Wikiversity:License tags

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The templates listed on this page should be used to indicate the kind of license under which media files uploaded to Wikiversity are published. In general, media files published under a free license should be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Files may be published under multiple licenses.

All images should have a template indicating how it is licensed. This is required by Foundation policy, and is simply good practice. Re-users of Wikiversity content expect that it will be freely-reusable. Some media, however, has certain restrictions in the licensing (for example the share-alike clause of certain Creative Commons licenses) which the re-user must be able to easily determine. License templates categorize media so they it can easily be determined what is reusable under what conditions.

Information[edit]

When you upload a document, copy/past the Information template and add the indication

What to type What it makes
for own work:
{{Information
|Description=Magnetic field scheme
|Source=own work
|Date=2007-03-28
|Author=[[User:Derbeth|]]
|Permission=Put here the licence
}}
Description

Magnetic field scheme

Source

own work

Date

2007-03-28

Author

Derbeth

Permission
(Reusing this file)

Put here the licence


for works found elsewhere:
{{Information
|Description=Scheme of human brain for the [[Neuroscience]] book
|Source=http://somewebsite.com/image.png
|Date=2006-12-21
|Author=John Smith
|Permission=http://somewebsite.com/usage.html
|other_versions=[[:Image:Brainscheme transparent.png]]
}}
Description

Scheme of human brain for the Neuroscience book

Source

http://somewebsite.com/image.png

Date

2006-12-21

Author

John Smith

Permission
(Reusing this file)

http://somewebsite.com/usage.html

Other versions Image:Brainscheme transparent.png

How to add a license template[edit]

If you did not add the template at the time of upload, you must edit the image description page. Do not re-upload the image; you will not be able to update the licensing or source information that way. Instead, click the edit this page tab at the top of the page, and add in the template like this: {{Templatename}}. Be careful to note the case of template names; only the first letter is case-insensitive.

Wikimedia Commons
Please note
It is strongly recommended that you upload free content to Wikimedia Commons. Files hosted at Commons are accessible by all Wikimedia projects. An introduction to Commons can be found at Commons:Welcome.


Public domain[edit]

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{{PD}}
PD-icon.svg This file was released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. This applies worldwide.

Content released into the public domain may be used for any purpose without attribution, including commercial activities and creation of derivative works.

{{PD-self}}

Public domain

I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so:
I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

{{PD-old}}
Public domain This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to the United States, Canada, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years.

{{PD-US}}
PD-icon.svg
This file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923.
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This file might not be in the public domain outside of the United States (this especially applies in Canada, China (not Macao or Taiwan), Germany or Switzerland). The creator and year of publication are essential information and must be provided. See Wikipedia:Public domain and Wikipedia:Copyrights for more details.
{{PD-USGov}}
Public domain This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code. See Copyright.

Note: This only applies to works of the Federal Government and not to the work of any individual U.S. state, territory, commonwealth, county, municipality, or any other subdivision.

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Free licenses[edit]

Creative Commons[edit]

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{{cc-by-sa-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0}}

Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0
* Recommended

Some rights reserved
Creative Commons Attribution iconCreative Commons Share Alike icon
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license versions 3.0, 2.5, 2.0, and 1.0
{{cc-by-sa-2.5,2.0,1.0}}

Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5,2.0,1.0

Some rights reserved
Creative Commons Attribution iconCreative Commons Share Alike icon
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license versions 2.5, 2.0, and 1.0
{{cc-by-sa-3.0}}

Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

CC
BY SA
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. In short: you are free to share and make derivative works of the file under the conditions that you appropriately attribute it, and that you distribute it only under a license compatible with this one.
{{cc-by-3.0}}

Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0

Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution icon
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. In short: you are free to distribute and modify the file as long as you attribute its author(s) or licensor(s). Official license
{{cc-by-sa-2.5}}

Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5

Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution icon Creative Commons Share Alike icon
This file has been published under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license (abbreviated “cc-by-sa”), Version 2.5.
{{cc-by-2.5}}

Creative Commons - Attribution 2.5

Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution icon
This file is published under the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (abbreviated “cc-by”), Version 2.5.
{{cc-by-sa-2.0}}

Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0

CC
BY SA
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 License. In short: you are free to share and make derivative works of the file under the conditions that you appropriately attribute it, and that you distribute it only under a license compatible with this one.
{{cc-by-2.0}}

Creative Commons - Attribution 2.0

Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution icon
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License. In short: you are free to distribute and modify the file as long as you attribute its author(s) or licensor(s). Official license

Free Software Foundation[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{GFDL}}

GNU Free Documentation License

GNU head Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.
{{GFDL-self}}

GNU Free Documentation License by creator

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:

GNU head Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.

Dual-licensing[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{Self-GFDL-Cc-by-sa-2.5}}

GNU Free Documentation License and Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5

I, the author of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses:
GNU head Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution icon Creative Commons Share Alike icon
This file has been published under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license (abbreviated “cc-by-sa”), Version 2.5.
You may select the license of your choice.
{{Self-GFDL-Cc-by-sa-3.0}}

GNU Free Documentation License and Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses:

GNU head Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.
CC
BY SA
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. In short: you are free to share and make derivative works of the file under the conditions that you appropriately attribute it, and that you distribute it only under a license compatible with this one.
You may select the license of your choice.

Screen Shots[edit]

Copy Left[edit]

You should not use these templates for anything but screenshots of copyleft licensed software programs.

What to type What it makes
{{BSD}}
Copyright © belongs to the uploader, all rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, with the name of the uploader, and this list of conditions;
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, with the name of the uploader, and this list of conditions in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution;
  • Neither the name of the uploader nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
{{BSD|John Doe}}
Copyright © belongs to the uploader, all rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, with the name of the uploader, and this list of conditions;
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, with the name of the uploader, and this list of conditions in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution;
  • Neither the name of the uploader nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
{{GPL}}
GNU head This work is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This work is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
{{LGPL}}
GNU head This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
{{free screenshot|license={{BSD}}}} Copyright © belongs to the uploader, all rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, with the name of the uploader, and this list of conditions;
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, with the name of the uploader, and this list of conditions in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution;
  • Neither the name of the uploader nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.


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Others[edit]

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{{Attribution|Reason Given}}
{{fairuse}}

Copyright undetermined

This work is copyrighted. The individual who uploaded this work and first used it in an article, as well as subsequent persons who place it into articles, asserts that this qualifies as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.

This template must be accompanied by a {{Non-free media rationale}} justifying the assertion of fair use.

Note: The kinds of things that are considered acceptable for fair use on Wikiversity is significantly less than what is legally permitted. Please consult the Wikimedia Foundation Fair Use Policy to see if this content is permitted on Wikiversity under these further restrictions. Familiarize yourself with the Wikiversity Exemption Doctrine Policy before using this template.

Fair use Fair use of copyrighted material //en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:License_tags


{{Non-free software screenshot}}


{{Copyright by Wikimedia}}
  • apply always where Wikimedia logos are used
©

© & ™ All rights reserved, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Wikiversity is a trademark of Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

This image (or parts of it) is copyrighted by the Wikimedia Foundation. It is (or includes) one of the official logos or designs used by the Wikimedia foundation or by one of its projects. Notwithstanding any other statements, this image has not been licensed under the GFDL or CC-BY-SA. Use of the Wikimedia logo is subject to the Wikimedia visual identity guidelines and requires permission.

The Wikimedia Logo

Media Cleanup[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{subst:ncd|File:Animage.png}}
fills fields of {{NowCommons}}
Commons
This picture/multimedia file is now available on Wikimedia Commons as File:Animage.png.
{{subst:nld}}
fills fields of {{no license}}
This file needs copyright and/or license information by November 27, 2017 to remain at Wikiversity.
No license
Copyright questions
1.svg Please place {{Information}} on this page and fill out who the owner is and the copying terms. The Wikimedia Foundation is very careful about using files because of copyright law.
2.svg Who owns the rights to this file? Usually this is the work's creator, the creator's employer, or the last person who was transferred ownership rights. Only the person or company who owns the rights can give permission to use this file freely.
3.svg What are the terms for using this file? Wikiversity accepts open content, public domain, and fair use works (see Wikiversity's Copyright policy). You must place one of the Wikiversity:License tags on this page to signify the copyright terms.
Please remember to also notify the uploader on their discussion page with
{{subst:file copyright|File:License tags}}~~~~
{{subst:nfu}}
fills fields of {{no fairuse}}
No fairuse rationale

This file needs complete and reasonable fair use rationales by November 27, 2017 to remain at Wikiversity.

Please also remember to notify the uploader on their user discussion page:
{{subst:File fairuse|File:License tags}} ~~~~

{{subst:file copyright|Image|~~~~}} == What is the copyright of Image? ==
Icon no license.svg
Question copyright.svg
Thanks for uploading Image, but:
1.svg The file needs some copyright information soon to stay at Wikiversity. Please place {{information}} on the file page and fill out who the owner is and the copying terms. The Wikimedia Foundation is very careful about using files because of copyright law.
2.svg Who owns the rights to this file? Usually this is the work's creator, the creator's employer, or the last person who was transferred ownership rights. Only the person or company who owns the rights can give permission to use this file freely.
3.svg What are the terms for using this file? Wikiversity accepts open content, public domain, and fair use works (see Wikiversity's Copyright policy). You can place a {{copyright template}} on the file page to signify the copyright terms.
4.svg Please remember to do this for any other files you have uploaded or will upload. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page or the Wikiversity community at the Colloquium. Thank you.

See also[edit]