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Is it allowable for us to translate or "copy & paste" your Instructables for our scouting blog?? Answered

Is it allowable for us to translate or "copy & paste" the Instructables to our Indonesian scouting blog? What should we do then? I'm an officer of Hizbul Wathan Scouting Organization of the Muhammadiyah in Indonesia. Frankly speaking, we have no fund to start big, but we would like to disseminate your ideas.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Best Answer 11 years ago

Many blogs feature brief information about projects from instructables via an RSS feed (Dailydiy being a prime example), and give a link back to the source material.

If you want to include more details than that, if would be good form to contact the original author and ask permission.

(To save you some time, I give you permission to use as much as you want of any of my own projects, some of which are scouting-suitable)

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tauhid
tauhid

Answer 11 years ago

My eagerness has forced me to hurily write my first appeal in http://hastajkaryadunia.wordpress.com. I've not gone further but I just put the reference to  either the html or lpg locations. I'll try to work smarter then.
Thkans for your permission and suggestion.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

.  Many (most?) iBles are published with a license that allows free use as long as credit is given. Some include a non-commercial clause. Check the column on the right of each iBle page for licensing info.
.  So ... more than likely, all you need to do is give the author credit and copy to your heart's desire. Check the license to be sure.
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.  Notifying the author that you are using their work and thanking them for allowing it is always a good idea.

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tauhid
tauhid

Answer 11 years ago

I'll try to trace the "iBles". Do you think by refering to the related html is considered enough for the author credit?
Thanks.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 11 years ago

.  How about something like:

Original article/instructions published on Instructables.com by tauhid

.  Notice that Instructables.com and tauhid are links. If the format will not permit links (eg, printed page), spell out the URLs (eg, https://www.instructables.com/member/tauhid/).

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tauhid
tauhid

Answer 11 years ago

Thanks for  the details of the linkings.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 11 years ago

.  Make "Original article/instructions" a link to the original iBle.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 11 years ago

.  And don't forget to give Instructables.com credit (and a link, where appropriate).

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tauhid
tauhid

Answer 11 years ago

Sure if I've found how to do so.
Thanks.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

11 years ago

Depending on the license, you can for non commercials reasons without it being wrong - however your best bet would be to send a private message to the owners of the instructable, politely asking them if it's ok.

Credit them fairly on your site and it should all be fine, you could also speak to them about writing other things for the blog, to help build up a good content base.

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tauhid
tauhid

Answer 11 years ago

Some times writing a letter might be considered losing recent arising ideas, so that just refer to the site for short. But I'll try to write them for such a citations.  
Thanks.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 11 years ago

(A "Private Message" is not a letter.  Click on the author's name, you will be taken to his or her personal "orange board".  To the left of that page is a button that says "send me a private message".  It's like an internal email.)

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

11 years ago

It depends on the licence that the author used when they published their work. Check the licence used then look it up online to see what it allows you to use the content for. Most authors will be happy to allow you to use it so long as they get credit where credit's due. (a link back the instructable and a mention of their name)

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tauhid
tauhid

Answer 11 years ago

I would like not to be blamed in what I try doing the best. At least I'll put the html or picture sites.
Thanks.