In some contexts this can be a significant problem: especially if the Wiki is a publically readable corporate site, where the host can be held accountable for the content.
It's a special case of the more general malpractices Plagiarism and Unacknowledged Sources.
Posted by Matthew C. Clarke at Jan 08, 2008 04:10
While it is a good idea to have an usage policy and to put in place proper user education, it might not be a totally foolproof solution.
There might be some users who are unaware of copyright issues or slipped off the mind. It is also possible to have some rogue users as well.
It will be very tedious to appoint a moderator to scan every posting.
Therefore instead of having the site or the organization to be responsible for it, is it possible to adopt a policy similar to YouTube where the hosting site will remove any objectable materials from the site when it has been informed.
Posted by Sim Hua Soon at Jan 17, 2008 02:32
Another useful tool I have used to check to see if text in a Wiki is from another copyrighted source online is CopyScape.com.
Posted by cb at Jun 27, 2008 22:26