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UK TV logos [ edit ]

I've started a discussion about some UK TV logos over at c:COM:VPC#UK TV station logos and am posting a link here for reference. There are couple such logos uploaded to Commons as "PD-textlogo" that are identical or similar to local versions of files Wikipedia is treating as non-free or "PD-ineligible-USonly"; so, if the Commons files are OK, the local-only versions are probably no longer necessary and can be either relicensed or removed. Anyone whose interested should feel free to post over at Commons. -- Marchjuly (talk) 22:57, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Fair use on Wikipedia in other languages [ edit ]

I can't find the answer to this question. If Wikipedia is American, why isn't fair use the standard for Wikipedia in every language? It seems that for instance the French Wikipedia applies the laws of France in which fair use doesn't exist, but what about the French-speaking Quebeckers who live under the laws of Canada which uses a variant of fair use? That seems unfair to them. Laws are tied to a country, not a language, so I fail to see the logic in this... Can anyone answer to this? Klow (talk) 10:35, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

It is generally based on the fact that for languages like French or German, the bulk of the people using and reading those wikis live in those countries and are restricted by the laws of their country (they as editors could be liable for fair use content), even though the servers themselves are housed in the US and could use less restricted fair use allowances. But I stress that that is a decision that was made by the users of those wikis, just as the NFC policy here is one made over time by users here, only limited by the WMF's only statement on non-free content. --Masem (t) 14:30, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
I didn't know that's how it was decided. Many thanks for shedding light on this. Klow (talk) 17:21, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
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