Project:File copyright tags


Wikimedia Foundation, who kindly hosts, takes copyright law very seriously. File description pages are tagged with the license and the source of the file. This makes it as easy as possible for readers, Wikimedians, and creators of derivative works to know what they can and can't do with the files on this wiki.

For image creators[edit]

If you are the creator of a file, you can choose any acceptable free license. You can multi-license your file under different licenses, if you prefer. The license must not prevent commercial reuse or derivative works.

  • Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike - {{cc-by-sa-3.0|Attribution details}} - This is one of several CC licenses. This version permits free use, including commercial use; requires that you be attributed as the creator; and requires that any derivative creator or redistributor of your work use the same license. The desired attribution text should be included as a parameter in the template.
    • Creative Commons: Attribution - {{cc-by-3.0|Attribution details}} - Similar to the above, but does not require that derivative works use the same license.
  • Free Art license - {{FAL}} - A copyleft license for artwork; modification and commercial use are allowed, provided derivative works carry the same license.
  • Public domain - {{PD-self}} - The creator permanently relinquishes all rights to the work.
  • For screen shots of the MediaWiki software the following tag may be used: {{MW-screenshot|content=CONTENT|skin=SKIN|free=FREE_TEMPLATE}}

File copyright tags[edit]

Visit the Category:License templates for the most complete list of available tags.

Tag Display
{{Cc-by-4.0|Attribution details}}
{{Cc-by-3.0|Attribution details}}
{{Cc-by-sa-4.0|Attribution details}}
{{Cc-by-sa-3.0|Attribution details}}
{{Cc-by-sa-2.5|Attribution details}}
{{Free screenshot}}
{{MW-screenshot| content=CONTENT |skin=SKIN |free=FREE_TEMPLATE}}

PD Public domain // false false


PD Public domain // false false

{{Unknown copyright}}

Screenshot This is a screenshot of a Wikimedia Foundation project, contents are licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 and GFDL Licenses, and the MediaWiki software is licensed under GPL License. //

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