I did a site search on 'Wikipedia' and didn't find a direct answer to this, so if it already exists please direct me to the thread. This came up in a round-about way in another more technical discussion.
What's the POI Factory's policy on using Wikipedia content in a POI? Such as in the descriptive text or as an attached/embedded photo or illustration in a POI
I (personally) would guess that if a description included the required attribution at the end of the description text, it complies with legal requirements. Something on the order of what was stated, ie.
The above text is work released under CC-BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) and taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Original_Pancake_House .
As for artwork & pictures I know that the gpx format has fields specifically for copyright attribution that could be used.
Miss POI, Jon?
.... I (personally) would guess that if a description included the required attribution at the end of the description text, it complies with legal requirements. Something on the order of what was stated, ie.
== CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSED MATERIAL IN POI FILES ==
Based on what I see in the CC license agreement (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode), it appears that if a POI File is distributed and contains CC licensed material, it must also include attribution to comply with section 4c of the CC agreement.
If attribution is shown only on the page that points to the file (and not inside the file itself), then I think this would violate the CC license terms in a situation where the material is downloaded (distributed) without the required attribution.
If you are including CC licensed material in a POI file, you should include attribution inside the file and make sure you comply with all CC license requirements.
When I said "at the end of the description text" I was referring to the actual text in the description (or coment, or Col 4 record cell) field of an individual POI which might be included in a collection of POIs (either csv or gpx file format).
By the way I'm no lawyer or copyright expert, but I looked at Wikipedia's info at http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use (Information for re-users) and I think the example I used in the original post is what they require- ie. A link to the actual article page that the text is from, as well as a description of and a link to the CC-BY-SA legal description page.
Including a copyright for an attached photo inside the POI record might prove to be a bit more difficult, and I haven't 'experimented' with that yet so for now, ...
I think I understand you as saying Wikipedia text is OK in a POI record, as long as the copyright attribution info required by Wikipedia is included in each POI record's text block where it is used.
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