I was wandering if you could implement the COPPA onto this wiki where I am a bureucrat. Or, if this is not possible, I can happily follow some instructions (me guessing it requires code on the MediaWiki pages) to implement it myself.
There were many pages imported from the main Naruto wikia. You may have imported them directly from a wikia where you previously imported them, but adding an intervening layer does not nullify the attribution requirement.
I had a couple questions about the proper way to license some images. The first: images of company logos, what would be the best licensing to use? Obviously they are copyrighted and I wasn't sure if the licensing could go through a fairuse approach. They are being used to help identify the company.
The second: images take by fans of merchandise such as these. I couldn't guess how they should be licensed.
I applaud your interest in making sure images are properly licensed. Fair use, while not always appropriate, will generally apply in most situations. I think there is a good argument for it applying to company logos, especially when used in a way that identifies and comments on the companies.
As for images of merchandise, it can be a little stickier. The photo itself is copyrightable by the photographer who took them. If possible, I would try to determine the source of the actual photo and try to attribute or get permission from them if it all possible. If not, a fair use approach could conceivably cover that as well.
I have another licensing question. How would a image like this be properly attributed? I am one of the "authors" but the character profile images themselves come from copyrighted images. Additionally, another wiki has started to use it and similar images created by us and I was unsure if they would be required to attribute us as a result of the licensing.
In hat case, the actual copyright lies with the owner of the Chipmunks. Your creativity in making the image, while commendable doesn;t actually give you any copyright interest in it. You have made a "derivative work". Generally speaking the same fair use that allows you to use it would also allow any othe user to do so, and only the actual copyright holder of the IP could assert their interest.
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Hello there, I want to ask a question about wiki coding. How do I access my wiki's Chat Message coding, where, for example, it lets you edit a message that shows "Y has entered chat", or "X has been banned by Y"?
Hi Sean, I need some opinions regarding contribution and 'over-contribution'. For example; for most wikis dealing with anime and other visual content, there is usually alot of information going on and lots of contribution from everywhere and anyone. While contribution to the subject usually varies, I need to know if filling in the information regarding certain subjects like e.g characters articles from the anime, or episode summaries, may overstep the boundary of 'what is ok to be released' and/or 'too much info'. (Will filling in too much information from the experience of reading the manga or watching a series, breach any Fair Use or damage the products/creators' commercial likelihood?) Is there a limit?
I need to know how much to allow and also not contribute any ruining commercial factors if possible. =(
Please advise! Thanks very much Sean! ^^"
Each wiki has its own rules and what sort and level of information they wish to present, and in what fashion. For example, The Disney Wiki writes its pages from the perspective of the real world, where the articles about shows are just that, about shows. While the Kim Possible Wiki, which focuses on one Disney show, writes its articles from an in-universe perspective, restricting the info which necessarily has to be from the Real World to certain sections (Notes, Trivia, Behind the Scenes, etc).
Neither are wrong, and in fact it can be good to have both views.
If a wiki wishes to focus on one medium of a franchise (animé OR manga OR etc), that is their prerogative, while the same is true of a wiki which might wish to embrace ALL the medium of the same franchise (animé AND manga AND etc). Neither are wrong.
Short answer, what is "over-contributions" or not is defined by each wiki.
That is great advice. To focus specifically on the fair use aspect of the question, you can add as much information ABOUT an anime or manga as you like, and fair use doesn't enter into it. As long as you are discussing the content without recreating it, then there likely isn't any copyright issue.
If you are reproducing the material somehow, then fair use might come up. Unfortunately, there isn't a hard and fast rule about how much material is too much. I wrote a blog that can point to some of the things you should consider.
One useful thing to consider is if people could use the wikia as a substitute for buying the content. Are you providing video of entire episodes or copy/pasting the entire work? Both of those are likely to be way too far to qualify for fair use.
Thanks all for the comments ^^ I think laying out what my wiki is focusing on and defining a guideline to how much exposure/details in a character or episode article should help when others contribute to the editing. Most of the time, people just enter whatever or all knowledge they know from their experience they get from reading or watching the copyrighted content. Some details are so much that it feels like the whole story is 'written' in the article. In that way, I fear that it's like an entire episode or whatever the character goes through in the whole story is represented in the article.
I think what I'm really worried about is the wiki used as a substitution like what Sean mentioned above; and thus partly damaging the products/creators' commercial livelihood. Something I don't think I'd be comfortable with and not sure if a lot of people feel the same way or think about.
Thanks for the guidelines, I hope to b able to work out something soon. If there are any more views, do let me know! Thx all ^^