On Google, there are pages such as the following which provide a summary of the place in question taken from Wikipedia:


I am not a lawyer, but I assume that as Google has obviously gone to the trouble of extracting/cleaning the data from the dump files provided by Wikipedia, this constitutes a derived work, which I think means that Google must provide the cleaned data for download.

Is providing the content online (at the link above) enough to meet that requirement, or is there a dump file of the cleaned data available somewhere?

I only need the first paragraph or two for certain Wikipedia pages, and downloading a cleaned dump from Google would save me a lot of time and trouble :)

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about legal issues, not about using a web application. Oct 12, 2015 at 8:54
  • I have no objections. As the OP I can delete it if you want.
    – Rich
    Oct 19, 2015 at 9:22

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It's a quote, and they link to the original source. I don't think they need to provide an additional download, as you can find the exact same text on wikipedia. It's not edited.


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