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Additionally:

  • Six Flags Wiki is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Six Flags Entertainment Corporation or any of its subsidiaries, employees, limited partners, or other associates.
  • Six Flags Wiki offers no suggestion that the work presented on this website is "official" or produced or sanctioned by Six Flags or any licensees of the aforementioned trademarks.
  • Six Flags Wiki will take all steps necessary to ensure that any usage of trademarked items in no way confuses readers of this site of its origin.
  • Six Flags Wiki makes no claim to own "Six Flags" or any of the copyrights or trademarks related to it. Images that are displayed on this site are copyrighted to Six Flags Entertainment Corporation or another partner of the company, or the creator of the image. Visitors may download any images displayed on this site so long as they are not used for monetary gain of any kind and proper credit to the license holder or author is given.

Six Flags Wiki content

The license Six Flags Wiki uses grants free access to our content in the same sense as free software is licensed freely. This principle is known as copyleft. That is to say, Six Flags Wiki content can be copied, modified, and redistributed as long as the new version of said content grants the same freedoms to others and acknowledges the authors of the Six Flags Wiki article used (a direct link to the article qualifies as credit). Therefore, Six Flags Wiki will free forever and can be used by anyone subject to certain restrictions, most of which exist primarily to protect that freedom.

To fulfill the above goals, the text contained in Six Flags Wiki is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license, also known as CC-BY-SA. A readable version of this license is available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

The text of the CC-BY-SA license is the only legally binding document. What follows is Six Flags Wiki's interpretation off the CC-BY-SA license, which is the rights and obligations of users and contributors on our site.

IMPORTANT: If you want to use Six Flags Wiki content, read the User rights and obligations section below.

User rights and obligations

If you want use Six Flags Wiki content in books, articles, websites, or other publications, you can do so, but you are required to follow the terms of the CC-BY-SA. If you are just duplicating a Six Flags Wiki article, you simply need to properly (and accurately) attribute the work and note that it is licensed by CC-BY-SA. One way to attribute work on Six Flags Wiki is provide a hyperlink back to the article or articles (or the URL if in print form). However, we can't guarantee that said article(s) will remain on the site, so you will likely want to copy the list of authors from an article's page history.

If you create a derivative version of content by changing or adding to it, this entails the following:

  1. Your materials in turn have to be licensed under CC-BY-SA
  2. You must acknowledge that authorship of the article
  3. You must acknowledge that you have modified the content

As stated above, number 2 can be fulfilled with a hyperlink back to the article on Six Flags Wiki (or the URL if in print form), but since the article is not guaranteed to stay on our site, we encourage you to provide a list of the article's authors as well.

Example attribution notice

An example attribution notice for an article that uses content from the Six Flags Wiki article Pigman might read as follows:

This article is licensed under the <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license</a>. It uses material from the <a href="http://sixflags.fandom.com/wiki/Pigman"> Six Flags Wiki article "Pigman."</a>

("Pigman" and the Six Flags Wiki URL must of course be substituted accordingly)

Fair use materials & special requirements

All original Six Flags Wiki text is licensed under the CC-BY-SA. Occasionally, Six Flags Wiki may use images, sounds, text quotes, or other materials used under the United States Copyright law "fair use" doctrine. Since Six Flags Wiki intends to be an extensive encyclopedia of Six Flags theme parks and things related to Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, some images on Six Flags Wiki will be non-free. In some instances when non-official images are used, it is preferred that these images be obtained and used under the most free (libre) license such as the CC-BY-SA or public domain as practical for their usage.

The content used must be identified as being from an external source (on the image description page or history page, as appropriate). As "fair use" is specific to the use that you contemplate, it is best if you describe your fair use rationale for each usage either in hidden text in the article or on the image description page.

For example, if we include an image under fair use, you must also insure that your article also qualifies under fair use. This might be the case if you were using a Six Flags Wiki article for commercial use that would otherwise be allowed by the CC-BY-SA and so the usage of the article doesn't qualify as fair use.

Six Flags Wiki does use text under licenses that are compatible with the CC-BY-SA.

Contributor rights and obligations

If you contribute material to Six Flags Wiki, you thereby license it to the CC-BY-SA. In order to contribute, you must be in a position to grant this license, which means that either:

  1. You own the copyright to the material, meaning you produced it yourself
  2. You acquired material from a source that allows the CC-BY-SA license, for instance if the material is in the public domain or is itself published by the CC-BY-SA.

Using copyrighted work from others

If you use part of a copyrighted work under "fair use", or if you obtain special permission to use a copyrighted work from the copyright holder under the terms of the CC-BY-SA, you must make a note of that fact, along with the names of the copyright holder(s) and the date(s). Our goal is to be able to freely redistribute as much of Six Flags Wiki's content as possible, so original images and sound files licensed under the CC-BY-SA or in the public domain are greatly preferred over copyrighted media files under "fair use".

Never use material that infringes the copyright of others. This could create legal liabilities and seriously hurt Six Flags Wiki in turn. If in doubt, just write it yourself.

Note that copyright law governs the creative expression of ideas, not the ideas or information themselves. Therefore, it is perfectly legal to to read an encyclopedia article or other work, reformulate it into your own words, and then submit it to Six Flags Wiki. (See plagiarism and fair use on Wikipedia for discussions of how much reformulation is necessary in a general context.)

Linking to copyrighted works

Linking to copyrighted works is usually not a problem, as long as you have made a reasonable effort to determine that the page in question is not violating anyone else's copyright. If it is, please do not link to the page. Linking to a site that illegally distributes someone else's work sheds a bad light on us.

What should I do if I find copyright infringement?

It is not the job of every Six Flags Wiki contributor to police every article for possible copyright infringement, but if you find or suspect some, you should at the very least alert everyone to it on that article's talk page. Other users can then examine the situation at hand and take action if needed. If you decide to alert someone elsewhere, the most helpful information you can give is a URL to the article in question.

Some cases will be false alarms. For example, if the contributor was the author of the content on another site under different copyright terms, that does not affect their right to post it on Six Flags Wiki under CC-BY-SA. Also, someone may find text from Six Flags Wiki and claim it as being copyright infringement. In both cases, it is a good idea to write a note on an article's talk page in order to discourage such false alarms from happening in the future.

If some of the content on a page really is an infringement on copyright, then you should contact an administrator or remove the content yourself. Leave a note on the talk page listing the infringing content and why you removed it. If permission is given by the copyright holder later, then the content can be restored.

Image guidelines

Images that are displayed on Six Flags Wiki remain the property of their original creators, and are only included on the site under "fair use" guidelines. Every image has an owner, unless the image has been explicitly placed in the public domain. Unless the original author of the image expresses permission to use their image on the site in some way, they do not fall under the scope of CC-BY-SA. In all cases, images must be uploaded to our database rather than linked from other servers (a process known as inline linking), and must be accompanied by a copyright tag.

Tagging

File description pages must be tagged with a special tag to indicate the legal status of the image. Duplicate files will be erased, with the older file being retained in cases of identical files. In other cases, the higher-quality image will be retained. If two identical files have different copyright tags, an administrator will determine which tag is appropriate and delete the other file. Untagged images may be deleted by an administrator at any time.

Original images

Six Flags Wiki intends to be an unofficial encyclopedia of all official aspects of Six Flags, which is mainly known for its theme parks. As such, taking pictures in Six Flags theme parks and uploading them to our database is encouraged if needed for an article, and all copyrights of the images should be attributed to you. If an image you upload is deemed not helpful or is too low-quality for a specific article, it may be subject to deletion by an administrator.

Fair use images

All other uploaded images are assumed to be allowed under "fair use", and must be tagged as such.

What do I do if I find Six Flags Wiki-hosted content being used without my permission?

If you are the owner of content being used on Six Flags Wiki without your permission, you may request that the page be immediately removed by contacting an administrator directly. If you feel that the situation is serious enough to warrant it, you may also contact FANDOM's Designated agent to have it permanently removed, but it may take up to a week for it to be removed that way. You may also blank the page, but its history will still be page history. In any case, please provide the name of a person, along with their mailing address and e-mail address if possible, for a reply or follow-up letters, and we will, of course, need some evidence to support your claim of ownership.

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