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

Stephen Gilbert canuck_in_korea2002 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 7 12:03:38 UTC 2002

--- Jimmy Wales <jwales at bomis.com> wrote:

> We DO want to make sure that the Napster/Gnutella
> crowd doesn't get the idea that
> we're running some kind of underground file swapping
> service, of course.  I am very
> interested in the changing nature of copyright in
> the face of technological changes,
> so I'm glad *other people* are testing the
> boundaries.  But Wikipedia is not about
> copyright activism, it's about making an
> encyclopedia.

Wikipedia is engaging in copyright activism, although
not the same kind as the P2P crowd. We're developing
an alternative to conventional reference works
protected by restrictive copyrights, instead of
breaking current laws by swapping music and movies.

Stephen Gilbert

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