[Wikimedia-l] UK.Gov passes Instagram Act

Tim Starling tstarling at wikimedia.org
Fri May 3 06:57:10 UTC 2013

On 02/05/13 18:07, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote:
> A document describing best practices for diligent search in Wikimedia
> projects can be interesting, but for what Mathias says there is little
> use in it as part of this initiative, unless UK government wants to
> act in EU to find a common ground making the directive useful
> [hahahahah].

Orlowski is outraged at the idea of being able to use orphan works by
paying a fee into a pool, because he thinks the fee will be too low.
He is afraid of a world where the low fees paid to the pool will
incentise users to be less diligent in their search for an owner.

So imagine what he (and his supporters) would think of the idea of
giving orphan works away for free, irrevocably, as would be required
for Wikimedia use.

-- Tim Starling

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