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copyright issues Global Peace Index[edit]

in Wikipedia people are free to put anything from the article, many Wikipedia use articles without any copyright issues, I myself asked the admin of the Malay Wikipedia he said there was no problem Funziaw (talk) 05:31, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Some Wikipedias are stricter about copyright than others. Here on the English-language Wikipedia, we have a strict copyright policy, and don't allow people to copy content from copyright works. — Diannaa (talk) 13:10, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

from sources and external links even from one more article I wrote that general articles the whole article is there, I took it from humanity not articles you put it. ... key finding for GPI already exist from the previous year so why do you say copyright?? from before no issues are copyright why do you only? Funziaw (talk) 05:34, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

You removed some content regarding the 2023 index. That content did not appear to have been copied from elsewhere. Then in a later edit you added some content that is an exact match for content found here. The same content is also present here. Both of those pages are marked as being copyright, which means it's not okay for you to copy the content to Wikipedia. — Diannaa (talk) 13:18, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Copying with out acknowledgement[edit]

You detected that user:Ed8694 had violated copy right. I have now detected in multiple articles that this user has copied and pasted from one article to another sections that contain others work (it mucked up references). Initially I reverted Territories claimed by the Philippines so the page was not all mucked up with red warning messages before I fully considered the implications that this user had violated the earlier edit summary undertaking given to me in their talk. I am now assuming they may be acting in bad faith and will disengage. I have accordingly not drawn this matter to their attention. Could I please ask for your greater experience and expertise to help the greater wikipedia community. ChaseKiwi (talk) 08:00, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I have placed a ((uw-copying)) template on their talk page that explains what to do when copying within Wikipedia. — Diannaa (talk) 12:19, 20 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Copyright issue[edit]

Can you take a look at this[1]? The template has been removed by the editor suspected of copyright infringement. Semsûrî (talk) 11:34, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Fixed. Thanks for the report. — Diannaa (talk) 12:48, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

"KirkukNow is a copyright-free site. Kirkuk☆ (Selaj/konuş) 12:07 pm, Today (UTC+1)Reply You're just trying to block instead of "finding disruption by kirkukturk3" now. KirkukNow does not contain copyrighted material even searching via the copyright system [175] searching it here will not show any results, KirkukNow only claims that the journalists can't report to any other news sources only. Also if I'm the one being disruptive here, then explain this [176] Kirkuk☆ (Selaj/konuş) 12:18 pm, Today (UTC+1)Reply

@Kirkukturk3 When I look at Kirkuknow[177] I see "KIRKUKNOW ©Copyright 2021 All rights reserved" Doug Weller (A/CU/OS) talk 3:06 pm, Today (UTC+1)Reply

Yes for the journalist part, many journalists tend to post their story on other medias so KirkukNow assures that the story won't be posted on other medias, overall most of their articles texts are copyright-free expect for the quotes and the journalists POV. Semsûrî did focus on that part but poorly. Kirkuk☆ (Selaj/konuş) 4:08 pm, Today (UTC+1)"

The odd sigs are by Kirkukturk3, some at least don't even lead to his talk page

Thanks. Doug Weller talk 15:27, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Doug, I don't have time to look into this matter at present, sorry. — Diannaa (talk) 16:04, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Doug Weller talk 16:55, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Bishonen has dealt with this. — Diannaa (talk) 14:01, 24 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I don't understand which part of the text is copyright infringement? I have placed a reference in each sentence. Thanks for your reply.--Марко Станојевић (talk) 15:38, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Of course you should cite your sources, but it's not okay to copy from them. The pages where I found the matching content are marked "© 2024 Advance Local Media LLC. All rights reserved " and "© 2024 Skokstudio, LLC. All rights reserved." That means we can't copy from them. Everything you add to Wikipedia needs to be written in your own words please. — Diannaa (talk) 15:47, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
OK. I will correct the sentences from those sites. But it seems to me that you marked the whole article as copied. I don't know if I understood correctly? I have been editing in Serbian for a long time and now I wanted to try editing in English. I am interested in music topics. Thanks for helping me understand my mistakes.--Марко Станојевић (talk) 15:59, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I think you mean the CopyPatrol system marked the article as potentially contaning copyright material? That was done by our automatic detection system, not me personally. — Diannaa (talk) 16:03, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
OK. Just tell me if I need to change the whole article or just these two sites that you told me.--Марко Станојевић (talk) 16:09, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I already removed the copied content. — Diannaa (talk) 17:41, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The current version is okay from a copyright point of view. — Diannaa (talk) 17:56, 23 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Revision deletion[edit]

Hello. May I request a deletion of this revision for obvious reasons? Thank you. Sanglahi86 (talk) 18:47, 24 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Thanks for the report. — Diannaa (talk) 19:18, 24 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Dear Dianaa,

first of all a big thanks for all the effort you spend in this platform. I have a short question. I edited the article "Round Table (club)" and after the article was marked with the Advertisement tag, I was going through it and I had to agree to your point. I tried to rephrase some sentences and removed the tag, but you restored it.

Can you give me a hint which part do you have in sense, which needs to be rephrased? Such a hint would be very helpful to improve the article

Thanks and best regards Thomas ThomasDoerr (talk) 12:40, 25 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Mr Doerr. The part that caught my eye was the community service section. It could do with some more encyclopedic wording. — Diannaa (talk) 12:42, 25 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
thanks a lot for your hint. I have rephrased and reworked the article, but I have not removed the tag in the header (I dont want to play a add and remove game).
Would you please so kind to check it and come back to me, if you think that this is now acceptable and if not, what I can still improve?
I highly appreciate your help ThomasDoerr (talk) 17:38, 28 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It's better now. Thanks for taking the time to do that. — Diannaa (talk) 22:44, 28 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Copyright release wizard?[edit]

Hi I was given the link to the Wikimedia VRT release generator to release narrative on a website. However it seems to be geared toward pics and not narrative. Is there one I am missing? Tank you! Geraldine Aino (talk) 14:27, 25 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

For text, please see WP:Donating copyrighted materials for an explanation of how to do it. There's a sample permission email at WP:Consent. For images at the Commons, see Commons:Volunteer Response Team, where there's a similar template but a different email address to which the permission email needs to be sent. — Diannaa (talk) 18:32, 25 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Lack of content in certain language[edit]

I want to write a Vietnamese version of Shoji Nishio. Do I need to use Vietnamese sources? His Aikido style is not very popular in Vietnam so there is very little content in Vietnamese about him or his style. Tamle2nd (talk) 15:52, 26 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, I don't know the answer to that. You could ask someone at the Vietnamese wikipedia. — Diannaa (talk) 20:29, 26 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for being patient and reaching out to me about the copyright issue on my first major edit of an article (Leptoceridae)! I will fix the issue ASAP and look for sources that won't give us these problems. I hope you have a good day! Owlbyr (talk) 22:34, 28 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! — Diannaa (talk) 22:44, 28 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Saddle Club: Series 1 - plot summaries reverse[edit]

Why have you reverse the previous episode plot summaries of The Saddle Club: Series 1? Most of it was copied from other sources but with some changes. (talk) 18:34, 29 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

It actually has about an 86% overlap according to Earwig's tool. Most of it was copied unaltered. — Diannaa (talk) 19:33, 29 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
So I just leave the old summaries but can add some changes to them as long as they are not copied from other sources? (talk) 20:56, 29 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
We have an automated system to detect copyright violations. So please don't copy from elsewhere. Everything you add to Wikipedia has to be written in your own words. — Diannaa (talk) 20:59, 29 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-27[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery 23:56, 1 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, I note your revision but I've just compared the text of the piece you mention to the text in the Wiki article, and they're different.

Here is the actual text you reference:

The Australian government signed a production agreement with Rheinmetall Defence Australia on 10 April for over 100 Boxer Schwerer Waffenträger Infanterie (sWaTrg Inf) heavy weapon carrier infantry vehicles to export to Germany. The company said in a press release announcing the contract later the same day that it would be Australia's largest foreign military export to Germany. The vehicles are being procured under a government-to-government letter of intent signed by Canberra and Berlin in March. Rheinmetall's Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland, will produce the vehicles, with deliveries to the German government planned for 2026–30, the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) said in a press release on 10 April. A Rheinmetall spokesperson told Janes that the first 20 vehicles would be produced in Rheinmetall's Kassel and Unterluess plants in Germany, with deliveries scheduled for 2025. The sWaTrg Inf will replace the Bundeswehr's Wiesel 1 tracked tactical direct fire support weapon carrier and equip the German Army's new medium forces. It will be based on the Australian Army's Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV), which is equipped with a reconnaissance mission module, including the two-person digital Lance turret, armed with Rheinmetall's MK30-2 airburst munition (ABM) automatic cannon that is also the main armament of the German Army's Puma infantry fighting vehicle. The sWaTrg Inf will also be armed with the Mehrrollenfähiges leichtes Lenkflugkörper-System (Multirole-capable Light Missile System: MELLS), the Bundeswehr's designation for the Spike LR. The Bundeswehr ordered 123 sWaTrg Inf vehicles from Rheinmetall on 21 March. On 20 March the Bundestag, Germany's parliament, approved the EUR1.95 billion (USD2.1 billion) procurement, plus a EUR746.9 million service and maintenance contract. The Bundeswehr plans to have four medium brigades, including the Franco-German Brigade and one formed with the Netherlands. The brigades will be formed by five sWaTrg Inf and two armoured infantry fighting vehicle (AIFV) battalions, with the latter equipped with the planned Boxer AIFV, which could also be based on Australia's CRV, which is more mature and would therefore require fewer modifications. The sWaTrg Inf uses the rear of the vehicle for ammunition storage, while the AIFV could use it to carry infantry. Rheinmetall CEO Armin Papperger said, “We are integrating the expertise and capabilities of our Australian MILVEHCOE colleagues from our global Rheinmetall network to provide the German Army with the required combat vehicles as quickly as possible. This further deepens defence ties between Australia and Germany and enhances a sustained sovereign defence capability in Australia.” In addition to providing the Bundeswehr with sWaTrg Inf vehicles quickly, building them in Australia reduces pressure on Rheinmetall's German plants, which are busy producing equipment as a result of the war in Ukraine, and will allow them to switch production to other systems when MILVEHCOE starts producing the vehicles. Moreover, enhancing Australia's sustained sovereign defence capability supports the country's military modernisation in the Asia-Pacific, an area in which Germany has also expressed strategic interest.

This is the text from Wiki article.

The Bundeswehr will acquire 123 Schwerer Waffenträger Infanterie (sWaTrg Inf) HWC infantry vehicles between 2025-2023, the sWaTrg Inf based on the Australian Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV). On 10 April 2024 the Australian government signed the production agreement with Rheinmetall Defence Australia for over 103 Schwerer Waffenträger Infanterie (sWaTrg Inf) HWC infantry vehicles for export to Germany. The vehicles are being procured under a government-to-government letter of intent signed in March. Rheinmetall's Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Queensland, will produce the 103 vehicles, with deliveries to Germany planned for 2026–2030. The first 20 vehicles will be produced in Rheinmetall's Kassel and Unterluess plants in Germany, with deliveries of these scheduled for 2025. The sWaTrg Inf is based on the Lance turret-equipped Australian Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV), but will additionally be armed with the Mehrrollenfähiges leichtes Lenkflugkörper-System (Multirole-capable Light Missile System: MELLS), the Bundeswehr's designation for the Spike LR. In service the sWaTrg Inf will replace the Bundeswehr's Wiesel 1 tracked tactical direct fire-support weapon carrier and equip the German Army's new medium forces. As of Q2 2024, the sWaTrg Inf vehicle is expected to begin fielding in 2027.

I've reverted your edit, BUT..., if you honestly believe there is a copyright infringement here, please highlight the specifics and I will act on them if need be. SurfaceAgentX2Zero (talk) 14:35, 3 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I was bored so decided to rewrite it anyway. BUT..., please do highlight to me what you think was wrong with it in the first place or we will end up down this road again at some point. Thanks.— Preceding unsigned comment added by SurfaceAgentX2Zero (talkcontribs)

Hello @SurfaceAgentX2Zero: You can view the overlap using Earwig's tool. The new version is better but I would take out the part about the letter of intent and simply state that the Australian government ordered 103 units on 10 April 2024. (It's not very copyright compliant and it's a little too much detail.) — Diannaa (talk) 23:41, 3 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Not all Indian govt works are protected by copyright | Court works completely exempt from copyright[edit]

Hi Diannaa,

I notice a message on my talk page wherein you mentioned Indian government works are protected by copyright for 60 years.

On this, please note that Indian government works those published in official gazette and laws are all exempted from copyright infringement.

My edit which is deleted relates to copy paste from a court decision which also is specifically exempt.

Suggest you to refer to Section 52 of Indian copyright act, 1957.

aditional reading;

Request make suitable edits to your policy to create exemptions as per Section 52 Ved548 (talk) 19:13, 3 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The place where I got the information is at Commons:Copyright rules by territory/India which specifies that "copyright subsists until 60 years from the year in which the work is first published." This includes "any court, tribunal or other judicial authority in India." You can also view the actual legislation here, where it says:

"(k) “Government work” means a work which is made or published by or under the direction or control of— (i) the Government or any department of the Government; (ii) any Legislature in India; (iii) any court, tribunal or other judicial authority in India"

Diannaa (talk) 23:52, 3 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
What makes a reliable source for information about copyright law in India? — Diannaa (talk) 23:55, 3 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The Commons guidance falls a little short because it fails to mention the exceptions for government and judicial works. It's just listed as one of many copyright templates in a list. See c:Template:EdictGov-India which indicates that the court decision would not be under copyright. -- Whpq (talk) 02:28, 4 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Well I've undone the revision deletion, but now I'm not so sure that I should have, because the content does not appear to have been copied from the court documents (nor does it closely copy the citation provided, which was this page). Instead, it is a match for this document, which is an analysis published by the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas law firm in Mumbai. @Ved548: have you got a link to the actual court document/judgement so that we can see what was said there? Thanks. — Diannaa (talk) 03:38, 4 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Diannaa
Please see the case law.
Refer to paragraph 11:
The same text appears in multiple court judgements
Ved548 (talk) 04:21, 4 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]