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Mirrors and Forks : (Numbers) ABC - DEF - GHI - JKL - MNO - PQR - STU - VWXYZ - All - Archive

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{5-Digit US ZIPCODE}.us

Neustar/Vendare Media -- Controller of .us TLD
URL http://[0-9]{5}.us/
Sample http://10001.us/
Rating Low
Details none, dump of ?action=render
Contact info usdirectory@vendaremedia.com bounced

support.us@neustar.us

Actions none yet

0po0

  • Site: 0po0.com
  • Example: 0po0.com/Mormaer_of_Moray
  • States Free Info by Wikipedia
  • No obvious mention of GFDL
  • No obvious links to GFDL or original article

- seems offline now

1-1-2008.com

See My Wiki

100india.com

101languages.net

101 Languages
URL http://www.101languages.net/
Sample http://www.101languages.net/slovenian/history.html
Rating Medium
Details A separate page explains that the content in the "Language" section is taken from Wikipedia and available under GFDL, but does not link to original articles, doesn't list authors and doesn't provide local copy of the license (just a link to gnu.org is provided).
Contact info Only a contact form is provided.
Actions none yet

1bx.com and related

1bx.com
URL
  • http://1bx.com/
  • msn988.info
  • iask8.info
  • beidu.info
  • donkeylink.com
  • askmore.net
  • toshare.info
  • fellowshare.com
  • wozhidao.info
  • vb.game-host.org
  • nba.servegame.org
  • toshare.dynup.net
  • stevehome.dynup.net
  • term-life.no-ip.info
  • vioxx.no-ip.info
  • webnote.info
  • juugle.info
  • porkdb.info
  • worlditems.info
  • iask123.info
  • qq818.info
  • qq888.info
  • onebrainman.info
  • syzygytech.info
  • tocatch.info
  • encyclopedia.figureout.info
  • wiki.xiaoyaozi.com (linked from 1bx.com)
Sample
  • http://wiki.xiaoyaozi.com/en/Tonga.htm
Rating Low
Details These are a group of interlinked mirror sites. The owner claims the duplication is for "load balancing". On all the sites I checked, there is a link to internal GFDL, the original article, and the original history, below the last ads. The sites use dynamic loading (the owner claims he has set up 1 year caching), and hotlink images. There is no mention of CC-BY-SA. Many registrations use whois cloaking services.
Contact info jin AT 1bx.com, 1BX.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com, TOSHARE.INFO AT domainsbyproxy.com, emule2005 AT host.sk (donkeylink.com whois admin), jinhui AT jcomsoft.com (askmore.net whois), generalmanager AT domainsbyproxy.com (private registration), abuse AT sitelutions.com (DNS) (UTC)
Actions
  • Emailed host to complain about lack of contact information in whois. Superm401 -

Talk 03:10, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

  • Received replies indicating DNS provider will not consider the use of anonymous whois data a violation of their TOS. Superm401 - Talk 00:25, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent email to 1BX.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com asking for an HTML link. Superm401 - Talk 00:25, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent certified letter to:
DOMAINS BY PROXY®
Attn: Legal Complaints
15111 N. Hayden Road, Suite 160
PMB 353
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Resent certified letter to correct address (previous had wrong address). Confirmation is 70052570000177871962. Superm401 - Talk 08:48, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Has been delivered. :) Superm401 - Talk 02:16, 31 January 2007
Received email from generalmanager AT domainsbyproxy.com saying "In this particular instance, we have contacted our customer and requested that they contact you by February 7, 2007 to resolve this situation. Please confirm at that time that our customer has made this step. Failure to contact you as we have requested would be a violation of our terms of service. If our customer fails to contact you, we will proceed with the cancellation of the privacy service on this domain." The subject of the email is "RE :: 1BX.COM :: 100170"; this is probably necessary for followups. Superm401 - Talk 21:49, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
I received an email noting that 1bx.net has been fixed. Superm401 - Talk 23:29, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
Replied noting that they were dynamically loading, and that some sites still aren't in compliance. Superm401 - Talk 23:39, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
He replied saying he had fixed another site (and said there is a 1 year cache). I replied back asking him to stop hotlinking. Superm401 - Talk 01:51, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
He said he would fix the hotlinking, and that all sites should be fixed. Superm401 - Talk 02:15, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
I just checked the first five URLs and they are all dead (mostly with the usual "search" page that domain registrars tend to put up when a domain expires). Looks like these ones no longer infringes Wikipedia. The first URL infringing on The Simpson's copyright is sombody else's problem. 72.251.91.186 (talk) 02:56, 22 October 2009 (UTC)


1bx.com

21st century Cambodia: View and Vision

21st century Cambodia: View and Vision
URL http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=IAbUcEsv-x0C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_atb#v=onepage&q&f=false
Sample
Rating Low/none
Details A compilation of Wikipedia and other online articles published by Global Vision Publishing House without attribution.
Contact info nsingh_2004@vsnl.net, info@globalvisionpub.com
Actions

2008/9 Wikipedia Selection for schools

2008/9 Wikipedia Selection for schools
URL http://schools-wikipedia.org/index.htm
Sample http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/a/Apple.htm
Site reported to use only GFDL, no CC-BY-SA(-only) content.
Rating Medium
Details Footnote says "mainly selected from the English Wikipedia with only minor checks and changes (see www.wikipedia.org for details of authors and sources). The articles are available under the GNU Free Documentation License." The GFDL is linked and locally hosted, and the URL of the exact version of the article history used is given to help identify authors.

See also discussion on project pages for this copy at en, on the Wikitech mailing lists and at the wikimedia blog [1]

Contact info info@soschildren.org
Actions None.

2place.org

2place.org
URL http://2place.org/
Sample http://2place.org/wiki/Cliff_Richard
Rating "High"
Details Gives both local copy of GFDL and Wikipedia backlink (backlink is broken)
Contact info
Actions Not necessary, unless for broken link

2violent.com

2violent.com
URL http://www.2violent.com/
Sample http://www.2violent.com/sharon_tate.html
Rating Medium
Details There is a notice that mentions Wikipedia and the GFDL. The whole thing links to wikipedia.org, but there is no history section, link to the original article, or link to the GFDL. Other pages besides "Sharon Tate" appear to be a partial derivation of older wikipedia articles, or, just possibly, some text from them has been uploaded to wikipedia, as I have found exact word for word passages in Jay Sebring and Charles Manson from around 2004 November 8 or later. -Wikibob - Talk 19:32, 2005 May 22 (UTC)
  • Note: I've changed this to medium, as both Wikipedia and GFDL are mentioned, and the images are not being ripped off WP's servers.
Contact info webmaster AT 2violent.com, clasione AT verizon.net (domain admin), abuse AT godaddy.com (host)
Actions
  • Emailed webmaster AT 2violent.com, clasione AT verizon.net (domain admin) politely referring to Sharon Tate copy.

-Wikibob - Talk 20:52, 2005 May 22 (UTC)

  • Sent standard followup letter, mentioning Charles Manson. Superm401 - Talk 09:14, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Got 553 sorry, relaying denied from your location from webmaster AT 2violent.com and 4.2.1 mailbox temporarily disabled from clasione AT verizon.net Superm401 - Talk 09:26, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

7val

7val
URL http://en.wikipedia.7val.com
Sample http://en.wikipedia.7val.com/w/index.php?title=Knowledge
Rating Medium
Details Dynamic mirror. Links to local mirror of CC-BY-SA 3.0 and history section. Not made explicit that the material is under CC-BY-SA; the license notice is not kept intact.
Contact info adminc-sponagl-nospam AT 7val.com (whois; presumably remove "-nospam"), http://www1.sevenval.de/mobile/index.php?id=9&L=1
Actions Sent standard violation letter to adminc-sponagl-nospam AT 7val.com and adminc-sponagl AT 7val.com . Superm401 - Talk 02:31, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

The problem was caused by an error in their rendering engine. Is now fixed. Added link to GFDL and page history. For future issues regarding 7val: Wikimedia Deutschland is in close contact with them. Please contact de:Benutzer:Akl in case there are any problems.

Still dynamic mirror 22:40, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

999 Network

999 Network
URL http://999network.com/
Sample http://999architects.com/
Rating Medium
Details A network of sites, each covering one topic using one Wikipedia article. Articles carry a link to Wikipedia home, direct link to source article on Wikipedia, and a link to GFDL directly under article text. Articles are edited versions, based on a one-time export, and are not updated. Images are not used. Author names and dates are not listed.
Contact info pat.fox[at]canall.com
Actions

99Colors

99Colors
URL http://www.99colors.net/
Sample http://www.99colors.net/name/dark-candy-apple-red
Rating Low/None
Details List of colo[u]r details, such as names & RGB values, at least partially scraped from en.wikipedia. Contains some problematic content which was removed from enwiki for other reasons (ie. simply made up by an editor); existence of this (mirrored) content has been used to justify re-adding it.
Contact info contact[at]99colors.net
Actions Repeated emails; all bounced.

A–Am

Aaronlanguage.com

Aaronlanguage (probable; I can't read Japanese)
URL http://aaronlanguage.com/
Sample http://aaronlanguage.com/reading_high_school_5.htm
Rating "None"
Details The term "Wikipedia" does not appear on the page. I doubt the source is explained in the Japanese on the page.
Contact info isshirley AT highstream.net, 415-468-5568 (admin)
Actions Are we sure this isn't the other way around, WP copying from this site? The Evil Spartan (talk) 16:20, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Abaara

info.abaara.com
URL http://info.abaara.com
Sample http://info.abaara.com/pac/Partial_differential_equation
Rating "Medium"-"Low" compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance).
Details "This article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License" with link to local page; that has two paragraph description of GFDL and nonlinked URL for GFDL at gnu.org. No obvious link to Wikipedia or original article or history
Contact info info AT abaara.com (local), telania AT gmail.com 5022914650 (whois)
Actions

Abbaci books

Abbaci Books
URL http://www.abacci.com/books
Sample http://www.abacci.com/books/authorDetails.asp?authorID=263
Rating Medium High None
Details Links to the original article, with link text "Wikipedia", and has long GFDL notice with offsite link. No longer includes wikipedia content and no longer links to wikipedia.
Contact info http://www.abacci.com/books/page/contact.asp
Actions Moved to high. The Evil Spartan (talk) 16:28, 25 December 2007 (UTC) Moved to None: no longer appears to reuse wikipedia content. 84user (talk) 16:15, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

ABC World

ABC World
URL http://abcworld.net/
Sample http://abcworld.net/culture.html
Rating Low
Details I don't see any mention of "GFDL" or "Wikipedia". (I don't see any "Contact" information either). As far as I can tell, all the content on *every* page on this site comes from Wikipedia.
Contact info Contact listed as "Joe Damien" with email address 4leenda AT gmail.com. The contact also includes a phone number +001.41512345678 (fake) and a real physical mailing address which is actually the location of the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
Actions primary email sent

Followup letter sent. The Evil Spartan (talk) 16:37, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

About.com

  • Site: http://www.about.com/
  • acknowledgement without a link
  • no mention of GFDL. Standard letter sent by: MB 08:01 13 Jul 2003 (UTC)
  • Point of contact, Mary Bellis inventors.guide AT about.com.
  • Response received Sun, 13 Jul 2003 04:26:14 -0700.
  • Portions of affected articles at inventors.about.com (as of July 14 2003) link back to wikipedia and are released under the GFDL.
  • Any examples of the affected articles? Can't find any trivially.
  • Don't email the person above; she is only responsible for "inventors" section, and seems rather grumpy.Proyster 15:22, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
  • They have started mirroring the whole thing - see http://experts.about.com/e/a/index.htm. They seem to be compliant, albeit in a very discreet way.
  • They are putting a "copyright 2006 About.com" on the content--which (in my view) violates the terms. I find this extremely objectionable.Proyster 20:13, 21 June 2006 (UTC) As of the current time, they do not display an About.com copyright, instead: "This is the "GNU Free Documentation License" reference article from the English Wikipedia". AnonEMouse (squeak) 19:53, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
  • I emailed a complaint today regarding their page at http://experts.about.com/e/j/jo/Joshua_Scottow.htm and (a few hours later) the page now re-directs to the Wikipedia original page.Proyster 20:27, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Looking at this mirror, I don't see any acknowledgement that the articles originally come from Wikipedia, or any history of contributions. FreplySpang 01:53, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
  • No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL I saw before their obnoxious spyware?/adware? finally crashed my browser. John Reid ° 14:53, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
  • I know an editor there, she definitely writes her own stuff. No adware/spyware at about.com either.
  • experts.about.com now redirects to en.allexperts.com Allexperts is a wikipedia mirror apparently owned by about.com


About.com (not url)
URL www.about.com
Sample http://classiclit.about.com/cs/profileswriters/p/aa_mshelley.htm?terms=Mary+Shelley is a former version of Mary Shelley.
Rating Varies from article to article. As mentioned above, some copyright it under themselves, others link right to

Wikipedia.

Details This one has a copyright on the bottom saying that it is copyright of About.com , a member of the New York Times Company.
Contact info classiclit.guide AT about.com is the email address to the specific guide of this page. The problem was mentioned above. To other people, I don't know.
Actions None.

Check this out though, it almost sounds like the "guide" claims she wrote the article: http://classiclit.about.com/mbiopage.htm

About Everything, everyone Wiki

About Everything, everyone Wiki
URL http://everythingeveryone.wikia.com/wiki/About_Everything,_everyone_Wiki
Sample http://everythingeveryone.wikia.com/wiki/John_Augustine_Smith
Rating None
Details No attribution to Wikipedia, no links to original article nor page history. Wikia CC-BY-SA 3.0 license automatically applies to content.
Contact info copyright AT wikia.com. Further contact details: http://www.wikia.com/Terms_of_Use#Claims of Copyright Infringement
Actions None

aboutsociology.com

aboutsociology.com (not url)
URL http://aboutsociology.com
Sample http://www.aboutsociology.com/sociology/Madrid_Metro
Rating "Medium"/High
Details GFDL and Wikipedia are mentioned. No link back directly to article, but an in depth on how to get to that page is given at http://www.aboutsociology.com/copyright.html ("further copyright" section)
Contact info WHOIS: ABOUTSOCIOLOGY.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com
Actions

Absolute Astronomy

Absolute Astronomy
URL http://www.absoluteastronomy.com
Sample http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Choctawhatchee_Mid-Bay_Bridge
Rating Medium
Details Off-site GFDL. Javascript required to view mention.

This website formerly violated the GFDL. I am uncertain whether they currently use Wikipedia articles. http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/planets/Uranus.htm , for instance, is similar to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranus but I haven't determine whether there's still copying. If you remove this entry, be sure to archive it.

I am one of the creators of this site. The GFDL violation was related to displaying source information inside javascripts. This created problems for visitors who had javascript disabled. The problem was corrected when it was brought to our attention.

No obvious sign of GFDL, copyrighted by website and no mention of wikipedia - http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Alice%27s_Restaurant_(film) L∴V 15:12, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

May 2010:

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/terms.aspx

"COPYRIGHT - AbsoluteAstronomy asserts its legal copyright for all original works of authorship or intellectual property published on AbsoluteAstronomy.com. You may not publish, modify, or transmit this content without express written permission from AbsoluteAstronomy"

This implies that AbsoluteAstronomy has copyright to the content on it's site, but mostly it doesn't. The vast majority of content on the site is copyrighted by wikipedia authors, and licensed to AbsoluteAstronomy under certain terms (GFDL I guess?), which include the right for others to 'publish, modify, and transmit' the content of the site. IMHO it's a bit misleading. Decora 23:12, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Contact info {{{contact}}}
Actions {{{action}}}

AbsoluteArts.com

World Wide Arts Resources / AbsoluteArts.com
URL http://www.absolutearts.com/
Sample http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2006/01/06/33592.html
Rating "Low/None"
Details I have no idea whether they often crib from us, but the last paragraph of the cited sample page on "Archival Investigations: Early Electro-mechanical Sound Works and Artifacts from Trimpin’s First Five Years in Seattle" is a straight-out copy of the first two paragraphs of our article on Trimpin - Jmabel
Contact info Telephone: 740-587-3326, Fax: 740-587-4103

Email: help AT wwar.com or help AT absolutearts.com
Snail mail: World Wide Arts Resources; absolutearts.com; 3678 Loudon Street; Granville, Ohio 43023; USA

Actions

Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
URL enacademic.com / en.academic.ru
Sample http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/15588
Rating Low
Details Mentions Wikipedia but not GFDL
Contact info support@academic.ru
Actions

Academic Kids

Academic Kids
URL http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Main_Page
Sample http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/User:Jimbo_Wales
Rating "Low/Medium"
Details Only contains top edit in article history, looks to be a mirror of the WP database as of June 23, 2005. No links back to Wikipedia, no mention of Wikipedia as a source, GFDL is mentioned via its link to Wikipedia.
Contact info http://academickids.com/contact/index.htm lists jd4ga7 AT yaoo.com [sic] as the contact, WHOIS lists jd4ga AT classroomclipart.com, (310)832-5686.
Actions

Academie.de Net-Lexikon

  • Site: http://www.net-lexikon.de/
  • copies German-language Wikipedia
  • indicates Wikipedia as source
  • links to original article
  • links to copy of the WikipediaDE GNU/FDL page, which links to GNU/FDL at gnu.org (minus point for indirect link; however the GNU/FDL is mentioned directly, so not a grave one)
  • Does not contain "aus Wikipedia, der freien Enzyklopädie"

adago.com

  • Site http://www.adago.com
  • Example: http://www.adago.com/Sony_HiFD.html

More research requested

  • not responding 22:50, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
  • site is 404ing. My guess is it's dead. The Evil Spartan (talk) 22:36, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Adorons.com

adorons.com
URL http://adorons.com/wiki
Sample http://www.adorons.com/wiki/Your_Choice_Live_Series_Vol.10
Rating None
Details Page bears all the licenses at the bottom, as it is a straight copy from Wikipedia, without any indication that you are actually not on Wikipedia anymore; it even contains a Login link at the upper right hand corner (which, thankfully, doesn't work).
Contact info {{{contact}}}
Actions None Fram 13:29, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Ack. It is dynamically updating from Wikipedia. The Evil Spartan (talk) 22:40, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Advantacell.com

advantacell.com
URL http://advantacell.com
Sample http://advantacell.com/wiki/University_of_California%2C_Santa_Barbara, http://it.advantacell.com/wiki/Verde
Rating Medium
Details Wikipedia pages are attributed to Wikipedia. At the bottom of every page that includes a Wikipedia article is reported: "Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/..." and "This article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License."
Contact info webmaster AT advantacell.com
Actions None

Suffering from technical issues so little or no Wikipedia content Rumping 22:52, 20 September 2007 (UTC).

African Movie Academy Awards

African Movie Academy Awards
URL http://ama-awards.com
Sample [2] from 5th African Movie Academy Awards; [3] from 4th African Movie Academy Awards
Rating Low/None
Details Contents are copied entirely from Wikipedia, including our own internal links, with no mention made that the content comes from Wikipedia. The bottom of each page bears the notice "copyright © 2010 AMAA"
Contact info ?
Actions The contributor whose content was copied wrote to the webmaster and the content has been removed. There may be no future issues, but the listing here can be helpful in case the problem recurs. It is particularly important to document these issues in the event that they should continue and should become less obvious, to avoid our contributors being unfairly accused of copyright infringement. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:21, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Africhoice

Africhoice
URL http://www.africhoice.com
Sample http://www.africhoice.com/downloads/Birds_of_Kenya_Checklist.pdf, http://www.africhoice.com/downloads/Birds_of_Tanzania_Checklist.pdf, http://www.africhoice.com/downloads/Birds_of_Uganda_Checklist.pdf
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. The three pdf files listed are copies of the text of our articles List of birds of Kenya, etc.
Contact info africhoice AT africhoice.com
Actions None

Afropedea.org

Afropedea
URL http://www.afropedea.org, https://sites.google.com/site/afropedia/
Sample https://sites.google.com/site/afropedia/africa
Rating Medium (generally compliant, where applicable, except for disclaimer of warranties)
Details Article on Africa is was an apparent copy-paste of our Sub-Saharan Africa article (starting with "Climate zones and ecoregions").
Contact info afropedeain AT gmail.com, afropedeaout AT gmail.com, bloowis AT netzero.com
Actions 2010-10-18: E-mailed standard CC-BY-SA violation letter to afropedeaout AT gmail.com and bloowis AT netzero.com

2010-10-25: Received response; website owner stated his intent to comply, but claimed to have created most of his webpage's content. Still no Wikipedia attribution.
2010-11-02: Sample page has since been blanked, other pages (e.g. https://sites.google.com/site/africanarchitecture/) still use (uncredited) Wikipedia content
2011-12-20: Site's African Architecture ([4]) and African Science and Technology ([5]) articles both credit Wikipedia.

Agenda.z1.ro

Agenda.z1.ro / Agenda ta
URL http://agenda.z1.ro
Sample http://agenda.z1.ro/baba.php
Rating "Low/None"
Details Article on Corneliu Baba appears to be an uncredited translation of our English-language article.
Contact info marius.gheghici AT gmail.com
Actions None so far.

aircraft-list.com

aircraft-list.com
URL http://aircraft-list.com/
Sample http://www.aircraft-list.com/db/Antonov_An-225/59/
Rating
Details Copy of Wikipedia articles about aircraft combined with copyrighted images (some maybe without permissions from authors). GFDL notice applied only to text, not entire derived work (website).
Contact info Trimbitas Sorin, Romania. trimbitassorin AT hotmail.com, +40.0724540234
Actions None so far.

albumartexchange.us

albumartexchange.us
URL http://www.albumartexchange.us
Sample http://www.albumartexchange.us/2011/05/variations-on-a-theme-the-nude-series-bare-bottoms.html
Rating
Details Part copy of Wikipedia article Lovehunter without attributing wikipedia, and adding a more restrictive CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license, see Talk:Lovehunter#Reuse without attribution
Contact info
Actions None so far.

Algebra.com

Algebra.com
URL http://www.algebra.com/algebra/about/history/Main_Page.wikipedia
Sample http://www.algebra.com/algebra/about/history/KForge.wikipedia
Rating High
Details A seeming verbatim copy of all Wikipedia. It does not seem to use remote loading except when it has no copy of the article. In other cases, it appears to refresh a cache occasionally. However, it does appear to load images remotely, which is unacceptable. This should be verified. Now has text "Source: this wikipedia article, under CC-BY-SA", with appropriate links, on every page.
Contact info ichudov@algebra.com , ichudov@gmail.com (from WHOIS)
Actions
  • sent letter to contact attress
  • Sent a letter to gmail address, mentioning CC-BY-SA. Superm401 - Talk 23:59, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
He replied stating, "But I do say all of those things on the bottom". I replied noting that the requirements had changed due to the licensing transition, and KForge (which I cited) is CC-BY-SA only. Superm401 - Talk 00:35, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
He replied, "so if I say CC-BY-Sa I will be fine?". I responded, "Generally yes, since all Wikipedia text is now available under CC-BY-SA.", with some further details. Superm401 - Talk 01:48, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
He replied that it had been changed, and now seems compliant. Superm401 - Talk 02:47, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

All About-kittens.com

All About-kittens.com
URL http://www.about-kittens.com
Sample http://www.about-kittens.com/563/Korat
Rating "Low/None" "Medium"
Details Mirrors various WP articles on breeds of cats. Pages carry the notice, "© 2005-2006 about-kittens.com. All Rights Reserved ", but do not mention Wikipedia or the GFDL at all. The article on the Korat breed at All About-kittens appears to be a copy of the Wikipedia article as it appeared between July 5 and August 19, 2006, and includes a copy of an image with a limited-use license.
Contact info Administrative Contact: Adrian Agafitei, Calea Nationala nr. 67 Bl. J1, Botosani, BOTOSANI 710006, RO ( )745125530 adiaga AT gmail.com

Technical Contact: Administrator DNS, 1 N State Street, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602, US (312)2362132 administrator AT siteprotect.com.

Actions As I am not a contributor to any of the cat breed articles, I have not tried to contact the site. I did leave a note at Talk:Korat advising the contributors that they could contact the site to complain. Posted notice on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Cats. -- Donald Albury 01:20, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Contacting with letter 1, ST47Talk 21:05, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

The site still doesn't seem to credit Wikipedia, and claims the copyright for itself (© 2005-2006 about-kittens.com). It does say in the copyright notice that "Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License". " Is further action on this necessary? Cows fly kites (Aecis) Rule/Contributions 12:57, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Site now credits WP. No link to direct page, and link to WP version of GFDL. Moving to medium. The Evil Spartan (talk) 10:18, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

All About-puppies.com

All About-puppies.com
URL http://www.about-puppies.com/
Sample http://www.about-puppies.com/721/Yorkshire_Terrier
Rating "Low/None" Medium
Details Mirrors various WP articles on breeds of dogs. Pages carry the notice, "© 2005-2006 about-puppies.com. All Rights Reserved ", but do not mention Wikipedia or the GFDL at all. The article on the Yorkshire Terrier breed at All About-puppies appears to be a copy of the Wikipedia article as it appeared during July, 2006.
Contact info Administrative Contact: Adrian Agafitei, Calea Nationala nr. 67 Bl. J1, Botosani, BOTOSANI 710006, RO ( )745125530 adiaga AT gmail.com

Technical Contact: Administrator DNS, 1 N State Street, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602, US (312)2362132 administrator AT siteprotect.com.

Actions None, as I am not a contributor to any of the dog breed articles. Added notice to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Dog breeds. -- Donald Albury 01:21, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Contacted this one as well ST47Talk 21:11, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Upgraded to medium. Now mentions Wikipedia, no link to direct article. Gives link to Wikipedia version of GFDL. The Evil Spartan (talk) 22:45, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

All Science Fair Projects Encyclopedia

  • Site: http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia
  • Copies of many science and science-related articles (example: http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology)
  • Copies of every single Wikipedia article (Examples: http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Barry_Bonds Barry Bonds, http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/House_rules_of_Monopoly House Rules for Monopoly)
  • Link to www.wikipedia.org exists but is not clickable
  • No GFDL link

* "Copyright (C) 2003 All Science Fair Projects.com All Rights Reserved" listed on every page * http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/copyright.html Copyright notice and http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/disclaimer.html disclaimer, albeit very informative, are not linked to from either the main page or the article pages

  • Standard letter sent. Telso 04:24, 29 Aug 2004 (UTC)

** Article pages show update as of 10-05-04 but still not compliant. JamesMLane 12:49, 9 Oct 2004 (UTC)Update statement removed

Copy of WP content. Maybe just taking the science articles. Although mentions where it is from, does not mention GFDL, link back to wikipedia or the articles. Dunc_Harris| 16:10, 29 Aug 2004 (UTC)

    • No, this site has every WP article. I linked examples above (http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Barry_Bonds Barry Bonds, http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/House_rules_of_Monopoly House Rules for Monopoly) -- Daniel Pritchard 20:41, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
  • MIT example says "The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details"
    • Mentions GFDL and has local copy [6]
    • Acknowledges wikipedia source
    • No Link back to wikipedia original article

moved from main page Davelane 22:47, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)

All2know.com

All2know.com
URL http://www.all2know.com
Sample http://www.all2know.com/de/wikipedia/t/to/tonga.html
Rating Medium
Details There is a link to www.wikipedia.org, but no link to the article copied. There is a GFDL notice with a link to Wikipedia's copy of the GFDL.
Contact info
Actions

Allabout.cc

  • Site: http://www.allabout.cc/wiki/
  • Link to GNU FDL
  • Link to www.wikipedia.org
  • Says that "it [the article] uses material from Wikipedia"
  • No link to original article

allegro

allegro
URL http://www.w2.bezkarni.pl/
Sample http://www.w2.bezkarni.pl/Jack_Kerouac.html
Rating Low
Details GFDL is included on the site. However, no credit to Wikipedia is given. Images are loaded directly from upload.wikimedia.org.
Contact info
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allegro

allexperts
URL http://en.allexperts.com/
Sample http://en.allexperts.com/e/s/sn/snagglepuss.htm
Rating unknown
Details GFDL is included on the site. Links to "reference article from the English Wikipedia."
Contact info
Actions

allmichaeljordan.com

Michael Jordan
URL http://www.allmichaeljordan.com/
Sample http://www.allmichaeljordan.com/career.php</nowiki>
Rating "Medium"
Details Material is spread across three pages at the site: http://www.allmichaeljordan.com/index.php, http://www.allmichaeljordan.com/biography.php, and http://www.allmichaeljordan.com/career.php. They appear to be taken from a version of the article Michael Jordan dated sometime in October, 2006. this version from October 1, 2006 is particularly similar, but phrases from versions as early as 2004 and 2005 are present, indicating that this wasn't a violation on Wikipedia's part. The WHOIS data from GoDaddy.com (through which the site is registered), lists a registration date of October 28, 2006. The site claims "Copyright © 2006 All Rights Reserved All Michael Jordan.Com".
Contact info Site administrator: Mike Azif aziml AT aol.com.
Actions Standard GFDL compliance request sent. Sancho 15:32, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

GFDL licensing information is now included on the web site, giving credit to Wikipedia and linking to the article. However, the GFDL is not hosted locally, but is a link to Wikipedia's GFDL page. I changed this site's compliance rating to Medium. Sancho 23:21, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Allrss.com

Allrss.com "RSS Compendium"
URL http://allrss.com/
Sample http://allrss.com/wikipedia.php?title=Harmonic_coordinate_condition
Rating Low
Details Using PHP script at http://www.vacilando.org/index.php?x=7065

to copy without page history, author credit, or link to article. GFDL available at site, but only on searching for "GFDL"; otherwise, no license mention on article pages. Other mirrors may exist.

Contact info Peter Scott: pscontent AT gmail.com
Actions none as of 20:22, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Appears to be scraping (it has my user talk page). The Evil Spartan (talk) 22:50, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Alma Latina

Alma Latina: The Biggest Mexican Telenovelas Database
URL http://www.alma-latina.net
Sample http://www.alma-latina.net/MarialadelBarrio/MarialadelBarrio.shtml
Rating Low/None
Details *No mention of GFDL and of Wikipedia
  • All pages have the footnote "Alma Latina Copyright © 2002-2005".
Contact info info@alma-latina.net
Actions None as of Dec 6 2008

At least one Telenovela plot summery has been lifted straight from the Wikipedia article (see sample). I believe that the Wikipedia article came first because its evolution is visible in the edit history.

Alternative To Reality

Alternative To Reality
URL http://www.alternative2reality.com
Sample http://www.alternative2reality.com/history/CBS
Rating None
Details *No mention of GNU FDL and of Wikipedia
  • All pages have the footnote "(c) 2006 alternative2reality.com".
Contact info
Actions email

Amazines.com

Amazines
URL http://www.amazines.com
Sample http://amazines.com/Superoxide_related.html, http://www.amazines.com/Jesse_Jackson_related.html
Rating "Medium"
Details I have added notices but am unsure if this is sufficient. - Ryan (website owner).
  • Links back to Wikipedia.org, but not specific page, and links to Wikipedia's version of GFDL. Changing to medium. The Evil Spartan (talk) 10:21, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
Contact info Ryan Jones - 805-579-0545
Actions email

Amazon.com/wiki

Amazon
URL http://www.amazon.com/wiki/Main_Page
Sample
Rating
Details The article appearing above is from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page. The Wikipedia content may be available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, version 3.0 or any later version, available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/. Additional or other terms may apply. See Wikipedia Terms of Use for details.

Now redirects to en.wikipedia.org

Contact info
Actions

Amazon.com books by mass production publishers

Amazon books published by Betascript, authors Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, and Susan F. Marseken
URL http://www.amazon.de/Sachiko-M-Lambert-M-Surhone/dp/613110610X/ as just one of over 80.000 articles by this author
Sample
Rating
Details The abstract is taken from the Wikipedia article Sachiko Matsubara with no attribution. This is not just a single incident, but a massive misuse of Wikipedia material. The publisher advertises "High Quality content by WIKIPEDIA articles [sic]!" on the book covers. It is a books-on-demand publisher.
Contact info
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Template:Wikipedia excerpts

This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury (Annotated and Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]
URL http://www.amazon.com/This-New-Ocean-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B008WAWFRQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370172801&sr=1-2&keywords=this+new+ocean
Sample
Rating
Details The Wikipedia article Project Mercury is copy pasted into the beginning of this Kindle book
Contact info
Actions

An–Az

andamannicobarin.com

  • Site: www.andamannicobarin.com
  • Example: www.andamannicobarin.com/wiki-Mormaerdom_of_Moray
  • States twice: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia with 2 links to GFDL at gnu.org, link to avoo.com wiki main page and link to en.Wikipedia main page
  • Page ends Copyright © 2005 AndamanNicobarin.com. All rights reserved.
  • No obvious link to article or history

animalwebguide.com

The Animal Web Guide
URL http://animalwebguide.com
Sample http://www.animalwebguide.com/Alligator.htm (compare to Alligator)
Rating "None"
Details The articles are direct copies from from en.wikipedia, but neither Wikipedia nor the GFDL are mentioned anywhere
Contact info author is listed as Chuck Ayoub (chuck_ayoub AT hotmail.com )
Actions

animefanwiki.de

Animefanwiki
URL http://www.animefanwiki.de
Sample http://www.animefanwiki.de/index.php?title=Elfen_Lied&limit=500&action=history (see first entry)
Rating "None"
Details The articles are translations from en:wikipedia, this is nowhere mentioned, GFDL and original authors are not mentioned.
Contact info main page says write to webmaster AT animefanboard.de
Actions de:Benutzer:Don-kun pointed to the copyright violation at main page discussion before it was deleted and the discussion page was blocked. Then he tried to discuss it in the forum but was dismissed.

since 11.11.2007, the GNU-Licence is mentioned at [7]--141.30.140.100 09:25, 13 November 2007 (UTC)(don-kun)

got a mail from one sysop of animefanwiki. The problem may be solved soon. --141.30.140.100 15:45, 13 November 2007 (UTC) (don-kun)

once more, GDFL oder wikipedia is not mentioned [8]. No solution found in Diskussion in the forum [9]. They have no will to mention GNU or wikipedia. What to do? --141.30.140.100 (talk) 09:37, 20 November 2007 (UTC) (don-kun)

Annlongfineart.com

Ann Long Fine Art
URL http://www.annlongfineart.com
Sample http://www.annlongfineart.com/artists/magritte
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL
Details No mention of GNU FDL and of Wikipedia. c 2007 ann long fine art on all pages
Contact info ann AT annlongfineart.com
Actions 2006 version of page taken. First letter sent. The Evil Spartan (talk) 10:34, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Anoca.org

Anoca.org
URL http://www.anoca.org
Sample http://www.anoca.org/information/computing/computer_science.html
Rating High
Details They acknowledge Wikipedia and note that the content is under the GFDL. There are links to the original articles, as well as to a local copy of the GFDL. Each article has an automatic list of misspellings of the title. Update: the site seems no longer to mirror Wikipedia at all. 08:33, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Contact info domains AT quigibo.com (whois), legal-response AT theplanet.com
Actions

Answers.com

Answers.com
URL http://www.answers.com/
Sample http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=New+York&answers.x=0&answers.y=0&gwp=8, http://www.answers.com/topic/absolute-power-series
Rating Medium – only thing missing is the link to page history.
Details
  • Wikipedia pages are clearly attributed to Wikipedia. At the bottom of every page that includes a Wikipedia article, a note such as the following is presented: "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "New York"." See http://www.answers.com/topic/new-york#copyright for that example.
  • Footnote on front page but not articles: Copyright ©2005 GuruNet Corporation. About GuruNet: online reference library - encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesaurus and much more...
  • Copy of Wikipedia article seen was a much earlier version which suggests that Answers.com may not be able to cope with Wikipedia's "ongoing editing" format. The unsuspecting visitor to Answers.com has no means of knowing this. Nor does this help Wikipedia's image. A mere external link on Answers.com rather than the article in full would be more satisfactory. Portress 19:45, 21 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Well, they might do some kind of fact checking on the article version they mirror. But they should mention the date of the last edit on the article they mirrored and mention that the article could have undergone further changes since then. --L33tminion (talk) 17:56, Jun 5, 2005 (UTC)
  • They have started making "Answer Notes". These are shortened versions of Wikipedia articles (and possibly other content). At least one of them is a derivative work of the below Wikipedia article. This is certain because the first sentence is an exact copy. However, it is not licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Others are probably also illegal deriviative works. Hence, they are now at medium compliance. I have sent a violation letter. Superm401 20:05, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Rather than license the note under the GFDL, they rewrote it to attempt to stop it from being a derivative work. I suspect that other notes are derivative works, so I'm keeping it at medium. Superm401 18:37, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Image pages now appear to display copyright correctly. See, e.g., [10]. Are there any concrete objections at this point? Slow mirroring isn't a valid compliance issue, and I don't see any concrete examples of pirated AnswerNotes. —Simetrical (talk • contribs) 04:45, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
  • In the Absolute Power page above, the content appears to have been kept up-to-date with our version, including the image, which is also identical. There is a large bar at the top of the page including the Wikipedia logo and name, and their framing of the image looks distinctly familiar. —Vanderdeckenξφ 20:00, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
  • See also Wikipedia:Tools/1-Click Answers and Answers.com press release announcing 1-Click Answers, Wikipedia Edition (released in 2006, in partnership with the Foundation).
  • Also includes content from commercial encyclopædias.
Contact info
Actions None.

Archaeologics

Archaeologics
URL Archaeologics.com
Sample http://www.archaeologics.com/Health-RtoZ/Syphilis.php
Rating Low/None
Details Claims copyright in our page.
Contact info ARCHAEOLOGICS.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com, DBP AT domainsbyproxy.com (webmaster listed in dns), noc AT godaddy.com/abuse AT godaddy.com (isp admin)
Actions sent "Letter for website that doesn't acknowledge Wikipedia as a source" to first address. 17:34, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

sent reminder letter to first address. 21:27, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Third letter sent. No change or reply. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 06:06, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

NOTE - someone needs to finish the final step for this domain (the DMCA takedown notice). The reason is: this fork is very old and I am a fairly new editor so none of the material on the fork infringes on any of my copyrights. An older editor needs to look through their old (2005?) original contributions and find it on this site before a takedown notice could be sent. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 13:55, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

area51.ipupdater.com

area51.ipupdater.com (no other name given
URL http://area51.ipupdater.com
Sample http://cedilla.area51.ipupdater.com
Rating Medium-High
Details Links to corresponding Wikipedia article, links to copy of GFDL on GNU's site.
Purpose may be spammy: has Google Ads, no real content of its own
Contact info admin AT area51.ipupdater.com
Actions none

No response 23:01, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

aRiKaH

aRiKaH
URL http://www.arikah.net and http://www.arikah.com
Sample http://www.arikah.net/encyclopedia/History_of_Peru, http://www.arikah.com/encyclopedia/Marquis_de_Condorcet
Rating Medium
Details Link text "Wikipedia" (redirected) to corresponding Wikipedia page, and a link to a local copy of the GFDL. However, both links are impossible to distinguish from regular text except on hover (because of CSS). Also, they have pidepikiw instead of Wikipedia in the source, then reverse it with a CSS hack; I consider this a dirty trick and it shows up as pidepikiW with CSS disabled (though the links become more obvious). They also have nofollow on both links.
Contact info a_rikah AT fastmail.fm (webmaster) ipnet AT layeredtech.com (isp admin) domain.tech AT yahoo-inc.com (dns admin)
Actions None Roarjo 06:21, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Can't connect to site. All pages (at both .com and .net) send generic 404 response (I get my proxy server's error page). This, that and the other [talk] 09:59, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Arizona Gardens

ArizonaGardens.org
URL http://www.arizonagardens.org
Sample http://www.arizonagardens.org/Grapefruit
Rating "High", compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance).
Details Uses articles from wikipedia, provides links back to Wikipedia in each article. Site is licensed GFDL 1.2.
Contact info sherman.boyd AT gmail.com
Actions I actually run the site, and I'm adding this Mirror entry. If my site doesn't comply notify me and will strive to reach the highest standard of compliance.

Arkansas Encyclopedia

  • I didn't see this listed anywhere. It strikes me as very odd. I initially came accross this through a Google hit that led me to this http://lakewoodrepublicans.8m.com/michigan.html. They do state that the text content is GFDL ("All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License."), but there is no link to the license and no link back to Wikipedia and no history. What is really odd though, is that it looks as though the content is actually spread across various domains. For example this entry on Germany: http://beerot.itgo.com/germany.html (which does not even mention GFDL anywhere). Or the "main" page: http://www.geocities.com/arkencyclo/. Seems like every click is a different domain. Bkonrad | Talk 14:14, 13 Mar 2004 (UTC)
The pictures of the article Michigan are not hosted by them but directly form Wikipedia. That is not a nice thing to do. Walter 09:11, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)
I just examined this site and they're no longer stealing bandwidth, and are now linking the article. I'd move them to high degree. Derrick Coetzee 13:03, 19 Oct 2004 (UTC)
They mention Wikipedia nowhere. High is not appropriate. Medium? JesseW 15:31, 19 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Mentioning Wikipedia is not required. However, information on authors is, and I couldn't find any. — Kate Turner | Talk 15:34, 2004 Oct 19 (UTC)
  • Each article links to the GFDL on www.gnu.org, and to the corresponding article on Wikipedia.
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
Source: Original text from the article in Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia: <article name>.
In my book, that puts them at least into medium compliance, which is where I will move them. -Rholton 05:17, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Not functioning as described in examples 23:04, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Armageddon Online

Armageddon Online
URL http://www.armageddononline.org/
Sample http://www.armageddononline.org/comet_shoemaker-levy_9.php, http://www.armageddononline.org/worldwar3.php, http://www.armageddononline.org/biowarfare.php
Rating Low
Details
Partial mirror, possibly with some additions.
  • No mention of GNU FDL either on individual pages or on http://www.armageddononline.org/disclaimer.php (site disclaimer and legal information).
  • Some pages contain links to original article and/or Wikipedia:Copyrights (eg, http://www.armageddononline.org/comet_shoemaker-levy_9.php, but not all of them (eg http://www.armageddononline.org/worldwar3.php, http://www.armageddononline.org/biowarfare.php). Appears to be haphazard.
  • All pages have the footnote "All Pages Copyright © Armageddon Online".
  • http://www.armageddononline.org/contact.php says "All articles on Armageddon Online were written exclusively for Armageddon Online and may not be used under any circumstances with out explicit permission from the administration."
Contact info amazingbible AT verizon.net, http://www.armageddononline.org/contactadmin.php, http://www.armageddononline.org/contactwebmaster.php
Actions Sent tweaked standard violation letter to amazingbible AT verizon.net. Superm401 - Talk 23:37, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Armeniapedia

Armeniapedia
URL http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Sample http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Raffi_Cavoukian
Rating Medium
Details Attributes (including linking to) Wikipedia and has a GFDL notice. But no link to history and no comment in general terms.
Contact info http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=User_talk:Raffi
Actions Violation letter sent. Superm401

Note Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2007-07-23/News and notes and Australian Refugee Review Tribunal

ArsenalHQ

Arsenal HQ
URL http://www.arsenalhq.com/
Sample http://www.arsenalhq.com/history.php
Rating None
Details Direct copy of History of Arsenal F.C. (specifically, this version) but marked "All Rights Reserved". No credit to Wikipedia.
Contact info Details available here.
Actions Violation letter sent. Qwghlm

Ars Technica

Ars Technica
URL http://arstechnica.com/
Sample http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/to-restore-credibility-nist-will-audit-its-standards-development-process/?comments=1
Rating Medium
Details They have a feature called "embeds". If someone links to Wikipedia in a comment, it will have an option, "show embeds". If you click this, it includes a significant chunk of the Wikipedia article. They could argue fair use, but I think it may not be when done on a consistent basis. It has the Wikipedia logo, the text "Wikipedia", and the full URL (which is also a link). However, there is no mention of the CC-BY-SA.
Contact info http://arstechnica.com/contact-us/
Actions Contacted using the "Contact the Editorial Team" option. Superm401 - Talk 03:21, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Art Experts, Inc.

Giorgio Giulio Clovio
URL http://www.artexpertswebsite.com
Sample http://www.artexpertswebsite.com/pages/artists/clovio.php "He is pointing to this work in the El Greco portrait (above). " which picture is in our page but not theirs.
Rating "Low/None"
Details "All contents © copyright 2011 Art Experts, Inc."
Contact info 1-866-484-8017 info@artexpertswebsite.com
Actions

Art History Club

  • Site: Art History Club
  • Example: Albania
  • States "The content of this article is licensed from Wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License" at end of each page
  • No hyperlink to Wikipedia or to orginial article
  • "Copyright" at bottom of each page links to disclaimers and local copy of GFDL.
    --Henrygb 22:12, 17 July 2005 (UTC)
    • Like CARluvers, each article ends with: "The contents of this article are licensed from Wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. How to see transparent copy" with link to www.wikipedia.org (using backwards Javascript) and to local copy of GFDL plus link to local description of how to find original article. --Henrygb 02:05, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
    • States that it is an "art history encyclopedia," but contains articles on subjects unrelated to art.[11] Seahen 02:26, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
  • contains pop-up ads.

ArticleHubs.com

ArticleHubs.com
URL http://articlehubs.com/
Sample http://articlehubs.com/GNU_General_Public_License.html
Rating None
Details There is no statement about the source or license of the text at all.
Contact info the site's contact form
Actions none so far.

--Wondigoma (talk) 13:17, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

articles.co.nr

2006 Wikipedia CD Selection
URL http://articles.co.nr (clicking that link displays http://124.125.21.126/wcd/)
Sample http://124.125.21.126/wcd/wp/e/Enceladus_%2528moon%2529.htm compared to Enceladus_(moon)
Rating Medium
Details Each page has a link that acknowledges wikipedia with links to a local copy of the GFDL and their notice of copyright and disclaimer. Images are kept locally but no image information is available. Individual pages have no wikipedia history, in fact the reader is told The original authors or creators of content and images from Wikipedia may be found by going to the article in the English Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page) with the same article name and tracing content via the page history.
Contact info User:Achalmeena has been inserting spam links to this site in wikipedia and claims that industrial.org is his website. The top level of the domain http://124.125.21.126/ identifies itself as software.org, with the contact details of root AT industrialsoft.org. Whois doesn't return the users name (Achal Meena), but ??
Actions None — Graibeard (talk) 12:10, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Artilifes.com

Artilifes.com
URL http://www.artilifes.com/aboutartilifes.html
Sample http://www.artilifes.com/mathematics.html
Rating Low/None
Details All articles are copies that do not mention Wikipedia or the GFDL.
Contact info http://www.artilifes.com/contactartilifes.html (contact form), copyrightclaims AT godaddy.com, (host's DMCA agent), post address at http://www.domainsbyproxy.com/legalAgreement.aspx (requires certified mail).
Actions
  • Sent standard violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 08:41, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent violation letter to abuse AT domainsbyproxy.com. Superm401 - Talk 23:55, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Received reply that the abuse AT domainsbyproxy.com is only for spam. Superm401 - Talk 03:41, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Artistopia

Artistopia
URL http://www.artistopia.com
Sample http://www.artistopia.com/the-pussycat-dolls
Rating Medium
Details Every page has a Copyright citations section at the bottom. "It says This article is licensed under the GNU License", with GNU license linking to an off-site copy of the GFDL. The next line is " Click here for original article: ABBA". The article name links back to Wikipedia. At the very bottom it says "Copyright 2007, iCubator Labs, LLC, All Rights Reserved."
Contact info corporate AT artistopia.com (WHOIS), http://www.artistopia.com/About-Us/Contact.asp
Actions

ArtLine.ro

ArtLine.ro
URL http://www.artline.ro/
Sample http://www.artline.ro/2_588_Baba__Corneliu_4945.html
Rating "Low/None"
Details Non-compliant. Page appears to be an image of some sort, not HTML text, but it is our content (I know, because I wrote this one). I haven't examined beyond the one page. - Jmabel
Contact info unknown
Actions Nothing so far

ArtPolitic

Arts and Design Info

Arts and Design Info
URL http://www.arts-design-info.com/
Sample http://www.arts-design-info.com/data/Digital_art.html (from Digital Art)
Rating
Details Mentions GNU FDL license and links to a local copy of it. Acknowledges Wikipedia authorship. No link to original article
Contact info
Actions

No response 23:14, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Asia Information 01

  • Site: Asia Information 01
  • Mentions GNU FDL license and links to a local copy of it
  • Acknowledges Wikipedia authorship.
  • No link to original article
  • Offline since Nov. 2005 [14]

Asinah.net

  • Site: Asinah.net
  • Acknowledges wikipedia authorship, links to wikipedia
    • Not for their Dutch version.
  • States that the article is licensed under the GNU FDL.
    • Though it links to what looks to be a partial copy or commentary about the license rather than the actual text of the license.
  • Does not link to the relevant wikipedia page, but does link to the edit function of the individual page (under the heading "edit this page")
    • It no longer does this, at least not for an not logged in user.
    • It now only links to their copy of our article on Wikipedia. [15] Guanaco 16:46, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Example: [16] from Kyoto Protocol.
    • Now seems to be a Thailand tourist page, but previous version can be seen on Google search and cache [17] Henrygb 17:20, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
  • forum page include some comments on articles and replies from site admins. Reading a few replies, it seems that the admins encourage people to edit articles on Wikipedia.
  • The placement of their own copyright notice makes it unclear exactly what they are claiming copyright for.
  • I could not find any link to the history of the article nor any attribution of authorship aside from the link to the Wikipedia main page.
  • No mention of Wikipedia on the Hindi version.

ask.dyndyns.dk

  • Sample article: http://article.ask.dyndns.dk/
  • Acknowledges Wikipedia as source, says content is GFDL.
  • Links back to corresponding WP page and to FDL on GNU site.
  • Main page seems to be http://ask.dyndns.dk/ which offers search of local content.
  • Contains a list at the bottom of every article of (computer-generated) misspellings of the title, each one of which links to a subpage identical to the parent (which contains the copy of the article, of course), probably in order to rank high on Google searches.
  • Does not handle the interwiki or category links properly, which causes a load of rubbish to appear at the end of every article (apart from the aforementioned list of misspellings) - see, for example, http://richard-stallman.ask.dyndns.dk/. --Fibonacci 05:07, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
    • Now redirects to empty web directory --Rumping 09:22, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

AskFactMaster

AskFactMaster
URL http://askfactmaster.com/enc-en/
Sample http://askfactmaster.com/?title=United%20States
Rating Medium
Details There is a text notice saying "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article" (the actual name of the article does not appear). There is no link to the original article or the GFDL and they do not include the history section. All instances of Wikipedia are changed to AskFactMaster.com (e.g. http://askfactmaster.com/?title=Wikipedia) but there is no history section entry for this change.
    • Now links to GFDL at gnu.org 22:40, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Contact info support AT lukol.com, abuse AT sagonet.com (host)
Actions
  • Emailed support AT top-greetings.com asking for a plain-text notice with links to the GFDL and original article. I also asked for replacements (Wikipedia->AskFactMaster.com) to be reversed (or a history section entry added). Superm401 - Talk 22:30, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Received reply stating "I'll address the issues you mentioned in details within several days and will get back to you." Superm401 - Talk 06:38, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent followup asking that GFDL be hosted locally and that he link to actual article not main page. Superm401 - Talk 00:17, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Askville.amazon.com

Askville by Amazon
URL http://askville.amazon.com/Index.do/
Sample http://askville.amazon.com/SimilarQuestions.do?req=favorite+newspaper+comic+strip
Rating
Details Has a link to the Wikipedia source page
Contact info
Actions

assault-weapons.com

AssistiveTechnology.cc

AssistiveTechnology.cc
URL http://www.assistivetechnology.cc/
Sample http://www.assistivetechnology.cc/wiki/1992
Rating
Details Live mirror of Wikipedia, includes copyright notice
Contact info
Actions None

Astra 2D

Astra 2D
URL http://www.astra2d.com/
Sample http://www.astra2d.com/dab.htm
Rating Low/None
Details Site takes some text and tables from Wikipedia articles on television and radio technology in the UK, no GFDL mention or links. GFDL violation became apparent after a suspected copyright violation discussion, with evidence on the Birdsong (digital radio channel) talk page.
Contact info expat AT astra2d.com
Actions None --tgheretford (talk) 23:24, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Atlas Words

  • Site: http://www.atlaswords.com

Australia Legal Encyclopedia

Australian Legal Encyclopedia
URL http://australialaw.org
Sample http://australialaw.org/worker/
Rating "None"
Details
Contact info
Actions



Avapedia

Avapedia
URL http://atla.wikispaces.com/
Sample http://atla.wikispaces.com/Aang, http://atla.wikispaces.com/Zuko, http://atla.wikispaces.com/Azula
Rating Undetermined
Details Site links back to specific Wikipedia articles in a few cases, but most Wikipedia links are generic, and all together absent in some articles. Notice appears licensing all contributed content under GFDL, with link to http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html#TOC1.
Contact info help AT wikispaces.com (for the hosting site, only email I could find)
Actions None as of yet.

avoo.com

  • Site: www.avoo.com
  • Example: www.avoo.com/wiki/Mormaerdom_of_Moray
  • States: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia with link to GFDL at gnu.org and link to en.Wikipedia main page
  • Page ends © 2007 www.avoo.com. All rights reserved.
  • No obvious link to article or history

azplayers.com

AZ Players Directory
URL http://www.azplayers.com
Sample http://www.waynerooney.azplayers.com/wayne-rooney-biography.html is the intro of our bio of Wayne Rooney
Rating Medium
Details Links back to Wikipedia source articles, no mention of GFDL, claims "Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. by AzPlayers.com", using bios of various footballers. Seems cooperative, hopefully should get to full compliance soon.
Contact info email address office AT azplayers.com is shown. whois says domain is registered to Nicolae Adrian Chirica, email nachirica AT gmail.com, phone +40.744992325, post Sos. Barajului nr.22 bl.1 sc.D et.3 ap.13, Tulcea, 820222, RO. Hosted on IP address 66.118.138.197, whois says this is Sago Networks, reverse DNS says delta.fastbighost.com
Actions
  • Standard letter emailed to office AT azplayers.com -- AJR - Talk 23:04, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
    • Reply received, they have added links back to Wikipedia source articles. I've thanked them for doing that promptly, and have explained that they should also mention the GFDL, and have provided sample text. From the email they sent me, I don't think there should be a problem sorting it out. -- AJR - Talk 12:06, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
      • Currently links to GFDL at gnu.org and to original article --Rumping 09:25, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Ba–Bi

Babylon.com

Babylon.com
URL http://www.babylon.com/
Sample inside the application
Rating Undetermined
Details Displays Wikipedia trademark on the page http://affiliate.babylon.com/.
Contact info http://www.babylon.com/contact.html
Actions

Backgammon.co.uk

BackGammon Federation
URL http://www.backgammon.co.uk/
Sample http://www.backgammon.co.uk/strategies.htm (only article I can find)
Rating Medium
Details Does not link to enwiki article, but has GFDL notice.
Contact info info AT backgammon.co.uk
Actions The site uses an image I created, licensed under the GPL. I sent an email stating that the page should note the GPL license of the image, and the GFDL license of the article. I included links to the licenses at gnu.org and a link to Backgammon.

4 October 2006: Webmaster replied to my email noting the updated copyright notice.

ptkfgs 04:54, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Backgammoned.net

Backgammoned.net
URL http://www.backgammoned.net
Sample http://www.backgammoned.net/all-about-backgammon.html (only article)
Rating Medium
Details States that content is under GFDL and is reprinted from Wikipedia.
Contact info info AT backgammoned.net
Actions Maintainer appears to have joined a discussion at Talk:Backgammon. I referred him to Wikipedia:Copyrights.

ptkfgs 20:23, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Baghdad Museum

  • Site: [18]
  • contains this explanation:
  • You may freely contribute to this article using the authoring tools provided at the article's source, Wikipedia.org, sponsored by the Wikimedia Foundation. In addition, this article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, which means that you may copy and modify it as long as the entire work, including your additions, remains under this license. Iraq Museum International always displays the most recent published revision of the article; all previous versions may be viewed here.
  • High Compliance


In addition, the paragraph above includes the article title and a link to the Wikipedia article itself, the GNU Free Documentation License, and to the history of the article on Wikipedia.
A site-wide copyright notice -- which may have been misinterpreted by Wikipedians as a claim on the Wikipedia article appearing on a particular page -- has now been dropped altogether on all the Wikipedia pages. (Wikipedia articles can link to pages protected under US Copyright law, but do comments and sidebars added outside a Wikipedia article on the same webpage count as additions under the GNU License? In other words, if a Wikipedia article appears on a web page and Gore Vidal writes an essay about the Wikipedia article just below it, can the essay be copyrighted?) On the BaghdadMuseum/Iraq Museum International site, where the copyright notice used to be is now the statement: "The Iraq Museum International Open Encyclopedia is offered to the public under the GNU Free Documentation License" with yet another link to the GNU Free Documentation License.
Yes, they're better than most. However, I'd still like to see a direct link to the original Wikipedia article. I think that's reasonable, given how generous we are in interpreting some GFDL provisions(like what's a "modified work", including our copyright notice, 5 original authors, history...). I sent an email asking for a direct link today. Superm401 | Talk 01:15, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
There are now direct links for the original article, editing the original article, and the article's history. The GFDL link is to the FSF copy, but I don't think that's really an issue. Superm401 | Talk 20:14, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Baidu Baike

Baidu Baike
URL http://baike.baidu.com/
Sample http://baike.baidu.com/view/961696.htm (a mirror of zh:中世紀飲食文化)
Rating None
Details http://baike.baidu.com/view/961696.htm , like every page there, contains Wikipedia's bracketed numbers resulting from <ref> tags, together with their copyright notice of "©2009 Baidu" (suggesting a blatant copyright violation and plagiarism at the same time). Also, it calls itself "Wikipedia", as seen at Google's translation of their homepage, revealing a possibly illegal usage of the trademark.
Contact info mailto:webmaster@baidu.com
Actions None, so far

BambooWeb Dictionary

  • Site: http://www.bambooweb.com/
  • At the bottom of every article page is a link to the Wikipedia article and a notice that says it is from wikipedia and under the GFDL.

Banglavasha

Banglavasha (not url)
URL http://www.banglavasha.com
Sample http://www.banglavasha.com/image_gallery.php?action=browse&spot_id=148
Rating None
Details Copies certain articles about locations in Bangladesh without any attribution whatsoever.
Contact info ?
Actions None yet.

Barry's Tickets

Barry's Tickets
URL http://www.barrystickets.com/
Sample http://www.barrystickets.com/hockey-tickets/index.php
Rating None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. Excerpts of various ticket-related articles are used.
Contact info info AT barrystickets.com, (800) 928-7199 (818) 990-8499 FAX (818) 990-5433, Technical Contact: Katz, Randy randyk AT CCSALES.COM, (213)307-9581 fax: 123 123 1234; Administrative Contact: Rudin, Barry info AT BARRYSTICKETS.COM, 818 990-8499; IP=66.114.252.14 = Broadwing Communications
Actions
  • Sent standard violation notice to info AT barrystickets.com. Superm401 - Talk 08:00, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Received autoreply with only text "test info AT barrystickets.com"
      • Resent violation notice to randyk AT CCSALES.COM


Basic Famous People

Basic Famous People and Basic Celebrations
URL http://www.basicfamouspeople.com/ and http://www.basiccelebrations.com/
Sample http://www.basicfamouspeople.com/index.php?aid=899 and http://www.basiccelebrations.com/
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL on either. Basic Famous People says both "It is believed that all material on this web site is in the public domain." and "Basic Famous People Copyright © 2004 - 2006 By Steven J. Hayes. All rights reserved. " Both are completely wrong. The Famous People site modifies the articles, removing external links and references and changing formatting. Basic Famous People copies biographical articles. Basic Celebrations copies our date pages (such as February 25). It has only a copyright notice.
Contact info sjhayes2 AT verizon.net (whois), abuse AT godaddy.com (host and registrar)
Actions Sent standard violation letter to whois address and address given on site. Superm401 - Talk 19:43, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

BBC Music

  • Artist biographies
  • Example Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artist/nh3n/ a version of the Rolling Stones article; and many more
  • Disclaimers at the end of the articles state that "This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia" with links to Wikipedia home, the GFDL at gnu.org, and the Wikipedia article.
  • Comment at http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/faqs#why_is_the_bbc_using_wikipedia
    We know that many people using our website would like to find out more about artists, and basic biographical information is one of the key things that people expect to find on our pages. We feel that we provide best value to the licence fee payer by concentrating our resources on providing great original content (mainly through broadcast) and making it easy to find that content on the web. Biographies are a standardised type of content that are expected across thousands of artists. Wikipedia offers good quality biographies with very good coverage across artists. There are two good reasons to use this content rather than recreating similar content in-house or sourcing it from a commercial supplier:
    1. It's available under the GNU Free Documentation Licence, which means not only is there no licensing cost to the licence-fee payer for this text, but it is freely available to all our users to use and share in turn.'
    2. It's editable by anyone. This may seem like a mixed blessing, but the entire Wikipedia model is a living demonstration that openness to user contribution and amendment tends to improve content over the long term and not vice versa.

BBCNewsAmerica.com

BBC News America
URL http://www.bbcnewsamerica.com
Sample http://www.bbcnewsamerica.com/tag/texas-chainsaw-massacre
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL.
Contact info
Actions MRG verified copyvio. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:29, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Best Pest Control

  • Site: http://www.bestpest.com.au/pest-control-in-hobart.html
  • The bottom section is completely copied from Local Government Areas of Tasmania (much of the rest is copied from Lonely Planet).
  • No links at all, no mention of Wikipedia or GFDL
  • Two copyrights printed on it:
    • Copyright © 2006 Best Pest Control
    • (c) copyright Best Pest Control (NSW) Pty Ltd 2004/05. All Rights Reserved.
  • As of 13:03, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Site no longer hosts above page. However, it has http://www.bestpest.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11&Itemid=44, the text of which is mirrored elsewhere often on the internet (though frustratingly, none mention Wikipedia). Does not mirror WP: page may have changed. The Evil Spartan (talk) 10:59, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Bibleocean

  • Site: http://bibleocean.com/
  • Example: [19] of Albania
  • Article ends with "Original Article from WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania"
  • No mention of GFDL
  • Note: looks like it may be mirroring the site by crawling, since it handles section edit links poorly and has specific error pages indexed all over the place where the crawler has tried to follow them wrong (this is a mirror, so of course no actual vehicle for editing).

Biblio.com

Biblio.com
URL http://www.biblio.com/
Sample [20] of Identifying and Managing Project Risk (see talk page for evidence)
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL/CC-By-SA. Page says Copyright © 2000-2011 Biblio, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Contact info Online form: [21]
Actions None

BigMac.biz

The Big Mac Index
URL http://bigmac.biz/
Sample same as above
Rating Medium
Details Wholesale copy of Big Mac index from [22] or earlier. No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL on site.
Contact info webmaster AT bigmac.biz (given on site); +819.2934278, matt AT utsn.net (whois admin)
Actions Standard violation letter sent. -- Scott e 08:47, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
No response or change. Second letter sent. -- Scott e 02:11, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
Fixed. -- Scott e 09:31, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

BIGpedia

BIGpedia
URL http://www.bigpedia.com/
Sample http://www.bigpedia.com/encyclopedia/Gray%27s_Anatomy
Rating "Medium"
Details
  • Mentions and links to GFDL.
  • Mentions Wikipedia.
  • The link does not reach the original page nor Wikipedia itself (at least without JavaScript).
  • has adult ads.
  • may have pop-up ads.
Contact info
  • tuqybpe4kz1km37 AT protectfly.com (proxy domain registeration mail)
  • abuse AT cari.net (ISP)
Actions None -- WB 09:13, 12 February 2006 (UTC)


Bing

Bing Reference
URL http://www.bing.com/reference/
Sample http://www.bing.com/reference/semhtml/The_39_Clues
Rating "High"
Details
Contact info
Actions

Biocrawler

Biocrawler
URL http://www.biocrawler.com/encyclopedia/Main_Page
Sample http://www.biocrawler.com/encyclopedia/Illiad
Rating Medium
Details This is a mirror as of June 23, 2005 that has apparently had minor forking since then. However, almost all instances of Wikipedia have been changed, even in people's talk comments. This makes it a modified version, and these modifications have not been specifically mentioned on page history. Also, the GFDL specifically states that "The author(s) and publisher(s) of the Document do not by this License give permission to use their names for publicity for or to assert or imply endorsement of any Modified Version." However, the bottom of every page states, "Content is available under GNU Free Documentation License 1.2.", with a local link to the GFDL. With images, it also says "This document originates in his first or later version from the English Wikipedia. You can find it there under the keyword (ARTICLE). The list of previous authors is available here: (link to Wikipedia's history of ARTICLE). ... This text falls under the same license (GFDL). Additions to biocrawler (starting from 23.6.05 will be doubly licensed under the GFDL and CC-by-sa)." Without images, it also has simple links to Wikipedia, the original history, and Wikipedia's copy of the GFDL.

update: as of 04/24/2008, this site was flagged by Google with the verbiage, "visiting this web site may harm your computer!" For more information on Google's claims about this website, see http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://www.biocrawler.com/encyclopedia/Library_(computer_science)

Contact info boeckl AT biofacts.com, domain AT biofacts.com
Actions
  • Sent letter requesting correction of these issues. Superm401 - Talk 23:34, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Received apparently form reply that didn't address complaints. It ranted about things like "Biocrawler being a fork, you can edit pages yourself." and "Please edit each page being aware that this is a biological Wiki." The closest it came to addressing the fraud and improper page history was "There is a full detailed disclaimer on every page stating the source of each article, and the history of each page." I replied asking for a direct response to the real issues. Superm401 - Talk 06:03, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Received response noting that another Wikipedian told him to replace all mentions of Wikipedia with Biocrawler. Said he would fix it if I demonstrated consensus here that my advice was correct. I referred him to Wikipedia talk:Mirrors and forks#Weird. Superm401 - Talk 01:13, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Biodatabase.de

biodatabase.de
URL http://www.biodatabase.de
Sample http://www.biodatabase.de/Dodona, http://www.biodatabase.de/Herodotus
Rating HighNone
Details Links to original en.wiki articles and histories, GNU FDL note is reported correctly in bottom of page.
Contact info
Actions None. Website is now a search-spammer and no longer mirrors wikipedia content; last wikipedia mirror found archived from 8 February 2008 at [23]. 84user (talk) 16:00, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Biographicon.com

Biographicon (not url)
URL http://www.biographicon.com
Sample http://www.biographicon.com/view/4yf4i/Ethan_Allen
Rating "None" compliance with GFDL.
Details Site does copy wholesale biography articles from English wikipedia. It does not provide information of the source of the articles, it does not give attribution to authors or link to wikipedia history page, the site does not acknowledge that content sourced from wikipedia is licensed under GFDL.
Contact info feedback AT biographicon.com
Actions none yet

Biography Base

Biography Base
URL http://www.biographybase.com/
Sample http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Yarwood_Mike.html
Rating Medium
Details Links to GFDL and mentions individual Wikipedia article, but does not directly link to them or include history section.
Contact info leonardo.mikelic AT ri.htnet.hr (whois), abuse AT theplanet.com (host), legal-response AT theplanet.com (host)
Actions Sent violation letter to Biography Base, noting that they should link to Wikipedia article and provide on-site GFDL. Superm401 - Talk 02:08, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Biography Finder

  • Site: Biography Finder
  • Contains older versions of Wikipedia articles on various people.
  • Has no mention of Wikipedia.
  • No link to GFDL.
  • Claims copyright.
  • Is apparently linked with Phobia Finder.
  • Sent standard GFDL e-mail. - Evil saltine 22:43, 11 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Removed from main page (duplicate)
  • Now, at the bottom of each page, it reads: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article <article name>. Where <article name> is appropriately filled in. It links to http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html and to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, but no link to the actual Wikipedia article. I'm moving this to Medium compliance. -Rholton 03:36, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Biolicense.net

Biolicense.net
URL http://biolicense.org
Sample http://biolicense.org/index.php/Shareware
Rating None.
Details No information about articles being copied from Wikipedia, imposes its own weird license called Biolicense. The site states: "Biolicense is a license scheme to enable human beings and machines to openfreely share information and knowledge for limitless number of purposes. It is a license that tries to protect information and knowledge from being exclusively owned by limited number of classes, races, and economic groups in the world. It also aims to maximize human creativity and entrepreneurship." Also see http://biolicense.org/index.php/Biolicense.net:About The site seems to be a part of some spammer's link farm. See its links to other sites.
Contact info admin phone and email from whois: +82.01077996754 (Korean number); j@bio.cc
Actions None yet.

Biology Daily

Biology Daily
URL http://www.biologydaily.com/
Sample http://www.biologydaily.com/biology/Aerobiologyand http://www.biologydaily.com/biology/Gmail
Rating Medium
Details There is a notice that says the content is from Wikipedia and links to a local copy of the GFDL (part of a copyright page). Wikipedia is linked to the main Wikipedia URL backwards (gro.aidepikiw.www//:ptth). A javascript function reverses the link (if you have JS enabled). There is also a link to another section on the copyright page that is meant to tell users how to view the "transparent copy"; it just tells them to go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/<PAGENAME> by typing it in. Arguably, XHTML itself is transparent so this isn't necessary. However, it does vaguely help users vaguely find the history section.
Contact info
Actions

bird-center.net

Seems to be HIGH compliance, as far as I can see. Will someone move them to that list, please? JesseW 20:34, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Server not found --Rumping 16:38, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

BirminghamUK.com

bizgos.com

GameLow.com
URL http://www.bizgos.com/
Sample http://www.bizgos.com/AnheuserBusch/ARINC.php
Rating None
Details No mention of GFDL. Claims copyright. No links to original article or mention of Wikipedia. No history section. Contains copies of the old wiki entries.
Apparently related to gamelow.com, which infringes similarly and has the same graphics.
Contact info BIZGOS.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com
Actions Sent standard violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 20:20, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Bl–Bv

Blastgard International

Blastgard International Inc.
URL http://www.blastgardintl.com/
Sample http://www.blastgardintl.com/bp_blastwrap_bmuld.asp
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance).
Details Does not mention GFDL. Claims copyright. No links to original article or mention of Wikipedia.
Contact info Michael Gordon, mgordon@blastgardintl.com, 727-592-9400, ISP is magnetic.com
Actions Sent standard violation letter. Jigen III (talk) 00:45, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
As of April 2010, the text remains on the Blastgard website. I sent an email with the standard violation letter to mgordon@blastgardintl.com. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 14:33, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Blinkybits

Blinkybits
URL http://www.blinkbits.com/en_wikifeeds/
Sample http://www.blinkbits.com/en_wikifeeds/HQ9_Plus_Plus
Rating Medium
Details Has notice, "User Bits and Wikipedia articles licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. The wikipedia articles uses material from the Wikipedia article name.". However, this links to "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/article_name" (i.e. that actual URL, unsubstituted), and an offsite GFDL.
Contact info
Actions

Blogspot

Hot Topics in the News
URL http://information-headquarter.blogspot.com/search/label/Grand%20Opera%20House
Sample http://information-headquarter.blogspot.com/search/label/Grand%20Opera%20House
Rating Absolutely no compliance.
Details Straight out theft of Grand Opera House (Seattle), which I recently wrote
Contact info At http://www.google.com/blogger_dmca.html, they make it clear that they will consider only complaints sent to them on paper or by fax. Kind of amazing: this is Google, and they provide no online means to complain when they plagiarize. And the wording on that page is very belligerent: "Indeed, in a recent case (please see http://www.onlinepolicy.org/action/legpolicy/opg_v_diebold/ for more information), a company that sent an infringement notification seeking removal of online materials that were protected by the fair use doctrine was ordered to pay such costs and attorneys fees."

Fax number is 650-618-2680, Attn: Blogger Legal Support, DMCA Complaints. I think someone should follow this up, and also Wikimedia Foundation, who I understand have some working relationships with Google, should ask about setting up a procedure to streamline it when their bloggers plagiarize us so blatantly.

Further examples from Blogspot are listed on the talk page, to document other Blogspot users' WP usage without messing up the format above.

Actions

Blogspot "truskemata"

Mata & Penglihatan / WikiapadiaMata
URL http://truskemata.blogspot.de + http://truskemata.blogspot.com
Sample http://truskemata.blogspot.de/2012/09/atasi-masalah-silau-dengan-helmet.html
Rating ?
Details Copied part of Motorcycle helmet#Laws and standards (oldid=491661146) including blue & red wikilinks; marked as "Copyright © 2013 Mata & Penglihatan - Created by SoraTemplates and Blogger Templates" at the page bottom
Contact info "Contact" link at truskemata.blogspot.de does not work
  • http://www.soratemplates.com/p/contact-us.html
  • http://www.mybloggerthemes.com/p/contact.html: "Email : mybloggerthemes90@gmail.com - Skype : ekaariyasa - Gtalk : akuinginsukses@gmail.com"
Actions none (as I am new to these procedures)

bluerhinos.co.uk

<bluerhinos.co.uk> (not url)
URL http://bluerhinos.co.uk/
Sample http://www.bluerhinos.co.uk/molview/view/propan-1-ol
Rating "High", "Medium", or "Low/None" compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance).
Details Includes a backlink to WP, but doesn't appear to mention GFDL; in fact, it includes a lot of claims to copyright for all content.
Contact info The request posted by User:Walkerma
Actions None

BlurbWire

BlurbWire
URL http://www.blurbwire.com/
Sample http://www.blurbwire.com/topics/Kohlu
Rating Low
Details Brief mention of Wikipedia on homepage, copied articles lack attribution. [EDIT]: On their sources page (linked at the bottom) they cite "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Data from Wikipedia is licensed under the GFDL". There are no backlinks to the Wikipedia article, there is a notice at the bottom 'Copyright 2010, Discovery Media'.
Contact info discoverysites AT gmail.com (from contact)
Actions

bobby-fischer.net

Bobby Fischer
URL http://www.bobby-fischer.net/
Sample http://www.bobby-fischer.net/paul_morphy.htm
Rating Low/None
Details The site includes a page on the chessplayer Paul Morphy that mirrors full paragraphs of the Wikipedia article Paul Morphy. This is also the case for numerous other chessplayers.
Contact info chuck_ayoub@hotmail.com, ISP=TUCOWS INC. (according to whois)
Actions

bobbysouthworth.com

Bobby Southwork
URL http://www.bobbysouthworth.com/
Sample http://www.bobbysouthworth.com/bio.htm
Rating Medium
Details Originally no mention, but was added after I notified them.
Contact info Contact@Sanctmm.com
Actions

BollywoodMasala

  • Site: http://www.bwmasala.com/
  • Example: http://www.bwmasala.com/actordata.html?title=User:Eugene-elgato

bookonlinesale.com

Bookonlinesale and Booksonlinesale
URL http://bookonlinesale.com/ and http://booksonlinesale.com
Sample http://bookonlinesale.com/258082_edgar-prestage_1131743628lettersofaportuguesenundiscountbookstores.html and http://www.booksonlinesale.com/623250_margaret-mitchell_113517007xautantenemporteleventbookreportforfree.html
Rating High
Details Includes text "This artikel <ARTICLENAME> is licensed under the GNU free Documentation License. There is a list of authors available. You can edit this article if you like. " The article name links to the original wikipedia article, "GNU" links to the GNU's copy of the GFDL, Authors links to the history tab, and edit links to the edit page. However, on some pages none of these links are colored or formatted distinctly from normal text (until you hover over them); thus, it is hard to tell they can be clicked.
Contact info INFO AT 100000BOOKS.COM (whois), http://www.cd-music.org/mailform.php (contact form), info AT server4you.de (host)
Actions

bookrags.com

BooksRags
URL http://www.bookrags.com
Sample http://www.bookrags.com/wiki/High_Commissioner
Rating Medium?High?
Details Includes text "This artikel <ARTICLENAME> is licensed under the GNU free Documentation License". There isn't a list of authors available or a link to the original Wikipedia article. Link to GNU Free Documentation License is absent.Includes text "<ARTICLENAME> from Wíkipedia. ©2006 by Wíkipedia. Licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. View a list of authors or edit this article." Links to GFDL at gnu.org, and to article history and edit pages at wikipedia.org. Uses images as thumbnails but doens't link to image pages.
Contact info whois
Actions

Books, LLC

Books, LLC
URL http://booksllc.net/
Sample "Wikipedia Introduction": http://booksllc.net/book.cfm?id=3744759 Sample title and summary on Amazon:[25]. Google Books search:[26]
Rating
Details The website states that "Paperbacks marked "OCR" may have numerous typos or missing text. Other paperbacks contain Wikipedia content." The FAQ states that: "All content cam [sic] from Wikipedia. Please check the book's Publication page, Introduction and the end of each chapter for further details. For example, you can click the hyperlink at the end of any chapter and then click the history tab to see a list of each chapter's contributors. Our license with Wikipedia is at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0"
  • Also publishes as General Books LLC.
Contact info Contact form
Actions No action yet taken.

Bookvika Publishing

Bookvika Publishing (VSD)
URL
Sample Print on demand books [27]
Rating Low
Details States "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" and contains direct copy of the start of the article as a blurb, which is then published online (the creation of the book itself is a separate issue). No links to original article or authors. Claims to be published by VSD and/or authors Ronald Cohn and Jesse Russell, but the article content is still copyrighted. See also VDM Publishing.
Contact info None
Actions


Bookyards

Bookyards
URL http://www.bookyards.com
Sample http://www.bookyards.com/biography.html?author_id=2011&author_name=Janvier%2C%20Thomas%20A.
Rating None
Details No mention of GFDL; only mentions of Wikipedia are from copied cleanup notices; links back to original article are edit links only and not labelled
Contact info ?
Actions None yet

bopedia.com

*Link to local copy of the GFDL: yes (As of 2 Nov 2006 DES (talk)). No longer true. Superm401 | Talk 06:14, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

  • Link to original Wikipedia article: yes (As of 2 Nov 2006 DES (talk))
  • State that content is under the GFDL: Yes (As of 2 Nov 2006 DES (talk))
  • State that content is from Wikipedia: Yes. (As of 2 Nov 2006 DES (talk))

Seems to be HIGH compliance, as far as I can see. DES (talk) 21:33, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Example fails to produce meaningful content --Rumping 16:43, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

borgfind

Borgfind
URL http://borgfind.com/ , http://albania.geeks.dnip.net/
Sample http://albania.borgfind.com/
Rating High
Details Articles end with "borgfind.com, 2005. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Albania"" with links to local GFDL and to original article. Redirects from geeks.dnip.net, e.g. http://albania.geeks.dnip.net/
Contact info
Actions

Examples not loading Wikipedia content --Rumping 16:44, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Boston University School of Theology – Anna Howard Shaw Center

Site: http://sthweb.bu.edu/shaw/anna-howard-shaw-center/biography?view=mediawiki&article=Main_Page

  • States "© This material from Wikipedia is licensed under the GFDL (Inserted by aWiki)." at the bottom of each page.
  • Accessed 2009-03-02. Jayen466 17:46, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Boston University School of Theology Archives

Site: http://sthweb.bu.edu/archives/index.php?option=com_awiki&view=mediawiki&article=Category:Spy_novels

  • Like the section above: mentions Wikipedia and license, but has clearly incorrect info as well, like "It uses material from the Wikipedia article " USA"" More worryingly, this looks to be a live mirror, which is normally not allowed. Fram (talk) 09:41, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Indeed. Looks like a problem. I agree on the "live mirror" issue, too: I just made major edits to ACT Theatre and when I went to do a Google search for some reference checking, http://sthweb.bu.edu/archives/index.php?option=com_awiki&view=mediawiki&article=ACT_Theatre was already updated on Google. - Jmabel | Talk 22:37, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

www.bostoncoop.net

  • Site: http://www.bostoncoop.net/~tpryor/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
  • Mentions Wikipedia, which leads to this explanation: "This is a static mirror of the wikipedia site. It exists for the purpose of testing experimental interfaces, made for wikipedia. It is my own project. I am using wikipedia content to gather anonymous user navigation behavior as a statistical sample for a centroid cluster based recommendation system" No links to the original article.
  • As of 09:04, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
    • ~tpryor appears to no longer exist --Rumping 16:45, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

bowise.com

  • Site: www.bowise.com
  • Seems to combine links to ads and other non-wikipedia content with links to related articles on bopedia, which in turn has proper compliance info. This is the result of a brief look, however. DES (talk) 21:39, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Research requested. JesseW 22:23, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

No longer has any content - just domain parking --Rumping 16:46, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Server doesn't seem to exist anymore. This, that and the other [talk] 09:37, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Braindex

Braindex
URL http://www.braindex.com/encyclopedia/mainpage.php
Sample http://braindex.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ring_of_the_Fisherman
Rating Medium
Details Pages link to Wikipedia main page and offsite copy of the GFDL. There is no link to the original Wikipedia article or included history section. Pages display "© 2005 BrainDex LLC".
Contact info kevin AT braindex.com (whois), http://www.braindex.com/products/contact_us.php (site contact form), support AT iicinternet.com (host)
Actions
  • Standard complaint letter sent to domain registrant (as found via whois) on 26 October 2005 by User:DESiegel
  • Sent letter to kevin AT braindex.com asking for removal of copyright statement and direct link to original article. Superm401 - Talk 21:08, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

BrainyEncyclopedia

BrainyEncyclopedia
URL http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/
Sample http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/encyclopedia/t/te/telectronics.html
Rating Low
Details Without JavaScript, no mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. With Javascript, has notice that "The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL" with link to Wikipedia main page and local copy of the GFDL. Is not clear what "the Wikipedia article" is. There is no link to the original Wikipedia article or included history section."

Home page gives 403 Forbidden as of 00:39, 29 July 2009 (UTC).

Contact info domain.names AT xplore.com (whois), service84 AT brainyquote.com (customer service email)
Actions
  • Standard complaint letter, modified to include request to remove copyright claim and request for link back to individual articles, sent to domain registrant (as found via whois) and customer service (as found using Inquire link in the drop down menu on their pages) on 12 November 2006 by User:WAvegetarian
  • Example now states "This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Telectronics"" with link to original article --Rumping 16:52, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Brandt.kurowski.net

  • Site: Brandt.kurowski.net
  • A number of articles, such as: http://brandt.kurowski.net/projects/lsa/wiki/view.cgi?doc=338
    • I'm not sure who put this here or why, nor do I understand why they didn't email me with their complaint. To the best of my knowledge, I am in full compliance with all requirements for re-use of Wikipedia content. If there is a specific dispute with my compliance, please let me know so that I may either fix the problem or remove the content from my site. --BrandtKurowski
  • Each page has a link back to the appropriate page on Wikipedia. He also has a link to our GFDL page. His compliance may not be perfect, but he's certainly making a good effort. I've passed on a few suggestions for improvement. Meanwhile, I'm moving the status of this page to Medium Compliance. -Rholton 03:50, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Example now links to broken code with no indication of wikipedia content --Rumping 16:53, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Brassbandinformation.co.uk

Brass Band Information
URL http://www.brassbandinformation.co.uk
Sample http://www.brassbandinformation.co.uk/brass-instruments.html
  • This was linked from the Trombone article.
Rating Low/None
Details yes
Contact info Address info AT brassbandinformation.co.uk is mentioned. WHOIS says very little:
Registrant: Carl Wilkinson
Registrant type: UK Individual
Registrant's address: The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their address omitted from the WHOIS service.

Registrar: GX Networks Ltd t/a 123-Reg.co.uk [Tag = 123-REG]  URL: http://www.123-reg.co.uk
Actions none

Looks like a parked domain advertising page at first sight. Filled with ads. No good purpose for existence. This, that and the other [talk] 06:41, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Brendaadderly.com

brian-oshaughnessy.com

  • Site: www.brian-oshaughnessy.com
  • There are ostensible ripoffs directly from Wikipedia in the Resident Evil articles, mostly from past, unmodernized versions of them, while making no mention at all to Wikipedia.
  • As of 20:18, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
    • Now redirects to www.customflamepainting.com --Rumping 16:49, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

BrisWiki

BrisWiki
URL http://www.briswiki.com and
Sample http://briswiki.com/wiki/The_Myer_Centre from Myer Centre, Brisbane.
Rating Unrated
Details I believe that site is compliant. However I have only imported one article as above and request that someone more up to speed with this advise whether current efforts are acceptable. Thanks in advance Nicholas Perkins (TC) 14:38, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Contact info supernicko AT gmail.com
Actions

Britain tv

Britain tv
URL http://www.britain.tv/articles/publish/ and http://www.britain.tv/wikipedia.php
Sample http://www.britain.tv/articles/publish/parliament_house_of_commons.shtml from British House of Commons and http://www.britain.tv/articles/publish/belly_dance_belly_dancing_music.shtml from Belly Dance and http://www.britain.tv/wikipedia.php?title=Philippines.
Rating Low/None
Details There are two separate groups of copied articles. Some of them are linked from http://www.britain.tv/articles/publish/. Examples of this include http://www.britain.tv/articles/publish/parliament_house_of_commons.shtml, http://www.britain.tv/articles/publish/belly_dance_belly_dancing_music.shtml, http://www.britain.tv/articles/publish/george_galloway_respect_member_parliament.shtml, http://www.britain.tv/articles/publish/regional_assembly_assemblies_england.shtml, http://www.britain.tv/articles/publish/york_city_minster_yorkshire_england.shtml. Not all of the articles in the "articles/publish" section are from Wikipedia, but violations are widespread, especially in certain categories (such as Cities and Towns). These now say "© Copyright Wikipedia - Under GNU Free License " right beneath the article, in addition to "All rights reserved. Material may not be copied or reprinted without written permission." which is at the very bottom of every page. They also still credit the submitter, such as "By Brian Fox" at the top, where Brian Fox is some disingenuous Britain.tv contributor.

A separate mirror has also been created. This is located at http://www.britain.tv/wikipedia.php. An example is http://www.britain.tv/wikipedia.php?title=Philippines. Articles in this section clearly note that Wikipedia is the source. They say "extracted from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia" with a link to the Wikipedia main page; Wikipedia also appears prominently elsewhere on the page. However, there is no link to Wikipedia or the GFDL, and "Copyright (c) 2006 Britain.tv All rights reserved" appears at the bottom in a graphic.

  • As of 00:48, 29 July 2009 (UTC), this second set (/wikipedia.php) appears to be dead.
Contact info webmaster AT elite-media.co.uk
Actions
  • I sent an email asking that the ad hoc copies in the article section be removed outright, and explained how to make the articles in the Wikipedia section GFDL-compliant. Superm401 - Talk 23:09, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent followup to webmaster AT elite-media.co.uk . Superm401 - Talk 09:25, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Sent a final notice to webmaster AT elite-media.co.uk - Localzuk(talk) 12:35, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Brough's Books

  • Site: Brough's Books
  • link to current version of article
  • link to the GFDL on www.gnu.org
  • Example: [28]
    • Example seems to have Wikipedia metatags but fails to load bodytext --Rumping 16:57, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

BT Research

BT Research
URL http://www.breathittteens.com/research.php
Sample http://www.breathittteens.com/research.php?title=Common_Raccoon
Rating Low
Details Another dynamic loader. Uses a dynamic loading script (http://www.vacilando.org/index.php?x=7065) Links to Wikipedia Main Page, but claims that Wikipedia content is under a Creative Commons license. Not just any Creative Commons license, but a NonCommmercial license. Never mind that this is a commercial site with ads (see http://breathittteens.com/vb/index.php).
Domain expired 07/19/2009 .
Contact info BREATHITTTEENS.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com (private whois), DMCA AT liquidweb.com
Actions
  • Appears to be bulletin board. Example fails --Rumping 16:48, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

BuddyTV.com

The 'So You Think You Can Dance' Pocket Guide to Tabitha and Napoleon
URL http://www.buddytv.com
Sample http://www.buddytv.com/articles/so-you-think-you-can-dance/the-so-you-think-you-can-dance-31992.aspx
Rating "Low/None"
Details Almost completely copy and pasted from the Tabitha and Napoleon article here on wikipedia but not written verbatim. It's written in the author's own words but clearly all the information is taken from wikipedia with no attribution at all. It's even in the same arrangement (early life, career, directing, married life) but without the section headings.
Contact info email: vlado AT thracetech.com and andrewiliu AT yahoo.com
phone number +1.2068594180
Full WhoIs summary here
ISP: easydns.com
Actions None
Tabitha and Napoleon
URL http://www.buddytv.com/
Sample http://www.buddytv.com/info/tabitha-and-napoleon-info.aspx
Rating "Low/None"
Details Same as above. The "biography" section is taken from the Tabitha and Napoleon article here with no attribution.
Contact info email: vlado AT thracetech.com and andrewiliu AT yahoo.com
phone number +1.2068594180
Full WhoIs summary here
ISP: easydns.com
Actions None

Bvio

Bvio
URL http://bvio.com/index.php/Main_Page
Sample http://bvio.com/index.php/Credit_card
Rating Low
Details
  • No mention of the GFDL or Wikipedia on individual pages. On the About page, it says "Copyright: much of Bvio contents are directly from Wikipedia that follows GNU license." but there is still no link to the GFDL, even there. Website is badly mirrored, with misparsed formatting and broken images.
  • Still non-compliant as of April 2006. Any WP content there is badly outdated ([29] is marked "last updated 2004", for instance) and provides no attribution as to the origin of the text. --carlb 15:43, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Still non-compliant as of July 2006. - Jmabel | Talk 03:08, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
    • and 16:58, 23 September 2007 (UTC) --Rumping
  • Should be non-compliant since nothing seems to have changed. --Puzzlet Chung 23:20, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Bvio has been erroneously listed on the GFDL compliance page as a former user of Wikipedia content. Since it still uses our content, I've reclassified it. Lurker (said · done) 13:49, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Gives database error as of 00:56, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Contact info biopark AT kaist.ac.kr
Actions
  • He said he'll comply with our interpretation of the GFDL for derivative works. Let's give him some time to do so. Superm401 - Talk 20:24, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
  • I've sent another email asking for a notice and link on every page. Superm401 - Talk 20:37, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Ca–Ci

Calendar of historical events births holidays and observances

Calendar of historical events births holidays and observances
URL http://books.google.com/books?id=t4YZUcjx6poC&printsec=frontcover

Calendar of historical events births holidays and observances is an e-book published by MobileReference for use on mobile devices. The URL links to Google books' incomplete copy. A complete copy has to be purchased from a commercial supplier.

Sample p.197 incorporates text from an earlier version of Wikipedia's article Scientology holidays.
Rating Medium, judging from the Google books copy. Precise degree of compliance is difficult to evaluate without buying a commercial copy
Details The licensing information provided on the "back cover" acknowledges that material from Wikipedia has been used, and that this material is licensed under the GFDL, although it also wrongly implies that this material is also "public domain". However, it also asserts "all rights reserved" over the work as a whole, whereas the GFDL requires that the whole of any modification of a work licensed under it—which is what this is—must also be licensed under the same licence or a substantially similar version.

A copy of the GFDL licence doesn't appear to be included anywhere in the publication, as required by the terms of that licence, although a link to an on-line copy of the licence appears to be provided with the licensing information. The licensing information includes an apology for not listing all the authors of the Wikipedia material, and asserts that these can be seen "by following the hyperlink at the bottom of each article". As far as is possible to tell from the Google books copy, such links do appear regularly throughout the the publication, but it doesn't appear to be possible to use the Google books copy to check that these links work and do in fact point to the proper articles.

Contact info support@soundtells.com
Actions None as yet.

CalSky.de

  • Site: www.calsky.de
  • Example: www.calsky.de/lexikon/en/txt/p/pa/partial_differential_equation.php
  • States: "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Partial differential equation". In the Wikipedia, a list of the autors/history is available."
  • Link to local GFDL
  • Links to original article and history

Cambridge Encyclopedia (encyclopedia.stateuniversity.com)

Cambridge Encyclopedia: Volume 1 through 80
URL http://encyclopedia.stateuniversity.com
Sample http://encyclopedia.stateuniversity.com/pages/19270/Russian-Orthodox-Church.html
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL
Details Articles state towards top that "Portions of the summary below have been contributed by Wikipedia." but fails to identify the readers rights nor link back to Wikipedia. As an example the sample URL contains content that is word-for-word identical to this diff [30] which I do not believe is WP:COPYVIO. The text at the bottom says that "Content on this website is from high-quality, licensed material originally published in print form. You can always be sure you're reading unbiased, factual, and accurate information." which is wrong as Wikipedia is not published originally in print form.
Contact info
Actions See entry listed under "S" [31] for actions.

Campus Empire

Campus Empire
URL http://www.campusempire.net
Sample http://www.campusempire.net/school_index.php?school_id=342
Rating "Low/None"
Details Copies a portion of the University of Oklahoma article with no mention of Wikipedia anywhere on the page. Has CampusEmpire.net copyright at the bottom.
Contact info admin AT campusempire.net
Actions Sent first GFDL notice (1/15/07).↔NMajdantalk
Sent followup notice (4/5/07).↔NMajdantalk 20:57, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Campusprogram.com

Example: http://www.campusprogram.com/reference/en/wikipedia/n/ne/new_forest.html
  • A link to GFDL from every page.
  • A link back to individual wikipedia articles from the top of the page. The text of the link is quite prominent.
  • Confirmed. High Compliance. -Rholton 15:15, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
update - Doesn't seem to be using wikipedia content any longer. \Rexruff
update - I am the owner of campusprogram.com and only removed the wikipedia mirror because I believed I was not in compliance and that it was generally frowned upon. There are 1000's of backlinks that now go to a 404 page which is a shame. Any advice would be appreciated.
    • I've told him by email that he was complying perfectly, and he has expressed interest in setting up the mirror again. I referred him to some information on how to do so. Superm401 | Talk 20:33, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
  • No authors or dates are listed. Medium compliance. Uncle G 11:08, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Canbet.com

Canbet.com
URL http://www.canbet.com
Sample http://www.canbet.com/whatsnew/atlanta-falcons-history.aspx
Rating Medium
Details Uses sections of sports-related articles. GFDL notice with link to original article and offsite GFDL.
Contact info mail AT canbet.com, marketing AT canbet.com
Actions Sent GFDL violation letter to contact on April 4, 2006. --JerryOrr 19:14, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

No response to email or change to the page in violation; sent follow-up GFDL violation letter on May 16, 2006. --JerryOrr 16:17, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Received response to follow-up email on May 16, 2006 stating that they would resolve the problem --JerryOrr 11:52, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Example failed to load --Rumping 17:01, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Canineconcepts.co.uk

CanineConcepts: What is dog agility
URL http://www.canineconcepts.co.uk/ccp51/cc/dog-training/dog-agility-training.shtml
Sample {{{sample}}}
Rating Low compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance). Full compliance.
Details Has a note at the bottom of article, which includes several photos from wikipedia, that says "courtesy of Wikipedia" with a link to our main page. No GFDL, no link to the article (dog agility), no clarification that both text & photos come from there--and they have their own copyright notice at the bottom of the page. Have link back to article, GFDL text, and link to gnu.org copyleft page.
Contact info Patricia Hunter is owner, cannot find email or phone number of admin and ISP. Patricia's company's phone number (UK: 01608 73 83 77) is on their web site, along with snail-mail address. April 4, got response from info (at) canineconcepts (dot) co.uk, signed Peter Hunter.
Actions 01:46, 3 April 2006 (UTC), emailing standard letter from Wikipedia:Standard GFDL violation letter using GFDL letter for site that doesn't acknowldge WP (since compliance is so minimal). Used their form-based emailer since that seemed to be the only way to get them email. User:Elf . April 4, 2006: They revised this page and are in full compliance. Note: I have not checked their site for other wikipedia-source articles. User:Elf
CanineConcepts: dog breed articles
URL http://www.canineconcepts.co.uk/dog-breed-directory
Sample http://www.canineconcepts.co.uk/dog-breeds--Affenpinscher--Affenpinscher
Rating Low compliance but working on it (see above).
Details Has a note at the bottom of article (which includes photos from wikipedia), that says "courtesy of thefreedictionary" with a link to their main page. No GFDL, no link to the article (dog agility), no clarification that both text & photos come from there--and they have their own copyright notice at the bottom of the page. (freedictionary is a wikipedia mirror)
Contact info info (at) canineconcepts (dot) co.uk, signed Peter Hunter.
Actions 4 April 2006 (UTC), sent nice email about breed articles in reponse to his fix of the agility article (above). User:Elf

Caninecrib

Caninecrib
URL http://www.caninecrib.com/dog/pictures/
Sample http://www.caninecrib.com/dog/pictures/bostonterrier/boston4.asp -- compare to Image:BostonTerrierBrindleStand_w.jpg)
Rating None
Details Doesn't give credit or link back to WP; claims copyright by prominently adding THEIR copyright directly onto each photo
Contact info caninecrib AT caninecrib.com, legal AT crystaltech.com (host DMCA)
Actions
  • Sent email Dec 2, 2005, have received no response & n othing seems to have changed. Elf - Talk 23:20, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Have just sent another email using the standard wikipedia gfdl & linking text as recommended on this page's main page. Elf - Talk 23:28, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Just sent 3rd warning using standard 2nd warning modified with note about takedown notice if they don't comply, with list of some specific photos (there are too many on their site to list individually if I don't really have to go through the whole thing! but one can start comparing their photos to what we have posted at Wikipedia:List of images/Nature/Animals/Dogs). Sent again to caninecrib AT caninecrib.com. Elf - Talk 01:55, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Found a different whois tool that provided me with this data: http://who.godaddy.com/whois.aspx?domain=caninecrib.com&prog_id=godaddy . Email of admin and technical is listed as Hoang, Chung; email chung(dot)h at ewebcircle(dot)com(dot)au . Sending email to that address. Elf - Talk 17:30, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Update: Just got this email (email address syntax edited by me):

Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:19:47 -0700
Subject: re: invalid use of Wikipedia material on your site
From: "CanineCrib" <caninecrib(at)caninecrib(dot)com>
Apologise for the late reply. Photos were sent to me via the public. 
I will go through them and take them ones that are from wikipedia
regards
Chung

Elf - Talk 16:31, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

captaincopyright.ca

  • Site: Captain Copyright
  • Page: Colouring Book
    • That page is dynamic and displays different versions at random on each load. Three of the versions contain quotes or very close paraphrases from Wikipedia articles Paper, Book, and ISBN. The only credit is "[Source: Wikipedia.com]". No GFDL information, no link, and entire site purports to be covered by a license that seems very much incompatible with GFDL: [32].
      • Example failed to load --Rumping 17:02, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

caribbean-forum.com

LarsSanders 17:33, 3 August 2005 (UTC)

  • Examples failed to load. Main page www.caribbean-forum.com said "Lo sentimos, este sitio web está temporalmente cerrado" i.e. "Sorry, this website is temporarily closed" --Rumping 17:05, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

CaribbeanMD

CaribbeanMD
URL http://www.caribbeanmd.com/
Sample http://www.caribbeanmd.com/?page_id=6
Rating None
Details No attribution. Indicates "Copyright © 2008 CaribbeanMD". Only four pages found.
Contact info
Actions

Carlos Zambrano

Carlos Zambrano
URL http://www.carloszambrano.com/
Sample http://www.carloszambrano.com/
Rating None.
Details Verbatim copy of Carlos Zambrano article introduction, without mention of GFDL or Wikipedia.
Contact info frontoffice AT gmail.com
Actions Sent standard violation letter to frontoffice AT gmail.com. Superm401 - Talk 00:12, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Now no obvious Wikipedia content in example --Rumping 17:06, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

CARluvers

  • Site: http://www.carluvers.com
  • Example: [34] for Albania
  • Each article ends with: " The contents of this article are licensed from Wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. How to see transparent copy" with link to www.wikipedia.org (using backwards Javascript) and to local copy of GFDL plus link to local description of how to find original article.
  • As of 01:55, 7 December 2005 (UTC) --Henrygb

Casinozone.info

  • Site: Casinozone.info
  • Site seems to have updated with the wiki copyright
  • Mentions Wikipedia and GFDL, however links back to the main page, and not the individual article.
    • Site appears to be down --Rumping 17:08, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Castles and Manor Houses around the World

Catholic University of Brussels

  • Site: Catholic University of Brussels
  • Most of main site is in Dutch
  • Copies the Semantic Web article completely
  • Mentions Wikipedia and has a link on the bottom (not clickable)
  • No GFDL Link
  • Sent standard GFDL email. David Newton 16:36, 14 Mar 2004 (UTC)
  • If problem persists, and Dutch translation seems needed, add a message to my talk page. Don't expect a quick response from me, though. --Kasperl 19:27, 20 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Page is now 404 missing. Diderot 10:52, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • and still missing so probably dead --Rumping 17:09, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Celebrity Fuzz

CelebrityFuzz
URL http://www.celebrityfuzz.com/
Sample http://www.celebrityfuzz.com/Madonna/?title=Nuclear_physics
Rating Low
Details Strangely, if a search term is appended to the URL of a celebrity, and the search term happens to be the name of a Wikipedia article, then you get the celebrities page in the browser but with the biography replaced with a mirror of the named Wikipedia article. States it is extracted from Wikipedia but no GFDL, link to original or original authors.
Contact info If you have any questions, please contact us at celebrityfuzz [at] gmail [dot] com
Actions None

Celebrity Genius

Celebrity Genius
URL http://www.celebritygenius.com/
Sample http://www.celebritygenius.com/Nikki-Cox/biography.html?title=Ryan_White
Rating Low
Details Includes link back to en.wp root page (no path) but not to the original article. makes no mention of GFDL; has no attribution/history. copyright claimed in footer: "Celebrity Genius © Copyright 2006 - 2008"
Contact info E-mail, phone number of admin and ISP.
Actions None so far Jeremyb (talk) 05:35, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Celebrityspy.org

Celebrity Spy
URL http://celebrityspy.org/indepth/PageName
Sample http://celebrityspy.org/indepth/California
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL. Pages copied verbatim from Wikipedia.
Contact info No contact details listed on site. Whois lists contact as Ian Hawkins of AcornSearch, ian AT acornsearch.com, with a UK postal address & mobile phone number. Webhost appears to be Easynet, who publish an abuse contact email on their website & in whois.
Actions Standard letter emailed to whois contact at 23:23, 2 September 2007 (UTC) by User:AJR. Awaiting response.

404 Page not found --Rumping 17:09, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

CelebRoad

CelebRoad
URL http://www.celebroad.com/
Sample http://www.celebroad.com/people/christi-shake
Rating None
Details There is no mention of the information coming from Wikipedia at all
Contact info Can't find a contact address. Maybe webmaster AT celebroad.com would work?
Actions none taken, I don't understand all the red tape that encompasses Fair Use images so I'm not even going to try contacting anyone off site.

Champions (UK) Plc After Dinner Speakers

Champions (UK) Plc After Dinner Speakers
URL http://www.championsukplc.com/after-dinner-speaking/
Sample http://www.championsukplc.com/after-dinner-speaking/speaker_details.cfm?speakerID=530
Rating
Details No mention of Wikipedia/GFDL. Seems to copy text directly from biographical articles.
Contact info
Actions

chatrium.com

chatrium
URL http://www.chatrium.com
Sample http://www.chatrium.com/destination.php
Rating
Details no mention of GFDL or Wikipedia, no backlink, claims own copyright
Contact info
Actions


ChemEurope.com

ChemEurope.com
URL http://www.chemeurope.com
Sample http://www.chemeurope.com/lexikon/e/Nanoscale_iron_particles
Rating
Details Gives both local copy of GFDL and Wikipedia backlink
Contact info
Actions

Identical website at http://www.chemie.de.

Chemistry Daily

  • Site: Chemistry Daily - the chemistry encyclopedia
  • Seems to have a pretty much complete copy of the WP database - including non-chemistry articles. [35]
  • No reference to GFDL on individual pages. Instead, line at the bottom:
    The contents of this article is licensed from Wikipedia.org
  • Potentially confusing copyright line beneath that. No link to wikipedia on individual article's pages.
  • Terms of use [36] are pretty good though, including copy of GFDL license, plus reference to wikipedia.
  • Annoying popups and JavaScript.

Chesnutz.info

Example url: http://mp3player.chesnutz.info/dir11/mp3-player-compact-flash.html

I don't know what the term for this is, but it's basically link spam, they try to attract every search engine match possible to their link pages. That particular page rips off content from Limb darkening. There are lots more on that group of sites. No wikipedia credit or gfdl mention whatsoever. Actually the several that I looked at all use Sun-related snippets. Weird.

    • Wikipedia content not obvious in example --Rumping 17:13, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Chessbase.com

(article about Howard Staunton)

  • link to current version of article, mentions Wikipedia as source
  • no link to GFDL (perhaps not needed - very short text)
    • I agree, but we could tell him to put source: wikipedia (under GFDL). wikipedia would link to article, gfdl to license?
    • It's long enough to be copyrighted, so they should probably license the entire thing under the GFDL. Which will be nice, because they have some nice photos we could use. Martin 10:41, 31 Jul 2003 (UTC)
    • Any more feedback for this? Should we tell them to license the entire article, or just add "(under GFDL)" with a link to the GFDL. The rest of the article is unrelated to the first part about Howard Staunton IMHO, so I don't see how it is even an extension of the Howard Staunton article. dave 18:28, 8 Sep 2003 (UTC)
    • I suggest completely ignoring it. We're prominent enough that a link to our article with our name is ample notice that people can reuse that text. Chances are that we're better recognised as meaning open content than the initials GFDL are at this point... The picture of Howard Staunton appears to be a simple reproduction of a work made during his life and given his date of death and US law that means it is now in the public domain and can be taken from their site and used in the Wikipedia. Jamesday 21:05, 16 Jan 2004 (UTC)
  • I don't believe this site should be listed as Low compliance (as it currently is). It may not be a shining example to hold up, but they sure made it clear where the article came from. Anyone following the link would then become aware of its GFDL status. There are better things than this to worry about. -Rholton 04:25, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

chess.go.ro

  • Site: chess.go.ro
  • All (?) chess related articles
  • Link to GFDL (but not local copy)
  • Links to www.wikipedia.org but not to corresponding article

Chinese Psychology Online

Chinese Psychology Online
URL http://www.zgxl.net/eng/eng.htm
Sample http://www.zgxl.net/eng/health/humanbody/dna.htm, http://www.zgxl.net/eng/health/humanbody/rna.htm (RNA version copied), http://www.zgxl.net/eng/health/disease/infectiousdiseases/meningitis.htm
Rating Low
Details There is mention of wikipedia (because they just cut and paste the whole article) but no link to the original article or included history. There is no mention of the GFDL (they say on the home page "In turns, all the content in this site is free for everybody and every organization. Owing to being lack of fund and manpower, we only mention author's name and where we find it." but also "It's the reserved copyright of us." and there are copyright notices on every page if javascript is enabled).
Contact info fundset AT hotmail.com (whois), abuse AT jsinfo.net (host), shanghai AT hichina.com (ISP/nameserver)
Actions
  • Sent the standard letter. --snoyes 18:16, 22 Nov 2003 (UTC)
  • Got the following autoreply - most probably chinese (don't know what character encoding they're using), can anyone translate it?:
ÄúµÄÓÊ?�<thorn>ÒÑ?�-ÊÕµ1⁄2¡£
ÓÉÓÚ1?�ÖÏÈÉ?�ú£¬¡¶Ö<ETH>1?�<ETH>ÄÀíÈÈÏß¡·ÒÔ1⁄4°¡¶1⁄2ñÈ?�<ETH>ÄÀí¡·´?�?�?�<eth>ÔY´»ºÓÊ1⁄4<thorn>*Éѯ»Ø¸´¡?�
ºÎʱ»Ö¸´Áí<ETH><ETH>֪ͨ¡£
This seemed to be in Simplified Chinese. The first line is "Your mail has been received". The second is scrambled by the markup text beyond recognition ("due to...."). The third one seems to be "we would notify you separately on when to resume...". --Hlaw 15:10, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)
  • Sent followup to cpo AT 163.net. Superm401 - Talk 00:28, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Got mailer-daemon error. Superm401 - Talk 00:28, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Resent followup to fundset AT hotmail.com . Superm401 - Talk 00:31, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Choam info

  • Site: http://www.choam.info/
  • No mention of wikipedia
  • No mention of GFDL
    • Front page is a list of topics. Subpages produce errors --Rumping 17:11, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Christianclassifieds.com

  • Main page seems to have copied dating, including a vandilism
  • No mention of GFDL, lot of other site too, just look for "Dyersburg, Tennessee, illegal for a woman to contact a man by telephone"--Rayc 23:31, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

citiesamerica.com

  • As of 16:46, 06 Feb 2007 (UTC)

Citizendia

Citizendia
URL http://www.citizendia.org/
Sample Academy Award
Rating Uncertain
Details Partial. Copyright notice in page footer includes "parts available under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License, from http://en.wikipedia.org"
Contact info Unknown
Actions None yet


Citizendium

Citizendium
URL http://www.citizendium.org
Sample Ellipse
Rating N/A
Details Partial. Some articles credit Wikipedia, some do not
Contact info admin AT citizendium.org
Actions At 14/07/2009 I sent the standard letter about the article Chess. SyG
At 25/07/2009 I sent a follow-up letter. SyG
At 27/07/2009 I received a letter from "constables@citizendium.org" saying they had started a discussion on their forum at http://forum.citizendium.org/index.php/topic,2787.15/topicseen.html and they added a mention on Wikipedia on their "Chess" article. SyG
At 01/08/2009 I checked that the link to WP was in their "Chess" article indeed, and I sent a reply saying thank you (among other things). SyG
  • has a policy that articles that take content from wikipedia should credit but not all do. Situation with images worse. However the site is new so it is to be expected they will take some time to find their feet. No action taken at this time.

Geni 01:19, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Actually, they are now widely violating the GFDL and they explicitly intend to do so according to their founder on their forums. Last I looked, their plans were not yet finalized but they were bouncing between either taking Wikipedia content and calling it cc-by-nc or calling Wikipedia content GFDL and keeping CZ originated articles as CC-by-nc with the explicit intention of using a non-free-content license to avoid any cooperation with Wikipedia (from whom they take a significant amount of content). Their frequent copying of images from commons, even in approved articles, with zero attribution or license data is especially troubling. --Gmaxwell 01:20, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Where on their forums do they explicitly say that they intend on violating the GFDL? I checked out this topic on the GFDL but I couldn't find what you are talking about. I saw something on CC-by-NC-SA: is that the same as CC-by-nc? Even if it is the same, how does CC-by-nc violate the GFDL? I'm only asking because I don't know. Thanks. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 01:27, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
I am of course not a lawyer, but it does seem re-releasing GFDL under CC-by-nc might require a day in court at some point. But that may be okay. We don't really know what the GFDL means until such a time, nor the interoperability between the GFDL and any CC licenses. A "day in court" could be a considerable societal good.
That's reply #3 in above mentioned thread. The idea is then re-inforced several times in that thread, also by Larry Sanger. But it's only one of many alternatives discussed there.
Pjacobi 13:10, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
I edit Citizendium and I will not link back to Wikipedia or give any credit to Wikipedia when I am the only author of the Wikipedia entry. Andries 21:41, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
not a problem.Geni 20:26, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
And are there any such entries? (Tongue in cheek.) Rich Farmbrough, 04:21, 23 April 2010 (UTC).
http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Portuguese_language no attribution. Rich Farmbrough, 04:21, 23 April 2010 (UTC).

citymayors.com

CityMayors
URL http://www.citymayors.com/
Sample http://www.citymayors.com/mayors/denver_mayor.html (city description is the lead to the article Denver, Colorado)
Rating Low
Details No mention of GFDL. Site claims copyright to material from Wikipedia.
Contact info info AT citymayors.com, telephone: +44.20.8209.1722.
Actions

Civil-War.ws

See Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Mno#Otherground

Cl–Cy

Clan MacNicol

Western States Clan MacNicol and Western Canada!
URL http://clanmacnicolutah.com/aboutus.aspx
Sample URL
Rating "Low/None"
Details Blatantly copies material from Clan MacNeacail, to the extent that linked words and images link back to WP. Additionally, the page is marked All rights reserved...Western States Clan MacNicol
Contact info There's a contact form on the site's home page.
Actions None so far.

Classic TV & Movie Hits

Classic TV & Movie Hits
URL http://www.classictvhits.com
Sample http://www.classictvhits.com/network.php?id=15
Rating Medium to Low
Details In very small print: "(Source: wikipedia.org)" The text "wikipedia.org" links to www.wikipedia.org. Does same thing for some pages taken from IMDb. No mention of GFDL. Claims copyright at bottom of page. On its "disclaimer" page, it quotes U.S. copyright law on fair use.
Contact info Admin: webmaster AT classictvhits.com 978-886-2357 ISP: domains AT ev1servers.net 713-333-7873
Actions none so far

Cleartest.com

This Pot Smoker of the Month is in significant parts a copyvio of Wikipedia's article on Melissa Etheridge

clearups.com

clearups.com
URL http://www.clearups.com/
Sample http://www.clearups.com/af.html
Rating "Low/None"
Details [38] "Content is for general informational purposes only and any copyrighted materials with be removed immediately if requested by the rightful copyright owners."
Contact info admin AT clearups.com
Actions

clickabove.com

clickabove.com
URL http://www.clickabove.com/
Sample http://www.clickabove.com/wm.html
Rating Low/None
Details Completely copies Wikipedia article without logging the changes or giving credit to Wikipedia.
Contact info jeff AT uci.net
Actions none

clubblogs.com

clubblogs
URL http://clubblogs.com/
Sample http://clubblogs.com/train
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance).
Details mirror of wikipedia without any comment
Contact info
Actions none
  • No obvious Wikipedia content in example --Rumping 17:19, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Clusty

Clusty
URL http://wiki.clusty.com
Sample http://clusty.com/search?v%3Aproject=clusty-encyclopedia&query=dog
Rating High
Details All uses are accompanied by a GFDL notice, link to the original article, and mention of Wikipedia as the source. This is a search engine with a mirror of Wikipedia's Main Page. Searches show abstracts from Wikipedia. The front page (http://wiki.clusty.com/) is a direct copy of Main Page. License notices state, "Results from Wikipedia are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License." The GFDL is linked to Wikipedia:Text of the GNU Free Documentation License. However, there is a copyright notice stating "© 2004-2006 Vivísimo, Inc. Clusty is created entirely with Vivísimo Velocity." The use of the Wikipedia logo is specifically authorized by the Wikimedia Foundation (by way of Jimbo Wales).
Contact info arment AT vivisimo.com
Actions
  • I have emailed to ask for slightly better compliance. Superm401 -
  • I am emailing to ask for a rephrasing of the copyright notice. Superm401 - Talk 00:58, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Talk 01:34, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

CNET

Coda Books

Coda Books
URL http://www.codabooks.co.uk/
Sample http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005FMRWO0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d0_g351_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0J48C8NBQF7Y8QX0328E&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294
Rating Low/None
Details Book's copyright page mentions Wikimedia Commons as the source of the images, but there is no mention of the GFDL. The text is clearly stolen from a variety of articles related to Manchester United F.C. but no mention of Wikipedia is made.
Contact info info@codabooks.com
Actions I attempted to email the company using the email address on their website, but I immediately received a failed email notice. I have also submitted a copyright (or copyleft) infringement notice to Amazon.

codeboy.net

Research requested. JesseW 22:16, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

  • Currently in non-workable state, full with "\n" and "font=", etc. I would assume noone with any sense would use it --Msoos 13:40, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Cognition.com

Cognition (not url)
URL http://wikipedia.cognition.com/
Sample http://wikipedia.cognition.com/?num=10&from_val=1&to_val=10&f=simple&d=wikipedia1,wikipedia2,wikipedia3,wikipedia4,wikipedia5,wikipedia6,wikipedia7,wikipedia8&win=0&sf=524418&fld=-1&search=beat%20a%20drum%20in%20combo&Submit=Search&window=0&positional=1
Rating ""Low/None" compliance with GFDL
Details Absolutely false copyright claim on Wikipedia data, inappropriate usage of Wikipedia Trademark as logo

http://wikipedia.cognition.com/info/tos.html Ownership of Materials Materials are copyrighted and are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. They may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without Cognition Technologies' prior written permission.

Contact info http://whois.domaintools.com/cognition.com ljkutcher@earthlink.net
Actions Website warned from the web fonm.

collectionagencysupport.com

Collection Agency Services
URL http://www.collectionagencysupport.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
Sample http://www.collectionagencysupport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=32
Rating Low/None
Details Copy of Collection agency on various pages including the sample above. The author even kept in the Wiki markup.
Contact info Owner/Admin: bobur2002 AT hotmail.com, 302-345-1634

ISP: abuse AT site5.com, 888-748-3526

Owner/Admin Address: Bob Kurbanov, 309 Waters Edge Drive, Newark 19702

Actions none


colombialink.com

colombialink.com
URL http://www.colombialink.com/01_INDEX/index_finanzas_eng.html
Sample http://www.colombialink.com/01_INDEX/index_finanzas_eng/arrow_impossibility.html
Rating Medium
Details GFDL notice with mention of Wikipedia and local link to the GFDL on all economics page copied. However, every page links to our list of economics topics rather than the particular page copied.
Contact info duran AT colombialink.com, sales AT ifxcorp.com (host)
Actions
  • Received message that they have fixed problems and appreciate my notice. However, I replied noting that they link to the wrong page for most articles. Superm401 - Talk 23:13, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
    • No obvious mention of Wikipedia or GFDL in example page --Rumping 17:23, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Comedy Zone

Comedy Zone
URL http://www.comedy-zone.net
Sample http://www.comedy-zone.net/standup/comedian/s/stephenson-pamela.htm
Rating Low/none
Details Site features numerous comedian profiles; all four I checked were cut-and-pasted from Wikipedia articles with minor editing. Pamela Stephenson article includes material written by me. Comedy Zone notices claim copyright to site content, no mention of Wikipedia, GFDL, or link to source. I checked threefour more comedian profiles at random, and all were simply cut-and-pastes of corresponding Wikipedia articles with some abridgement.
Contact info ray.chapman AT comedy-zone.net (registrant whois), hostmaster AT POSITIVE-INTERNET.COM (technical whois), good AT positive-internet.com (host email listed on their site)
Actions
  • Sent copy of PD letter (modified to note the other pages besides the one I contributed to) to technical contact with request that they pass on on to Mr/Ms Chapman. --Calair 00:24, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent followup letter to ray.chapman AT comedy-zone.net. Superm401 - Talk 00:37, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Still non-compliant more than a year later, http://www.comedy-zone.net/standup/comedian/s/smirnoff-yakov.htm does make it appear that in Soviet Russia, copyright violates YOU!! --carlb (talk) 17:41, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Compwisdom.com

CompWisdom
URL http://www.compwisdom.com
Sample http://www.compwisdom.com/topics/BSD
Rating Low/None
Details Some entries credit Wikipedia. Most don't. Some attribute material to unrelated other Wikipedia mirrors. (e.g., WordIQ.)
Contact info contact page
Actions None.

Concise Encyclopaedia of India

Concise Encyclopaedia of India
URL http://books.google.com/books?id=9dNOT9iYxcMC (at Google Books)
Sample http://books.google.com/books?id=9dNOT9iYxcMC&lpg=PA1104&pg=PA1104#v=onepage&q&f=false (at Google Books). This was questioned as a source for Etymology of Assam at WP:RS/N.
Rating Low/None
Details Note that this is a book, not a website. I don't see any credit given to (nor any other mention of) Wikipedia. Publisher claims "All Rights Reserved."
Contact info www.atlanticbooks.com, info@atlanticbooks.com (as given in the book)
Actions None.

concordchrysler300.com

  • Site: http://concordchrysler300.com/wiki2.php
  • Just raw copy of Simple English Wikipedia.
  • The only mention of GFDL and Wikipedia is from the links in the actual Main Page of the Simple English Wikipedia.
  • nonworking as of 13 April 2006. Chris Chan.talk.contribs 00:03, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
    • dead - no domain registration --Rumping 17:26, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Conk

  • Site: http://conk.com/encyclopedia/
  • |rating=|compliance=s Wikipedia
  • Contains notice: "Data for the CONK! Encyclopedia provided by Wikipedia" with a non-working link to Wikipedia:About and no mention of GFDL.
  • Example: http://www.conk.com/search/encyclopedia.cgi?q=Zone_plate Zone plate
  • Have sent email. --Laura Scudder | Talk 23:49, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Dead and gone. --WCQuidditch 18:06, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Still dead (and gone) astiqueparervoir 02:49, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Site doesn't work anymore. This, that and the other 10:27, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Connect Online

Connect Online
URL http://encyc.connectonline.com/
Sample http://encyc.connectonline.com/index.php/Tonga
Rating Medium
Details Notes that material ("information" as the site says) is from Wikipedia, with link to original article and main page (at top and bottom of article respectively) and links to local copy of the GFDL. Specifically disclaims copyright of Wikipedia material in copyright section (with another local link to the GFDL). Authors and dates are not listed.
Contact info jrutherfordmd AT hotmail.com (whois), support AT oar.net (host)
Actions
  • Sent letter asking for a direct link to article, on-site GFDL, and no claim of copyright. Superm401 - Talk 02:24, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Received reply stating "I am forwarding this to my webmaster, who only works on this in his frre [sic] time, to make corrections. We will stay in touch and follow-up." Superm401 - Talk 03:18, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Conservapedia

Conservapedia
URL http://www.conservapedia.com
Sample http://www.conservapedia.com/Al_Sarant (compare to Alfred Sarant)
Rating None
Details
Contact info Andrew Schlafly, (212) 292-4510, aschlafly AT aol.com / Ev1servers, abuse AT ev1servers.net
Actions none yet

Consumer's Research Council of America

Consumer's Research Council of America
URL http://www.consumersresearchcncl.org
Sample http://www.consumersresearchcncl.org/Healthcare/Dermatologists/derma_chapter1.html (compare [39], which shows page was put together on wiki slowly)
Rating "Low/None"
Details Poor compliance: "Copyright © Consumers' Research Council of America. All rights reserved. "
Contact info See [40], [41]
Actions none yet

Cookery-Online

  • Site: cookery-online.co.uk
  • The site uses Wikipedia (and Wikibooks) content about cooking, kitchen appliances, diets, ect (all of their recipes come from Wikibooks). They provide a link to the text of the GFDL at the GNU's site, and to the Wikipedia Main Page, but not to specific articles (and make no reference to Wikibooks at all).
    • I received a reply from Chris Anstey, letting me know that the links have been changed to the relevant articles, and wikibooks content is now properly attributed. Gentgeen 02:32, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • I think I would call them medium compliance overall, slightly higher compliance with respect to Wikipedia, and slightly lower in respect to Wikibooks.
    • Changing to high compliance, after checking the site. Gentgeen 02:32, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Standard letter (modified to include Wikibooks issues) sent on January 5 by Gentgeen
    • Received reply January 15, 2005. Gentgeen 02:32, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • No authors or dates listed. Medium compliance. Uncle G 11:13, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Cooking Vinyl UK

Cooking Vinyl UK
URL http://www.cookingvinyl.com/
Sample http://www.cookingvinyl.com/artist_info.php?id=26#albdesc
Rating None
Details Uses text directly from Billy Bragg with no acknowledgement of source
Contact info Tel: +44 (0)20 8600 9200

Fax: +44 (0)20 8743 7448
Email: info AT cookingvinyl.com

Actions None yet

Cooldictionary.com

Cooldictionary.com
URL http://www.cooldictionary.com/
Sample http://www.cooldictionary.com/words/Main_Page.wikipedia
Rating Medium
Details Like #Algebra.com, it looks like a nearly complete copy of Wikipedia from May 18. Links to the corresponding Wikipedia articles and notes that each article is licensed under the GFDL at the bottom of each page. However, it appears to be dynamically fetched, which is a major drain on Wikipedia resources. See for instance http://www.cooldictionary.com/words/Portal:Current%20events.wikipedia.
Contact info
Actions Notified wikitech-l about dynamic loading. Superm401 - Talk 01:53, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

copernicus.subdomain.de

  • Site: copernicus.subdomain.de
  • The main page is the Wikipedia article on Nicolaus Copernicus, but they seem to have copied all of the article namespace but none of the other namespaces.
  • They link to the GFDL at GNU.org, and to the respective Wikipedia article, and mention Wikipedia, at the bottom of every page.
However, as of 03:33, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC), google seems to still pick them up even with "-wikipedia" added. Strange. JesseW 03:33, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • All namespaces.
  • Sample: http://copernicus.subdomain.de/Jimmy_Wales
  • No mention of Wikipedia.
  • No mention of GFDL.
  • As of 13:54, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
    • not functioning --Rumping 17:29, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

www.corkipedia.com

CottageBuddy

  • Site: www.cottagebuddy.com
  • Example www.cottagebuddy.com/cottage_resources/en/Mormaerdom_of_Moray
  • States: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, which means that you can copy and modify it as long as the entire work (including additions) remains under this license. The source of this article is Wikipedia and a list of the authors can be found here. with broken links failing to reach GFDL at gnu.org, original article and history
  • Ends with ©2006 CottageBuddy

co.tv

co.tv
URL http://www.co.tv/index.php
Sample http://3-d-studios.co.tv/, http://elephant.co.tv/
Rating Hi
Details none
Contact info
Actions none

Creekin.net

Creekin.net
URL http://creekin.net/
Sample http://creekin.net/c5157-n125-western-sahara-morocco.html
Rating Low
Details
  • Mentions Wikipedia, as the source of "Some information" (really all)
  • Mentions GFDL, but with incorrect link.
  • Links to irrelevant page in Wikipedia.
  • No link to the original article.
Contact info
  • CREEKIN.NET AT domainsbyproxy.com (proxy domain registeration)
  • abuse AT rackspace.com (ISP)
Actions Asked for DMCA takedown notices at Portal talk:Geography. Superm401 - Talk 00:50, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Cricket Updates

Cricket Updates
URL http://www.cricketupdates.org
Sample http://www.cricketupdates.org/cricket-bowling-machine.html
Rating Low/None
Details The above sample is a slightly amended and shortened version of the Wikipedia article Bowling machine. No mention is made of GFDL or Wikipedia. I found two other examples: [42], a significant portion of which is lifted, with only minor re-wording, from Hawk-Eye and [43], which consists of a few extracts from Hot Spot (cricket). These pages aren't complete copies of whole articles, but they are clearly derived from them and consist mainly of shortened and slightly modified extracts. At the foot of every page it says "This blog copyright � 2008 Cricket Updates. All Rights Reserved"
Contact info admin AT cricketupdates.org (from WHOIS)
Actions Sent an E-mail 8 May 2009

Crystalinks.com

Crystalinks Metaphysical and Science Website
URL http://www.crystalinks.com/
Sample http://www.crystalinks.com/chupacabras.html
Rating Medium
Details Uses content from Chupacabra. No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL, claims copyright on front page. Links to Answers.com copy of article.
Contact info http://www.crystalinks.com/email.html
WHOIS: ecrystal AT nyc.rr.com, 10031 4th Avenue Apt 6A, Brooklyn, NY 11209, US, Phone: (718) 833-4264
Actions
  • Standard GFDL violation letter sent. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 21:00, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Response received, page now links back to Chupacabra as "References and Links". Still no mention of the GFDL. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 11:16, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent standard followup letter to ecrystal AT nyc.rr.com. Superm401 - Talk 07:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
    • She replied stating, "The file has been change. I apologize for any inconvenience."
      • I replied noting that the site was still in violation, and apparently had just changed to mentioning Answers.com. Superm401 - Talk 23:40, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Cuil.com

Cuil Search engine
URL http://www.cuil.com/
Sample http://www.cuil.com/search?q=dublin&sl=long&m=Dublin%20Ireland
Rating Medium
Details Uses wikipedia categorisation & article content for tooltips and search organisiation
Contact info
Actions

CultureCentric

CultureCentric
URL http://www.culturecentric.com/
Sample http://www.culturecentric.com/Language-A/affricate_consonant.php
Rating None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. Page says "© CultureCentric.com. All Rights Reserved"
Contact info I can't find any contact information.
Actions None yet. —Angr 19:30, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Cunnan

Cunnan (SCA wiki)
URL http://cunnan.sca.org.au/wiki/Main_Page
Sample http://cunnan.sca.org.au/wiki/SCA
Rating Low
Details Links to local copy of GFDL (under the text "legal small-print"). Articles do not mention Wikipedia.
Contact info Webmaster: Delbert von Straßburg (del AT sca.org.au); ISP: Babel Com Australia (http://www.babel.com.au)
Actions None

CuteWalls.com

CuteWalls.com
URL http://cutewalls.com/
Sample http://cutewalls.com/a-to-f/anne-hathaway.html
Rating "None"
Details no mention of wikipedia or gfdl. Patstuarttalk·edits 08:01, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Contact info 9a30232f81f94adab722fcb45955739e.protect AT whoisguard.com (yes, this is correct), Phone:6613102107.
Actions

cyberpedia.net

cyberpedia.net
URL http://cyberpedia.net/
Sample http://www.cyberpedia.net/info.php?title=Immune_system
Rating Medium
Details Mentions wikipedia, links to original article. Mentions gfdl, links to the GNU project site
Contact info {{{contact}}}
Actions none

cyclechaos.com

Cyclechaos Motorcycle Information & Community
URL http://www.cyclechaos.com/
Sample http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Cruiser
Rating Low/None
Details No apparent GFDL, no article history, no credit to Wikipedia.
Contact info cyclechaos.com AT proxy.dreamhost.com

cyclechaos.com Private Registrant
DreamHost Web Hosting 417 Associated Rd #324 Brea, CA 92821
United States
+1.2139471032

Actions Actions taken (if any) to attempt to make the website comply.

Cyese.info

  • Google suggests copy of some articles (e.g. [[44]] should have a copy of Polyol) but protected behind registration requirement --Henrygb 18:21, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Site ont found, as of 00:06, 14 April 2006 (UTC). Chris Chan.talk.contribs

cytaty.servis.pl

  • Site: http://www.cytaty.servis.pl/haslo/Main_Page
  • Sample: http://www.wiedza.servis.pl/haslo/Albinizm
  • Uses Wikipedia, Polish Wikipedia, and Wikiquote contents.
  • Mention of GFDL 1.2, no links to it though. No mention of Wikipedia. -- WB 08:11, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
    • E-mail sent. -- WB 08:18, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Sample now seems to be: http://www.encyklopedia.servis.pl/wiki/Albinizm 17:37, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Mirrors and Forks : (Numbers) ABC - DEF - GHI - JKL - MNO - PQR - STU - VWXYZ - All - Archive

D

DanceAge

Darlington F.C.

Darlington F.C.
URL www.darlington-fc.net
Sample http://www.darlington-fc.net/page/Management/0,,10339,00.html
Rating Low/None
Details Sample page is verbatim copy of a version of Colin Todd which pre-dates Todd's appointment at Darlington FC, e.g. this version. No mention of GFDL or Wikipedia. Site claims "All materials on this website © Darlington Football Club & FL Interactive Ltd".
Contact info Darlington FC Company Details (http://www.darlington-fc.net/page/companydetails) give Email= enquiries AT darlingtonfc.net
FL Interactive contact (http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/FLi/0,,10794,00.html) gives Email= fli AT football-league.co.uk
Actions none

DATAFORMATO.COM

DATAFORMATO.COM
URL http://www.dataformato.com/
Sample http://www.dataformato.com/basal_cell_carcinoma.php
Rating None
Details Pages are verbatim copies of Wikipedia articles. No mention that the content is under the GFDL, no mention of or links to Wikipedia.

Says: Retrieved from "http://localhost.localdomain/wiki/index.php/Basal_cell_carcinoma"

Contact info Private domain registeration through Domains by Proxy, Inc.
  • Phone: 1-480-624-2599
  • Email: DATAFORMATO.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com
  • http://who.godaddy.com/whois.aspx?domain=dataformato.com&prog_id=godaddy
  • http://domainsbyproxy.com/LegalAgreement.aspx (postal address for legal issues)
Actions None

datapan.com

datapan.com
URL www.datapan.com
Sample http://www.datapan.com/2005-In-Review-Mist-to-Moro/momo.php
Rating Low/None
Details Adds own copyright notice, no mention of wikipedia or GFDL. Purpose of site unclear, probably search engine spam.
Contact info DATAPAN.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com (private whois), http://domainsbyproxy.com/LegalAgreement.aspx?prog_id= (post only)
Actions none so far

daum

David Darling

David Darling
URL http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/ is the root, though http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/AEmain.html and http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/ETEmain.html are the main home index pages.
Sample http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/K/Knuths_up-arrow_notation.html vs old 2004-2005 wiki data http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Knuth%27s_up-arrow_notation&oldid=31684703
Rating None
Details Some (not all) pages are verbatim copies of old Wikipedia articles. No mention that the content is under the GFDL, no mention of or links to Wikipedia. "All original content, including text, code, page design, graphics, and sound, in The Internet Encyclopedia of Science, which is part of The Worlds of David Darling web site, is protected by copyright." Please see conversation at Talk:David_Darling_(astronomer)
Contact info daviddarling@daviddarling.info
Actions None


DBPedia

DBpedia is a major and valuable project, but they provide data as well as copyrighted portions of text. The Creative Commons CC BY SA license used by Wikipedia authors requires both attribution of authors and citing the license to guarantee that all later use is also share-alike. DBPedia neither attributes authors, nor cites the license, see e.g. http://dbpedia.org/page/Washington,_D.C. -- Has anyone already take action? This is a major project, live for many years, so I am surprised that it is violating the conditions of the Creative Commons license - making DBpedia actually a (certainly unwilling) copyright violation of the rights of Wikipedia authors. --Vigilius (talk) 09:03, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

dCult.com

dCult.com
URL www.dcult.com
Sample http://www.dcult.com/Architectural-Styles/Brutalist_architecture.php
Rating Low/None
Details Adds own copyright notice, no mention of wikipedia, source
Contact info DCULT.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com (private whois), abuse AT domainsbyproxy.com, abuse AT godaddy.com (registrar/host), http://domainsbyproxy.com/LegalAgreement.aspx?prog_id= (post only)
Actions Sent standard violation letter to DCULT.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com. Superm401 - Talk 01:34, 27 February 2006 (UTC)


Deletionpedia

  • Site: deletionpedia.dbatley.com
  • Example: deletionpedia.dbatley.com/w/index.php?title=Weapons_of_the_Imperium_%28Warhammer_40%2C000%29
  • Contains large selection of deleted Wikipedia articles
  • Various links to Wikipedia, including AfD debate on article
  • Holds history of deleted articles
  • States "Content is available under GNU Free Documentation License 1.2" with link to GFDL at gnu.org


deviantART

deviantART
URL http://www.deviantart.com
Sample http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/31660813/
Rating "Low/None"
Details ~Tim0z claims our Lenin piece as his

Quite possibly, this is just a user on a bulletin board; no idea if there is any other plagiarism on the site.

Contact info http://about.deviantart.com/contact/
Actions Taken down

devon.tv

Devon.TV
URL http://www.devon.tv/
Sample http://www.devon.tv/index.htm
Rating "Low/None"
Details claims to be "© 2005 - 07, Discovery Travel Network Ltd. All rights reserved", but looks like a verbatim copy of Wikipedia content, possibly from mid 2006 or 2007 (complete with "[citation needed]" tags) see, e.g., this revision. The paragraph starting with the words "By the ninth century, ..." is a clear example.
Contact info admin = Richard Vaughton (richard AT torquay.com, +44.1803211116); hosted at 213.171.219.1 = Fasthosts Internet Limited (abuse AT fasthosts.co.uk, +44 1452 541251)
Actions Owner contacted. Has promised to address the situation in the next couple of days (as of 2007/11/30)
  • Site is still unchanged (2009/02/14)
  • Site still unchanged (2009/03/08)

Dictionary of Meaning

Dictionary of Meaning
URL http://www.mauspfeil.net
Sample http://www.mauspfeil.net/suche.html?key=dog, http://www.mauspfeil.net/Requested%20moves.html
Rating Medium
Details Links to original article and GFDL. Copies the whole namespace. MediaWiki doesn't seem to be working properly. Wikitext is displayed unparsed. Mentions Wikipedia (links to Hauptseite, which redirects to our Main Page [probably an inappropriate redirct, and what does Hauptseite mean? (Means main page?)).

While the article portion of their Wikipedia is GFDL compliant, pages like <http://www.mauspfeil.net/Requested%20moves.html> links to the wrong page. Perhaps whoever is contacting this person next can tell them not to mirror anything besides the article namespace.

Update: Incorrectly refers to Wikipedia as a dictionary, doesn't link to original article, GFDL link is offsite. — Feezo (Talk) 19:01, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Contact info service AT mauspfeil.de
Actions Sent violation letter asking for direct links to GFDL and original article. Superm401 - Talk 02:19, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

DictionPedia

DictionPedia
URL http://www.dictionpedia.com
Sample http://www.dictionpedia.com/en/Civilization?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=Civilization&utm_campaign=3
Rating low
Details
  • Each page gives correct (sortof) license at the bottom, but the link to further information on the license (the link "copyright") does not lead to a functioning page. No proper explaining of the GFDL, and no backlinks to Wikipedia.
  • References to Wikipedia are not explicit, even though Wikimedia is mentioned.
  • A bottom link pointing to About:DictionPedia leads to a page about Wikipedia.
  • The site is heavily filled with Google AdSense Ad's etc.
  • What's worse, the site's main page which is simply a search field, claims that content is (C) DictionPedia.
  • The page title still has "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"!
Contact info Unknown - tried to find one, but miserably failed. Hopefully someone will be able to do dig deeper
Happy to comply private registration through DomainsByProxy Inc, Contact is DICTIONPEDIA.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com - Abuse contacts abuse AT domainsbyproxy.com (hidden omain registration) and abuse AT godaddy.com (registrar) mail those if you have no luck with the above MttJocy (talk) 02:54, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Actions none

Dig Planet

Dig Planet
URL http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/
Sample http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/Rose_Public_School
Rating Medium
Details Links to Wikipedia, no GFDL I can find, no authors, also includes copyright notice
Contact info
Actions

Din Cyclopedia

  • Site: Din Cyclopedia
  • Example: din-timelines.com/cyclopedia/Antipope.shtml
  • Contains a number of pages of Wikipedia, with all links. The links point to the local copy if it is there, otherwise to the current Wikipedia article
  • Links to both edit page and current page on Wikipedia.
  • GFDL link Links to Wikipedia's article on GNU Free Documentation License
  • "Find out how you can help support Wikipedia's phenomenal growth." present
  • Update - Not much there at all anymore. \Rexruff
  • No authors or dates listed. Medium compliance. Uncle G 11:15, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Dirpedia

Dirpedia
URL http://www.dirpedia.com
Sample http://www.dirpedia.com/hobbies.html Compare with Hobby
Rating "Medium"
Details Fairly poor site that credits Wikipedia and the GFDL without linking to the articles in question, except in their silly "edit this page" links at top. Discovered it because the site spammed a good deal of Europe recently (Email dated May 5, 2006)
Contact info Bogdan Messer(?) dirpedia (at) dirpedia.com
Actions

Disabled World

Disabled World
URL http://www.disabled-world.com
Sample Their narcolepsy page has 400 words matching 52% of Narcolepsy, according to Copyscape[45]. Their snoring page has 154 words matching 16% of Snoring, according to Copyscape[46].
Rating "Low/None"
Details I don't know whether this site copies entire Wikipedia articles or only parts of articles. I don't know how much the site has copied in total. This requires further research.
Contact info Ian Langtree, who lives in Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada. The site owner provides an "email us" form, but doesn't list his phone number on the site. The site owner's email address and phone number are available via whois. "If required we will send you a reply via email as soon as possible usually within 24 - 48 hours. Our general office hours are 8:00 to 6:00 Monday - Saturday, New York time (USA EDT) or UTC/GMT -5 hours."[47]
Actions Sent email 27 Dec 2011. Unforgettableid (talk)

Discovery Media

Discovery Media, which creates

Serving History

Serious Lost Fan

Search People Finder

Blurb Wire

URL

http://www.discoverymedia.net/

http://www.servinghistory.com/

http://www.seriouslostfan.com/

http://www.search-people-finder.info/

http://www.blurbwire.com/

Sample Will complete later, most pages copy the lead, the contents page and any categories
Rating Medium, I think.
Details Links to article page in miniscule text, stating "Some data may have been obtained" when some definitely has. States at bottom of page "Copyright 2010, Discovery Media"
Contact info E-mail, phone number of admin and ISP. To be completed
Actions Actions taken (if any) to attempt to make the website comply. None yet as at 15:22, 19 October 2010 (UTC)


Disease Reference

Disease Reference
URL http://www.disease-reference.com
Sample http://www.disease-reference.com/Autoimmune.htm
Rating Medium
Details States that content is from Wikipedia (with link to www.wikipedia.org) and licensed under the GFDL, which it links to a local copy of. Also includes medical disclaimer. Does not include history section or link to original article. Superm401 - Talk 16:13, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Contact info
Actions

disneyland-hong-kong.com

Disneyland Hong Kong
URL http://disneyland-hong-kong.com/, http://www.great-wall-of-china.com/
Sample http://disneyland-hong-kong.com/ from Hong Kong Disneyland and http://www.great-wall-of-china.com/ from Great Wall of China]
Rating Medium
Details Links to original article and offsite GFDL.
Contact info stephenjedge AT hotmail.com, User talk:219.79.37.167 (unverified)
Actions

doctorsmedicalopinion.com

Doctor's Medical Opinion
URL http://www.doctorsmedicalopinion.com/
Sample http://www.doctorsmedicalopinion.com/wiki/R._Alton_Lee from R. Alton Lee and http://www.doctorsmedicalopinion.com/wiki/John_R._Brinkley from John R. Brinkley]
Rating None
Details Couldn't find any indication that the articles are taken from Wikipedia
Contact info
Actions

dogluvers.com

The Ultimate Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
URL http://www.dogluvers.com/
Sample http://www.dogluvers.com/dog_breeds/Bayesian_probability
Rating
Details Uses popular mirror template. Includes "The contents of this article are licensed from Wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. How to see transparent copy" with local link to GFDL and instructions to get to original article.
Contact info
Actions Requested that they mention Wikipedia on every page, as well as briefly describig the GFDL and changing the "Terms of Use" text to "GFDL License". Awaiting response. Superm401 - Talk 06:32, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

DomainsAreFree.com

DomainsAreFree
URL http://www.domainsarefree.com/glossary/
Sample http://www.domainsarefree.com/glossary/World_Wide_Web.html
Rating Medium
Details Commercial domain registration site using a subset of technical Wikipedia articles. Links to original article and offsite GFDL.
Contact info http://www.domainsarefree.com/contact.html
Actions

double-bass.koopal.com

Double bass entry portal to ibay.com.li
URL http://double-bass.koopal.com/
Sample http://double-bass.koopal.com/
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL.
Details Copied and edited text from Double bass, and photo Image:AGK_bass1_full.jpg. No WP attribution or GFDL notice. Copyright attributed to "Ibay international Ltd", and links through to http://www.ibay-hk.com/.
Contact info On http://www.ibay-hk.com/ there is a link to info AT ibay-hk.com, based in Zurich, including phone and postal address.
Actions Sent e-mail 20 Nov 2006. See discussion at Talk:Double_bass#Plagiarism/Copyright Issues? and copy of e-mail at Talk:Double_bass/Copyright_notice. Update: left a note of related GFDL violation at Musical instrument

DownloadpediA

DownloadpediA
URL http://downloadpedia.org/
Sample http://downloadpedia.org/skins/common/images/wiki.png
Rating "Medium"
Details Uses Wikipedia's Logo and default MediaWiki color scheme, might confuse people into thinking they're reading or editing wikipedia. Not a fork per se, but I didn't know where else to put this.
Contact info none listed
Actions Left note on the wiki's main talk page, and also suggested content might make a good wikibook. [48]

Dr. Damerow

  • Links to the articles
  • Links to GFDL on gnu.org
Not a verbatim copy: embedding failure - text inserted between title ("Cold War") and start of Wikipedia text ("The Cold War (September 2, 1945 - December 25, 1991) was"). Either needs the inserted text placed above the header (to make it a verbatim copy) or it needs to comply with the stricter rules on derivative works.
The French Wars of Religion article is a combination of two Wikipedia articles. There are rules on how you can do this, but I can't remember them off the top of my head.

dropbears.com

See Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Abc#Brough.27s_Books.

DuranDuran.wikia.com

  • Site: duranduran.wikia.com/wiki/Duran_Duran
  • Non-commercial fansite (displaying Google ads), forked copy of Duran Duran article, inc. fair use pictures.
  • GFDL (at Wikia), Wikipedia, original article, Wikipedia history and own history all linked
  • Compliance: High

E

earth-history.com

earth-history.com
URL http://www.earth-history.com/
Sample http://earth-history.com/Egypt/toplevel/Publ-domain.htm
Rating Low
Details Mention that the article is from Wikipedia but without link to Wikipedia, GFDL, or the individual aritcle. Claims that the page presents copyrighted material under fair use doctorine of the U.S. copyright law. The publisher seems to be a Dutch. Fair use for an entire article is quite dubious. The extent of their use is not investigated. It may be just one article.
Contact info Leendert Geerts: webmaster AT GEERTS.COM (admin whois), abuse AT 4rweb.com (host)
Actions
  • Sent standard violation notice to webmaster AT earth-history.com. Superm401 - Talk 01:22, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Got email delivery error. Superm401 - Talk 02:02, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Resent to webmaster AT GEERTS.COM. Superm401 - Talk 02:34, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

ebabylone.com

eBabylone
URL http://www.ebabylone.com/encyclopreg.php?title=Main_Page
Sample http://www.ebabylone.com/encyclopedie_IKEA.html
Rating Low
Details Mirror of French Wikipedia. Mentions Wikipedia and GFDL, but links to neither.
Contact info gs_fr AT yahoo.fr (whois) http://www.ebabylone.com/contact.php
Actions

ebaumsworld.com

eBaum's World
URL http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/63233/
Sample http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/63233/
Rating Low
Details Uses at least one image, without mentioning wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ulica_Kenobiego.jpg)
Contact info legal AT ebaumsworld.com

eBaum's World

P.O. Box 18091

Rochester, NY 14618

Actions Sent an email asking that the image be correctly attributed and released under the correct licenses. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 16:37, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

eBaita.com

eBaita
URL http://www.ebaita.com/
Sample http://www.ebaita.com/enciclopedia.asp?title=Wikip%C3%A9dia
Rating High
Details Mirror of Portuguese Wikipedia. Mentions Wikipedia and GFDL with links
Contact info webmaster at ebaita.com
Actions none

eBay Listing Index

eBay Listing Index
URL http://listing-index.ebay.com/index.html
Sample http://listing-index.ebay.com/games/The_Bloodstone_Wars.html
Rating Low
Details Some Wikipedia-scraped listings give GFDL notice with local copy of the GFDL (actors, eg. http://listing-index.ebay.com/actors/Pat_Renella.html), others do not (games, eg. http://listing-index.ebay.com/games/The_Bloodstone_Wars.html). Includes link to original article. No authors or dates listed.
Contact info No general contact address. Web form about "Reporting Intellectual Property Infringements (VeRO)" (http://cgi1.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=InlineSelfHelpWebform&wftype=2024&rcode=VE%25V00024&subject=Reporting%20Intellectual%20Property%20Infringements%20(VeRO)&bcrumb=+Home+%3E+Help+%3E%A0Transaction+Problems+and+Protections%A0%3E%A0What+eBay+Can+Do%A0%3E%A0Reporting+Intellectual+Property+Infringements+%28VeRO%29&instruction=&expirationDate=). registeredagent AT ebay.com (DMCA).
Actions Contacted using web form. Superm401 - Talk 06:53, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

eBookEDEN.com

eBookEDEN.com
URL http://ebookeden.com/
Sample http://books.google.com/books?id=8oZYJeQvc2gC&printsec=frontcover&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false; see Talk:Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Rating High
Details No compliance
Contact info
Actions

eBookIt.com

eBookIt.com
URL http://www.ebookit.com/index.php
Sample http://books.google.com.br/books?id=MCfJsyuq2E8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=atheists+are+idiots#v=onepage
Rating None
Details book chapter copied verbatim from Discrimination against atheists, claims copyright, no attribution.
Contact info http://www.ebookit.com/contact-us
Actions

eBook 2u (ebook2u dot com)

eBook2u.com
URL http://eBook2u.com
Sample http://www.ebook2u.com/articles/color-code.shtml
Rating Medium
Details Links to Wikipedia main page and offsite GFDL.
Contact info admin AT ebook2u.com (whois)
Actions

ebroadcast.com.au

eBroadcast
URL http://www.ebroadcast.com.au/lookup/encyclopedia/
Sample http://www.ebroadcast.com.au/lookup/encyclopedia/wa/Washington,_D._C..html
Rating Low
Details No mention of GFDL, and claims copyright. Image link to www.wikipedia.org. Unlabeled links to original article.
Contact info enquiries AT ebroadcast.com.au, milburn_peter AT hotmail.com
Actions
  • Sent standard letter via e-mail. -Rholton 17:22, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Sent followup letter to enquiries AT ebroadcast.com.au . Superm401 - Talk 06:00, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

www.economicexpert.com

EconomicExpert
URL http://www.economicexpert.com/
Sample http://www.economicexpert.com/a/Prime:time.html
Rating None
Details Without JS, no mention of Wikipedia or GFDL. With Javascript, GFDL notice with links to original article, offsite GFDL, history section, and editing.
Contact info pavflo AT yahoo.com (whois), copyright AT theplanet.com (host DMCA)
Actions Sent email to pavflo AT yahoo.com asking that notice be plain HTML. Superm401 - Talk 06:21, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Still badly non-compliant; www.economicexpert.com/a/WPBS.html returns the text of the original 2004 version of this page "New York broadcaster WPBS-TV is one of two PBS flagship stations, the other being KPBS in California...". Content is mangled in such a way as to insert random bits from the California-related articles being wikilinked, before resuming with the description of the New York station. No attribution to author and no GFDL notice on page. (I'm running NoScript under Firefox; any search engine retrieving this page would also see the no-JS version) Not much correlation to the real WPBS-DT article here as is mangled, unattributed and five years out of date. --66.102.80.212 (talk) 15:21, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Economy-point

English-language translation of (parts of) the German wikipedia

Economy-point.org
URL http://www.economy-point.org/
Sample http://www.economy-point.org/t/train-accident-refines-montparnasse.html
Rating "none"
Details claiming copyright, having it copy-protected by copyscape. No mention of GFDL. Appearently machine-translated from German wikipedia to English.
Contact info E-mail, phone number of admin and ISP.
Actions sent standard letter: en:Wikipedia:Standard GFDL violation letter#Letter_for_website_that_does_not_acknowledge_Wikipedia_as_a_source via form - which sends mail using office AT economy-point.org
Hi. This is the qmail-send program at yahoo.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following 
addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<office AT economy-point.org>:
213.17.224.150 does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 553 sorry, that domain isn't in my list of allowed 
rcpthosts (#5.7.1)
Giving up on 213.17.224.150.

sent same message to google AT tiger-ltd.cn - also got an 553 error. No further action taken by me - IIVQ 15:27, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

editthis.info

www.editthis.info
URL http://www.editthis.info
Sample http://www.editthis.info/wiki/Disney_channel
Rating "Low/None"
Details No mention that the content is under the GFDL, no mention of or links to Wikipedia.
Contact info RobKohr AT RobKohr.com, editthis.info AT proxy.dreamhost.com, jeff AT dreamhost.com (host/private whois DMCA)
Actions
  • Sent standard letter to RobKohr AT RobKohr.com . Superm401 - Talk 06:36, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Got "Disc quota exceeded by recipient" mailer-daemon error. Superm401 - Talk 06:42, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

editthis.info/whitmoorwiki

whitmoorwiki (not url)
URL www.editthis.info/whitmoorwiki
Sample http://www.editthis.info/whitmoorwiki/Adolf_Hitler
Rating "Low/None"
Details Willy on Wheels (confirmed via dialogue on another editthis) plagiarized Wikipedia's Adolf Hitler page word for word. Also, vandal and admin templates were plagiarized. Finally (obviously), the logo was used
Contact info No contact information given.
Actions None

www.edvardmunch.info

www.edvardmunch.info
URL http://www.edvardmunch.info/
Sample http://www.edvardmunch.info/edvard-munch/the-scream.asp
Rating "Low/None"
Details Largely a straight copy of The Scream and claims own copyright for 2006
Contact info Webmaster AT EdvardMunch.Info, EDVARDMUNCH.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com, http://domainsbyproxy.com/LegalAgreement.aspx?prog_id= (post only)
Actions

eM Publications

eM Publications
URL http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/wikimedia-foundation
Sample [49]
Rating
Details Confusingly lists Wikimedia Foundation as the author, though the republisher is not affiliated. Lists names of Wikipedia editors who contributed to the articles.
Contact info
Actions

emporiumbooks.com.au

Said Mohammad Ali Jawid, ISBN 9786131474835 - Books, Discount Books, Cheap Books, Australian Bookstore - Emporium Books
URL http://www.emporiumbooks.com.au/
Sample http://www.emporiumbooks.com.au/book/said-mohammad-ali-jawid.do
Rating Low
Details States "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" and contains direct copy of the start of the article as a blurb. No links to original article or authors. Claims "© Emporium Retail Group 2011". Appears to be redistributing printed books from VDM Publishing House and/or Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, Mariam T. Tennoe and Susan F. Henssonow, but the article content is still copyrighted.

States "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" and contains direct copy of the start of the article as a blurb, which is then published online (the creation of the book itself is a separate issue). No links to original article or authors. Claims "© Emporium Retail Group 2011" (perhaps as this is a blurb this copyright claim doesn't extend to it). Claims to be published by VDM Publishing House and/or authors Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, Mariam T. Tennoe and Susan F. Henssonow, but the article content is still copyrighted. See also VDM Publishing House.

Contact info
Actions

emycontent.com and allaboutall.info

emyContent.com
URL http://www.emycontent.com/ and http://allaboutall.info
Sample http://www.emycontent.com/article/Category:Composers from commons:Category:Composers and http://www.allaboutall.info/article/Orchestra from Orchestra
Rating Medium
Details Links to original article at top. Links to offsite GFDL with notice "This article is from Wikimedia Commons. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." with boilerplate copyright notice at bottom.
Contact info ssamoylov AT gmail.com, team AT allaboutall.info, domains AT superkate.net (whois), abuse AT blacklotus.net (emycontent host)
Actions
  • Sent letter to team AT allaboutall.info asking for link to original article and onsite GFDL. Superm401 - Talk 07:14, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Received reply from ssamoylov AT gmail.com, noting that there is a link to the original article. Replied back asking for local link to the GFDL. Superm401 - Talk 23:51, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

en.wikilib.com

en.wikilib.com
URL http://en.wikilib.com
Sample http://en.wikilib.com/wiki/Main_Page
Rating Low/None
Details Mirrors the entire original Wikipedia page (including the "Privacy policy", "About Wikipedia", and "Disclaimers" links on the bottom), but the content is severely outdated. There is no mention of it being a mirror other than a short notice in Chinese (Translated by Google: "The Mirror service from Victoria website to offer data sources for the English Wikipedia September 26, 2006 data."). There is neither any mention of the GDFL nor any links back to the original.
Contact info {{{contact}}}
Actions {{{action}}}

Encyclopedia 4U

Encyclopedia 4U
URL http://www.encyclopedia4u.com
Sample http://www.encyclopedia4u.com/g/george-w-bush.html
Rating Medium
Details Links (with redirect) to original article and offsite GFDL
Contact info pws AT parwebsolutions.com (whois)
Actions
  • Sent letter to pws AT parwebsolutions.com asking for local GFDL link. Superm401 - Talk 07:12, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Said he would add link soon. Superm401 - Talk 01:11, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Material says "Copyright � 2005 Par Web Solutions All Rights reserved.". Is that a valid copyright claim, alongside the GFDL link and the link to Wikipedia? Corvus cornixtalk 22:29, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
URL http://books.google.com/books?id=MwvM09Z-7DwC&printsec=frontcover

Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt is an e-book published by MobileReference for use on mobile devices. The URL links to Google books' incomplete copy. A complete copy has to be purchased from a commercial supplier.

Sample p.1235 is an exact, or nearly exact, copy of a section in an earlier version of Wikipedia's article Mathematics in medieval Islam.
Rating Medium, judging from the Google books copy. Precise degree of compliance is difficult to evaluate without buying a commercial copy
Details The licensing information provided on the "back cover" acknowledges that material from Wikipedia has been used, and that this material is licensed under the GFDL, although it also wrongly implies that this material is also "public domain". However, it also asserts "all rights reserved" over the work as a whole, whereas the GFDL requires that the whole of any modification of a work licensed under it—which is what this is—must also be licensed under the same licence or a substantially similar version.

A copy of the GFDL licence doesn't appear to be included anywhere in the publication, as required by the terms of that licence, although a link to an on-line copy of the licence appears to be provided with the licensing information. The licensing information includes an apology for not listing all the authors of the Wikipedia material, and asserts that these can be seen "by following the hyperlink at the bottom of each article". As far as is possible to tell from the Google books copy, such links do appear regularly throughout the the publication, but it doesn't appear to be possible to use the Google books copy to check that these links work and do in fact point to the proper articles.

Contact info support@soundtells.com
Actions None as yet.

Encyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladeshn

Encyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
URL
Sample http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard/Archive_70#Circular_references:_Gyan_Publishing_and_ISHA_Books
Rating
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Encyclopedian

Encyclopedian
URL http://www.encyclopedian.com/
Sample http://www.encyclopedian.com/al/Albania.html
Rating Medium
Details Article ends with "This article is provided by contributions of Wikimedia Foundation. All text is available under the GNU free documentation license. View live article. Copyright & Disclaimer ". Links to local GFDL and original article. No authors or dates listed.
Contact info Ali Ocalir: Gmail address his first, then last name lowercase with no punctuation. See whois.
Actions
  • Sent letter to address above asking that notice links be underlined. Superm401 -

Talk 07:06, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

    • Received reply from address above saying it would be done. It looks line some CSS was changed, but it still doesn't quite work in Firefox so I suggested a fix. Superm401 - Talk 23:16, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Received reply noting that my fix was incorporated, making the links distinguishable in FF. Superm401 - Talk 18:16, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Encyclopedia of Law: America

American Legal Encyclopedia
URL http://lawi.us/
Sample http://lawi.us/250-top-law-pages-in-wikipedia-in-may-2012/ and http://lawi.us/250-top-law-pages-in-wikipedia-in-may-2012/
Rating None
Details Couldn't find any indication that the articles are taken from Wikipedia, but the style and the listing of topics are similar
Contact info
Actions

Encyclopedia of Law: Asia

Asian Legal Encyclopedia
URL http://lawi.asia/
Sample
Rating None
Details Couldn't find any indication that the articles are taken from Wikipedia, but the style and the listing of topics are similar
Contact info
Actions


Encyclopedia PRO

<name of the webpage> (not url)
URL http://www.encyclopediapro.com/mw/Main_Page
Sample http://www.encyclopediapro.com/mw/Acetone
Rating "Low/None"
Details No mention of Wikipedia, articles are a complete copy of Wikipedia articles.
Contact info info@goldenframe.com
Actions None

Encyclopédie française

  • URL: www.encyclopediefrancaise.com
  • Example: www.encyclopediefrancaise.com/Conférence_de_Berlin.html appears to be a translation of en:Berlin Conference (1884) rather than a copy of fr:Conférence de Berlin and similarly with other pages
  • No obvious mention of Wikipedia, GFDL, source, history or copyright.
  • Non-compliant

Encylowine

Encylowine
URL http://www.encyclowine.org/?title=Main_Page
Sample http://www.encyclowine.org/?title=Fermentation
Rating "Low/None"
Details Nearly every article is a complete copy of a Wikipedia article on wine with many images uses. There is a vague and generic disclaimer on their license page saying that some material is from Wikipedia but there is no link from individual articles or images to their original Wikipedia source.
Contact info webmaster AT encyclowine.org, Dixie Maquet
Actions 12/26/2007 sent email with links to Wikipedia's GFDL compliance page and requesting attribution on all articles and links using Wikipedia content. AgneCheese/Wine 17:11, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

EncycloZine

EncycloZine
URL http://encyclozine.com/, http://Artzia.com, http://eluzions.com/, http://diXionary.com, http://Kosmoi.com/
Sample http://encyclozine.com/Society/Social_Science/Anthropology/
Rating Medium
Details EncycloZine is organized into subsites which include: Artzia.com, Eluzions.com DiXionary.com Kosmoi.com and possibly others, all very liberally plastered with links to books available on Amazon.
  • Not always link to current version of article
  • Not always link to GFDL
Contact info kosmoi AT btinternet.com (whois)
Actions
  • Sent standard letter. There is no webmaster email address posted, so I posted it on the forum. Vacuum c 21:14, August 18, 2005 (UTC)
  • Sent another standard letter to kosmoi AT btinternet.com . Superm401 - Talk 07:47, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Received response noting that Social_Science/Anthropology was fixed and promising to fix others ASAP. Superm401 - Talk 19:25, 1 June 2007 (UTC)


Englishpremier

Englishpremier
URL www.englishpremier.net
Sample http://www.englishpremier.net/sheffieldunited/sheffieldunited_stadium
Rating None
Details No mention of Wikipeida or GFDL, claims own copyright.
Contact info blockedmind AT blockedmind.com (whois), abuse AT fdcservers.net (host)
Actions Standard violation letter sent to blockedmind AT blockedmind.com on 30 November 2006
  • site suspended by bloggest.net --Rumping (talk) 22:35, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Example now working again --Rumping (talk) 18:38, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Entqna

entqna.com
URL http://www.entqna.com/
Sample http://www.entqna.com/celebrities/6345-celebrities.html
Rating Low/None
Details Claims copyright, no mention that text was taken from Tourette syndrome
Contact info entqna AT gmail.com
Actions None. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:04, 16 October 2007 (UTC)


epier.com

epier.com
URL http://www.epier.com/
Sample http://www.epier.com/BiddingForm.asp?1743236 part from Zeppelin
Rating Medium
Details Wikipedia text is copied with no attribution at all which is in violation of the GFD license. Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppelin which was copied at or after 03:33, October 27, 2007.
Contact info Registrant:
   ePier Inc. 
        1503 North Regal
        Spokane, WA 99207
        US 

Administrative Contact , Technical Contact :

   Kim, James
        jkim@epier.com
        1503 N REGAL ST
        SPOKANE, WA 99207-5361
        US
        Phone: 509-534-0334
        Fax: 509-534-0334 

Current Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.

Actions message sent from http://www.epier.com/contactweb_basic.asp : 84user (talk) 15:24, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

84user (talk) 15:14, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Failure notice: Email returned as unable to deliver ("wasn't able to establish an SMTP connection. (#4.4.1)") on 2009-06-05. 84user (talk) 00:04, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Equityedu.com

Equityedu.com
URL http://www.equityedu.com
Sample http://www.equityedu.com/testing/plagiarism.html, http://www.equityedu.com/to-Cele/careerbuilder.php
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL.
Details Content copied from wikipedia articles, even including clean up tags in some cases ([50]), but otherwise no mention of wikipedia or gfdl anywhere to be seen.
Contact info EQUITYEDU.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com (proxy whois), abuse AT godaddy.com (host whois)
Actions Sent standard violation letter to EQUITYEDU.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com . Superm401 - Talk 06:08, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

essential architecture

Essential Architecture
URL http://www.essential-architecture.com
Sample http://www.london-architecture.info/LO-061.htm from Millennium_Bridge_(London)
Rating None
Details Overall site contains links to smaller domains such as sample URL. Text and photos from outdated version of article, no attribution to Wikipedia or mention of GFDL.
Contact info essential.architecture AT gmail.com
Actions Sent standard violation letter


eurovisionarchive

eurovisionarchive
URL http://eurovisionarchive.members.beeb.net/
Sample http://eurovisionarchive.members.beeb.net/1969.htm from Eurovision_Song_Contest_1969
Rating None
Details Year Pages for Eurovision taken from Wikipedia. No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL.
Contact info abuse AT beeb.net (host)
Actions
  • Standard letter sent by Angela, 11 November 2003 via the feedback form on their site.
    • Sent standard provider letter to abuse AT beeb.net . Superm401 - Talk 07:05, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

EverythingOU

everythingOU.com
URL http://www.everythingou.com/
Sample http://www.everythingou.com/
Rating Low/None
Details Copies the Oklahoma Sooners article on the page with no mention of copyrights.
Contact info everything AT cox.net
Actions Sent initial notice (4/5/07).↔NMajdantalk 21:02, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Everything Preschool

Everything Preschool
URL http://everythingpreschool.com/
Sample http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/whales/encyclopedia.php
Rating Medium
Details Has thorough GFDL notice with links to www.wikipedia.org, original article, and local copy of the GFDL. States, "Just like any written work the authors or contributors of the article own the copyright but by contributing their work to Wikipedia they are licensing it under the terms of the GNU FDL This license means that you are free to print and share the articles with anyone you wish, provided that you comply with the GNU FDL. If you share them please let recipients know they are free to continue sharing the article under the same terms." No authors or dates listed.
Contact info support AT everythingpreschool.com, m.gutting AT comcast.net (whois), abuse AT pair.com (host)
Actions
  • Standard email sent. -Rholton 02:21, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Sent email to m.gutting AT comcast.net asking for GFDL to be re-uploaded, and for better notice text and formatting. Superm401 - Talk 07:34, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Received reply from support AT everythingpreschool.com (correct address) noting that the GFDL was reuploaded and the disclaimer improved. I replied thanking them but noting that part was cut off. I also brought up some wording problems. Superm401 - Talk 22:57, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
        • Received another reply from support AT everythingpreschool.com . Notice was improved to note copyright and GFDL requirements, and is less cut off now. I replied suggesting using SSI instead of an iframe. Superm401 - Talk 03:00, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
          • He said he would look into it. Superm401 - Talk 03:00, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
            • Received email noting that he had replaced the iframe with an include! Superm401 - Talk 04:08, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

experiencefestival

  • Site: www.experiencefestival.com
  • Example: www.experiencefestival.com/a/Partial_differential_equation_-_Notation_and_examples/id/1833762
  • States: "Adapted from the Wikipedia article "Notation and examples", under the G.N U Free Docmentation License. Please also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki"
  • No obvious link to original article or GFDL


Explained.At

Explained.At: The Information and Knowledge Portal
URL http://explained.at/
Sample http://everything.explained.at/Rome/
Rating Medium
Details Displays at bottom of page:

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rome". Everything.Explained.At is © Copyright 2009-2013, A B Cryer, All Rights Reserved.

Links back to original article and the GFDL hosted at gnu.org. No mention of CC-BY-SA.

Not sure how their own copyright notice and the "All Rights Reserved" is or is not compatible with our licensing.

Contact info Brian Cryer - email: brian@cryer.co.uk website: http://www.cryer.co.uk/brian/about
Actions No action taken.


explanation-guide

Explanation Guide
URL http://explanation-guide.info
Sample http://explanation-guide.info/meaning/Red.html
Rating Medium
Details This site once had terrible compliance, but has improved through the efforts documented below. It now has the notice, "Licensing information:

This article uses material from Wikipedia (credits) and is made available under the terms of the GNU FDL (copy). Image licensing information is accessible by clicking the image." Credits links directly to the history section (good) and there is a link to a local copy of the GFDL (and the gnu.org version). Unfortunately, the image links don't work. For instance, http://explanation-guide.info/meaning/Plato.html links to http://explanation-guide.info//Plato.png.html but the correct link is http://explanation-guide.info/image/Plato.png.html.

Contact info ls_services_eire AT yahoo.ie,info AT explanation-guide.info, feedback-1607 AT explanation-guide.info
Actions Follow up. Since explanation-guide (EG) did not give attribution for the image at Gbe languages which I created and released under CC-by-2.0, I thought I'd send an email. Below I paste the contents of my first mail, the answer of mr. Lawrence Smith of EG, and my response. I sent my mail to feedback-1607 AT explanation-guide.info and to info AT explanation-guide.info and I got an answer from info AT explanation-guide.info. I will be posting further results soon. - Mark Dingemanse (talk) 21:49, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Dear Sir/Madam,
As creator of the images used on http://explanation-guide.info/meaning/Gbe-languages.html, http://explanation-guide.info/meaning/African-languages.html, and http://explanation-guide.info/meaning/Nilo-Saharan-languages.html (all copies of the Wikipedia articles of the same title) I object to your use of them.
The images are released under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0). Explanation-Guide, unlike Wikipedia, does not give the required attribution, thereby violating the license.
I trust that you resolve this issue soon, either by not using the images or by giving proper attribution to the creator.
Thank you,
Mark Dingemanse
Dear Mr. Dingemanse,
Please accept my apologies: I was not aware that the images are licensed separately to the texts. Thankyou for pointing this out.
As a short-term solution we have linked each image to an information page which links to the relevant page at Wikipedia. I hope this established attribution. We will try and add a more user-friendly and informative solution in the near future.
Yours sincerely
Lawrence Smith
Dear Mr. Smith,
thank you for your quick response. However, the short-term solution you propose does not work at present for the images I mentioned. The problem is that the respective Wikipedia articles contain scaled down versions of the original images. In the Wikipedia articles, this scaled down version is linked to the original image and to the attribution information, thereby fulfilling the license requirements. On explanation-guide, this link is lost, the scaled down version is copied, and the information page instead refers to a non-existent page on Wikipedia. Which leaves the issue unresolved.
I do trust that you will find a solution soon.
Thank you,
Mark Dingemanse
Dear Mr. Dingemanse,
Once again my apologies. The links now take into account scaling issues and link to the correct Wikipedia page.
Yours sincerely
Lawrence Smith
  • Sent letter to info AT explanation-guide.info asking that image links be fixed. Superm401 - Talk 07:56, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Got mailer-daemon error. Resent to ls_services_eire AT yahoo.ie . Superm401 - Talk 09:00, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

ezResult.com

ezResult
URL http://www.essentialresults.com, http://ezresult.com
Sample http://www.essentialresults.com/article/Lake_Tanganyika
Rating Medium
Details Without images, links to original article and local GFDL with text "This page and the Original Article used for this page are available for download under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License."; no mention of Wikipedia. There is an image that says "From Wikipedai, the free encyclopedia" beneath the title.
Contact info EZRESULT.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com, abuse AT ev1servers.net (host whois)
Actions
  • First email sent with a proposal for improvement. Andre Engels 00:03, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)
    • Reaction: "We will take up your suggestion during our next database/site update." Andre Engels 10:37, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)
    • This has been updated. (ezresult webmaster) 10:37, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)
  • essentialresults: No substantial content at examples; site is domain parked
  • ezresult: no obvious Wikipedia content at main page --Rumping (talk) 22:45, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
  • New example: ezresult.com/Mathematics.html has excerpts which may be fair use. --Rumping (talk) 18:38, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

F

F1complete.com

F1complete
URL http://www.f1complete.com
Sample http://www.f1complete.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=3123 from Alta Car and Engineering Company.
Rating Low
Details Much of their historical and encyclopedic sections are a straight copy of Wikipedia pages, with no attribution given. Indeed, such material is actually claimed to be copyright of f1complete.com!
Contact info privacy AT f1complete.com
Actions Sent "Letter for website that does not acknowledge Wikipedia as a source", via form at this page. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry 02:12, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
Received reply: "I will sort out the articles where there is use of wiki articles and put the info beneath it! Thanks for understanding. If I can be of any further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me! Alvin van Wunnik". I assume compliance is only a matter of time now! Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry 23:12, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Facebook

Facebook
URL http://www.facebook.com
Sample http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lemon-Bay-High-School/108478502509642?ref=ts#!/pages/Lemon-Bay-High-School/108478502509642?v=wiki&ref=tsv=wiki&ref=ts
Rating High
Details Facebook includes copies of Wikipedia articles where the article's topic matches the page's topic under a tab titled "Wikipedia." The social network provides links to the original articles and a link to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 on the Creative Commons website.
  • They also provide a link to the article's history page. 203.217.95.11 (talk) 11:27, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
Contact info abuse AT facebook DOT com, http://www.facebook.com/help
Actions none

fact-archive.com

Fact Archive
URL http://www.fact-archive.com/
Sample http://www.fact-archive.com/encyclopedia/Parthenon
Rating Medium
Details Links to main page, and local copy of the GFDL (section of another document). Provides instructions for viewing transparent copy (which consists of telling them to go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARTICLE). See Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Abc#Biology_Daily.
Contact info p9asnrpypxq433 AT protectfly.com, abuse AT cari.net (host whois)
Actions

Factbug

Factbug
URL http://www.factbug.org/
Sample http://www.factbug.org/cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=738 from Albania
Rating Medium
Details Calls itself "The fast Wikipedia mirror site with quick search." with link. Ends article with "This article was derived fully or in part from the article Albania on Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." and link to original article and local GFDL. No authors and dates listed.
Contact info
Actions

factsabout.com

Facts About
URL http://www.factsabout.com
Sample http://www.factsabout.com/w/wo/world_war_ii.html
Rating Medium
Details Links to www.wikipedia.org and local copy of the GFDL.
states: "This article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." but ends with "copyright ? 2004 FactsAbout.com"
Contact info
Actions

FactBook.org

FactBook
URL http://www.factbook.org/
Sample http://www.factbook.org/wikipedia/en/a/al/albania_1.html
Rating Medium
Details Keeps "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Links to original Wikipedia article. Uses Wikipedia's GFDL notice ("All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.") but links to GFDL article, not actual license. That version of the article does link to the license very early. Pages say "modified by Geona".
Contact info support AT goldvision.com
Actions Asked them to link to actual GFDL. Superm401 - Talk 05:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Fact-Index

Fact-Index
URL http://www.fact-index.com/
Sample http://www.fact-index.com/a/al/albania_1.html
Rating Medium
Details Links to www.wikipedia.org and local copy of the GFDL. Has donated $2500 to Wikimedia. Notes this as "Fact-index.com financially supports the Wikimedia Foundation."
Contact info
Actions

FactualWorld

FactualWorld
URL http://factualworld.com/
Sample http://factualworld.com/index.php?q=Akhtar%20Hameed%20Khan
Rating None
Details Claims copyright to all mirrored material. No mention of Wikipedia or its respective licenses.
Contact info http://factualworld.com/contactus.php
Actions

Faith and Beliefs

FaithAndBeliefs.com
URL www.faithandbeliefs.com
Sample http://www.faithandbeliefs.com/index.php?q=Islam
Rating Medium
Details Links to en.wiki version. No mention of GFDL. Appears to fetch content from WP on command: instantly mirrors updates.
Contact info
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Fallen Earth Forums

Fallen Earth Forums
URL http://forums.fallenearth.com/
Sample http://forums.fallenearth.com/fallenearth/showpost.php?p=34311&postcount=10
Rating Medium
Details Forum rules prohibit posting of copyrighted materials. Unattributed text from Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_ray) has been copied verbatim and posted on the forums. Forum moderator both fails to acknowledge a copyright breach has occured and asserts no obligation to remove copyrighted material from the site. Attempts to communicate with Icarus directly have resulted in no response.
Contact info community AT fallenearth.com
Actions What action has been taken so far then? Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry 02:14, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Famous-astrophysicists.com

Famous Astrophysicists
URL http://www.famous-astrophysicists.com/index.html
Sample http://www.famous-astrophysicists.com/astrophysicists/drake.htm from Frank Drake
Rating None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL.
Contact info shawnjoy AT rogers.com (whois), legal AT ipowerweb.com, webmaster AT famous-astrophysicists.com
Actions
  • Standard letter sent. --snoyes 18:34, 9 Dec 2003 (UTC)
  • Standard follow-up sent by mav 10:53, 4 Jan 2004 (UTC)
  • Still not compliant. Lotsofissues 06:48, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Still not compliant. Jespley 21:08, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Famouspeople.co.uk

Famouspeople.co.uk
URL http://www.famouspeople.co.uk/index.html
Sample http://www.famouspeople.co.uk/m/margaretthatcher.html
Rating Medium
Details At the bottom of each article, "Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free ocumentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License"." is included.
"©2007 Copyright Statement. FamousPeople.co.uk is Published under a GNU Free Documentation Licence by Splashweb" is stated at the bottom of each page. Clicking on 'Copyright Statement' takes user through to a page stating " Famous People uses biographical information from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia under a GNU Free Documentation Licence issued by the Free Software Foundation Inc.". Site does not link back to Wikipedia articles, only to www.wikipedia.org, assuming 'medium' compliance.
Contact info http://www.famouspeople.co.uk/contact/index.html,
Actions Sent a letter using contact form asking for link to original article, proper GFDL notice (without bogus copyright claim), and local copy of the GFDL. Superm401 - Talk 04:30, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Sent out a second email, specifying contents of first email and the requirement to comply. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry 02:36, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
Received an email in reply from Mark Ayres. Email states: "Thanks for your email and your comments regarding GFDL compliance at www.famouspeople.co.uk. I have no record and don't recall receiving the earlier email that you refer too. However, we've reviewed the licence [again] to try and clarify your comments, and we stand corrected on a few points. Personally I don't find this licence a very straightforward one to interpret, but I agree that some changes are needed. As such we've added a locally hosted copy of the licence rather than the remote one at FSI, and this page is linked to by the text "GNU Free Documentation License" on every page on the site. The "Copyright 2007Splashweb, all rights reserved" statement was actually changed some weeks ago to "Copyright Statement. FamousPeople.co.uk is published by Splashweb".The "Copyright Statement" link leads to an updated Copyright Statement page with a link, in context, through to the copy of the licence. Many thanks for highlighting these points, not only to help ensure that compliance, but also these changes will make the copyright issue clearer to our visitors.". Site seems to be in 'medium' compliance from now. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry 22:53, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Famous Like Me

Famous Like Me
URL http://www.famouslikeme.com
Sample http://www.famouslikeme.com/76675/article.html from Samantha Mumba
Rating Medium
Details Has notice, "This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Samantha Mumba" with link to www.wikipedia.org, original article, and offsite GFDL. Also lists Wikipedia as a "friend". :)
Contact info
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Fastload.org

Fastload.org
URL http://www.fastload.org/
Sample http://www.fastload.org/co/Computer_science.html
Rating Medium
Details Includes text "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

You may copy and modify it as long as the entire work (including additions) remains under this license. To view or edit this article at Wikipedia, follow this link." "Follow this link" leads directly to the Wikipedia article copied. However, the GFDL link is to their copy of GFDL, not the actual license. That page links to Wikipedia:Text of the GFDL, which they include in the mirror.

Contact info webmaster AT fastload.org (site)
Actions Sent standard violation letter to host. Superm401 - Talk 05:55, 21 January 2006 (UTC).
Received response stating they would ignore copyright complaints that were not in the form of a DMCA takedown notice. [::Example redirects to computer-science.brainsip.com/ with no obvious Wikipedia content; www.fastload.org has links to Wikipedia but no substantial content --Rumping (talk) 22:54, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Now seems that the site has fallen into disrepair. 16:27, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Feedbus.com

Feedbus.com
URL http://feedbus.com/
Sample http://feedbus.com/wikis/wikipedia.php?title=Alicia_Keys
Rating Medium
Details Directly links to Wikipedia. No local copy of GFDL. All images are local. Appears to be using an automatic script: [51] No history sections.
Contact info Peter Scott: pscontent AT gmail.com, 3062448761 (Canada)
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Fixed reference

Fixed Reference=
URL http://fixedreference.org/
Sample http://fixedreference.org/en/20040424/wikipedia/Taking_Children_Seriously
Rating High
Details Complete copies of WikiPedia and simple at fixed moments in time. Link to wikipedia.org and local copy of GFDL, as well as disclaimer. No link to original article. Done by BozMo and others: so people can see the project development and cite a fixed text with certainty.
Contact info BozMo
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File-extensions

File-extensions
URL http://www.file-extensions.org/
Sample http://www.file-extensions.org/elf-file-extension-executable-and-linkable-format-file
Rating Low
Details Copies of parts of Wikipedia articles, most often the leads. Link to WP article but no mention that text was taken from WP article.
Contact info Half price
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filepie

Filepie
URL www.filepie.us/
Sample http://www.filepie.us/?title=Bronze(mirror),bronzewiki page
Rating Low
Details TOtal copying of wikipedia content
Contact info [
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Fililquarian Publishing

Fililquarian Publishing/Biographiq
URL http://www.filiquarianpublishing.com/
Sample http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=pTgqEJzGqz0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=biographiq&num=100 from Emma Goldman
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL .
Details Direct copies, for sale, of scores of Wikipedia biographical articles. Published with a GDFL license, and copyrighted to Filiquarian Publishing, LLC. There are 48 such titles listed at Google Books.[52]
Contact info Joshua Linsk 2020 Highland Pkwy St. Paul, S 55116

, United States +1.9523744322 Fax -- +1.6516980554

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Filmbug

Filmbug
URL http://www.filmbug.com/
Sample http://www.filmbug.com/db/4028 from Elia Kazan
Rating Medium
Details Links to original article (redirected) and local GFDL. No history section.
Contact info
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Filmsdown.net

<name of the webpage> (not url)
URL http://flmsdown.net/
Sample http://flmsdown.net/Anne-Hathaway---Photos-6624.html (beware of popups!)
Rating None
Details A few sentences of article; no mention of WP Patstuarttalk·edits 08:14, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Contact info
Actions
  • Example fails --Rumping (talk) 23:37, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

FindTarget

FindTarget
URL http://reference.findtarget.com
Sample http://reference.findtarget.com/search/Willy%20Vandersteen/
Rating Low
Details As far as I can see, no link or mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL at all, only their own copyright notice.
Contact info
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Firebird.cn

Firebird.cn
URL http://www.firebird.cn/wiki/Main_Page
Sample http://www.firebird.cn/wiki/Albania
Rating None
Details
  • No mention of Wikipedia. (without JS)
  • No mention of GFDL. (without JS)
Contact info
  • cnreg AT hichina.com
  • bjnic AT bjtelecom.net (host?)
Actions Sent letter asking for no javascript requirement, local GFDL, and link to article. Superm401 - Talk 06:15, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • No such directory --Rumping (talk) 23:38, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Fisacgym.it

Fisacgym.it
URL http://www.fisacgym.it
Sample http://www.fisacgym.it/fisac/en/fisac/presentation-teamgym.html
Rating None
Details No mention of Wikipedia; claims all material copyrighted by Fisacgym.
Contact info
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FirstCarHire.com

FirstCarHire
URL http://www.firstcarhire.com/country-guide/
Sample http://www.firstcarhire.com/country-guide/united-states/
Rating None
Details Uses text from country / city articles to pad out car-hire listings for respective locations. No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. Apparently used to have links to Wikipedia:About and Wikipedia:Copyrights, and possibly GFDL.
Contact info reservations AT firstcarhire.com
Actions Sent standard violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 06:07, 18 January 2007 (UTC)


Fitness pills

Fitness pills
URL http://www.fitpills.com/
Sample http://www.fitpills.com/no-hangover/
Rating None
Details Copied Hangover article (after adding his own ad to the bottom!), but possibly others. Claims copyright, no link to GFDL or mention of Wikipedia
Contact info info AT soforreal.net (whois), (703) 783.1331 (Myriad Network [host] DMCA fax; see http://www.myriadnetwork.com/legal/tos.php)
Actions * Copies most of article (with minor rewording). Could not find the terms "wiki", "FDL", or "doc" on the page. Standard letter sent. --Astronouth7303 00:01, 30 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Example has no obvious Wikipedia content--Rumping (talk) 23:40, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


FiveAfrica.com

FiveAfrica
URL http://fiveafrica.com/
Sample http://fiveafrica.com/index.php?title=Simone_Scatizzi
Rating Low
Details Full text mirror, no acknowledgement of Wikipedia origins, no means to retrieve history or restore contributor attribution
Contact info
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Fleetwoodmac.org

Fleetwoodmac.org
URL http://www.fleetwoodmac.org/
Sample http://www.fleetwoodmac.org/index.php?q=Uncle_Sam_(diamond) http://www.fleetwoodmac.org/mick-fleetwood.php
Rating Low
Details Fleetwoodmac.org appears to function as a live web scraper (as an anecdotal test, compare any page from Special:Recentchanges with the corresponding page at the Fleetwoodmac.org domain). At the bottom, the source (Wikipedia) is credited, but nowhere is the copyright status indicated.
  • Update: Uncle_Sam_(diamond) example has same content as frontpage , the three paragraph intro of Fleetwood Mac, and no obvious mention of Wikipedia. Some group related info also comes from Wikipedia, e.g from Mick Fleetwood, without mentioning source or GFDL. Not obviously scraping. 23:48, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Contact info A WHOIS search indicates that the domain is owned by "Mesa Verde Enterprises"; contact information is admin AT mesaverdeenterprises.com
Actions None taken

foosquare.com

Foosquare
URL http://foosquare.com
Sample http://motorola.foosquare.com/
Rating Medium
Details Links to original article and local copy of GFDL. Claims "by foosquare 2005" on each page. No history section.
Contact info
Actions
  • Standard letter sent 3 December 2005 AJR - Talk 00:36, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
    • Response received by email 13 December, now uses attribution text from Wikipedia:Copyrights#Example notice (links to GFDL at gnu.org and to source article at Wikipedia.) Apparently the non-compliance was accidental, in an email to me they say: "We are ready to fully comply with the requirements. It just dropped through bug detection. :(" -- AJR - Talk 17:04, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
  • No substantial content at example; site is domain parked --Rumping (talk) 23:49, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Footballshirtculture.com

footballshirtculture.com
URL http://www.footballshirtculture.com/
Sample http://www.footballshirtculture.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=308&Itemid=26
Rating None
Details
Contact info info AT footballshirtculture.com
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Footballyears.net

Football Years
URL http://www.footballyears.net, http://www.arsenalfcyears.com/, http://thierryhenryyears.com
Sample http://www.arsenalfcyears.com/years/1946-1950overview.htm
Rating None
Details Direct cut and paste of sections from nearly every football club article and also notable players. Falsely claims copyright. GFDL is not mentioned at all. No mention of Wikipedia or link to original article.
Contact info Jonathan Kahn (via http://footballyears.net/contactus.htm) and janetzar AT aol.com (via domain whois)
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Footbo.com

Footbo.com
URL footbo.com
Sample footbo.com/Players/Elias_Hernan_Hernandez/Biography
Rating None
Details The Eliam Hernan Hernandez biography at Footbo.com was created there on 21 Jun 2008 with minimal content, but on 1 Sep 2008, the version that is currently there, and has not been edited since then, was copied, word-for-word, with the same typo, from the Wikipedia article which had existed in similar form since 24 July 2008. The Footbo.com page says "Copyright © 2007 Footbo all rights reserved". Footbo is a wiki, so users update the content.
Contact info Abuse report form at footbo.com/ReportAbuse more info on copyright at footbo.com/Copyright
Actions None.

Foundation of Geology

Foundation of Geology: Volume 1
URL http://books.google.com/books?id=Fkw99wNiyQ0C&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false
Sample
Rating Low/none
Details A compilation of Wikipedia articles published by Global Vision Publishing House without attribution.
Contact info nsingh_2004@vsnl.net, info@globalvisionpub.com
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France.com

France.com
URL http://www.france.com
Sample http://www.france.com/culture/display_item.cfm?id=154
Rating Medium
Details Links to original article and Wikipedia's copy of the GFDL at bottom of page.
Contact info
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fraudwatchernetwork.com

Fraudwatchernetwork
URL http://fraudwatchernetwork.com
Sample http://fraudwatchernetwork.com/website/mail-fraud.html
Rating None
Details All the links at the top of the page are copies of Wikipedia articles. None mention Wikipedia or the GFDL.
Contact info webmaster AT fraudwatchernetwork.com, bbdnx2000 AT fraudwatchernetwork.com (whois)
Actions
  • Standard violation letter sent. Superm401 - Talk 09:10, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent standard followup to bbdnx2000 AT fraudwatchernetwork.com. Superm401 - Talk 05:54, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Address not found --Rumping (talk) 23:51, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

feedbus.com

Feedbus
URL http://www.feedbus.com/
Sample http://feedbus.com/wikis/wikipedia.php
Rating Low
Details No GFDL copyright status, ads on webpage.
Contact info Whois Profile
Actions None
  • "a temporary problem extracting the information you are searching" --Rumping (talk) 23:52, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Freebase

Freebase
URL http://freebase.com
Sample http://www.freebase.com/view/sozh (and you can click at the image).
Rating
Details Articles mention both Wikipedia and GFDL. Images cite contributor by name and include link to original Wikimedia commons page as well as license(s).
Contact info
Actions None

TheFreeDictionary.com

See Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks/Stu#TheFreeDictionary.com.

freedomtrail.org

FreedomTrail
URL http://www.freedomtrail.org/
Sample http://www.freedomtrail.org/profiles/rosaparks.htm
Rating
Details None
Contact info C/O MKL Net • 28 North Main Street • Bainbridge, NY 13733 • (607) 265 - 3441 webmaster@freedomtrail.org
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freedownloadsoft.com

  • Site: freedownloadsoft.com.
  • Sample article: Catenary.
  • Link to GFDL (This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.).
  • Link to Wikipedia article (It uses material from the Wikipedia article (name of article).).
  • Claims copyright of content (© 2005, freedownloadsoft.com).
  • Poor copy, does not show templates or images (see for example, the copy of our Main Page).
  • Outdated copy of articles.
  • Does not list contact information anywhere.

-Fibonacci 03:21, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

  • No obvious Wikipedia content at example --Rumping (talk) 23:55, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

freeglossary.com

Free Glossary
URL http://www.freeglossary.com
Sample http://www.freeglossary.com/Painter-Stainers%27_Company
Rating Low
Details This is a multi-lingual mirror. No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL on article pages. There's an "About this article" link in bold at the bottom of the page, which acknowledges GFDL, links to the current version of the article, to the discussion page and to the version history. There is little to indicate the importance of this link. It's also always in English, even for mirrored versions of other language Wikipedias. Mentions Wikipedia on http://www.freeglossary.com/h.php?c=about . Appears to be a mirror of all articles.

Site now appears to be non-existent or broken, unable to http, tracrt or ping to it. I will try again in a few days and if not available I think we can presume it is now defunct. Sjc 09:06, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Contact info webmaster AT freeglossary.com, bauer AT valuenetmedia.com (whois)
Actions
  • Violation letter sent October 21 2004 Sjc 09:01, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Sent standard violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 04:39, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
    • I missed the section below. I should have customized the letter. Superm401 - Talk 05:04, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Page Load Error: Network Timeout --Rumping (talk) 23:56, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

freepedia.org

Freepedia
URL http://www.freepedia.org/ , http://de.freepedia.org/ , http://fr.freepedia.org/ , http://es.freepedia.org/
Sample http://en.freepedia.org/Organization.html
Rating High
Details Seems to use dynamic loading. All pages link to original article, local copy of the GFDL, and Wikipedia's copy of the page history. Has its own disclaimer (http://en.freepedia.org/Disclaimer.html), which seems to present the work as its own authorship.
Contact info
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Fresh, Bold, & So Def Women

<Fresh, Bold, & So Def Women>
URL http://freshboldandsodef.tumblr.com/post/6182648253/felicia-pride-is-an-independent-content-producer
Sample http://freshboldandsodef.tumblr.com/post/6182648253/felicia-pride-is-an-independent-content-producer
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance).
Details Text copied directly from wikipedia page; no mention of wikipedia or GFDL.
Contact info
Actions None

Mirrors and Forks :

(Numbers) ABC - DEF - GHI - JKL - MNO - PQR - STU - VWXYZ - All - Archive

G

Gainsville.com

Gainsville.com
URL http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?template=wiki
Sample http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?template=wiki&text=Blood
Rating Medium
Details Dynamic mirror. Has notice at bottom, "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License." with offsite GFDL link but below "© Copyright 2007, The Gainesville Sun, Reproduction without consent is prohibited.". Has link to original article at top, with "Wikipedia" as anchor text.
Contact info davist AT gvillesun.com
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gamblingsitesforsale.com

Gambling Domains & Sites For Sale (not url)
URL http://www.gamblingsitesforsale.com
Sample http://www.gamblingsitesforsale.com/craps/dice.html copy of Dice
Rating Low/None
Details "From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia, by MultiMedia" (Multimedia links to http://www.multimedia.com.ro/). No GFDL visible.
Contact info
Actions No actions taken yet.

gamelow.com

GameLow.com
URL http://www.gamelow.com/
Sample http://www.gamelow.com/puzzles/logic.html
Rating None
Details No mention of GFDL. Claims copyright. No links to original article or mention of Wikipedia. No history section. Contains copies of the old wiki entries.
Contact info GAMELOW.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com
Actions Sent standard violation letter to GAMELOW.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com. Superm401 - Talk 20:26, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

gameosis.com

Gameosis.com
URL http://www.gameosis.com/
Sample http://www.gameosis.com/drink/flip.html (compare this version of flip cup)
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of GFDL. Claims copyright with all rights reserved. No links to original article or mention of Wikipedia. No history section. Copies of Wikipedia articles date to approximately the first quarter of 2006.
Contact info
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gamerwiki.com

GamerWiki
URL http://www.gamerwiki.com/
Sample http://www.gamerwiki.com/index.php/Nintendo_GameCube
Rating Medium
Details Fork of Wikipedia designed for gaming. Everything (including original content) is licensed under GFDL. This is noted at the bottom of every page, with link to offsite GFDL. Articles using Wikipedia include text "This article uses source material obtained from Wikipedia, as well as links to main page and original article.

The original article can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARTICLE" Both Wikipedia and the article name are linked.

Contact info Any licensing, copyright, or etiquette that has been overlooked, please leave messages at my talk page or at my GamerWiki talk page -- Tyagi 20:59, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
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game-web

Game-web
URL http://game.moonlightchest.com/
Sample http://game.moonlightchest.com/rubik_cube.asp
Rating None
Details No mention of GFDL. Claims copyright with all rights reserved. No links to original article or mention of Wikipedia. No history section. Moonlightchest have other Wikipedia stuff that appears to be equally non-compliant but I have not looked at it in detail.
Contact info
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Gateserver.net

Gateserver.net
URL http://www.gateserver.net
Sample http://www.gateserver.net/Topicdetails.aspx?Topicid=52082&name=&catid=329&topicname=Lost_Ten_Tribes
Rating Medium
Details They link to www.gnu.org for the GFDL license, and to the specific Wikipedia article. But no history on their site.
Contact info
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gaudiriudoms2002.org

  • Site: http://www.gaudiriudoms2002.org/

Example: http://www.gaudiriudoms2002.org/index.php?option=com_awiki&view=mediawiki&Itemid=2&article=Talk:Manx_(cat)

geekopedia

Geekopedia
URL http://geekopedia.ipupdater.com
Sample http://albania.geekopedia.ipupdater.com/
Rating Medium
Details States (in very fine print) "This article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." Link to Wikipedia is broken (en.wikipedia.org/title/Albania rather than correct en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania). Links to gnu.org copy of GFDL
Contact info *webmaster AT geekopedia.ipupdater.com
  • admin AT ev1.net (ISP)
Actions
  • Asked webmaster AT geekopedia.ipupdater.com for fixed article and link and local GFDL. Superm401 - Talk 20:57, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Got mailer-daemon error. Superm401 - Talk 21:37, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

geeks.dnip.net

See Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Abc#borgfind

geneawiki.com

GeneaWiki, part of GeneaNet
URL http://en.geneawiki.com/
Sample http://en.geneawiki.com/index.php/Mitochondrial_Eve (compare to en:Mitochondrial_Eve). Promoted as a "featured article" on GeneaNet's websites and emails.
Rating Low
Medium --Zigger «º» 04:16, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Details Pages link to page mentioning GFDL, has local copy of GFDL. Does not mention or link to Wikipedia. Does not list or link to original history/authors.
Page updated 19-Feb-2009, so that it now mentions GFDL & links to that GNU.org license page, and now identifies the Wikipedia article as an origin. Still does not list or directly link to original history/authors. --Zigger «º» 04:08, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Contact info http://www.geneanet.org/contact/presse.php
Actions Used their standard contact web form to advise of breach. But page warns "…queries out of subject … will be totally ignored." --Zigger «º» 00:22, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

general books llc

General Books LLC
URL http://booksllc.net/
Sample See Books LLC; a general Wikipedia publisher on demand.
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geodatabase.de

Geodatabase.de
URL http://www.geodatabase.de/
Sample http://www.geodatabase.de/Joe%20Williams%20(jazz%20singer)
Rating Medium
Details Sometimes confuses talk pages with real pages (see www.geodatabase.de/mozilla). In other cases, correctly links to original article, page history, and edit page (albeit all through tracking redirects) and a local copy of the GFDL.
Contact info
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Portale Storia

portalestoria.net
URL <portale storia>http://www.portalestoria.net</portale storia>
Sample <portale storia>http://www.portalestoria.net/index.htm </portale storia>
Rating high
Details Mentions Wikipedia and the GFDL; links to original article and also GFDL.
Contact info
Actions

geoseven.com

geoseven.com
URL http://www.geoseven.com
Sample http://www.geoseven.com/en/DE/
Rating high
Details Mentions Wikipedia and the GFDL; links to original article and also GFDL.
Contact info
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GetGlue.com

GetGlue.com
URL http://getglue.com/
Sample http://getglue.com/tv_shows/legends_of_hidden_temple
Rating None
Details Mirror of first paragraph of Legends of the Hidden Temple article. No mention of Wikipedia or CC-BY-SA-3.0. No attribution.
Contact info support AT getglue.com
Actions friendly letter sent (based on form letter by DES at Wikipedia:Standard CC-BY-SA violation letter

getgourmetrecipes.com

  • Site: http://www.getgourmetrecipes.com/wiki_recipes/index.php?title=Main_Page
  • No link to the original article.
  • As of 13:50, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

GetWiki

GetWiki
URL http://getwiki.net
Sample http://getwiki.net/-Freeport,_New_York
Rating Low
Details They say (at bottom of page) "(...as imported from WP) article has not been saved locally". "About" page http://getwiki.net/-about says "GetWiki imports articles via XML from Wikipedia, Wikinfo, and SourceWatch, among others." They do say on http://getwiki.net/-GetMeta:Copyrights "The default imported contributions assumes GNU FDL terms", and that links to a copy of the GNU FDL, but it appears not to be linked from individual article pages.
Contact info http://getwiki.net/-contact
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Glasglidius

Glasglidius
URL http://glasglow.com
Sample http://www.glasglow.com/e/index.php?title=Robert_Frost
Rating None
Details Articles are from Wikipedia but no mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL
Contact info ?
Actions None yet
  • Now, the Wikipedia content is gone and the site is overrun by spambots. — This, that, and the other (talk) 01:18, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

globalcpr.com

globalcpr.com
URL http://www.globalcpr.com/
Sample http://www.globalcpr.com/org/super.html, http://www.globalcpr.com/Constellations.html
Rating Low
Details Some pages, such as http://www.globalcpr.com/Constellations.html , have the notice "This content related to ARTICLE was brought to you by Wikipedia and it must be used in accordance with the GNU." Wikipedia is linked to the main page. Another "featured" set, including http://www.globalcpr.com/green/anti.html has no mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. All pages say "© GlobalCPR.com. All rights reserved" at the bottom.
Contact info GLOBALCPR.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com
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GlobalGuide.Org

GlobalGuide.Org
URL http://www.globalguide.org//
Sample http://www.globalguide.org/index.html?title=CBC_Radio_Two mirrors CBC Radio Two
Rating
Details Gives GFDL and mentions Wikipedia. Does not link to Wikipedia or author history.
Contact info
Actions none yet

Global Encyclopedia of Islamic Mystics and Mysticism (book)

Global Encyclopedia of Islamic Mystics and Mysticism
URL http://books.google.com/books?id=6XCRmgig69MC&lpg=PP1&pg=PR4#v=onepage&q=&f=false
Sample http://books.google.com/books?id=6XCRmgig69MC&lpg=PA17&ots=RdJq-fpSWz&pg=PA15#v=onepage&q=&f=false
Rating None
Details Book, not a website: I wasn't sure where/how else to report this. Only bears an "all rights reserved" copyright notice. No credit to (nor mention of) Wikipedia, no mention of CC nor GFDL licenses. Some of the book's content does not appear (and from what I could tell, never did appear) in Wikipedia but other portions are verbatim copies. See also: Talk:Aissawa#Article issues.
Contact info Publisher info: nsingh_2004@vsnl.net; globalvision.pub@gmail.com; http://www.globalvisionpub.com
Actions Contacted Google to note that about this book page displays Jan 1, 2007 while actual book contents say "First Edition, 2009". This is important because the content was added August 4, 2007. Superm401 - Talk 19:23, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

-- Gyrofrog (talk) 16:14, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Global encyclopaedia of political geography (book)

Global encyclopaedia of political geography By M. A. Chaudhary, Gautam Chaudhary (book)
URL http://globalvisionpub.com, http://books.google.com/books?id=vmyN0bMTth8C&dq=urrecht+revanchism+|+nationalism+|+irredentism+-wikipedia&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Sample http://books.google.com/books?id=vmyN0bMTth8C&pg=PA204&dq=urrecht+revanchism+|+nationalism+|+irredentism+-wikipedia&hl=en&ei=dVxUTL2zJsT38Aa1qdmgBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=urrecht%20revanchism%20%7C%20nationalism%20%7C%20irredentism%20-wikipedia&f=false
Rating None. Listed as © Publisher, no reference to Wikipedia or GFDL
Details Multiple articles in this encyclopedia appear to have been lifted verbatim from WP, including "Revanchism", "Scientific imperialism", "Rudolf Kjellén"
Contact info nsingh_2004@vsnl.net, global.vision276@gmail.com
Actions No actions taken.

Global Vision Publishing House (publisher)

Global Vision Publishing House
URL http://www.globalvisionpub.com/AllBooks.aspx
Sample See the discussion at the Reliable Sources noticeboard: some (not all) books copy from Wikipedia. Do not presume that any book from this publishing house is a reliable source; do not link to copyvio.
Rating Zero. Listed as © Publisher; Wikipedia and the GFDL do not seem to be mentioned. Some books copy from other sources, both online and printed, and do not appear to acknowledge those either. Many books have a more encyclopædia-like structure, with a series of many articles / short sections rather than one big body of prose; different articles/sections in the books sometimes appear to borrow from different sources. In one case an obvious grammatical error in the source text appears to have been copied verbatim.
Details Various Global Vision books have raised concerns of copyvio on wikipedia articles, but in each case the article text predates the date the book was published.
Copied from other (non-wikipedia) sources
  • "Spiritual Value of Social Charity", in which the first visible page of text - apparently written by the publisher themselves - is a direct copy of "History and philosophy of social work in India" (published by somebody else, decades earlier).
  • A randomly chosen sentence from "Encyclopedic Dictionary of Sanskrit Literature" also appears in a 1996 book from a different source: [53]
  • "Nuclear weapons and national security: emerging challenges for Asia" copies extensively from [54]
  • A randomly chosen sentence from "21st Century India : View and Vision " also appears in a 2003 book from a different source: [55]
  • The first sentences of "Rāvaṇa and Laṅkā", [56] nominally written by R.K. Ramakrishnan, is copied from "India in the Rāmāyaṇa age: a study of the social and cultural conditions in ancient India as described in Vālmīki's Rāmāyaṇa", published 1967 [57]
  • "Basics of guidance and counselling" appears to copy from a 1984 book by a different Indian publisher which in turn copies from the 1965 "Testing for Teachers".
  • "Role models in management (leadership and communication)" copies from "Effective Leadership" by Adair
Contact info
Actions No actions taken yet.

glosk.com

glosk.com
URL http://www.glosk.com
Sample http://www.glosk.com/AS/Leichhardt/-2243917/pages/Poison_Rocks/106601_en.htm
Rating High
Details Mentions Wikipedia and the GFDL; links to original article and also GFDL.
Contact info contact AT glosk.com
Actions

goddessflight

  • Page: www.goddessflight.com/biorhythm/biorhythms_explained.php shortened copy of Biorhythm
  • States: "Excerpt above is from The Global Oneness Commitment at www.experiencefestival.com/a/Biorhythm/" though www.experiencefestival.com/a/Biorhythm_-_The_basic_theory/id/617210 would be a better link (see Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks/Def#experiencefestival)
  • No mention of GFDL

Gogeeky.net

No compliance. Same site format (and violations) and apparently same webmaster as Wikix.ipupdater.com

Example violation: http://www.gogeeky.net/title/A-Dream-Play from A Dream Play

GoGetPapers

GoGetPapers
URL http://www.gogetpapers.com/
Sample http://www.gogetpapers.com/Questions/Cheater_plug
Rating None
Details The "Questions and Answers" section, which seems to be automatically generated through Wikipedia scraping, does not even acknowledge Wikipedia.
Contact info
Actions E-mailed the Domains by Proxy e-mail address from WHOIS. PleaseStand (talk) 01:26, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

go-portal.org

  • Site: http://www.go-portal.org/
  • Example: http://www.go-portal.org/index.php/component/awiki/?view=mediawiki&article=Talk%3ACigarette

GoUpstate.com

Spartanburg SC
URL http://www.goupstate.com/
Sample http://www.goupstate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Alicia_Keys
Rating "Medium"
Details Directly mentions Wikipedia with a link to the article; however, no mention of GFDL
Contact info (IT director): cathy.miller AT shj.com, 864-562-7621
Actions

gov-certificates.co.uk

Gov-Certificates.co.uk
URL http://gov-certificates.co.uk/
Sample http://gov-certificates.co.uk/birth/certificate/Crematoria
Rating None
Details No credit to or mention of Wikipedia. Claims own copyright on material. Worse, it's a remote loader (images and text); I'll report it at meta.
Contact info Domain registered and hosted by fasthosts, they might be worth contacting. Site has a .co .uk/contact-us.html postal address. Site triggers Wikipedia's spam blacklist.
Actions None yet.

governpub.com

governpub.com
URL http://www.governpub.com/
Sample http://www.governpub.com/gt/Beowulf.html
Rating Low
Details No mention of Wikipedia, GFDL, or any other copyright info on any page. Contains old copies of articles
Contact info abuse AT domainsbyproxy.com, abuse AT godaddy.com (registrar/host), GOVERNPUB.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com (privacy whois)
Actions

Greatestinfo.org

Greatestinfo.org
URL http://www.greatestinfo.org/Main_Page
Sample http://www.greatestinfo.org/Christ
Rating
Details Was once a disturbingly exact copy of Wikipedia but all articles now redirect to http://www.greatestjournal.com/. Should be monitored occasionally.
Contact info http://www.greatestjournal.com/support/submit.bml (Greatestjournal complaint form)
Actions I've placed requests for the site owner to come here and explain further in a couple of visible places on the site. —Charles P. (Mirv) 19:57, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC)

GreatPersonalities

GreatPersonalities
URL http://www.greatpersonalities.com
Sample http://www.greatpersonalities.com/viewtopic-32.html
Rating
Details Once copied several chess/tennis/etc. articles. Has now become a blog (what hasn't). Should be monitored
Contact info
Actions Sent first email Sept. 12, 2004 --Etaonish 19:02, Sep 12, 2004 (UTC)

greatsite.com

  • Site: greatsite.com
  • No mention of wikipedia
  • No mention of GFDL
  • Claims to own copyright
  • Doesn't seem clear to me. If there's copying from the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia, they probably both borrowed from the CCEL.org version; I caught this (and credited the source) in the Philipp Melanchthon article. Joelwest 01:54, 1 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • It seems clear to everyone else but you. The only theory that you have offered is that both numerous (probably in the double digits) _different_ wikipedia editors and the creators of greatsite.com misappropriated material from a mysterious third source. I'd like to know what this third source is. Take the example that I named above. The edit adds a paraph starting "Besides translating the Bible, Tyndale also held and published views which were considered heretical, ...". Now do you honestly claim that a wikipedia user and the creators of greatsite.com both found the same paragraph somewhere and copied it? Do a google search for this first sentence: [58] - you'll see that the only websites that contain this material have taken it from wikipedia. (Funny enough the wikipedia page is not listed there.) I don't see how it could be more clear that they took the material for the Tyndale article as well as others from us. Please give some valid arguments besides saying that it is not clear to you. --snoyes 19:10, 1 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Greatsite discussion

Similarities with Wikipedia's Martin Luther passage:
  • [59] appearts to be based on Martin Luther. If you look at the history of our article (for example, the creation of the second paragraph of the "Exile at the Wartburg Castle" section in [60]), it seems to have been built up piece-by-piece, so I think it's pretty clear that they've copied us rather than the other way round. Camembert
  • Sent the standard letter. --snoyes 02:49, 30 Nov 2003 (UTC)
  • As the one who started this whole thread, I believe the evidence is more consistent with either Wikipedia copying this site or both copying a third source (hopefully public domain). The problem was introduced in the 18:18, 01 July 2003 revision; see the new sections "struggle to find peace with God", "Warburg Castle" and "Luther's writings" which are almost verbatim quotes. It is quite possible both were taken from a 3rd source (since it reads like the work of a scholar or theologian) but google did not find it. GreatSite.com lists a specific author with its copyright, and is willing to let the work be reproduced with credit (scroll to bottom). Joelwest 01:54, 1 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • But much of the content we had before that July 1 edit is included in the greatsite version as well. For example, compare the beginning of greatsite's "Martin Luther and Judaism" section with the penultimate paragraph of this Wikipedia version of January 7, 2002. They are nearly the same. So if the Wikipedia version has been copied from another source (either greatsite itself or a shared third-party publication), then it's been copied in bits and pieces by many different people in many edits over the course of two years. That seems unlikely, to put it mildly. More likely, greatsite has copied a Wikipedia version and edited it a bit. Don't underestimate the ability of Wikipedia contributors to write like scholars or theologians - some of them are. --Camembert
  • I have ruled out the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopediaand the Catholic Encyclopedia as the source of both articles; see the Luther stories at CCEL.org. Joelwest 01:58, 1 Dec 2003 (UTC)
  • Possible GFDL violation by greatsites. The 05:51, 9 Aug 2003 Melanchthon correction is present there. The 00:45, 30 Sep 2003 Pope Leo III to X correction isn't, so the copying seems to have happened between those two dates. The remaining edits between those dates don't help to narrow it down further. Lots of other corrections and edits prior to 9 Aug are at greatsites, so I conclude that it almost had to have been after that 9 Aug edit. In more detail: greatsites.com appears not to have had much coverage of Martin Luther on 2003-02-06 [61]. Regrettably there is no more recent archived copy of that site to compare with. The Luther's German Bible section is present and that was added at 20:26, 25 Jun 2003 so the copying seems to have happened after then. There's an extra sentence in the copy which doesn't seem to have ever been present in a copy of ours and the 1922 date differs from ours as well. Luther's early life was expanded at 17:47, 5 Jul 2003, including a mention of a copper mine starting from this 17:47, 5 Jul 2003 edit so the copying happened after this edit. this 14:17, 6 Jul 2003 edit changes text from "a few days later" to "the next day" and greatsites has that change. The changes in the 21:02, 8 Jul 2003 edit at the start of this examination are present. Until this 15:04, 11 Jul 2003 edit our text contained "From the viewpoint of the Roman Catholic Church". The greatsites version doesn't contain that, suggesting that the copying happened after this edit. Until this 18:34, 11 Jul 2003 edit our text contained "called to testify". The edit changed it to "summoned to either renounce or reaffirm them" and greatsites contains this change. The edits of 19:43, 11 Jul 2003 are present at greatsites. The Eck change of 21:47, 11 Jul 2003 is present at greatsites. The 18:28, 30 Jul 2003 near to nearby change suggests copying after this edit. The first of the 18:39, 30 Jul 2003 edits is present. The 07:31, 31 Jul 2003 changes are present, so it was after this. The 05:51, 9 Aug 2003 Melanchthon correction is present. Jamesday 10:39, 1 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Here is a second example of similar text between Greatsite.com and Wikipedia:
  • Their Tyndale article has wording in it that was made to the old encyclopedia article on wikipedia by an anon user: [62]. Again it should be clear that they copied from us and not the other way arround. --snoyes 06:33, 30 Nov 2003 (UTC)

great-wall-of-china.com

See Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Def#disneyland-hong-kong.com

grpelvicmed.com

Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogynecology
URL http://www.grpelvicmed.com
Sample http://www.grpelvicmed.com/patientsupport/gynconditions/interstitialcystitis/diagnosis/
Rating None: Wikipedia and GDFL are not mentioned.
Details Content copy-pasted from our article, Interstitial cystitis (including the refs in square brackets), and divided into sub-pages.
Contact info
Actions None yet.

Guajara.com

  • It mentions our name in the <title> :) -- Fennec 06:52, 26 Mar 2004 (UTC)
  • Footers on every page indicate: El contenido de Wikipedia se publica bajo la Licencia de Documentación Libre GNU.
  • Does not seem to have page history.
  • Does not seem to link back to articles.
  • Does not link back to Wikipedia, even from the page about Wikipedia.
    • It DOES link to the Wikimedia foundation from one page.
I wrote to them in may, but no response so far. --AstroNomer 15:42, May 14, 2004 (UTC)

guideofcasinos.com

-Dose not mention wikipedia at all -Duplicates Spring (device) page and possibly others- have not checked -Has a note at the bottom of the page “2000-2005 guideofcasinos.com”

Gyan Publishing House

Gyan Publishing House
URL
Sample http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard/Archive_70#Circular_references:_Gyan_Publishing_and_ISHA_Books
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Contact info 23, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj New Delhi, Delhi 110002 India
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Halfvalue.com

  • Site: www.halfvalue.com
  • Example: www.halfvalue.com/wiki.jsp?topic=Mathematics
  • Mixes different sources, similar to Answers.com
  • States "This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors (see full disclaimer)"
  • States "Donate to Wikipedia" with link to wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Fundraising
  • States "Wikipedia information about Mathematics. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mathematics". More from Wikipedia" with links to GFDL at gnu.org and to original article

hallencyclopedia.com

Hall Encyclopedia.com
URL http://hallencyclopedia.com
Sample http://hallencyclopedia.com/Tehuantepec
Rating Medium
Details It is a copy of all languages. Includes text "This article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." Links to original article and offsite GFDL. Copyright statement at very bottom. No history section.
Contact info info AT hallmall.com (whois)
Actions Sent violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 01:28, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

halloweenfiles

  • Site: www.halloweenfiles.com/
  • Example: www.halloweenfiles.com/wiki.php?title=Talk:Ailurophobia

Health-cares.net

<Health-cares.net> (not url)
URL http://heart-disease.health-cares.net/
Sample http://heart-disease.health-cares.net/survive-heart-attack.php
Rating "Low"
Details Seems to have copied text from Myocardial infarction, labeling it with "Copyright 2005, health-cares.net"
Contact info unknown
Actions none.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 20:55, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Health on Health

Tourette syndrome, Health Reference
URL http://www.healthonhealth.com
Sample http://www.healthonhealth.com/Health-Reference/T/Tourette-syndrome
Rating "Low/None"
Details Complete text copied from Tourette syndrome, claims Copyright 2007 Health on Health
Contact info http://www.healthonhealth.com/Contact-Us
Actions none. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:28, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

He-Free.info

He-Free.info
URL http://www.he-free.info/
Sample http://www.he-free.info/?title=%D7%92%D7%90%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%98%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%94
Rating The site is an exact copy of Hebrew Wikipedia with a very big banner at the top. Besides the "ברוכים הבאים לוויקיפדיה!" ("Welcome to Wikipedia!") at the top of the front page, it makes no mention of having taken its contents from Wikipedia.
Details
Contact info
Actions

Help.com

Help.com
URL http://help.com/wiki/
Sample http://help.com/wiki/Main_page
Rating Medium
Details Contains a copyright statement and links to offsite GFDL, but also claims "Copyright © 1995-2006 CNET Networks, Inc. All rights reserved" at the bottom of the page. Definitely up-to-date (front page shows April 28 content), but not live-mirroring.

Update: Very clear reference to Wikipedia. However, is uploading images from Wikipedia, appears to not make no mention of GFDL: [63]. Patstuarttalk·edits 03:47, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Contact info hostmaster AT cnet.com (whois)
Actions Haven't done anything yet. I'm lazy. Zetawoof(ζ) 23:01, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

helpfox.com

  • Site http://www.helpfox.com/
  • The site claims to be in Beta and adds "Copyright 2005 HelpFox.com" at the bottom of each page. There is no mention of Wikipedia, Wiktionary or GFDL.
  • I ran into this when I googled for "Suoczil" a language that apparently a pure product of our contributor's mind. The only other site to use this language name is Helpfox where they had copied entire lists of translations from Wiktionary.
  • Looking for other things there, their Hurricane Katrina was clearly copied from Wikipedia. Eclecticology 22:10, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

Hephaestus Books

Hephaestus Books
URL
Sample
Rating Medium
Details From book descriptions on Amazon: "Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge."
Contact info
Actions

Herbal Freak

Herbal Freak
URL http://www.herbalfreak.com/
Sample http://www.herbalfreak.com/medical-condition/ailments/tourette-syndrome/ from Tourette syndrome
Rating High (commercial)
Details No mention at all that the page is verbatim from Wikipedia
Contact info http://www.herbalfreak.com/about-herbal-freak/
Actions Can't figure out how to contact them, no action. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:44, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

hfindia.org

Hemophilia Federation (India)
URL http://www.hfindia.org/node/52
Sample http://www.hfindia.org/node/52 from coagulation
Rating Low
Details No mention at all that the page is verbatim from Wikipedia
Contact info mahiti AT mahiti.org
Actions email to webmaster sent 25 Nov 2007, no response JFW 

Hi.is/~joner

Hi.is
URL http://www.hi.is/~joner/eaps
Sample http://www.hi.is/~joner/eaps/y3_80493.htm from Axiomatization
Rating Medium
Details Links to original Wikipedia article and offsite GFDL; clear GFDL notice. This is definitely a modified version, because articles are truncated. However, it probably is not fair use because articles are copied throughout the site. Note this Google search. No history section.
Contact info joner AT hi.is
Actions Standard letter sent by: dave 07:43, 5 Sep 2003 (UTC)

hide4free.com

  • Site: http://www.hide4free.com/browse.
  • Example: http://www.hide4free.com/browse.php?u=Oi8vZW4ud2lraXBlZGlhLm9yZy93aWtpL1RhbGs6UGVwc2k%3D&b=13

Hierar.ch

See Informat.io

Hindustan Times

The new Seven Wonders of the World - Hindustan Times
URL Hindustan Times: The new Seven Wonders of the World
Sample Hindustan Times: The new Seven Wonders of the World
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance).
Details All descriptions of the seven new wonders (90% of the article content) are lifted from Wikipedia articles
Contact info Deputy editor (through the website's contact us link)
Actions Initial contact by Sancho 22:53, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Follow-up by Sancho 3 Sep 2007 (UTC)

Attempt to contact through an alternate channel by Sancho 20 Sep 2007 (UTC)

hip-hop-music.suite101.com

Hip Hop Dance: Rap Music's journey from Block Party to Frat Party
URL http://hip-hop-music.suite101.com/article.cfm/a_history_of_hip_hop
Sample http://hip-hop-music.suite101.com/article.cfm/a_history_of_hip_hop
Rating Low/None
Details Does not display a CC license or cite wikipedia as a reference at all even though some material was taken directly (not verbatim) from the article here on b-boying --> [b-boying] was practiced as early as the 19th century by Arab street performs who incorporated flips and acrobatics into their dance.
Contact info E-mail: Peter Berger, dns AT suite101.com and Matthew Van Cura, wannabewriter20@livejournal.com; Phone: 604-682-1402
Actions None

History of Scotland

  • Site: History of Scotland
  • Link to Wikipedia, not article though
  • No link to GFDL, funny because it's on the Scottish Law Online web site.
  • Standard letter sent by: dave 07:29, 5 Sep 2003 (UTC)
    • They've fixed it now dave 16:57, 5 Sep 2003 (UTC)
  • Link to GFDL on gnu.org
  • Link to original Wikipedia article
Not a verbatim copy: embedding failure - they've inserted additional content (eg, Wikipedia logo, Wikipedia search box, link to Wikipedia front page) between the title and the start of the article. It is absolutely crazy that this should require them to follow the more complex regulations for derivative works, but this seems to be the case.
We could aid Scotiishlaw.org, and others in similar situations, by providing vastly more customisable skins. In this case, Wikipedia would be the publisher, and Scottishlaw could take a verbatim copy from Wikipedia. Hmm.

HistoryMania

  • Site: historymania.com
  • Example: historymania.com/american_history/Thomas_Johnson_(designer)
  • States "The contents of this article are licensed from Wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. How to see transparent copy" with links to local copy of GFDL
  • Broken javascript link to gro.aidepikiw.www//:ptth
  • No obvious link to original article
  • Has pop-up ads.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
URL http://hitchhikersgui.de/
Sample http://hitchhikersgui.de/Malkin_Tower
Rating Low/None
Details * All pages have been cloned.
  • Real time mirror that ignores "no index" consequently revealing BLP issues related to arbcom and other space. Using the mirror filse should solve it. See [64] as example
  • No licenses place except a mere link i.e. "Retrieved from.... (a Wikipedia URL)" but upon clicking the link it takes you nowhere.
Contact info
 Type: PERSON
Name: Bookis Smuin
Address: 1645 10th Ave E
PostalCode: 98102
City: Seattle
CountryCode: US
Phone: +1.2064090810
Fax: +1.2064090810
Email: bookis.smuin@gmail.com
Remarks: Created by LifeGuard at 10/22/2013 1:24:07 PM
Changed: 2013-10-22T22:24:05+02:00
[Zone-C]
Type: PERSON
Name: Bookis Smuin
Address: 1645 10th Ave E
PostalCode: 98102
City: Seattle
CountryCode: US
Phone: +1.2064090810
Fax: +1.2064090810
Email: bookis.smuin@gmail.com
Remarks: Created by LifeGuard at 10/22/2013 1:24:07 PM
Changed: 2013-10-22T22:24:05+02:00
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Home Fresh

  • Example: [65] from Polyol
  • Links to Wikipedia, GNU copy of GFDL, and original article. --Henrygb 18:03, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

Home Grown Poultry Magazine

Home Grown Poultry Knowledge Base
URL http://www.homegrownpoultry.com/lore/upload/
Sample http://www.homegrownpoultry.com/lore/upload/article.php?id=067
Rating "Low/None"
Details Complete text copied from Barnevelder, claims Copyright © 2007 Home Grown Poultry Magazine.
Contact info http://www.homegrownpoultry.com/lore/upload/contact.php e-mail address admin AT homegromepoultry.com bounces
Actions Standard GFDL violation letter sent to site owner. Outback hens 17:01, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Homestay Finder

see Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Jkl#Knows-It-All

Horizonmonthly.com

  • Site: [66]
  • Example: [67] for article Eyewitness News
  • No mention of Wikipedia, let alone link to article or the Main Page. No mention of GFDL, let alone link to the GNU copy or anything else. --WCQuidditch 02:05, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Only links to external links. No links to other articles. Only takes article namespace. --WCQuidditch
  • Seems to break sections into seperate pages for some reason. --WCQuidditch 02:05, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Copyright notice: "horizonmonthly.com ™ ©All rights reserved" --WCQuidditch 02:05, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
  • To break it down: Practically no compliance. --WCQuidditch 02:08, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Honduras This Week

  • Site: www.hondurasthisweek.com
  • Example: www.hondurasthisweek.com/index.php?option=com_awiki&view=mediawiki&article=Mathematics&Itemid=102
  • Article ends with "© This material from Wikipedia is licensed under the GFDL (Inserted by aWiki)" with links to en.wikipedia.org, www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html and joomla.anezi.net
  • Page ends with "Copyright © 2009 Honduras This Week Online. All Rights Reserved."
  • No obvious link to original article or history

Hot-Google

Hot-Google
URL http://hot-google.com/
Sample http://en.hot-google.com/?w=Main_Page
Rating Low/None
Details Mentions GFDL. Does not have or link to local copy of licence. Does not mention or link to Wikipedia.
Contact info Retrievable. Also, a person claiming to have created the site wrote on ro.wp from IP 83.166.220.176.
Actions The IP mentioned above was informed, through a ro.wp talk page, about how mirroring should be done.

Note: the site works most probably by remote loading. — AdiJapan  03:13, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

I

i2osig.org

Intelligence Information and Resources
URL http://www.i2osig.org
Sample http://www.i2osig.org/cia.html
Rating
Details Broken redirect to both GNU FDL and Wikipedia article.
Contact info ramzi AT rcomp.com (WHOIS)
Actions

iankhama.com

  • Bio at http://www.iankhama.com/about/ appears to be an uncredited copy of Ian Khama. It's possible that the wikipedia article is a copyvio, but since the wikipedia article has extensive referencing, I'm inclined (without further investigation) to believe the opposite is true. 91.106.172.248 (talk) 12:16, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

IBTimes

International Business Times
URL http://au.ibtimes.com/topics/
Sample http://au.ibtimes.com/topics/detail/900/justin-bieber/
Rating Low/None
Details Each IBTimes site (there are 16 country editions in 10 languages) has a "topics" directory. Each subtopic has a short summary lifted from Wikipedia with apparently no attribution. The one I have linked above is the Australian version. I have also found vios on the UK and Canadian editions.
Contact info http://au.ibtimes.com/aboutus/contactus.htm
Actions Actions taken (if any) to attempt to make the website comply.

Icon Group International

Icon Group International
URL The mirroring is done in books published by this organisation, not at a web site. Over a thousand of these books are listed by this Google Books search
Sample Google Books display of the preface of one of these books
Rating Medium
Details Releases content under GFDL. Has a copy of the licence and a pointer to the Wikipedia site. Says that the copyright is owned by the individual authors, but doesn't actually list them or point to transparent copies of the articles, so doesn't get a "high" rating.
Contact info ICON Group International, Inc., 7404 Trade St., San Diego, CA 92121 USA

Fax: (858) 635-9414 Email: orders@icongroupbooks.com or phil.parker@insead.edu (direct to the owner of this company)

Actions

icorrection.com

  • Site: icorrection.com
  • DirkvdM let me know that this page is an exact, and not too clever, copy of helix. The page has no link to the article, and no mention of Wikipedia.
  • There is no contact information on the site at all, so haven't sent a letter. --Gareth Hughes 20:05, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

idrewthis.org

  • Site: www.idrewthis.org/d/20050314.html
  • The first panel of this comic is an obvious direct derivative of Image:Villianc.svg. The comic is from 2005, the Wikipedia image first appeared here in 2003 as an original work by User:J.J. (see Image:Villianc.jpg). The webcomic page gives no indication of the source of this image and has "All content © 2004-2006 D.C. Simpson." at the bottom of the page. I haven't sent any emails to anyone about this. Bryan 04:51, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

i-Gratis

i-Gratis
URL http://www.i-gratis.com/
Sample http://www.i-gratis.com/casinos_online_gratis.php
Rating Medium
Details Previously non-compliant. Now a notice in footer reads "The information on this page was used from wikipedia.org in accordance with the GNU Free Documentation Licence" with links to Wikipedia and the GFDL. No history section.
Contact info WHOIS information
Private registration through Domains by Proxy, Inc.
Email: I-GRATIS.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com
Phone: (480) 624-2599
Fax: (480) 624-2599
Actions Sent first GFDL notice via email on June 11, 2006. Sent follow-up GFDL notice via email on June 19, 2006. Sent final GFDL notice on July 3, 2006. Response received July 4, 2006, and website updated accordingly.

Illinois State University College of Arts and Sciences

  • Site: www.cas.ilstu.edu
  • Example: wikipedia.cas.ilstu.edu/index.php/Partial_differential_equation
  • States: "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."
  • No obvious link to Wikipedia or original article
  • States: "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details)." with link to local copy of GFDL

illusionwiki.com

Illusion Wiki
URL http://illusionwiki.com
Sample http://illusionwiki.com/Substitution_trunk; http://illusionwiki.com/Aztec_Lady; http://illusionwiki.com/Category:Magic_tricks
Rating
Details No authorship listed. No mention of or links back to Wikipedia on many pages that were copied.
Contact info ISP is DreamHost : abuse @ dreamhost.com
Actions Informed administrator on his wiki user's talk page (but then he erased it)

imimage.it

I Casino' Online
URL http://www.imimage.it
Sample http://www.imimage.it/Casino/?title=Klondike_Gold_Rush
Rating
Details Babelfish translation into Italian. No GFDL notice present on site. No authorship listed. No mention of Wikipedia.
Contact info
Actions

in.com

in.com
URL http://www.in.com
Sample http://www.in.com/arun-nehru/biography-27411.html
Rating
Details No authorship listed. No mention of Wikipedia. Clear copy of this
Contact info
Actions

in2reach.com

More research requested

India Smashits

India Smashits
URL http://india.smashits.com
Sample http://india.smashits.com/wikipedia/Nanoscale_iron_particles
Rating
Details Makes it clear that it comes from Wikipedia, has a GFDL link (not locally though). Some pages like http://india.smashits.com/wikipedia/Help:Contents are totally screwed up.
Contact info
Actions

indopedia.org

indopedia.org
URL http://www.indopedia.org/
Sample http://www.indopedia.org/Mind.html
Rating
Details It seems to copy the User's namespace (that's how I found it), and be a topic-specific fork of Wikipedia. JesseW 23:13, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)

It seems to provide some links back to WP, but these links are broken for anything outside of the main article namespace. --carlb 15:44, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Indopedia began as a copy of Wikipedia as of December 2004. Since then some of this Wikipedia content has been modified by Indopedia editors, and 448 new articles have been added on Indological subjects.

Partial editing of Wikipedia content has produced false and misleading content.

  • For example, Project:About says falsely, "Indopedia is a trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc."
  • And Project:How to edit a page says "Indopedia is a WikiWiki, which means that anyone can easily edit any unprotected article and have those changes posted immediately to that page." In fact one must be logged in to edit Indopedia, and registration is restricted. Perhaps this is why (as of July 2008) there are no Special:Recentchanges, and there are no Special:Newpages since December 2007. —teb728 t c 23:40, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Contact info WHOIS information

Plamen Gradinarov
Eurasia Academic Publishers
Lyulin 332 B-25
Sofia, BG, 1336
Phone:+359.2272388
FAX:+359.2272388
Email:eurasia AT iztok.net, imago AT abv.bg

Actions Two attempts have been made in early 2010, by the offended party and by a Wikipedia volunteer on the offended party's behalf, to contact an Indopedia administrator for assistance in blanking an AFD on an attack page which was created in 2004. (No indication that Indopedia ever hosted the attack article itself, but merely our AFD discussion about it; that discussion has already been courtesy-blanked on Wikipedia as it does contain discussion of some of the false claims in the article.) Both attempts have been unsuccessful thus far. Bearcat (talk) 18:07, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

info-reference.com

info-reference.com
URL http://www.info-reference.com/web/Main_Page
Sample http://www.info-reference.com/web/High_King_of_Ireland
Rating None
Details Standard GFDL notice, however there is no history published and no link back to the original articles.
Contact info Contact details are being masked.
Actions none yet

infofx.info

infofx
URL http://infofx.info/ and http://en.infofx.info/, http://de.infofx.info/, http://fr.infofx.info/,...
Sample http://dolmen.fr.infofx.info/
Rating None
Details No GFDL notice present on site. No authorship listed. No mention of Wikipedia. Copy of all wikipedias (es:, en:, fr:, de:, etc)
Contact info
Actions none

InfoHeadquarters.com

  • Site: InfoHeadquarters.com
  • Acknowledges wikipedia authorship, links to wikipedia
  • States that the article is licensed under the GNU FDL.
  • Does not link to the relevant wikipedia page
  • Example: [68] from February 22

infomutt.com

Research requeted. JesseW 22:28, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

informat.io

www.informat.io
URL http://www.informat.io/?title=mathematics
Sample http://www.quaest.io/?article=wpcw
Rating low
Details Attribution has gone from bad to worse. Currently no mention of Wikipedia or GFDL on article pages. Claims to be "Hierarchical network of human knowledge, standing on the shoulders of user-edited information from the Open Directory Project under the Open Directory License," misattributes Wikipedia content to ODP; www.hierar.ch and www.quaest.io are similar and link to each other. Ends "© 2007-2007 informat.io, hosted by Vacilando"
Contact info
Actions

InformationClub.com

Information Club
URL http://www.informationclub.com/
Sample http://www.informationclub.com/encyclopedia/e/ec/ecology.html
Rating
Details No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL on article pages. Link to offsite GDFL on main page only. Main page carries confusing/contradictory statement "Copyright ©2003 CompanyName.com"
Contact info sale AT hostchart.com (WHOIS), abuse AT Advantage1Web.com(host)
Actions

informationdelight.info

  • Site: www.informationdelight.info
  • Example: www.informationdelight.info/encyclopedia/entry/factorial
  • Contact: info@informationdelight.info
  • Ends with: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and its copyright supersedes any copyright notice in Information About's Terms of Service below. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Factorial" with links to GFDL at gnu.org and to original article.

informationdepot.us

Research requested. JesseW 22:30, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Not found. Domain dropped [69]--Rumping (talk) 00:07, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

informationheadquaters.com

  • Site: informationheadquaters.com
  • Link to GNU FDL.
  • Link to Wikipedia homepage via "Help build the worlds largest free encyclopedia"
  • No link to original article.
  • November 19: Now says the content is from Wikipedia.
Jan 8 2004: This is still the case. A lot of the wikipedia pages have dead links (eg the September 11 pages), but what is there is acknowledged as wikipedia material. Perhaps this site should now come out of this list and be placed in one of the other ones? Arno 22:07, 7 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Informationgenius

InfoSearchPoint

  • Site: InfoSearchPoint
  • Gives credit and links to the wikipedia homepage and the corresponding article page
  • Mentions the license as GFDL, and links to a local copy

Infoslurp

Infostar.cz / Eurotran

  • Site: Infostar.cz / Eurotran
  • Machine translation of complete Wikipedia to Czech language
  • Sample article: Serbs - http://wikipedia.infostar.cz/s/se/serbs.html
  • Links to original Wikipedia article
  • Says on the bottom of each article (in Czech) "This is a machine translation of an article from the Wikipedia encyclopedia. The entire text is available under the conditions of the GNU FDL licence."
  • Links to Wikipedia Main Page
  • Links to local copy of GFDL (machine translated to Czech, but with a link to the official text of the licence at gnu.org prominently at the beginning)
  • Removes "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"
That's quite a neat site, actually! While on the whole it's pretty good, it does show up some of the limitations of machine translation. Looking up "Bitva Jutland" which is the translation of "Battle of Jutland" which I had quite a bit of input to, I notice that many of the names of British ships have been tranlated to their Czech equivalents (Lion --> Lev, for instance), but no German ship names have been translated. Also some of the British commander's names also get translated - Rear Admiral A.L. Duff of HMS Superb becomes zadního admirála. L. Bezcenn˘ of HMS Nádhern˘, while if my reading of Czech grammar is correct Vice Admiral Sir Cecil Burney gets a sex change as zlozvyku-sir admirála Cecil Burneyová! :) -- Arwel 00:04, 15 Jun 2004 (UTC)
  • No history section. Medium compliance. Uncle G 11:37, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

infothis

infothis
URL http://www.infothis.com
Sample http://www.infothis.com/find/Wikipedia
Rating
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Note that they use javascript to recognize Wikipedia as source:

  <script type="text/javascript">
  document.write("<hr> Under the terms of the <a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_the_GNU_Free_Documentation_License>GNU Free Documentation License</a>   Thank you wikipedia.org <hr>")
  </script> 

Browsers that block javascript or can't handle it would not show this line at all.


Infovoyager-related sites

atc.ruv.net/infopedia/

Looks like another partial from copy from the ruv.net guy. Sigh. No references to Wikipedia at all as I can see. JesseW 06:56, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Infopedia.ruv.net

  • Site: Infopedia.ruv.net=
  • Mentions GFDL but clicking on it gives "!! ERROR !! PAGE NOT FOUND"
  • No name or link to original wikipedia article
  • Mention of the word "Wikipedia", but no link available
  • I'm going after this one. Quite a few articles that I have written mostly or exclusively are on that site, and that rather annoys me to say the least. David Newton 17:32, 14 Mar 2004 (UTC)
  • Standard letter sent. David Newton 17:41, 14 Mar 2004 (UTC)
    • Received a reply "Thanks for the email, I'll make sure to make the appropriate changes to my site." That was pretty quick, so I am optimistic over this one. David Newton 18:21, 14 Mar 2004 (UTC)
      • Second standard letter sent. David Newton 00:26, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)
  • This one is still not resolved; the situation is like described above. No direct link back to the original Wikipedia article, clicking on GFDL gives 404 error. The little line "Copyright Wikipedia Contributors", without link, is in fact the only thing about Wikipedia that can be found on the page.
  • Furthermore, something very nasty is going on: for links that do not exist on infopedia, a utility called webgrap is used to try to rip the info directly from Wikipedia, thus loading the Wikipedia servers. See for ex. Oncology and try the link to Adjunctive therapies in the article (it has a question mark behind it to indicate that the article doesn't exist on Infopedia). The operation does not succeed, but the Wikipedia servers are queried nevertheless; so this is a case of straight bandwidth theft. - Mark Dingemanse (talk) 07:10, 19 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Situation unchanged. -Rholton 21:32, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

InfoVoyager

  • Site: InfoVoyager=
  • Uses geography-related pages from wikipedia.
  • Mentions GFDL but clicking on it gives "!! ERROR !! PAGE NOT FOUND"
  • No name or link to original wikipedia article
  • Mention of the word "Wikipedia", but no link available
  • Same person as infopedia.ruv.net

JapanVoyager

  • Site: JapanVoyager=
  • Uses geography-related pages from wikipedia.
  • Mentions GFDL but clicking on it gives "!! ERROR !! PAGE NOT FOUND". (The main page of the website which is a copy of List of countries does not mention GFDL)
  • No name or link to original wikipedia article
  • Mention of the word "Wikipedia", but no link available
  • Same person as infopedia.ruv.net

Venice Voyager


InfoWrangler

  • Site: InfoWrangler
  • Appears to be complete mirror of English Wikipedia (except images), including same layout
  • "We have integrated InfoWrangler? with Wikipedia"
  • Link to GNU FDL does not work -404 error.
  • Retains "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia".
  • Claims Copyright © Object Positive Pty Ltd "All site content"
  • No link to Wikipedia or to article.
  • Sample article (Albania): Albania
Wow. This one is really obnoxious. They copy the site layout, even the edit buttons, so it looks like you're really on Wikipedia. Looks like it's a fairly old snapshot. Isomorphic 02:44, 16 Jun 2004 (UTC)
  • Comment only: It demonstrates the run of a tool called infowrangler, as run against the Wikipedia database. Okay well, that seems like an interesting and innovative use of a wikipedia database. If they can tidy up their act a bit, this could become a good demonstration of what FSF licensing is all about. Now if only those folks could release infowrangler under the GPL ;-). Kim Bruning 12:18, 18 Jun 2004 (UTC)
    • This site does not clarify that its material is a copy of the original source. Perhaps the owners thought that by including all Wikipedia namespace articles etc. with information about the project, that would suffice to clear them of legal issues. They were mistaken: the GDFL specifically states in part 4 to: "Preserve... the network locations given in the Document for previous versions it was based on." This seems to be one of a multitude of policy breaches. Perhaps more importantly, usage of the Wikipedia name and logo (even a retired version) in this way is to be seriously discouraged as it leads to problems with retaining trademark rights. Has anyone sent a letter yet? -- Kwekubo 01:05, 28 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Instructional Design

Instructional Design
URL http://www.instructionaldesign.org
Sample http://www.instructionaldesign.org/public_domain.html
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of Wikipedia, GFDL, or the original article (Wikipedia:Public domain resources). Own copyright is claimed.
Contact info http://www.lightplanet.com/contact-generic.html
Actions none

InternationalHerpetologicalSociety

  • Site: http://www.international-herpetological-society.org/
  • Example: http://www.international-herpetological-society.org/site/index.php?option=com_awiki&view=mediawiki&article=User_talk%3AEugene-elgato&Itemid=61

Inkmasters Office Supplies

inkmasters.co.uk
URL
Sample http://www.inkmasters.co.uk
Rating
Details No attribution or mention of CC-BY-SA or GFDL. Probably only one Wikipedia article mirrored.
Contact info
Actions none

Instapedia

instapedia.com
URL http://instapedia.com/w/
Sample http://instapedia.com/m/United_Secretariat_of_the_Fourth_International
Rating Medium
Details Mentions the GFDL and Wikipedia, broken link to an article
Contact info
Actions none

Interactive Force

Intro Focus
URL http://www.introfocus.com/
Sample http://www.introfocus.com/psp/look_at_psp.asp
Rating
Details Copy of PlayStation_Portable#Design_and_specifications, with no mention of GFDL or Wikipedia. The content in this section was started on 7 December 2004 by Sockatume (talk · contribs), who continued to improve it. More edits in the usual wiki way[70][71][72].
Contact info
Actions None, except to verify that Wikipedia contributors own the copyright

Internethuwelijk

internethuwelijk.nl
URL http://www.internethuwelijk.nl
Sample http://www.internethuwelijk.nl/wiki/Kortrijk
Rating Good
Details Redirects to Wikipedia, history of the article, gfdl license,
Contact info contact AT internethuwelijk.nl (whois, otrs)
Actions

InvestingCompany.com

  • Site: InvestingCompany.com
  • Does not acknowledge wikipedia authorship, links to wikipedia
  • States that the article is licensed under the GNU FDL.
  • Does not link to the relevant wikipedia page (or wikipedia at all)
  • Example: [73] from SARS.

ipedia

  • Site: ipedia
  • Javascript loaded text at bottom of articles
    • Link to GNU FDL.
    • Link to www.wikipedia.org
  • No link to original article.
  • No GNU FDL or wikipedia link with Javascript off
  • No GNU FDL or wikipedia link in source code

iplay3.com

iptables.com

More research requested. JesseW 21:35, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

ireference.ca

iReference.ca
URL http://www.ireference.ca/
Sample http://www.ireference.ca/search/House%20of%20Bourbon/
Rating Medium/High
Details Has notice at bottom "Article featured on Wikipedia. Used under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License; additional terms may apply." Links to original article and to CC-by-SA license.
Contact info http://www.ireference.ca/contact/
Actions

ISHA Books

ISHA Books
URL
Sample http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard/Archive_70#Circular_references:_Gyan_Publishing_and_ISHA_Books
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Iskenderiye IYE

Iskenderiye IYE
URL http://www.iskenderiye.com/
Sample http://www.iskenderiye.com/story/kylie-brant/
Rating None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL.
Contact info WHOIS information

Site administrator: David Golding

  • Phone: 1-843-757-5109
  • Email: dargy AT mail.ru

Registration Service Provider: Denizonline Software and Network Solutions

Actions None.

ipedia.com

iqexpand.com

  • Site: iqexpand.com
  • Note: how you access articles is by replacing www.iqexpand.com with the name of the article you are looking for i.e. for Linux, you would put in http://linux.iqexpand.com, and for Wikipedia, you would type in http://wikipedia.iqexpand.com/ (but in this case they're REAL sneaky, replacing Wikipedia with I.Q. Expand in the entry but forgetting to change the bottom links)
  • No GFDL notice. Claims copyright over the site.
  • Broken images everywhere on every article.
  • Absolutely no reference to Wikipedia, instead refering to the "English Information Megasite" for about information for iqexpand.com, thereby dodging reference to Wikipedia. The English Information Megasite is but of course nothing more than a cheaply done mirror of Wikipedia (check out the front page here: the front page says Wikipedia, and has tons of broken links to news, featured article of the day, etc.)
  • Deserves an e-mail from us; anyone who wants to do it please sign their name below (I can't do it since I have no time). --Bash 04:02, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

iqnaut.net

  • Site: http://iqnaut.net
  • Note: the links at the top refer to news stories. Go to the bottom and go to the links; you'll see that they are mirrors.
  • Mentions that the info is released under the GFDL, link to local copy of the license.
  • Links back to the original Wikipedia article.
  • Contact admin AT iqnaut.net

Ireland information guide

Ireland information guide
URL http://www.irelandinformationguide.com
Sample
Rating None
Details Contains some wikipedia articles from 2004, some of them expanded with new information - i.e. a genuine fork using MediaWiki with its own edit buttons etc. GFDL link to http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html. Link to wikipedia article with same name. No history section. Medium compliance. Uncle G 11:39, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Contact info
Actions None

irelocate.ca

irelocate.ca Canadian Relocation Made Simple
URL http://www.irelocate.ca/
Sample http://www.irelocate.ca/mississauga/index.htm
Rating None
Details Contains full and partial copies of Wikipedia articles about Canadian towns and cities. Multiple copies of each article exist in that domain. This is a content mirror, not a fork. Does not mention the GFDL, fails to provide atribution to Wikipedia, and claims copyright of the work.
Contact info
Actions None

iRepresentin

iRepresentin
URL http://www.irepresentin.com/
Sample http://www.irepresentin.com/Tyoo-to/muse.php (from Muse)
Rating None
Details Verbatim copies of Wikipedia articles. No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL.
Contact info WHOIS information

Private registration through Domains by Proxy, Inc.

  • Email: IREPRESENTIN.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com
  • Phone: (480) 624-2599
  • Fax: (480) 624-2599
Actions None

Isulong SEOph

Isolong SEOph
URL http://isulongseoph-bicol.com/
Sample http://isulongseoph-bicol.com/about/what-is-seo/
Rating None
Details Verbatim copy of SEO article introduction, with no mention of GFDL or Wikipedia.
Contact info WHOIS information

Administrative contact: Bicol Business Directory
Email: bicolbusinessdirectory AT gmail.com
Phone: +917.9605747

Actions None

ipupdater.com

See area51.ipupdater.com

Ivysport.com

Ivy League Clothing Co.
URL http://www.ivysport.com/splash.php?school=
Sample http://www.ivysport.com/category-category_id/329
Rating Medium
Details Mirrors articles on the Ivy League and the individual schools. Mentions WP and GFDL but claims copyright. Does not link back to us.
Contact info Registrant:

Council of Ivy Group Presidents

  228 Alexander Street
  Princeton, NJ 08544
  US
  Domain Name: IVYSPORT.COM
  Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
     Council of Ivy Group Presidents            jorleans AT PRINCETON.EDU
     228 Alexander Street
     Princeton, NJ 08544
     US
     +1.6092586426 fax: +1.6092581690
Actions None

Iwannarock.net

Iwannarock.net - music ringtones and mobile content
URL http://www.fonebiz.co.uk
Sample http://www.fonebiz.co.uk/free-mobile-phone-ringtones/wiki.php?title=Alicia_Keys
Rating "Low/None"
Details No mention of Wikipedia; instead, asserts own copyright. Worse, the site is stealing our bandwidth by directly linking to our images.
Contact info wirken, Danny wirken AT gmail.com

584122316670 (Venezuela) See: [74] Spanish speaker may be helpful.

Actions

Isnare.com

Isnare.com Encyclopedic Articles
URL http://www.isnare.com/encyclopedia/
Sample http://www.isnare.com/encyclopedia/Gold
Rating High
Details Link backs are present.
Contact info admin [at] isnare [dot] net
Actions Please email admin

Mirrors and Forks : (Numbers) ABC - DEF - GHI - JKL - MNO - PQR - STU - VWXYZ - All - Archive

J

JamBase

JamBase
URL http://www.jambase.com
Sample http://www.jambase.com/search.asp?bandID=36108
Rating "Low/None"
Details No compliance at all
Contact info
Actions
  • I haven't looked at their site to see if there are multiple plagiarisms, but I encountered this one page that clearly was.

Japan-101

  • No mention of GFDL Mentioned at footer of each article. Links to local copy.
  • No mention of Wikipedia Cited as source with link at footer of each article.
  • Has the tautological "copyrights are property of the owners" Has been removed.
  • One article in particular Hadaka Apron, but there probably are others. It doesn't use the latest version. Paranoid 13:09, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • No history section. Medium compliance. Uncle G 11:41, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Jeep CJ

[75] [76] Or is it the other way around?

Jewish Virtual Library

I've only noticed one page here lifted from Wikipedia, but it has problems so I figured I'd mention it here. There may be others, I didn't look around. Bryan 00:43, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

  • site:[77]
    • Mentions Wikipedia as source with link to source article. However:
    • Claims copyright over the page
    • Doesn't mention the GFDL
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
URL http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org
Sample http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Mussolini.html
Rating "Low/None"
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  • Mentions Search Beat as source.
  • Claims copyright over the page
  • Doesn't mention the GFDL
  • You can see Mav's edit [here.
  • I have seen at least one other case where we thought we were copying this site. Rich Farmbrough 11:21 29 June 2006 (GMT).

jewishrecipes.org

  • Site: [78]
    • Example: [79] in the paragraph "According to Conservative Judaism" is copied from kosher wine.
  • Does not mention Wikipedia or the GPL Where (talk) 22:35, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  • I just got an email from them saying that they working on complying with the GFDL. Where (talk) 17:21, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

jGames.co.uk

jGames.co.uk
URL http://www.jgames.co.uk
Sample http://www.jgames.co.uk/title/Palladium_%28mythology%29
Rating "Medium"
Details Claims copyright of content
Mentions "some content from Wikipedia under GDL" [sic]
No link to original articles
No link to GFDL
Contact info Benjamin Cohen - ben at pinknews dot co dot uk
Actions
  • Standard message sent 24 April 2007. Contact replied stating "Every page has a Wikipedia GDL [sic] license paragraph on it". Second message sent 25 April 2007, further clarifying GFDL's requirements. --Kwekubo 22:32, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Follow-up message sent 02 May 2007. --Kwekubo 00:06, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Final warning sent 03 June 2007. --Kwekubo 14:04, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Jiggies

  • Site: [80]
  • says "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." at bottom of each mirrored page as of May 16, 2006.
  • Mentions GDFL, but link leads to local 404 (page not found). (Still true. JesseW 20:43, 22 July 2005 (UTC))
  • No mention of Wikipedia. (Still true. JesseW 20:43, 22 July 2005 (UTC))
  • No list of authors(i.e. a link to the Wikipedia article) (as of JesseW 20:43, 22 July 2005 (UTC))
  • Main page [82] has misleading statement "We have built open-content encyclopedia with most categories referring to Canadian content." (Misleading, because original source not credited.)
    • No such statement now. JesseW 20:43, 22 July 2005 (UTC)
    • Still there when I checked. --Utopianfiat 19:30, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Putting in LOW. JesseW 20:43, 22 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Found a disturbing disclaimer replacing all mention of Wikipedia with Jiggies Reference Guide. [83] SasquatchTC 06:29, July 26, 2005 (UTC)

Jiskha Homework Help

Jiskha Homework Help
URL http://www.jiskha.com/
Sample http://www.jiskha.com/social_studies/people/king_jr_martin_luther.html
Rating None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL on the front page or on the articles. Pages contain the text "Copyright © 1998-2006 Jiskha Homework Help. All rights reserved."
Contact info http://www.jiskha.com/contact/
Actions Standard violation letter sent (06:57, 6 February 2006 (UTC))

Journical

Journical
URL http://www.journical.com/
Sample http://www.journical.com/article.php?q=traditors
Rating None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL on the front page or on the articles. Pages contain the text "Copyright © 2006 Journical. All Rights Reserved."
Contact info Physical adress on http://www.journical.com/w3c/policy.php
Actions None

Judaic.com

Judaic.com
URL http://www.judaic.com
Sample http://www.judaic.com/jewish-jewellery/jewellery/jewelry-history.html
http://www.judaic.com/sterling-silver/sterling-silver.html
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL
Details Looks like they copied two articles for their commercial site, no mention of WP or GDFL.
Contact info 560 South Holly Suite 14, Denver, Colorado 80246, 800-830-8660, 303-322-7345, aharon AT judaic.com
Actions None taken at this time, listing here.

Juicee News Daily

  • No mention of GFDL
  • Links to original Wikipedia article as "Reference"
  • Claims copyright: "Copyright © 2005 Juicee News Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the written consent of juiceenewsdaily. To inquire about the use of juiceenwsdaily material, please email press AT juiceenewsdaily.com."

Example article: [85]; there are others. DanKeshet 23:29, Apr 27, 2005 (UTC)

Sent first warning for including GFDL notice, as I'm not sure if notice was sent before. Cleduc 5 July 2005 01:49 (UTC)

Second example

Also Socialite is copied, but without any attribution. Sent notice -- don't know if anyone else has sent them notice before. Not sure, so we'll treat this as first notice. Cleduc 5 July 2005 01:37 (UTC)

  • Notice resulted in a "Reference" being placed on the page -- so the source is attributed. However, the GFDL notice is not placed on the page, just like the CPR article. I'm going to follow up with the editor/publisher. Cleduc 6 July 2005 18:23 (UTC)
    • So what happened? It still claims the copyright on the article is theirs. 86.136.90.90 17:29, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Third example

[86] from Jack Abramoff. No GFDL notice, no mention of Wikipedia. -- Antaeus Feldspar 20:00, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Fourth example

[87] from Bona fide purchaser. No GFDL notice, no mention of Wikipedia. "Copyright © 2005" is a link to the Wikipedia article. Robert A West 03:29, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Justrec.com

Justrec.com
URL http://www.justrec.com/
Sample http://www.justrec.com/wilderness.html
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL.
Details No mention of GFDL or Wikipedia and claims copyright.
Contact info E-mail: JUSTREC.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com
Actions
  • Have e-mailed them. Bduke.
    • E-mail refused (domainsbyproxy.com refused to relay from my address). I have snail mailed a letter to them. Bduke 07:24, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
  • see also http://www.justrec.com/education/scout.html which is a copy of Scouting, emailed them the standard letter.Rlevse 16:44, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
  • sent followup email Rlevse 23:19, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
  • sent final warning prior to takendown notice being sent.Rlevse 02:08, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Sent DMCA takedown notice to GO DADDY in Scottsdale, AZ, USA.Rlevse 23:58, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
    • they blew me off.Rlevse 21:27, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

K

Kapitalism.net

Karava.org

karava.org
URL http://www.karava.org/karava_of_sri_lanka
Sample Govigama, Radala. See article talk pages for more detail.
Rating
Details sample articles copied with no evidence of compliance. Likely more articles are copied.
Contact info none
Actions none


KatalogQLT.fm

Katalog(at)KupKomputer.pl
URL http://katalog.kupkomputer.pl/
Sample http://katalog.kupkomputer.pl/archive/Tractor
Rating Medium
Details Links to Wikipedia article and Wikipedia GFDL. No local GFDL. No original authors. Has lots of Wikipedia articles, hard to say how many total.
Contact info jeśli masz jakieś pytania, propozycje itp. napisz:

katalog AT kupkomputer.pl
Polecamy: Katalog Stron, Sklep internetowy, Maszyny budowlane, SEO Katalog Stron

Actions None

Kerala Online

keralaonline.com
URL http://keralaonline.com/
Sample http://keralaonline.com/commentary/rewind-2008_15027.html
Rating Low/None
Details sample article copied verbatim the lead from the 2008-12-31 version of the Wikipedia article 2008 Mumbai attacks. No evidence of compliance. Article claims all rights reserved. Unknown whether more articles are copied.
Contact info none
Actions none


Kids.net.au

Kiessecker

Killersudoku

Kiwipedia

  • Site: http://www.kiwipedia.com
  • Example: [88]: initial part of Albania
  • No attribution to Wikipedia
  • No link to original page
  • Apparent link to GFDL at bottom is to initial part of local article about license, which in turn has broken link to GNU version
    • As of 10:23, 22 November 2005 (UTC) Henrygb
      • Albania example no longer has content: www.kiwipedia.com/canada.html is Canada or Cnaada (article looks deliberately dyslexic) and ends with "This is a static copy of Wikipedia" with link to www.wikipedia.org --Rumping (talk) 15:38, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
      • Some of their articles appear to be machine-translated versions of Wikipedia in other languages. The Jade Knight (talk) 21:55, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Klasikoyun.com

This site is violating GFDL. No attribution, no link to Wikipedia. Links to Wikipedia from main page

  • Some links to Wikipedia
  • No mention of source/GFDL
  • seems to be under construction

Moved from main page Davelane 22:58, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC) This was deleted by 212.174.228.10 (Removed Klasikoyun.com site has an attribution in the main page) I've restored this as I beleve they are not in compliance -- if you disagree please move to disputed. --Davelane 16:32, 14 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Site is down now, I'll delist it soon (feel free to do it if I forget). Rhobite 20:29, Feb 16, 2005 (UTC)
It's back up now, and still infringing. Rhobite 21:32, Mar 8, 2005 (UTC)
Down again --Utopianfiat 19:31, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

knife-making-supplies.net

knife-making-supplies
URL http://www.knife-making-supplies.net/
Sample http://www.knife-making-supplies.net/japanese-kitchen-knives.html
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL
Details No attribution to Wikipedia, No link to original page, No mention of GFDL
Contact info Unknown
Actions (no actions yet)

Knol

See Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks/Knol

knolix.com

knover.com

Knover.com - It's all connected!
URL http://www.knover.com/
Sample http://www.knover.com/Profile/alicia_keys/Wikipedia
Rating Medium
Details Clear attribution to Wikipedia and local copy of GFDL; however, is directly uploading images from WP server.
Contact info Contact page is here: [89]. Press contact is Richard Bennett, r.bennett AT knover.com, 212-695-2375
Actions

Knowledge Giant

Knowledge Giant
URL http://sex.knowledgegiant.com, http://knowledgegiant.com/
Sample http://sex.knowledgegiant.com/search/Physics, http://knowledgegiant.com/search/Earth_science
Rating Low
Details Apparently a full mirror of Wikipedia, though without image pages. Pages attribute Wikipedia without link and link to offsite GFDL. Also links to Wikipedia's copy of disclaimer. Explicitly claims copyright. Uses dynamic loading (see http://knowledgegiant.com/search/current%20events).
Contact info KNOWLEDGEGIANT.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com (private whois), legal AT nac.net (host whois)
Actions

Knowledge Is Fun

  • site: [http://www.knowledgeisfun.com knowledgeisfun.com]
  • A TOTAL ripoff of wikipedia. Claims copyright as own!--Deglr6328 23:11, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • No mention of Wikipedia
  • No link to GFDL
  • Contains text "Copyright © 2004 KnowledgeIsFun.com, all rights reserved."
  • Sent first letter to domainsatvizaginfo.com and AT kif (best contacts aval.) --Davelane 00:03, 24 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Response: "Thanks for informing about the missing copyright message. The website is maintained by one of our client who has informed us back that the necessary copyright message has been put."
  • Now contains text "Copyright © 2004 KnowledgeIsFun.com, all rights reserved. This article was derived fully or in part from an article on Wikipedia.org] - the free encyclopedia created and edited by online user community. The text was not checked or edited by anyone on our staff. Although the vast majority of the wikipedia encyclopedia articles provide accurate and timely information please do not assume the accuracy of any particular article. This article is distributed under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License. " --Davelane 16:45, 24 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Please note this site is now our the Wikipedia spam blacklist. 64.178.107.132 (talk) 15:52, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Knowledge King

Knowledge King
URL http://www.knowledgeking.net
Sample http://www.knowledgeking.net/encyclopedia/a/al/albania_1.html
Rating
Details Ends with "This content from wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Brought to you by System0." Links only to Wikipedia main page; no direct link to article or inclusion of history.
Contact info
Actions

KnowledgeGeek

Knowledgegeek now looks close to compliance, acknowledging Wikipedia as the original source and linking to the GFDL. Do people agree that they are now largely compliant? --Robert Merkel 04:30, 11 Mar 2004 (UTC)
The site has definitely improved. However, witness all the 'summary' pages one level in from the root page (such as Coffee) still being composed largely of Wikipedia content without any acknowledgement. A sentence or two, lifted directly from Wikipedia is shown in many entries on those 'summary' pages (such as Drip brew, French press, Caffeine, etc. on the Coffee page above) yet you must click through to the full text before a Wikipedia or GFDL reference is made. A reference to Wikipedia and GFDL on all pages with even 'truncated' Wikipedia content (ie, the first few sentences of a bunch of articles) would still seem to be required. Potentially also worth mentioning is that the engine or template system used by KnowledgeGeek is used by StudioReview.com (documented on this page and supported/linked by Mark Coffman of KnowledgeGeek) and as of this writing, StudioReview has a low degree of compliance. I'm not suggesting that the owner/operator of KnowledgeGeek is able to accomplish this, but one wonders if it's possible to add compliance at an engine- or template-level for sites like this which are clearly copying Wikipedia content in huge quantities. Ds13 20:46, 2004 Mar 11 (UTC)
The remaining problems identified above seem to be addressed now. I would agree that they are largely compliant now. --Ds13 06:50, 2004 Mar 21 (UTC)
  • [Homepage of the site has no content of Wikipedia. No disclaimer/copyright information]

Knowledgerush

  • Links to local copy of GNU/FDL
  • Names Wikipedia and links to source article.
  • Does not have "title page".
  • Several articles copied, hard to say how many. Tualha 19:00, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • Looks like everything with the possible exception of orphans and semi-orphans to me. Andre Engels 17:33, 5 Feb 2004 (UTC)
  • No history section. Medium compliance. Uncle G 11:42, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

knowledgewiki.org

Knowledgewiki
URL http://www.knowledgewiki.org/
Sample http://www.knowledgewiki.org/article/Harris_matrix?enk=RsEnqcaRZskmGUYZZhnGoUa5xhkmmWaxholmyQeJZIE=
Rating No compliance
Details The pages not only fail to mention Wikipedia or the contributors, but in fact assert, at the bottom of pages, that the copyright is held by Knowledgewiki. Wikipedia is also not mentioned in their Terms of use.
Contact info No specific DMCA contact found; general "Contact Us" at [94].
Actions None taken as of 18:21, 7 May 2012 (UTC).

I found this site while researching the article history for Harris matrix. The level of copyfraud seems rather serious to me. Ardric47 (talk) 18:21, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

KnowLex

  • In en: and de:; I only really looked at the former.
  • Bottom of each page links to:
    • Source article on Wikipedia;
    • Wikipedia main page;
    • GNU FDL on FSF site;
    • Author list (history) on Wikipedia; and
    • Edit link on Wikipedia.

OK, so they should have a local copy of the licence. But they also say "The article can be editted here." and I think that's fantastic!!! -- Toby Bartels 04:38, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC)

This site no longer seems to exist. 62.190.112.2 (talk) 09:06, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Knowmore

Knowmore
URL http://www.knowmore.org
Sample http://www.knowmore.org/index.php/GNU_General_Public_License
Rating Low
Details no attribution of Wikipedia; claims copyright at bottom of each page; only one or two mentions of GFDL in a well-hidden page, though with a local copy of the GFDL; not using "any later version" language.
Contact info bernard AT knowmore.org
Actions
  • just emailed contact about issues, waiting to hear back, put here in case I don't hear anything back from contact --Phish0202 03:52, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Knows-It-All

Knows-It-All
URL http://www.homestayfinder.com/
Sample http://www.homestayfinder.com/Dictionary.aspx?q=Dan_Marsh
Rating None
Details Nothing
Contact info abuse AT discountasp.net, abuse AT domainsbyproxy.com, HOMESTAYFINDER.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com (private)
Actions

Kulkul

Kulkul's World
URL http://kulkul.xahoihoctap.net
Sample http://kulkul.xahoihoctap.net/kulkuls-birthday.html?view=mediawiki&article=Willy_Vandersteen
Rating
Details Links to Wikipedia (generic) and GFDL
Contact info
Actions

L

LaborLawTalk

LaborLawTalk
URL http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/index.php
Sample http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Wikipedia
Rating Medium
Details Complete mirror of all Wikipedia articles. Links to gnu.org GFDL and original article.
Contact info LABORLAWTALK.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com (private whois), http://laborlawtalk.com/sendmessage.php (contact form), abuse AT rackspace.com (host)
Actions
  • Sent standard letter. Vacuum c 01:59, Mar 21, 2005 (UTC)

lakerplayers.org

Lakers Players
URL www.lakersplayers.org
Sample http://www.lakersplayers.org/elgin-baylor.php
Rating None
Details Mirror/plagiarism of *many* Laker Player biographies without attribution.
Contact info info AT lakersplayers.org
Actions Sent two emails in late 2006 informing them of GFDL infringement, neither of which prompted a response. More recently (ending October 2007) sent standard sequence of GFDL violation letters, again receiving no response.

lala

  • Site: www.lala.com
  • Example: www.lala.com/frontend/action/artist/cliff_richard
  • States at start of frame: "From Wikipedia [edit] This text is available under the terms of the GNU FDL" with links to original article (plain and to edit) and to local copy of GFDL
  • Outside frame ends with "© 2005-2007 la la media, inc. All rights reserved. iPod and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Some content copyright 1948-2007 Muze Inc. For personal non-commercial use only. All rights reserved."

language is a virus

language is a virus
URL http://languageisavirus.com
Sample http://languageisavirus.com/factsheet.php?title=Navagraha_Kritis
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance).
Details No mention of Wikipedia on mirror of article Navagraha Kritis.
Contact info E-mail, phone number of admin and ISP.
Actions Listing only, leave review and contact to more experienced editor.

Lardydar Wiki

Lardydar Wiki
URL http://www.lardydar.com/search/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
Sample http://www.lardydar.com/search/wiki/index.php?title=wikipedia:About

taken exactly from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About

Rating Unsure. The site seems to be such a good copy, it has the disclaimer footer on every page, just like Wikipedia. However, tiny details, such as using a link as a reference, and calling it "What is it with Lardydar Wiki?", when clearly that article has nothing to do with "Lardydar" Wiki. Also, they claim: "Lardydar Wiki® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.", but that is because they have included the footer seen on every Wikipedia page, and simply changed "Wikipedia" into "Lardylar Wiki". Even their Contact us page is identical, leading the user to contact Wikimedia, instead. May be a valid mirror, but I could not find links to Wikipedia. Searching for the article 'Wikipedia' Comes up with the article 'Lardylar Wiki' instead, but they pronounce "Lardylar Wiki" /ˌwikiˈpeːdi.ə/, so... What bothers me most is that they have the "Donate to" Link, on the left, exactly as Wikipedia, and it leads to their Paypal account. Perhaps this is completely legal and valid, but it appears that this site takes advantage of the "feel" of Wikipedia to solicit donations that do not go to the Wikimedia Foundation.
Details Copy of Wikipedia's footer, but name is changed to state owner is Lardylar Wiki, states: "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License."
Contact info mirror of WP Contact Us page
Actions

Last.fm

Last.fm
URL http://www.last.fm
Sample http://www.last.fm/music/7+Year+Bitch
Rating Low
Details Straight copy from recent version of 7 Year Bitch embedded in the one page I looked at. There is a GFDL notice, but the source is only visible on the edit tab.
Contact info office AT last.fm
Actions
  • Sent standard letter to office AT last.fm Superm401 - Talk 05:38, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Received reply correcting me and noting that there was a GFDL notice, and Wikipedia was attributed on the edit page. Replied that the GFDL must be local, and noting that the notice must visible to readers, not just editors. Superm401 - Talk 15:16, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Agreed having sources visible only to editors was weird. Said he would host a local GFDL. Replied thanking him, discussing Wikipedia's use of external GFDL content, and agreeing that the GFDL was harsh (but noting that this is still easier than real compliance). Superm401 - Talk 19:46, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

latitudezero.org

Latkey

  • Site: Latkey
  • Uses portions of Wikipedia articles on alphabets for description of their products related to alphabets
  • Example: [95] (see Historical Background for Cyrillic Alphabet) from Cyrillic alphabet
  • Does not link to GFDL or Wikipedia. Does not mention them at all.
  • Claims "© 2005 Latkey Ltd. All rights reserved." at the bottom of every page.

LawGuru

LawGuru.com Wiki
URL http://wiki.lawguru.com/index.php/Main_Page
Sample http://wiki.lawguru.com/index.php/Settlement_%28law%29
Rating Low/None
Details The GFDL does not seem to be available anywhere on the site. There are links at the bottom of all pages that purport to explain copyright, disclaimers, and the GFDL, but the links lead to pages that say "(There is currently no text in this page)". Wikipedia is not directly mentioned.

The site has copied various law-related articles from Wikipedia. The example page given above was taken from [96], a 2005 version of our article Settlement (litigation). Only the then–most recent contributor is listed in the history on LawGuru.

Contact info No contact information was found on the Wiki, but the "About Us" page at www.lawguru.com lists the following, which is the same contact given by WHOIS:

WebSiteBroker, Inc. 73700 Dinah Shore Dr. Suite 104 Palm Desert, CA 92211

Actions No actions have been taken yet. Ardric47 (talk) 23:28, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Legal Information Source

Lexikonia.org

A local copy of italian wikipedia.

  • Site: http://www.lexikonia.org/start.htm
  • Example http://www.lexikonia.org/38168_ferrari.htm
  • No link to the current version of article
  • Yes link to en.wikipedia.org, no link to it.wikipedia.org
  • Attribution with an image not much readable and in English, instead the visitors are probably Italians.

libelpedia.org

libelpedia.org
URL http://libelpedia.org/ http://libelpedia.org/
Sample http://libelpedia.org/ http://libelpedia.org/
Rating "Low/None"
Details This site currently presents itself as a new, unedited Wikimedia Foundation wiki
Contact info The domain registrant name and address (Thomas Archer, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA) are bogus. The address is a USGS office in Menlo Park. The phone number is clearly bogus: Registrant Phone:+1.8005551212. The registrant email is valid and is believed to be actually in use by Jeffrey_Vernon_Merkey, blocked user User:Gadugi, blocked user User:Waya_sahoni, sockpuppet User:67.186.225.152, and sockpuppet User:67.137.28.188 -- Registrant Email:tjarcher AT comcast.net. This email address has been used by User:Waya_sahoni. The web site itself is refered to at Merkey/Gadugi/Waya sahoni's new wiki, wikigadugi.org. Also see: [stalkerpedia.org]
Actions I feel that dealing with this potentially libelous web site is probably best left to Wikimedia foundation legal counsel. -- talks_to_birds 09:47, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Site is now down. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 17:06, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

libra-energy.eu

Solar Trackers, Inverters
URL http://www.libra-energy.eu/
Sample http://www.libra-energy.eu/products/solar-trackers-en
Rating None
Details Use of Wikipedia not acknowledged: "Copyright 2010 Libra Energy".

Violations include:

Contact info Site Contact Form (UK)
Actions Listing only - not contributor, which is required by Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks#Non-compliance process. twilsonb (talk) 08:13, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

libraryoflibrary.com

Libraryoflibrary
URL libraryoflibrary.com
Sample http://libraryoflibrary.com/E_n_c_p_d_Wikipedia:Editor_review.html
Rating Medium
Details States WP as source.
Contact info nizar(a)kakkad.info, Tel No. +91.4952296882 ISP unknown.
Actions Listing only, leaving details of review to more exprienced editor in subject at hand.

LincolnMortgage.info

Only a selection of pages, from all namespace of en.wp. Very random. Very odd interface.

Lindamontano.com

Linda Mary Montano
URL http://www.lindamontano.com/
Sample http://www.lindamontano.com/livemediafeeds/artist-bio.html
Rating None
Details The current text in the Linda Montano article was mostly added in December 2009, apparently at the request of the subject herself (diff). The "Artist Bio" page at lindamontano.com is apparently a mirror, using (essentially) the same text after 2011, according to archive.org (archived 2011 version).
Contact info see http://www.lindamontano.com/livemediafeeds/contact.html
Actions none

lindowmoss.org.uk

Lindow Moss website
URL http://www.lindowmoss.org.uk
Sample http://www.lindowmoss.org.uk/page12.htm see Lindow Man
Rating
Details
Contact info mail@lindowmoss.org.uk
Actions Listing only, leaving details of review to more exprienced editor in subject at hand.

Linix Encyclopedia

literaturemania.com

  • Site: literaturemania.com
  • Example: [98]
  • No attribution
  • No GFDL notice
  • No copyright information of any sort, just "ads" about "Discount Pet Supplies" and an offsite link
  • Refers to Wikipedia text section as "The Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia"
  • Appears to be some sort of Project Gutenberg and (non-compliant) Wikipedia mirror

liverpoolcityportal.co.uk

Now seems to comply, having used the suggested text I sent them through the form letter. Am going to ask them to see if the copyright notice can be clarified, though. Johnleemk | Talk 12:57, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
All is in order now. Johnleemk | Talk 17:07, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
  • No history section. Medium compliance. Uncle G 12:09, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

LiveSeattle.com

LiveSeattle.com
URL http://www.liveseattle.com
Sample http://www.liveseattle.com/Default.aspx?tabid=5097
Rating Low/None
Details The sample page is a blatant grab of Wedgwood, Seattle, Washington (maybe not the current version, and they stripped the footnotes, but I immediately recognized User:GoDot's plodding prose.) - Jmabel
Contact info They link to a page at http://www.livecityguides.com/Home/ContactForm/tabid/454/Default.aspx. They are pushing it "Advertise with us", but I can't see why a different sort of message couldn't be left. - Jmabel
Actions Nothing so far

My guess given that they direct comments to a site with a more generic name is that they've done the same not just for other places in Seattle but for other cities. - Jmabel | Talk 00:18, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

localcolorart.com

Localcolorartandothers
URL http://www.localcolorart.com
Sample http://www.localcolorart.com/encyclopedia/Recreation/
Rating High
Details
  • Link to local GFDL.
  • Mentions and links back to the original article. (extra non-compliance info removed) WB 01:42, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Contact info
Actions Contacted everyone. No replies from the admin. ISP contacted. -- WB 01:33, 20 January 2006 (UTC) (Admin says they did not receive email).


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logicjungle.com

  • Site: logicjungle.com
  • Mirror of the english wikipedia
  • Link to GNU FDL.
  • Link to www.wikipedia.org (from the icon)
  • Crediting links to original articles
We can class this is as 'well behaved' mirror. Phil from logicjungle proactively read the listing here and emailed me. I suggested some improvements to the wording of the article links, to give proper credit to wikipedia, which were quickly implemented.
If any further contact is necessary, it might as well go through me, or a I can provide a copy of the email conversation we had -- Nojer2 10:09, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)

The Logo (A Book)

  • Site: The Logo (A Book)
  • Uses the article about the book: "No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies"
  • Mentions Wikipedia, and provides a link to the front page
  • No GFDL Link
  • Looks like fair use.

lookinsheffield.co.uk

lookinsheffield.co.uk
URL http://www.lookinsheffield.co.uk
Sample http://www.lookinsheffield.co.uk/about-sheffield-c5.html
Rating Low/None
Details The sample page is a straight copy of Sheffield, there are also pages copied from Transport in Sheffield, and Sport in Sheffield, and many of the photos on the site are sourced from the commons. Wikipedia or the CC-BY-SA are not mentioned on the site, however all pages that use copied material are marked 'Copyright © Look In Sheffield 2009.' —Jeremy (talk) 00:00, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Contact info via form at http://www.lookinsheffield.co.uk/contact-us-c7.html or email at info@ domain name
Actions Informal polite enquiry sent via web form on 28 June 2009; no response received to date. Sent a standard letter to the email address on 12 July 2009. —Jeremy (talk) 00:00, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Lycos Retriever

  • Site: www.lycos.com/retriever.html
  • Example: www.lycos.com/info/tony-blair--oxford-university.html taken from Tony Blair, though not about Oxford University
  • Synthesis site from large number of sources
  • States: "Source: en.wikipedia.org" with link to original article
  • Page ends: "Copyright © 2007 Lycos Inc. All Rights Reserved."

LyricsFreak.com

Lyrics Freak
URL http://www.lyricsfreak.com/
Sample http://www.lyricsfreak.com/e/eddie+rabbitt/biography.html
Rating "Low"
Details Site claims Copyright LyricsFreak 2010, no mention of Wikipedia
Contact info copyright@beat-law.com
Actions standard email sent

lzscl.com

Mirrors and Forks : (Numbers) ABC - DEF - GHI - JKL - MNO - PQR - STU - VWXYZ - All - Archive

M

Mackesys Solicitors

Mackesys Solicitors
URL
Sample http://www.mackesyscrime.co.uk/offences/handling-stolen-goods.html
Rating
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Contact info
Actions

Comment re the above: the page shown above is a verbatim copy of large section from the article Handling stolen goods. Given that their version includes a section on "Relationship to laundering" added here in 2005 by User:David91, other material dating from a rewrite in 2009 by User:Rodhullandemu, and a further typo correction by an anonymous user, the evidence suggests that they have copied Wikipedia and not vice versa.

I can see no attempt to comply with the licence, and indeed at the foot of the page they assert their own copyright ("© 2011 All rights reserved. Mackesys Solicitors, 207 New Cross Road, London, SE14 5UH, U.K.") I find it very odd that a firm of solicitors would do this. (To be honest, I am surprised that a professional law firm would use wikipedia content, which made me initially suspect that the copying was in the opposite direction until I checked the page history.) I haven't looked to see whether they have copied any other pages.

To possibly complicate matters further, the user whose copyright appears to have been most infringed, i.e. User:Rodhullandemu, is apparently now banned from wikipedia. Scil100 (talk) 13:37, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

MagicPedia.com

Magnet University
URL http://MagicPedia.com
Sample http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/magnet_university/magnetism.htm
Rating
Details All content on this site from Wikipedia now contains a link to the GNU Free Documentation License (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) and Wikipedia. The site appears to be in compliance. 16:16, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
Contact info info AT nationalimports.com,
Actions Standard letter sent by dave 19:28 17 Jul 2003 (UTC). Reply received from info AT nationalimports.com, who says are willing to fix it. dave sent reply to National Imports today outlining what he should do to fix it, and telling him all the articles that were lifted from Wikipedia (he had emailed asking which articles were from wikipedia). Sent them a letter and noted that I am the primary author of the bismuth article they copied. --mav 12:51, 4 Jan 2004 (UTC). Received reply: Were sorry for the oversight. We'll correct the link as soon as possible. --mav 18:33, 5 Jan 2004 (UTC)

marriagelicences

  • Site: http://www.marriagelicences.co.cc/wiki.
  • Example: http://www.marriagelicences.co.cc/wiki.php?q=User_talk:Eugene-elgato

Port Jackson, Attractions of Sydney, Australia published by MagicalJourneys.com

Port Jackson, Attractions of Sydney, Australia
URL http://www.magicaljourneys.com/Australia/index.html
Sample http://www.magicaljourneys.com/Australia/australia-interest-nsw-sydney-portjackson.html lifted from Port Jackson article
Rating "Medium" compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance)
Details Although page notes info taken from wikipedia, it makes no mention of GFDL
Contact info jane AT magicaljourneys.com
Actions No actions taken yet to attempt to make the website comply.

Malaspina Great Books

Malaspina Great Books
URL http://www.malaspina.com/
Sample http://www.malaspina.org/home.asp?topic=./search/details&lastpage=./search/results&ID=123
Rating
Details Unknown. Claims copyright. No Wikipedia material found in latest check. Includes text "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or in part from the Wikipedia article on <ARTICLE>." Documents may be using Wikipedia as a source without including copyrighted material wholesale. This should be verified.
Contact info mcneil AT mala.bc.ca, black AT mala.bc.ca, Host's contact page
Actions

Maori Encyclopedia.st

  • Site: "Maori Encyclopedia.st"
  • Copies the whole mi: article namespace, apparently, though not very frequently (currently listing only 137 of the 280 articles), and converts our ordinary internal links to its internal links (but seems not to work out how to deal with piped links, using just the text - eg, the homepage links to http://maori.encyclopedia.st/Tikanga where WP has a piped link saying "tikanga" but linking to the "mi" style guide). Doesn't seem to change the text of the link in any circumstances.
  • Leaves most external links alone, even where they are to the English version, eg in the stub message "You can help Wikipedia by expanding it." readers get directed to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Find_or_fix_a_stub. However, the bottom-of-page links to other language WPs are converted to related sites such as http://enzyklopadie.cc.
  • Not as careful as it should be with some links, giving us the kindly optimistic statement "There are at least 300000 articles already written (partly or wholly in te reo Māori) that need improvement." - similar "300000" on the other-language sites.
  • Readers will be puzzled at the homepage invitation to participate. There's not even a contact address apart from the "Advertise Here!" link, which goes to http://www.fastclick.com/.
  • Mentions Wikipedia and the GFDL quite prominently at the bottom (much better than when I looked a few months ago when the "Wikipedia" reference was in small black letters on a very dark blue frame background, impossible to notice unless one knew to search for it); BUT NO links to the original article, History page, and Edit page.
  • Largely appropriate "Ads by Goooooogle", similar to Wikicities, and sometimes a panel of articles, sometimes appropriate, or other ads.
  • As of 01:57, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Maratechnology.com

  • Site: http://www.maratechnology.com/
  • Copies various Wikipedia articles about celebrities, such as Mariah Carey [100] and Ashlee Simpson [101], but the Simpson page appears out of date.
  • The sides of the pages are decorated with Google ads.
  • No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. The bottom of every page reads "© COPYRIGHT 2004 2005 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.maratechnology.com". No discernable compliance.
Have sent Wikipedia:Standard_GFDL_violation_letter#Single_copy_of_GFDL_notice_version to one of two email addresses listed on the site's "Contact" page. Extraordinary Machine 17:39, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

MarsPC Computing System

MarsPC: Knowledge Base
URL http://marspc.co.il/articles/
Sample http://marspc.co.il/articles/article/84/ajax-programming
Rating Low/None
Details Verbatim text copy of many articles, complete with "[edit]" text! Claims legal copyright
Contact info contact page: http://marspc.co.il/contact; email: support AT marspc.co.uk; UK Office: +44 (0) 207 193 1990
Actions

Marijuana.com

  • Site: Marijuana.com/wiki/
  • Copied Wikipedia from May 23 2005. Appears to have kept all namespaces.
  • No Wikipedia or GFDL notice, in fact, claims all material is copyrighted ("Please ask before you take").
  • Is a bit wierd about nonexistent articles: [102]
  • Site-wide ads at the top and bottom.
  • As of 12:11, Jun 5, 2005 (UTC)
  • Now just redirects to Wikipedia itself. --WCQuidditch 18:18, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

masterliness.com

Masterliness
URL http://www.masterliness.com
Sample http://www.masterliness.com/a/Sony.HiFD.htm
Rating
Details Note: Do not click the Non-user link. It seems to cause the site to redirect all future requests from your IP to Google. I'm not sure what the motivation for this is. Copies the whole article namespace. When viewed without script enabled, no mention of Wikipedia and the GFDL. With Javascript, there are links to the original article, GFDL text, History page, and Edit page. This is an unacceptable implementation because the articles are distributed to those without Javascript, but the GFDL is not.
Contact info http://www.masterliness.com/contact.php (contact page), postmaster AT registerfly.com (registrar; hidden whois info), abuse AT theplanet.com (host)
Actions

masterlinux.net

masterlinux.net
URL http://www.masterlinux.net
Sample http://www.masterlinux.net/index.php?option=com_awiki&view=mediawiki&article=List_of_preserved_steam_locomotives_in_Germany
Rating not sure about the ratings
Details Site seems to mirror en.wikipdia.org, but only the article namespce. new articles can only be found in following the links ... we found the page in doing research for the german steam locomotive listing, which was thankfully copied and translated for the en.wiki. One of the top links in google was "our" translated article not only in en.wikipediam but also somewhere in the web.

Site provides a Link to "wikipedia" but not to the original article, as well as not to the author's list, the GPL links to GNU Free Documentation License on gnu.org, . Interesting - if you are klicking on the "edit text" in a stub article (try the link to "Beuth" steam locomotive) opens the original edit page of the original en.wikipdeia article ...

Contact info Contact Page whois provides the following info: Registrant Contact: LinkdotNet, Link dotNet (), Fax: , 77 Misr Helwan St, Cairo, 11431, EG

on the page itself these info can be found: Contact Master Linux: Address: Egypt 1] 7 El Bahrain St., In front of El Merryland Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt / 2] 25 Manshyet El Bakry st, from El Khalifa El Maa'moun, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt. E-mail: sales@masterlinux.net

Actions not sure about legal actions to be taken, since only contributing to de.wikipedia, therefore posted here

--Fox 2005 (talk) 22:03, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

MathDaily.com

MathDaily
URL http://www.mathdaily.com/
Sample http://www.mathdaily.com/lessons/Pope
Rating Medium
Details Identical to Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks/Pqr#PhysicsDaily.
Contact info fhq7j5466hwn3jw AT protectfly.com (from privacy-locked WHOIS entry), http://www.registerfly.com/info/contact.php (Registrar contact page), postmaster AT registerfly.com (registrar email address), ibizdns.com (nameserver)
Actions

Maxpedia.org

  • Site: http://www.maxpedia.org
  • Copies the whole article namespace, including images.
  • Mentions Wikipedia and the GFDL; a wap service (edition for a cell phone)
  • As of 15:38, 16 Apr 2005 (UTC)

MB CEO 2.0

MB CEO 2.0 Your informational resource
URL http://www.mbceo.com/
Sample http://www.mbceo.com/sports/more_information.php?c=Montenegro_national_football_team
Rating Low
Details No indication that this site is a huge mirror of Wikipedia at all (that I could find at least).
Contact info
Actions

The Mcfly Network

* Individual article pages link back to wikipedia and mention the GFDL

It appears that this is not a fork but a copy. Can someone check this and post here? JesseW 00:48, 13 Oct 2004 (UTC)

  • It was meant to be a fork but not much was ever changed. Ashibaka 18:50, 13 Oct 2004 (UTC)
    • Most of the pages are based on the same wikisource. Deleted pages are generally kept, my parse code is not identical to Wikipedia's (thus resulting in different html output), and a few pages have been altered. Whether this makes it a fork or a mirror according to the GFDL is a legal question which I don't feel I can answer at this time. However, I've tried to be as closely compliant as possible with the GFDL requirements for a fork. In order to do this, I have released the entire site as a single GFDL document, parts of which are aggregated under non-GFDL licenses. anthony 警告 17:39, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

If anyone has any suggestions as to how I can be in better compliance with the GFDL, feel free to leave a message on my user talk page. anthony 警告 17:32, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I've only found mention of Wikipedia on the front page. Lotsofissues 12:14, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

(i added the above strikethrough) the site only mentions wikipedia on the main page, it no longer mentions much of anything on the article pages. user:anthony DiPierro has stated on wikipedia talk pages in the past that he links the edit pages back to wikipedia; that policy has obviously changed as i was easily able to find content on mcfly which was added since its forking. it is not clear to me what policy is for this change, but i do think it should be attended to. i also would like to know whether there is a procedure for bringing in some of the changes made on mcfly; i found at least one bit (didnt look around too much) that i would like to have added to an article. i regret that the weakness of my license-fu is keeping me from answering this question myself. Burgher 14:22, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Measuroo

Medbib.com - "the modern encyclopedia"

Medbib
URL http://www.medbib.com
Sample http://www.medbib.com/Froogle
Rating None
Details Complete, dynamic, remote loading mirror. Does not mention Wikipedia or the GFDL. Appears to have downloaded entire Wikipedia article set using a scraper bot instead of using the database download archive.
Contact info reinhard.f.busch AT web.de (whois), http://schlundtech.de/kontakt/ (host)
Actions Reported by zetawoof to wikitech-l.

Media UK - "The Knowledge"

Website

MediaWiki powered sub-section of a specialist media website - appears to be mostly original content with some content copied from Wikipedia (i.e. a derivative work), which is acknowledged. All content is apparently licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence. No mention of the GFDL.

Relevant pages:

Marknew 16:24, 15 July 2005 (UTC)


www.medicaliterature.com

  • Site: http://www.medicaliterature.com
  • A copy of all Wikipedia pages from October 2004
  • No link to Wikipedia
  • Uses the name Wikipedia
  • Links to a local copy of the GFDL
  • Only the most recent edit is shown in the page history

Medicalopedia

This site copies some articles from en.WP CC-BY-SA licensed articles, doesn't attribute them to Wikipedia and licenses them CC-BY-NC-SA. I've advised an associated editor on his en.WP talk page. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 03:58, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

medievalwarfare.info

medievalwarfare.info; Medieval Weapons & Armour; Castles and Manor Houses around the World
URL http://www.medievalwarfare.info
Sample http://www.medievalwarfare.info/weapons.htm
Rating No compliance
Details No compliance; content aggregated from multiple pages without attribution of any kind, all published under their own copyright
Contact info
Actions None

medlibrary.org

medlibrary.org
URL http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/
Sample http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/List_of_Adelaide_parks_and_gardens
Rating Full compliance
Details Has local GFDL and link to original enwiki URL. There is a page at the same domain with a different path from the medwiki directory (http://medlibrary.org/site-info/index.html) which doesn't mention mediawiki and has a © All Rights Reserved notice in the footer but that does not apply to the WP mirror pages I examined.
Contact info
Actions None

--Jeremyb 05:08, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

meds4dumbbells.com

  • Site: http://meds4dumbbells.com
  • Copies many drug articles verbatim copy&paste style including index , e.g. Codeine, Tramadol, etc.
  • No mention of Wikipedia whatsoever
  • No mention of copyright, except in source code where it claims it for itself
  • No contact info on site. Complaint should be sent to Yahoo by someone who has edited one or more of these articles, which appears to be hosting it judging from the source code (look at bottom)
  • 1st complaint letter about meds4dumbbells.com rejected by Yahoo as I, the sender, have no personal claim to copyright

Memory Alpha

Has some adapted articles about Star Trek and those such as "Welcome, Newcomers". Not a verbatim copy, but is in fact most harmless. We will probably one day be copying articles back from this site, knowing they are in capable hands.
  • links to current version of article, with date & time of copy of article
  • links to GFDL.
Update: Memory Alpha is now under the Creative Commons License; not sure whether there is still Wikipedia content in it. Andre Engels 01:13, 17 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Wikipedia content is still used for user guide and documentation-type pages (example: [104]). We don't use the GFDL anymore (changing early when all pages were by but a few authors who all could agree on the change); based on my reading of the GFDL, I believed that the similar spirit of the GFDL and the Creative Commons License was sufficient. Links to the original Wikipedia pages have been preserved in all cases, anyway. Feedback would be appreciated if there is some potential conflict concerning the licenses. (I am one of the webmasters of Memory Alpha.) -- Dan Carlson 02:40, Feb 8, 2004 (UTC)
Update: Memory Alpha no longer uses duplicates of Wikipedia pages for our policies; we've rewritten or removed copied pages. Listing here should no longer be necessary. -- Dan Carlson 03:51, Apr 11, 2004 (UTC)

Metajam

Metajam
URL http://metajam.mobi/
Sample http://metajam.mobi/cinema-movie/name/A+-+E/A+Bell+for+Adano/e+a_bell_for_adano
Rating Medium
Details * Provides link to (mobile-device-safe) copy of appropriate Wikipedia article and a copy of GFDL of gnu.org (1.3);
  • Site maintainer has taken steps to improve compliance already;
  • Only lead sections are forked directly making it hard to assess authors / dates;
Contact info james@tripleodeon.com
Actions Emailed. Eventually found email listed above to be a working one.

metaweb

Seems to be an official wiki of (and I think maybe run by) author Neal Stephenson

midimacman.com

Midieval Warfare

Midieval Warfare
URL http://www.medievalwarfare.info
Sample http://www.medievalwarfare.info/weapons.htm#plate
Rating "Low/None"
Details Wikipedia not mentioned, claims full copyright
Contact info
Actions
  • Backwards copying verified through a comparison of the plate armour article. The content was on Wikipedia in one form or another well before the Midieval Warfare domain was registered in December 2007 (compare our version before the site was registered) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:07, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

milliondollaridea.com

  • Site: milliondollaridea.com
  • Example: [107]
  • No attribution
  • No GFDL notice
  • Only copyright information is their site's copyright; their Legal Notice link makes no mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL
  • Appears to be geared toward search engine link spam (also has ads, which is fine)
  • down as of 8/4/06 --Utopianfiat 19:42, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

mind42

  • Site: www.mind42.com aimed at selling mind mapping software
  • Example: www.mind42.com/wiki/Mathematics
  • States at start "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"
  • States at end "Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematics"" as link to original article
  • No obvious mention of GFDL
  • Sent an email requesting full compliance on 4/16/08 --Bfigura (talk) 18:57, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Response indicates that a change to full compliance will be rolled out shortly. Will upgrade status when that happens. --Bfigura (talk) 23:30, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Ministry of External Affairs of India

Ministry of External Affairs of India
URL http://mea.gov.in
Sample http://mea.gov.in/foreignrelation/01fr02.pdf
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL. Credited to Embassy of India Belgrade.
Contact info usxps AT mea.gov.in
Actions No action taken.

Mintu-kant2305

Mintu-kant2305, prolific scribd contributor
URL http://www.scribd.com/mintu_kant2305
Sample <nowikihttp://www.scribd.com/doc/19999557/Education-in-Emerging-Indian-Society-F-105</nowiki>, http://www.scribd.com/doc/20074682/Medical-Tourism-F
Rating
Details This is a self-publishing forum where evidently some contributors find it easy to compile books by copying Wikipedia articles. At least two of the books of this contributor can be verified to have copied content from Wikipedia articles. More are probable.
Contact info copyright@scribd.com; per [108] DMCA take-down is required.
Actions No action taken.

mirrorpedia

  • Site: mirrorpedia.com
  • Example: mirrorpedia.com/wiki/Mathematics
  • Fork from around October/November 2006 but with broken code
  • States "Content is available under GNU Free Documentation License 1.2." with link to GFDL at gnu.org
  • No obvious link to article or Wikipedia

mistyped.info

MobileReference

MobileReference
URL http://www.mobilereference.com/

MobileReference is a brand name of a publisher of e-books for use on mobile devices. Many of these publications, but probably not all, and not the web-page itself, are Wikipedia forks. A MobileReference publication which is such a fork should be separately listed under its own title and a link to its entry added to the list of links in the subsection below.

Sample p.1235 of Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, published in 2008, is an exact, or nearly exact, copy of a section in an earlier version of Wikipedia's article Mathematics in medieval Islam.
Rating Difficult to tell precisely without buying commercial copies. From the Google books copies, compliance would appear to be Low to Medium, depending on the publication.
Details As an example, the licensing information provided on the "back cover" of the Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt acknowledges that material from Wikipedia has been used and that this material is licensed under the GFDL, although it also wrongly implies that this material is also "public domain". However, it also asserts "all rights reserved" over the work as a whole, whereas the GFDL requires that the whole of any modification of a work licensed under it—which is what this is—must also be licensed under the same licence or a substantially similar version.

On the other hand, Alexander Pope's translation of the Iliad seems to contain no licensing information whatever that I could find in the Google books copy, even though it incorporates a substantial amount of text from Wikipedia's article on Alexander Pope. At the end of some of the incorporated material, however, there is an acknowldegement that "[t]his article uses material from:", followed by a hyperlink to what is presumably the Wikipedia article, although this seems impossible to verify from the Google books copy.

Contact info support@soundtells.com
Actions None as yet.

MobileReference publications that are forks of Wikipedia

This list is not exhaustive.

MochaCity.com

MochaRadio.com - The Hottest Hip Hop ...
URL http://mochacity.com/
Sample http://radio.mochacity.com/artist/207/alicia-keys
Rating Low/None
Details Page has no mention of Wikipedia, and in fact asserts own copyright. Other pages link to Wikipedia, but do not mention where the text is from: [109]
Contact info James Lincoln
jhustle75 AT yahoo.com;
818-522-5440 (registered through godaddy).
Other contact information here: [110].
Actions

Patstuarttalk·edits 03:18, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

MOCpages

mocpages.com
URL http://www.molinu.com
Sample http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/15815
Rating Low
Details This page is completely lifted from Mitsubishi_Zero. Claims authorship.
Contact info
Actions

ModernClassical.com

ModernClassical.com
URL http://www.modernclassical.com/index.html
Sample our article, theirs; our article, theirs
Rating
Details Copies Wikipedia without any kind of attribution. Does not claim copyright, but does not license content appropriately, either.
Contact info
Actions

Molinu

Molinu
URL http://www.molinu.com
Sample http://en.molinu.com/Bill%20Clinton/3356/0
Rating High
Details Multilingual mirror that is supposedly more accessible to mobile devices. Links to original article and offsite GFDL.
Contact info support AT molinu.com
Actions
  • This site claims a copyright at the bottom of every page, e.g. [111]. Not sure what to do about this. --W.marsh 20:30, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Mon-photo.com

  • http://www.mon-photo.com/ "Fotos del mundo - Photos from around the world"
  • English and Spanish versions: most pages are copied directly from English and Spanish Wikipedias
  • Some pages have links to main page of English and Spanish Wikipedias; others don't
  • No link to source article; no mention of GFDL -- ran (talk) 07:35, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

MoodBook.com

moono.com

moono.com
URL http://www.moono.com
Sample http://www.moono.com/html/morena-baccarin/morena-baccarin-biography.cfm (see Morena Baccarin)
Rating Low/None
Details Copy of wikipedia articles without mention of GFDL or wikipedia. Claims copyright.
Contact info
Actions

--StYxXx 16:32, 23 June 2006 (UTC)


Mondo Latino

Mondo Latino
URL http://www.mondolatino.eu
Sample http://www.mondolatino.eu/arte/pintores/joaquintorresgarcia.php
Rating Low
Details Credits Wikipedia, but does not comply with GFDL The original of the sample articles is es:Joaquín Torres García.
Contact info The page http://www.mondolatino.eu does have a way to leave them a message
Actions

Morelawinfo.com

  • http://www.morelawinfo.com/index.php
  • Copies many Wikiedia articles on law and other subjects, such as corporations (Airborne Express copied at [113]).
  • Copying isn't very up-to-date. The article on the Supreme Court of the United States (at [114]) includes a typo ("which concisely summaries the case") that was corrected by this edit to our article almost a year ago.
  • At this writing, the Morelawinfo home page features a copy of our Murphy's law article, but perhaps they rotate.
  • Absolutely no compliance. No link, no mention of Wikipedia, no mention of GFDL. Each article has a "credits" link at the bottom but it's a dead link. JamesMLane 00:44, 6 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Motorcycle Accessories

  • Site: http://www.x-moto.net/articles/.
  • Sample article: Maria Skłodowska-Curie
  • No link to Wikipedia article, though Wikipedia is mentioned (This article is from Wikipedia.).
  • Link to local copy of GFDL (All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.).
  • Claims copyright of content (Copyright © 2004 - 2005 www.x-moto.net).
  • It seems to copy from all namespaces, not just articles (this, for example, is my user page).
  • Does not show images, not even on the image's article (for example, our logo should be here).
  • It seems to do a live copy from our articles.
  • Standard letter sent by me to contact address: contact AT x-moto.net.

-Fibonacci 13:10, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

MrSci.com

  • Site: http://www.mrsci.com
  • Sample article: Vermiform appendix
  • No link to Wikipedia article.
  • Wikipedia is not mentioned.
  • No reference to GFDL.
  • Claims copyright of content (© MrSci.com. All Rights Reserved).
  • Does not show images for articles.
  • Does not appear to be a live mirror.
  • No e-mail address is given on their website, but their domain is through GoDaddy and was registered by Domains By Proxy.
  • Standard letter sent by me to contact address given in whois query (MRSCI.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com).
  • Domains By Proxy also takes complaints about their clients by postal mail [115].

--David Iberri (talk) 22:47, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

  • Comment:most of the stuff on this site appears to be lifted from en.wikipedia.org without mentioning wikipedia and claiming their own copyright. Alex.tan 00:40, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

mrscienceguy.com

  • site: mrscienceguy.com
  • Samples: As near as I can tell the bio's of the people (chemists, etc) are copies of the corresponding wikipedia articles from between the June 20, 2004 and July 10th 2004. Compare the following:
  • Claims copyright of content (Copyright © 2005 mrscienceguy.com All Rights Reserved)
  • Wayback machine reports no articles on this prior to 2005, so unlikely that wikipedia could have copied from them.

I have no idea what should be done here. I'd appreciate extra eyeballs to make sure I'm not making a n00b mistake. Wikibofh 23:09, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)


mtjlcs.com

mtjlcs.com
URL www.mtjlcs.com
Sample http://al37.mtjlcs.com/scientiaestpotentia.html
Rating Low/None.
Details Site is designed to spam google with a jumble of keywords extracted from various sources, including Wikipedia - the sample page took content from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Marlowe
Contact info Everyones Internet, tel: +1-713-579-2850, e-mail: abuse AT ev1servers.net
Actions

mumbaiforums.com

  • Site: www.mumbaiforums.com/
  • Example: www.mumbaiforums.com/Special:Contributions/Cody7777777.html

munro-madness.com

munro-madness.com
URL www.munro-madness.com
Sample http://munro-madness.com/hills/ben-alder
Rating Low/None.
Details The sample page took content from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Alder; see discussion at Talk:Ben Alder.
Contact info Peter Lord, Flat 12 Duffield Court, Brennan Close, M15 6WR, United Kingdom.
Actions Left GFDL violation message via [119] referring to sample above. — ras52 (talk) 22:47, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

mupot.kr

  • Site: www.mupot.kr/wikien
  • Example: www.mupot.kr/wikien.php?title=Talk:Cadaver

Muppetpastor 3.0

Muppetpastor
URL http://www.muppetpastor.org/
Sample http://www.muppetpastor.org/?p=40 (uses Venetian Snares, New Radicals and Ann Danielewski)
Rating Low
Details Says blog is under GFDL and that material comes from Wikipedia. Does not say what material, however, and there are no direct links or history sections. Also, there is no link to the GFDL.
Contact info jeff AT dreamhost.com (DMCA agent for host)
Actions Left message on blog asking for him to email me (whois email address invalid). Superm401 - Talk 09:36, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

muraroa

muraroa
URL http://www.muraroa.demon.co.uk/
Sample http://www.muraroa.demon.co.uk/
Rating "Low/None"
Details all info on compression algorithms seems to be copied from WP articles
Contact info
Actions none

Museum of Learning

Museum of Learning
URL http://www.museumstuff.com/learn/
Sample http://www.museumstuff.com/learn/topics/Afghanistan
Rating "Medium"
Details Copies entire Wikipedia articles, keeping structure intact. Each article contains links to more articles copied from Wikipedia. Each article does seem to link back to the original article at Wikipedia and contains a link to this page (CC-BY-SA license). The website's "sources" page contains a link to the GFDL. Pages ambiguously state that "Some data may have been obtained from the [article] page on Wikipedia".
Contact info Discovery Media, 3625 Earnscliff Place, APT #16, San Diego, CA, 92111
  • discoverysites@gmail.com
  • According to this page their administrative contact is named "Mr. Magic".
Actions None.

music.paki.ws

  • Site: http://music.paki.ws/
  • Example: http://music.paki.ws/Articles-Info_Result.php?title=File:Greek_cross.svg

Music is Everywhere

Music is Everywhere
URL http://musikkita.wordpress.com/
Sample http://musikkita.wordpress.com/2007/03/02/
Rating "Low/None"
Details Seems to copy portions of articles without attribution. Compare the section of the 2007/03/02 page with our article on Sweet Sacrifice, and portions of http://musikkita.wordpress.com/2007/03/13/western-single-67-2007/ to Wait_For_You_(Elliott_Yamin_song)
Contact info
Actions None.

Musictnt.com

Danceage
URL http://music.musictnt.com/
Sample http://music.musictnt.com/biography/Alicia_Keys.html http://music.musictnt.com/biography/Alicia_Keys.html
Rating "Low"
Details Makes clear mention of Wikipedia though with broken link to original page, but no mention of GFDL, and is using WP bandwidth for images. Also states "Copyright © 2004 Danceage.com . All rights reserved. "
Contact info Contact us page.

Rahmati, Dariush webmaster AT danceage.com 16666779234 (United Arab Emirates) (source: [120])

Actions

Music VF

  • Site: www.musicvf.com/index.php
  • Example: http://www.musicvf.com/Cliff+Richard.bio
  • Ends with: An article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, distributed under GFDL (authors) To view the original version of this article or to improve Wikipedia, just follow this link with links to en:Main Page, GFDL at gnu.org, history of original article and current version of original article

mvlife.com

  • Site: http://www.mvlife.com/a11/index2.php?title=Main_Page

myadvertisers.com

  • Site: http://www.myadvertisers.com/wiki/Main_Page
  • All namespaces.
  • No mention of Wikipedia.
  • No mention of GFDL.
  • Main page dates is March 21, 2005.
  • Admin contacted. Waiting for reply.
  • 23:18, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Mybenches.com

  • Site: http://www.mybenches.com/articles/.
  • Sample article: Brachistochrone problem.
  • No link to Wikipedia article, though Wikipedia is mentioned (This article is from Wikipedia.).
  • Link to GFDL (All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.).
  • Claims copyright of content (Copyright © 2004 www.mybenches.com).
  • It seems to copy from all namespaces, not just articles (this, for example, is my user page).
  • Does not show images, not even on the image's article (for example, our logo should be here).
  • It seems to copy from our articles on a daily basis - not a live copy, but not outdated for more than a day, either.
  • Does not seem to provide contact information (I didn't find it, at least).

-Fibonacci 03:21, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

  • Still has much of the problems above, but at least they added a link back to the Wikipedia article... Wcquidditch | Talk 11:52, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

mybulgaria.info

  • Site: http://www.mybulgaria.info/
  • Example: http://www.mybulgaria.info/modules.php?name=Wiki&title=User_talk:Eugene-elgato

Myoutofcontrolteen

Out of control teen
URL http://www.myoutofcontrolteen.com
Sample http://www.myoutofcontrolteen.com/mr-tourette.html and other pages on site should be examined
Rating Low/None
Details No mention whatsoever that text was taken from Wikipedia article Tourette syndrome.
Contact info Mark Hutten, M.A., Online Parent Support, Madison County Juvenile Probation, Madison Superior Court, Division 2, 3420 Mounds Road, Anderson, Indiana 46017-1873 Toll Free: (856) 457-4883 Cell: (765) 635-9037 Email: mbhutten AT gmail.com
Actions none SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:55, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

MyRevolutionaryWar.com

MyRevolutionaryWar.com
URL http://www.myrevolutionarywar.com
Sample http://www.myrevolutionarywar.com/battles/780501.htm
Rating Low/None
Details None; articles copied intact, and tagged as Copyright 2008, Genealogy, Inc. Articles such as Battle of Crooked Billet copied directly from Wikipedia.
Contact info webguru@myrevolutionarywar.com
Actions Recommended notice e-mail sent 8/17/2008. Alphageekpa (talk) 11:36, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

My Wiki

  • Site: www.1-1-2008.com
  • Example: www.1-1-2008.com/wiki/?title=Mathematics
  • Appears to be a live mirror: see meta:Live mirrors (currently line 62).
  • States "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." but has broken link to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Wiki:Text_of_the_GNU_Free_Documentation_License
  • Link to "History" fails
  • No obvious link to original article

MyWiseOwl.com

  • Site: www.mywiseowl.com
  • Mirror of the full English wikipedia. Including images.
  • Example article http://www.mywiseowl.com/articles/Baden%2C_Switzerland)
  • Clear link to our copy of the text of the GFDL
  • Link (called 'live article') to our copy of the article, at the bottom.
  • Seems to be high degree of compliance.
  • verified 20:15, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC) by 20:17, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)~
Advertising is a mix of money making google text adds, and also 'public service' ads. Interestingly they're also spending money on google ad words e.g. 'Integration Testing'.

- Nojer2 11:33, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)

www.mywikipedia.us

| action = no actions taken

N

Namibia Internet Gateway

  • Site: Namibia Internet Gateway
  • A bit of lookup shows that this is hosted at 64.151.72.220 which belongs to the ISP ServePath.com in San Francisco - let your takedowns roll 28 Sep 2004
  • mirror of Wikipedia, but not with correct backlinking.---Dittaeva 08:47, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Mentions GFDL but 'unbelivibly' links to a oscommerce site "Welcome to your Online Pharmacist" instead of the licence!!!
  • I checked this today 18/9/04 and it now links to a Nuke site -- my guess is its some kind of spam link device --82.43.209.114 18:47, 18 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Needs action! --Davelane 21:52, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)

--Davelane 21:52, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)

  • also see: http://www.namweb.com.na/wiki/wiki.phtml?title=Main+Page namibweb
  • No link to Wikipedia article
  • no link to GFDL
  • No contact information
  • Example - University of Delaware
  • Standard letter sent by: ?
  • http://www.namweb.com.na/wiki/wiki.phtml?title=Main%20Page
  • Appears to be a complete dump of Wikipedia taken at the end of March 2004. The site appears to have been operational since early April 2004. The site includes user pages and the pages fully editable with the exception of the standard protected pages. No mention of GNU Free Documentation License, instead it states "The site is Sponcored (sic) by Namibia Internet Gateway OaSyS, AfricaLinks, NamWeb, NIG". Judging by recent changes the site appears to be attracting a few vandals.
    • Wikipedia users seem to be disappearing. The pages are still there. [ alerante | “” 00:19, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC) ]
      • I can't find any Wikipedia content there anymore. Amaurea 10:16, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

National Yellow Multi-Services Directory

National Yellow Multi-Services Directory
URL http://www.nymsd.com/
Sample http://www.nymsd.com/wiki/sites.cgi?page=/wiki/Nanoscale_iron_particles
Rating
Details Clearly indicated that the contents are from Wikipedia: has no GFDL notice as far as I have seen though.
Contact info
Actions

Nationmaster

(basically all wikipedia articles)

  • Not a verbatim copy, because the copyright statement from the printed version has been modified, both the text, size of text, and location.

Database was downloaded about February 15 2005; comments are based on article http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Warsaw-Uprising but appear to apply to all other articles

The copyright notice at the bottom of each page states

"Copyright NationMaster.com 2003-2005. All Rights Reserved. Usage implies agreement with terms."

  • incorrectly attributes copyright
  • restrictions beyond those permitted by the GFDL ("all rights reserved")
  • restricts usage of material which is not permitted by the GFDL.
  • breaches "D. Preserve all the copyright notices of the Document." of GFDL terms for distribution of modified documents

The copyright notice links twice to a set of terms. These terms include the following

NationMaster.com holds copyright on all aspects of this site (including but not limited to content and layout), with the exception of the text from articles taken from Wikipedia and where copyrights are held by our sources.

Which means that it should partly be ignored, however the term

By using this site, you agree to the following terms and conditions

interacts with the term

You may not replicate, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, display or transmit any portion of this web site, except as permitted in this document.

to form a breach of the GFDL.

The terms (but not the article) do link both to Wikipedia and the content disclaimer, but not to the Wikipedia copyright terms.

  • there is no copy of or link to the GFDL
  • there is no attribution to the original author of the document
  • there is no link to the original document.

Images may have a better condition, e.g. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Image:Uprising-kotwica.jpg shows the correct GFDL link, however, even this fails since the user page link does not work as expected.


This site seems to have nearly cleaned up its act. The disclaimer at the bottom of articles now reads:

The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms.

"Wikipedia" is linked to the equivalent Wikipedia article. "GFDL" is linked to GNU's What Is Copyleft? page, which is probably not compliant (they should have a copy of the GFDL on their site, or at least a direct link to the text) but pretty close. Gwalla | Talk 05:21, 28 May 2005 (UTC)

As of 27 July 2005, the Copyright notice still links to "Terms and Conditions" which says:

Terms and Conditions

By using this site, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

NationMaster.com holds copyright on all aspects of this site (including but not limited to content and layout), with the exception of the text from articles taken from Wikipedia and where copyrights are held by our sources.

You may not use any robot, spider or any automated or manual device to monitor or copy any aspect of this site (including content) without the NationMaster.com prior permission, unless your purpose is to index the content for a traditional search engine (eg. Google, Teoma, etc). You may not replicate, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, display or transmit any portion of this web site, except as permitted in this document.

You are permitted to quote no more than 20 individual figures (eg. US GDP per capita, Andorran life expectancy, etc) or lines of text from this site, provided you provide a link back to a valid page at NationMaster.com. You may not copy graphs, maps, scatterplots, etc.

If you would like permission to quote the data in another way, or to make an enquiry about licensing, please contact us.

You are free to link to any page on the site, without needing to seek permission.

which rather implies restriction on the GDFL rights, but each page from wikipedia seems to have proper acknowledgement. DES 21:21, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

Several years later, there are still the same terms and conditions imposed. The site is very definitely not compliant because of these. Imposing additonal terms and conditions is against the very core principles of the GFDL. — Alan 18:25, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

NationMaster.com looks okay to me, but its clone(?) (twin?, sibling?, ripoff?) StateMaster.com has the same text on its terms page minus the text ...of the text from articles taken from Wikipedia and.... — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 21:34, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

navajo.cz

Navajo otevřená encyklopedie
URL http://navajo.cz/
Sample http://faktorial.navajo.cz/
Rating
Details Czech automatic translation by Eurotran of en.wikipedia articles. Link to original article at top and says "Tento text je volně dostupný za podmínek GNU/FDL licence" with link to local (English) copy of GFDL at bottom
Contact info
Actions

National Bureau of Statistics, Nigerian State Gov

National Bureau of Statistics, Nigerian State Gov
URL http://www.nigerianstat.gov.ng/
Sample http://www.nigerianstat.gov.ng/information/details/Delta; see comments field in backwards copy template
Rating
Details None. Claims full reservation of copyright.
Contact info
Actions

Nativewiki

NativeWiki
URL http://www.nativewiki.org/Main_Page
Sample http://www.nativewiki.org/Hia_C-ed_O%27odham
Rating
Details Most, if not all articles, appear to have been copied and pasted from Wikipedia with no attribution
Contact info
Actions

NBC.com

NBC's official website, specifically, their Heroes Wiki
URL http://boards.nbc.com/nbc/wiki/index.php
Sample http://boards.nbc.com/nbc/wiki/index.php/Claire_Bennet
Rating None
Details NBC runs an offical Wiki for their show, Heroes. Pages here seem to use Wikipedia articles, inculding much about the characters, with no acknowledgment of any kind.

(As of October 2008, NBC's Heroes Wiki has been discontinued. NBC now officially endorses a external wiki. ViperSnake151  Talk  17:32, 2 August 2009 (UTC))

Contact info webmaster AT nbc.com
Actions Standard letter sent, awaiting reply.--Fyre2387 (talkcontribs) 22:55, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Nebulasearch.com

  • Site: Nebulasearch.com
  • Mentions and links to the GFDL
  • Acknowledges Wikipedia authorship
  • Links to source wikipedia article

Neighborhoodscout.com

Verbatim excerpts from Wikipedia articles (examples: [121], [122], [123]...). Don't see any credit given to Wikipedia or GFDL terms. They have the pages marked at the bottom with "Copyright© 2001-2005 Location Inc Group".

Neohumanism

  • Site: neohumanism.org/
  • Example: neohumanism.org/f/fu/function.html
  • Near end: "This article is from [small .gif file saying Wikipedia]. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." with .cgi link eventually ending up at Wikipedia and ordinary link to local copy of GFDL 1.2.
  • Page ends "Copyright 2004. All rights reserved."
  • No obvious link to original article

Netencyclo

  • Homepage: www.netencyclo.com
  • Example: www.netencyclo.com/en/Albania mirrored from Albania
  • Multilingual, but underlying appears French
  • Starts: Your continued donations keep Wikipedia running! with link to http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Fundraising then main heading Netencyclo, The wikipedia mirror - The biggest multilingual encyclopedia
  • Ends: © 2007 Netencyclo ... Netencyclo, the Wikipedia mirror : the biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet. All Wikipedia content is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License (see details)... with link to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights
  • No obvious link to original article or history
  • As of 12:48, 1 May 2007 (UTC), SE16

Netglimse

Netglimse
URL http://www.netglimse.com/
Sample http://www.netglimse.com/celebs/pages/raul_julia/index.shtml from Raúl Juliá
Rating Low/None
Details Has notice "Copyright © 2008 NetGlimse.com. Privacy Policy All Rights Reserved." on each page.
Contact info http://www.netglimse.com/feedback.shtml
Actions Used feedback form to send an email about GFDL compliance, -- Rick Block (talk) 17:45, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Netipedia

netipedia.com Copy of Wikipedia articles. They use the Wikipedia name. They removed all community related articles, talk pages, and GFDL terms.

No history, author information, or link to wikipedia.org or any related site seem present. DES 21:23, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

User pages are included. Alphax τεχ 03:49, 24 February 2006 (UTC)


New World Encyclopedia

New World Encyclopedia
URL http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/
Sample http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/preview/Francisco_Su%C3%A1rez from Francisco Suárez
Rating Medium
Details Has notice "All credit for producing the original text goes to the WikiMedia Foundation and its selfless team of volunteer contributors. It was copied here in compliance with the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). Any changes made to the original text since then create a derivative work which is also GFDL licensed. (Please note the current version here and at Wikipedia diverge over time. Check the edit history here and there for details.) " Broken link to local GFDL article, and working link to offsite GFDL in standard MediaWiki footer. All articles are vetted by paid editors, most with PhD's in their subject. Project started partially by User:Ed Poor.
Contact info User:Ed Poor
Actions Contacted Ed Poor about GFDL issue. Superm401 - Talk 07:09, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

newsfilter.co.uk

Research requested. JesseW 22:20, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Seems to give full content of wikipedia articles. Indicates source is wikipedia and content is under the GDFL with a proper link, and each article links to the corresponding article on wikipedia. Seems to be just a dump of wikipedia as of a fixed (but unspecified) date with advertisements added at top and bottom. DES 21:43, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

New York City Model

  • Site newyorkcitymodel.com
  • Some (but not all) of their "Famous Supermodels" articles seem to be derived from Wikipedia content; this has come to lighgt as a result of Elona Bojaxhi and Bridget Hall being tagged as copyvios from there. However there are earlier versions of these articles whch differ from the newyorkcitymodel.com pages in small details.
  • Does not link back to Wikipedia or acknowledge authorship as far as I can tell.
  • Their legal notice is quite interesting - copyright reserved, and asserts Moroccan jurisdiction (the domain is indeed registered to a Moroccan company).
  • Standard letter not yet sent. --rbrwr± 20:02, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)

New Wikipedia

  • Site: Newwikipedia.info
  • appears to be Polish, copyied everything from articles to wikipedia pages (including admin lists)
  • They use the Wikipedia trademark

--Timish ¤ Gül Bahçesi 12:34, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Seems like the page is already down --92.78.177.139 (talk) 17:26, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Nextdaywatches.com

NextDayWatches.com
URL http://www.nextdaywatches.com/main.php?act=product&pid=2245&ngid=1
Sample Above URL from G-Shock
Rating None
Details Text used almost verbatim, no copyright notice except a generic one at the bottom of the site design.
Contact info
Actions

Nexuscience.com

UPDATE: Account suspended? Appears to be offline. - RoyBoy [] 03:48, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

  • Site: Nexuscience.com
  • Links to original article, by each article title
  • Links to more recent Wikipedia articles which had been found at the time of compilation are on each page, by way of link?
  • Links to local copy of GNU/FDL on every page, including main page
  • Pages which contain original Wikipedia articles state 'From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'. A link to the main page of Wikipedia is included in addition to a link to the original article.
  • Bottom of main page states 'All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, copyright Wikipedia contributors'
  • The compilation as a whole on CD is stated to be licensed under the GNU/FDL in the installation license and in the readme.txt file

NicheCreator.com

Sample NicheCreator Site (not url)
URL http://www.nichecreator.com/sample/
Sample http://www.nichecreator.com/sample/index.php?k=rootkit
Rating Low/None
Details Contains a link to the original article, but has no mention of the GFDL.
Contact info ISP: ServerBeach at http://www.serverbeach.com/. Admin: Steve Oliphant at steveo AT crecon.com
Actions None.


Nigerian Nation

  • Site: nigeriannation.com
  • Uses Wikipedia articles
  • Uses Wikipedia style sheet, but the logo is changed
  • Does not mention GFDL
  • Does not link back to Wikipedia or acknowledge authorship
  • Standard letter not yet sent.

No-Gambling.com

  • Site: No-Gambling.com
  • Does not acknowledge wikipedia authorship
  • Does not state that the article is licensed under the GNU FDL.
  • Does not link to the relevant wikipedia page (or wikipedia at all)
  • Example: [124] from Shuffling playing cards
  • Standard letter sent. --snoyes 17:17, 13 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Now mentions Wikipedia prominently, links to Wikipedia main page, and GNU/FDL license at gnu.org. Andre Engels 01:19, 17 Jan 2004 (UTC)

www.nobslinks.com

  • Site: http://www.nobslinks.com
  • For some reason, the site has only a few unlinked copies of Wikipedia articles on Nobel Prize winners. I can only find this site through google, does not seem to be linked to by any other site.
  • Does not acknowledge wikipedia authorship
  • Does not state that the article is licensed under the GNU FDL.
  • Does not link to the relevant wikipedia page (or wikipedia at all)
  • Example: http://www.nobslinks.com/chemistry-npw/links/curie-marie.htm
  • No email address on site, will try webmaster AT nobslinks.com, etc. KWH 21:23, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Nodeworks Encyclopedia

  • Site: Nodeworks Encyclopedia
  • Links to Wikipedia (but not individual article) on each page
  • Links to local copy of GNU/FDL on every page
  • Example article
  • Bottom of main page states 'This article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. '
  • No history section.
  • Medium compliance.

Non-violence.org

  • Site: Non-violence.org
  • Uses Wikipedia articles
  • Mention of GFDL
  • Link to Wikipedia

NOPAC Talent

NOPAC Talent
URL http://www.nopactalent.com
Sample http://www.nopactalent.com/speakers/Herschel-Walker/2633 contains text from Herschel Walker, specifically revision 57423888, including the bogus single-season record of 2500 yards from the end of the USFL section.
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of or link to Wikipedia or GFDL. Claims copyright NOPAC Talent, all rights reserved.
Contact info From "Contact Us" Page: info AT nopactalent.com

WHOIS Admin Contact: Plotkin, Adam adam AT nopasports.com

Actions

www.northcyprustravel.eu

North Cyprus Travel
URL http://www.northcyprustravel.eu/
Sample http://www.northcyprustravel.eu/places_to_see.html contains text and images from many articles including Antiphonitis and Salamis, Cyprus
Rating
Details No mention of wikipedia or gfdl. In fact claims copyright "Copyright 2006. www.northcyprustravel.eu"
Contact info admin AT northcyprustravel.eu

WHOIS northcyprustravel.eu:
Michael Gamble
80 watergate lane
LE3 2XP leicester
Leicester, UK
+447788558615
tom.gamble AT ntlworld.com

Actions emailed both contact emails on 2007-05-25

North Texas e-News

  • Site: [125]
    • On this day page with every link on interior of page to a wikipedia article
  • Noncompliant - © Copyright 2002-2005 by North Texas e-News, llc

Notfah.com

  • Site: www.notfah.com
  • Seems to run a mediawiki installation with a text copy of Wikipedia. No images.
  • No copyright notice, mention of the GFDL
  • No mention of Wikipedia (except on the main page, which is our one without the templates)
    • Sent a standard letter to the owner (in Cairo, Egypt!). -- WB 08:05, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
      • According to the admin, he will change that in the next update. So wait. -- WB 23:20, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Mirror was taken down by the owner. 10:40, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Novamobile.net

  • Site: www.novamobile.net
  • The article on Base Station Subsystem here [126] is a cut and pasted copy of this version of the Wikipedia page. The version on their site has the date 2006-06-18, it even has a copy of the expand tag.
  • No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL. Article says "Author : Raveex" on one of the first lines which is clearly not the case and as such a violation of gfdl.
  • Most articles (at least the ones I checked) listed here are cut and pasted from Wikipedia and claim the same author.
  • No action taken. - 130.233.243.229 11:02, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Email. --F. Cosoleto 12:25, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
      • Now "Author: Raveex" is replaced with "Author: Wikipedia". --F. Cosoleto 23:05, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Now Try Us

  • Site: www.nowtryus.com
  • Example: www.nowtryus.com/article:Partial_differential_equation
  • States: "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"
  • No obvious link to Wikipedia or to original article
  • States: "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." with link to GFDL at gnu.org

nursing-resource.com

  • Site: http://nursing-resource.com/
  • Example: Debridement (see talk). Bandage scissors, which they not only copied but also replaced an existing reference with their own!
  • No obvious link to Wikipedia or to original article. At their disclaimer, they say, "The contents contained herein have been produced by our staff based on textbooks and other reference materials that had been written by a certified professional author, while some of the materials here had been taken from certified resource sites."
  • Not compatibly licensed.

New York Daily News-

  • Site: www.nydailynews.com
  • Example: Filmyard Holdings, [127]
  • Acknowledges the text is from Wikipedia, but thats it. Does link to the original article, but fails to provide licensing info.
  • Not compatibly licensed.

Acather96 (talk) 08:07, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

O

Observances, Holidays and Celebrations

Observances, Holidays and Celebrations
URL http://books.google.com/books?id=5VhTa1Eiq7oC&printsec=frontcover

Observances, Holidays and Celebrations is an e-book published by MobileReference for use on mobile devices. The URL links to Google books' incomplete copy. A complete copy has to be purchased from a commercial supplier.

Sample p.112 contains a substantial amount of text identical to that in the the lead of an earlier version of Wikipedia's article Nowruz.
Rating Medium, judging from the Google books copy. Precise degree of compliance is difficult to evaluate without buying a commercial copy
Details The licensing information provided on the "back cover" acknowledges that material from Wikipedia has been used, and that this material is licensed under the GFDL, although it also wrongly implies that this material is also "public domain". However, it also asserts "all rights reserved" over the work as a whole, whereas the GFDL requires that the whole of any modification of a work licensed under it—which is what this is—must also be licensed under the same licence or a substantially similar version.

A copy of the GFDL licence doesn't appear to be included anywhere in the publication, as required by the terms of that licence, although a link to an on-line copy of the licence appears to be provided with the licensing information. The licensing information includes an apology for not listing all the authors of the Wikipedia material, and asserts that these can be seen "by following the hyperlink at the bottom of each article". As far as is possible to tell from the Google books copy, such links do appear regularly throughout the the publication, but it doesn't appear to be possible to use the Google books copy to check that these links work and do in fact point to the proper articles.

Contact info support@soundtells.com
Actions None as yet.

Octopus wiki

  • Site: The Octopus wiki
  • Mirrors: Wikipedia's format.
  • Contents: Freely borrows material from Wikipedia without any concerns regarding copyrights, licenses, or whatever.
  • Makes: no mention whatsoever to anything for which it has plagarized.
The Octopus wiki
URL The Octopus wiki
Sample http://desertfae.com/desertfaewiki/index.php?title=The_Octopus_Wiki:General_disclaimer
Rating Low/None
Details Freely borrows material from Wikipedia without any concerns regarding copyrights, licenses, or whatever as specified by subsection 2 of the GNU Free Documentation License Conditions and Rights of the Wikipedia authors of the copied articles. See comparisons: (a) Octopus wiki (main article) (history) and (b) Wikipedia (main article, dated 14 March 2009) (history)
Contact info http://desertfae.com/indexplain.htm

mailto:desertfae@gmail.com

text messages: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/textmessage.bml?user=desert_fae#

Actions The Octopus wiki webmaster has been informed
WARNING - School filters returned
A virus (JS.Iframe-4) was found in the downloaded file.

Sophie (Talk) 15:32, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

www.objectssearch.com encyclopedia

Appears to be a complete clone of the en: Wikipedia.

  • mentions Wikipedia at foot of page, with link back to www.wikipedia.org
  • mentions GFDL, links to GNU online copy
  • no link back to Wikipedia source article: this needs fixing

Objectssearch Encyclopedia - 'the free encyclopedia'

  • Site: Objectssearch Encyclopedia - 'the free encyclopedia'
  • Only links back to en.wikipedia.org, does not link back to original article.
  • Mentions GFDL, linking to GNU.org.
  • This site is stealing Wikipedia bandwidth. When looking up an article, the script get.jsp queries the en.wikipedia.org server realtime , strips the result down to the text alone and places it its own page. Evidence: I tested various pages that I knew had changed very recently (not more than two hours ago), e.g. Tuareg languages. They all returned the most recent version.
  • The best example is of course looking up the main page: [128]!
  • Needs action. Probably standard letter is not enough. Someone who is more fluent and eloquent than I am in English, please help. - Mark Dingemanse (talk) 21:32, 30 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Objectsspace.com

objectsspace.com
URL http://www.objectsspace.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Main_Page
Sample http://www.objectsspace.com/encyclopedia/index.php/User:Thorpe
Rating Low
Details
  • All namespaces.
  • Almost direct copy of Wikipedia with ads.
  • Mentions Wikipedia only because that's how it's set up.
  • Non-edittable.
  • No link to the original article.
Contact info
Actions Replied by host/ISP. DMCA notice required. -- WB 01:04, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

oceanru.com

Travel Wiki
URL http://oceanru.com/travel
Sample http://oceanru.com/travel/SN_Brussels_Airlines
Rating Low/None
Details
  • Direct copy of some travel-related Wikipedia articles.
  • No easily visible mention of Wikipedia.
  • No link to the original article.
Contact info
Actions

Ogarnij.info

Ogarnij.info
URL http://organij.info
Sample http://human.en.ogarnij.info/en/They+Might+Be+Giants
Rating Medium
Details "The Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) articles included on this page are licensed under the GFDL. Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright." Links to copy of GFDL rather than copy of GFDL. Example has at least 10 different articles in their entirety on it.
Contact info pch AT qwe.pl, info AT pazwa.pl, +48.124244010 no other valid phone number given (unless 123456789 is a valid phone number) domain registered in Poland
Actions None so far. I'm not entirely sure what would need to be done.

OmniKnow

  • Site: OmniKnow
  • Credits Wikipedia and links to original in each article.
  • Links to GFDL (on gnu.org) on every page.
  • Example
  • (bonus!) Links to Wikimedia fundraising page from each article.
  • No history section.
  • Medium compliance.
Down - 503 (matinance) Sophie (Talk) 15:30, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Omnipelagos

<Omnipelagos>
URL Omnipelagos.com
Sample http://www.omnipelagos.com/entry?n=wikipedia
Rating Medium
Details Credits Wikipedia and links to GFDL article (not text) on pages featuring full articles. Home page (which contains clippings from articles) does not mention the GFDL or Wikipedia and includes the footnote "© 2005 Omnipelagos.com".
Contact info Steven Hugg, feedback AT omnipelagos.com, +1.7036244251
Actions

Onelang - Encyclopedia & Reference

  • Site: Onelang - Encyclopedia & Reference
  • links to GFDL and credits Wikipedia
    • Seems to be GFDL/GPL confusion in the link
  • exact copy of Wikipedia as seen here
    • Some formatting issues and some articles missing (e.g. Albania)
    • No link to original article
    • Articles end with "This article uses material from Wikipedia and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License" with link to local copy of Wikipedia article about GNU General Public License rather than GFDL (or GPL) itself --Henrygb 12:07, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

onelook.com

  • Site: onelook.com
  • The first part (ca. 230 characters, sometimes less) of basically each article
  • almost certainly fair use
  • link to current full version of the article
  • link to GFDL on acknowledgments page
  • contact form

Online-encyclopedia.info

Online-encyclopedia.info
URL http://online-encyclopedia.info
Sample http://online-encyclopedia.info/encyclopedia/a/as/astronomy.html
Rating {{{rating}}}
Details
  • All namespaces.
  • Almost direct copy of Wikipedia with ads.
  • Mentions Wikipedia only because that's how it's set up.
  • Non-edittable.
  • No link to the original article.
Contact info
  • sales AT mixedart.com (Peter Lukic; no replies)
  • online AT online-encycopedia.info (no replies)
  • contact AT 247-host.com (DNS; any relevance?)
  • abuse AT theplanet.com (ISP)
  • admins AT theplanet.com (ISP)
Actions I added this back as info was removed --Davelane 17:01, 4 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Main page links to Wikipedia and to GFDL (local)
  • Has Contact Info: Contact: online at online-encycopedia.info
  • No mentioning of Wikipedia --Davelane 17:01, 4 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Has a misleading "Copyright © 2004, Online-Encyclopedia.info" above the mentioning of GFDL
  • Each page now says "Content from wikipedia.org is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License"
  • Example - Psychology

Owner seems to be updating this page so to summerise requirements...

  • Each page needs to link to the original article
  • Each page needs to link to the GFDL and wikipedia

Thanks for taking notice of this -- I will leave this here for now, but i will move it in a couple of weeks out of low... --Davelane 11:38, 5 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Thank you. I will make the changes. I purchased this site from another individual and was unaware of the requirements. I do not wish to violate any guidelines set by the great effort by wikipedia.

Changes seem to have reverted back so leaving in low for now --Davelane 19:24, 20 Oct 2004 (UTC)

  • So, to summarize, as of Oct 20, 2004:

** Still only the sentence "Content from wikipedia.org is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License". ** No link to Wikipedia, let alone a direct link to the original Wikipedia article ** No link to the GFDL; fulltext of the license not available. - Mark Dingemanse (talk) 20:24, 20 Oct 2004 (UTC)

What are you talking about? NO changes have reverted back. Everything you mention above is and has been present for several weeks?

I had a quick look and I can't see a link back to the original article etc, the only link to wikipedia I saw was on the front page which is a lot better then some sites here -- have a look at the main mirrors and forks page, Regards --Davelane 16:23, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)

OK, everything should be right on every page. Please advise.

Yup, Each page now contains:

Content from wikipedia.org is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

Can safely be moved to medium

No link to original wikipedia article as of yet

Thanks for your assistance --Davelane 00:18, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Moved to medium. JesseW 10:00, 20 Nov 2004 (UTC)

While the site does say "Content from wikipedia.org is..." nowhere does it say what content that is; i.e. that all of the text(AFAIK) in the encyclopedia articles is "content from wikipedia.org". This should be clarified. Also, links back to specific articles are still needed. JesseW 10:00, 20 Nov 2004 (UTC)

100% noncompliance whatever gains were made have been rescinded - no GFDL or wikipedia mention even Lotsofissues 12:22, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

As of 27 July 2005 there is a statemetn on their main page that Content from wikipedia.org is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License which links to wikipedia.org, but their links lead to pages that seem to be assempeld from multiple wikipedia pages on related topics. There is no acknowledgement on these pages that the content comes from wikipedia, no mention of the GFDL, and no link to wikipedia much less to the individual articles. Also thre is no history or acknoledgement of contributors. The copy of wikipedia used seems to be significantly out of date. DES 21:59, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

Still no links to, or mention of, wikipedia on any page except the front page. Time to get a little more insistent? --Spudtater 23:35, 30 October 2005 (UTC)

  • Admin contacted again. Waiting for reply. No replies. Time for ISP contacting.
  • As of 01:51, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Online Prescription Medication Dictionary

Online Prescription Medication Dictionary
URL http://www.prescriptiondrug-info.com/drug_information_online.asp
Sample http://www.prescriptiondrug-info.com/drug_information_online.asp?title=Wikipedia
Rating None
Details Seems to scrape an exact copy of WP page. Links to GDFL and original Wikipedia page.
Contact info None given.
Actions


OnlineSeats.com

A ticket agency! I found [129], from our Duran Duran article, but spot-checks on other artist bios do not seem to be from WP. Perhaps they copied from another DD fansite who uses our material. On further research: it looks like they allow site users to upload bios and links. What should be done?

  • "Copyright 2004 © - Onlineseats" - no mention of Wikipedia or GFDL anywhere. Policy and Terms here -- Copyright Policy We will terminate the privileges of any user who uses this Site to unlawfully transmit copyrighted material without a license express consent, valid defense or fair use exemption to do so, but doesn't indicate whether they will remove or credit infringing materials. [[User:CatherineMunro|Catherine\talk]] 21:50, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

onlyidol.com and juiceenewsdaily.com

onlyidol.com and juiceenewsdaily.com
URL http://onlyidol.com/index.php/category/american-idol

http://www.juiceenewsdaily.com/

Sample http://onlyidol.com/index.php/2006/01/14/all-about-american-idol/
http://www.juiceenewsdaily.com/index.php/2006/01/04/all-about-american-idol
Rating {{{rating}}}
Details
  • This guy has taken articles on Wikipedia on the television program American Idol, as well as bios of the contestants from Wikipedia, and created a website which is chock full of advertising links. He uses his own byline, and copyrights the material to himself.
  • Copyright © 2005 Only Idol. All rights reserved.
  • Only Idol is published by Landon Howell and is owned by Bamassippi Media Group.
  • There is no mention of Wikipedia on the site. He has reorganized the American Idol entry into smaller segments: a main article, and shorter separate pages on individual seasons. He also includes biographies of contestants taken from Wikipedia. There is, as far as I can tell, not a single original word about American Idol on the site. It is all taken from Wikipedia. I e-mailed site owner Landon Howell months ago with a link to the GFDL, and he said he'd look into making his site compliant. Obviously he has not, but, rather, has expanded his site with further rip-offs from Wikipedia. He even seems to try to keep up-to-date with changes in the entries over time. The site is absolutely jam-packed with advertising links, so the guy is making a pretty penny off the work of others. I just made a comment directly on his site, but it may be screened out by him. I also linked this site in the Wikipedia talk pages of the main American Idol entry, and several of the bios of contestants which were used by onlyidol.com. I have also written to him via e-mail, using one of the suggested templates linked here. -Jmh123 15:36, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Same guy, different site: juiceenewsdaily
  • The same set of articles appear to be on this site as well. Again with ample advertising on the site.
  • Published by Landon Howell and is owned by Bamassippi Media Group.
  • *Copyright © 2005 Juicee News Daily. All rights reserved.
Contact info
  • JuiceMaster AT juiceenewsdaily.com (admin)
  • juiceenews AT yahoo.com (admin)
  • network-abuse AT cc.yahoo-inc.com (requires the use of DMCA)
Actions
  • Received an e-mail response from this guy this morning, and he claims he will have this corrected within 48 hours. -Jmh123 17:52, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
  • I have e-mailed Howell that I'm now aware of the juiceenewsdaily site as well. I'll give him some time to make the appropriate changes. -Jmh123 01:30, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
  • So far, Howell has removed his by-line from some of the articles. No other changes have yet been made. I have contacted him again, again including details about how to reach compliance, and this time mentioning further steps in the process which may be taken if he does not. -Jmh123 01:57, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
  • A lengthy exchange of e-mails with Howell last night. He is very reluctant to comply, and tried various dodges, seeking what he calls "middle ground". [My favorite dodge: "But actually (I'm not picking at you but if we're getting technical), according to MLA and APA guidelines, any citation longer than 4 lines requires no quotation marks." Obviously I never mentioned quotation marks--just requested that for any article taken wholesale from Wikipedia he not use a byline or claim copyright, but, rather, include a citation and link to the original Wikipedia article, and also include a link to the GFDL.] He does not want to comply fully. He wants to put the byline back on the articles because his software will not permit him to add a byline only to "news" on his site that did not come from Wikipedia. I'll give him more time, as I think I was pretty clear about the issues and expectations.
  • Just now received the following from Howell: "I'll tell you what. The next fundraiser Wiki has (which should be in a couple of months). I'll promise to increase my gift by 25%. I'm not going to disclose what I usually give, you understand.... [my sites are] simply a way for me to take Wiki and make it more mainstream. I've been praised in the past for doing this, especially with Wikinews. You just seem to to care about the credit being more-than-obvious in the article... which is GREAT, don't get me wrong. I've just never had a problem with obeying the laws before. I'll take all the steps needed... and I'll probably pull alot of the articles in the near future."
  • We'll see what happens. If I don't see changes by next weekend, I'll request that his IP be blocked. -Jmh123 23:41, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
    • Sorry it's been so long since I reported. Articles have not been pulled, but Howell has removed his by-line from all, and added named links to Wikipedia to some. I'm assuming good faith and will probably leave this be. -Jmh123 03:36, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Onpedia

  • Site: http://www.onpedia.com
  • Example [130] for Albania
  • Ends with "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "albania"." with link to GFDL at GNU and wrong (but working) link to original article. --Henrygb 23:11, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
  • The links to Wikipedia are apparently parsed, and often broken. All links are in lower case, and spaces are replaced by dashes. See their List-of-communities-in-Ontario for an example. Mindmatrix 19:33, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

open-dictionary.com

open-dictionary.com
URL http://open-dictionary.com/
Sample
Rating {{{rating}}}
Details
  • It offers links on pages directly to edit forms on Wikipedia, which could be a problem as the page may be a different version from what is on open-encyclopedia.

States: "Copyright © 2003-2004 Zeeshan Muhammad. All rights reserved."``` - This should be challaged, I assume it's an oversight. JesseW 11:45, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

The top page may be compliant, but the rest of the pages are questionable at best. Under each article title, the owner has replaced "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" with "From open-encyclopedia.com - the free encyclopedia."
  • This is partly based on Wiktionary's content. Wholly based on.
Comment from developer (myself): I feel my Web site should be moved from this Web page and listed on 'high degree of compliance' section. I personally did not move it to prevent a bias view.
I have stated in-depth information on a Wiktionary discussion page regarding how Open Dictionary uses multiple sections to correctly label GNU FDL rights. Please view: Wiktionary: License discussion Zeeshan M 04:32, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)
I strongly disagree. It should be listed on medium compliance because it claims copyright over the text ("Copyright © 2003-2004 Zeeshan Muhammad. All rights reserved.") without (visibly) linking to the original Wikipedia article or containing a link to a copy of the GFDL. Its link entitled "GNU FDL Verbatim" actually redirects to Wikipedia article - meaning there isn't a link to GFDL and that Wikipedia loses out in Google PageRank similar to freedictionary.com's obscuring techniques. There is however a link to edit the article, which is commended. Enochlau 10:25, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Contact info
  • this form (no replies)
  • webmaster AT hosteurope.com (no replies)
  • whois-admin AT nfwebsolutions.idps.co.uk (no replies)
  • abuse AT theplanet.com
Actions No replies from the admin. I have yet to contact abuse AT theplanet.com, the ISP. -- WB 04:31, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

open-encyclopedia.com

open-encyclopedia.com
URL http://open-encyclopedia.com/
Sample http://open-encyclopedia.com/WPBS
Rating {{{rating}}}
Details
  • It offers links on pages directly to edit forms on Wikipedia, which could be a problem as the page may be a different version from what is on open-encyclopedia.

States: "Copyright © 2003-2004 Zeeshan Muhammad. All rights reserved."``` - This should be challaged, I assume it's an oversight. JesseW 11:45, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

The top page may be compliant, but the rest of the pages are questionable at best. Under each article title, the owner has replaced "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" with "From open-encyclopedia.com - the free encyclopedia."
Contact info
  • this form (no replies)
  • webmaster AT hosteurope.com (no replies)
  • abuse AT gxn.net
Actions Contacted host/ISP. -- WB 04:16, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Still largely non-compliant as of 2008, and still using outdated database text from the end of 2004. For instance, "'New York broadcaster WPBS-TV is one of two PBS flagship stations, the other being KPBS in California...' At least that's how this article would begin if PBS were exactly like other major US networks such as ABC, CBS and NBC. PBS, however, is different" is original to one initial version of the intro for our WPBS-TV article, created in 2004 and removed by subsequent editors years ago. --carlb (talk) 17:23, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Opentopia.com

  • Site: encycl.opentopia.com
  • Credits Wikipedia and links to original in each article.
  • Includes From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia at the bottom.
  • Links to Wikipedia GFDL page and Copyright page on every page.
  • Links to Wikimedia fundraising page from each article.

Orthodox Wiki

I'm the administrator of OrthodoxWiki. I just ran across this page, and would like to say that I've left a message for the contributor, asking him to explicitly cite Wikipedia as a source when he imports an article in the future. We'll have to make our guidelines more explicit about this. I added a link back to Wikipedia in the article in question.
We've recently moved our wiki to a dual license (GFDL and CC by-sa), with an explicit statement that Wikipedia content does not become CC - just our original content is dually licensed. Please let me know if this is an unacceptable arrangement!' I would ask Henrygb and others to contact us in the future if they suspect any non-compliance. We're earnestly trying to work through these issues and appreciate kind guidance. I wish someone had contacted me instead of or in addition to posting this message here.
It will take a little time, but we will also do an audit to ensure that our other imported articles are in compliance. Is there a clear statement of exactly what is required for compliance anywhere? Thanks, Jschroe / FrJohn
P.S. One other note is that the person who imported this article likely took both from a third source is the author or, at least, has authorization from the original source of the article. He is the webaster of http://www.zeitun-eg.org/, which contains a lot of information about the saint. (Updated)
There are similar problems with Cyril Lucaris: copied without attribution to Wikipedia source at http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Cyril_Lucaris
Attribution was provided in the history -- admittedly this is insufficient, but it wasn't fully absent. I'm grateful that in this case User:Henrygb did login and fix the issue. Jschroe

Osmanlı Tarihi Kültürü Medeniyeti Edebiyatı Sanatı

  • Site: http://www.osmanlimedeniyeti.com
  • Example: [131] from Albania, followed by English-Turkish dictionary
  • States: "Source: en.wikipedia.org" with link to wikipedia
  • No mention of GFDL
  • No link to original article
  • As of 00:36, 14 December 2005 (UTC) --Henrygb

Otherground

Otherground network
URL american-presidents.info, ancient-civilization.info,baseball-history.ws, basketball-history.ws, beerexpert.info, bird-watching.ws, body-builder.info, boxing-history.ws, card-tricks.info, cat-toys.ws, champagne-fountain.info, civil-war.ws, criminal-history.info, digidater.com, dinosaur-info.com, evolution-theory.info, first-time-buyer.info, football-history.ws, free-coupons.ws, free-recipe.net, golf-history.ws, gulf-war.info, healthy-eating.ws, hiv-facts.com, hockey-history.ws, home-theater-systems.info, homeimprover.info, human-body.info, informationvacation.com, iraq-war.ws, korean-war.info, low-carb-diet.ws, magic-tricks.ws, martial-artist.info, mexican-american-war.info, mixed-martial-arts.info, mortgage-advice.ws, mountain-biking.info, nascar-racing.info, organic-food.ws, personal-ads.ws, poker-table.info, product-reviews.ws, revolutionary-war.info, rock-climbing.ws, rx-info.com, scratching-post.net, second-mortgage.ws, september-11.ws, soccer-history.ws, solar-system.info, spanish-american-war.info, stem-cell-research.net, study-guide.ws, tax-preparation.info, teacher-resource.info, tennis-history.ws, the-band.info, vietnam-war.info, war-of-1812.info, wildsurvival.com, wine-club.info, world-history.ws, world-religions.info, world-war-1.info, world-war-2.info
Sample http://www.ancient-civilization.info/ancient-maori/
Rating None
Details There is no mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL and the sites claim copyright. The company responsible for all, otherground.com, appears to be making a tidy living by creating topical websites which systematically present Wikipedia articles as their own without complying with the GFDL. All include generous amounts of ads. Their website has a (complete?) list of the sites in their network (http://www.otherground.com/network/). I have reproduced it above. Though some of the pages on these sites do not appear to be copied from Wikipedia, they are probably using it as a source even for these. At any rate, I've found copyright violations on each site I checked (though admittedly that isn't all).
Contact info http://www.otherground.com/contact/ (contact form), jc AT otherground.com (whois), abuse AT globalcompass.com (host)
Actions
  • Violation letter sent to jc AT otherground.com. Superm401 - Talk 04:50, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent abuse notice to hosting provider via contact form. Superm401 - Talk 08:33, 3 January 2007 (UTC)


Our Encyclopedia

Our Encyclopedia
URL Http://our-encyclopedia.com/
Sample http://our-encyclopedia.com/ (Main Page)
Rating None
Details Simply mirrors Wikipedia, while including spamming text at the bottom of every page.
Contact info Fredrik Carlton (), +48.0851041252, Fax: +48.0851041252, Radmansgatan 14, Stockholm, n/a 12030, SE
Actions None as yet.

OVGuide

OVGuide
URL http://http://www.ovguide.com/
Sample http://www.ovguide.com/ezra-buzzington-9202a8c04000641f80000000055f3989#
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Mirrors and Forks : (Numbers) ABC - DEF - GHI - JKL - MNO - PQR - STU - VWXYZ - All - Archive

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Paarl Mountain

Paarl Mountain
URL https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnc3Nhd2NifGd4OjNmMjBlOWNlNTZjOWU3Zg
Sample https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnc3Nhd2NifGd4OjNmMjBlOWNlNTZjOWU3Zg
Rating Low/None
Details Educational document released by a voluntary committee of Geologists to improve understanding of Geology in the Cape Town area.
Contact info
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Paleorama.com

Paleorama
URL http://www.paleorama.com/
Sample http://www.paleorama.com/Eponyms-N/Nero.php
Rating Low/None
Details No link to original wiki or mention of GFDL. No obvious place for contact information Pictures and link apparently removed.
Contact info
Actions
Shows domain parking page --Rumping (talk) 08:29, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Pandapedia

    • Now no content but says "Technical problems, please revisit or click here for complain. Thanks! Or try to see at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania" --Rumping (talk) 07:37, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
      • The other language versions display content; it seems they are mirroring even Userpages... --Dami (talk) 15:52, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Pantheon.org

  • Site: www.pantheon.org
  • Articles "by Micha F. Lindemans" are mirrors of out of<A title="Online Dating" style="COLOR: #65b45c; TEXT-DECORATION: underline" href="http://216.130.188.208/cgi-bin/ezlclk.fcgi?id=6718" target=_blank> date </A>versions of all mythology related articles. Actually, the articles predate the original entries in Wikipedia and have been copied by users without proper notice.
With stub notices and images etc. removed
  • Especially noticeable with articles that were confused - e.g. Banebdjed and Ba (now corrected in Wikipedia) - Ba (capital B) on Pantheon is described as if a totally different entity to Banebdjed, even though Ba is said to be in Mendes. No Egyptologist would ever make this mistake - Banebdjed means "Ba of the lord ('neb') of djed", and "djed" is the old name for Mendes, but Wikipedia used to have the "Ba of Mendes" and "Banebdjed" as different gods, which is exactly how Pantheon.org has it.
  • It even has the early version of Chem, something totally obviously wrong to anyone with any competence in the field (e.g. Chem = Ham and wears a womans dress. No. Chem is a misreading of "Min", and never wore a womans dress, although female deities were sometimes depicted as Min (including phallus), though always identifiable as to who they were). This error is very unlikely to be made without copying Wikipedia.
  • N.b. w.r.t. Egyptian mythology, the articles have been updated substantially in Wikipedia since April, so may no longer correspond.
  • Claims exclusive copyright, not GDFL, all rights reserved

Paralumnun.com

Paralumnun New Age Village
URL http://www.paralumun.com/
Sample http://www.paralumun.com/artgraf.htm; see Talk:Graffiti in the United States.
Rating Low/None
Details No link to original wiki or mention of CC-By-SA.
Contact info
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peacelink.de

Peacelink
URL http://www.peacelink.de/keyword/Main_Page.php
Sample http://www.peacelink.de/keyword/Derbyshire.php
Rating Low
Details This appears to be a complete dump of Wikipedia based on the last modified date on the front page. There is a disclaimer at the top that "This is NOT the Wikipedia - The content is from the Wikipedia". However, only the last entry of the history is copied and there is no link to the original article, which means it is violating the GFDL. Also, the link to the GFDL is broken because only main namespace is copied. There are other violations. For example, the title of documents is not changed in contradiction of 4.A. of the GFDL.
Contact info cernik AT freewar.de
Actions Sent standard violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 02:07, 22 January 2006 (UTC). Received reply stating "Thank you for your advise. We will do so as soon as possible." Superm401 - Talk 05:52, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

PediaPress

PediaPress
URL http://pediapress.com/
Sample http://pediapress.com/build/#article:Bristol%20Stool%20Scale
Rating High
Details Links GFDL and original Wikipedia article on every page
Contact info
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PediaView

PediaView
URL http://pediaview.com
Sample http://pediaview.com/openpedia/Willy_Vandersteen
Rating
Details Links to both Wikipedia and GFDL, makes it quite clear that content is from Wikipedia.
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Pediax

Pediax
URL http://en.pediax.org/
Sample http://en.pediax.org/Detroit,_Michigan
Rating Medium
Details "Content released under GFD-Licence" with a link to the article about the GFDL, not directly to an actual license text and links the corresponding Wikipedia articles on each page.
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People's Daily

  • I posted a message. --mav 10:45, 4 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Wikipedians Montrealais and Menchi basically wrote that article from scratch, so it is original, to Wikipedia. I'd know, I'm Menchi and I think I know Montrealais well enough.
Well, if we ever had spare lawyers and wanted publicity, "Wikipedia sues Chinese government for copyright infringement" would be hilarious. =] --Delirium 12:29, Feb 6, 2004 (UTC)
Well, the PRC censors us, we sue them for copyvio. WooyiTalk to me? 21:15, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Perbang.dk

Perbang.dk
URL http://www.perbang.dk/rgb/
Sample http://www.perbang.dk/rgb/9F2B68/
Rating
Details No link to original wiki or mention of GFDL.
Contact info
Actions Site has scraped the pairs of name/RGB value for various colour articles from en.wiki; not primarily an IP problem, but much of the original en.wiki content was badly-sourced or made up, so perbang.dk should not be used as a source for future edits to colour articles; it should be treated like other mirrors.

peti.pl

Peti
URL http://www.peti.pl/
Sample http://www.peti.pl/wiki/Mulberry_Street_%28Manhattan%29
Rating Low/None
Details links to GFDL at en.wikipedia.org
Contact info
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PERL Today

<name of the webpage> (not url)
URL http://perltoday.com/
Sample http://perltoday.com/
Rating "Low/None"
Details contains hyperlinks to Wikipedia
Contact info webform at http://perltoday.com/?page_id=2
Actions

personel.obec.go.th/

I was using WP and suddenly found I was not using WP but this site, which asked me to log in, but appeared exactly like WP and correctly searched for WP articles for editing. This may be a phishing site that was invaded WP. Peterkingiron 17:01, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Pharma-help.com

Pharma-help.com
URL http://pharma-help.com/ Pharma-help.com
Sample http://pharma-help.com/bulimia-nervosa
Rating Medium.
Details Offsite GFDL but otherwise fine.
Contact info Contact form at http://pharma-help.com/contact-us
Actions None.


phillywire.com

  • Site: phillywire.com
  • No mention/link to GFDL in some articles
  • No mention of wikipedia
  • Instead _they_ claim copyright of the article(s)
  • Examples: [132], [133], [134]
  • They didn't list an email address to contact them, so I sent the standard GFDL vio letter to webmaster AT phillywire.com and admin AT phillywire.com --snoyes 04:46, 1 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • Reply received: It is being worked on. --snoyes 17:43, 9 Dec 2003 (UTC)
    • Seems to be in 'almost' compliance now: Mentions Wikipedia, mentions GNU/FDL, links to article, links to GNU/FDL. Only minus points: says the article "uses material from" the Wikipedia article, where it seems to be copying almost-verbatim, and GNU/FDL is linked at gnu.org (can we propose to GNU to allow that for the next version?) Andre Engels 01:41, 17 Jan 2004 (UTC)
      • I think they are perfectly fine. No reason to be nit-picky, IMO. --mav 11:36, 18 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Phobia Finder

PhysicsDaily

PhysicsDaily
URL http://www.physicsdaily.com
Sample http://www.physicsdaily.com/physics/Lagrangian_mechanics
Rating Medium
Details Looks like a complete mirror. Notice that article is from Wikipedia and local link to GFDL (as part of larger document) on every page. They do not include a history section or link to original Wikipedia article. However, there are instructions in the copyright page for reaching the original Wikipedia article.
Contact info twfhc4zcxxgw9q AT protectfly.com (protected whois), http://www.registerfly.com/info/contact.php (registrar contact form)
Actions Emailed the registrar. Said they'll respond in a few hours; if they really do, I'll post details then. Superm401 - Talk 00:46, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

Piano Paradise

Piano Paradise
URL http://www.pianoparadise.com/composers1.html
Sample http://www.pianoparadise.com/vivaldi.html (appears to be this version (January 2004) of our article)
Rating Low/None
Details Complete lack of compliance. No mention of Wikipedia, no mention of GFDL, no links; a few dozen of our composer bios are used.
Contact info composer_biography AT pianoparadise.com
Actions Sent standard email to above address, March 18, 2006, but the email bounced. I've done nothing further. JamesMLane t c 15:13, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Pickupgame.com

Pickupgame.com
URL http://www.pickupgame.com/Sports_How_To_Play_Every_Sport/dodgeball_rules.php
Sample http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dodgeball_variations
Rating "Low/None"
Details Claim copyright of material lifted from Wikipedia.
Contact info
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Pinkjustis.info

Plant connect

  • Site: www.plantconnect.com
  • Example: www.plantconnect.com/plantconnect/mod.php?mod=plantpedia&title=London
  • States "This is an extract from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia" with link to www.wikipedia.org
  • No obvious mention of or link to GFDL
  • No obvious link to original article
  • Ends with "Copyright � Total CAD Management 2002-2003 /m/0.59"

Plastic-dream-girl.com/fetishportal

Playfuls.com

Playfuls
URL http://www.playfuls.com/
Sample http://www.playfuls.com/news_05964_Nintendo_Signs_Exclusive_Contract_with_AP_for_Wii_News_Channel_.html from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wii_Channels&oldid=103227525
Rating High (?)
Details They have responded to the followup email I sent. The article in question now has a link to the Wikipedia article, has been reworded to remove most or all of the verbatim copying, and has been placed under the GFDL. If there is any Wikipedia copying in other articles, I am unaware of it.
Contact info mail AT playfuls.com
Actions Two emails sent; they responded to the second.

Plastic-Surger

  • Site: [138]
  • Plastic surgery related pages
  • No compliance.

Plastics Wiki

  • Site: Plastics
  • The wiki about plastics & polymers
  • Links to Wikipedia and local copy of GFDL at the bottom of each article used

Plumbot

Plumbot
URL http://plumbot.com/
Sample http://plumbot.com/Squadron
Rating none
Details No attribution or aknowledgement of original contributors, no mention of or link to Wikipedia. Claims copyright to "Plumbot LLC", all rights reserved.
Contact info plumbot.com@domainsbyproxy.com
Actions Initial contact made to above address.

PoemHunter

PoemHunter
URL http://www.poemhunter.com/
Sample http://www.poemhunter.com/lewis-carroll/biography/
Rating none
Details No attribution, no mention or link to Wikipedia. Every poet's biography appears to be duplicated from Wikipedia - uses at least month old local copy. Does not claim copyright.
Contact info poemhunter.com@monikerprivacy.net
Actions Initial contact made

Pontefract Young Farmers

Pontefract Young Farmers
URL http://pontefract-yfc.co.uk/wiki.php
Sample http://pontefract-yfc.co.uk/wiki.php?title=Moose
Rating None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL, no history pages. The site has every page on Wikipedia, including non-mainspace and special pages, and synchronizes them with Wikipedia every few seconds. All content exactly duplicated from Wikipedia without any attribution, credit, or mention.
Contact info Only contact information available is info AT pontefract-yfc.co.uk
Actions No actions taken yet.
  • site not found --Rumping (talk) 07:55, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Pop Stars Plus

  • Site: PopStarsPlus.com
  • Includes link to Wikipedia and separate link to original article prominently at top of each article. Also includes "Date copied article: Month Day, Year"
  • WP articles do not appear on all pages - the site includes original articles as well.
  • Links to Wikipedia and local copy of GFDL at the bottom of each article used

Popular Dance: From Ballroom to Hip-Hop

Popular Dance: From Ballroom to Hip-Hop (this is a book, not a website)
ISBN 978-1-60413-484-1
URL http://books.google.com/books?id=2inCRlYF-iAC
Sample Scroll to page 127.
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL.
Details In the "Chronology" chapter of this book, on page 127, there is an entry for the year 2007 that appears to be almost an exact copy of the information that was in our History of hip-hop dance article here (scroll to 2007). This information is now in Hip-hop dance#Education but it was first added to Wikipedia on August 23, 2009 and then moved into a chronological table on August 24, 2009. The Popular Dance book was printed in June 2010 according to the information on page 4.
Contact info Chealsea House/Infobase Publishing; 132 West 31st St.; New York, New York, 10001
Actions None. Considering this is an actual book instead of a website I feel that a violation letter should come from someone above me on the Wikipedia corporate ladder.

PortalJuice

  • Site: Nextopia: PortalJuice
  • Uses full site, for "vertically focused Web search technology"; calls this Encyclopedia (BETA) project
  • Removes "from Wikipedia"
  • Links to Wikipedia and local copy of GFDL on each page


  • Links to GFDL
  • Acknowledges wikipedia

--Fritzlein 06:31, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Moved from main page --Davelane 12:28, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)

PostgreSQL General Bits

  • Site: PostgreSQL General Bits
  • Link to main page of Wikipedia
  • Very small section of article about Edgar F. Codd (1 paragraph)
  • No link to GFDL or the article

potiori

potiori
URL http://en.potiori.com/
Sample en.potiori.com/Panther_hollow.html
Rating high
Details Includes links to Wikipedia, GDFL and CC-BY-SA
Contact info waldemar@potiori.com
Actions None required

Power Rangers Online

Power Rangers Online
URL http://power-rangers-online.com/
Sample http://power-rangers-online.com/gekisou_sentai_carranger.html
Rating Low/None
Details Pages only state that they were copied from Wikipedia
Contact info See http://power-rangers-online.com/about_us.html
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Powerset

Powerset
URL http://www.powerset.com
Sample http://www.powerset.com/explore/semhtml/Wives_of_Henry_VIII
Rating Medium
Details Prominently mentions Wikipedia and links to original article (link says "edit Wikipedia article"). Does not mirror image description pages. Says, "All Wikipedia content is licensed under the GNU Free Document License or the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license or is otherwise used here in compliance with the Copyright Act" which is too vague. All Wikipedia text is GFDL (except quotes), but not all images are under one of these licenses (and it doesn´t even say which version of CC-BY-SA). Links to offsite copy of GFDL (and CC-BY-SA 2.0).
Contact info See http://www.powerset.com/contact/

info@powerset.com (general email)
415-848-7000 (phone)

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Prabook

| url = http://prabook.org/web/home.html | sample = http://prabook.org/web/person-view.html?profileId=722257# See Talk:Dick Manning | rating = Medium | compliance = No mention of Wikipedia. User-edited content. Pages include claim of copyright to Prabook. | contact = http://prabook.org/web/contacts.html | action = }}

prescriptiondrug-info.com

  • Site [139]
  • Mentions GFDL and links to source. appears to be a full mirror of everything includeing userpages.
    • Example www.prescriptiondrug-info.com/drug_information_online.asp?title=Cliff_Richard
    • Ends with "This article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License) | Source" with links to GFDL at gnu.org and to original article

PrintFriendly

PrintFriendly
URL http://printfriendly.com
Sample http://www.printfriendly.com/print/?url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damballa%20%28company%29
Rating Medium
Details This is a general purpose site that allows users to specify subsets of articles to render for printing.

At the top, they now have the Wikipedia favicon logo and a readable URL that links directly to the original article. At the bottom, the full Wikipedia copyright notice is reproduced, including the full license name ("Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License"), with the license linked to Wikipedia:Text of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, as well as links to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and the trademark notice. It does not include the required disclaimer information, but to be fa