On 27 February 2014 22:03, Galileo Vidoni <gali...@gmail.com> wrote:

> We remain convinced that something is fundamentally wrong when its
> practical result is self-inflicting the highest possible loss of contents.
> And we remain convinced that there is space for a way more prudent
> implementation of URAA that prevents deleting educational resources until
> there is complete copyright information and no legal alternative, which to
> our understanding (and to our interpretation of WMF's communications) can
> mean waiting for DMCA takedown notices.

This is the essential point of the problem:

* Commons has a long-running attitude of absolute copyright paranoia,
so that no reuser will ever be put in legal danger. This is extremely
unlikely to change, and particularly not with what the Commons
community perceive as outside intruders (rather than e.g. its main
users) coming in to question it.
* Commons policy is, here, being directly damaging to the projects who
are its main users.

At this point, Commons policy constitutes damage and needs to be worked around.

Note that this implies no bad faith or bad actions on the part of
Commons admins; just that Commons' aims are increasingly incompatible
with the rest of the movement.

- d.

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