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Wikilivres was a site (created by Yann Forget, later maintained by others) with similar goals to Wikisource and Wikimedia Commons, but which was not maintained by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). It was hosted in New Zealand at the end of its life. It was previously hosted in South Korea and originally in Canada. There was some overlap between users of WMF sites, members of Wikimedia Canada, and the Wikilivres community but no formal relationship between them was established.

Wikilivres was a helpful alternative for some media which were not public domain in the United States but which were in New Zealand, where works enter the public domain 50 years after the death of their creator.

Material was routinely ported from here and Wikisource to Wikilivres so that it was still available online.

Users can create links to Wikilivres using the interwiki map by typing [[wikilivres:foo]]. Standard linking syntax also works so that entering [[wikilivres:foo|bar]] will only display bar with a link to the intended target. This functionality will likely be removed in the future.

Like Commons and Old Wikisource, Wikilivres was multilingual and encouraged the translation of the interface and of texts ported there.

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Similar pages at Wikisource