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Will all of rs wiki's content to be copied over to the official rs wiki?

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I don't see why they are paying people to do something (moderate/administrate) that a fansite was doing for free already.

I guess they think they're saving money on the old KB.


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I find it funny how there's already people on RS forums claiming how superior the Jagex Wiki is to RSWiki. It doesn't even stand a chance yet with all of the stubs. I am curious nonetheless to see how plagiarism is treated between the sites though. RSWiki does have rights to its content, as the site itself, and images,etc., is a derivative of an intellectual entity, meaning it is a work of art unto its own technically.

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I don't see why they are paying people to do something (moderate/administrate) that a fansite was doing for free already.

I guess they think they're saving money on the old KB.

the old KB is doing that too. It was their attempt *back when they hated fansites* to try and outclass them on content, which failed hard

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I find it funny how there's already people on RS forums claiming how superior the Jagex Wiki is to RSWiki. It doesn't even stand a chance yet with all of the stubs. I am curious nonetheless to see how plagiarism is treated between the sites though. RSWiki does have rights to its content, as the site itself, and images,etc., is a derivative of an intellectual entity, meaning it is a work of art unto its own technically.

Derivative works of art are still beaches of copyright when the original image itself is subject to copyright, unless the artist can claim his work was published under fair use, in which case there are very limiting restraints on what adaptations the artist can legally make. Musicians are forever making remixes of each other's work, but unless they seek permission first, they're not entitled to claiming ownership of that remix (hence, claiming royalties for any profits earned) unless the original artist explicitly gave their permission for the new work to be published. Failure to obtain this permission before publication results in the work either being removed, destroyed, or the ownership of the work being passed back to the original artist.

 

"It's a work of art" is not an excuse you want to [bleep] around with over copyright laws. If RS Wiki contains copyrighted material, they have no right to claim ownership of it unless Jagex said they could use it, which they won't have done. What RS Wiki does have certain rights to is the editor-produced, original content that the site contains, in a similar--though not identical--way as Tip.It has rights over the Crew-produced, original content on the main site here.

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I find it funny how there's already people on RS forums claiming how superior the Jagex Wiki is to RSWiki. It doesn't even stand a chance yet with all of the stubs. I am curious nonetheless to see how plagiarism is treated between the sites though. RSWiki does have rights to its content, as the site itself, and images,etc., is a derivative of an intellectual entity, meaning it is a work of art unto its own technically.

 

Let's make it clear.

 

Screenshots from RuneScape: Protected by Jagex's copyright.

Derivative works from the game (i.e. concept art by a fan): Protected by the original creator's copyright.

 

 

"It's a work of art" is not an excuse you want to [bleep] around with over copyright laws. If RS Wiki contains copyrighted material, they have no right to claim ownership of it unless Jagex said they could use it, which they won't have done. What RS Wiki does have certain rights to is the editor-produced, original content that the site contains, in a similar--though not identical--way as Tip.It has rights over the Crew-produced, original content on the main site here.

 

So if you removed all of the copyrighted images from RSWiki, then it'd be fine. Because that's all that Jagex can really come after them for.


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Yep, absolutely. Jagex can keep their filthy mitts off the written stuff.

 

I mean really, that's where this thread should end. "Will all of RS Wiki's content be copied over the official RS Wiki?". No.

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The official wiki is a tool to increase the thought police tactics of jagex. It is a marketing tool as well as something to keep the fansites and the guides away. It is also a disgrace to the idea of a wiki the way it is moderated.

 

Honestly, it is something that I despise and will always boycoytt against. Rswiki and tip.it for life.


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I find it funny how there's already people on RS forums claiming how superior the Jagex Wiki is to RSWiki. It doesn't even stand a chance yet with all of the stubs. I am curious nonetheless to see how plagiarism is treated between the sites though. RSWiki does have rights to its content, as the site itself, and images,etc., is a derivative of an intellectual entity, meaning it is a work of art unto its own technically.

Derivative works of art are still beaches of copyright when the original image itself is subject to copyright, unless the artist can claim his work was published under fair use, in which case there are very limiting restraints on what adaptations the artist can legally make. Musicians are forever making remixes of each other's work, but unless they seek permission first, they're not entitled to claiming ownership of that remix (hence, claiming royalties for any profits earned) unless the original artist explicitly gave their permission for the new work to be published. Failure to obtain this permission before publication results in the work either being removed, destroyed, or the ownership of the work being passed back to the original artist.

 

"It's a work of art" is not an excuse you want to [bleep] around with over copyright laws. If RS Wiki contains copyrighted material, they have no right to claim ownership of it unless Jagex said they could use it, which they won't have done. What RS Wiki does have certain rights to is the editor-produced, original content that the site contains, in a similar--though not identical--way as Tip.It has rights over the Crew-produced, original content on the main site here.

 

This is all true. While they certainly have the legal right to use the images that are derivative from the game they produced, they seem to be removing images copied from other sites (specifically the wiki). I guess it's against their policies, even though at last count there were 97 copied pictures yet to be deleted. Nope, they're keeping them. This is stupid.


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But yeah, the official wiki is going to crash and burn.

Implying it will get enough speed to crash in the first place.

Then it will groan to a halt.

 

The format of the official wiki is just terrible. Not only that but some pages are just terrible.

This page made me lol: The Dust Devil page


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But yeah, the official wiki is going to crash and burn.

Implying it will get enough speed to crash in the first place.

Then it will groan to a halt.

 

The format of the official wiki is just terrible. Not only that but some pages are just terrible.

This page made me lol: The Dust Devil page

 

 

HAH that page is terrible. It was so bad, I almost wanted to start editing it to make it look nice and make sense. However, the original RS Wiki has my loyalty. They've never failed me for the information I need. It's had so much time to be built up into what it is. I have no idea why Jagex does these things.


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DKs don't even say that they drop rings/d hatchets, and black demons dont even have a page. Oh dear.


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Definitely sticking with the original one, easier to use by a long shot.


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ugh. i hate this update. while the kb had errors, it was reasonably comprehensive. now were letting the unwashed masses do whatever they feel like? ugh.


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