I think it's a great idea!
Alternatively, we could pool in resources with chapters / communities in
regions which have minimal copyright restrictions so that they can legally
host the content on their websites which will be accessible around the
world. I would suggest jurisdictions which comply with the minimum
requirements of the TRIPS Convention. I believe that would be author's life
+ 25 years for less developed countries and author's life + 50 years for
other countries including Hong Kong. Copyright protection for literary
works in India extends to life + 60 years.
[As a sidenote: There are countries where copyright legislation is
non-existent, e.g., Lao PR. The Wikimedia Foundation may not wish that
their trademarks be used to facilitate copyright infringements in other
territories, therefore an endeavour in these countries could be supported by
an individual or community-run with no links to the Wikimedia Foundation.]
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On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org>wrote:
> On 26 August 2011 12:52, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > So what you propose is not a new project, but to have servers in India
> > the projects with India related content? Infact most of the projects,
> > including commons and meta, have India related content.
> > I am not sure how much this will help. But do we have servers outside US
> > now?
> Not for India related content, Shiju. Specifically a WikiSource server
> of sorts, hosted in India, exclusively for content that is out of
> copyright in India only.
> Thank you.
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