Timothy Shell | 1 Jul 13:57 2001

State Department background notes


"Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Department of State
Web Site is in the public domain and may be copied and distributed without
permission."

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/bgn/

These background notes have a great deal of information, more than the CIA
factbook.

Tim

koyaanisqatsi | 1 Jul 20:26 2001

Re: State Department background notes

Tim, where did you find that copyright notice?  It's not on that page
and I haven't been able to find it.  And the site does have much more
info than the CIA book; I'd like to begin adding it.  :-)

>"Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Department of State
>Web Site is in the public domain and may be copied and distributed
without
>permission."
>
>http://www.state.gov/r/pa/bgn/
>
>These background notes have a great deal of information, more than
the CIA
>factbook.
>
>Tim0
Timothy Shell | 1 Jul 22:16 2001

Re: State Department background notes

The copyright notice is here:
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/rls/index.cfm?docid=3797

Tim

On Sun, 1 Jul 2001 koyaanisqatsi@... wrote:

> Tim, where did you find that copyright notice?  It's not on that page
> and I haven't been able to find it.  And the site does have much more
> info than the CIA book; I'd like to begin adding it.  :-)
> 
> 
> >"Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Department of State
> >Web Site is in the public domain and may be copied and distributed
> without
> >permission."
> >
> >http://www.state.gov/r/pa/bgn/
> >
> >These background notes have a great deal of information, more than
> the CIA
> >factbook.
> >
> >Tim0

Jimmy Wales | 2 Jul 20:25 2001

Re: State Department background notes

This is wonderful!

In general, nothing published by the U.S. government can be copyrighted.
This is as it should be, of course.  We paid for them to write it, after
all.

This may be true for other governments as well, which might help the
non-English wikipedias.  But please let's research it carefully.

You also have to watch out... the White House website has (or did
have, during the Clinton administration, I don't know if Dubya's
staff has revamped) a biography of every President.  But they used
those biographies with permission from a copyrighted source.

Therefore, you can't automatically assume that anything on a U.S.
government website is fair game.  Most of it is, though.

Timothy Shell wrote:

> 
> The copyright notice is here:
> http://www.state.gov/r/pa/rls/index.cfm?docid=3797
> 
> Tim
> 
> On Sun, 1 Jul 2001 koyaanisqatsi@... wrote:
> 
> > Tim, where did you find that copyright notice?  It's not on that page
> > and I haven't been able to find it.  And the site does have much more
> > info than the CIA book; I'd like to begin adding it.  :-)
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Rybo | 3 Jul 17:42 2001
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AW: State Department background notes

Can you tell if this applies to foreigners as well?

mit freundlichen Gruessen
Stefan

StefanRybo in Wikipedia
apologies for any language errors (please correct)

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: wikipedia-l-admin@...
> [mailto:wikipedia-l-admin@...]Im Auftrag von Jimmy Wales
> Gesendet am: Montag, 2. Juli 2001 20:25
> An: wikipedia-l@...
> Betreff: Re: [Wikipedia-l] State Department background notes
>
> This is wonderful!
>
> In general, nothing published by the U.S. government can be copyrighted.
> This is as it should be, of course.  We paid for them to write it, after
> all.
..

Larry Sanger | 5 Jul 08:40 2001

My impending down time and return

Hi all,

My itinerary for July 31-August 11:

July 31-August 1: Izhevsk-Moscow
August 1: Moscow-Paris-Dublin
August 2: Dublin-Donegal
August 10: Donegal-Dublin
August 11: Dublin-Shannon-New Jersey-Las Vegas

As you can see, I will be returning to the U.S. on August 11, and I'll be
taking a vacation in Ireland (fiddling :-) ) before I return.

Internet contact will be virtually impossible while travelling from Izhevsk
to Donegal, from July 31 to August 2, and while travelling from Donegal to
Las Vegas, from August 10 to 11.  Once in Donegal, I will have intermittent
access--I *think* I'll be able to download my e-mail, but I'm not too sure
about that.  If not, the best I might be able to do is to write very short
replies to the most crucial messages.  It's very possible that I won't be
working on Wikipedia at all, so you'll all just have to behave yourselves
:-) .  Anyway, the week that I'm in Donegal, I will probably not be online
for more than several hours, all together.  Once back in Las Vegas, I'll be
able to work harder than ever.

Larry

lcrocker | 5 Jul 21:11 2001

Re: My impending down time and return

Coincidentally, the same week you're off fiddling around in Europe, 
I'll be vacationing--in Las Vegas.  If you'll still be in town the 
29th or 30th, though, I'll treat you to a meal.
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Jimmy Wales | 5 Jul 19:00 2001

Re: State Department background notes

My understanding is that, by either law or custom, the United States
government doesn't copyright anything that it publishes.  I *know*
this means that there is no U.S. copyright.  I *think* this means that
there is no copyright *period*.

On the one hand, all of the wikipedia sites are physically located
here in the U.S. on servers owned by me and operated by me in the U.S.
So U.S. law is what applies.  If any other country gets mad at me for
some reason, I don't suppose I care very much.

But on the other hand, the intention of the free licensing is that anyone
who is somehow unhappy with the way a wikipedia is being run can take the
content and reuse it in their own way -- and to make sure that they can do
so easily, we should try to be sure that everything in the wikipedia system
is as unencumbered as possible.

Rybo wrote:

> Can you tell if this applies to foreigners as well?
> 
> 
> mit freundlichen Gruessen
> Stefan
> 
> StefanRybo in Wikipedia
> apologies for any language errors (please correct)
> 
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: wikipedia-l-admin@...
> > [mailto:wikipedia-l-admin@...]Im Auftrag von Jimmy Wales
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Jimmy Wales | 5 Jul 22:39 2001

Re: My impending down time and return

Would there be any interest among wikipedians in different areas around the
country in getting together with each other to hang out and have beers?

We could organize this on the wikipedia itself, or through email.

I live in San Diego.  Larry lives... well, you all know... he lives all over the
world, as the mood suits him, ha ha.  :-)

I'll be in Charleston, South Carolina around the time of Thanksgiving holidays, visiting
my parents.

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Larry Sanger | 8 Jul 06:41 2001

CNet now metasearches Wikipedia

http://www.search.com/search?channel=19&cat=63&tag=st.se.fd.out.19-63


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