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Things to look out forEdit

The following are some "danger signs" when it comes to copyright violations:

  • A chapter summary that starts out as "charname - POV" was probably copied from EWoT.
  • An article that begins with a sentence fragment -- that is to say, the name of the the article does not appear in the first sentence, so the sentence has no subject -- may have been copied from EWoT.

Image guidelinesEdit

GFDL or public domain images are strongly preferred on Wikia. Copyright-violating images are subject to deletion. Copyright information must be added to the image description page of every uploaded image.

  • I suggest we screw the low resolution = more likely to be fair use argument. Not even Wikipedia with all its lawyers can come to a consensus on this, so as an Encyclopedia that wishes to be taken as seriously as possible they opt to play it safe. I say we aim to offer the most precise coverage possible. Copyright holders are pretty much required to complain about infringement before doing anything else, so unless someone from a place like Tor books decides to do so, we should just assume we're in the right. --Gherald 04:13, 27 Oct 2005 (UTC)

See alsoEdit

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