User talk:169.244.143.115

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You seem to be fairly active as of lately. Why don't you register an account here, so you don't stay an anon the entire time, and we can get to know you? Also, I recommend you take a look at Help:Contents or Wikipedia's w:Wikipedia:Style guide for information regarding wiki markup?—Zhaladshar (Talk) 15:14, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Hello Z can you help? This is fun to add library material.... --HaikuMan 15:16, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
Are you a different user than HaikuMan? If not, then read Haikuman's talk page for my response.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 15:43, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Hey Z I'am confused due to this HaikuMan posting and some things are confusing due to the poetry i'am trying to post... Thomas V hates me... SORRY If i just tried bare with me.... dont run us out 169.244.143.115 15:44, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes, one of your contributions is a violation of copyright. You copied it verbatim from another source which is not in the public domain. Please, read Help:Contents, Wikisource:Copyright, and Wikipedia's manual of style. If you keep adding non-formatted text dumps here, you will be blocked for 24 hours so that you can contribute constructively to the project.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 16:04, 15 March 2006 (UTC)


How can I not copywrite? --169.244.143.115 16:06, 15 March 2006 (UTC) Hopefully no blocks due to vandal harassment and newbie terms thanks also i would like to add new un copyrighted data... but how in my own words what if its something i like? 169.244.143.115 16:06, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

The best rule of thumb to avoid copyright violations is to only add material that is published before 1923. That means only publish works from 1922 and earlier. Those are guaranteed not to be protected under copyright. If you're unsure of its publication date, then just don't add it. Find something else, instead.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 16:11, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Z what are you telling these people please varify what you say about find something else 216.220.231.226 17:10, 15 March 2006 (UTC) like The Wise Old Owl by a unknown author google.com what do you do line breaks pathos does... 216.220.231.226 17:10, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

I do not understand the question, but from the gist of it, I think the answer is "yes." It is the contributor's responsibility to make sure that the works are not under copyright. The burden of proof is on the user to make sure that any work he or she posts is not a violation of copyright. This policy has always been the case. If a user is unsure of the possible copyright, a request for help can be made in determining the status of the work.
The reason the user must make sure the work is not under copyright is that it will be deleted very quickly if it is. And we don't want a contributor to waste his time by posting material that will just be removed in a week.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 17:18, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Z like right now you say waste the time what you mean? 216.220.231.226 17:22, 15 March 2006 (UTC) why don't you help instead if putting one down like you say you need to work on your stuff it could be nice to help others 216.220.231.226 17:22, 15 March 2006 (UTC) please reply... pathos helps but i need you to o

What I'm saying is it will be a waste of your time to add copyrighted works to Wikisource. This is because an administrator will delete that work in roughly a week. Any copyrighted work you add is just wasting your time because it will not remain on the project. It would be a better use of your time to find works you know to be in the public domain as these are the works which will be able to remain legally on this project.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 17:27, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Explain to me slowley Z public domain on google??? 216.220.231.226 17:30, 15 March 2006 (UTC) PATHOS WHERE ARE YOU! their only seems to be one goody...

Basically, the public domain (abbreviated to "PD") is a body of works which cannot be copyrighted by anyone. Take William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Hamlet is in the PD because it was written almost four hundred years ago. As such, no person can ever claim to hold a copyright on Hamlet. It will forever be a free text for people to access, distribute, perform, etc. No permission must be granted for its use. All works in the PD are like Hamlet: no one needs to ask permission to use them for any reason whatsoever.
These are about 95% of the texts that Wikisource deals with, and for new users, these are the best works to focus on. As you get more experienced with copyright, you'll notice there are other works (which aren't PD) that Wikisource can use, as well. But we work more with PD texts than anything else. You can always read w:public domain on Wikipedia, or do a Google search, for more information.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 17:37, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Possible copyright violations[edit]

I am sorry but some of your contributions are Possible copyright violations and I am marking them and listing them in the appropriate page. You need to read Copyright and Wikisource. I am just another user. I hope this helps you. --Inge 00:06, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

I cleaned up your contribution Love Dies In Spring. This was published before 1923 so I believe it is in the public domain. This should help you to format poetry. Also you should create an Author's page as I have done. Good luck. --Inge 01:22, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

I've just blocked you for 1 week. The reasons are because you were pissing about yesterday under this IP & others registered to the University of Maine, you seem to be intent on posting material (some of which you have purposefully edited beforehand) & pestering admins & logged in users to fix it up for you.

You've been warned beforehand & told to read the help pages but you are failing to do so and, judging by your level of writing/punctuation & comprehension skills, seem to be trying to pass yourself off as a 10 year old. As you are at the University of Maine I see no reason to humour you or put up with your messing about any longer than we have.

Hopefully this week should give you a chance to actually read the help pages & learn our policies & to motivate yourself to actually either participate usefully in the wikisource project or to do something else. If you want to participate I encourage you to take responsibility for your own work, follow wikisource policy, learn how to use wikisource properly & not request others to do things for you that you are capable of doing yourself. AllanHainey 14:49, 17 March 2006 (UTC)


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