[Wikipedia-l] toki pona

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Wed Sep 22 11:47:17 UTC 2004

Mark Williamson wrote:

>As I said before, while the law may be debated I added the notices
>because of a suspected copyvio. IANAL...
I am not a great supporter of Toki Pona, but acting on mere suspicion 
like that is no way to operate, such actions are more characteristic of 
copyright paranoia..  There are enough people in Wikipedia who oppose 
Toki Pona, and it has been here long enough that you would think that 
the copyright argument would have been raised before.  There is no need 
to act hurriedly on a mere suspicion.  If a copyright owner feels that 
his rights are violated he can request that it can be taken down, and 
there will be ample opportunity to act on that request.  There is a 
legal requirement to act on clear violations when they become known.  
Beyond that, one of the requirements for take down notices is that the 
person making the request have some kind of standing for making that 
request.  This is a protection from being flooded by requests from 
do-gooders who have no knowledge of the facts and don't know what they 
are doing.


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