Talk:Platinum Group Metals

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I found this rather confusing as to whether we can use the information or not.
I copied some of my information from this database and I need to know if I should go back and delete that information. (unsigned by Jarogers2001)

Most definitely not public domain. Not even close. This is also incompatible with GFDL and CC Attributive. 8\ -- Strangelv 01:18, 7 January 2007 (PST)

Before incorporating content from other web sites, carefully read the copyright notice on that site and act accordingly. Generally all work which does not display a copyright mark should be regarded as copyright anyway.

Copyright laws are complicated. Most courts allow small quotations of copyright work without permission, but it is best not to stray into this grey area.

Get permission before quoting or incorporating.

You will notice that I have been posting a lot of web links, that is because the articles I am pointing to are usually copyright, and I do not have permission to quote from the content of the article itself. I do not want to get into “fair use” debates (or worse). Charles F. Radley 12:57, 7 January 2007 (PST)

What should be our guidelines for raw data? Writing information that's not the same as one's sources is original content free to release to the public domain from my understanding, which is what the entire public domain proposal that was approved by lunarpedia-list was based on. This is basically the same as what Wikipedia can do to turn information in non-open copyrighted text into GFDL content. -- Strangelv 13:43, 7 January 2007 (PST)


I have moved this outside of the main (public domain) namespace as suggested in ASI MOO until the copyright problem is resolved, probably when Jarogers2001 gets online this evening. We should probably create a 'Quarantine' namespace for the next time this happens (likely without any advance warning whatsoever from the person who added the content -- thank you for mentioning your concerns!).

Is this the only article that may have problems or are there others (GFDL content in the main namespace, for example)? -- Strangelv 13:43, 7 January 2007 (PST)

Guys, this is approprate, Wikipedia has a similar policy recommending any user to remove items suspected of copyright violation.

Please review this web link:

Charles F. Radley 13:50, 7 January 2007 (PST)

Quarantine template

I've created and added a template for this sort of situation, which will definitely arise again in the future, probably without any warning. Does it address a proper solution? Does it do a good enough job of walking the line between not being firm enough and chasing away contributors making honest mistakes? --Strangelv 14:26, 7 January 2007 (PST)

I have removed the copyrighted content from this page. Thanks for the help and info. PGM Database Material was copyrighted and has been removed. USGS Material is public domain and was also used on Elemental and Isotope information was written by me. Jarogers2001 18:11, 7 January 2007 (PST)