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Numbers[edit]

{5-Digit US ZIPCODE}.us[edit]

Neustar/Vendare Media -- Controller of .us TLD
URL http://[0-9]{5}.us/
Description
Sample http://10001.us/
Rating Low
Compliance none, dump of ?action=render
Contact info [email protected] bounced

[email protected]

Actions none yet

101languages.net[edit]

101 Languages
URL http://www.101languages.net/
Description
Sample http://www.101languages.net/slovenian/history.html
Rating Medium
Compliance 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

21st century Cambodia: View and Vision[edit]

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
Description \
Sample
Rating Low/none
Compliance A compilation of Wikipedia and other online articles published by Global Vision Publishing House without attribution.
Contact info [email protected], [email protected]
Actions

2violent.com[edit]

2violent.com
URL http://www.2violent.com/
Description
Sample http://www.2violent.com/sharon_tate.html
Rating Medium
Compliance 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)

99Colors[edit]

99Colors
URL http://www.99colors.net/
Description
Sample http://www.99colors.net/name/dark-candy-apple-red
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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[edit]

About.com[edit]

  • 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
Description
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.
Compliance 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[edit]

About Everything, everyone Wiki
URL http://everythingeveryone.wikia.com/wiki/About_Everything,_everyone_Wiki
Description
Sample http://everythingeveryone.wikia.com/wiki/John_Augustine_Smith
Rating None
Compliance 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 I've copied the latest version on Wikipedia of the John Augustine Smith article and added the Wikipedia template. What other articles were plagiarized/plagiarised from Wikipedia? Stranger195 (talkcontribsguestbook) 09:13, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Absolute Astronomy[edit]

Absolute Astronomy
URL http://www.absoluteastronomy.com
Description
Sample http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Choctawhatchee_Mid-Bay_Bridge
Rating Medium
Compliance 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.turkcewiki.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)

August 2014:

Articles from Wikipedia are now linked at their bottom to the corresponding wp article, and the GFDL is asserted. LeadSongDog come howl! 07:15, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Contact info
Actions

AbsoluteArts.com[edit]

World Wide Arts Resources / AbsoluteArts.com
URL http://www.absolutearts.com/
Description
Sample http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2006/01/06/33592.html
Rating "Low/None"
Compliance 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[edit]

Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
URL enacademic.com / en.academic.ru
Description
Sample http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/15588, http://deacademic.com/dic.nsf/dewiki/631248
Rating Low/None
Compliance Mentions Wikipedia but not copyright, authors or license; doesn't link back to articles or images. Confusing footer "Wikimedia Foundation".
Contact info [email protected]
Actions

Academic Kids[edit]

Academic Kids
URL http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Main_Page
Description
Sample http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/User:Jimbo_Wales
Rating "Low/Medium"
Compliance 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[edit]

  • 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"

African Movie Academy Awards[edit]

African Movie Academy Awards
URL http://ama-awards.com
Description
Sample [1] from 5th African Movie Academy Awards; [2] from 4th African Movie Academy Awards
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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)

Afropedea.org[edit]

Afropedea
URL http://www.afropedea.org, http://sites.google.com/site/afropedia/
Description
Sample http://sites.google.com/site/afropedia/africa
Rating Medium (generally compliant, where applicable, except for disclaimer of warranties)
Compliance 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. http://sites.google.com/site/africanarchitecture/) still use (uncredited) Wikipedia content
2011-12-20: Site's African Architecture ([3]) and African Science and Technology ([4]) articles both credit Wikipedia.

Alchetron[edit]

Alchetron.com ~ Free Social Encyclopedia for the World
URL http://alchetron.com/
Description Wikipedia articles mixed with some info and YouTube videos.
Sample http://alchetron.com/Natasha-Bedingfield
Rating Medium
Compliance Links back to Wikipedia with an unclear "(Text) CC BY-SA" link at the very bottom of the page while erroneously claiming in the footer " Alchetron © 2019", No mention of licence for images
Contact info [email protected]
Actions None so far.

Algebra.com[edit]

Algebra.com
URL http://www.algebra.com/algebra/about/history/Main_Page.wikipedia
Description
Sample http://www.algebra.com/algebra/about/history/KForge.wikipedia
Rating High
Compliance 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 [email protected] , [email protected] (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 Science Fair Projects Encyclopedia[edit]

  • 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 [5]
    • Acknowledges wikipedia source
    • No Link back to wikipedia original article

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

allmichaeljordan.com[edit]

Michael Jordan
URL http://www.allmichaeljordan.com/
Description
Sample http://www.allmichaeljordan.com/career.php
Rating High
Compliance As of 17 April 2020 the website is compliant.
Outdated compliance notes
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

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)

Amazines.com[edit]

Amazines
URL http://www.amazines.com
Description
Sample http://amazines.com/Superoxide_related.html, http://www.amazines.com/Jesse_Jackson_related.html
Rating "Medium"
Compliance 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 Alexa and Echo[edit]

Amazon Alexa
URL http://www.amazon.com/echo
Description
Sample http://wikipediocracy.com/2017/07/24/alexa/
Rating Low/None
Compliance Wikipedia content is used without attribution or re-licensing.
Contact info
Actions Adele Vrana, Wikimedia Foundation director of strategic partnerships, reached out to Amazon in 2017.


Amazon.com books by mass production publishers[edit]

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
Description
Sample
Rating
Compliance 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
Actions
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
Description
Sample
Rating
Compliance The Wikipedia article Project Mercury is copy pasted into the beginning of this Kindle book
Contact info
Actions

An–Az[edit]

animefanwiki.de[edit]

Animefanwiki
URL http://www.animefanwiki.de
Description
Sample http://www.animefanwiki.de/index.php?title=Elfen_Lied&limit=500&action=history (see first entry)
Rating "None"
Compliance 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 [6]--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 [7]. No solution found in Diskussion in the forum [8]. 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)

Anna Wilding[edit]

Anna Wilding
URL http://annawildingwikipedia.com/
Description Subject of the Article on Wikipedia is upset that the page removed her unsourced information and put in referenced information she didn't like, so has now gone and created her own verion of the page but linked to a time when it was full of false information
Sample http://en.turkcewiki.org/w/index.php?title=Anna_Wilding&oldid=971096457#cite_note-3
Rating "High", "Medium", or "Low/None" compliance with CC-BY-SA (matches Wikipedia:CC-BY-SA Compliance) (compare against GFDL if they choose that license).
Compliance Does not list or attribute extensive content taken from Wikipedia, and also trys to claim their own copyright on the page
Contact info GoDaddy can be emailed at copyrightcomplaints at godaddy.com or fill out form here.

Can contact Anna Wilding directly through form on webpage as well http://annawildingwikipedia.com/contact-us

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

Answers.com[edit]

Answers.com
URL http://www.answers.com/
Description
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.
Compliance
  • 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., [9]. 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. —Vanderdecken ξφ 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.

AppPedia[edit]

AppPedia
URL http://programs.wikia.com/
Description
Sample wikia:programs:Metapad
Rating High
Compliance So far, all Wikipedia articles have the wikia:programs:Template:En-WP attribution notice (a copy of Template:En-WP attribution notice) transcluded.
Contact info copyright AT wikia.com
Actions None.

Archeometriai Műhely[edit]

Archeometriai Műhely
URL http://www.ace.hu
Description Hungarian journal
Sample http://www.ace.hu/am/2020_2/AM-2020-2-PA.pdf from Nevado Sajama, see discussion here.
Rating Low/None compliance with CC-BY-SA (matches Wikipedia:CC-BY-SA Compliance) (compare against GFDL if they choose that license).
Compliance No compliance
Contact info [email protected] [email protected]
Actions Filing this for User:Jo-Jo Eumerus, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:58, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

aRiKaH[edit]

aRiKaH
URL http://www.arikah.net and http://www.arikah.com
Description
Sample http://www.arikah.net/encyclopedia/History_of_Peru, http://www.arikah.com/encyclopedia/Marquis_de_Condorcet
Rating Medium
Compliance 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)

Armageddon Online[edit]

Armageddon Online
URL http://www.armageddononline.org/
Description
Sample http://www.armageddononline.org/comet_shoemaker-levy_9.php, http://www.armageddononline.org/worldwar3.php, http://www.armageddononline.org/biowarfare.php
Rating Low
Compliance
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[edit]

Armeniapedia
URL http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Description
Sample http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Raffi_Cavoukian
Rating Medium
Compliance 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

Ars Technica[edit]

Ars Technica
URL http://arstechnica.com/
Description
Sample http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/to-restore-credibility-nist-will-audit-its-standards-development-process/?comments=1
Rating Medium
Compliance 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.[edit]

Giorgio Giulio Clovio
URL http://www.artexpertswebsite.com
Description
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"
Compliance "All contents © copyright 2011 Art Experts, Inc."
Contact info 1-866-484-8017 [email protected]
Actions

Art History Club[edit]

  • 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.[10] Seahen 02:26, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
  • contains pop-up ads.

ArticleHubs.com[edit]

ArticleHubs.com
URL http://articlehubs.com/
Description
Sample http://articlehubs.com/GNU_General_Public_License.html
Rating None
Compliance 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[edit]

2006 Wikipedia CD Selection
URL http://articles.co.nr (clicking that link displays http://124.125.21.126/wcd/)
Description
Sample http://124.125.21.126/wcd/wp/e/Enceladus_%2528moon%2529.htm compared to Enceladus_(moon)
Rating Medium
Compliance 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.turkcewiki.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[edit]

Artilifes.com
URL http://www.artilifes.com/aboutartilifes.html
Description
Sample http://www.artilifes.com/mathematics.html
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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[edit]

Artistopia
URL http://www.artistopia.com
Description
Sample http://www.artistopia.com/the-pussycat-dolls
Rating Medium
Compliance 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[edit]

ArtLine.ro
URL http://www.artline.ro/
Description
Sample http://www.artline.ro/2_588_Baba__Corneliu_4945.html
Rating "Low/None"
Compliance 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[edit]

Asclepius Open, LLC[edit]

Asclepius Open, LLC
URL http://www.asclepiusopen.com/
Description a group of open access journals, another infringement by Alain L. Fymat, International Institute of Medicine and Science, journal editor
Sample http://www.asclepiusopen.com/clinical-research-in-neurology/volume-2-issue-1/1
Rating Low/None compliance with CC-BY-SA
Compliance Does not list or attribute extensive content taken from Wikipedia
Contact info see full information at User:SandyGeorgia/AlainFymat
Actions Letters sent

Asinah.net[edit]

  • 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. [13] Guanaco 16:46, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Example: [14] from Kyoto Protocol.
    • Now seems to be a Thailand tourist page, but previous version can be seen on Google search and cache [15] 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.

Askville.amazon.com[edit]

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

assault-weapons.com[edit]

Astra 2D[edit]

Astra 2D
URL http://www.astra2d.com/
Description
Sample http://www.astra2d.com/dab.htm
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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)

Auctores Publishing, LLC[edit]

Auctores Publishing, LLC
URL http://www.auctoresonline.org/
Description a group of open access journals, another infringement by Alain L. Fymat, International Institute of Medicine and Science, journal editor
Sample http://www.auctoresonline.org/journals/psychiatry-and-psychotherapy/archive/614
Rating Low/None compliance with CC-BY-SA
Compliance Does not list or attribute extensive content taken from Wikipedia, and claims copyright
Contact info see full information at User:SandyGeorgia/AlainFymat
Actions Sent letters, AUCTORES removed the article completely SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:56, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Australia Legal Encyclopedia[edit]

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

Australian Plumbers and Electricians[edit]

Australian Plumbers and Electricians
URL http://spicelandtown.com/
Description Uses the beginning of the Wikipedia Troubleshooting article on a page showing a troubleshooting video
Sample http://spicelandtown.com/electrical-contractors/basic-electrical-repair-troubleshooting-electric-circuits-1968-us-air-force-training-film/
Rating None
Compliance No copyright notice
Contact info
Actions None yet

avoo.com[edit]

  • 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

Ba–Bi[edit]

Babylon-software.com[edit]

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

Backgammon.co.uk[edit]

BackGammon Federation
URL http://www.backgammon.co.uk/
Description
Sample http://www.backgammon.co.uk/strategies.htm (only article I can find)
Rating Medium
Compliance 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[edit]

Backgammoned.net
URL http://www.backgammoned.net
Description
Sample http://www.backgammoned.net/all-about-backgammon.html (only article)
Rating Medium
Compliance 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[edit]

  • Site: [16]
  • 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)

Barry's Tickets[edit]

Barry's Tickets
URL http://www.barrystickets.com/
Description
Sample http://www.barrystickets.com/hockey-tickets/index.php
Rating None
Compliance 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


BBC Music[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

Best In Packaging[edit]

Beverage Can Ends and its Opening Devices
URL http://bestinpackaging.com
Description It's a blog.
Sample http://bestinpackaging.com/2012/10/14/beverage-can-ends-and-its-opening-devices/
Rating Low/None
Compliance Linked post copies some text from beverage can—see article talk page section linked below. No relevant mention of Wikipedia, copyright, or licensing anywhere on the site.
Contact info http://bestinpackaging.com/about/, site owner's email address: amsteeman(at)xs4all(dot)nl
Actions No contact made. I first edited the article in question today, so the post is not a derivative work of any work of mine. I have left a note on the article talk page: Talk:Beverage can#A blog post on "Best In Packaging". PointyOintment (talk · contribs) 23:33, 4 October 2017 (UTC)


Best Pest Control[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Site: http://bibleocean.com/
  • Example: [17] of Albania
  • Article ends with "Original Article from WikiPedia: http://en.turkcewiki.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[edit]

Biblio.com
URL http://www.biblio.com/
Description
Sample [18] of Identifying and Managing Project Risk (see talk page for evidence)
Rating Low/None
Compliance No mention of Wikipedia or GFDL/CC-By-SA. Page says Copyright © 2000-2011 Biblio, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Contact info Online form: [19]
Actions None

BigMac.biz[edit]

The Big Mac Index
URL http://bigmac.biz/
Description
Sample same as above
Rating Medium
Compliance Wholesale copy of Big Mac index from [20] 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)

BigMaybe[edit]

Bigmaybe
URL http://www.bigmaybe.com
Description
Sample http://www.bigmaybe.com/learn?s=Citrus_warburgiana
Rating None
Compliance Houses Wikipedia articles under their "academic study guide" without acknowledging Wikipedia or listing the content licensing.
Contact info
Actions

BIGpedia[edit]

BIGpedia
URL http://www.bigpedia.com/
Description
Sample http://www.bigpedia.com/encyclopedia/Gray%27s_Anatomy
Rating "Medium"
Compliance
  • 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)


Biocrawler[edit]

Biocrawler
URL http://www.biocrawler.com/encyclopedia/Main_Page
Description
Sample http://www.biocrawler.com/encyclopedia/Illiad
Rating Medium
Compliance 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[edit]

biodatabase.de
URL http://www.biodatabase.de
Description
Sample http://www.biodatabase.de/Dodona, http://www.biodatabase.de/Herodotus
Rating HighNone
Compliance 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 [21]. 84user (talk) 16:00, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Biographicon.com[edit]

Biographicon (not url)
URL http://www.biographicon.com
Description
Sample http://www.biographicon.com/view/4yf4i/Ethan_Allen
Rating "None" compliance with GFDL.
Compliance 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[edit]

Biography Base
URL http://www.biographybase.com/
Description
Sample http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Yarwood_Mike.html
Rating Medium
Compliance 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[edit]

  • 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.turkcewiki.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[edit]

Biolicense.net
URL http://biolicense.org
Description
Sample http://biolicense.org/index.php/Shareware
Rating None.
Compliance 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); [email protected]
Actions None yet.

Biology Daily[edit]

Biology Daily
URL http://www.biologydaily.com/
Description
Sample http://www.biologydaily.com/biology/Aerobiologyand http://www.biologydaily.com/biology/Gmail
Rating Medium
Compliance 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.turkcewiki.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[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)
  • Server not found --Rumping 16:38, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

BirminghamUK.com[edit]

bizgos.com[edit]

GameLow.com
URL http://www.bizgos.com/
Description
Sample http://www.bizgos.com/AnheuserBusch/ARINC.php
Rating None
Compliance 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[edit]

Blinkybits[edit]

Blinkybits
URL http://www.blinkbits.com/en_wikifeeds/
Description
Sample http://www.blinkbits.com/en_wikifeeds/HQ9_Plus_Plus
Rating Medium
Compliance 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.turkcewiki.org/wiki/article_name" (i.e. that actual URL, unsubstituted), and an offsite GFDL.
Contact info
Actions

blog.shops-net.com[edit]

blog.shops-net.com
URL http://blog.shops-net.com/
Description Many but pages are mirrored, apparently manually.
Sample http://blog.shops-net.com/50721738/1/201617-fc-basel-season.html
Rating None
Compliance No attribution or mention that the content is copied.
Contact info
Actions

Blogspot[edit]

Hot Topics in the News
URL http://information-headquarter.blogspot.com/search/label/Grand%20Opera%20House
Description
Sample http://information-headquarter.blogspot.com/search/label/Grand%20Opera%20House
Rating Absolutely no compliance.
Compliance 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"[edit]

Mata & Penglihatan / WikiapadiaMata
URL http://truskemata.blogspot.de + http://truskemata.blogspot.com
Description
Sample http://truskemata.blogspot.de/2012/09/atasi-masalah-silau-dengan-helmet.html
Rating ?
Compliance 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
Actions none (as I am new to these procedures)

bluerhinos.co.uk[edit]

<bluerhinos.co.uk> (not url)
URL http://bluerhinos.co.uk/
Description
Sample http://www.bluerhinos.co.uk/molview/view/propan-1-ol
Rating "High", "Medium", or "Low/None" compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance).
Compliance 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[edit]

BlurbWire
URL http://www.blurbwire.com/
Description
Sample http://www.blurbwire.com/topics/Kohlu
Rating Low
Compliance 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[edit]

Bobby Fischer
URL http://www.bobby-fischer.net/
Description
Sample http://www.bobby-fischer.net/paul_morphy.htm
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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 [email protected], ISP=TUCOWS INC. (according to whois)
Actions

bobbysouthworth.com[edit]

Bobby Southwork
URL http://www.bobbysouthworth.com/
Description
Sample http://www.bobbysouthworth.com/bio.htm
Rating Medium
Compliance Originally no mention, but was added after I notified them.
Contact info [email protected]
Actions

BollywoodMasala[edit]

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

bookonlinesale.com[edit]

Bookonlinesale and Booksonlinesale
URL http://bookonlinesale.com/ and http://booksonlinesale.com
Description
Sample http://bookonlinesale.com/258082_edgar-prestage_1131743628lettersofaportuguesenundiscountbookstores.html and http://www.booksonlinesale.com/623250_margaret-mitchell_113517007xautantenemporteleventbookreportforfree.html
Rating High
Compliance 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[edit]

BooksRags
URL http://www.bookrags.com
Description
Sample http://www.bookrags.com/wiki/High_Commissioner
Rating Medium?High?
Compliance 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[edit]

Books, LLC
URL http://booksllc.net/
Description
Sample "Wikipedia Introduction": http://booksllc.net/book.cfm?id=3744759 Sample title and summary on Amazon:[23]. Google Books search:[24]
Rating
Compliance 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[edit]

Bookvika Publishing (VSD)
URL
Description
Sample Print on demand books [25]
Rating Low
Compliance 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[edit]

Bookyards
URL http://www.bookyards.com
Description
Sample http://www.bookyards.com/biography.html?author_id=2011&author_name=Janvier%2C%20Thomas%20A.
Rating None
Compliance 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[edit]

*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[edit]

Borgfind
URL http://borgfind.com/ , http://albania.geeks.dnip.net/
Description
Sample http://albania.borgfind.com/
Rating High
Compliance 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Braindex
URL http://www.braindex.com/encyclopedia/mainpage.php
Description
Sample http://braindex.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ring_of_the_Fisherman
Rating Medium
Compliance 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[edit]

BrainyEncyclopedia
URL http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/
Description
Sample http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/encyclopedia/t/te/telectronics.html
Rating Low
Compliance 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Brass Band Information
URL http://www.brassbandinformation.co.uk
Description
Sample http://www.brassbandinformation.co.uk/brass-instruments.html
  • This was linked from the Trombone article.
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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[edit]

brian-oshaughnessy.com[edit]

  • 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[edit]

BrisWiki
URL http://www.briswiki.com and
Description
Sample http://briswiki.com/wiki/The_Myer_Centre from Myer Centre, Brisbane.
Rating Unrated
Compliance 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[edit]

Britain tv
URL http://www.britain.tv/articles/publish/ and http://www.britain.tv/wikipedia.php
Description
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
Compliance 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[edit]

  • Site: Brough's Books
  • link to current version of article
  • link to the GFDL on www.gnu.org
  • Example: [26]
    • Example seems to have Wikipedia metatags but fails to load bodytext --Rumping 16:57, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

BT Research[edit]

BT Research
URL http://www.breathittteens.com/research.php
Description
Sample http://www.breathittteens.com/research.php?title=Common_Raccoon
Rating Low
Compliance 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[edit]

The 'So You Think You Can Dance' Pocket Guide to Tabitha and Napoleon
URL http://www.buddytv.com
Description
Sample http://www.buddytv.com/articles/so-you-think-you-can-dance/the-so-you-think-you-can-dance-31992.aspx
Rating "Low/None"
Compliance 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/
Description
Sample http://www.buddytv.com/info/tabitha-and-napoleon-info.aspx
Rating "Low/None"
Compliance 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

Bulgos[edit]

Bulgos
URL http://bulgos.in/wp.php?page=en.turkcewiki.org
Description
Sample http://www.bulgos.in/wp.php?page=en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/Abdullah_of_Saudi_Arabia
Rating
Compliance exact copy except with banner at top
Contact info
Actions

Bvio[edit]

Bvio
URL http://bvio.com/index.php/Main_Page
Description
Sample http://bvio.com/index.php/Credit_card
Rating Low
Compliance
  • 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 ([27] 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[edit]

Calendar of historical events births holidays and observances[edit]

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.

Description
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
Compliance 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 [email protected]
Actions None as yet.

CalSky.de[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

Cambridge Encyclopedia: Volume 1 through 80
URL http://encyclopedia.stateuniversity.com
Description
Sample http://encyclopedia.stateuniversity.com/pages/19270/Russian-Orthodox-Church.html
Rating "Low/None" compliance with GFDL
Compliance 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 [28] 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" [29] for actions.

Campus Empire[edit]

Campus Empire
URL http://www.campusempire.net
Description
Sample http://www.campusempire.net/school_index.php?school_id=342
Rating "Low/None"
Compliance 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[edit]

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[edit]

Canbet.com
URL http://www.canbet.com
Description
Sample http://www.canbet.com/whatsnew/atlanta-falcons-history.aspx
Rating Medium
Compliance 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[edit]

CanineConcepts: What is dog agility
URL http://www.canineconcepts.co.uk/ccp51/cc/dog-training/dog-agility-training.shtml
Description
Sample
Rating Low compliance with GFDL (matches Wikipedia:GFDL Compliance). Full compliance.
Compliance 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
Description
Sample http://www.canineconcepts.co.uk/dog-breeds--Affenpinscher--Affenpinscher
Rating Low compliance but working on it (see above).
Compliance 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[edit]

Caninecrib
URL http://www.caninecrib.com/dog/pictures/
Description
Sample http://www.caninecrib.com/dog/pictures/bostonterrier/boston4.asp -- compare to Image:BostonTerrierBrindleStand_w.jpg)
Rating None
Compliance 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[edit]

  • 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: [30].
      • Example failed to load --Rumping 17:02, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

caribbean-forum.com[edit]

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[edit]

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

Carlos Zambrano[edit]

Carlos Zambrano
URL http://www.carloszambrano.com/
Description
Sample http://www.carloszambrano.com/
Rating None.
Compliance 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[edit]

  • Site: http://www.carluvers.com
  • Example: [32] 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Catholic University of Brussels[edit]

  • 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[edit]

CelebrityFuzz
URL http://www.celebrityfuzz.com/
Description
Sample http://www.celebrityfuzz.com/Madonna/?title=Nuclear_physics
Rating Low
Compliance 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[edit]

Celebrity Genius
URL http://www.celebritygenius.com/
Description
Sample http://www.celebritygenius.com/Nikki-Cox/biography.html?title=Ryan_White
Rating Low
Compliance 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[edit]

Celebrity Spy
URL http://celebrityspy.org/indepth/PageName
Description
Sample http://celebrityspy.org/indepth/California
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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[edit]

CelebRoad
URL http://www.celebroad.com/
Description
Sample http://www.celebroad.com/people/christi-shake
Rating None
Compliance 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.

CelebYOLO[edit]

CelebYOLO
URL http://www.celebyolo.com/
Description Repackages the first lines of Wikipedia articles about celebrities and their photos, adds a gallery of photos from random non-attributed sources.
Sample http://www.celebyolo.com/celebs/abbie-cornish
Rating None
Compliance No copyright information whatsoever, links back to the English Wikipedia article with a sentence like "Read More about Natasha Bedingfield on Wikipedia".
Contact info No contact information but [email protected]
Actions

Champions (UK) Plc After Dinner Speakers[edit]

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

chatrium.com[edit]

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


ChemEurope.com[edit]

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

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

Chemistry Daily[edit]

  • Site: Chemistry Daily - the chemistry encyclopedia
  • Seems to have a pretty much complete copy of the WP database - including non-chemistry articles. [33]
  • 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 [34] are pretty good though, including copy of GFDL license, plus reference to wikipedia.
  • Annoying popups and JavaScript.

Chesnutz.info[edit]

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[edit]

(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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Chinese Psychology Online
URL http://www.zgxl.net/eng/eng.htm
Description
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
Compliance 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[edit]

  • 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)

Christians on the Left[edit]

<Christians on the Left>
URL http://www.christiansontheleft.org.uk/everyday_violence
Description
Sample URL
Rating "High" compliance with CC-BY-SA (matches Wikipedia:CC-BY-SA Compliance) (compare against GFDL if they choose that license).
Compliance In sharing information about IJM's work, Christians on the Left Web site used some of IJM's own language, descriptions and case studies to best describe what IJM does.
Contact info E-mails, phone numbers, contact form URLs, etc. of admin and ISP.
Actions IJM will contact Christians on the Left to ask to reference material/Wikipedia.


Christianclassifieds.com[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • As of 16:46, 06 Feb 2007 (UTC)

Citizendia[edit]

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


Citizendium[edit]

Citizendium
URL http://www.citizendium.org
Description
Sample Ellipse
Rating N/A
Compliance 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 "[email protected]" 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[edit]

CityMayors
URL http://www.citymayors.com/
Description
Sample http://www.citymayors.com/mayors/denver_mayor.html (city description is the lead to the article Denver, Colorado)
Rating Low
Compliance 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[edit]

See Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Mno#Otherground

Cl–Cy[edit]

Classic TV & Movie Hits[edit]

Classic TV & Movie Hits
URL http://www.classictvhits.com
Description
Sample http://www.classictvhits.com/network.php?id=15
Rating Medium to Low
Compliance 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[edit]

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

clearups.com[edit]

clearups.com
URL http://www.clearups.com/
Description
Sample http://www.clearups.com/af.html
Rating "Low/None"
Compliance [36] "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[edit]

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

clubblogs.com[edit]

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

Clusty[edit]

Clusty
URL http://wiki.clusty.com
Description
Sample http://clusty.com/search?v%3Aproject=clusty-encyclopedia&query=dog
Rating High
Compliance 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[edit]

Coda Books[edit]

Coda Books
URL http://www.codabooks.co.uk/
Description
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
Compliance 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 [email protected]
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[edit]

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[edit]

Cognition (not url)
URL http://wikipedia.cognition.com/
Description
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
Compliance 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 [email protected]
Actions Website warned from the web fonm.

collectionagencysupport.com[edit]

Collection Agency Services
URL http://www.collectionagencysupport.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
Description
Sample http://www.collectionagencysupport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=32
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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[edit]

colombialink.com
URL http://www.colombialink.com/01_INDEX/index_finanzas_eng.html
Description
Sample http://www.colombialink.com/01_INDEX/index_finanzas_eng/arrow_impossibility.html
Rating Medium
Compliance 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[edit]

Comedy Zone
URL http://www.comedy-zone.net
Description
Sample http://www.comedy-zone.net/standup/comedian/s/stephenson-pamela.htm
Rating Low/none
Compliance 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[edit]

CompWisdom
URL http://www.compwisdom.com
Description
Sample http://www.compwisdom.com/topics/BSD
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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[edit]

Concise Encyclopaedia of India
URL http://books.google.com/books?id=9dNOT9iYxcMC (at Google Books)
Description
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
Compliance 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, [email protected] (as given in the book)
Actions None.

concordchrysler300.com[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Connect Online
URL http://encyc.connectonline.com/
Description
Sample http://encyc.connectonline.com/index.php/Tonga
Rating Medium
Compliance 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)

Consumer's Research Council of America[edit]

Consumer's Research Council of America
URL http://www.consumersresearchcncl.org
Description
Sample http://www.consumersresearchcncl.org/Healthcare/Dermatologists/derma_chapter1.html (compare [37], which shows page was put together on wiki slowly)
Rating "Low/None"
Compliance Poor compliance: "Copyright © Consumers' Research Council of America. All rights reserved. "
Contact info See [38], [39]
Actions none yet

Cookery-Online[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Cooking Vinyl UK
URL http://www.cookingvinyl.com/
Description
Sample http://www.cookingvinyl.com/artist_info.php?id=26#albdesc
Rating None
Compliance 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[edit]

Cooldictionary.com
URL http://www.cooldictionary.com/
Description
Sample http://www.cooldictionary.com/words/Main_Page.wikipedia
Rating Medium
Compliance 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

CottageBuddy[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

Creekin.net[edit]

Creekin.net
URL http://creekin.net/
Description
Sample http://creekin.net/c5157-n125-western-sahara-morocco.html
Rating Low
Compliance
  • 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[edit]

Cricket Updates
URL http://www.cricketupdates.org
Description
Sample http://www.cricketupdates.org/cricket-bowling-machine.html
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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: [40], a significant portion of which is lifted, with only minor re-wording, from Hawk-Eye and [41], 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[edit]

Crystalinks Metaphysical and Science Website
URL http://www.crystalinks.com/
Description
Sample http://www.crystalinks.com/chupacabras.html
Rating Medium
Compliance 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[edit]

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

CultureCentric[edit]

CultureCentric
URL http://www.culturecentric.com/
Description
Sample http://www.culturecentric.com/Language-A/affricate_consonant.php
Rating None
Compliance 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[edit]

Cunnan (SCA wiki)
URL http://cunnan.sca.org.au/wiki/Main_Page
Description
Sample http://cunnan.sca.org.au/wiki/SCA
Rating Low
Compliance 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

Cured.com[edit]

Cured.com
URL http://www.cured.com/
Description
Sample http://www.cured.com/drug-index/Aripiprazole/
Rating "None"
Compliance no mention of wikipedia or gfdl. LeadSongDog come howl! 15:41, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Contact info whois masked by Godaddy and Domains By Proxy
Actions

CuteWalls.com[edit]

CuteWalls.com
URL http://cutewalls.com/
Description
Sample http://cutewalls.com/a-to-f/anne-hathaway.html
Rating "None"
Compliance 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[edit]

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

cyclechaos.com[edit]

Cyclechaos Motorcycle Information & Community
URL http://www.cyclechaos.com/
Description
Sample http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Cruiser
Rating Low/None
Compliance 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[edit]

  • Google suggests copy of some articles (e.g. [[42]] 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[edit]

  • 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)