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Hello Lee, welcome to the multilingual Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here.

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සද්ධර්ම රත්නාවලිය[edit]

... and subpages:

Could you please, add information about: author, copyright status and where and when this work was published.

Ankry (talk) 21:23, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

I am moving these pages from Sinhala Wikibooks, because they are tagged for move. But I do not have all the information on copyrights ready with me. Do you have any suggestion on what I should do? --Lee (talk) 02:57, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
You should not move pages with unclear copyright status or without evidence of earlier publication to Wikisource. They may be considered out of scope. If somebody is requesting a page to be moved here or moving it, they are expected to provide the required information. Ankry (talk) 14:01, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Concerning copyrigt status, we need an evidence:

  • that the work was published before 1923, or
  • that it was not copyrited in the initial publication country in 1996 (if first published 1923-Feb 1989), or
  • that its author died more than 70 years ago (if first published in March 1989 or later), or
  • that it was initially published in 1923-1977 in US (some extra conditions apply then), or
  • that it is not copyrygted (eg. because it is some legal document), or
  • that the work's author or their heirs published it under CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license.

If the text was first published in 1969, I think that any of the above is unlikely. Ankry (talk) 14:21, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

hmmm.... I think you are right. However this book "සූර්ය්‍ය ශතකය" seems to be a much older book, say something like originally published 200-300 years ago. I searched the net and got this information on a much recent revision/publication (which I included there). So there is a chance that the text I moved might be in public domain. Is there a way to check on that? --Lee (talk) 14:52, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
If this is posthumous publication, many years after author's death, it is likely that it has been PD already when published. {{PD-old}} applies than. And some info about the author on the author page (especially when did he live or when died) would be useful. I failed to find anything in Sinhala Wikipedia, however. Ankry (talk) 12:12, 18 July 2018 (UTC)