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Presidential candidate speeches and debates[edit]

Unfortunately, I don't think these are suitable for Wikisource. Presidential candidates are not federal employees and speeches they make as candidates are copyright encumbered. Prosody (talk) 01:12, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

On reflection I'm not sure about speeches. US copyright law requires that an expression be "fixed in any tangible medium of expression", whatever that means, to be eligible for copyright. I don't know which side something like a debate response would fall under. If you're interested in the intersection of copyright law and site policy you can follow the discussion I've started here. Hopefully some more knowledgeable people can clear it up and you can see whether or not you can work on transcribing these here. Prosody (talk) 01:25, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Parts of the proceedings will be set pieces, especially the questions. We have discussed these matters over the years, and we have moved to a fairly conservative place, though do feel welcome to have that discussion where it was suggested. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:22, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
Please do not re-add these works. This discussion occurs every set of years and the community has determined that we are not able to host these works. If you wish to dispute this matter please raise at WS:CV. — billinghurst sDrewth 02:39, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Trump not yet a US employee[edit]

Trump's work would not be covered by {{PD-USGov}} at this point in time. We will need a Creative Commons licence to host works in the interim. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:22, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

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