Copyright … and copyleft

Published on:  | Last updated: 20 January 2020

The shorter version (TL;DR)

You’re very welcome to reuse the photos and other material on this site, providing that:

  • you credit Italy Cycling Guide
  • you let other people reuse it on the same terms.

If the caption says a picture was taken by someone else, please give them credit instead!

Here’s a little chunk of code you can use (you’ll need to adapt it if you are reusing something other than a photograph):

Picture: <a href="">Italy Cycling Guide</a> (<a href="" title=" Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International">CC-BY-NC-SA</a>)

Which will look like this: Picture: Italy Cycling Guide (CC-BY-SA).

Now that wasn’t too painful was it? 

The longer version

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this site (the text, pictures, gpx tracks and downloads) is copyright, but you may reuse it and adapt it, subject to a Creative Commons license. The main excep­tions are photos taken by other people, where you need to credit them, and not Italy Cycling Guide. Also the data used in the maps belongs either to Google or to the contrib­utors to Open Street Map

You can read the full text of the the licence here: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). Here is the ‘human-readable’ version produced by Creative Commons.

Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

This is a human-readable summary of (and not a substitute for) the license.

You are free to:

  • share — copy and redis­tribute the material in any medium or format
  • adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms:

  • attri­bution — you must give appro­priate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use;
  • share alike — if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contri­bu­tions under the same license as the original;
  • no additional restric­tions — you may not apply legal terms or techno­lo­gical measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permis­sions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

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