[pp.int.general] Wikipedia pages
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Thu Mar 25 18:22:14 CET 2010
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On 3/25/2010 3:39 AM, Reinier Bakels wrote:
>> cut and paste hard facts shamelessly from Wikipedia. This applies
> Shamelessly? Is this a plea for respectting copyright? ;) Wikpedia is
> provided under a Creative Commons licence.
> Or do you accuse them of plagiarism? Plagiarism is often misudnerstood,
> but it is *not* a copyright issue. It relates to the connection between
> the audience and the author, not the connection between an infringing
> author with the original author.
I think the point, Reinier, is more that most journalists nowadays do
nothing more than a basic search, and if it's on wikipedia, all the
better and quicker. How many obit. articles have there been based on
wikipedia saying someone's died, or quoting as fact things which are
fake, but because wikipedia says it, it's 'true'.
Trying to score points and sound smart, really doesn't work when it was
THAT obvious what Rick meant.
> Pirate Parties International - General Talk
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