Category:File licensing templates

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Templates for file licensing purposes

When uploading a new file, you should be able to choose one of these licenses form a drop-down menu. You can also just add the appropriate code in the brackets on the "summary" section of the file upload, or add it afterwards by editing the file page. Eventually, all files on PlentyWiki should display one of these templates.

For works that are NOT of your own making

If you are unsure of which license to use, add {{No license/unknown}} to get this (not recommended):

The copyright of this file is unknown. The file will be deleted unless it is assigned a proper file licensing template.


In case you have someone's permission to add their work to this wiki specifically, you can use {{Specific permission from copyright holder|[[Name of the artist]]}} (edit in the artist's name and if possible a link to the permission) to get this:

The copyright owner of this work is {{{1}}}. The owner has granted a specific permission to use this work on the PlentyWiki website. This permission may not be transferable. Other use of this image elsewhere and/or for other purposes might be copyright infringement.



In case of an artist like John Howe who has given a general permission to use his art in appropriate context on non-commercial websites with credit, you can use {{Non-commercial fair use permission|[[Name of the copyright owner]]}} to get this:

The copyright owner of this work is {{{1}}}. The owner has granted a general permission to use this work for non-profit purposes. The use of this work on the PlentyWiki website to illustrate articles related to this work meets the terms of fair and noncommercial use. Other use of this image elsewhere and/or for other purposes might be copyright infringement.


If you're adding an image of an album cover or other recording (such as an audiobook), use {{Album cover|[[Name of the artist]]}} to get this:

This is a cover image of a commercial album or other recording. The copyright of this work belongs to the publisher and/or the artist who created the cover. The artist is {{{1}}}.

The image is used on the nonprofit PlentyWiki website to identify the album or recording in question and to illustrate articles about it, which is believed to qualify as "fair use" of the image. Other use of this image elsewhere and/or for other purposes might be copyright infringement.


If you're adding an image of a book cover, use {{Book cover|[[Name of the artist]]}} to get this:

This is an image of a book cover. The copyright of this work belongs to the publisher and/or the artist who created the cover. The artist is {{{1}}}.

The image is used on the nonprofit PlentyWiki website to identify the book in question and to illustrate articles about it, which is believed to qualify as "fair use" of the image. Other use of this image elsewhere and/or for other purposes might be copyright infringement.


If you're adding an image of a magazine or fanzine cover, use {{Magazine cover|[[Name of the artist]]}} to get this:

This is a cover image of a magazine or a fanzine. The copyright of this work is owned by the publisher and/or the artist who created the cover. The artist is {{{1}}}.

The image is used on the nonprofit PlentyWiki website to identify the magazine/fanzine in question and to illustrate articles about it, which is believed to qualify as "fair use" of the image. Other use of this image elsewhere and/or for other purposes might be copyright infringement.


If the image file only consists of simple text, geometric shape or such, use {{Logos}} to get this:

Logos with only simple typefaces, individual words or geometric shapes are not covered under copyright. This image only consists of simple geometric shapes and/or text. It does not meet the threshold of originality needed for copyright protection, and is therefore believed to be in the public domain.



For works of your own making

Permission for PlentyWiki only

If you simply want to add your own artwork to an article here but do not want to release it under any specific licence at the moment, here's how you can do that. In the file page of your work, add
{{Personal permission for the PlentyWiki|[[Name of the artist]]}}
and replace "name of the artist" with your own name. Feel free to also link your website to your name, or to link your wiki user page.
This is what will be displayed on the file page:

I Name of the artist, the copyright owner of this work, grant permission for the PlentyWiki website to host and display it in appropriate articles. This permission may not be transferable. Other use of this image elsewhere and/or for other purposes might be copyright infringement.


Creative Commons Licences

If you are familiar with the Creative Commons licences, you can choose one of them to publish your own work here. If you would like to release your work under a licence that is not listed, please feel free to request it!

  • Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

In the file page of your work, add
{{CC0}} to display:

This work is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

The person who associated this work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of their rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.


  • Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

In the file page of your work, add
{{CC BY|[[Name of the artist]]}} to display:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Attribution: {{{1}}}


  • Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence

In the file page of your work, add
{{CC BY-SA‎‎|[[Name of the artist]]}} to display:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.

Attribution: {{{1}}}


  • Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

In the file page of your work, add
{{CC BY-NC|[[Name of the artist]]}} to display:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Attribution: {{{1}}}


  • Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

In the file page of your work, add
{{CC BY-ND|[[Name of the artist]]}} to display:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Attribution: {{{1}}}


  • Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

In the file page of your work, add
{{CC BY-NC-SA‎|[[Name of the artist]]}} to display:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Attribution: {{{1}}}


  • Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licens.

In the file page of your work, add
{{CC BY-NC-ND‎|[[Name of the artist]]}} to display:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Attribution: {{{1}}}