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Is it legal to copy Stack Overflow questions and answers?

I just found http://programmingfaq.w3ec.com/faq/4761/whats-the-hi-lo-algorithm which has an exact copy of this Stack Overflow question, What's the Hi/Lo Algorithm, with all its answers and no ...
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Affiliate Ads Are Coming To The Network

Some time ago, we announced that certain SE sites will have advertising enabled. This has gone well and we're extremely thankful to everyone for their support and feedback. Because it has been ...
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This user is edit-spamming dozens of answers with their affiliate code. Can they be removed?

See the activity here: https://stackoverflow.com/users/1071887/idan?tab=activity&sort=revisions Notice that most of the edits are simply adding that user's affiliate code to iTunes links. It's a ...
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Would it be a problem if all Amazon links were converted to affiliate links? [duplicate]

I'm thinking that one way Jeff and the Stack Overflow team could squeeze some extra money out of this site would be to automatically convert all Amazon links posted here into affiliate links, e.g. ...
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Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title?

It often happens that people will refer to other questions by simply pasting the full link to this question, especially on Meta. Would it be a good idea to detect such links, and replace them ...
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What has happened to the quality of answers on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Apologies of this has come up recently / been done to death, I've only just discovered Meta Stack Overflow. I signed up for Stack Overflow just after its launch nearly a year ago, and ...
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Regarding rads.stackoverflow.com

I was browsing the site's most downvoted questions (don't ask why, I was real bored this cold morning) when I saw this post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1156363/create-a-compiler-for-windows/...
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Don't auto-replace Amazon links in codeblocks

In this question a user is asking about how to scrape an Amazon URL. The included MCVE contains the URL as a string literal: However, anyone visiting the question can't see that URL, as it is ...
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How can we link to products that exist on amazon.co.uk but not amazon.com without the auto-inserted affiliate link breaking?

I understand that the amazon.com links are automatically updated to include the affiliate link However, some products appear only in the .co.uk Amazon domain. For example, the following link (which I ...
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Given that Stack Exchange no longer adds its referral code to rewritten Amazon links, can we get rid of the link rewriter?

tl;dr: There is very little, if any, purpose to maintaining the current rewriting and redirecting mechanisms for Amazon links in Stack Exchange posts, since the redirecting mechanism no longer adds SE ...
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What licence is subscriber content provided under 4.0, 3.0 or them all?

In the footer it says: site design / logo © 2018 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required. rev 2018.8.7.31273 However, in the footer under ...
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Affiliate links (Amazon and others)

I've just read this question (now deleted). What is the policy on putting affiliate tags into Amazon links on Stack Overflow? What about other affiliate links?
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Is the revenue made by the Amazon Affiliate link rewriting enough to offset the costs of maintaining it?

As most of us active here know, all Amazon links that are posted here (at least for U.S. amazon.com, not for Amazon in other countries, e.g. amazon.co.uk, amazon.in, etc.) are rewritten to go through ...
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Amazon links are broken network-wide

Clicking on book recommendations in this SO answer currently redirects one to https://stackexchange.com/site-not-found. A couple of links from that answer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0131103628 https:...
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Hey! You're not eeeeking out the maximum profit you could be! (on Amazon links)

Since this was introduced Auto-inserting Stack Overflow affiliate into all Amazon book links (of which I am very much in favor of course) [I like my sites 100% free :D] I happened to come across a ...

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