Daniel Mayer wrote:
It seems that some of our ship text has been copied
from websites using the
Crown Copyright which reads in part;
"....may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research,
private study or for internal circulation within an organisation."
That may cover Wikipedia itself but not downstream users of our text.
"This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a
"Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being republished or
copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the
copyright status acknowledged."
What say you?
With Canadian Crown Copyright prior permission is required to for the
use of all such material except extracts from laws and court decisions.
Technically even reproducing a Canadian stamp without permission is a
violation of copyright. Each stamp has a copyright notice on it. Of
course, how this is practically admministered may be another story.