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Dustbins and the law

  • I suspect I am not the only person who is troubled by "and we didn’t grant a single one, because we believe that our user community should determine the content within the projects." It appears to say "write to us, but we will just put the request straight into the dustbin, because we will never accept any such request, not even deign to actually look into the matter." I fear barristers would have a heyday with such a position being so clearly stated here. Collect (talk) 15:06, 10 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Copyright takedown requests

"We receive very few DMCA notices because Wikimedia users are careful to ensure copyright compliance." I think this comment is heartfelt, and because I think that, I must necessarily, then, place it under the banner of coming from a place of utterly profound ignorance. As someone who is fairly involved in copyright issues and compliance (far less than some other who deserve great praise), I do not want to stuff beans up a lot of noses going into the details, but the statement is a rip-roarer! So risibly the opposite of the case it's better to chuckle at it or I'd be depressed.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 04:47, 13 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

In fact, alas, plagiarism abounds on Wikipedia - not just "careful minimal rewording" but, in some case, use of hundreds of words from uncredited sources (in some cases, the "editor" deliberately removed\s the name of the source in order to possibly pretend the plagiarism did not exist!). And this is not good for Wikipedia. Collect (talk) 15:41, 13 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]


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