Talk:Advocacy

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Potential advocacy areas[edit]

I added the following advocacy items, based on Dimi's suggestion on Advocacy Advisors. These are only a starting point for discussion -- feel free to add new topics or re-structure the list. - Stephen LaPorte (WMF) (talk) 20:42, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Draft list[edit]

  • Fundamental goals
    • Shorten (or prevent extension) of copyright terms
    • Raising threshold for required added creativity
    • Standardized limitations and exceptions
    • Opt-in copyright system (like patent law)
  • Issue-oriented goals
    • Government Works (We need to discuss the relationship between government works/publicly funded works and what we want to go for.)
    • Freedom of Panorama
    • Orphan Works
    • Open Access/Open Educational Resources (in OA we want freely licensed content, therefore I am grouping these two together)


There are two things about the above list I'd like to have discussed:

  • Should we concentrate on government created works or on government funded works or on publicly funded works?
  • Is it enough to talk about opt-in copyright or do we need to also specifically mention orphan works?

--Dimi z (talk) 21:00, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

  • I think each of these three need the attention. The first priority is the government created works.
  • I think it would be good to mention orphan works as that is probably less problematic.
Romaine (talk) 16:28, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Just also wanted to add, that most of the above is in line with the Strategic Planning, at least on the movement's side. --Dimi z (talk) 12:08, 4 December 2013 (UTC)