An anonymous reader writes: The hit movie The Avengers from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios uses content from Wikipedia and fails to give credit, in violation of Wikipedia's Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike copyright license. At approximately the 15 minute mark in the movie, a computer screen is displaying a combat scheme and informatoin about characters Clint Barton and Natasha Romanoff. The bottom of the screen contains a small window clearly displaying the text "image compression works in part by "rounding off" less-important visual information. There is corresponding". That text is copied verbatim from the Wikipedia page on data compression. The movie's credits make no mention of Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation, or the Creative Commons license. As a result, the movie is in violation of Federal copyright law.
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