Throughout 2016, the US Copyright Office has been collecting input on the DMCA safe harbors. WMF has submitted written comments to the Copyright Office <https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/04/06/save-safe-harbors-open-web/> and participated in in-person discussions <https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/06/16/copyright-law/> on this issue. We're currently in the process of preparing a submission as part of a second round of Copyright Office comments <https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/08/2016-26904/section-512-study-request-for-additional-comments>, due in February.
If you have questions about what's going on with the safe harbors or have suggestions about what we should say in the second round of comments, I encourage you to start a discussion on the public policy mailing list <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/publicpolicy> or email me directly. - Charles  https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/04/06/save-safe-harbors-open-web/  https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/06/16/copyright-law/  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/08/2016-26904/section-512-study-request-for-additional-comments  https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/publicpolicy == Charles M. Roslof Legal Counsel Wikimedia Foundation cros...@wikimedia.org (415) 839-6885 NOTICE: This message might have confidential or legally privileged information in it. If you have received this message by accident, please delete it and let us know about the mistake. As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation, for legal/ethical reasons I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for, community members, volunteers, or staff members in their personal capacity. For more on what this means, please see our legal disclaimer <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Legal_Disclaimer>. On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 11:04 AM, Vi to <vituzzu.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > I see, thank you for your explanation, coming from a civil law system it > sounds pretty weird. Anyway I concur, it's pure madness and some action > must be taken. > > Vito > > 2016-12-19 19:46 GMT+01:00 geni <geni...@gmail.com>: > > > On 19 December 2016 at 18:38, Vi to <vituzzu.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I wouldn't call DMCA safe harbor(s) "how Wikipedia is allowed to > exist". > > At > > > a glance I'd say it would (at worst) impact on some (most) wikis way to > > > handle copyvios/the thin red line around fair-use, but most of our > > > ecosystem shouldn't be affected. So, what am I missing? > > > > > > > Without some form of safe harbor the likes of AP and getty would have > > a fairly solid case for statutory damages for every single one of > > their images uploaded even if we deleted them fairly quickly. We could > > probably argue it down to $200 per image but it would still add up. > > > > -- > > geni > > > > _______________________________________________ > > 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> > > > _______________________________________________ > 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>