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Fwd: Wikipedia e-mail

Nicholas Moreau
Has anyone else got this weird message, a pseudo-phishing attack?

I love how they call me an "active administrator", when I don't really
edit terribly much anymore, let alone administrate very much.

Nick


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Saynotoarbcomclique <[hidden email]>
Date: Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:34 PM
Subject: Wikipedia e-mail
To: Zanimum <[hidden email]>


Dear active administrator,

As an advanced user here at wikipedia, I am sure you are familiar with
the corruption and bureaucracy that exists at every level, with the
site effectively being run by a clique of editors who are only looking
out for their own interests. Heck, maybe you are one of them!
Hopefully though you are not, and would be willing to help us restore
fairness and integrity to the project...

We are currently expanding our portfolio of administrator accounts and
perhaps you could consider sharing yours with us - to do so will take
you only two minutes: change the password (if desired) and then reply
to this email with your login details. We'll do the rest!

Thank you for your time and consideration, and naturally do not
hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

The Wikipedia Freedom Fighters

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security, and replying, as well as abuse and removal from emailing,
see <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Email>.

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Re: Fwd: Wikipedia e-mail

David Gerard-2
On 28 March 2010 19:44, Nicholas Moreau <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Has anyone else got this weird message, a pseudo-phishing attack?


Everyone. They tried this last year on the inactive admins, now they
appear to be trying it on everyone.

MAKE >> ACCOUNTS >> FAST


- d.

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Re: Fwd: Wikipedia e-mail

Thomas Dalton
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On 28 March 2010 19:44, Nicholas Moreau <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Has anyone else got this weird message, a pseudo-phishing attack?

Yes, lots of people have got it. It's all over the mailing lists and
other forums. I would just ignore it if I were you.

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Re: Fwd: Wikipedia e-mail

Chad
On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Thomas Dalton <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 28 March 2010 19:44, Nicholas Moreau <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Has anyone else got this weird message, a pseudo-phishing attack?
>
> Yes, lots of people have got it. It's all over the mailing lists and
> other forums. I would just ignore it if I were you.
>
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Freedom fighters? They've got my account! I'm sure they'll
be just as trustworthy as that prince in Nigeria I've been
forwarding my bank details to.

-Chad

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Is "Wiktionary" copyright?

Andrew Turvey
Is the term "Wiktionary" copyrighted? I only ask because the OpenDemocracy website has recently started a "Dictionary of Ethical Politics "wikitionary""

http://resurgence.opendemocracy.net/index.php/Main_Page 

If it is copyrighted, you may want to say something to them, or else it will end up like the "hoover" - a generic term usable by anyone.
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Re: Is "Wiktionary" copyright?

Effe iets anders
I assume you are referring to the term trademarked rather than copyrighted.
I suggest you contact Mike Godwin directly with this kind of questions, he
is handling those.

With kind regards,

Lodewijk

2010/3/29 Andrew Turvey <[hidden email]>

> Is the term "Wiktionary" copyrighted? I only ask because the OpenDemocracy
> website has recently started a "Dictionary of Ethical Politics
> "wikitionary""
>
> http://resurgence.opendemocracy.net/index.php/Main_Page
>
> If it is copyrighted, you may want to say something to them, or else it
> will end up like the "hoover" - a generic term usable by anyone.
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Re: Is "Wiktionary" copyright?

Thomas Dalton
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On 28 March 2010 23:41, Andrew Turvey <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Is the term "Wiktionary" copyrighted? I only ask because the OpenDemocracy website has recently started a "Dictionary of Ethical Politics "wikitionary""
>
> http://resurgence.opendemocracy.net/index.php/Main_Page
>
> If it is copyrighted, you may want to say something to them, or else it will end up like the "hoover" - a generic term usable by anyone.

Individual words can't be copyrighted, as far as I know (and copyright
exists automatically for those things that can be). I think you mean
registered as a trademark. Mike Godwin has been working his way
through registering various trademarks in various countries. I don't
know how widely Wiktionary has been trademarked, but it is trademarked
in the US:

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4010:9phjbp.2.2

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Re: Is "Wiktionary" copyright?

Dan Rosenthal
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I think the bigger question would be "Why did Open Democracy copy a mediawiki installation and at least some content from Wiktionary, but change the license to CC-BY-NC-ND and not credit Wiktionary on the history page?"

So in fact, I believe copyright IS at issue here.

-Dan
On Mar 28, 2010, at 6:48 PM, effe iets anders wrote:

> I assume you are referring to the term trademarked rather than copyrighted.
> I suggest you contact Mike Godwin directly with this kind of questions, he
> is handling those.
>
> With kind regards,
>
> Lodewijk
>
> 2010/3/29 Andrew Turvey <[hidden email]>
>
>> Is the term "Wiktionary" copyrighted? I only ask because the OpenDemocracy
>> website has recently started a "Dictionary of Ethical Politics
>> "wikitionary""
>>
>> http://resurgence.opendemocracy.net/index.php/Main_Page
>>
>> If it is copyrighted, you may want to say something to them, or else it
>> will end up like the "hoover" - a generic term usable by anyone.
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Re: Is "Wiktionary" copyright?

Anthony-73
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On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 6:41 PM, Andrew Turvey <[hidden email]
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> Is the term "Wiktionary" copyrighted?


No.  It is not.
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Re: Is "Wiktionary" copyright?

Mike Godwin-3
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We've trademarked the word mark "Wiktionary" in a number of jurisdictions,
including the United States. I think most trademark lawyers would view
"wikitionary" as confusingly similar -- I will probably follow up with our
outside trademark counsel.


--Mike


On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 3:48 PM, effe iets anders
<[hidden email]>wrote:

> I assume you are referring to the term trademarked rather than copyrighted.
> I suggest you contact Mike Godwin directly with this kind of questions, he
> is handling those.
>
> With kind regards,
>
> Lodewijk
>
> 2010/3/29 Andrew Turvey <[hidden email]>
>
> Is the term "Wiktionary" copyrighted? I only ask because the OpenDemocracy
>> website has recently started a "Dictionary of Ethical Politics
>> "wikitionary""
>>
>> http://resurgence.opendemocracy.net/index.php/Main_Page
>>
>> If it is copyrighted, you may want to say something to them, or else it
>> will end up like the "hoover" - a generic term usable by anyone.
>> _______________________________________________
>> foundation-l mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l
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