Gary Posted September 17, 2007 Report Share Posted September 17, 2007 Thanks Islandhopper. Sadly that's how it is. A number of articles from Shetlopedia have been copied on to Wikipedia with a comment on the bottom along the lines of "This article incorporates text from the article on Shetlopedia" In most cases 100% of the article is copied and pasted from Shetlopedia, with no changes made by the Wikipedia 'author'; not even internal page-link corrections in some cases. No mention of the Shetlopedia author or authors names are provided. As Wikipedia seemed to be copying new articles every few days, eventually there would be nothing left on Shetlopedia that you couldn't find on Wikipedia or one of its many mirror websites. We didn't want Shetlopedia to be lost amongst all of this, so we stopped them from copying. Fjool, thanks for your comments. The change to the copyright was made on Friday to prevent a weekend of Wikipedia copying. We're now looking at suitable licenses for Shetlopedia, and talking to some people who know a little more about copyright law. RegardsGary Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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