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The Community portal is probably the best place to start for new users. To add a Wikispooks search facility to your browser, go here. If you've got a topic you're itching to write about, just dive in. If you're not sure where to start, you can introduce yourself by editing either this page or your user page. Peter P (talk) 07:49, 21 May 2014 (IST)
- Hi Seamus. You have probably noticed my reply to your info on the Talk:Christopher Bollyn page. Any help you can provide on the Ukraine sniper incident will be most welcome. Please don't feel daunted by the techie aspects of editing/authoring. Best to just dive in. On this subject in particular, you will get all the help you may need. --Peter P (talk) 07:04, 22 May 2014 (IST)
- Thanks for your reply, Peter. The technical problem isn't the only one though. I was finally able to track down your licencing/copyright policy, and I'm wondering if posting a translation of a TV transcript would violate copyright law and get you (or me!) in trouble. The show was originally broadcast in German on the TV network ARD. I could be wrong, but I find it unlikely they would approve of my posting a translation of it here. Any thoughts on the subject? Again, many thanks... Seamus
- Frankly I'm not bothered by that as a copyright issue. We will always seek to both acknowledge and respect copyright-holder rights reasonably implemented and certainly in so far as they are used to protect livelihood. However, we are not a commercial site and do not earn anything from publishing copyrighted work. The judgement about whether to publish without express permission (and there is a lot of such work on Wikispooks) is one of public interest and made in good faith. In this case, where the information is publicly available in another country/language, posting a translated transcript in a different language is clearly in the public interest. If the copyright holder disagrees, then he/she can object and I'll consider the objection. In short - go ahead. --Peter P (talk) 17:44, 25 May 2014 (IST)
- PS - and don't worry about personal liability either. If they have a problem it's the publisher they'll come after and I'm used to it. If the site were hosted by Google, MS Yahoo or other service, their immediate response would be site suspension pending resolution. As it is the site is on a VPS and it's provider in Ireland has always let me sort such disputes out with the complainant in the past. --Peter P (talk) 17:58, 25 May 2014 (IST)
Alright. Thanks again, Peter. I'll go ahead and finish up the document and upload it sometime in the next few days.
Kiev shootings - File upload
Peter, I just uploaded the translation as an MS-Word document: https://wikispooks.com/wiki/File:The_Shootings_in_Kiev-_Who_was_responsible_for_the_bloodbath_on_the_Maidan%3F.doc. I don't know if that's the best way to do it, so if you have any recommendations on the subject, I am definitely open to them.