[Foundation-l] who handles copyright violations from otherwikis?

Michael Bimmler mbimmler at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 20:25:36 UTC 2007

Well, the Wikimedia Foundation is not the copyright holder of the
material on Wikipedia (the individual authors are), thus there is not
much the foundation could do. If you find editors who wrote
substantive parts of the articles that were copied to cetratec.org,
these editors can then write to cetratec.org and allege copyright
violation (that is, they could even send a DMCA notice).

Of course, you, yourself, could also send an email to this site along
the lines of "I think you forgot to attribute these articles to
Wikipedia etc."

But I doubt the foundation can get officially involved in this (as
long as it is not about trademark issues, which is it not as far as I
can see)


On Dec 7, 2007 9:09 PM, Pedro Sanchez <pdsanchez at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's a wiki, mirroring content from wikipedia
> without attributing its source, without preserving articles''s
> history, and without stating the content is GFDL.
> Who handles these matters?
> http://www.cetratec.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Archivo_binario
> taken from
> http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo_binario
> as well as everything from
> http://www.cetratec.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Especial%3AAllpages&from=&namespace=0
> they're copying anything informatics-related from wikipedia, stripping
> it from source, attrbution and license
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