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“copyright” and QuestionHub harvesting questions from SO

I've found this site that cached my question on SO. Is the SO team was aware of this and is the caching legal?

  • @waiwai - true, voted to close.
    – Moshe
    Commented Nov 22, 2010 at 1:08
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    I think this might be the meta equivalent of "parsing HTML with regexps" Commented Nov 22, 2010 at 5:03

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All questions posted on StackOverflow are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

The site does appear to be fulfilling the "Attribution" terms of that license. They show a StackOverflow logo, a link back to the StackOverflow question, and the name of the person who posted the question (though I had to hunt to find that one; it's in a small gray font).

It's less clear whether they're fulfilling the "ShareAlike" terms. I couldn't see anything on their site explaining that people have rights to copy their content. They may be in violation for this reason.

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