Hello, Yes, this is a huge problem for Indian content hosted on Wikimedia servers, and not only for Wikisource, but also for pictures, movies, sounds, etc. hosted on Wikimedia Commons.
There were quite a few famous images of Mahatma Gandhi deleted for this reason. Regards, Yann 2013/5/9 Balasankar Chelamattath <c.balasan...@gmail.com>: > Hi all, > As most of you know, the Indian copyright law says that a book gets relieved > of copyright after 60 years from the author's death. But this is not the > case with US Law. As given here , of all the works published outside US, > only those published before 1923 are directly in the public domain. The ones > published between 1923 and 1977 without compliance to the US formalities > will be in the public domain only if they are in the public domain in their > source country as of 1 January 1996. Almost all the other categories of > published works will not be in the public domain until 95 years after > publishing. > > This induces a confusion and when looked in a legal perspective, most of the > books in Indian Wikisources, are still not in public domain and hence must > be removed. This makes a huge negative impact on the hard work done by > contributors. Their contributions are wasted which may cause them to stop > contributing. In short, this may be a negative impact on Wikimedia's image > in the society. > > The only solution to this problem is to host the servers of Indian Wikimedia > services in India, so that the data we upload is stored under Indian Laws. > Can Wikimedia India Chapter do anything on this? We can plan and conduct a > fundraiser in India to raise money for the hosting expenses. > > Please consider this issue with maximum priority as it involves legal > procedures and related headaches. > > Regards, > Balasankar C > https://ml.wikisource.org/wiki/User:Balasankarc > Regards, > Balasankar C > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l