[WikiEN-l] Copyright?

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Wed May 3 22:23:02 UTC 2006

On 03/05/06, 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?

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/OTRS/en/Author%27s_claim_of_license is
the standard reply to "someone keeps tagging my material as copyvio,
but I wrote it, damnit"

Simply claiming to be someone doesn't magically mean everyone has to
assume you are them...

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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