Questions tagged [licensing]

Questions about the licensing of content on Stack Exchange sites.

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Communication priorities

Two days ago, via a post on codegolf.meta which summarised a number of recent network-level issues, I stumbled upon Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow have moved to CC BY-SA 4.0. I was astonished to ...
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Does Amazon Alexa use Stack Exchange content, and if so, is it done legally?

According to the Stack Exchange content license (CC-BY-SA), uses of content on Stack Exchange sites must be properly attributed. However, I have noticed Amazon Alexa (accessed using an Echo device) ...
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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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Make it clear that you need to have the right to license any pictures under CC BY-SA

tl;dr: Right now we're not allowed to upload any images we don't own (fair use does not apply on this site, see the link). Let's make this a bit clearer in the image upload form. When you try to ...
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Does the dual license in the pre-2018 Terms of Service allow SE to permit others to redistribute subscriber content outside of CC BY-SA?

I was reading around the topic of the precise details of subscriber-content licensing on SE, and I found (and read more carefully than the previous times I'd seen it) this thread on FOSS.SE from 2017, ...
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When adding image from Wikimedia Commons, automatically add author/license/link

Many Stack Exchange questions and answers embed images from Wikimedia Commons. It is probably the most used image source here. Good news Thanks to their license, all images from Wikimedia Commons can ...
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What happens when an answer crosses the threshold of originality, but the code within that answer doesn't?

Here's a hypothetical situation. I post an answer on a Stack Exchange site. In order to be useful, the post requires both English prose and code. However, the code alone does not cross the threshold ...
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Just to clarify the attribution requirements

When a question or answer was posted under one license (e.g. CC BY-SA 3.0), and edited under a different license (e.g. CC BY-SA 4.0), who should be credited as the "author" for attribution ...
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Why does SE retain the copyright for user-submitted blog posts and comments?

The footer of the main SE sites contains the following statement: site design / logo © 2014 stack exchange inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required In contrast,...
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Permission to link to Stack Overflow webpages from my app?

Update: This problem has now been resolved! The app now displays individual Stack Overflow webpages in the user's browser, rather than in WebViews. Since the details are likely to be of most interest ...
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Can I re-publish links extracted from Stack Exchange data dumps under the public domain?

After looking around and finding none, I'm trying to link as many Stack Exchange tags as possible to WikiData entities. My ultimate goal is to automatically categorize tags on Stack Overflow based on ...
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Using Stack Exchange big data for analysis

I downloaded large data sets of Stack Exchange from this: https://archive.org/download/stackexchange I'm going to use those data for some analysis & going to open source those analysis data. Do ...
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Ground rules for creating GitHub repos from SE content?

What are the ground rules applicable to forking over community wiki content from StackExchange to GitHub? I surmise that License CC-by-SA 3.0 Unported should be kept at all times. Need more ...
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Stack Exchange Data Dumps still indicating old attribution requirements

The Stack Exchange Data Dumps still contain wording mandating that attribution be given in specific ways, going beyond the Creative Commons licensing requirements: Specifically the attribution ...
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Stack Exchange copyright - where should we give attribution?

I know that code from the Stack Exchange sites is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA. So if I use code from Stack Exchange sites, attribution is required (as mentioned in this article). How ...
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Does the MIT license affect anything in academia?

Sorry this is not the most eloquently worded question, and I admit is loaded, but I am hoping some useful meta answer could come from it. I just noticed this hot meta topic The MIT License – Clarity ...
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About citing posts on Stack Exchange in scientific literature

Thinking about the BibTeX template SE uses (which yields just awful results when used with LaTeX) I had some questions. I recently commented them on the legacy post on attribution on SE: The need of ...
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Related questions under Creative Commons?

Stack Exchange releases its user-generated content in a data dump under a Creative Commons license—this is an incredible resource for researchers like myself, and as far as I know no other site has ...
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A small suggestion regarding licensing

As discussed under this comment thread, we would not be able to include works under fair use in our posts. This is because (from the current TOS): You agree that all Subscriber Content that You ...
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When and how to give attribution to code snippets from Stack Overflow

I want to understand when do I need to give attribution to code snippets from Stack Overflow. Do I need to give attribution when I use code snippets in a blog post (by a blog post I mean a tutorial) ...
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Use of stackexchange data in commercial publication

I am writing a book about search engines. I'm hunting for a data set to drive examples throughout the book. I'd like to use data derived from stackexchange (via the API) and I want to make sure that I ...
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Interacting w/ Subscriber Content via StackExchange API in Commercial Applications

I've read the API Terms of Use and The Terms of Service and just wanted to confirm that my understanding is correct: Subscriber content can be used inside of a publicly accessible commercial ...
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Should we merge the meta tags [licensing] and [license]?

There are two meta tags, license (13 questions tagged) and licensing (54 questions tagged), that seem like they cover the same topic. Neither one has a tag wiki, but they both appear to be about the ...
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Will we be able to use code from Wikipedia after the Licensing change?

Will we be able to use code snippets from Wikipedia after this proposal is implemented? Of course, we don't use code snippets from Wikipedia that often. I was just wondering.