Forums > Senate Hall > SH:Using Wookieepedia as a refference in videos

I am starting to create content for a YouTube channel that is going to be about LEGO sets and their real life or in universe counterparts. I would like to use information and some photos that appear on here. Would it be okay to do so? I would definitely put a link in the description if I were to do so. As well, if I were to eventually monetize my videos, would it still be okay to use some of the information and photos from Wookieepedia? Unsigned comment by Mnko (talk • contribs).

  • Appreciate that you asked for permission, at the end of the day we can't really stop you from using it all but I see no reason why you couldn't use it. If you do then adding the links in the description is also appreciated --Lewisr (talk) 03:55, June 30, 2018 (UTC)
    • Images are copyrighted to Lucasfilm/other relevant copyright holders ultimately so we can't say yes or no to those. We're using them under fair use. In terms of original content, the only thing to keep in mind is that if you use entire bits of text from the site then you'll need to attribute that since FANDOM wikis uses a CC-BY-SA license. Otherwise you're good to go! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 04:24, June 30, 2018 (UTC)
      • Thank you very much for this info! I have found it to be very informative. My final question is if I paraphrase(loosely following how it is done in academic articles), would that be considered entire bits of texts? Either way, I will reference this site just because of how resourceful it is for finding any star wars info.
        • That's considered a derivative text which, under CC-BY-SA, still requires some sort of attribution. I think just saying "According to Wookieepedia" and then having your paraphrase follow from there is probably fine! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 02:30, July 3, 2018 (UTC)