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CC License as It Applies to Wiki History Deletion:
Is deleting the history of a wiki page, without reverting/deleting those changes, a violation of the CC-A-NC-SA license? It seems as though it would violate the attribution clause.
edited 19th Aug '13 10:56:18 PM by MajorAppleSauce
Puʻu ʻŌʻōI've wondered about this too. <Not a lawyer>
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Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, Licensor hereby grants You a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual (for the duration of the applicable copyright) license to exercise the rights in the Work as stated below: ...(Emphasis mine.) I'd say that we're taking reasonable steps to display the history of any text on our site. Ask any Wiki what sort of resources it would take to keep absolutely everything for as long as the Wiki is around. It is for practical reasons only that we sometimes delete (or otherwise lose) page histories for pages that we retain on the Wiki. (I don't think we're due any favours to a text that we no longer display, so removed pages can suck it.) Some words, such as "reasonable, " are ambiguous, and there's some room for interpretation. If someone wants to prove that we're not taking reasonable steps to respect the rights of our editors I think they'd have to attempt to prove that we're not making at least a good faith effort to record page histories. As long as we seem to be at least trying to maintain page histories I don't see how there could be a problem. And of course the reason we "seem" to be trying to do so is that we are trying to do so, to the extent that our resources allow. EDIT: I should have mentioned that this post is my opinion about this - it is not an official statement from the staff.
edited 20th Aug '13 5:26:27 AM by BestOf
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edited 20th Aug '13 7:00:37 AM by Fighteer
No, the other one.That's part of the reason why Evil Overlord List is locked?
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I don't mean to necro, but saving to the Wayback Machine could be a solution. The reason I'm chiming in here is because another user may have deleted one of my additions to a page in my absence in the window of time prior to the edit page purge. I would be completely unaware of the edit reasons if any.
Watchmen of the ApocalypseOther users are allowed to delete or edit additions to a page within the scope of the rules of editing. Anything you put on pages is not sacrosant or immune to change in the scope of the wiki.
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With Mod Hat OnPlease read Welcome to TV Tropes, to which I have added a section about licensing and attribution.
edited 7th Dec '13 2:57:48 PM by Fighteer
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