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Contributors' Rights and Obligations

The content on this wiki is not owned by the individual contributors. It is covered under the Creative Commons license described (see below). This means that by contributing, members implicitly agree that the content they provide can be used as the license dictates.

Contributors to this wiki should comply with copyright laws. All works are copyrighted unless they either fall into the public domain or their copyright is explicitly disclaimed. Never use materials that infringe the copyrights of others. This could create legal liabilities and seriously hurt the project. If in doubt, write it yourself or link to the original source.

Note that copyright law governs the creative expression of ideas, not the ideas or information themselves. Therefore, it is legal to read an article or other work, reformulate the concepts in your own words, and submit it to the wiki. However, it would still be unethical (but not illegal) to do so without citing the original as a reference. See Wikipedia's articles on plagiarism and fair use for discussions of how much reformulation is necessary in a general context. Also note that the copyright policy of this wiki is different than Wikipedia's copyrights policy which is covered under a difference license, although content from their policy was used to inform this policy.

Reusers' Rights and Obligations

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