http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/ is the root, though http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/AEmain.html and http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/ETEmain.html are the main home index pages.
Some (not all) pages are verbatim copies of old Wikipedia articles. No mention that the content is under the GFDL, no mention of or links to Wikipedia. "All original content, including text, code, page design, graphics, and sound, in The Internet Encyclopedia of Science, which is part of The Worlds of David Darling web site, is protected by copyright." Please see conversation at Talk:David_Darling_(astronomer)
Links to original article and GFDL. Copies the whole namespace. MediaWiki doesn't seem to be working properly. Wikitext is displayed unparsed. Mentions Wikipedia (links to Hauptseite, which redirects to our Main Page [probably an inappropriate redirct, and what does Hauptseite mean? (Means main page?)).
While the article portion of their Wikipedia is GFDL compliant, pages like <http://www.mauspfeil.net/Requested%20moves.html> links to the wrong page. Perhaps whoever is contacting this person next can tell them not to mirror anything besides the article namespace.
Update: Incorrectly refers to Wikipedia as a dictionary, doesn't link to original article, GFDL link is offsite. — Feezo(Talk) 19:01, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
service AT mauspfeil.de
Sent violation letter asking for direct links to GFDL and original article. Superm401 - Talk 02:19, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
Each page gives correct (sortof) license at the bottom, but the link to further information on the license (the link "copyright") does not lead to a functioning page. No proper explaining of the GFDL, and no backlinks to Wikipedia.
References to Wikipedia are not explicit, even though Wikimedia is mentioned.
A bottom link pointing to About:DictionPedia leads to a page about Wikipedia.
The site is heavily filled with Google AdSense Ad's etc.
What's worse, the site's main page which is simply a search field, claims that content is (C) DictionPedia.
The page title still has "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"!
Unknown - tried to find one, but miserably failed. Hopefully someone will be able to do dig deeper
Happy to comply private registration through DomainsByProxy Inc, Contact is DICTIONPEDIA.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com - Abuse contacts abuse AT domainsbyproxy.com (hidden omain registration) and abuse AT godaddy.com (registrar) mail those if you have no luck with the above MttJocy (talk) 02:54, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
http://www.dirpedia.com/hobbies.html Compare with Hobby
Fairly poor site that credits Wikipedia and the GFDL without linking to the articles in question, except in their silly "edit this page" links at top. Discovered it because the site spammed a good deal of Europe recently (Email dated May 5, 2006)
DMCA request sent via CloudFlare for personal non-free non-Wikipedia site that is also mirrored by dir.md, as an even more obvious case of copyright violation. Awaiting response. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 18:09, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
I don't know whether this site copies entire Wikipedia articles or only parts of articles. I don't know how much the site has copied in total. This requires further research.
Ian Langtree, who lives in Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada. The site owner provides an "email us" form, but doesn't list his phone number on the site. The site owner's email address and phone number are available via whois. "If required we will send you a reply via email as soon as possible usually within 24 - 48 hours. Our general office hours are 8:00 to 6:00 Monday - Saturday, New York time (USA EDT) or UTC/GMT -5 hours."
States that content is from Wikipedia (with link to www.wikipedia.org) and licensed under the GFDL, which it links to a local copy of. Also includes medical disclaimer. Does not include history section or link to original article. Superm401 - Talk 16:13, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Uses popular mirror template. Includes "The contents of this article are licensed from Wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. How to see transparent copy" with local link to GFDL and instructions to get to original article.
Not a verbatim copy: embedding failure - text inserted between title ("Cold War") and start of Wikipedia text ("The Cold War (September 2, 1945 - December 25, 1991) was"). Either needs the inserted text placed above the header (to make it a verbatim copy) or it needs to comply with the stricter rules on derivative works.
The French Wars of Religion article is a combination of two Wikipedia articles. There are rules on how you can do this, but I can't remember them off the top of my head.
Medium. While the DFW is a fanon wiki, it has dozens of links to both the English and Portuguese Wikipedias, with most of the English links coming from one template. The site also steals a lot of content from both Wikipedia articles and templates.
Mention that the article is from Wikipedia but without link to Wikipedia, GFDL, or the individual aritcle. Claims that the page presents copyrighted material under fair use doctorine of the U.S. copyright law. The publisher seems to be a Dutch. Fair use for an entire article is quite dubious. The extent of their use is not investigated. It may be just one article.
Leendert Geerts: webmaster AT GEERTS.COM (admin whois), abuse AT 4rweb.com (host)
Sent standard violation notice to webmaster AT earth-history.com. Superm401 - Talk 01:22, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Some Wikipedia-scraped listings give GFDL notice with local copy of the GFDL (actors, eg. http://listing-index.ebay.com/actors/Pat_Renella.html), others do not (games, eg. http://listing-index.ebay.com/games/The_Bloodstone_Wars.html). Includes link to original article. No authors or dates listed.
No general contact address. Web form about "Reporting Intellectual Property Infringements (VeRO)" (http://cgi1.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=InlineSelfHelpWebform&wftype=2024&rcode=VE%25V00024&subject=Reporting%20Intellectual%20Property%20Infringements%20(VeRO)&bcrumb=+Home+%3E+Help+%3E%A0Transaction+Problems+and+Protections%A0%3E%A0What+eBay+Can+Do%A0%3E%A0Reporting+Intellectual+Property+Infringements+%28VeRO%29&instruction=&expirationDate=). registeredagent AT ebay.com (DMCA).
Contacted using web form. Superm401 - Talk 06:53, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
pavflo AT yahoo.com (whois), copyright AT theplanet.com (host DMCA)
Sent email to pavflo AT yahoo.com asking that notice be plain HTML. Superm401 - Talk 06:21, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
Still badly non-compliant; www.economicexpert.com/a/WPBS.html returns the text of the original 2004 version of this page "New York broadcaster WPBS-TV is one of two PBS flagship stations, the other being KPBS in California...". Content is mangled in such a way as to insert random bits from the California-related articles being wikilinked, before resuming with the description of the New York station. No attribution to author and no GFDL notice on page. (I'm running NoScript under Firefox; any search engine retrieving this page would also see the no-JS version) Not much correlation to the real WPBS-DT article here as is mangled, unattributed and five years out of date. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:21, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi. This is the qmail-send program at yahoo.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
<office AT economy-point.org>:
184.108.40.206 does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 553 sorry, that domain isn't in my list of allowed
Giving up on 220.127.116.11.
sent same message to google AT tiger-ltd.cn - also got an 553 error. No further action taken by me - IIVQ 15:27, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
Listed at Scholarly Open Access: "repackager of online content and wikipedia entries. Seems to specialize in study guides for professional certifications and celebrity biography. Often have 'what you need to know' or '20 most asked questions about' in the title. Over 3000 titles by this publisher are listed via Amazon". Example linked above seems to involve word-switching, which mangles the grammar of the original Wikipedia articles. Other samples: .
In at least one item, the cover provides no information about the publisher, author or sources, but the first page mentions GFDL (although the last page actually includes only a link to CC-BY-SA in very small font) and all the individual authors for all Wikipedia articles are listed at the end. The format is identical to PediaPress mwlib and preserves both tables and infoboxes (centred at the beginning of each article). There is no attribution for images, although all of them are listed with their authors at the end.
Links to original article at top. Links to offsite GFDL with notice "This article is from Wikimedia Commons. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." with boilerplate copyright notice at bottom.
ssamoylov AT gmail.com, team AT allaboutall.info, domains AT superkate.net (whois), abuse AT blacklotus.net (emycontent host)
Sent letter to team AT allaboutall.info asking for link to original article and onsite GFDL. Superm401 - Talk 07:14, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Received reply from ssamoylov AT gmail.com, noting that there is a link to the original article. Replied back asking for local link to the GFDL. Superm401 - Talk 23:51, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Links (with redirect) to original article and offsite GFDL
pws AT parwebsolutions.com (whois)
Sent letter to pws AT parwebsolutions.com asking for local GFDL link. Superm401 - Talk 07:12, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Said he would add link soon. Superm401 - Talk 01:11, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Material says "Copyright � 2005 Par Web Solutions All Rights reserved.". Is that a valid copyright claim, alongside the GFDL link and the link to Wikipedia? Corvus cornixtalk 22:29, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt 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.
Medium, judging from the Google books copy. Precise degree of compliance is difficult to evaluate without buying a commercial copy
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.
Article ends with "This article is provided by contributions of Wikimedia Foundation. All text is available under the GNU free documentation license. View live article. Copyright & Disclaimer ". Links to local GFDL and original article. No authors or dates listed.
Ali Ocalir: Gmail address his first, then last name lowercase with no punctuation. See whois.
Sent letter to address above asking that notice links be underlined. Superm401 -
Received reply from address above saying it would be done. It looks line some CSS was changed, but it still doesn't quite work in Firefox so I suggested a fix. Superm401 - Talk 23:16, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Received reply noting that my fix was incorporated, making the links distinguishable in FF. Superm401 - Talk 18:16, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
Nearly every article is a complete copy of a Wikipedia article on wine with many images uses. There is a vague and generic disclaimer on their license page saying that some material is from Wikipedia but there is no link from individual articles or images to their original Wikipedia source.
webmaster AT encyclowine.org, Dixie Maquet
12/26/2007 sent email with links to Wikipedia's GFDL compliance page and requesting attribution on all articles and links using Wikipedia content. AgneCheese/Wine 17:11, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
84user (talk) 15:14, 29 May 2009 (UTC) Failure notice: Email returned as unable to deliver ("wasn't able to establish an SMTP connection. (#4.4.1)") on 2009-06-05. 84user (talk) 00:04, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Appears to be primarily focused on biographies, with no notability requirements whatsoever. The unnamed creator of the site appears to have started the site off with a database dump of a number of wikis, including Wikipedia, and, based on the poor spelling and grammar throughout the site's interface, is probably not a native speaker of English.
Is now hosted on a blockchain, with a focus on cryptocurrency. A lot of the content is copied from Wikipedia.
Claims to include every wikipedia article. Claims to allow creation of articles on any topic that can be sourced, without regard to notability requirements. Claims to encourage verified celebrities to edit their own pages. Claims to be an improvement on Wikipedia.
Articles aren't credited to Wikipedia. Terms of Service claims that the content is licensed under CC-BY 4.0 (note the lack of SA), which is definitely a violation.
Main page and FAQ say everything is licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0. Individual pages have an Everipedia CC symbol but no direct CC link. Links back to source Wikipedia article, and to other cited sources. Explicitly says article is based on a Wikipedia article. Terms of service page say everything is under CC-BT-SA-4.0, and are linked to from each article
DCMI takedown sent for Great_American_Lesbian_Art_Show (DES(talk)DESiegel Contribs 21:51, 1 July 2017 (UTC)) Response that said everything is under CC-BY-SA, and pointed out (small) CC symbol which I had mistaken for a copyright symbol. DES(talk)DESiegel Contribs 01:24, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Seems to have dropped the links back to Wikipedia, which would provide the required attribution. I've send another e-mail to see if I'm just missing this or it's been hidden (like with World Heritage). Kuru(talk) 22:15, 20 November 2017 (UTC) Update: Site owner identified this as a bug; seems to have been corrected now.
Has thorough GFDL notice with links to www.wikipedia.org, original article, and local copy of the GFDL. States, "Just like any written work the authors or contributors of the article own the copyright but by contributing their work to Wikipedia they are licensing it under the terms of the GNU FDL This license means that you are free to print and share the articles with anyone you wish, provided that you comply with the GNU FDL. If you share them please let recipients know they are free to continue sharing the article under the same terms." No authors or dates listed.
support AT everythingpreschool.com, m.gutting AT comcast.net (whois), abuse AT pair.com (host)
Standard email sent. -Rholton 02:21, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Sent email to m.gutting AT comcast.net asking for GFDL to be re-uploaded, and for better notice text and formatting. Superm401 - Talk 07:34, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Received reply from support AT everythingpreschool.com (correct address) noting that the GFDL was reuploaded and the disclaimer improved. I replied thanking them but noting that part was cut off. I also brought up some wording problems. Superm401 - Talk 22:57, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Received another reply from support AT everythingpreschool.com . Notice was improved to note copyright and GFDL requirements, and is less cut off now. I replied suggesting using SSI instead of an iframe. Superm401 - Talk 03:00, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
He said he would look into it. Superm401 - Talk 03:00, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
Received email noting that he had replaced the iframe with an include! Superm401 - Talk 04:08, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
ls_services_eire AT yahoo.ie,info AT explanation-guide.info, feedback-1607 AT explanation-guide.info
Follow up. Since explanation-guide (EG) did not give attribution for the image at Gbe languages which I created and released under CC-by-2.0, I thought I'd send an email. Below I paste the contents of my first mail, the answer of mr. Lawrence Smith of EG, and my response. I sent my mail to feedback-1607 AT explanation-guide.info and to info AT explanation-guide.info and I got an answer from info AT explanation-guide.info. I will be posting further results soon. - Mark Dingemanse(talk) 21:49, 18 Oct 2004 (UTC)
The images are released under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0). Explanation-Guide, unlike Wikipedia, does not give the required attribution, thereby violating the license.
I trust that you resolve this issue soon, either by not using the images or by giving proper attribution to the creator.
Dear Mr. Dingemanse,
Please accept my apologies: I was not aware that the images are licensed separately to the texts. Thankyou for pointing this out.
As a short-term solution we have linked each image to an information page which links to the relevant page at Wikipedia. I hope this established attribution. We will try and add a more user-friendly and informative solution in the near future.
Dear Mr. Smith,
thank you for your quick response. However, the short-term solution you propose does not work at present for the images I mentioned. The problem is that the respective Wikipedia articles contain scaled down versions of the original images. In the Wikipedia articles, this scaled down version is linked to the original image and to the attribution information, thereby fulfilling the license requirements. On explanation-guide, this link is lost, the scaled down version is copied, and the information page instead refers to a non-existent page on Wikipedia. Which leaves the issue unresolved.
I do trust that you will find a solution soon.
Dear Mr. Dingemanse,
Once again my apologies. The links now take into account scaling issues and link to the correct Wikipedia page.
Sent letter to info AT explanation-guide.info asking that image links be fixed. Superm401 - Talk 07:56, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Got mailer-daemon error. Resent to ls_services_eire AT yahoo.ie . Superm401 - Talk 09:00, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Attempted to view website, domain servers at 18.104.22.168 & 22.214.171.124 (Google) were unable to resolve the domain name. Annotated status of this entry to reflect this using the description property. 0x69494411 16:46, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Without images, links to original article and local GFDL with text "This page and the Original Article used for this page are available for download under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License."; no mention of Wikipedia. There is an image that says "From Wikipedai, the free encyclopedia" beneath the title.
EZRESULT.COM AT domainsbyproxy.com, abuse AT ev1servers.net (host whois)
First email sent with a proposal for improvement. Andre Engels 00:03, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)
Reaction: "We will take up your suggestion during our next database/site update." Andre Engels 10:37, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)
This has been updated. (ezresult webmaster) 10:37, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)
essentialresults: No substantial content at examples; site is domain parked
ezresult: no obvious Wikipedia content at main page --Rumping (talk) 22:45, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
New example: ezresult.com/Mathematics.html has excerpts which may be fair use. --Rumping (talk) 18:38, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
Calls itself "The fast Wikipedia mirror site with quick search." with link. Ends article with "This article was derived fully or in part from the article Albania on Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." and link to original article and local GFDL. No authors and dates listed.
Keeps "." Links to original Wikipedia article. Uses Wikipedia's GFDL notice ("All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.") but links to GFDL article, not actual license. That version of the article does link to the license very early. Pages say "modified by Geona".
support AT goldvision.com
Asked them to link to actual GFDL. Superm401 - Talk 05:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Forum rules prohibit posting of copyrighted materials. Unattributed text from Wikipedia article (http://en.turkcewiki.org/wiki/Gamma_ray) has been copied verbatim and posted on the forums. Forum moderator both fails to acknowledge a copyright breach has occured and asserts no obligation to remove copyrighted material from the site. Attempts to communicate with Icarus directly have resulted in no response.
Received an email in reply from Mark Ayres. Email states: "Thanks for your email and your comments regarding GFDL compliance at www.famouspeople.co.uk. I have no record and don't recall receiving the earlier email that you refer too. However, we've reviewed the licence [again] to try and clarify your comments, and we stand corrected on a few points. Personally I don't find this licence a very straightforward one to interpret, but I agree that some changes are needed. As such we've added a locally hosted copy of the licence rather than the remote one at FSI, and this page is linked to by the text "GNU Free Documentation License" on every page on the site. The "Copyright 2007Splashweb, all rights reserved" statement was actually changed some weeks ago to "Copyright Statement. FamousPeople.co.uk is published by Splashweb".The "Copyright Statement" link leads to an updated Copyright Statement page with a link, in context, through to the copy of the licence. Many thanks for highlighting these points, not only to help ensure that compliance, but also these changes will make the copyright issue clearer to our visitors.". Site seems to be in 'medium' compliance from now. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry 22:53, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
Has notice, "This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Samantha Mumba" with link to www.wikipedia.org, original article, and offsite GFDL. Also lists Wikipedia as a "friend". :)
Includes text "This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
You may copy and modify it as long as the entire work (including additions) remains under this license.
To view or edit this article at Wikipedia, follow this link." "Follow this link" leads directly to the Wikipedia article copied. However, the GFDL link is to their copy of GFDL, not the actual license. That page links to Wikipedia:Text of the GFDL, which they include in the mirror.
webmaster AT fastload.org (site)
Sent standard violation letter to host. Superm401 - Talk 05:55, 21 January 2006 (UTC).
Received response stating they would ignore copyright complaints that were not in the form of a DMCA takedown notice. [::Example redirects to computer-science.brainsip.com/ with no obvious Wikipedia content; www.fastload.org has links to Wikipedia but no substantial content --Rumping (talk) 22:54, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Now seems that the site has fallen into disrepair. 16:27, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Complete copies of WikiPedia and simple at fixed moments in time. Link to wikipedia.org and local copy of GFDL, as well as disclaimer. No link to original article. Done by BozMo and others: so people can see the project development and cite a fixed text with certainty.
Direct copies, for sale, of scores of Wikipedia biographical articles. Published with a GDFL license, and copyrighted to Filiquarian Publishing, LLC. There are 48 such titles listed at Google Books.
Joshua Linsk 2020 Highland Pkwy St. Paul, S 55116
+1.9523744322 Fax -- +1.6516980554
Uses text from country / city articles to pad out car-hire listings for respective locations. No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL. Apparently used to have links to Wikipedia:About and Wikipedia:Copyrights, and possibly GFDL.
reservations AT firstcarhire.com
Sent standard violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 06:07, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Fleetwoodmac.org appears to function as a live web scraper (as an anecdotal test, compare any page from Special:Recentchanges with the corresponding page at the Fleetwoodmac.org domain). At the bottom, the source (Wikipedia) is credited, but nowhere is the copyright status indicated.
Update: Uncle_Sam_(diamond) example has same content as frontpage , the three paragraph intro of Fleetwood Mac, and no obvious mention of Wikipedia. Some group related info also comes from Wikipedia, e.g from Mick Fleetwood, without mentioning source or GFDL. Not obviously scraping. 23:48, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
A WHOIS search indicates that the domain is owned by "Mesa Verde Enterprises"; contact information is admin AT mesaverdeenterprises.com
Response received by email 13 December, now uses attribution text from Wikipedia:Copyrights#Example notice (links to GFDL at gnu.org and to source article at Wikipedia.) Apparently the non-compliance was accidental, in an email to me they say: "We are ready to fully comply with the requirements. It just dropped through bug detection. :(" -- AJR - Talk 17:04, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
No substantial content at example; site is domain parked --Rumping (talk) 23:49, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Direct cut and paste of sections from nearly every football club article and also notable players. Falsely claims copyright. GFDL is not mentioned at all. No mention of Wikipedia or link to original article.
Jonathan Kahn (via http://footballyears.net/contactus.htm) and janetzar AT aol.com (via domain whois)
This is a multi-lingual mirror. No mention of Wikipedia or the GFDL on article pages. There's an "About this article" link in bold at the bottom of the page, which acknowledges GFDL, links to the current version of the article, to the discussion page and to the version history. There is little to indicate the importance of this link. It's also always in English, even for mirrored versions of other language Wikipedias. Mentions Wikipedia on http://www.freeglossary.com/h.php?c=about . Appears to be a mirror of all articles.
Site now appears to be non-existent or broken, unable to http, tracrt or ping to it. I will try again in a few days and if not available I think we can presume it is now defunct. Sjc 09:06, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
webmaster AT freeglossary.com, bauer AT valuenetmedia.com (whois)
Violation letter sent October 21 2004 Sjc 09:01, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Sent standard violation letter. Superm401 - Talk 04:39, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I missed the section below. I should have customized the letter. Superm401 - Talk 05:04, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Seems to use dynamic loading. All pages link to original article, local copy of the GFDL, and Wikipedia's copy of the page history. Has its own disclaimer (http://en.freepedia.org/Disclaimer.html), which seems to present the work as its own authorship.