Thank you, Sandra. So long as a court has not ruled, it is important to not give up without a fight.
A. On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 7:22 AM, Sandra Rientjes - Wikimedia Nederland < rient...@wikimedia.nl> wrote: > The situation concerning the copyright on Anne Frank's writings is quite > complex - and it is not just US copyright which is causing problems. > > There appears to be some consensus that the Dutch text of the diary as > first published in 1947 is now in the public domain in the Netherlands. But > writings by Anne first published in 1986 remain under copyright until 2036. > > However, the current holder of the copyright, the Anne Frank Fund in > Switzerland, is claiming that Anne's father should be considered a > co-author of the original diary. This would extend copyright until 2050, 70 > years after his death. Some experts in copyright-law feel this could be a > valid argument, but the claim has sofar not been confirmed by any court. > Experts on the writings of Anne Frank tend to dismiss it. Still, the > National Library of the Netherlands has already removed the text of the > diary from their digital library > <http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/fran034acht01_01/> at the request of the Anne > Frank Fund. > > Wikimedia Nederland is exploring what can be done to keep this very > important book in the public domain. > > Sandra Rientjes > Directeur/Executive Director Wikimedia Nederland > > tel. (+31) (0)30 3200238 > mob. (+31) (0)6 31786379 > > www.wikimedia.nl > > *Postadres*: * > Bezoekadres:* > Postbus 167 Mariaplaats 3 > 3500 AD Utrecht Utrecht > > 2016-02-16 15:43 GMT+01:00 Michael Maggs <mich...@maggs.name>: > > > I haven't seen any mention on this list of this recent news: > > > > This year The Diary of Anne Frank entered into the public domain in the > > Netherlands, allowing millions of people around the world to read it for > > free. > > However, under U.S. law the book remains copyrighted, which prompted the > > Wikimedia Foundation to remove a copy of the book from its servers, under > > protest. > > > > It's worth noting, if only to increase awareness of the excessive length > > (95 years) of some US copyright terms. > > > > Some people outside the Wiki world have noticed: see blog post here: > > > https://torrentfreak.com/u-s-copyright-law-forces-wikimedia-to-remove-public-domain-anne-frank-diary-160211/ > > > > Michael > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > 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 > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! https://donate.wikimedia.org _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>