Talk:Koson (coin)

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This page should be moved to Koson. (talk) 23:09, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Why?--Codrin.B (talk) 03:32, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Last Three Paragraphs[edit]

The last three paragraphs of this article are are a verbatim plagiarism of a note I wrote for a coin sold through Classical Numismatic Group in 2004 (see [[1]]for comparison). The source should be noted with appropriate quotation marks inserted, or removed entirely, I think. Frumentarius (talk) 15:37, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

OK, I've raised the issue here. While doing it in this way is not the normal way of handling copyright/plagiarism problems, I'm not used to handling these issues, and this looks like an unusual case. There's no question that this is plagiarism, but as I've explained on the page I just linked to, the complication is that the text in question was grabbed from the Description field of the coin's image on Wikimedia Commons, and that image is listed as having been contributed by the Classical Numismatic Group. However, I don't know if they meant to include the description text as part of that contribution, or if they had authority to do so. (I.e., did they make you relinquish your copyright when you gave them your writeup?)
Again, as I said, there's no doubt this is plagiarism and should be handled accordingly--it's the copyright issue that's in question. --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 20:46, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
OK, I finally went back and checked, and according to the people over at Commons, no permission was given by the Classical Numismatic Group to copy the text descriptions accompanying their images. (See the discussion here.) So just I've stripped the plagiarized text both from this article and from the Commons image's description. Sorry for the delay. --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 05:03, 25 September 2012 (UTC)