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From the main page of Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5, also see the CC button on bottom left of this Wiki

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5

You are free:

  • to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
  • to make derivative works

Under the following conditions:

  • by Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
  • nc Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • sa Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.

For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.

Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.

Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above.

Special Exceptions About Our Annotations

The Annotations section does not fall under the Share Alike condition. That way, the APF maintainer can use annotations from this wiki without having to change their licensing.

Some Tips to Students

If you are a student, trying to write a literature-analysis essay for a class, and you want to use some information you found on this Wiki, what can you do? Most importantly, how can you make it clear to your teacher that you aren't plagiarising?

  • Follow the main points of the Creative Commons license as listed above.
  • Go back to the book. If something looks like it can be found in print in a particular novel, if it's a scene, a character description, a saying by a character, go back to the novel and quote the book itself.
  • If something looks like an opinion written by a Wiki contributor, or however you look you can't find it in the original Discworld books, you can say something like: Some readers consider that... and then quote the information you found in a Wiki article, and then put in the citation notation in the form specified by your teacher.
  • Do not copy and paste an entire paragraph without citations, however much you agree with the things in that paragraph. The paragraph might be in grammar or writing style very different from your own, and teachers will figure that out. Some teachers don't like copying of an entire paragraph even when you put in citations. The teacher might not call it plagiarism, but will probably mark you down for that.

Disclaimer: This list of tips is written in a spirit of fellow-feeling, sympathy, and helpfulness, but this list is by no means exhaustive, and in no way guarantees a good grade for your essay.