Copying Wilipedia's Articles to blog....

by mohitsmith 2 replies
Hi all,
I want to know that, what are the conditions to publish wikipedia's articles to our blog or website?

Please help....
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  • Profile picture of the author bluesky24
    HI, One I would check and see if there is any info on Wikipeda about it. As with any copying of another authors work you must cite it properly; Author, date, location of article9ie. link to it). The same goes when you quote an article or someone else's thoughts or ideas. If you cite it you should be okay because that way you are not saying you are the author of the work. Though if you just copy and site it's not the best idea. I think you would be better off to read the article and write a review/synopious (sp?) of it with some direct quotes, an dad a link to the original article.
    Hope that helps.


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  • Profile picture of the author PatDoyle
    Yes, you can copy Wikipedia. Here is a link to their license:

    Wikipedia:Text of the GNU Free Documentation License - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you read #2, you can copy it as long as you refer to this license (I guess you can just link to it).

    Here is the full text of #2:
    2. VERBATIM COPYING

    You may copy and distribute the Document in any medium, either commercially or noncommercially, provided that this License, the copyright notices, and the license notice saying this License applies to the Document are reproduced in all copies, and that you add no other conditions whatsoever to those of this License. You may not use technical measures to obstruct or control the reading or further copying of the copies you make or distribute. However, you may accept compensation in exchange for copies. If you distribute a large enough number of copies you must also follow the conditions in section 3.
    You may also lend copies, under the same conditions stated above, and you may publicly display copies.
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