Talk:Copyright

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EDPs[edit]

This page seems to be a little out of date, in that it refers to "fair use images" rather than the use of non-free images under Exemption Doctrine Policies. (See Wikimedia licensing resolution.) As a related question, is there a list of all active EDPs for various projects? Quadell 17:49, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

You may want to read Fair use.--Jusjih 01:47, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Quadell 03:37, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

How to document evanescent references?[edit]

There is no copyright problem when giving a reference as a (copyrighted) "retreived on" public web page . But if the author keeps changing the content that is the source of the information in the article, how does one usefully document the reference without making a publicly available (and thus illegal) copy? In the case in mind, the information never appears on paper or as a permanent link.

Is there a reference Archive? One solution is a sort of special-use Commons filestore; the editor stores an archive copy of the page, noting that the copy is made for the special use of documenting its existence as a reference for information. In order to view the Archive, one has to agree that you are not going to "use" the work (consuming it in the ways the copyright holder controls) but only verifying the particular way the editor used it when he learned the information that was transfered.

The Oakland Archive Policy referred to by The Internet Archive mentions "At times, however, authors and publishers may request that their documents not be included in publicly available archives or web collections. To comply with such requests, archivists may restrict access to ..."

This Wiki Archive would be a way to do that so that the saved pages don't have to be removed if a copyright holder complains (which is what the archive.org people do, apparently).