User talk:Altamel

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Hello, Altamel, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Oregon Law[edit]

Per your note to another user, I thought you should know that the Oregon Legislative Counsel Committee won't be pursuing any copyright claims re: the ORS. Whew. It's still a bad idea to post the text of bills, of course. Cheers, Valfontis (talk) 05:22, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

@Valfontis: Well, that certainly is good to hear—though under WP:NFC posting the full text might still be a bad idea. I'm sorry to see you've had some trouble with the page author; thanks for maintaining a reasonable level of patience given the circumstances. Hopefully everything works out. Though I have to say, your state legislature is awesome! (you've probably seen this already). Thanks, Altamel (talk) 05:51, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
I don't even have to look, it has to be Rick Astley! :) And yes, they are. Valfontis (talk) 05:57, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Hello: Regarding this edit: Consensus is that all edicts of government, without exception, including laws of Oregon, are public domain in the United States: Wikipedia:Public domain#Works ineligible for copyright protection and #Public records. This consensus seems to be based on case law and the position of the US Copyright Office. I am under the impression that there is no consensus to remove such material only because a state government wrongly claims it is copyrighted. However, Bills introduced into a legislature, which have not been passed by that legislature, are not laws or "edicts of government". So Senate Bill 166 isn't a law and will presumably be copyrighted for that reason. Best regards. James500 (talk) 23:13, 8 March 2015 (UTC)


Hereby I present you with a lead image ... Hafspajen (talk) 13:59, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Very appropriate analogy. Altamel (talk) 23:10, 6 March 2015 (UTC)