Yeah this is true. There are many such reports recently.

Among many wikipedians also there is a common misconception that all the
content and images in wikipedia are copyright-free. :)

May be we need to start using the word *Copyleft *to address all the free
licenses. Usgae of words like Creative commons/GFDL and so on may confuse
people who doesn't have much aware about free licenses.

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 5:22 AM, Anivar Aravind <>wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:43 AM, CherianTinu Abraham
> <> wrote:
> > The Hindu : "Now, copyright-free maps of States, districts, panchayats"
> >
> In the last few news reports , the "copyright free" phrase is
> repeating. This is worrying.
> I think we should try to correct the reporters or try to give an
> explanation about the
> copyright of wiki project content. All the content in wiki projects are not
> "copyright free", but uses a permissive copyright or copyleft as its
> is popularly known.
> I think Wiki Activists also need this sensitizations to communicate
> licensing well to reporters & public.
> Anivar
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