[Foundation-l] Re: Copyright complaints

Michael Snow wikipedia at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 11 20:12:53 UTC 2006

Kim Bruning wrote:

>On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 12:23:34PM -0500, Patrick, Brad wrote:
>>To editors on en.wp in particular, don't hesitate to take action on
>>copyvio.  It is better to err on the side of caution and aggressively
>>delete.  The license problem is as much an educational problem as an
>>actual systemic copyvio problem.
>While I thank you for that statement, it's not yet sufficient.
>The english wikipedia community currently does not accept
>"unilaterally deleting out of process" and has severly punished those
>who do so.
For copyright infringements where we have an actual complaint by an 
affected party, nobody has ever given me any difficulty about 
unilaterally deleting pages. In some cases I've done so even without a 
complaint in hand in order to clean up page history before it gets more 
infected, but I try to let the community process do its work otherwise.

--Michael Snow

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