I beg to differ Gautum. Since, it was made part of the curriculum this
almost constitutes as cheating. I am not sure about lofty first world
I would be failed for cheating just about anywhere in the world.
Second, if we don't uphold the "WMF policies" (they are actually project
policies, not the foundation's) in an officially sanctioned and financed
program, then who will?
If we were to take this idea further, why respect any local copyright at
all? or at least the one in Global South. We can just add copyrighted images
and books right off from anywhere, forget about CC or any attempt at working
on Open-source licenses.
As always, I agree with Beria. If those student were to be graded for this
project, they should be failed.
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org>wrote:
> On 12 September 2011 13:16, Hisham Mundol <hmun...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > (Some) students in the Pune pilot have copy-pasted copyright material
> > their articles. We are taking these copyvios extremely seriously and
> > a summary of the action that we have taken.
> You know, Hisham, it's nice that the WMF takes this seriously but we
> might be over blowing it a tad too far. The WMFs policies work really
> well in a 1st world environment where there is great sensitivity to
> copyright and violations. In India, it's a different kettle of fish
> and we need to treat it as such.
> Yes, it is important to explain why copyvivos are important (and from
> an academic, plagiarism point of view too) but the bigger issue if
> intellectual honesty.
> I think they'll do just fine!
> Thank you.
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