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Apple TV is violating our copyright[edit]

Apple TV+ launched on November 1, 2019. I just realized that the app takes the profiles of actors and actress directly from Wikipedia without attribution. See screenshot here (I can delete this screenshot if it is a problem). I think this is a big enough problem to make a ruckus about. I have looked all over the app and on their website and I don't see any attribution to anywhere. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 10:51, 7 November 2019 (UTC)[]

Coffeeandcrumbs: Did anyone followup? I think the WMF should be able to have a friendly conversation with Apple about this. --MarioGom (talk) 10:07, 16 April 2020 (UTC)[]
MarioGom, I emailed Wikimedia legal. They wrote back: "Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We are looking into it." --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 14:27, 16 April 2020 (UTC)[]


Acquired by EOS.IO, is now on a blockchain of some sort. Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/DEF#Everipedia

More importantly though, here's snippet from their Terms of Service: "Everipedia's articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License." (note the lack of Share-Alike)

Given that their content is mostly from Wikipedia (uncredited, too)... yeah. Sobsz (talk) 12:55, 19 September 2020 (UTC)[]

Another Copy Site[edit]

I found this site that looks exactly like Wikipedia online: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:03, 3 November 2020 (UTC)[]

They're just using a redirect, no issues there. It looks like Wikipedia because that's where it goes. Sunmist (talk) 20:55, 30 November 2020 (UTC)[] parasitic Wikipedia copy[edit]

Exact copy of Wikipedia, with ads all around:,,, etc...

Also registered as VEENLIJK (talk) 10:30, 30 November 2020 (UTC)[]

furthermore registered as and seems to be the same, too. i blacklisted all four domains now at dewiki. -- seth (talk) 19:32, 20 February 2021 (UTC)[]


titleModern primat (talk) 14:47, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[]

OpenFacts has been offline since 2012[edit]

We should remove the reference to it --PeterTrompeter (talk) 16:07, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[]


The website appears to copy and then automatically translate some articles, such as Does this count as a mirror? CMD (talk) 14:49, 1 March 2021 (UTC)[]

Reworking this page[edit]

The usage of this page has changed a lot over the past decade. Nowadays, Wikipedia is so popular that listing every source copying from us with the intent of taking some form of legal task is a fools' errand.

Instead, I think this is more useful as both a resource for documenting mirrors, for editors - as well as for tools like Earwig's copyvio detector, to prevent false positives. This is currently implemented, but due to the inconsistent nature of entries here, performs poorly.

I've created an example of what I'd like to change the page to look like at User:Elli/Mirrorsandforkstest. Notably, the format would change to a sortable table, and each domain name would be an entry, instead of each website. This is to mirror the more spam-blocklist nature this has taken on. Thoughts? I'd be happy to implement this change, but I'd like to get feedback from people who contribute to or use this list before going ahead. Elli (talk | contribs) 02:34, 7 March 2021 (UTC)[]

Hard and soft[edit]

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2021-09-26/News and notes mentioned a "hard fork" of Chinese Wikipedia, making a distinction which this article doesn't mention. Ought the term be defined here, with examples distinguishing it from other kinds of Wikipedia forks? Jim.henderson (talk) 16:37, 27 September 2021 (UTC)[]