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Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers?
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I've just found a question I asked here copied word for word on a site called "Treasure Gourd"

This site has a similar feel as stackoverflow. Is it a knockoff?

  • Probably a knock off. However I wouldn't worry about it unless they are copying Stack Exchange content without attribution.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jan 30, 2012 at 11:42
  • 'Know someone who can answer?' Only no sharing, so not only will you have to know someone who can answer, but mess around with providing a link, or also call them to describe it to you, or use telepathy, or something else altogether magical to get it posted. Jan 30, 2012 at 11:57
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    Well they've lifted my question and put it on their site with no mention of me or Stack Exchange? I don't have any major problem with that. But I thought stack exchange might...
    – AidanO
    Jan 30, 2012 at 12:00
  • @Mr.Disappointment a lot of the links on the site don't seem to work, possibly in early stages to see if it will work.
    – AidanO
    Jan 30, 2012 at 12:01
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    Wow, they're a Q&A site and a file hosting site in one. They may be on to something...
    – casperOne
    Jan 30, 2012 at 15:05
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    Sites like that make me want to take a baseball bat to their servers Jan 30, 2012 at 15:15
  • @JeffMercado looks like that does cover my question but I didn't see it when searching the meta. Can I vote to close my own question?
    – AidanO
    Jan 30, 2012 at 15:19
  • @AidanO: I believe you can. As the owner of this question, you have the option to delete (but can't since it's upvoted) and close AFAIK. Jan 30, 2012 at 15:21
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    See also Report high-Google-ranking SE content copiers here
    – Pops
    Jan 30, 2012 at 15:22
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    – calebds
    Jan 30, 2012 at 23:40


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