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Is content on these forums copyrighted?

Thanks to Pootify, I've been handed the reigns to build and maintain www.mazda3wiki.com. I'm a mazda3forum noob myself, but no stranger to "The Internets". I know how tiresome it is to read the same posts over and over again about things that have been beaten to death about. And even with the stickies, sometimes they don't get updated, or are scattered all over the forums in subdivided sections. It makes looking up things tiring, especially if I'm seeing the same thing repeated over and over again. Not everyone will do what I did and go back a year or so into the past to dig up new info. I think mazda3wiki.com would be a better source of information on the basics of all things Mazda3 related. This would keep all of the data in one place, updated often, and hopefully minimize the clutter of useless threads here.

So now that this is back, I bring up the issue of copyright. What are the admins'/mods'/members' stance on taking much of the basic information from the forums? For example, would I be able to copy and paste some of the stickies (with edits, of course)? Do I have to site all sources? Am I to start from scratch on everything? Will I have to worry that I'm taking traffic away from the forums? These are issues I'd like to address before diving head first into building what I hope to be the #1 reference site dedicated to the Mazda 3. Thanks for the input.



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Re: Is content on these forums copyrighted?

This is a kick ass idea! Let me know if you need anything.

The only thing I would say as far as copyright, is images should get their creators name/screen name as well as their "write ups" attributed to them, and the site they are from... Obviously a credit is the least, if not asking permission... but if you aren't profiting from the wiki, then at least a credit.


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