[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 20:51:34 UTC 2009

2009/3/20 David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>:
> 2009/3/20 Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net>:
>> A copy of Wikipedia text is frequently used in eBay descriptions of
>> books.  The attribution is simply to Wikipedia, and does not progress so
>> far as to say "[...] et al."  That's about as much as anyone could
>> reasonably expect, no matter what the licence says.
> This is what I mean when I say this is not a game of Nomic, and the
> law is squishy. Does anyone actually think they could stop someone
> from doing this? (If so, you're too batshit crazy to be listened to in
> this discussion.)

eBay will remove items that violate various rules - they would
probably remove something that violated copyright if the copyright
holder reported it through the proper channels.

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