[Foundation-l] Copies of Wikipedia's articles found on Knol

geni geniice at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 20:01:14 UTC 2008

2008/7/28 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
> 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.

The validity of the GFDL isn't relevant to the case. If the  GFDL is
valid you lose for failing to follow it's terms. If the GFDL is not
valid you lose under straightforward copyright. No actual reason for
the court to consider which of these is the case.


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