[WikiEN-l] Copyright?

Anthony DiPierro wikilegal at inbox.org
Wed May 3 22:45:49 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,

Looking at user contributions, I don't see this to be the case.  Was
there a deleted edit you're referring to?

> and therefore presumably the copyright owner.

The copyright owner of that website is more likely to be CBS
International.  The website is most likely a work for hire.

> 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?
Who's "the panel"?

What I think is that you're both arguing over something completely
pointless.  It's just a user page.


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