[Foundation-l] Texts deleted on French Wikisource

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Tue Jun 8 04:17:46 UTC 2010

wiki-list at phizz.demon.co.uk wrote:
> Ray Saintonge wrote:
>> As an example consider an orphan work last published in the United 
>> States more than seventy years ago.  It would at first glance appear to 
>> qualify for the shorter libraries and archives rule for republication.  
>> When it appears at wikisource there is a discussion that results in the 
>> material being removed as a copyright violation. The actual rights owner 
>> or his legal agents have never been a part of the conversation.
> And how are you determining that a work is orphaned? What JuJU do you 
> have to declare that a work is free to use commercially?
Whether a work is orphaned will vary from one work to another.  Do you 
have a specific work in mind? I was just providing a plausible 
circumstance where this might apply.

I said nothing about commercial use.

I have no idea what you mean by "JuJU".

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