To be utterly frank, we cannot continue to think that we must follow the
example of the west. As Wikimedians in India, we have a particular point of
view about copyright, in this case of works created using public money.
Whether or not the USA decides to prevent similar works from being openly
available, kowtowing to the ceaseless lobbying of proprietary content
purveyors, is only incidental to our own attitude. Also note that this is a
Supreme Court decision, the same court that kept persons of a particular
colour in bondage for centuries. It cannot be said to be the democratic
view of the US people.

We must continue to make every effort to see our own country does not fall
into this trap, at a time when the possibility of widespread knowledge
dissemination in the country is just becoming truly feasible. To the extent
that this involves taking on the proprietary knowledge (an oxymoron if
there ever was one) lobby, so be it.

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 1:06 PM, CherianTinu Abraham
<tinucher...@gmail.com>wrote:

> This is not good. On one side we are thinking for lobbying for Government
> works to be moved to public domain in India.. on another side this is
> happening...
>
> -TC
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM, <wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>  FYI:
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#URAA_affirmed_by_US_Supreme_Court_-_deletion_request_opened
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:50:36 +0530
>> From: jayanta...@gmail.com
>> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Supreme Court Says Congress May Re-Copyright
>> Public Domain Works
>>
>>
>> hi all,
>>
>> May be re-post, Plz look the below link....
>>
>> http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/scotus-re-copyright-decision/
>>
>> --
>> With Warm Regards,
>> *Jayanta Nath*
>> Calcutta,West Bengal
>>
>>
>>
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