Usage of pictures and texts in presentation/handout

Case number:699969-986246
Opened by:FrauTukka
Opened on:Friday, June 5, 2009 - 16:03
Last modified:Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 20:33


we are going to have an open day at uni with presentations, workshops etc. (german only)

My question is sort of similar to this:

I would like to use the Foldit game in a workshop and prepare handouts describing the background.

Is it allowed if I use the text from or its german translation from the wiki (,_wissenschaftlicher_Hintergrund) and also copy the pictures to add them to my handouts? The source of the text and the pictures would of course be mentioned.

Thanks and regards,

(Fri, 06/05/2009 - 16:03  |  8 comments)

Joined: 05/19/2009
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The German text in the wiki seems to be licensed under
which techniqually means that you are allowed to use it but have to print out the GFDL.
Creative Commons licenses would allow you to distribute everything without printing out the GFDL but unfortunatly the wiki happens to use GFDL.

Joined: 12/14/2008

not excact match, but answer should be the same:

With the Wikia its a bit complicated - officially they are GFDL, but you can use CC.

Da erst 3 Leute an der deutschen Wiki mitgearbeitet haben, lässt sich das noch relativ einfach erledigen. Meine Erlaubnis zur Benutzung bei dieser Veranstaltung unter CC-by-sa-nc hast du. (Erklärung

Joined: 12/14/2008

I think the team should make it clear. public domain, CC or ?
We all hate this legal stuff, but its there, and there are enough "lawyers" who make a living of searching for little accidents with rights.
(In german there is a term "Abmahnanwälte" for a very similar thing.)

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Unter 100 Seiten muss die GFDL nicht mitgeliefert werden. Solange du dich in diesem Rahmen hältst, ist also alles OK.
AUßerdem erlaubt die GFDL 1.3 auch die Nutzung der CC-by-sa. Das Wiki ist aber leider etwas unterschiedlich in der Ansicht, ob 1.2 oder 1.3 genutzt wird. Auf der Hauptseite ist aber 1.2 *oder* eine spätere.

Kurz: Du kannst alles verwenden. ^^

Joined: 12/14/2008

Sorry, das mit den 100 Seiten ist nicht korrekt. Ich hab mich da ein wenig vermacht. Das betrifft Umschläge u.ä.

Naja, keiner der Autoren wird dir nen Anwalt auf den Hals hetzen ;)

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Die GFDL 1.3 erlaubt es einem Wiki Projekt seine Lizenz auf CC-by-sa umzuwandeln. Sie erlaubt aber nicht das Leute außerhalb des Wiki Projekts das ganze einfach als CC-by-sa verwenden.

The GFDL 1.3 allows Wiki-Projects to relicense their work under CC-by-sa. It doesn't simply allow anyone outside the project to relicense stuff under CC-by-sa. therefore should change to CC-by-Sa.

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Hi ChristianK and LennStar,

many thanks for your useful comments. I managed it to fit the GFDL 1.3 to a single page.

I will print this on the back of my handouts and mention it (as well the foldit and wiki urls) on the front.

Hoping this will save me from the dark side...


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Thank you for your answers. The Foldit wiki is not under our control; you will probably need to contact Diderot to have the licence changed. Meanwhile please feel free to use anything from the website.


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