[Wikimediaindia-l] Copyrights & Google

CherianTinu Abraham tinucherian at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 09:38:35 UTC 2011

Just to clarify a little , CC by SA is also a copyright license.  The only
difference is that these licenses allow creators to communicate which rights
they reserve, and which rights they "waive" for the benefit of recipients or
other creators.

There is a common miunderstanding that Wikipedia articles are not
copyrighted and all free software are not copyrighted, which is not in

And also Google cannot put another copyright for their articles in any wiki,
because they are already CC by SA on Wikipedia.

Tinu Cherian

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 2:47 PM, <wheredevelsdare at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Hi Tinu Cherian,
> You might want to remind the journo that we (Wikipedia) are non profit and
> our info comes under CC-BY-SA license, however Google is a Business set up
> for profit with all their info being subject to copyright.
> Regards,
> User:AroundTheGlobe
> >
> >
> > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
> > than "Re: Contents of Wikimediaindia-l digest..."
> >
> >
> >
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