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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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[edit] Free licenses

[edit] Custom

If an organisation has established its own license for the use of their images, use this template to describe the terms under which it is used on Tolkien Gateway. To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{Custom-License|DESCRIPTION OF LICENSE}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This image is used under the terms of the Joe Bloggs License.


[edit] 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.


[edit] 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.


[edit] 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


[edit] 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


[edit] Creative Commons

[edit] Attribution (CC-2.0)

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
—See: Attribution 2.0 Unported License Deed

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


[edit] Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-SA-2.0)

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.
—See: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-SA-2.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

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

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Attribution-NoDerivs (CC-ND-2.0)

This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.
—See: Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-ND-2.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

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

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Attribution-NonCommercial (CC-NC-2.0)

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
—See: Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-NC-2.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

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

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-NC-SA-2.0)

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.
—See: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-NC-SA-2.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-NC-ND-2.0)

This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
—See: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-NC-ND-2.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

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

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Attribution (CC-3.0)

This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
—See: Attribution 3.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-3.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-SA-3.0)

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.
—See: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-SA-3.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Attribution-NoDerivs (CC-ND-3.0)

This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.
—See: Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-ND-3.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 License.

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Attribution-NonCommercial (CC-NC-3.0)

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
—See: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-NC-3.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License.

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-NC-SA-3.0)

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.
—See: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-NC-SA-3.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC-NC-ND-3.0)

This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
—See: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License Deed

To apply this template simply use the following tag in the upload summary: "{{CC-NC-ND-3.0}}". The following is an example of this template in use:

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.

Attribution: Joe Bloggs


[edit] Public domain

[edit] 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.


[edit] 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.


[edit] Non-free content

[edit] 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.


[edit] 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:


[edit] 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.


[edit] 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.


[edit] 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.