Jimmy (Jimbo) Wales wrote:
Christiaan Briggs wrote:
Judging from all the conflicting information on
the net, a lot of it
from reputable sources, it seems anything but clear. I've yet to see
one person cite a conclusive source in regard to law.
There is the argument that anything published is copyrighted unless
stated otherwise, however it is possible that the very word "release"
could be construed as such a statement. Who knows? I don't. And
nobody I've discussed this with on Wikimedia, so far, seems to know
You have been given a direct clear answer, but you don't seem to like
I've been given many clear answers half of which contradict the other
If you can approach the major press release bureaus
and persuade them
to release all their work, or some portion of it, under a free
license, or if you can secure a direct release from individual
companies who would like to do the same, then by all means we can
surely publish these on wikisource.