[Wikipedia-l] RE: [Wikitech-l] Copyright Schmopyright

Jimmy Wales jwales at bomis.com
Thu Aug 14 18:08:09 UTC 2003

Alex R. wrote:
>If anyone wants the encyclopedia for free, then then can distribute
>it and allow it to be copied, but if someone is going to make those
>copies as a publication they have to deal with the fact that anyone
>who posts on Wikipedia could have posted infringing material as there
>is an open posting policy, I can't see a way around that kind of
>problem for anyone who might want to legally exploit Wikipedia's

That's right, but our internal policies can make it easier or harder
for them.  I think we should lean strongly towards making it easier
for them.


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