MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning is displayed under the edit box when editing a page. It is a footer containing a warning regarding the copyright status of submitted edits. It accepts wiki markup.

If $wgRightsText is not set in your LocalSettings.php, then this page is ignored in lieu of MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning2 instead.

Please note that all contributions to MediaWiki are considered to be released under the $2 (see $1 for details).
If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here.<br />
You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource.
<strong>Do not submit copyrighted work without permission!</strong>


  • $1: The name of the license used by the wiki.
  • $2: A link to the wiki page describing the local copyright policy.