by Amanie Nov 25, 2005 fileunderFound in

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ProductWiki is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL), Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. The full text of this license is at GNU Free Documentation License. The English text of the GFDL is the only legally binding document.

Fair Use

All original ProductWiki content is distributed under the GFDL. Images, sounds, or text quotes are used under the U.S. Copyright law "fair use" doctrine. It is preferred that these be obtained under the most free (libre) license (such as the GFDL or public domain) practical. In cases where no such images, sounds or text are available, then fair use images are acceptable.
In such a case, the material should be identified as from an external source (in the image summary, or content page, as appropriate). As "fair use" is specific to the use that you contemplate it is best if you describe the fair use rationale for such specific use either in hidden text or in the image summary.
For example, if we include an image under fair use, you must ensure that your use of the other content also qualifies for fair use.
ProductWiki may use some text under licenses that are compatible with the GFDL but may require additional terms such as including Invariant Sections, Front-Cover Texts, or Back-Cover Texts. When using these materials, you have to include those invariant sections verbatim.

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If you contribute material to ProductWiki, you thereby license it to the public under the GFDL (with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts). In order to contribute, you must be in a position to grant this license, which means that either you own the copyright to the material, or you acquired the material from a source that allows the licensing under GFDL.
If you own the copyright to the material, you retain the copyright. You can later republish and relicense them in any way you like. However, you can never retract the GFDL license for the versions you placed on ProductWiki - the material will remain under GFDL. If you incorporate external GFDL materials, as a requirement of the GFDL, you need to acknowledge the authorship and provide a link back to the location of the original copy. If the original copy required invariant sections, you have to incorporate those as well.

Copyright Infringement

If you suspect a copyright infringement, you should tag the item as "copyright infringement". The item in question will then be further investigated. If you have a strong case for the copyright infringement that you would like to discuss, you should start a discussion and link to the item in question.
If you are the owner of content that is being used without your permission, you may request the content to be immediately removed from ProductWiki.


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