Uploading Documents

What are the rules on uploading documents? I want to upload online newspaper articles to practice translating but is this acceptable?

February 16, 2014


Most newspaper articles tend to be copyrighted; you can only upload article that aren't copyrighted.

From the upload document page:


Translation is free for content released under a creative commons license."

Emphasis mine.

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February 16, 2014

Creative Commons licensed works are still copyrighted works, just with permissive licensing. You can also upload your own copyrighted works (and retain copyright of the translation) as long as you don't use the translation for commercial purposes (per the site terms).

February 16, 2014

Thanks, I tried to express that but somehow failed to put it into words.

February 16, 2014

Is there an easy way of finding out whether an article has been released under a creative commons license?

February 27, 2014

I realize this discussion is old, but I found it through search :D So for anyone else after me that is wondering... I have been using I figure if it were to be listed anywhere, it would be there right?

August 11, 2014

Es ist alt.

February 13, 2016

It should say so. For example, has "Contenidos bajo Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC) salvo donde indique lo contrario" at the bottom of every page. The code there ("CC-BY-NC") indicates the specific license. The different kinds are explained here.

February 27, 2014

whats uploading documents?

May 9, 2016

This is a question I also have. Personally, I like to read El País and when I find articles that might be of interest to Duolingo users I would like to upload them, but that does not seem to be possible.

April 3, 2015

If you go to none of the articles is copyrighted.

August 9, 2016
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