Takes out the GPL too: http://keionline.org/node/2363
(yep, the TPP is every bit as good as we were expecting)
I anticipate a sudden tech coalition at that one, which we should get in on.
On 6 November 2015 at 12:22, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> We have a new problem to face in the coming months assuming countries
> ratify the 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.
> 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.
> President Wikimedia Australia
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