Genseipedia:First steps

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What is Genseipedia?[edit]

With many articles and files, Genseipedia is trying to achive the goal of gathering as much information as possible about martial arts and Genseiryu in particular. Everything about Genseiryu and related topics on schools, experiences, facts, documents, history, techniques etc. are what Genseipedia is all about.

Why contribute to Genseipedia?[edit]

Before Genseipedia was established on 27 October 2005, it was practically impossible to find any reliable information about Genseiryu on the Internet. Many websites existed, but too much undocumented hearsay and propaganda stories was more the rule than the exception. Imagine what Genseipedia can accomplish by gathering all knowledge and information on Genseiryu in one place. Your contributions can be part of that. When you share your photos and other files on Genseipedia and create or improve articles, your work might be viewed by hundreds – or even thousands – of people all over the world. You can be an active part of that.

What is allowed on Genseipedia[edit]

You may create any article on any topic as long as it has a relation to martial arts in general or Genseiryu in particular. You may edit any existing article, expand an article, correct or elaborate on existing information and improve Genseipedia in any other way possible. You may upload works that you created entirely yourself. This includes photos and videos of events, public figures and people photographed in public places (only with consent in some cases, depending on local laws), useful or non-artistic objects and audio files.

What is not allowed on Genseipedia[edit]

Genseipedia can’t accept files created by or based on the work of others – including photographs of it. By default, you can’t upload someone else’s work. This includes material such as drawings of characters from comics, TV, or movies – even if you drew them, most pictures published on the internet, photos of you not taken by you (the copyright holder is the person who took the photograph unless it is a formal work for hire). You are not allowed to copy articles published in magazines or books as they may be copyrighted by the author or publisher.

However, there are some exceptions[edit]

You can upload someone else’s work if the author granted permission for anyone to use, copy, modify, and sell it, or if it is in the public domain (usually very old works). If in doubt, don't upload the file.