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Essay talk:What is Wrong With Americans According to the British

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While the petition to revoke the independence of the US is funny, I have to be a pedant and query its copyright status and whether it can be copied here fairly. Scarlet A.pngmoral 16:23, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Snopes tells me it was not written by John Cleese but developed over time. It probably doesn't have copyright status. --86.43.171.21 (talk) 16:28, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Then I suggest it be annotated with something like "attributed to, but probably not written by, John Cleese", with a link to snopes. I'd do it myself, but essays are generally considered "private property". MDB (talk) 16:41, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

I put all credit goes to John Cleese so that should cover it--BenB (talk) 16:44, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

This is just some random internet gag. I've been sent it (or something like it) several times. Delete it or send it to fun. The "original author" of this "essay" does not have copyright.--BobSpring is sprung! 19:10, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
I'd say they deletion is best. Difficult to justify fair use, even if the intentions are good. CR 62.40.36.13 (talk) 19:42, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
I killed it on account of there ain't no sign saying "dead cubemail storage" out front, not even out front of Crap: space. I'm sure if someone strenuously disagrees and can justify its existence they can restore it - David Gerard (talk) 21:04, 23 July 2010 (UTC)