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Help with entry without copyright violationsEdit

I had recently added information into the company history section of Roketsan. It was in my words, and I referenced three sources, one company page, tow were magazines. It was removed for violation. How can one say "Company A is established in year 19XX" without it being a copyright violation? How can one say "Company B produces toys" without a violation. I had a go at it twice. I could use some guidance. Not exactly a new editor, but not that experienced either. Thanks.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.247.165.26 (talkcontribs)

Your addition was flagged by a bot as a potential copyright issue and was assessed by myself. Here is a link to the bot report. Click on the iThenticate link to view what the bot found. The remainder I found manually. You can see the overlap goes far beyond "Company A was established in year B"— Diannaa (talk) 18:33, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
If you want some guidance, here it is: Content has to be written in your own words and not include any wording from the source material. One thing I find that works for me is to read over the source material and then pretend I am verbally describing the topic to a friend in my own words. Stuff should also be presented in a different order where possible. Summarize rather than paraphrase. This will typically result in your version being much shorter than the source document. There's some reading material on this topic at Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing and/or have a look at the material at Paraphrase: Write It in Your Own Words. Check out the links in the menu on the left for some exercises to try. Or study this module aimed at WikiEd students.— Diannaa (talk) 19:44, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Copyright violationsEdit

Hi Diannaa. Thank you for bringing to my attention the copyrightvio. In the future, is there any specific advice you would mind letting me know to avoid something like this happening again? Regards, Sapphironic (talk) 20:41, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Content has to be written in your own words and not include any wording from the source material. One thing I find that works for me is to read over the source material and then pretend I am verbally describing the topic to a friend in my own words. Stuff should also be presented in a different order where possible. Summarize rather than paraphrase. This will typically result in your version being much shorter than the source document. There's some reading material on this topic at Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing and/or have a look at the material at Paraphrase: Write It in Your Own Words. Check out the links in the menu on the left for some exercises to try. Or study this module aimed at WikiEd students.— Diannaa (talk) 21:08, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

TelanganaEdit

I don't know how could Telangana Government official website becomes copyrights issue. The data is for the public and is considered as open data. If really it makes a problem please remove the link reference provided unlike removing the data. Telanagana is considerably a new state, and lot of information is not available on Wikipedia like the main part of the culture is Arts, Festivals which no one had provided. Please make Wikipedia Knowledge source unlike removing data at one go. Hope you will consider the legitimate information. If you have any problem discuss with me regarding which parts need to be modified if required. Bsr465 (talk) 21:32, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Web pages of the Government of India as well as the individual states do enjoy copyright protection. We are not allowed to add copyright material to Wikipedia, regardless of how important or legitimate the information is. I can send you the removed material via email if you like, but you will have to activate your Wikipedia email first.— Diannaa (talk) 21:40, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Dear Dianna, I've contributed to Telangana from the open sources like articles of News paper. i hope atleast they won't fall under copyrights category. Apart from that I've modified data with my own words in some sections. My sincere intention is to contribute data for my state page. Please check my contribution and I hope there won't be objection now. Atleast i hope you won't delete my hours of hard work contributed at one click. I would happy to know about the proposal of activating the Email procedure you've just informed me. Bsr465 (talk) 23:19, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

This is almost identical to the material I already removed. It's copied from https://www.telangana.gov.in/about/language-culture and https://issuu.com/hc.hcisuva/docs/english. Both of these are copyright documents. Not everything that's publicly available is public domain; in fact the opposite is true. Under current copyright law, literary works are subject to copyright whether they are tagged as such or not. No registration is required, and no copyright notice is required. So please always assume that all material you find online is copyright. Adding it here is a violation of Wikipedia's copyright policy.— Diannaa (talk) 00:17, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

Dianna, have gone through the data I've contributed again?? The Festival section is written my own words, I've rephrased and paraphrased it as youve said. Read it gain and compare...I think you are not interested in giving a read but just happy in deleting...Coming to Arts part the data from the government website is directly taken in to 3 different News papers...From where I've directly attached it...If you say that Arts arts part is also copy rights issue with Publicly available news articles, you should have removed only that part not touching the Festivals part!! Why did you deleted my festival part outrightly?? I've literally contributed 2 hours of time after youve edited it for first time...I think Wikipedia is losing its worth by the acts some editors...I'm not going to add anything now..Instead of motivating contributors Wiki editors are really discouraging sincere contributors... I'm really not happy with your decision of removing Festivals part as I've literally written in my own words...No one gonna write in entirely alien words...It depends on person what para phrasing means...If this is the case no one will ever contribute at Wiki..Thank you for your editing. Bsr465 (talk) 09:58, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

I have undone the revision deletion so you can have a better opportunity to review. Here is a link to the Copyvio Detector report that compares https://issuu.com/hc.hcisuva/docs/english to your addition. The overlapping content is highlighted. It's not been paraphrased at all. For https://www.telangana.gov.in/about/language-culture, I did a visual comparison. Your version presents the same ideas in the same order using almost identical wording. That's a copyright violation. Your addition:
Telanagana state has long been a melting point of diverse cultures as well as languages and is often called as "North of South and South of North". It forms a good example of the India's composite culture, inclusiveness and pluralism. Located on the south central stretch of the Deccan plateau. Telangana is a regarded as the link between North and South India. For this reason, this region is often called as Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb and the capital city Hyderabad is regarded as Mini India.
Source webpage:
South of North and North of South, Telangana State has long been a meeting place for diverse languages and cultures. It is easily the best example for India’s composite culture, pluralism and inclusiveness. Located on the uplands of Deccan plateau, Telangana is the link between the North and South of India. It is thus no surprise that the region on the whole came to be known for its Ganga-Jamuna Tehzeeb and the capital Hyderabad as a ‘miniature India!’.
Diannaa (talk) 11:39, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

7 Seals nonsenseEdit

Is all from Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Brad Watson, Miami. Doug Weller talk 17:59, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the info.— Diannaa (talk) 11:42, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Hello sirEdit

Hello sir i am from india i would like to talk to you here for my urgent questions Warmlove Army (talk) 19:38, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Please consider visiting the WP:TeahouseDiannaa (talk) 11:30, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Can you help me?Edit

Hi Diannaa I am wondering if I can call upon your good services to expedite the acceptance of 2 articles that have been in draft form for nearly 3 months. Draft:NNEdPro and Draft:Sumantra Ray were submitted on 27 June 2020. You removed parts of both as there was copyrighted content that had not been released by their owners under a copyright agreement. Due to these content deletions the two submissions were declined on 29 June 2020. Declarations of Consent were made, [Ticket#2020070710004923] Wikipedia: Declaration of consent - Sumantra Ray and [Ticket#2020070710004932] Wikipedia: Declaration of consent - NNEdPro Global Centre. Due to no response from ‘Items pending OTRS confirmation of permission’, I decided to revise the original content so that there were no copyright issues and I resubmitted the two articles on 2 September 2020. I have had no response. Can you please help me? PuedaHacer (talk) 00:09, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Sorry but I don't have access to the OTRS queue as I am not an OTRS volunteer. And I have no experience assessing drafts. So I won't be helping.— Diannaa (talk) 11:28, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

article rejectEdit

Draft:Michael Koutsilieris

Could you please specify the reason my draft for Professor Michael Koutsilieris was rejected so that I can proceed with the appropriate changes and resubmit ? Thank you in advance.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Kkmk mani (talkcontribs)

It's a copy of his CV, not an encyclopedia article. It's a violation of Wikipedia's copyright policy to copy text here that has been previously published online.— Diannaa (talk) 11:26, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Copyvio helpEdit

Hi. There's a website I've been coming across frequently of late, here's an example. Since I do quite a bit of my review work with the oldest entries on the queue, copyvio checks can be problematic at times, due to mirror concerns. I can't tell when this site publishes their data, and I cannot find any info regarding copyright on the site. I've been of the belief that this site simply copies stuff from WP, but is there any way to be definite about my assumption? Onel5969 TT me 17:21, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Forgot to mention why I believe that site is a mirror, and it's due to articles like Bernard Zimmern, which show a 90% on copyvio, but the article is clearly well sourced.Onel5969 TT me 17:24, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
It looks like the site is scraping Wikipedia, looking for bios of people that have recently died. Stanley Crouch died Sept 16, the article is a pretty obvious Wikipedia mirror, with a table of contents and external links section etc. Their home page uses our photo of Ahmed Ben Salah (he also died on the 16th). There's a whitelist for Earwig's tool at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:EarwigBot/Copyvios/Exclusions. I can add this to the list when I get back from the gym if you like.— Diannaa (talk) 21:09, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
That's what I thought. Thanks for your time. Yes, please add it to the whitelist.Onel5969 TT me 21:30, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Done.— Diannaa (talk) 22:52, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Need your help!Edit

Hello Diannaa,

I feel on wikipedia everybody is pointing me only. I don't know why. Whenever I'm contributing on any page people are delete those things & gave me warning/notice.

Today, I did my research on Law Firm Singapore and found Family law of Singapore page here. I did research to contribute valuable & helpful information on that page. In my research, found another company which offers same thing. Before I published on live website, I wrote my research on talk page of Family law of Singapore. Websites which are already mentioned on the reference links are similar with my research as well. Therefore, I added my reference websites too.

After sometime, I'm SHOCKED one person sent me notice to BAN my account. This was very very disappointing for me. I did my research & already shared on talk page as well. Still people are sending me this type of notice.

Kindly help me to solve this issue.

What you did was add a link to a particular law firm on the Family law of Singapore ‎ article. It looks more like an advertisement than an encyclopedic resource for people to research the topic of family law. That's why it's inappropriate and that's why it was removed: Wikipedia is not a place to advertise. — Diannaa (talk) 11:30, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Rene MarcilEdit

Hello Diannaa,

I made some corrections on the Marcil wikipedia... trying to solve the issue.

Kindly let me know if the edits I made, mostly deletion, are satisfactory to Wikipedia policy.

With thanks

Robert

The current version is okay from a copyright point of view.— Diannaa (talk) 14:05, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

List of massacres in IrelandEdit

Hi Diannaa, not sure how to make replies on "Talk" on this. With regards to a few entries I recently made to "Massacres of Ireland Page", the book I quoted from was written over 170 years ago and has zero copyright attached. I understand, the need for not quoting from books that may have copyright, but what about very old books? Thanking you in advance.— Preceding unsigned comment added by MacCormaic (talkcontribs)

@MacCormaic: I found a copy of the book online and have removed the revision deletion. But I am not re-adding the content. I am not sure about the reliability of the source. When copying verbatim from public domain material, add the template {{PD-notice}} after your citation. Please do this in the future so that our readers will be aware that you copied the prose rather than wrote it yourself, and that it's okay to copy verbatim. Thanks, — Diannaa (talk) 20:37, 18 September 2020 (UTC)