[Foundation-l] Reports of AFP using Wikipedia content without attribution

James Hare messedrocker at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 18:15:35 UTC 2006

And now on another blog:



On 10/3/06, Mathias Schindler <mathias.schindler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> today I was informed that the German subsidiary of AFP (Agence France
> Presse), a news agency seems to have taken a significant amount of
> text about the Amish from de.wikipedia.org.
> In a phone call, the AFP office confirmed that the text was from
> Wikipedia and stated that this was against "AFP policy" because
> "wikipedia is not a citable source". They refuse to retract or ammend
> the story with proper attribution for Wikipedia and the license.
> On the other hand, AFP sued Google News in 2005 because in AFP's point
> of view, Google was violating their copyright.
> A short report about this event from today can be found (in German) at
> http://mathias-schindler.de/index.php/2006/10/03/einladung-zum-textvergleich/
> .
> I will update or correct anything there. Feel free to translate the
> text or refer to it.
> Mathias
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