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The text of Wikiprocedure is copyrighted by Wikiprocedure editors and contributors and is formally licensed to the public under one or several liberal licenses. Most of Wikiprocedures text and many of its images are co-licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts). Some text has been imported only under CC-BY-SA and CC-BY-SA-compatible license and cannot be reused under GFDL; such text will be identified either on the page footer, in the page history or the discussion page of the procedures that utilizes the text. Every image has a description page which indicates the license under which it is released or, if it is non-free, the rationale under which it is used. The licenses Wikiprocedure uses grant free access to our content in the same sense that free software is licensed freely. Wikiprocedure content can be copied, modified, and redistributed if and only if the copied version is made available on the same terms to others and acknowledgment of the authors of the Wikiprocedure text used is included (a link back to the article/procedure is generally thought to satisfy the attribution requirement; see below for more details). Copied Wikiprocedure content will therefore remain free under appropriate license and can continue to be used by anyone subject to certain restrictions, most of which aim to ensure that freedom. This principle is known as copyleft in contrast to typical copyright licenses.
To this end, Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify Wikiprocedure text under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and, unless otherwise noted, the GNU Free Documentation License. unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts.
Content on Wikiprocedure is covered by disclaimers.
The English text of the CC-BY-SA and GFDL licenses is the only legally binding restriction between authors and users of Wikiprocedure content. What follows is our interpretation of CC-BY-SA and GFDL, as it pertains to the rights and obligations of users and contributors.
Contributors' rights and obligations
If you contribute information directly to Wikiprocedure, you thereby license it to the public for reuse . Non-text media may be contributed under a variety of different licenses that support the general goal of allowing unrestricted re-use and re-distribution.
If you want to import text that you have found elsewhere or that you have co-authored with others, you can only do so if it is available under terms that are compatible with the CC-BY-SA license. You do not need to ensure or guarantee that the imported information/text is available under the GNU Free Documentation License, unless you are its sole author. Furthermore, please note that you cannot import information which is available only under the GFDL. In other words, you may only import text that is (a) single-licensed under terms compatible with the CC-BY-SA license or (b) dual-licensed with the GFDL and another license with terms compatible with the CC-BY-SA license. If you are the sole author of the material, you must license it under both CC-BY-SA and GFDL.
If the text has been previously published and you wish to donate it to Wikiprocedure under appropriate license, you will need to verify copyright permission through one of our established procedures. If you are not a copyright holder, you will still need to verify copyright permission; see the Using copyrighted work from others section below.
You retain copyright to materials you contribute to Wikiprocedure, text and other information. Copyright is never transferred to Wikiprocedure. You can later republish and relicense them in any way you like. However, you can never retract or alter the license for copies of materials that you place here; these copies will remain so licensed until they enter the public domain when your copyright expires.
Using copyrighted work from others
All creative works are copyrighted, by international agreement, unless either they fall into the public domain or their copyright is explicitly disclaimed. However, it is our goal to be able to freely redistribute as much of procedures as possible, so original information CC-BY-SA and GFDL (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts) or in the public domain are greatly preferred to copyrighted media files used under fair use or otherwise.
If the original source of publication contains a copyright disclaimer or other indication that the material is free for use, a link to it on the media description page or the article's talk page may satisfy this requirement. If you obtain special permission to use a copyrighted work from the copyright holder under compatible terms, you must make a note of that fact (along with the relevant names and dates) and verify this through one of several processes.
Never use materials that infringe the copyrights of others. This could create legal liabilities and seriously hurt Wikiprocedure. If in doubt, write the content yourself, thereby creating a new copyrighted work which can be included in Wikiprocedure without trouble.
Note that copyright law governs the creative expression of ideas, not the ideas or information themselves. Therefore, it is legal to read a procedure or other information, reformulate the concepts in your own words, and submit it to Wikiprocedure, so long as you do not follow the source too closely. However, it would still be unethical (but not illegal) to do so without citing the original as a reference.
Linking to copyrighted works
Since most recently-created works are copyrighted, almost any procedure in Wikiprocedure which cites its sources will link to copyrighted material. It is not necessary to obtain the permission of a copyright holder before linking to copyrighted material, just as an author of a book does not need permission to cite someone else's work in their bibliography. Likewise, Wikiprocedure is not restricted to linking only to CC-BY-SA or open-source content.
However, if you know or reasonably suspect that an external Web site is carrying a work in violation of the creator's copyright, do not link to that copy of the work. An example would be linking to a site hosting the lyrics of many popular songs without permission from their copyright holders. Knowingly and intentionally directing others to a site that violates copyright has been considered a form of contributory infringement. The copyright status of Internet archives varies across countries.
Contributors who repeatedly post copyrighted material despite appropriate warnings may be blocked from editing by any administrator to prevent further problems.
If you suspect a copyright violation, you should at least bring up the issue on that page's discussion page. Others can then examine the situation and take action if needed. Some cases will be false alarms. For example, information that can be found elsewhere on the Web that was in fact copied from Wikiprocedure in the first place is not a copyright violation on Wikiprocedure's part.
If a page contains material which infringes copyright, that material � and the whole page, if there is no other material present � should be removed.
Guidelines for images and other media files
Images, photographs, video and sound files, like written works, are subject to copyright. Someone holds the copyright unless they have explicitly been placed in the public domain. Images, video and sound files on the internet need to be licensed directly from the copyright holder or someone able to license on their behalf. In some cases, fair use guidelines may allow th;em to be used irrespective of any copyright claims.
Image description pages must be tagged with a special tag to indicate the legal status of the images. Untagged or incorrectly-tagged images will be deleted.
Questions about media copyright may be directed to Wikiprocedure support: [email protected]
Reusers' rights and obligations
Re-use of text
To re-distribute text on Wikiprocedure in any form, provide credit to the authors either by including a) a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to the page or pages you are re-using, b) a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to an alternative, stable online copy which is freely accessible, which conforms with the license, and which provides credit to the authors in a manner equivalent to the credit given on this website, or c) a list of all authors. (Any list of authors may be filtered to exclude very small or irrelevant contributions.) This applies to text developed by the Wikiprocedure community. Text from external sources may attach additional attribution requirements to the work, which should be indicated on a procedure's face or on its talk page. For example, a page may have a banner or other notation indicating that some or all of its content was originally published somewhere else. Where such notations are visible in the page itself, they should generally be preserved by re-users.
If you make modifications or additions to the page you re-use, you must license them under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0 or later.
If you make modifications or additions, you must indicate in a reasonable fashion that the original work has been modified. If you are re-using the page in a wiki, for example, indicating this in the page history is sufficient.