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Archive[edit]

1-bike.com[edit]

1-bike.com
URL http://www.1-bike.com
Sample http://www.1-bike.com/articles/Miniature_motorcycle_racing
Rating Medium
Details Mentions Wikipedia and the GFDL; links to original article and local copy of the GFDL.
Contact info edwinarif AT gmail.com
Actions redirects to page holder 22:32, 20 September 2007 (UTC) so probably gone

Site is gone. The Evil Spartan (talk) 16:02, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

1-player.net[edit]

1-player.net
URL http://www.1-player.net
Sample http://www.1-player.net/articles/Sony_HiFD
Rating Medium
Details Mentions GFDL and Wikipedia but does not link to original article or include history. Superm401 - Talk 09:39, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Contact info edwinarif AT centrin.net.id (whois), abuse AT serverpronto.com (host)
Actions Web site is 404 as of 20:55, 27 January 2007 (UTC) and also 22:31, 20 September 2007 (UTC) so probably gone

Still down. Archiving. The Evil Spartan (talk) 16:00, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

10baset.info[edit]

10baset.info
URL http://en.10baset.info/
Sample http://en.10baset.info/Bear_River_Massacre
Rating None
Details Neither does this site reference Wikipedia in spite of being a complete mirror, it also claims independent copyright on all content on Wikipedia in its own name. A rather bizzare word substitution is employed to avoid a "Google Search" of content.
Contact info registerfly AT pmlinvestments.com; Phone # 1-408-767-6851
Actions Site is down as of 20:56, 27 January 2007 (UTC) and 22:33, 20 September 2007 (UTC) so probably gone

10beststocks.com[edit]

10beststocks
URL http://10beststocks.com/index.php
Sample http://10beststocks.com/index.php?title=Sony_HiFD
Rating
Details Gives error message; site seemingly replaced with domain parking as of 07:25, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
Contact info techxpinc AT yahoo.com (whois), abuse AT 1and1.com (host/ISP)
Actions

21ma.com[edit]

21ma
URL http://www.21ma.com/mod3.php?title=Main_Page
Sample http://www.21ma.com/mod3.php?title=froogle
Rating Low
Details Unacceptable as a real-time mirror. It mentions and links to Wikipedia, but there is no link to the original article and history is not included. There is no mention of the GFDL. No mention of my name.
Contact info jim AT mvlife.com (whois), abuse AT comcast.net (host)
Actions

2BuyGood.com/InfoPedia[edit]

They've set up a "technical issues" message and a redirect to their store. JesseW 05:25, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Now redirects to dmoz mirror 22:35, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

4reference.net[edit]

4Reference
URL http://www.4reference.net/
Sample http://www.4reference.net/encyclopedias/wikipedia/Bucharest.html
Rating Medium
Details Wikipedia content has now been removed. It mentions and links to both Wikipedia and the GFDL, but there is no link to the original article and the history section is not included.
Contact info jaret AT msn.com, abuse AT ev1.net (host)
Actions
  • Asked for a direct link. Superm401 - Talk 07:16, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Owner replied, notifying me that Wikipedia content was removed. I sent a message reminding him that he had been near compliance. Superm401 - Talk 21:19, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

aaez.biz[edit]

The Free Web Encyclopedia
URL http://www.aaez.biz/
Sample http://www.aaez.biz/default.asp?t=User:Crazytales56297
Rating High
Details Live leech. Damn, I hate these. Seems to handle syntax properly too. No mention whatsoever of Wikipedia or GFDL except ‘retrieved from (wikipedia url)’ at bottom.
Contact info George Robertson
8554 122nd Ave. N.E. PNB 28
Kirkland WA 98033 USA

1-425-867-1671
george at renasoft dot com
Actions None as of now.. c. tales //dirty little secrets// 00:36, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

No longer leeching. 75.104.217.102 00:27, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

404 -- 22:42, 20 September 2007 (UTC)


aardogs.com[edit]

aardogs
URL http://www.aardogs.com/
Sample http://www.aardogs.com/pages10/95/wall-lamps.html
Rating Low
Details
Contact info
  • brandon AT verisoftllc.com (admin)
Actions Sent violation letter. -- WB 07:33, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Site seems to be mostly down, wall-lamps page redirects to ads -- Dragonbeast 16:01, 20 March 2007 (UTC) No longer using content, or so it appears, though above message still present. The Evil Spartan (talk) 16:21, 25 December 2007 (UTC)


Aheadofnews.com[edit]

Aheadofnews
URL http://aheadofnews.com/enc-en/ (Wikipedia) and http://aheadofnews.com/dict-en/ (Wiktionary)
Sample http://aheadofnews.com/wikipedia
Rating Medium
Details Now redirects to freakingnews.com, which seems to have no Wikipedia content. Acknowledges Wikipedia as a source and mentions GFDL on every page. No link to original article or inclusion of history section.
Contact info
Actions

ArticleHead.com[edit]

  • Site: ArticleHead.com
  • Very recent, apparently almost complete mirror, utilising categories. No mention of Wikipedia, no mention of GFDL, claiming their own copyright. I've sent a first warning notice. --195.11.216.59 13:50, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • I see GFDL and backlinks at the bottom of every article page; either you didn't see them (because they don't appear on the category pages?) or your warning was instantly effective. Hob 17:36, 2004 Sep 6 (UTC)
The latter - I received the following email:
"Thanks for keeping me informed of my obligations. The following changes have been made:
a) on article pages, the note information at the bottom of the page is automatically expanded.
b) on article pages, the footer information at the bottom of the page has been changed from
"Articles and category structure on this site have been graciously provided by Wikipedia. Please consider donating to their cause."
TO
"This article is licensed under the [linked] GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia: [linked] Wiki entry."
If only all of our mirrors were so ready to meet their legal obligations. --195.11.216.59 21:54, 6 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Moved to High although i would like them to have a link on the front page to wikipedia and GFDL --Davelane 22:40, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • It appears, as of March 2005, to have reverted to non-compliance. Burgundavia 20:49, Mar 24, 2005 (UTC)
      • On further inspection, they hide the notice. You can view through clicking Notice+. I am moving to medium.
    • How can this be even considered medium compliance? I clicked on the Notice+, and get this:
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia: Wiki entry.
When I click on Wiki entry I get http://www.articleshead.com/#, and not a link back to the original article. When I click on the GNU FDL link I get the page from http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html . But there is no mention of the GFDL or the correct copyright notice unless I click on Notice+, surely this is non-compliance? -Wikibob | Talk 17:48, 2005 May 22 (UTC)

AskMyTutor[edit]

AskMyTutor
URL http://www.askmytutor.co.uk/
Sample http://www.askmytutor.co.uk/o/op/optimization__mathematics_.html from our Feb 5, 2004 revision
Rating Low/None
Details No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. Probably static dump from February, 2004.
Contact info John Swindells (from whois with no accompanying address), http://www.beamhost.co.uk/dev/contact-cs.php (host form)
Actions
  • I sent a standard e-mail to Peter Pathos (abuse AT theplanet.com), which appears to be the hosting site. -Rholton 00:39, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • I sent an email to the registrar to have their non-trading status revoked; this allows the whois record to hide contact information, but only if they are not using the site for business. However, the site displays Google ads.
They replied (from admin/Nominet%NOMINET AT nominet.org.uk), claiming this does not count as trading and that there was no "paid advertising". I replied objecting to this assessment, as it is obviously wrong. Superm401 - Talk 23:51, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
  • I also contacted the current host to notify them of the copyright violation. Superm401 - Talk 18:19, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
    • They have passed the message on to the account owner, but will not provide his contact info. Superm401 - Talk 23:01, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Base Science 24[edit]

  • Site: http://www.base.science24.org/
  • Example:[1] from Albania
  • Article ends with "Albania provided by Science 24 Base; Our source is Wikipedia. Albania - licensed under GNU Free Documentation License 1.2"
  • No link to Wikipedia or original article
  • No link to GFDL
  • As of 00:21, 14 December 2005 (UTC) --Henrygb
    • Seems to have changed to en.science24.org:
    • Albania example now [2]
    • Page ends with "This page is a mirror of Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia All the content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License 1.2. Trec Nurkowanie implanty kredyt got�wkowy casinos online" with links to Wikipedia and to GFDL at gnu.org
    • Internal and external links are invisible (apart from Google ads)
    • As of 01:33, 26 January 2007 (UTC) --Henrygb
      • Seems to have disappeared --Rumping 14:03, 23 September 2007 (UTC)


behindthefridge.com[edit]

  • Site: behindthefridge.com
  • Have large excerpts of Wikipedia content.
  • Mentions Wikipedia and GFDL.
  • No links at all, no links to the original article.
  • Has "© THIS PAGE ON American Expatriates, COPYRIGHT 2004 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" on it.
  • As of 12:55, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Biography.ms[edit]

Biography.ms
URL http://www.biography.ms/
Sample http://marie-curie.biography.ms/
Rating Low
Details Without images, no mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. With images, there is a single rectangular image with text "The wikipedia content included on this page is licensed under the GFDL." The entire image is a link (redirected) to the original article. There is no link to the GFDL. Even if there were a link to the GFDL (which must be "reproduced" somehow), using an image is a violation because text-only users (like Lynx) are shown the page but not the mandatory GFDL notice (Section #2). Contains all Wikipedia articles (though only biographies are indexed) and other materials. Mirrroring is badly done and not all wikitext is processed. Includes advertising.
Contact info webmaster AT unitio.com, registro AT unitio.com, nq7fa8d84dk AT networksolutionsprivateregistration.com, https://www.networksolutions.com/help/domain-service-request.jhtml (registrar and nameserver contact form), abuse AT iberbanda.es (host)
Actions
  • Sent a standard letter in Spanish (my own translation) and English to registro AT unitio.com. --Fibonacci 19:46, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Sent a letter to Network Solutions asking for real contact info (whois has private registration info). Superm401 - Talk 01:58, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent standard followup letter to webmaster AT unitio.com. Superm401 - Talk 01:34, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

bird-center.net[edit]

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)

blogopt.com[edit]

blogopt.com
URL http://dic.blogopt.com/
Sample http://dic.blogopt.com/Winston_County%2C_Alabama
Rating None
Details
  • No mention of anything.
Contact info alfredo_fetuccini AT blogopt.com (admin), legal AT nlayer.net (ISP)
Actions
  • filed DMCA with ISP, and sent violation letter to the owner. -- Tawker 02:20, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
  • domain now for sale (inactive) Enquire (talk) 20:13, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

book-spot.co.uk[edit]

Book-spot
URL http://www.book-spot.co.uk
Sample http://www.book-spot.co.uk/index.php/Book_of_Exodus
Rating
Details Now inaccessible. A strange site that is apparently running Mediawiki, as pages are editable, although there is no edit button on the site. It has no contact info, but does list wikipedia and the GFDL, with links, at the bottom. Odd. JesseW 10:18, 20 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Contact info
Actions

Brujula.net[edit]

Brujula.net
URL http://www.brujula.net/english/wiki/Main_Page.html
Sample http://www.brujula.net/english/wiki/Bank_of_China_%28Hong_Kong%29.html
Rating High
Details No mention of GFDL anywhere, but links to the original article. Has "Brujula.Net © 1995 - 2005 Todos los Derechos Reservados [All rights reserved]"
Contact info jaime AT wifi.com.ar (whois), http://www.globalgate.com.ar/contenido/eng/20contacto.htm (host/ISP contact form)
Actions
  • Sent standard violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 21:29, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent standard followup letter to jaime AT wifi.com.ar. Superm401 - Talk 23:15, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Final warning sent.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:27, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Site owner responded to email, made partial but insufficient changes. Urged to make further changes.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 20:58, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Webmaster decided to take down all Wikipedia content and to add a correct licence for Wikinews content in all language.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 09:34, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


cassiopedia.org[edit]

Cassiopedia: The True Encyclopedia
URL www.cassiopedia.org
Sample http://www.cassiopedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Manchester_City_F.C. — see how this page (created on 09/2006) compares with the wikipedia version of the page on the same date: [3]
Rating "Low/None"
Details Site has now removed all Wikipedia content and references to the project.The site appears to be essentially a wikipedia fork, but claims that "This site is NOT affiliated in any way with Wikipedia or any of its sister sites" at [4]. Mentions GFDL but has the audacity to assert (e.g., in the sample link above) that "An uncorrected copy of this article might be available at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_City_F.C.", implying that cassiopedia.org is the originator of the content rather than the other way around. The edit history of most of their articles mirrors only the most recent edit in the history of the Wikipedia article at the time of capture, (usually September 2006). In the example above the edit histories of both the Wikipedia article and the Cassiopedia article show AntiVandalBot as the contributor of the article version (including identical edit summaries). They further have the audacity on their copied copyright problems page to assert that their designated agent is Jimmy Wales!

They also appear to be modifying the pages to substitute "Wikipedia" with their encyclopedia:

http://www.cassiopedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Wikipedia

http://www.cassiopedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Jimmy_Wales

The site currently collecting donations: http://www.cassiopedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Cassiopedia:Fundraising

Contact info editors AT cassiopedia.org
Actions First email sent on 20 April, 2008.

Second email sent on 27 April, 2008 after receiving no response.

catalogofcasinos.com[edit]

Catalogofcasinos.com
URL http://www.catalogofcasinos.com/
Sample http://www.catalogofcasinos.com/Hurricane_Katrina.html
Rating None
Details Site is now inaccessible, as DNS has been blocked. No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. Complete mirror of all namespaces, despite name. Uses remote loading, serves Wikimedia versions of images (bandwith stealing), and does not link to image pages (violating attribution requirements of many image licenses).
Contact info slijim AT gmail.com (whois), vitali AT esthost.com (DNS), alex AT pilosoft.com (host)
Actions
  • Sent standard GFDL email. --bainer (talk) 03:27, 24 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Contacted host. Superm401 - Talk 02:24, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Received reply, noting that company emailed was only providing DNS. This has been disabled, rendering the site inaccessible. The email provided the site's IP, allowing me to contact the actual host, which I did (asking for the site to be removed from their servers). Superm401 - Talk 23:48, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Chess and beyond[edit]

Chess and beyond
URL http://www.chessandbeyond.com
Sample http://www.chessandbeyond.com/the_club/stratigies_openings.htm
Rating Low
Details No longer accessible. No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. Claims to own copyright.
Contact info mhollist AT cox.net, Support AT hiteknet.com (host)
Actions Standard letter sent by Arvindn 15 Nov 2003.

creotec.com[edit]

Creotec.com
URL http://www.creotec.com/index.php?title=ebusiness&page=ebusiness_solution
Sample http://www.creotec.com/index.php?page=ebusiness_solution&title=homeopathy
Rating Low
Details Appears to contain allnamespaces and appear live (see [5]). No mention of GFDL but does claim to be Syndicating from Wikipedia with a link back to wikipedia but not to any of the articles in question.
Contact info
Actions

csf.colorado.edu[edit]

  • seems to be dead Davelane 23:16, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Moved from main page
  • confirmed site dead. -Rholton 16:54, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • still dead. Superm401 | Talk 01:20, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
  • still dead. astiqueparervoir 02:46, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
  • still dead. 1ne 17:11, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

CustomerServiceCareers.com[edit]

CustomerServiceCareers
URL http://www.CustomerServiceCareers.com
Sample http://customerservicecareers.com/wiki6/y/Yugur.asp
Rating Low
Details No longer seems to include Wikiepdia articles; redirects to main page. Uses Wikipedia content. Gives credit to Wikipedia, including a confusing link back to the site (but not to the article). The word "Wikipedia" actually links to www.free-definition.com/Wikipedia.html. They also have an incorrect copyright statement. They seem to be at least trying, but it needs some major improvment.
Contact info http://www.customerservicecareers.com/feedback.asp (contact form), admin AT customerservicecareers.com (whois)
Actions I sent them a friendly e-mail. -Rholton 05:28, 2005 Feb 18 (UTC)

DefinitionCenter.com[edit]

Definition Center
URL http://www.definitioncenter.com/
Sample http://www.definitioncenter.com/def/parthenon
Rating Low/None
Details Uses first paragraph only. Falsely claims copyright. GFDL is not mentioned at all. No mention of Wikipedia or link to original article. Because it is a modified version, it must follow more rigorous requirements. No "History" section. Does not perserve network location of original. Superm401 - Talk 15:56, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Contact info jessica AT interactivegroupinc.net (whois admin), lgoffi AT hotmail.com (whois tech), abuse AT sagonet.com (host)
Actions
  • Sent standard violation letter to lgoffi AT hotmail.com . Superm401 - Talk 02:02, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Sent standard followup to jessica AT interactivegroupinc.net. Superm401 - Talk 09:55, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
  • now appears to be a domain parking site without wikipedia content --Rumping 13:26, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

definition-info.com[edit]

Definition-info.com
URL http://www.definition-info.com
Sample http://www.definition-info.com/Parthenon.html
Rating Low
Details Mention of GFDL, but only on front page. No copyright statement, history section, or link to any Wikipedia page. Appears to be a copy of entire English Wikipedia.
Contact info abuse AT serverkompetenz.de (host)
Actions Sent standard violation letter to millioner AT t-online.de , but it bounced. Superm401 - Talk 01:52, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

dellpda.info[edit]

dellpda.info / get ENCYKLOPEDIA FREE
URL http://*.dellpda.info/
Sample http://copyleft.en.dellpda.info
Rating Low
Details Now mentions GFDL and Wikipedia, but does not link to article. Links to GFDL on gnu.org. Pure search-engine spam.
Contact info
Actions
  • Give "page unavailable" --Rumping 13:27, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

didgeridooman.com[edit]

didgeridooman.com
URL http://www.didgeridooman.com
Sample http://www.didgeridooman.com/267297_elaine-cunningham_111796163xdarkjourneynewjediorder10booksonsale.html
Rating Medium
Details Mentions and links to GFDL, but also claims "All Rights Reserved". Backlinks to the article, history, and edit this page, but doesn't actually mention Wikipedia. None of these links are visible except on mouseover.
Contact info Cannot find contact information.
Actions none taken
  • Example leads to domain parking site without Wikipedia content--Rumping (talk) 23:42, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

DigiMelon.COM[edit]

DigiMelon.COM
URL http://www.digimelon.com/Main_Page/index.html
Sample http://www.digimelon.com/Cosmos_1/index.html
Rating Low
Details No mention of the GFDL whatsoever. Pages say "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."
Contact info sirek AT biznespoczta.pl (admin; invalid email), abuse AT ev1.net (ISP)
Actions Standard violation letter sent. Email address is invalid. -- WB 03:59, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

DuranDuranFans.com[edit]

  • Site: DuranDuranFans.com
  • Non-commercial fansite, uses articles on Duran Duran and its five members - see Duran Duran
  • Removed "From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia"
  • Links removed, lightly edited
  • Pictures added -- looks like professional promo pics, probably copyrighted
  • Footer provides links to current articles and contains link to gnu.org copy of GFDL
  • Example fails. Rest of site looks like a message board--Rumping (talk) 23:49, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Dutch wiki freeler[edit]

  • Site: http://static.machine.freeler.nl/cgi-bin/wiki.pl
  • Mentions the dutch wiki and freeler are partners
  • No link from freelerhomepage, so not yet in production
  • They (as yet) have not yet contacted the dutch wiki
  • They have a simple perl script directly querying the wiki servers, it is NO MIRROR. They are using wiki bandwidth, cpu and memory.
  • With the complete database of course also comes the GNU/FDL.
  • site unreachable on morning fr Jan 9, possibly in reaction to discussions on dutch wikitech.
Appears to be gone now. [ alerante 02:16, 11 Mar 2004 (UTC) ]

Egenas Encyclopedia[edit]

  • Site: Egenas Encyclopedia
  • Example page: Hypnosis
  • States, "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License".
  • Links to Wikipedia's GNU license

Electric Fence Australia[edit]

Electric Fence Australia
URL http://www.electricfenceaustralia.com.au/electric_fencing_tips.html/
Sample http://www.electricfenceaustralia.com.au/electric_fencing_tips.html
Rating None
Details A straight copy of Electric fence. Claims 'All Rights Reserved © Braithwaite'.
Contact info mail AT electricfenceaustralia.com.au
Actions Sending a standard GFDL violation letter. Littleteddy (talk) 11:49, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Example not found --Rumping (talk) 22:30, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Elexi.de[edit]

  • Example mathematics
  • States that the article is from Wikipedia.
  • Links to GFDL.
  • The problem is that even the articles from English Wikipedia are explained as taken from de.wikipedia, and link back goes to de.wikipedia's URL, and its accompanying history page.
  • Confirm status (I guess). We probably need the help of someone who can read/write the language. -Rholton 23:10, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
    • This site is deep-linking images. [6]

Vacuum c 03:29, August 29, 2005 (UTC)

ElResearch[edit]

  • Site: ElResearch
  • Sample article: Quadratic - http://www.elresearch.com/wiki/Quadratic
  • Links to local copy of GNU FDL.
  • Says, "This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License."
  • Links to Wikipedia
  • Complete copy without any mentions of GFDL. No links to the original article. Small thing at the top says "Wikipedia Entry," besides that, nothing.
  • As of 08:36, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Invalid e-mail contact. Time to move on to the ISP. -- WB 08:38, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

encyclopaedic.net[edit]

Archived because site doesn't seem to be using English content anymore. I notified the other languages. Superm401 - Talk 06:50, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

emeagwali.com[edit]

  • Site: emeagwali.com
  • Example page: [8]
  • No mention of Wikipedia
  • No mention of the GFDL
  • Site mentions its own copyright, no others

engine.blogsome.com[edit]

AutoWorld
URL http://engine.blogsome.com/
Sample http://engine.blogsome.com/2006/10/05/ from Austin A-Series engine
Rating None
Details Doesn't credit Wikipedia anywhere. Doesn't mention the GFDL. Doesn't link back to Wikipedia.
Contact info legal AT blogsome.com / Hosted by blogsome.com
Actions Sent a polite message suggesting they either take down the content or comply with GDFL.

SteveBaker 05:04, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

- now removed by Blogsome admins

English-football[edit]

English-football
URL http://www.english-football.org.uk
Sample http://www.english-football.org.uk/owners-chairmen/bill-kenwright
Rating Medium
Details Has weak notice "This article may use some material from the Wikipedia article "<ARTICLE>".

All Wikipedia content is licenced under the GNU Free Documentation License." It links to the original article and an offsite GFDL.

Contact info No contact details on site, WHOIS gives registrar name and postal address only:
       1 Grange Cottage
       Pinwall
       Atherstone
       CV9 2EN
       United Kingdom
Actions 11 April 2006 - Standard letter mailed to postal address given by WHOIS.
  • Example has no substantial content --Rumping (talk) 22:34, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Enlightenweb[edit]

  • Site: Enlightenweb
  • Example: Astronomy
  • Javascript links to original Wikipedia article
  • Javascript links to Wikipedia copy of GFDL
  • Javascript links to Wikipedia.
  • Unhelpfully turns up in "-wikipedia" searches
    • but also provides a link from each page to a dynamic HTML page (www.websitings.com/enlighten-html.cfm) which provides HTML source code with HTML links designed for copying by third parties

Enquirerworld[edit]

Enquirerworld.com
URL http://www.enquirerworld.com/
Sample http://www.enquirerworld.com/standards/tai.html from International Atomic Time, http://www.enquirerworld.com/calendars/gregorian.html from Gregorian calendar, http://www.enquirerworld.com/zones.html from Time zone
Rating Low
Details Doesn't credit Wikipedia anywhere. Doesn't mention the GFDL. Doesn't link back to Wikipedia. Every page says "© enquirerworld.com. All Rights Reserved"
Contact info E-mail from domain registration: ENQUIRERWORLD.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com (proxy), abuse AT godaddy.com (host)
Actions Sent standard violation letter to ENQUIRERWORLD.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com . Superm401 - Talk 02:38, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • No substantial content at examples; site is domain parked --Rumping (talk) 22:38, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


EssayCrawler.com[edit]

Says essays are no longer being hosted on that site [9]

  • Site: EssayCrawler.com
  • Advertises as "free essays for students" (sounds like plagiarism)
  • No link to Wikipedia main page
  • No link to original article
  • No mention of GFDL
  • Claims "© 2000-2004 essaycrawler.com" at the bottom of each page
  • Example: Parthenon from Parthenon.

eurofreehost.com[edit]

  • Site: eurofreehost.com
  • plus they do some dirtyness to boost their google rating. Kim Bruning 14:27, 4 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Mentions GFDL (with no link). Does not mention Wikipedia. - Evil saltine 09:37, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Below moved from main page... Davelane 21:39, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)

The site http://www.eurofreehost.com/ appears to be a mirror of Wikipedia; each page claims to be under the GFDL but I found no link to Wikipedia on either a random article (http://www.eurofreehost.com/co/Compulsator.html) or the main page. Also, no Wiki source seems to be available, specifically violating the intent of the GFDL as I see it. Finally, the pages have no link to the text of the GFDL. I've sent a more-or-less standard complaint letter (although I didn't claim to be delighted to see another out-of-date broken mirror of Wikipedia) but it was taken before I made any major contributions, so if someone with more seniority would like to take over, that'd be great. Andrew 04:00, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC) (Update: mail to webmaster AT www.eurofreehost.com bounced; I'll leave this for now, awaiting comment from others. Andrew 04:08, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC))

That site now has the standard disclaimer (as at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights#Example_notice)

Confirmed. High compliance. -Rholton 03:20, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)

ExplainPlease.com[edit]

ExplainPlease
URL http://www.explainplease.com
Sample http://www.explainplease.com/call-center.htm from Call center
Rating Medium
Details External links section have been removed in articles. Titles of some pages have been changed (Oracle:Oracle database, Linux:GNU). Directory part of site using Wikipedia articles. Has notice with mention of Wikipedia and GFDL. Links to local GFDL and Wikipedia main page; no direct article link.
Contact info hoteldealeo AT yahoo.com, contactprivacy.com
Actions *Standard letter sent by mav 10:34, 4 Jan 2004 (UTC)
    • Received this reply: Thank you for the heads up, I will get on it when I get back home next week. --mav 18:29, 5 Jan 2004 (UTC)
      • Two weeks elapsed since last contact. Just checked, and they haven't changed a thing. →Raul654 05:06, Jan 18, 2004 (UTC)
      • Still no change. Perhaps mav (to keep the contact-person consistent) should send the standard follow-up letter? --Delirium 02:51, Feb 8, 2004 (UTC)
  • Received this reply:
"Everything should be in order for compliance. Please upgrade my site from low compliance, or let me know what else I need to do."
"I added the contributed by and link to wikipedia on every page that uses articles from wiki. I added the GNU license and a link to the GNU license on every page that uses articles from wiki."

I upgraded the status and sent a reply that the only outstanding item is the direct article linkbacks. --mav 22:05, 28 Mar 2004 (UTC)

exsudo.com - Konwledge Base[edit]

Exsudo.com
URL http://exsudo.com
Sample http://suny.exsudo.com/
Rating High
Details Was almost complete mirror of English Wikipedia. Linked to original article. Linked to local copy of the GNU/FDL. Did not link to wikipedia main page.
Contact info
Actions

exsudo.de - Wissen und mehr[edit]

  • Site: exsudo.de - Wissen und mehr
  • indicates Wikipedia as source
  • links to original article
  • links to local copy of the GNU/FDL
  • links to german wikipedia main page
  • links to article edit page
  • links to article history
  • license text in German now

exsudo.dk - Konwledge Base[edit]

  • Site: exsudo.dk - Konwledge Base
  • almost complete mirror of Danish Wikipedia
  • links to original article
  • links to local copy of the GNU/FDL
  • does not link to wikipedia main page
  • license text in English, not Danish... not sure if this is in agreement on GNU/FDL?

exsudo.se - Konwledge Base[edit]

  • Site: exsudo.se - Konwledge Base
  • almost complete mirror of Swedish Wikipedia
  • links to original article
  • links to local copy of the GNU/FDL
  • does not link to wikipedia main page
  • license text in English, not Swedish... not sure if this is in agreement on GNU/FDL?

ezorange.com[edit]

More research requested

fablis[edit]

Fablis
URL http://encyclopedia.fablis.com
Sample http://encyclopedia.fablis.com/index.php/Photography
Rating
Details Was an exact copy of the English Wikipedia, including Main Page. No longer accessible. Should be monitored occasionally.
Contact info customerservice AT starlodging.com (Fablis.com)
Actions

Factdex - the fact index[edit]

FactSite.co.uk[edit]

  • Site: FactSite.co.uk
  • Content: static copies of en: (Sept 2004) and cy: (March 2005) Wikipedia
  • Linkback: each article links back to current version on wikipedia.org

famous.tc[edit]

  • Site: www.famous.tc
  • Uses Wikipedia articles. Seems to have the lot (though their index only shows a small selection biographical articles).
  • No mention of GFDL
  • No mention of Wikipedia, though they don't seem to specifically filter it out of articles (see [10] from Main Page). Wikipedia namespace articles are redirected back here.
  • Examples: [11] from Louisa May Alcott, [12] from United States Department of State (complete with broken interwiki links at the bottom).

flyfloss.com[edit]

flyfloss.com
URL http://www.flyfloss.com
Sample http://www.flyfloss.com/pages10/95/wall-lamps.html
Rating Low
Details
Contact info
  • brandon AT verisoftllc.com (admin)
Actions Shut down mostly, the main page redirects. Watch for a while though. -- WB 07:33, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

"Mandelbrot fractal" at fractalmovies.com[edit]

Fractalmovies.com
URL http://www.fractalmovies.com/
Sample http://www.fractalmovies.com/index.php4?mode=experte&frage=35&rubrik=2
Rating Low/None
Details It appears this is the only article copied, but this has not been verified. There is no mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL.
Contact info trifox AT gmx.net (whois)
Actions Sent violation notice. Superm401 - Talk 01:03, 22 January 2006 (UTC). Recieved notice that content removed. Superm401 - Talk 23:18, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Free definition[edit]

golf-corner.net[edit]

Golf-Corner.NET
URL http://www.golf-corner.net/articles/
Sample http://www.golf-corner.net/articles/Cape_Horn
Rating
Details
Contact info
Actions

information.static.net[edit]

information.static.net
URL information.static.net
Sample information.static.net/insulated-panel.html
Rating Low
Details
  • Not so sure what this site is doing. But many pages mention random usernames from Wikipedia.
  • No mention of Wikipedia, GFDL, etc.
Contact info
Actions DNS admins contacted. No longer connects to that IP address. IP still remains

however. -- WB 00:24, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

information.ysdn.net[edit]

information.static.net
URL information.ysdn.net
Sample information.static.net/insulated-panel.html
Rating Low
Details
  • Not so sure what this site is doing. But many pages mention random usernames from Wikipedia.
  • No mention of Wikipedia, GFDL, etc.
  • Invalid e-mail. Time for next step.
Contact info the same owner as above.
Actions DNS admins contacted. No longer connects to that IP address. IP still remains however. -- WB 00:24, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Intelipedia[edit]

Intelipedia
URL http://www.intelipedia.com
Sample
Rating Medium
Details
  • States licenced under GFDL + Link
  • Links Back to Wikipedia Article
  • Links to the Wikimedia Fundraising Page
  • Is a total mirror including userpages (Fixed on January 13 2004)
  • Is linking to the wikipedia images
Contact info
Actions Domain expired -- WB 03:33, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Lex-24.de[edit]

Lex-24
URL http://www.lex-24.de
Sample http://www.lex-24.de/es/Top/Ser_vivo
Rating Medium
Details No longer accessible. Previously, GFDL was mentioned, and a very hard-to-read full text of the license linked from each page. Wikipedia was mentioned as the source, though all links went to main page. No links were to the live article.
Contact info birgit AT kubaszewski.de (whois)
Actions

Live Edit Demo[edit]

Live Edit Demo
URL http://bpt.yi.org/
Sample http://bpt.yi.org/live-edit.html
Rating Low/None
Details Inaccessible. No link to current velsion of article. No link to Wikipedia or GFDL. No attribution.
Contact info
Actions First standard letter sent 23/8/05 9cds 09:05, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

Lockergnomes[edit]

  • Site: Lockergnomes Free Encyclopedia
  • Examples: Archaeology, Wikipedia
  • Seems to be a mirror of Smartpedia. Note that the article on Wikipedia replaces all occurrances of the word "Wikipedia" with "Smartpedia".
  • Mirrors all namespaces, including Wikipedia: and User:
  • Links to Wikipedia (under each article, the "SOURCE" link leads to Wikipedia's version of the article, except for the main page which links to the nonexistent mainpage.inc
  • Links to GFDL

Gwalla | Talk 03:00, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


lotsofinformation.com[edit]

Lots of Information
URL http://wikipedia.lotsofinformation.com
Sample
Rating Low
Details
Contact info
Actions Was a clone of Wikipedia running MediaWiki with no links back to Wikipedia. Main page was copied daily. Definitely should be monitored, as it may be used for password phishing.

Palestine article[edit]

  • Site: Palestine article
  • No link to Wikipedia article
  • no link to GFDL
  • No contact information on the main page of their website. Can anyone find it?
  • Standard letter sent by: ?
  • I checked the link and got a 404 error. I checked http://www.huntsvillehelp.com/ as well and all there is was text saying "HuntsvilleHelp.com". Seems to me this site is dead. --Bash 04:47, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

perfectsushi.com[edit]

Research requested. JesseW 22:36, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Site has apparently been down since 2005. [13]Feezo (Talk) 06:58, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Persian Football[edit]

(from the article Ali Daei, see Talk:Ali Daei)

  • No link to Wikipedia article
  • No link to GFDL
  • Claiming a different author
  • Claiming copyright at the page footer
Site no longer appears to contain the above content. — Feezo (Talk) 07:04, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

phatnav.com[edit]

  • Site: phatnav.com
  • Confusing display of license and authorship information
  • No link to wikipedia homepage or the specific article page
  • Standard letter sent by mav 11:59, 4 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Response:

I did have a link at one time. My engineer has been making some changes
to the template, so I guess we dropped the link at some point. I'll make
sure it's put back.

--mav 23:21, 7 Jan 2004 (UTC)

  • Unchanged still. Also, it'd be nice if they'd avoid titling their pages "Articlename - Wikipedia", which seems like borderline trademark infringement (though the line between attribution and infringement is fine, I'll acknowledge). --Delirium 12:37, Feb 6, 2004 (UTC)
    • Keeps coming up at the top of my google searches these days... we need to nail these guys. +sj+ 16:20, 2004 Mar 28 (UTC)
  • I just sent a standard Violation Letter Follow-Up. Andrewlevine 04:01, 19 Apr 2004 (UTC)

UNCONFIRMED Contact info via online sources: 508-481-3336 listed for three names:

  • Frances A Barry, 1126 Concord Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752
  • Skip Guss, East Coast Golf Academy, 333 Southwest Cutoff Northboro MA 01532 Golfrite AT aol.com
  • Shawn P. McCarthy, Diagonal Media Group, Inc. 37 Woodridge Road Marlborough, MA 01752
    • service AT diagonalmediagroup.com
    • shawn.mccarthy AT diagonalmediagroup.com
    • internaut AT diagonalmediagroup.com

Notes:

  • McCarthy appears to be author of 'The Art of .COMbat', and a Lycos developer
  • Phatnav is shaping up to be the top leech site of Wikipedia content.

Jokestress 05:06, 28 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Phatnav's pages still claim copyright. Straight mirror of WP content. Makes near fraudulent claims (they copy some of our pages that say "content provided by visitors to this site", further implying content is theirs). I can still see no GFDL or WP links, pages imply they are owned by PhatNav.

This is just about the worst possible violation (straight copy / adding ads / claiming copyright / not crediting authors) and given that they have not responded to previous letters, I propose we escalate according to standard protocol (please drop me a line if you want to work with me on this one). Mat-C 20:41, 30 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Violation still going stong. <quote>PhatNav's Encyclopedia - A "Wikipedia"</quote> sounds like trademark dilution to me. --Spikey 21:28, 21 May 2004 (UTC)

Appears to be compliant now. "A Wikipedia" no longer displayed, and although it's in VERY tiny print, at the very bottom of each page they say "The Wikipedia is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. It is offered as open source and is free to reuse according to the GNU Free documentation License. The original version of this page can be found at http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/<ARTICLENAME>." Their copyright notice states "All content Copyright 2003 - PhatNav and Diagonal Media Group Inc. (Except as noted on pages containing separately licensed content.) All rights reserved." Catherine | talk 18:33, 15 Jun 2004 (UTC)


Phatnav
URL http://www.phatnav.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
Sample http://www.phatnav.com/wiki/index.php?title=Physics
Rating
Details Bottom of each page from Wikipedia states "The Wikipedia is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. It is offered as open source and is free to reuse according to the GNU Free documentation License." At the bottom of the page, there is a link to the original article in fine print. It does not explicitly say that the displayed article is under the GFDL, which is wrong. They link to our GFDL article, not the text and not on their own site. There is also no mention of the GFDL or Wikipedia on the printable version.
Contact info service AT diagonalmediagroup.com
Actions
  • Seems to 404 Not Found --Henrygb 21:33, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Poncier[edit]

  • Site: Poncier.com
  • Example [14] for Albania
  • No graphics
  • Redlinks ignored
  • Problems with diacritics
  • Each article ends with This article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License with link to local version of GFDL
  • No link to Wikipedia or original article
  • Each article ends with "Copyright © 2004 www.poncier.com"
  • As of 14:53, 4 November 2005 (UTC) - Henrygb

Previewseek[edit]

Previewseek
URL http://beta.previewseek.com
Sample http://beta.previewseek.com/?query=albania
Rating Low
Details The engine displays parts of Wikipedia articles above related searches. While there is no link to the associated article, there are links to other searches. Thus, it is possible to surf the previews without even knowing there is a larger article or where the text comes from. The engine claims copyright. However, there is a vague notice that "Portions of these search results are used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL."; there is no way to tell what "portions" are being referred to. The notice has an offsite link to the GFDL and there is neither an article history nor a link to the original article.
Contact info http://beta.previewseek.com/?query=albania&vid=l7122419274I1137922796&twin=n&con=y&where=&sttname=_contact_us (contact form), chris.hong AT previewseek.com, abuse AT secure.net (host)
Actions
  • I emailed them today to point out it could be an idea. NickW 10:02, 2 November 2005 (UTC).
  • Quick response. They've been in contact with Wikipedia but have heard nothing back. I've pointed them towards the violation letters page so they can see what to do. NickW 10:39, 2 November 2005 (UTC).
  • I sent them a standard violatinon letter using their feedback form. Superm401 - Talk 09:55, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Received reply saying they are confused by varying advice and that "we are trying to have them all resolved by the time our beta testing period is finished. If I could ask for a little patience on your side, I'm sure you'll be quite pleased with the final result!" I sent a reply saying I'll be somewhat patient but waiting until it's out of beta might be too much to ask (Google Catalogs has been in beta more than four years) Superm401 - Talk 05:01, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Received email saying it would be fixed in a week or less. Superm401 - Talk 12:22, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

protoillyrian[edit]

Protoillyrian
URL http://www.geocities.com/protoillyrian/
Sample http://www.geocities.com/protoillyrian/serb.html
Rating None
Details Uses at least Serbs without mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. Extent of infringement undetermined.
Contact info copyright AT yahoo-inc.com
Actions GeoCities closed down; site is gone. PleaseStand (talk) 00:55, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

pseudodoxia.flawlesslogic.com[edit]

  • Site: pseudodoxia.flawlesslogic.com
  • Makes attempts to meet GFDL. Does not include all revisions of a page.
  • Currently under attack from some Wikipedia users, as they see it as offensive Nazi site.
  • Some have been blanking pseudodoxia's copies of their user pages as the word wikipedia has been replaced with pseudodoxia in many places (everywhere?), which may mislead people into believing that those users are associated with pseudodoxia.
  • I see nothing. --WCQuidditch 15:18, 8 January 2006 (UTC)
    • We should ask them to add meta noindex so we can remove the Google cached copies among the search engines... -- WB 08:20, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
  • As of June 27, 2006, site seems dead. DS 13:30, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
  • library.flawlesslogic.com is still up, but that doesn't seem to contain Wikipedia material. Superm401 - Talk 04:39, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Quickseek.com[edit]

Uses subdomains to incompetently mirror Wikipedia articles without rendering the markup. Quickseek copyright notice, no Wikipedia or GFDL mention. Appears to be intended as search engine spam.

Examples:

update: They appear to be a live leech, delayed a few minutes. Replaces all mention of ‘Wikipedia’ with ‘QuickSeek Encyclopedia’. They copy the Wikipedia: namespace, but not the User:. Low compliance. Chris Chan {t|c} 12:20, 29 April 2006 (UTC) update²: They appear to be running Mediawiki, and be editable. However, there is no easily accessible edit link, and they are not a live leech. They appear to be using a copy of all articles from 15 Feb 2006. Still low-compliance. Chris Chan {t|c} 12:28, 29 April 2006 (UTC) update: They have a "Wikipedia" phrase in black on their main page, but no link, and not the Wikipedia logo. They also claim to be associated with the Columbia University Press. User:Zoe|(talk) 21:47, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

No mention of Wikipedia on main page or subdomains, not even hidden away in the HTML. Cheekily asserts that copyright is theirs. Kenguest 13:28, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

This site was also reported to info (ät) wikimedia.de, I just sent a standard violation letter. --InterwikiLinksRule 13:51, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
I received an answer from the owner of the site claiming that the issues will be adressed. --InterwikiLinksRule 15:00, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
  • I came across this "mirror" when checking to see if an article was a copyvio. To date, the issue has not been addressed and the sites Terms & Conditions state:

You agree that you are only authorized to visit, view, and retain a copy of pages of this Site for your own personal use, and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify, or otherwise distribute the material on this Site for any commercial use, or for any purpose other than as described in these Terms.

You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works from, or publicly display any content (except for your own personal, non-commercial use) from our Web site without the prior expressed written permission of QuickSeek.

  • Are these conditions also in breach of the GFDL? TheJC TalkContributions 06:49, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
    • I think they are. How long do they have to "address the issues" before someone else should send another warning? Ardric47 19:34, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Still live 15:00, 12 July 2006 (UTC). Found a clear violation at http://evan.quickseek.com/ as it includes the stub marker "This name-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it." while working on an AFD for Evan (mythology). Their page contains "(C) 2005 QuickSeek.com All rights reserved. Evan" at the bottom. This page http://etruscanmythology.quickseek.com/ is another clear violation as it shows the interlanguage links we use but doesn't include the word Wikipedia anywhere. GRBerry 15:00, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Here's some more fun: Look up Bob Dylan on both QuickSeek and Wikipedia. Same content. Now, look up Wikipedia on both. The self-referential link here is kosher, of course. However, look at the one on Quickseek: It's completely blank. Looks like there has been some half-hearted effort to scrub their site of references to Wikipedia. 66.187.233.202 19:53, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

This one has come up on IRC today, but contact info is hard to get. I think more warning e-mails have been sent after thorough hunting around, but this is lower than low compliance, infact the "all rights reserved" bit puts it at just about nill, and the removal of all wikipedia references makes it lower yet. MichaelBillington 10:12, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Well, Copyrights "are theirs" but editrights aren't. Think about it: this may be of questionable legality but it's completely editable, and not exactly a *real* encyclopedia. It ain't moderated (that's for sure), so why not get some benefit out of their wrongdoing? Based on the good-faith assumption that it's within legal limits, I'd condone mass vandalism of the site, although I probably won't be doing it myself. --Utopianfiat 18:43, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Update: I've sent a GFDL violation notice citing Senpai as the "proof" or whatever. I'm going to wait two weeks (the 18th is an important day, so I hope I'll remember) before I notify Rackspace just in case this guy is just misled. If he doesn't respond in 2 weeks, I think it's safe to assume that even if his intents are not malicious, everyone's lives would be better without search engine spam. --Utopianfiat 19:09, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Check Utopianfiat's userpage for the email thread. --Utopianfiat 20:13, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
Update: http://cheese.quickseek.com and http://kangaroo.quickseek.com no longer work. No wikipedia content on main page, http://www.quickseek.com. 69.140.152.55 (talk) 23:12, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

realestate.ca[edit]

Rolex fakes[edit]

  • Site: Rouell article (example)
  • No link, GFDL, etc
  • sorry i will be taking that site down soon anyways
Seems to be down as of now. Should be moved to not-current-users-of-our-content section. Thanks. JesseW 20:39, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

savage-comedy.com[edit]

savage-comedy.com
URL http://www.savage-comedy.com/
Sample http://www.savage-comedy.com/_Antarctica
Rating Medium
Details Uses a boilerplate footer "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details). It uses material from the http://en.wikipedia.org", but no link back to article.
Contact info {{{contact}}}
Actions {{{action}}}

School Explorer[edit]

  • Site: http://www.school-explorer.com
  • Example: http://www.school-explorer.com/info/Albania of Albania
  • Ends with 'Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania"' with link to original article
  • No mention of GFDL
  • "Disclaimer" states "distributed by Web Exploring Consultancy (W.E.C.) The Netherlands"
  • As of 00:11, 14 December 2005 (UTC) --Henrygb

sicherheitsmeister.com[edit]

sicherheitsmeister.com
URL http://www.sicherheitsmeister.com/mv/index.php/Main_Page
Sample http://www.sicherheitsmeister.com/mv/index.php/Pediatrics
Rating Low
Details Appears to have removed all Wikipedia articles. Now redirects all traffic to Amazon affiliate page. Probably complete copy from end of May 2004 (contained 5 out of the 5 random articles I tried). Every page mentions "based in parts on the wikipedia project, the free encyclopedia, which will stay free always." Every article page contains mention of the GNU FDL (but the link is broken). No authors mentioned, page history is last edit only. No images
Contact info marc AT beauchamp.de
Actions

stalkerpedia.org[edit]

stalkerpedia.org
URL http://stalkerpedia.org/ http://stalkerpedia.org/
Sample http://stalkerpedia.org/ http://stalkerpedia.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: [libelpedia.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)

Useful Reference[edit]

Useful Reference
URL http://www.usefulreference.com
Sample http://www.usefulreference.com/a/al/albania_1.html
Rating Low
Details Now inaccessible. Mentions GNU/FDL, and links to GNU/FDL at gnu.org. Mentions Wikipedia, and links to main page. Does not link to article page. Gives GNU/FDL only for Wikipedia, not for their version of the article
Contact info dan7 AT blueyonder.co.uk (whois)
Actions

usedaudiparts.com[edit]

usedaudiparts.com
URL http://usedaudiparts.com/
Sample http://usedaudiparts.com/search.php?title=Scotland
Rating None
Details
  • Domain parker.
  • No mention of Wikipedia.
  • No mention of GFDL.
  • No links back.
  • Says "© 2005 UsedAudiParts.com. All Rights Reserved."
Contact info
  • whois AT ultimatedomains.com (admin)
Actions Domain expired around January 25, 2005. -- WB 08:53, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Violaheaven.com[edit]

Viola Heaven
URL http://www.violaheaven.com
Sample http://www.violaheaven.com/violin.html
Rating Low/None
Details No credit given at all, web site has put copyright tag on the articles.
Contact info tmf AT stringworks.com (administrative contact)
Actions First notice sent, warning administrator (no name given on WHOIS) that he/she must add GFDL notice.
  • Appears to be empty site 15:21, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Wackipedia.com[edit]

  • site
  • Looks like a live copy of Wikipedia EN.
  • Contains this copyright notice in footer: "© 2005, All Rights Reserved -- Wackipedia.com".
  • Offers 'Ebonics', 'Redneck' and 'Valley Girl' stylised rewrites of every article.
  • No edit links. Benet Allen 13:23, 5 January 2006 (UTC)
  • As of June 2006, all of these problems remain. --carlb 15:36, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
  • States all material is copyright to Wackipedia, and doesn't even rewrite links on the homepage to point to it's own site. It mirrors everything, images, featured articles, but not discussions or users. It even has the audacity to say 'Wackipedia in other languages' at the bottom an link to wikipedia.org domains! It makes almost no effort to remove many references to Wikipedia on various pages (e.g. This is the English language Wackipedia. Wikipedias are also being written in many other languages). It also carries the 'free encyclopedia that anyone can edit' banner, but it maintains that all the pages are copyrighted to Wackipedia and there are no edit buttons. They even have identical formatting of the main page, but with no column at the left side for links etc. —Vanderdeckenξφ 10:42, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
I wish these guys would get legal. I'd like to like them.
Their home page is apparently so full of script errors that it won't display. - Jmabel | Talk 19:43, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Apparently now it's gone.
    • 504 15:25, 19 December 2007 (UTC)


WakkaWiki.com[edit]

Looks like an live copy of WikipediaEN. No licence info or history information. Edit links do not work. Walter 23:13, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

  • Confirmed. At most a few minutes behind, no license info, home page says "Welcome to Wikipedia", no link back. Rl 19:53, 2 September 2005 (UTC)
  • No longer uses Wikipedia content, seems to be a cybersquatter site now. Wcquidditch | Talk 01:42, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Warsaw Hotel Info[edit]

  • Site: http://www.warsaw-hotel.info
  • Example: [15] for Albania
  • Near end of each article has:
    • "Mirror of Wikipedia, a worldwide community of volunteers building an open-content" with link to Wikipedia article about Wikipedia
    • "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License" with link to GFDL at GNU
    • "Copyright 2002-2004 (c) Net Travel & Warsaw Hotels Reservation All Rights Reserved Recreation "
  • As of 13:55, 28 November 2005 (UTC) --Henrygb
  • Encyclopedia element seems to have been removed 15:27, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Web-Dictionary.org[edit]

  • Site: Web-Dictionary.org
  • Sample article: Albania - http://www.web-dictionary.org/encyclopedia/al/Albania.html
  • Links to local copy of GNU FDL. Says "All text is available is licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License."
  • Keeps "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."
  • Contains link to original Wikipedia article and main page.
  • Says, "All content is copyright of the respective authors and copyright holders."
  • No link to original article.
  • No history section listing authors and dates.
  • Low compliance.
  • 502 error 15:29, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

websign.sk[edit]

Seems to have mirrored from eurofreehost.com before they were compliant. Includes (unlinked) notice that content is GDFL. No mention of wikipedia. Example: [16]

  • 502 error 15:31, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Whatis.Tv[edit]

The main page consists of a table of contents of sorts, which eventually leads to a copy of all wikipedia articles. No author or source attribution is given at all anywhere on the site that I could find. 80.58.43.44 10:17, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • Confirmed. This will be added to the GFDL Compliance list. It's clearly a case of low compliance, since
  • it doesn't state that the info is released under the GFDL and
  • there are no links back to Wikipedia --Bash 07:17, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Wikidpedia[edit]


Wiki.defau.lt[edit]

  • Site: Wiki.defau.lt
  • Sample article: Biology - http://wiki.defau.lt/wiki/wiki.phtml?title=Biology
    • Seems to be an outright dump, perhaps it's someone's test wiki
    • I'm getting 'Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server.' message now Silverfish 20:22, 16 Mar 2004 (UTC)
    • Still gives "forbidden" message. Seems no longer to be an issue. -Rholton 22:23, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)
    • Still dead. Superm401 | Talk 01:22, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Still dead as of 00:37, 14 April 2006 (UTC), it now is a 404 not found instead of 403 forbidden. Chris Chan.talk.contribs 00:37, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Now it's page cannot be displayed. I think the website is gone for good now. Andrewrhchen 21:44, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

worldsearch.com[edit]

©2004-2005.§/Newave. All rights reserved
  • Terms of Use page says, among other things:
How You Can Use the Services
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Except for allowing you to use E.WS for your personal use as set forth in the paragraph above, when you use E.WS, you are not receiving a license or any other rights from us, including intellectual property or other proprietary rights of Newave or other companies with which we are affiliated.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS TO THE SERVICES OR ANY OTHER NEWAVE PROPERTY EXCEPT AS WE INDICATE IN THESE TERMS.

--Calton 00:59, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)

xarts.net[edit]

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