Wikisource:General disclaimer

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Wikisource general disclaimer
This page cautions readers and editors concerning the use of Wikisource. Essentially: use Wikisource at your own risk, and do not use Wikisource for legal or medical advice.

Please carefully read this general disclaimer. For the sake of simplicity, Wikisource (or this project, we, et cetera) refers to the the authors, contributors, sponsors, or anyone else connected with the Wikisource website (including the Wikimedia Foundation).



Wikisource makes no guarantee of validity or accuracy. This project is an online collection of free content source texts, that is, a voluntary association of individuals who are developing a common resource of primary material. Therefore, material found here may not be reviewed by professionals who are knowledgeable in the particular areas of expertise necessary to ensure the accuracy of the texts. Further, texts are hosted as-is; mistakes made by the author are deliberately left as-is to maintain the work's integrity.

That's not to say that you won't find many valuable and accurate texts on Wikisource, but we cannot guarantee (in any way whatsoever) the validity of the documents found here. In particular, medical or legal texts on Wikisource may be incorrect or out of date. We suggest contacting a qualified professional for such information.


None of the authors, contributors, sponsors, or anyone else connected with Wikisource in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

No damages can be sought against Wikisource for aforementioned inaccuracies or invalidities, as it is a voluntary association of individuals developed freely to create various open source online educational, cultural and informational resources. Further, Wikisource is not responsible should someone change, edit, modify, or remove any information that you may post on Wikisource or any of its associated projects.


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You are free to reproduce Wikisource content freely and gratuitously just as we are doing. No agreement, contract, or liability is created between you and the site (or anyone related to the site). While we try to ensure that accurate copyright information is provided, you are responsible for verifying the copyright status of any work you use or copy.

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