Is wikipedia content free to reuse?

Is wikipedia content free to reuse?
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#1

I’m a designer as well as a developer. If I see an image on Wikipedia, is it under a license like the CC-creative commons license? Can I use it commercially?


#2

pretty sure the answer for commercial use is “nope”. Look this topic up on wikipedia though…


#3

@hbar1st Check out the second answer, from the wikipedia editor:
https://www.quora.com/Is-it-okay-to-use-Wikipedia-content-for-commercial-purpose.
BTW, I’m stilll not sure if this applies to wikimedia such as pictures.


#4

the only problem is that everyone edits wikipedia and they may post things that don’t belong to them so therefore the license is not valid.


#5

True. But they’ll probably be liable.

Todd Allen, Wikipedia editor since 2004, admin since 2007, arbitrator 2014-2016 term.
If you edit Wikipedia, you’ll notice the following text at the bottom of the edit window: “By clicking the “Save page” button, you agree to the Terms of Use and you irrevocably agree to release your contribution under the CC BY-SA 3.0 License and the GFDL with the understanding that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient for CC BY-SA 3.0 attribution.”
:slight_smile: Source: https://www.quora.com/Is-it-okay-to-use-Wikipedia-content-for-commercial-purpose


#6

yup. i wish there was an easier way to check license requirements on images. It is just too annoying right now.


#7

If you click on the image, you should be able to see the license type in the bottom-right corner. CC-BY-SA 3.0 is free for commercial use. I don’t really know GNU public license.