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Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, October 3, 2006
15 years ago3,822 views

I guess Wikimedia has to sue them.

Alison Wheeler [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Wikipedia doesn't *ask* for an attribution, the GFDL licence all its content is published under *requires* an attribution to permit re-use, and every single article page has "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. (See Copyrights for details.) " at the bottom, so difficult to see how AFP can deny any knowledge of the requirement!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Or maybe it's Wikipedia which copies AFP.... Or maybe the man who wrote the story added information to wikipedia from AFP article.
You should be careful with this kind of articles ;)

Tim 'avatar' Bartel [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Tadeusz: Thats the job of the original authors, not Wikimedia (at least under German law).

TOMHTML: You can check out the history. It is pretty obvious that AFP took parts from the evolved article and tranformed it.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

"so difficult to see how AFP can deny any knowledge of the requirement" ??

Be'coz by acknowledgment that would infer that a major part of their article was plagiarised!!

Tom : Wiki history can be checked in revserve chronlogical order to see page variance .. and who changed what..

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Alison:
> Wikipedia doesn't *ask* for an attribution, the GFDL
> licence all its content is published under *requires* an
> attribution to permit re-use

ask (ăsk)
v., asked, ask·ing, asks.
...
5. To require or call for as a price or condition: *asked ten dollars for the book.*
http://www.answers.com/ask&r=67

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

AFP caved in and issued a statement asking news publishers to retract the article...

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