User talk:Brettz9/videoscript

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Hi, to answer your questions, I believe that video as well as text can be released under the GFDL (I know pictures can be). Also, in one section, you mention "325,000 articles since (date)"--WP started in January of 2001. Best wishes, [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 06:46, 2004 Aug 25 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for looking through it. I've made the change... [[User:Brettz9|Brettz9 (talk)]] 09:04, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Hi. I think the content is okay (although it seems on the long side... how many minutes do you expect this video to be?). But I would as early as possible in the video leap onto Wikipedia, go to an article an make an edit. That's really the whole point, after all. Once your audience has understood that, you can go on about the GFDL and NPOV and so on. --Shibboleth 23:24, 25 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Copyright of Wikipedia content[edit]

"you should even be able to host your own Wikipedia mirror without infringing on other's copyrights as Wikipedia's data is (or should entirely be) public domain." — Not so. Wikipedia's content is copyrighted and owned by the contributers. It's licensed openly but it is not public domain.—Rory 16:55, Aug 27, 2004 (UTC)

(copied from User talk:Rparle) Wow, thanks for catching my misunderstanding of public domain. So, does that mean then that one cannot mirror Wikipedia without permission of all the users or simply that the correct term should be open content (or something like that) instead of "public domain" Thanks. [[User:Brettz9|Brettz9 (talk)]] 18:19, 27 Aug 2004 (UTC)

All the content is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Briefly, it lets anyone copy the content, alter it and distribute it but they can only distribute under the same licence. You can't take the content and then distribute it with a more restrictive licence. If it was public domain you could take it, make some small change and then claim copyright over the resulting content. There's much more detail on Wikipedia:Copyrights. The sentence could read "...you should even be able to host your own Wikipedia mirror without infringing on other's copyrights as all content is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, an open-content license."—Rory 18:28, Aug 27, 2004 (UTC)

The copyrights page is hopelesslly convoluted. Read the copyfight faq that James and I wrote instead :) →Raul654 19:45, Aug 27, 2004 (UTC)