Talk:Tony Tetro

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A note[edit]

Someone has claimed that there is a blatant copyright violation on this page. In point of fact I wrote the original article on 'tonytetro.com' and I also wrote the article here. A quick check of ownership of Tonytetro.com website on register.com shows that I am the owner of that website. Thank you, Giampiero Ambrosi.

You will need to establish a bit better that you are indeed the same person. I will include a snippet from a standard copyvio template that describes what needs to be done. You also need to realize fully that you are releasing your text under the WP:GFL license when you publish it here.
But there are other problems at work here. Your article as it is also fails to assert or very the notability of the subject. Please read WP:BIO for notability requirements for biographical pages. Also you should read WP:COI for reasons that, while not prohibited, it is generally a Very Bad Idea for the subject of articles to be writing about themselves.

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    • Note: Articles on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view and must be verifiable in published third-party sources; copyright issues aside, your text may not be appropriate for inclusion in Wikipedia.

- TexasAndroid 19:16, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


OK. Thanks for the information. This is a bit frustrating, but I appreciate the lengths that editors go to to ensure quality. A couple of points. 1)I appreciate the suggestions on establishing copyright permission. 2)I am NOT Tony Tetro. He has been the subject of countless articles - (LA Times and many others), a book (The Great Dali Art Fraud), and many news stories locally, nationally, and internationally (NOVA, BBC, etc). As I mention in the article, Ira Reiner, the Los Angeles District Attorney called "him the most prolific art forger in America." I'll reference the Los Angeles Times article to that effect.

In short, I'll take care of issues that have been brought to my attention. Thanks. Giampiero 19:36, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Ok. Not Conflict of Interest, then. But the Notability issues still stand, and the copyright issue needs to be established that you are indeed the author of the original web page, and that you thus have the right to release your text under the GFDL. An LA Times article link would go a *long* way towards satisfying the notability issues. Links to one or more other articles about him would seal the deal on that issue.
On a totally separate issue, the page's current title is horrid and non-standard, but that just means that, when we get the other things a bit straightened out, the page will need to be moved. Minor in comparison to preventing the page from being deleted, but still. :) - TexasAndroid 20:37, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you TexasAndroid, I have placed a release under the GNU License on http://tonytetro.com/_wsn/page5.html. I will additionally include a link to the Los Angeles Times article, and references to The Great Dali Art Fraud, as well as reference to NOVA and BBC. As you can see I'm a novice at this game, so I appreciate your guidance. Giampiero 20:44, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


I have added links to one of the LA Times Articles (there are many in their archives). I have also added a link to an update to the chapter of Lee Catterall's book, The Great Dali Art Fraud, that deals specifically with Tony Tetro. Giampiero 17:21, 24 July 2007 (UTC)