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GTA Wiki has a series of policies regarding the use and reproduction of Copyright material.

Using GTA Wiki Content

You may use content on GTA Wiki for research purposes. This includes looking up information for yourself, and looking up information to be used on other websites.

However, if you wish to copy content directly from GTA Wiki to another website, you should ask permission first, on the Copyright discussion page.

Putting Content onto GTA Wiki

No copyrighted content should be placed on GTA Wiki unless either you own the copyright or have express written permission to use it. However, some content, such as logos, screenshots, names or short text extracts (eg quotes) may be placed if used fairly. Any quotes, text extracts or images should reference their source, unless it is obvious (eg a company logo) or generic (no identifiable author).

We believe it is fair to use screenshots of games to represent games and the characters, vehicles and locations in those games. We also believe that it is fair to use existing screenshots for that purpose, since we (by default) allow images to be reproduced elsewhere. Credit will be given where due. However, if the copyright holder wishes to dispute our use of an image, it should be discussed on the talk page for the image or this page.

Copyright Templates

See: Copyright templates for various copyright templates for use on images, such as the following:

Template:Screenshot:

Logo

This is a screenshot of a GTA game - a copyrighted video game by Rockstar Games.

On GTA Wiki, it is believed that the use of web-resolution screenshots, for identification and critical commentary on the game in question or the copyrighted characters or items depicted on the screenshot, qualifies as fair use under Copyright law, as such display does not 'significantly impede the right of the copyright holder to sell the copyrighted material', is 'not being used to generate profit in this context', and presents ideas that 'cannot be exhibited otherwise'. Grand Theft Auto games are copyrighted video games, developed and published by Rockstar Games. To re-use this image, you must link back to this page.

See GTA Wiki:Copyright for more detail on our copyright policy.

Disclaimer

GTA Wiki will not be held liable for any misuse of content by our registered members.

Correction of Breaches of Copyright

If you believe a copyright has been breached, please let us know, and provide proof of the source and licence of the content. We will aim to correct the problem as soon as possible if neccessary.

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