[Wikipedia-l] How about the legal stuff when use of audio on wikipedia

Stephen Gilbert canuck_in_korea2002 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 7 11:56:33 UTC 2002

--- lcrocker at nupedia.com wrote:

> I don't know Belgian law, but U.S. law very clearly
> allows
> "fair use" of excerpts under certain conditions, and
> Wikipedia
> meets those conditions about as well as anything
> could.

Can we use sound clips under fair use on Wikipedia
while maintaining that the encyclopedia is covered by
the GFDL?

What about songs that are under, say, Canadian
copyright? Canadian copyright law has no provisions
for "fair use".

Stephen G.

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