UDWiki:Copyright Project

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Brief idea of the goals of the project

I figure that the project page itself should briefly explain what a copyright is, what the policy is for the UDWiki, how it should be documented, FAQs, etc. The idea is not to create policy for the UDWiki:Copyrights page, but to inform and explain copyright law, and organize copyrighted images. Subpages can be made for more in-depth discussions on International Copyright, US Copyright, and UK Copyright (we can expand into other countries policies as the need arises). This way we have a section for a brief overall description, and a detailed section for those who want to know more about it.

Documenting the images like they have been for the Category:Copyrighted Images is an excellent first step. This gives credit where credit is due, and goes a long way toward gaining permission to use the images (an example of why is here and here). We should allow the copyright owner the right to ask for their images to be able to be removed (should they even bother to want them to be removed) and instructions on how contact the administration staff to have them removed. Perhaps that could be added to the Template:Copyright or in a smaller template. This would allow for the wiki and Kevan to be better covered while we document what we have on the wiki currently, continue our documentation on copyright and its uses on the main space and user pages, and while we figure out how we want to be able to ask for permission from various copyright holders. --Akule School's in session. 00:13, 28 September 2007 (BST)

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