On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 10:58:37 -0700, Mark Williamson <node.ue(a)gmail.com> wrote:
"Or are you happy to contribute copyright
violations as long as they
are 'in the target language'?"
If I were me, I'd ask Angela to apologise if she asked me to apologise.
I think that's a quite reasonable thing to ask. You took a text from a
website, and put it on Wikipedia. In my book that's a copyright
violation. Your argument that it was a government website does not
hold water - US government publications are free of copyright, but
other countries have other rules. In general, it is a bad thing to
take texts from other sites unless they specifically state that they
are not under copyright.