WikiSexGuide has Copyrights for all the content that has made on the web site.

Wikisexguide uses a copyleft license for only images on the Web site. Anyone can use Wikisexguide images according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Anyone can edit their own or other people's text and images, as long as the work is their own or available under a compatible license.

It is very important that you understand how Copyrights and copyleft works before you contribute to Wikisexguide. If you find your work reused by someone else in a manner that you didn't consider, or if you stop using Wikisexguide for any reason, it is not possible to change the license for the text and photographs you have already submitted. Although you always own the copyright in your work, that does not give you the right to change how it can be used retrospectively.


If this seems confusing, skip down to FAQ.

All written contributions to Wikisexguide are owned by

Files uploaded to Wikisexguide are and must be licensed under any of the available options in the pulldown menu on the upload form. Consequently, all redistributed and derivative works including Wikisexguide images and other files must provide file-specific attribution and licensing information, available on the individual file page.

Two small subsets of images on Wikisexguide may be copyrighted, and not available for redistribution or derivative works, although these copyrighted images will never appear in a Wikisexguide article. For more information on these narrow categories of copyrighted images, see Template:Copyrighted.

Things for users to know

Any one can use, copy, edit image files.

The only restrictions are that:

  • if you distribute it, or derive new work from it

In addition, there may be other restrictions on use or distribution based on law in your country or state; in particular, consider privacy rights for photographs of people and derivative works for photographs of buildings and artworks.

Things for contributors to know

All the written content owns, but any one can contribute any article.

In particular, your work can be modified or edited in Wikisexguide altogether by other wikisexguides. It can be used for commercial ventures, advertisements, or other purposes (with some restrictions - see privacy rights) without your direct control.

In return for your incredible generosity, you will have the knowledge that you are helping sextravellers all over the world, and that all copies made of your work will be attributed to you, and that everyone who derives new works from yours will have to be just as generous as you are. And, of course, you get to read all the other work in Wikisexguide Shared the same way; but you don't need to contribute to do that.

You'll also get the pleasure of collaborating with hundreds of other [[Wikisexguide:wikisexguides|wikisexguides] just like yourself. You'll get free spellcheck service from nit-picky folks you've never met. You'll work together with people you don't know to make better pictures, text, and maps than you've ever dreamed of. You still retain the copyright over your own work, and you can use it any other way you want (even if it's not compatible with our license!). By writing on Wikisexguide, or uploading photos, you're making it simpler for everyone.

Before uploading WikiSexGuide for images, it's important to mark the image as either your own work, or give information on who made the picture and why you think it's acceptable under the broad terms of Attribution-Sharealike that govern Wikisexguide's licensing. See Wikisexguide Shared:Image policy for more information.

We want to make the best possible sex guide, with the most brilliant writing, the most up-to-date info, the most awe-inspiring photos, the most detailed and readable maps. But no one item is worth putting yourself and this project in legal jeopardy. If you have any questions about the source of something you want to put in Wikisexguide.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to do to get writing?

Nothing, just plunge forward!

What do I need to do to get uploading images?

First, be sure that the image is either one created by you or one that is freely licensed (see "Can I copy text and other content to Wikisexguide from other sites?" below). Second, you should register an account on Wikisexguide, the central repository for Wikisexguide files. Then, go to the upload screen, where you select the file to upload and enter an upload summary. The summary must include a choice of license from the pulldown menu, as well as attribution information indicating how you wish to be credited. If the image is not your own, be sure to provide accurate licensing and attribution information, as well as a link to the source from which you got the image.

The simplest way to make sure everything is correctly documented is to use the image credit template (see How to upload files for detailed instructions). If the template seems too intimidating, an acceptable comment might be:

There are some additional restrictions in specific cases (such as when photographing people) so please also read our Image policy.

How will I be attributed?

You will only be attributed for text contributions if you register a user account. Whatever you enter as your "real name" will appear in the revision history of any pages you modify, serving as attribution. If you register, but decline to enter a "real name," you will be attributed by your user name.

For files you upload, you must provide the attribution information yourself in the upload summary. So, just indicate however you want to be attributed as you upload the file!

Can GFDL content be used on Wikisexguide?

This is complicated. In a nutshell:

  • Text licensed under any version of the GFDL is not compatible with Wikisexguide.
  • Images that are licensed under GFDL 1.3 or later, including eg. "GFDL 1.1 or later", are compatible with Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 and can be uploaded to Wikisexguide.
  • Images licensed (only) under GFDL 1.2 or earlier are not compatible with Wikisexguide and cannot be used.

Can I copy text and other content to Wikisexguide from other sites?

Usually No. That is, unless you are the original author of the text.

If you are the original author of the text, note that on the article talk page, or else someone will likely remove it as a copyright violation.

Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia have a compatible license, so we can copy relevant text (although copying significant amount of text is discouraged). When copying content from another site with a compatible license be sure to provide proper attribution, as required by the CC-by-SA license. This means citing the license, author and source of images on any image page, and noting the license, author and source of text content on the article Forum.

If content is available free-of-charge, can it be used here?

Probably not. Just because a map, brochure, or other item is given away for free does not mean that it has been freely licensed. For content to be usable on Wikisexguide the content copyright owner must agree to license it under the CC-SA 3.0 or a compatible license.

You may also use the following text, which you need the copyright holder to clearly acknowledge:

I hereby assert that I am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of WORK the filename.
I acknowledge that I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product, and to modify it according to their needs, as long as they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.
I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be attributed to me.
I am aware that the free license only concerns copyright, and I reserve the option to take action against anyone who uses this work in a libelous way, or in violation of personality rights, trademark restrictions, etc.
I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the work may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikisexguide project.

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