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All data, including birth data, event data, biographical text and source notes in the Astro-Databank wiki are protected by international copyright. The holder of all rights to publish, modify and distribute these data is Astrodienst AG, Zollikon/Zürich, Switzerland.  
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In principle, the content of the Astro-Databank wiki is protected by international copyright. The holder of the right to publish, modify and distribute these data is Astrodienst AG, Zollikon/Zürich, Switzerland.  
 
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Exception: The biographical notes and the source notes occasionally contain phrases or sentences which were not originally written by Astro-Databank or Astrodienst. Astrodienst does not hold copyright for such phrases or sentences.
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See also:
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* [http://www.astrodienst.com/h/contact_e.htm Contact information]
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* [[Astro-Databank:About|History of this project]]
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==Limited Rights==
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The data in this wiki are available for astrological research, astrological publications and astrological discussion under specific conditions. By entering the wiki and reading its content, a visitor accepts the following conditions imposed by Astrodienst. 
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The data in the wiki consist of pages describing either a person or a mundane event.
 
The data in the wiki consist of pages describing either a person or a mundane event.
* birth information
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* birth information (name, date and time of birth, birth place)
 
* source information, rating information, data collection details
 
* source information, rating information, data collection details
 
* important event information
 
* important event information
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* links to other public resources, mainly to Wikipedia biographies and portrait images
 
* links to other public resources, mainly to Wikipedia biographies and portrait images
  
====The right of the visitor to use the wiki and its features====
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==No copyright for birth data==
A human person using a computer or other electronic device can visit the wiki website, view, read and search the data it contains, and use the various features this wiki offers in conjunction with the www.astro.com website. Many of these services are free of charge, some may be restricted to subscribers.
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Astrodienst holds that birth data records (name, date, time and location of a person's birth) and event data records (date, time, location and nature of an event) are factual information, not products of creative writing. In most jurisdictions, such factual data are not subject to copyright and may be freely used and republished, once they have been made public.
  
====The right to use data for research, publication and discussion====
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Therefore Astrodienst grants the right to anyone to use and republish birth data and event data records, as they are contained in the Astro-Databank wiki.
The data may be used for astrological research, for astrological publications and for private or public astrological discussion. Each data records used in publications or discussion has to be quoted properly.  
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''Publication'' means here works of individual creative writing, for example books, newspaper or magazine articles, articles for websites, which deal with individual persons or small groups of persons. No right is granted to copy data from this wiki into other large data collections.  
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In the interest of quality of data collection and data distribution, it is expected that the source of the data is noted along with the data, and that the Rodden Rating assigned by Astro-Databank is carried forward with the data record. For mentioning the source, the user of the data is given to choice to either name Astro-Databank as the source, or to quote a sufficient amount of the source information given in the Astro-Databank article, so that the reader of such data can identify the original source. If Astro-Databank is named and the medium of publication allows it, a link to the corresponding Astrodatabank Wiki page should be placed with the data.
  
''Proper quotation'' means, that there must be correct citation which includes besides the data itself:
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==Copyright for text, images and for data elements created by Astrodienst==
* the information of the fields 'Data Source' and 'Rodden Rating'
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Text contained in the Astro-Databank wiki is either the product of creative writing by the Astro-Databank editors, or it is copied from sources like Wikipedia which permit extensive quoting and re-publication under certain conditions. All text is subject to copyright and may not be copied or republished elsewhere, unless permission is granted by Astrodienst, or the conditions of the original source are fulfilled. This applies also to the assignment of categories and to some parts of the source notes, as far as they go beyond the listing of original publication titles, authors and collectors.
* a reference to the Astro-Databank wiki, which must be a functioning http link in electronic media.
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* Example of a quote:
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From Astro-Databank, [http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/ www.astro.com/astro-databank/ ], source: Birth Certificate (Rodden Rating: AA)
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====What is restricted or forbidden====
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The biographical notes and the source notes can contain phrases or sentences which were not originally written by Astro-Databank or Astrodienst. Some parts of the text is copied or rephrased from Wikipedia. While Astrodienst quotes and publishes such text legally in this wiki, it cannot grant  any right to others to use the same text.  
* If you want to quote or use otherwise more than 100 data records in one publication, you need to receive permission from Astrodienst. One website is considered as one publication, i.e. it is not allowed to place 100 articles on it each with 100 data records. To request permission, please write by post or email. Please specify the details of the intended publication and the data you are going to use in it.  
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* It is not permitted to program a computer or other electronic device to access the Astro-Databank wiki or to extract and store data. General public search engines may index the wiki, but not store copies of the data records.
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The same applies for images contained in the Astro-Databank Wiki. No right is granted to anyone to use or publish the same images. If an image originates from a source outside Astrodienst, the copyright conditions of that source apply.
* It is not permitted to use data in a commercial context, except the right to quote up to 100 data records.
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* It is not permitted to store the data in a searchable database and to offer any kind of astrological service based on the retrieval and display of such data.
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See also:
* It is not permitted to integrate the Astro-Databank wiki into other websites with a technique like iFrames or something similar.
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* [http://www.astrodienst.com/h/contact_e.htm Contact information]
* It is not permitted to use the data in an offensive context.
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* [[Astro-Databank:About|History of this project]]
  
 
These rules may be changed by Astrodienst at any time. The visitor accepts the location of Astrodienst in Switzerland as place of court for any conflict which may arise out of the publication and usage of these data.
 
These rules may be changed by Astrodienst at any time. The visitor accepts the location of Astrodienst in Switzerland as place of court for any conflict which may arise out of the publication and usage of these data.

Revision as of 18:25, 22 March 2013

In principle, the content of the Astro-Databank wiki is protected by international copyright. The holder of the right to publish, modify and distribute these data is Astrodienst AG, Zollikon/Zürich, Switzerland.

The data in the wiki consist of pages describing either a person or a mundane event.

  • birth information (name, date and time of birth, birth place)
  • source information, rating information, data collection details
  • important event information
  • relationship information: how this person is linked to others in the wiki
  • category information
  • biographical notes
  • links to other public resources, mainly to Wikipedia biographies and portrait images

No copyright for birth data

Astrodienst holds that birth data records (name, date, time and location of a person's birth) and event data records (date, time, location and nature of an event) are factual information, not products of creative writing. In most jurisdictions, such factual data are not subject to copyright and may be freely used and republished, once they have been made public.

Therefore Astrodienst grants the right to anyone to use and republish birth data and event data records, as they are contained in the Astro-Databank wiki.

In the interest of quality of data collection and data distribution, it is expected that the source of the data is noted along with the data, and that the Rodden Rating assigned by Astro-Databank is carried forward with the data record. For mentioning the source, the user of the data is given to choice to either name Astro-Databank as the source, or to quote a sufficient amount of the source information given in the Astro-Databank article, so that the reader of such data can identify the original source. If Astro-Databank is named and the medium of publication allows it, a link to the corresponding Astrodatabank Wiki page should be placed with the data.

Copyright for text, images and for data elements created by Astrodienst

Text contained in the Astro-Databank wiki is either the product of creative writing by the Astro-Databank editors, or it is copied from sources like Wikipedia which permit extensive quoting and re-publication under certain conditions. All text is subject to copyright and may not be copied or republished elsewhere, unless permission is granted by Astrodienst, or the conditions of the original source are fulfilled. This applies also to the assignment of categories and to some parts of the source notes, as far as they go beyond the listing of original publication titles, authors and collectors.

The biographical notes and the source notes can contain phrases or sentences which were not originally written by Astro-Databank or Astrodienst. Some parts of the text is copied or rephrased from Wikipedia. While Astrodienst quotes and publishes such text legally in this wiki, it cannot grant any right to others to use the same text.

The same applies for images contained in the Astro-Databank Wiki. No right is granted to anyone to use or publish the same images. If an image originates from a source outside Astrodienst, the copyright conditions of that source apply.

See also:

These rules may be changed by Astrodienst at any time. The visitor accepts the location of Astrodienst in Switzerland as place of court for any conflict which may arise out of the publication and usage of these data.

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