keep it.
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