HoraWiki:Copyright

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Overview

Our goal is to make the contents of HoraWiki available to everyone, to use or modify in any way, including commercial use, as long as they attribute the source and grant others the same freedom to use their work. Here's how it works:

  • When you contribute original material, that is, material you created yourself, you retain the copyright. However, you automatically grant permission to anyone who wishes to use the material, to modify it, build on it, translate it, and so forth, even for commercial purposes, as long as they both credit the source and pass forward the same rights. (That is, everyone who uses your work must follow the same rules.)
  • You must not contribute anyone else's copyrighted material to the wiki without getting permission, and the copyright owner must agree to grant these same rights. The only exception is for 'fair use', which generally means very short excerpts. Click here for more information about fair use.
  • If you contribute material that is in the public domain, you must clearly mark it, so that others know that the usual restrictions do not apply and that anyone can use it without restriction.

The next section presents the official rules, which have been adapted from the WikiMedia Foundation terms of use.

Licensing

To grow the commons of free knowledge and free culture, all users contributing to HoraWiki are required to grant broad permissions to the general public to re-distribute and re-use their contributions freely, so long as that use is properly attributed and the same freedom to re-use and re-distribute is granted to any derivative works. In keeping with our goal of providing free information to the widest possible audience, we require that when necessary all submitted content be licensed so that it is freely reusable by anyone who cares to access it.

You agree to the following licensing requirements:

  • Text to which you hold the copyright: When you submit text to which you hold the copyright, you agree to license it under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-SA). Please note that this license does allow commercial uses of your contributions, as long as such uses are compliant with the terms.
  • Attribution: Attribution is an important part of the CC BY-SA license. We consider it giving credit where credit is due—to authors like yourself. When you contribute text, you agree to be attributed in any of the following fashions:
    • Through hyperlink (where possible) or URL to the article to which you contributed (since each article has a history page that lists all authors and editors);
    • Through hyperlink (where possible) or URL to an alternative, stable online copy that is freely accessible, which conforms with the license, and which provides credit to the authors in a manner equivalent to the credit given on HoraWiki; or
    • Through a list of all authors (but please note that any list of authors may be filtered to exclude very small or irrelevant contributions).
  • Importing text: You may import text that you have found elsewhere or that you have co-authored with others, but in such case you warrant that the text is available under terms that are compatible with the CC BY-SA 3.0 license.
You agree that, if you import text under a CC BY-SA license that requires attribution, you must credit the author(s) in a reasonable fashion. Where such credit is commonly given through page histories (such as Wikimedia-internal copying), it is sufficient to give attribution in the edit summary, which is recorded in the page history, when importing the text.
  • Non-text media: Non-text media is available under a variety of different licenses that support the general goal of allowing unrestricted re-use and re-distribution. When you contribute non-text media, you agree to comply with the requirements for such licenses.
  • No revocation of license: Except as consistent with your license, you agree that you will not unilaterally revoke or seek invalidation of any license that you have granted under this policy for text content or non-text media contributed to HoraWiki, even if you terminate use of our services.
  • Public domain content: Content that is in the public domain is welcome! It is important however that you confirm the public domain status of the content under the law of the United States of America. When you contribute content that is in the public domain, you warrant that the material is actually in the public domain, and you agree to label it appropriately.
  • Re-use: Re-use of content that we host is welcome, though exceptions exist for content contributed under 'fair use' or similar exemptions under copyright law. Any re-use must comply with the underlying license(s). When you re-use or re-distribute a text page from HoraWiki, you agree to attribute the authors in any of the following fashions:
    • Through hyperlink (where possible) or URL to the page or pages that you are re-using (since each page has a history page that lists all authors and editors);
    • Through hyperlink (where possible) or URL to an alternative, stable online copy that is freely accessible, which conforms with the license, and which provides credit to the authors in a manner equivalent to the credit given on HoraWiki; or
    • Through a list of all authors (but please note that any list of authors may be filtered to exclude very small or irrelevant contributions).
If the text content was imported from another source, it is possible that the content is licensed under a compatible CC BY-SA license. In that case, you agree to comply with the compatible CC BY-SA license. To determine the license that applies to the content that you seek to re-use or re-distribute, you should review the page footer, page history, and discussion page.
In addition, please be aware that text that originated from external sources and was imported into HoraWiki may be under a license that attaches additional attribution requirements. Users agree to indicate these additional attribution requirements clearly. Such requirements may appear for example in a banner or other notations pointing out that some or all of the content was originally published elsewhere. Where there are such visible notations, re-users should preserve them.
For any non-text media, you agree to comply with whatever license under which the work has been made available (which can be discovered by clicking on the work and looking at the licensing section on its description page or reviewing an applicable source page for that work). When re-using any content that we host, you agree to comply with the relevant attribution requirements as they pertain to the underlying license or licenses.
  • Modifications or additions to material that you re-use: When modifying or making additions to text that you have obtained from HoraWiki, you agree to license the modified or added content under CC BY-SA 3.0 or later.
When modifying or making additions to any non-text media that you have obtained from HoraWiki, you agree to license the modified or added content in accordance with whatever license under which the work has been made available.
With both text content and non-text media, you agree to clearly indicate that the original work has been modified. If you are re-using text content in a wiki, it is sufficient to indicate in the page history that you made a change to the imported text. For each copy or modified version that you distribute, you agree to include a licensing notice stating which license the work is released under, along with either a hyperlink or URL to the text of the license or a copy of the license itself.

DMCA Compliance

We want to ensure that the content we host can be re-used by other users without fear of liability and that it is not infringing the proprietary rights of others. In fairness to our users, as well as to other creators and copyright holders, our policy is to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the formalities of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Pursuant to the DMCA, we will terminate, in appropriate circumstances, users and account holders of our system and network who are repeat infringers.

However, we also recognize that not every takedown notice is valid or in good faith. In such cases, we strongly encourage users to file counter-notifications when they appropriately believe a DMCA takedown demand is invalid or improper. For more information on what to do if you think a DMCA notice has been improperly filed, you may wish to consult the Chilling Effects website.

If you are the owner of content that is being improperly used on HoraWiki without your permission, you may request that the content be removed under the DMCA. To make such a request, please email larry@denenberg.com or snail mail via the address available here.