Xeno Series Wiki:Copyrights

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Written work[edit]

The text of Xeno Series Wiki is copyrighted (automatically, under the Berne Convention) by editors and contributors and is formally licensed to the public under one or several liberal licenses. Xeno Series Wiki's text and some of its images are co-licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA), and in some cases, 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 article 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 Xeno Series Wiki uses grant free access to our content in the same sense that free software is licensed freely. Xeno Series Wiki 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 our article used is included (a link back to the article is generally thought to satisfy the attribution requirement; see below for more details). Copied 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 Xeno Series Wiki's text under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and, if noted, the GNU Free Documentation License. Unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts.
  • A copy of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License is included in the section entitled "Text of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License"
  • A copy of the GNU Free Documentation License is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
  • Content on Xeno Series Wiki 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 Xeno Series Wiki content.

Copyrighted materials[edit]

Many wikis assert that their usage of copyrighted material, such as images of a game under their coverage, are fair use under copyright law. However, Xeno Series Wiki is owned and hosted in Canada, and thus it is perhaps more correct to say that it instead falls under fair dealing in Canadian copyright law. Therefore, Xeno Series Wiki asserts that its usage of copyrighted elements constitutes fair dealing: We do host images, icons, screenshots, and similar from the games as part of our operation, as there is generally no alternative available and we wish to be accurate in our reporting of the facts.