Possibly Wikilivres, a site which is used to store PD works in Canada (but copyrighted works in the USA, i.e. a work which the author died 50 yrs ago or published by an organization 50 yrs ago), is also being affected. When the TPP was under negotiation, I was thinking whether it should move its base to a non-signatory of the TPP which currently shares similar copyright terms with Canada and has a lenient censorship regime (e.g. Hong Kong). Though I doubt whether the rule is only applicable to works published after the agreement is in effect.
Leung Chung-ming (User:春卷柯南) Chinese WIkipedia 2015-11-06 20:22 GMT+08:00 Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com>: > We have a new problem to face in the coming months assuming countries > ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership > > The text of the agreement has been released in the last 24 hours, early > commentary is indicating that copyright changes will occur restoring > copyright to some works that are currently PD. > http://boingboing.net/2015/11/06/how-tpp-will-clobber-canadas.html > > According reports this will affect media sourced in Canada where copyright > will be extended from 50-70 years meaning that image sin this period may > need to be deleted both on commons and on en:wp, Australian sourced images > face a similar issue as will other countries. > > Rather than a piece meal commons copyright battle, and a duplicate one on > en:wp being lead by unqualified wikilawyers resulting in project > discrepancies. I'm calling on the community to take more holistic approach > and request that the WMF ask for its legal eagles to give an edict we can > take or communities to explain what will happen in each jurisdiction as the > TPP is ratified. > > This will also give us guidance as to how Affiliates can approach and > support activities locally to ensure material that is already freely > available remains so. > > > > -- > G > ideon > > President Wikimedia Australia > WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>