Are wikipedia articles copyright protected?

Answer Yes, like all creative works of authorship, they are copyrighted jointly by the contributors. However, as part of the agreement, the contributors have given the world a free and perpetual license u... Read More »

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How do you edit semi-protected Wikipedia articles?

Semi-protected articles on Wikipedia are articles that have large volumes of 'bad' edits from IP's and new users. To edit it, you need to have an account that has more than 10 edits, which is older... Read More »

Am I allowed to translate wikipedia articles in order to make new wikipedia articles in my mother tongue?

Not only is that allowed, it's encouraged. Just be sure to cite the specific revision you've translated.

Are wikipedia articles cited by authorized personnels with expertise in related articles?

If I'm interpreting your question correctly, you're looking for academic and/or expert articles which cite Wikipedia. In that case, check out this (incomplete) list on Wikipedia:< http://en.wikiped... Read More »

What is not protected by copyright law?

According to the United States Copyright Office, "Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of 'original works of authorship.' " There are several c... Read More »