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I noticed that a new member of the wiki took down the lyrics to Hoist the Colors for fear they violate copyright laws. Does anyone know for a fact whether lyrics fall under copyright?

I'm not sure whether I believe it's illegal. After all, there are entire websites dedicated to listing lyrics to songs; if it's illegal, how could they exist?---Wanderingshadow

I don't think we're allowed to copy lyrics as per Wikipedia's rules. That's why there are no song lyrics on Wiki articles - Kwenn 19:07, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

i typed those up myself. lenahan, 2/9/07

...Which is not allowed. If anything, we would only allow an official document containing the lyrics here, but we can't do even that - Captain Kwenn Talk 18:21, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
Why's it illegal to list the lyrics. Wer're not making a profit off them. Were a reference website. - Captain J. Sparrow 14:56, 4 September 2007 (UTC)