Help:Copying from Wikipedia

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As a general rule, do not copy-and-paste content you find on Wikipedia.

Link, Don't Copy

WikiTree and Wikipedia do not have the same copyright licensing policy. On WikiTree, contributors may maintain their copyrights. See the Terms of Service. On Wikipedia, everything is GNU or Creative Commons. Therefore you should not copy back-and-forth between WikiTree and Wikipedia.

Moreover, there's no need to create a duplicate of, say, Wikipedia's Henry VIII page. You should just link to the Wikipedia article from the biography or sources section of Henry VIII's WikiTree profile.

Of course, if you're adding value and integrating other content, there's nothing wrong with using Wikipedia as a source.

See adding links.

If you're a Wikipedia contributor, you might also want to link Wikipedia articles to quality WikiTree profiles.

Also see: Help: Copying Text.

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