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Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers?

They seem to have respected all of the criteria except:

You will ensure that any such use of Subscriber Content visually displays or otherwise indicates the source of the Subscriber Content as coming from the Stack Exchange Network (Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Overflow, Server Fault, or Super User)

I'm not sure if there is a centralised question for reporting this stuff (ok, I thought there was, but couldn't find it in the limited time my patience lasted)

EDIT it says StackOverflow on the home page, but not elsewhere (except implicitly in links, or 'encoded' in the logo at the top)

  • This could be worse. They do have a prominent link to SO right at the top. The source is somewhat obvious, just not quite blatantly so - this might loosely fall into the 'otherwise' category. – Grant Thomas Feb 23 '12 at 13:37
  • ^- That one. :P – Tim Stone Feb 23 '12 at 13:39
  • @Mr.Disappointment, but only on the home page, which isn't where you land if you get there via google... – Benjol Feb 23 '12 at 13:42
  • @TimStone, ok, I've added it there... – Benjol Feb 23 '12 at 13:46

The words that follow the ones you reported are: "This requirement is satisfied with a discreet text blurb, or some other unobtrusive but clear visual indication."

What I see on that site is "Stack Overflow tag filter," where "Stack Overflow" is a link to the Stack Overflow's front page. I am not sure if that qualify as clear visual indication because that link doesn't make clear the content shown in Looping Recursion has been taken from Stack Overflow.
I could clearly notice that, if I check the link reported before the questions, and see they are all links to Stack Overflow's questions, or if I check the "See Answers" links and notice they take to a page on Stack Overflow'. Yet, the clear visual indication is asked to avoid the visitors of that site need to discover all the content of that site is taken from Stack Overflow.

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  • But that's only the case on the home page. Elsewhere it is much more discreet. I landed on a tag page from Google, and only realised it was StackOverflow content when I followed a link. – Benjol Feb 23 '12 at 14:09
  • I don't find that link on the front page enough as clear visual indication; the fact the link is not shown in the pages listing questions with a specific tag makes me think that it is not definitively enough. I would expect the provenience of the content is stated in any page. – kiamlaluno Feb 23 '12 at 14:44

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