Can you use Wikipedia in a book?

Can you use Wikipedia in a book?

If you want to use Wikipedia’s text materials in your own books/articles/web sites or other publications, you can generally do so, but you must comply with one of the licenses that Wikipedia’s text is licensed under. Many of the media files on Wikipedia are also reusable.

Are Wikipedia pages copyrighted?

Wikipedia’s textual content is copyrighted, but you may reuse it under the terms of our licensing requirements, summarized below. (See Wikipedia:Text of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and Wikipedia:Text of the GNU Free Documentation License for full details.)

Is Wikipedia content open source?

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is often referred to as an “open-source” project because it is written, edited and policed by a global group of volunteers.

Do Wikipedia images have copyright?

Wikipedia encourages users to upload their own images. All user-created images must be licensed under a free license, such as a Creative Commons license, or released into the public domain, which removes all copyright and licensing restrictions.

Can I use Wikipedia images on my website?

You can use (free) images from Wikipedia on your own site, or anywhere you like. You can use images that are freely-licensed images, provided you comply with the individual image’s license terms. You can even use them outside of Wikipedia, such as on a website, in printed material, anywhere!

Can you repackage and sell content sourced from Wikipedia?

You are free to repackage and sell content sourced from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are no commercial restrictions on repackaging Wikipedia content, as long as your products are licensed under the same license used by Wikipedia.

How do you check if an image is copyrighted?

One good way to see if a photo is copyrighted is by reverse searching for the image. Right click on the image and select “copy image address”. Then paste this into Google Images or a site dedicated to reverse image search, like TinEye. This will show you where the image is used, and where it has come from.