User talk:Graeculus

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Collaboration of the Week

The current community collaboration is collecting works related to
WikiProject NARA.

Last collaboration: Portal:Disney:
see the improvements!


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The current Proofread of the Month is

An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans  (1833)
by Lydia Maria Child.

Last month completed: Great Speeches of the War
The next scheduled collaboration will begin in September.



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Help us out
Yann (talk) 12:55, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Source[edit]

Hi. Please provide some details from the source of your new pages. Cygnis insignis (talk) 17:28, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm concerned about the copyright of several of your new texts. I see no reason why something translated for "Foreign Languages Publishing House" in 1954 would not now be copyrighted.--Prosfilaes (talk) 23:01, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Subpages[edit]

Hello,

Chapters must be subpages of the main page. Regards, Yann (talk) 23:24, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Articles by Malcolm X from the LA Herald-Dispatch[edit]

I see that you wanted to transcribe some articles written by Malcolm X for the LA Herald-Dispatch. Unfortunately, they are still copyrighted. [See below. --LG] Their inclusion in an FBI report does not automatically make them works of the federal government or cause them to enter the public domain. --LarryGilbert (talk) 21:42, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Prosfilaes has done some more research on this. These articles were copyrighted during a period when renewal was mandatory during the 28th year of a copyright term in order to continue it, and it looks like no renewal was ever filed with the Copyright Office. Based on that, these can be considered to be in the public domain, and you may continue to post them. However, please use the {{PD-US-no-renewal}} tag on each article, as that is more correct than the "U.S government" tag you were using before. Thanks. --LarryGilbert (talk) 19:56, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

The Aristophanes scandal[edit]

Check out this section at WS:COPYVIO if you want to help recover your contributions. ResScholar (talk) 09:23, 15 December 2009 (UTC)