[Foundation-l] Texts deleted on French Wikisource

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 22:35:10 UTC 2010

Thanks for a nice and adequate response.

On 3 June 2010 00:04, Mike Godwin <mnemonic at gmail.com> wrote:

> Gerard writes:
> Hoi,
> > When I read:  "Wikisource content in the French language targets the
> French
> > public, and therefore, under French conflict of laws principles, the
> > copyright law of France applies to this content." I do read the French
> > public. Wikisource does not target the French public per se.
> >
> I agree with you about this. Unfortunately, that turns out to be an
> inadequate argument when it comes to justifying noncompliance with a
> takedown notice.
> We consulted with French counsel on the question of compliance, and neither
> they nor we believed there was a strong probability that French court would
> invalidate the takedown notice on the grounds that Wikisource does not
> target the French public in particular.
> --Mike
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