Tamil Wiki:Copyright

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The text of Tamil WIki is copyrighted (automatically, under the Berne Convention) by Tamil WIki contributors and is formally licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.

Please note that some images contained on the website are subject to the copyrights of third parties. The permission to reproduce this material does not extend to any material on this site, which is copyright of a third party. Authorization to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Some part of the website content (text and graphic) has been taken or referenced from other sources and we have made all possible efforts to cite the credits and source wherever possible. The copyright to such content however remains with the original publisher/author. This website contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of tamil heritage and culture. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 52 of the The Copyright Act, 1957.

The Indian Law of Copyright recognizes fair use and criticism of copyright content. Section 52 of The Copyright Act, 1957 states that: Certain acts not to be infringement of copyright:— (1) The following acts shall not constitute an infringement of copyright, namely, —

(a) a fair dealing with any work, not being a computer programme, for the purposes of— 
  (i) Private or personal use, including research; 
  (ii) Criticism or review, whether of that work or of any other work;

Our work can be said to be included under a category of works allowed under Section 52(1)(a)(ii) of the Act, which provides for ‘criticism or review, whether of that work or of any other work.’ Our posts and reviews which criticize an original work essentially serve a social utility, and thus are protected under the fair use principle of copyright law.

The contents of this site including our images, and all Social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Telegram and Twitter in general may contain certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized by the copyrighted holder but which we believe in good faith are protected by the statute and the fair use and criticism doctrine.

The owner of the website doesn’t claim any rights in the copyrighted content whatsoever and hence cannot be held accountable for violating copyrighted content.

User Copyright Policy

Tamil Wiki contains copyrighted material use of this content for any purpose other than viewing on Tamil WIki website is strictly prohibited. Users may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Reading online, downloading or other use of this information signifies acceptance of these conditions; and use of this site may occur on these conditions only.

If you are the owner of Tamil Wiki hosted content being used without your permission

If you are the owner of content that is being used on Tamil Wiki without your permission, then you may request the page be immediately removed from Tamil Wiki; please mail us at [email protected]. We will, of course, need some evidence to support your claim of ownership.