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What license is used for the content of Bitcoin.org?

In the footer of the website we can find that the website is licensed under the MIT license, but the MIT licensed is used only for code, right? I also have looked at Legal disclaimer and the Frequently Asked Questions section, but I couldn't find the answer.

Under which license is the content of Bitcoin.org available? CC BY 3.0? CC BY 4.0? MIT?

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I've posted this question on Bitcoin.org GitHub repository and I've got the answer.

According to @harding, from Github, the content of Bitcoin.org is commonly licensed under MIT, only not when specified. Here is his full answer:

the MIT license, as stated. You can also check the COPYING file in the repository, which says;

The intellectual property rights in the files are owned by the respective authors. Some of the files can be licensed under MIT License (MIT) available on http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT or other licenses. Appropriate licensing information can be found in the header of the file or in the folder containing the file.

In general, text files have the license information near the top and image files have the license information in a file in the directory.

@saivan commented:

[FAQ] certain pictures listed on the page are not MIT licensed (see the COPYING file here: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.org/tree/master/img/faq). This being said, although I am not a lawyer, I think you can easily use screenshots like this without much copyright issues

Thanks for your replies, guys, but I will elect this one as the best answer cause this is the response I really wanted.

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but MIT licensed is used only for code, right?

Typically, but it's also used for documentation too.

As far as I can tell, all of the content on bitcoin.org is MIT licensed. Source.

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  • Thank you, but I need a precise answer (I mean, linking to an official document on Bitcoin.org that tells me which is the license). – Fernando Paladini Apr 10 '15 at 12:23
  • @FernandoPaladini I've linked to the document that I based my opinion on. – Nick ODell Apr 10 '15 at 14:37
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The github repo for the site has this 'COPYING' licence terms: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.org/blob/master/COPYING The intellectual property rights in the files are owned by the respective authors. Some of the files can be licensed under MIT License (MIT) available on http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT or other licenses. Appropriate licensing information can be found in the header of the file or in the folder containing the file. TL;DR; It's MIT, except where it is not

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