Talk:Legal Action Comics

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I didn't create the listing for Legal Action Comics on Wikipedia; I just happened along earlier today, saw that the listing existed, and tried to flesh out the information, (which had been minimal to the point of uselessness.

I see now that someone's deleted the info I posted about my book because "I have a financial stake." Does that mean that the info I posted would be just fine, provided it was posted by someone other than me?

It strikes me as either stupid, lazy, or hostile, (perhaps all three) that someone opted to delete the entirety of the info I posted, rather than editing it to adjust the tone.

I'm going to restore the info I posted in its entirety, and if someone thinks the tone of it is too self-aggrandizing, I invite that person to make whatever minor changes are needed to achieve the desired neutrality. Dannyhellman 05:16, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

It looks suspiciously like a text-dump to me. Has this text appeared on another website or in print? If so it is very likely copyrighted. Even if you wrote this yourself, but it was used previously in another context, I think you might need to explicitly release it under a free licsence or into the public domain. ike9898 16:05, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes, it's text from my website.

Yes, I wrote it myself.

No, it's not copyrighted.

Now then, will you folks please stop deleteing the text in its entirety? If there are elements in the text that you feel are self-aggrandizing or otherwise undesirable, I invite you to make those edits. Dannyhellman 16:44, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

This website says explictly that "entire contents of this website copyright 2004 Danny Hellman". Now it is clear that this content is NOT ALLOWED on Wikipedia until the above mentioned conditions are met. Wikipedia respects intellectual property rights, and as an artist you should appreciate this. ike9898 17:49, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

I built the site, and I wrote the text. I'm telling you here and now, for the record, for the purposes of Wikipedia and this argument: I hereby forthwith officially and unilaterally rescind, revoke, and renounce any and all copyright over the text you keep deleting.

I'm trying my best to remain polite, Ike9898, but this is starting to feel like a pissing contest. Shouldn't you be busy somewhere processing the protein portion of agricultural commodities? Dannyhellman 19:09, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't make the rules. Repeatedly submitting copyrighted text can get you blocked. ike9898 19:21, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

(copied from User talk:Dannyhellman)[edit]

Hello! I was asked to take a look at the situation by Ike9898. While I understand your frustration, let's try and keep calm; getting angry at each other isn't going to do anything but aggravate the situation. Regarding the copying of content: we, unfortunately, cannot accept any material copied from most web pages unless the content is explicitly licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). If you are the author of the material and would like to do so, please review the terms of the license and send an email to [1] or [2] from the email listed in the website and state that the content is released under the GFDL. Please note that doing so allows anyone to copy and reuse the text. While this may seem like a hassle, this is done in order to ensure that no one gratuitously releases the text for you; this is done for security and legal reasons as well. Until then, we cannot accept the text - once you send an email, a member of the permissions/email team will then place the text on the page and verify that the text has been released. For now, though, we can't use the material. Thanks for your understanding! Flcelloguy (A note?) 00:32, 21 February 2006 (UTC)