[Foundation-l] Fwd: Wikipedia is considering going dark to protest SOPA and PIPA

Bastien Guerry bzg at altern.org
Sat Jan 14 10:15:42 UTC 2012

Ryan Kaldari <rkaldari at wikimedia.org> writes:

> I think Liam and Dominic are correct on this. Most cultural 
> institutions, especially libraries, are very much on our side on 
> copyright issues. 

I have no doubt on this.  

But see my concrete real-world example, where the Archives of Toulouse
uses © for pictures while commons uses free licenses.  The black-out
will leave only © versions in the wild.  The Archives of Toulouse should
fix this.  I'm just being curious whether this "mistake" is a rare
occurrence or something more common -- in the latter case, GLAM should
rethink their strategy, and the GLAM movement should be very clear on
advocating the importance of free license on top of the importance of
contributing to the projets.  Just a matter of priority.


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