[WikiEN-l] Fair use redux; the second coming of hell; Are we a free content or aren't we?

quiddity blanketfort at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 08:38:47 UTC 2007

I've read through these 2 threads again, and I think Durin's initial
post (http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikien-l/2007-July/077358.html)
and George Herbert's reply
are excellent summations of the issue.

(I'm a reductionist by nature, so, to synopsize even further...)
This seems to be a fundamental disagreement between 2 philosophies:
*The "open-content-first" folks (idealists), and the immediatists
*The "encyclopedia-first" folks (utilitarians?), and the eventualists

Does that sound about right?


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