Talk:Association of American Medical Colleges

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Copyright problem removed[edit]

Prior content in this article duplicated one or more previously published sources. The material was copied from: http://www.aamc.org/. Copied or closely paraphrased material has been rewritten or removed and must not be restored, unless it is duly released under a compatible license. (For more information, please see "using copyrighted works from others" if you are not the copyright holder of this material, or "donating copyrighted materials" if you are.)

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Drchriswilliams More investigation could be done but at a glance I think this 26 September 2015 version has no copyright violation. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:50, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, the simplest way forward here would appear to be to revert the article to a version before the sequence of edits on 3 November text which have introduced sections of text that were lifted directly from the AAMC website. Drchriswilliams (talk) 20:55, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Copyright violation notice[edit]

How do I fix this? The information is directly from the AAMC website. I am using information that is facts from the main source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zltm8693 (talkcontribs) 20:32, 3 November 2015‎ (UTC)

Zltm8693 The copyright holder of the text may apply a free license to it. I would help. The outline of what to do is posted at Commons:Commons:Email templates#Declaration_of_consent_for_all_inquiries. It seems like you are not the copyright holder, but in some way I would assist if you said more about what you are trying to do. What is your goal here? Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:45, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
@Zltm8693: The problem is that you are using wording that is almost an exact match to the wording in the website. Even though a few words a different, this type of writing, known as close paraphrase is an infringement of their copyright. Since Wikipedia cannot use copyright material, this cannot remain in the article. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:24, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
@Zltm8693: As per the suggestion by Bluerasberry (in the section above), I have reverted the article to before all of the edits that occurred recently. This means that is possible for anyone to begin to add material to the page again. Please take this opportunity to familiarise yourself with Wikipedia:Copyrights and do not continue to lift whole sections of material from other websites. Drchriswilliams (talk) 22:04, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Proposed merge with National Resident Matching Program[edit]

This is now run by the Association Rathfelder (talk) 10:51, 3 July 2017 (UTC)