[WikiEN-l] WikiEN-l Digest, Vol 31, Issue 130

Steven Ericsson Zenith steven at semeiosis.com
Thu Feb 16 00:59:24 UTC 2006

Plagiarism does have something to do with the law if it is a breach of 
copyright.  I assume that the banned editor is hostile, so being 
defensive may be prudent.

The key points are that the GDFL allows derivative use of the text 
provided it is correctly attributed.  The use described is not 
derivative and changes the attribution - this contravenes the GDFL.

With respect,


>Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 17:33:52 -0500
>From: Rob <gamaliel8 at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Tracking banned user Andrew Morrow
>To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l at wikipedia.org>
>	<3bd63d170602151433j3ee83e6flc3bf99079b655ea9 at mail.gmail.com>
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>On 2/15/06, Steve Bennett <stevage at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Plagiarism has nothing to do with law,
>True, but the original poster also claimed it was a copyright issue, which
>would make it something of a legal matter.  I simply forgot to completely
>repeat his point.

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