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Amgine
Wikinews articles are being copied to http://juiceenewsdaily, sometimes
with attribution and sometimes without. en:User:Chiacomo has been
communicating with the publisher of this site, attempting to encourage
him to correctly attribute and otherwise follow the CC-by licensure.
Today's article posting
(http://www.juiceenewsdaily.com/index.php/2006/01/18/al-qaeda-bomb-maker-reportedly-killed-in-us-airstrike-in-pakistan/)
again failed to include either attribution or licensure.

After contacting Soufron, a member of the Wikimedia Foundation's legal
team, for advice, I sent the following message to the publisher of
juiceenewsdaily:

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Hi! This is Amgine, and admin at Wikinews, a project of the Wikimedia
Foundation.

I have spoken with our legal team regarding the use by
juiceenewsdaily.com of the articles created on Wikinews. We really
appreciate our articles being reused, which is why they are copyright
but licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution
license. Those terms may be found at
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/legalcode (a synopsis is
available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/)

We have noticed your site, juiceenewsdaily.com, is not currently in
compliance with this licensure, which requires that each article you
choose to reuse must include a direct attribution ("This article from
Wikinews" would suffice) and, as a redistributor, clearly stating the
article is licensed under the CC-by and its terms (which may be
satisfied by a link to the Creative Commons legal code, or a link back
to the original article on Wikinews.)

We're sure this is merely an oversight on your part, and that you would
not knowingly place your copyright statement on content which is legally
copyrighted by others. We're also aware that it may take some time to
correct this oversite, and are willing to allow 30 days for the content
to be corrected or removed from juiceenewsdaily.com.

Wishing you the best,

Amgine
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/User:Amgine
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Hopefully the letter will resolve the issue, but we'll be keeping an eye
on the site in the meantime (WN articles accounted for more than half
the articles on the site today.)

Amgine

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