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===I do not think there is a Single Copyright Violation in the entire article on Philip Goldberg===
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I do not think there is a single copyright violation in the entire article on Philip Goldberg so let's just go through all the quotations in the article one by one and see.
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* Statements made by US Ambassador Philip Goldberg in his capacity as an Appointed Official of the US Federal Government
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* Statements made by other Officials of the US Federal Government
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* Statements made by others
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====Statements made by US Ambassador Philip Goldberg in his capacity as an Appointed Official of the US Federal Government====
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=fRY4QBpLFGQC&pg=PT48&lpg=PT48&dq=officials+speeches+%22public+domain%22&source=web&ots=o8R8MOVtn0&sig=RjmZwNbvZlD7C6C-n_pPTGh_jJM&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPT48,M1 All written works by the United States (federal) government are in the public domain].  This is true where the work is published or unpublished.  A work is a US government work if it was perpated by an officer or employee of the federal government as part of that person's ofice duties.  "Officer" include all elected and appointed officials of all branches of the US government - for eample,, the president, memberts of Congress, cabinet members, and judges, as well as lwer-level US government officials and members of the federal bureaucracy.
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Ambassador Philip Goldberg is an oficial of the US federal government.  Anything he says in his official capacity as an official of the US federal government automatically goes into the public domain including what he says or writes in speeches, press releases, newspaper stories, or interviews - as long as he says of writes it in his official capacity as an official of the US federal government.
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These include the following quotations used in the Wikipedia article:
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* Goldberg said "it is very important that the new government succeeds."<ref name=PCOLHaradinaj>[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041203.wkoso1203/BNStory/International/ The Globe and Mail.  "Former rebel commander becomes Kosovo PM"  December 3, 2004.]</ref>
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* Goldberg said the process was "well under way" and that "we are very active in trying to reach a resolution of the final-status decision."<ref name=PCOLKosovo>[http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1065467.html Radio Free Europe.  "Kosovo: U.S. Official Expresses Hope For Final-Status Progress" by Arbana Vidishiqi.  February 6, 2006]</ref>
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* "Nobody at the embassy has ever asked American citizens to participate in intelligence activities here," said U.S. Ambassador Goldberg.<ref name=PCOLMorales/> "But I want to say that I greatly regret the incident that was made known this weekend."<ref name=PCOLMorales>[http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jirqN7XJYpCvs7i5LSoHK9GFaHbQD8UOG6O80 Associated Press.  "Morales Accuses US Official of Spying" by Alvaro Zuazo. February 11, 2008.]</ref>
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* In an interview with Newsweek magazine in September 2008 Goldberg said that the "spying incident" had been overblown.<ref name=PCOLNewsweek/> "What happened was that one of our security officers went to brief Peace Corps workers on security [measures] in Bolivia. During the course of that briefing he started going into areas that are ordinarily reserved for direct American employees—which the Peace Corps are not—basically telling them to be careful about third country people who might want to take advantage of them," said Goldberg.<ref name=PCOLNewsweek/> " He should not have gone over that ground, but it was not a request for them to do anything. And this has been blown up way out of proportion."<ref name=PCOLNewsweek>[http://www.newsweek.com/id/160100 Newsweek Magazine.  "Grandstanding" by Mac Margolis.  September 20, 2008.]</ref>
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* Goldberg defended his actions in an interview with Newsweek magazine.<ref name=PCOLNewsweek/> "The situation in Bolivia had deteriorated to the point of confrontation. And I think it became very easy to blame the United States for that," said Goldberg,<ref name=PCOLNewsweek/> going on to claim "It was part of the general policy of the Bolivian government for Morales to attack the United States."<ref name=PCOLNewsweek/>
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The issue that has been raised with the addition of the "copyright violation" tag is a violation of copyright e.g. that your interpretation of what constitutes overuse of quotations in a Wikipedia article under the Fair Use exception.
 
The issue that has been raised with the addition of the "copyright violation" tag is a violation of copyright e.g. that your interpretation of what constitutes overuse of quotations in a Wikipedia article under the Fair Use exception.
  

Revision as of 19:34, 19 November 2008

I do not think there is a Single Copyright Violation in the entire article on Philip Goldberg

I do not think there is a single copyright violation in the entire article on Philip Goldberg so let's just go through all the quotations in the article one by one and see.

Every quotation in the article will fit into one of three categories:

  • Statements made by US Ambassador Philip Goldberg in his capacity as an Appointed Official of the US Federal Government
  • Statements made by other Officials of the US Federal Government
  • Statements made by others

Statements made by US Ambassador Philip Goldberg in his capacity as an Appointed Official of the US Federal Government

All written works by the United States (federal) government are in the public domain. This is true where the work is published or unpublished. A work is a US government work if it was perpated by an officer or employee of the federal government as part of that person's ofice duties. "Officer" include all elected and appointed officials of all branches of the US government - for eample,, the president, memberts of Congress, cabinet members, and judges, as well as lwer-level US government officials and members of the federal bureaucracy.

Ambassador Philip Goldberg is an oficial of the US federal government. Anything he says in his official capacity as an official of the US federal government automatically goes into the public domain including what he says or writes in speeches, press releases, newspaper stories, or interviews - as long as he says of writes it in his official capacity as an official of the US federal government.

These include the following quotations used in the Wikipedia article:

  • Goldberg said "it is very important that the new government succeeds."[1]
  • Goldberg said the process was "well under way" and that "we are very active in trying to reach a resolution of the final-status decision."[2]
  • "Nobody at the embassy has ever asked American citizens to participate in intelligence activities here," said U.S. Ambassador Goldberg.[3] "But I want to say that I greatly regret the incident that was made known this weekend."[3]
  • In an interview with Newsweek magazine in September 2008 Goldberg said that the "spying incident" had been overblown.[4] "What happened was that one of our security officers went to brief Peace Corps workers on security [measures] in Bolivia. During the course of that briefing he started going into areas that are ordinarily reserved for direct American employees—which the Peace Corps are not—basically telling them to be careful about third country people who might want to take advantage of them," said Goldberg.[4] " He should not have gone over that ground, but it was not a request for them to do anything. And this has been blown up way out of proportion."[4]
  • Goldberg defended his actions in an interview with Newsweek magazine.[4] "The situation in Bolivia had deteriorated to the point of confrontation. And I think it became very easy to blame the United States for that," said Goldberg,[4] going on to claim "It was part of the general policy of the Bolivian government for Morales to attack the United States."[4]



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The issue that has been raised with the addition of the "copyright violation" tag is a violation of copyright e.g. that your interpretation of what constitutes overuse of quotations in a Wikipedia article under the Fair Use exception.

Keep in mind, as I have mentioned when this issue was brought up before with regard to my Biography Series on US Peace Corps Directors, most of the quotations in the Goldberg article are in the the public domain and they have been so noted in the footnotes that I placed with them originally. For example, I quote from the State Department Press Secretary during his daily press conference at the the Department of State. Whatever the State Department Press Secretarysays in his capacity as a US federal government official is considered to be in the public domain. The appropriate reference is available here.

Likewise when Ambassador Goldberg gives a statement to the Press in his official capacity as a US government official, then that statement automatically falls in public domain.

I will go ahead and rework the few quotations that are used in the article that are not in public domain. In the meantime, I would appreciate the "copyright violation" tag being removed from the article.

As for the comment, that the use of quotations is unencyclopedic, I consider this a matter of personal style. The reason I use quotations in the articles I edit on Wikipedia is that I consider that the best way to get a sense of a person's life is to let him tell his own story via what he has said in real life. Most of the time, I precede the quotation by my own sentence that contains a statement of what has happened of what the person thinks and then I add the quotation to let the subject himself clarify and amplify his statement. If you can direct me to a Wikipedia policy on the use of quotations, I would glad to study it and reconsider.

As for the statement that all I do when I write an article is "string quotations together," that is false and condescending and I would direct you to my blog post on "Why I enjoy writing for Wikipedia" for further insight into the methodology that I use to research a subject and then let his or her own narrative emergence in an outline.

I think there is also some confusion about the reason that I use a citation at the end of every sentence that some editors think that I overuse citations. I have also had this discussion before and would direct you to the discussions here and here for the reasoning.

Best Regards,


Pickens 13:16, 19 November 2008 (CST)

Best Regards,


Pickens 13:16, 19 November 2008 (CST)


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