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File licensing templates must be placed on the pages of all files which have been uploaded to Tolkien Gateway by its editors. Below is a list of templates which should be used to tag files in order to indicate their copyright status. Please make sure that you take your time in choosing the most appropriate template. Include the tag, followed by any appropriate categories, in the file upload summary; alternatively you can edit the file's page after it has been uploaded.

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Free licenses

GFDL

The GNU Free Documentation License requires that the license text is included with all reuses of the file. To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{GFDL}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

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.


GFDL — made for Tolkien Gateway

If image has been made for Tolkien Gateway, and it has not been assigned a specific license, then it is considered to be released, like any other contribution to Tolkien Gateway (unless stated otherwise), under the GNU Free Documentation License. To apply this template use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{GFDL-self|Name of Tolkien Gateway Contributor}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

As a Tolkien Gateway contributor, Joe Bloggs has granted permission 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.


GPL

The GNU General Public License requires that the license text is included with all reuses of the file. To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{GPL}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

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 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 version 2 and version 3 of the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA


LGPL

The GNU Lesser General Public License requires that the license text is included with all reuses of the file. To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{LGPL}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work 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 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 Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA


CC-2.0

The Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License means that the licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits in the manner specified by these. To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-2.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


Public domain

Copyright forfeited

Most images on the web have not been released into the public domain, even if they no explicit copyright information with the image. Only use this tag if you are certain that the author has made an explicit disclaimer of the copyright in writing. To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{PD-released}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

The copyright for this work has been forfeited by its author and is therefore in the public domain.


Copyright expired

Most images on the web have not been released into the public domain, even if they no explicit copyright information with the image. Only use this tag if you are certain that copyright has expired in the image's nation/territory of origin. To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{PD-expired}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

The copyright for this file has expired according to the law of this work's nation/territory of origin; it is therefore in the public domain.


Non-free content

Fair use

Copyright files may be used on Tolkien Gateway if the image uploader believes that it qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law. Copyrighted images can be under fairuse because Tolkien Gateway is a not-for-profit educational website. To apply this template use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{Copyright-fairuse|Copyright owner}}". Whenever possible a link to the copyright holder's website should also be included, for example: "{{Copyright-fairuse|[http://copyrightholderwebsite.com/ Copyright owner's name]}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work is copyrighted and owned by Joe Bloggs. It is believed that the use of this image,

qualifies as fair use under copyright law in the United States of America.


Permission granted

Copyright files may also be used on Tolkien Gateway if the uploader, or Tolkien Gateway itself, has been granted permission by the copyright owner to use the image on this website. To apply this template use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{Copyright-permission|Artist's name|Artists website}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work is copyrighted and owned by Joe Bloggs. However, permission has kindly been granted, by the copyright holder, to use this file on the not-for-profit Tolkien Gateway website. Details of the copyright holder:


Maps

The following template must be applied to the file pages of all maps on Tolkien Gateway because the likenesses of maps related to J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium are owned by the Tolkien Estate. This template must be placed below the normal copyright template (which are listed above). To apply this template use the following tag: "{{Map}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

It is believed that the use of this map which relates to J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium,

qualifies as fair use under copyright law in the United States of America.


Tengwar writings

The following template must be applied to the file pages of all Tengwar writings on Tolkien Gateway to credit J.R.R. Tolkien as the person who devised the script itself. This template should be placed below the normal copyright template (which are listed above). To apply this template use the following tag: "{{Tengwar}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

It is believed that the use of this writing, based on the Tengwar script devised by J.R.R. Tolkien,

qualifies as fair use under copyright law in the United States of America.


Unknown

If the licensing of an image is genuinely unknown then this template should be used. Make sure that you exhaust your research capabilities before applying this template, do not use it in the expectation that others will take the time to conduct the research for you. Please note that this is considered a maintenance template and not a permanent licensing template. To apply this template use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{Copyright-unknown}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

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