Talk:Walter Wellman

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Here is one literature source for Walter Wellman.

  • William Barr (2005). THE FRANZ JOSEF LAND ARCHIPELAGO: E.B. BALDWIN'S JOURNAL OF THE WELLMAN POLAR EXPEDITION 1898–1899. P.J. Capelotti (Editor). 2004. Jefferson, NC, and London: McFarland and Co. ix+186p, illustrated, soft cover. ISBN 0-7864-1776-5. Polar Record, 41, pp 75-76. doi:10.1017/S003224740428411X

-84user (talk) 15:30, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Removed copyrighted text[edit]

I had to remove certain sections because they were verbatim copies of a copyrighted book. I replaced some with expand-sect tags because I do not have time to paraphrase them right now. I stopped checking at Airships. -84user (talk) 15:30, 18 July 2008 (UTC)fixed typo-84user (talk) 15:52, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

I know the author of this text personally -- might it not be easiest to simply ask him to license the text under the GFDL? Clevelander96 (talk) 16:48, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Update: (over two years later) I have just noticed there was more copyright violations in Walter Wellman that I missed the last time I checked in 2008. There was extensive copy paste from a 1999 book added here. Here I removed some parts, and rewrote others with inline citations. There remains several sentences that are uncited; they each need citation, they may be copyright violations or plagiarisms. If the original author (Capelotti) were to license the text under the GFDL, I suppose we could accept the text, but the added texts would need attributing in any case. Maybe a few quotes could be used if they summarised an opinion in a nice way? Meanwhile I have listed this article at Wikipedia:Copyright problems#15 October 2010 in case there are problems I have missed. -84user (talk) 23:47, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Searching Google Books confirms that the bulk of content contributed by this user was copied from 2005's Encyclopedia of the Arctic, Volume 3 by Mark Nuttel. Some of this content had already been removed, but whole sentences remained unchanged. Cf. [1], [2], [3], [4]. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 16:01, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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