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Peter Damian
post Mon 27th June 2011, 8:53am
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The Wikipedians are discussing a DMCA notice. Two thoughts

1. This would be a wonderful thing. Would get far more publicity, taking the whole thing beyond the limited audience of WP and WR.

2. If the leaked material is taken down, is there a copy that could be made privately available on request? There is a lot of good and important stuff, although it needs skillful use of summarisation, and it is important to us historians of Wikipedia.
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Jack Merridew
post Mon 27th June 2011, 9:53am
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: mebbe cc Julian Assange?
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post Mon 27th June 2011, 11:09am
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QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Mon 27th June 2011, 4:53am) *

The Wikipedians are discussing a DMCA notice. Two thoughts

1. This would be a wonderful thing. Would get far more publicity, taking the whole thing beyond the limited audience of WP and WR.

2. If the leaked material is taken down, is there a copy that could be made privately available on request? There is a lot of good and important stuff, although it needs skillful use of summarisation, and it is important to us historians of Wikipedia.


Do they plan to DMCA all sites that have posted the contents of the leaks? That could get interesting if they run up against a site that could (probably) raise enough money for a legal challenge to the notice.

Do you have a link to that discussion, Peter?
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post Mon 27th June 2011, 11:16am
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 27th June 2011, 1:09pm) *
Do you have a link to that discussion, Peter?


Well, I'm not Peter, but.....
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Kelly Martin
post Mon 27th June 2011, 11:42am
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"Wikipedia" has no standing to make a DMCA notice regarding those archives (or in fact to do any legal act, because it has no legal existence). Neither does its ArbCom (also no legal existence). Neither does the Foundation; while it exists it does not hold the copyrights in question. Those emails are copyright to their individual authors, individually, and each author would have to individually file their own complaint with respect to each individual email. Such a complaint would require that the author identify themselves by their true legal identity.

Somehow, I rather doubt this will happen.
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Anna
post Mon 27th June 2011, 11:51am
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Well, this nice lady paraphrased the Wikipedia representatives', for some meaning of the term "representative", side of the conversation.

http://endritualabuse.org/activism/wikiped...rtant-websites/

However, I am not a lawyer, and this is not professional legal advice. It is merely an example of what someone else did.
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