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Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers?

I had asked a question on Stack Overflow and got some helpful answers too.

I was looking for more information when I came across this: which had the same question as it is.

How did the question got copied?

It also links to the users who answered the question.

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marked as duplicate by Benjol, fretje, Pops, waiwai933, Jon Seigel Mar 5 '11 at 14:58

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Haha, devcomments: "Doing the same thing as StackOverflow, only worse, and slower" – Benjol Mar 3 '11 at 10:51
If you want to help push the copycat site out of the google search results, see this post. – Lauritz V. Thaulow Mar 3 '11 at 11:45
@lazyr Google doesn't use personnal blocklist to modify his global search result. The only thing it will affect is your own search result. – HoLyVieR Mar 5 '11 at 15:03
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Stack Overflow content is cc-wiki licensed, if you look very carefully at the very bottom of every page it says:

user contributions licensed under cc-wiki with attribution required

If you click on the associated link, it takes you to a blog post with the following detail:

If you republish this content, we require that you:

  1. Visually indicate that the content is from Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Overflow, Server Fault, or Super User in some way. It doesn’t have to be obnoxious; a discreet text blurb is fine.
  2. Hyperlink directly to the original question on the source site (e.g.,
  3. Show the author names for every question and answer
  4. Hyperlink each author name directly back to their user profile page on the source site (e.g.,
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