[WikiEN-l] Copyright?

Guettarda guettarda at gmail.com
Wed May 3 21:14:35 UTC 2006

On 5/3/06, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
> SPUI has repeatedly tagged http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Sbekele
> as a copyvio of http://www.cbsintl.com/people.htm.  I refused to
> speedy it on that basis, so SPUI blanked it and added the copyvio
> template.  Sbekele self-identifies as Sophia Bekele, CEO of CBS
> International, and therefore presumably the copyright owner.  Since
> this is user space, and the content is an "about us" bio, not
> commercial content, I think that blanking and deletion are a bit
> excessive.  On the other hand, copyright is copyright I guess.  What
> does the panel think?

Yeah, it's a copyvio.  Since the user doesn't appear to have explicitly
released the material under a GFDL-compatible license, and since the user
has not provided an proof that they are who they say they are, it's correct
to consider it a copyvio.  Please note, the original says:

*Copyright (c) 1997-2005 CBS International All rights reserved.*

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