Grand Theft Wiki:Licensing

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Grand Theft Wiki has a series of policies regarding the use and reproduction of Copyright material.

Grand Theft Wiki's content is available under [Grand Theft Wiki:CC-BY-SA|Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported]] (full text).

Using Grand Theft Wiki Content

Grand Theft Wiki's content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (full text).

In short, you are free to to copy, modify, distribute and transmit the work, but you MUST provide attribution (by linking back to this site on each page our content has been used on) and you must use the the same licence (CC-BY-SA) or a compatible one for your copy, whether modified or not.

Grand Theft Wiki's name, logo, design and meta-content is Copyright © 2014 Gerard Boyers. Gerard Boyers is the licensor for content on Grand Theft Wiki, and is responsible for upholding, enforcing and maintaining the copyright and licencing of Grand Theft Wiki and its content.


Licence Breaches

If a person, user, web site, or organisation breach the CC-BY-SA licence, such as by copying content without attribution, then the CC-BY-SA licence is automatically terminated. Full copyright law and restrictions automatically apply, with all rights reserved.

This is clear in the full text of the licence:

7. Termination

This License and the rights granted hereunder will terminate automatically upon any breach by You of the terms of this License


If you breach the licence, or are made aware of a breach or other licence termination, you must immediately cease from copying any content from Grand Theft Wiki, and cease to publish any previously-copied materials. The only exception is if you have permission from the licensor above, as per normal full copyright rules. This applies to ALL content copied from Grand Theft Wiki onto the site, domain, subdomains or other publications from the same person or organisation.

Please remember, it is a privilege that our users allow others to reuse the content they write, research, collate or edit. If you abuse this privilege, it will be withdrawn. Repeated or severe breaches will be followed up with legal action.

Terminated licences

The following people, users, sites or organisations have breached the CC-BY-SA licence, which has thusly been terminated. They have been notified of the breach, and that full copyright rules apply with all rights reserved.

  • Wikia Inc, Wikia.com, subdomains and Wikia-owned sites
  • User:WikisEditor (from Wikia)


Finding Content Creators

On every page, you can view the full contribution history by clicking "View History", which is located at the top next to the "Edit" button. This will show all the users who have edited that page, the specific edit they made each time, and a link to their user page.

Please be aware that edits before 10 October 2010 were made on Grand Theft Wiki's previous hosts, at Wikia. The user accounts that made those edits are from Wikia, and may be found at the following url: (http://gta.wikia.com/User:Username). The accounts on this Wikia with the same name may not be the same person in every instance, although we have taken reasonable steps to ensure that they are. If you are in any doubt, please contact the Staff who will be able to verify each user's identity and source the original contributor of all content.

Putting Content onto Grand Theft Wiki

By editing Grand Theft Wiki, you agree to license all content you add under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported).

No copyrighted content should be placed on Grand Theft Wiki unless one of these conditions apply:

  • You own the copyright
  • You have express written permission from the Copyright holder
  • It is an official or unofficial image of a GTA game (ie screenshot, box art)
  • It is fair & necessary to use the content (eg short quotes, company/product logos)

Wherever possible, you should state where you found the content, if you did not create it yourself:

  • For images, you must use a copyright template on the file's page.
  • For article content, you should place a note on the talk page of the article.

We believe it is fair to use screenshots of games to represent games and the characters, vehicles and locations in those games. We also believe that it is fair to use existing screenshots for that purpose, since we (by default) allow images to be reproduced elsewhere. Credit will be given where due. However, if the copyright holder wishes to dispute our use of an image, it should be discussed on the talk page for the image or this page.

See: Copyright templates for various copyright templates for use on images


Disclaimer

Grand Theft Wiki will not be held liable for any misuse of content by our registered members. Each user is responsible for their own actions, and for maintaining the security of their account.


Correction of Breaches of Copyright

If you believe a copyright has been breached, please let us know on the talk page, and provide proof of the source and licence of the content. We will aim to correct the problem as soon as possible if neccessary.