[Foundation-l] Copies of Wikipedia's articles found on Knol
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Mon Jul 28 19:55:45 UTC 2008
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 1:49 PM, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Google terms of service item 8 does seem to present a problem. here it
>> *8.* *License to Google.*
>> But it also appears to conflict with this item of the same TOS:
>> 5.1. *No Google Ownership of User Content.* Google claims no ownership or
>> control over any content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through
> You've granted them an expansive license (which you don't actually
> have the right to grant for most freely licensed content found
> elsewhere) and they disclaim ownership. License != ownership, so it's
> not a conflict .. even if does seem somewhat confusing.
But that's nonsense. You obviously haven't granted Google such a
license if you don't have a right to do so. If anything you've broken
Google's Terms of Service, not the GFDL.
Greg, pick an article which you feel you've made a significant
contribution to. I'll upload it to Knol, following the terms of the
GFDL, and you can issue a takedown notice. Then I'll issue a putback
notice, you can sue me, and we'll finally have a GFDL test case.
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