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EQ2

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to EverQuest 2 Wiki:Copyright article)

From EQ2i, the EverQuest II wiki

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Articles

By submitting an article to EQ2i (aka the EverQuest 2 Wiki), or editing an existing article, you are personally warranting that your submission is free of copyright entanglements. All text information on this system is covered under the GFDL (Gnu Free Documentation License), as is all content on Wikia.com. If you use work from another website for information in your article, please ensure that they do not claim restricted copyright, and that you give them credit either on the talk page of your article or at the bottom of your article if appropriate (see the credits policy for details).

Images

By submitting an image to EQ2i you are personally warranting that it is legal for you to do so. Please use one of the tags, below to tell us exactly what type of image you are submitting and what the status of any applicable copyright may be. If you do not see any tags applicable to your need, add a comment to the discussion page and we will try to add a new one for you. Please include the name of the image (if you have already uploaded it) and the name of the page you want to attach it to.

Tag your image by choosing an appropriate code from the Tag column in the table below. Place that tag in the Summary field of the Upload File screen, or by editing the image page after upload and inserting the tag there.

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Image Categories

Type of Image Tag to Insert
screenshot
{{ss}}
A Monster or Named Monster
{{ss-m}}
A NPC
{{ss-n}}
Icon
[[Category:Icons]]
A Zone map
[[Category:Maps]]

a full list of these granular image tags is at EverQuest 2 Wiki:Screenshots.
these are also all available on the image upload screen on a dropdown menu.

Other credit giving template tags

Category:Credit Templates


This article uses material from the "EverQuest 2 Wiki:Copyright" article on the EQ2 wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
(Redirected to Grand Theft Wiki:Copyright article)

From Grand Theft Wiki

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Grand Theft Wiki has a series of policies regarding the use and reproduction of Copyright material.

Using Grand Theft Wiki Content

You may use content on Grand Theft Wiki for research purposes. This includes looking up information for yourself, and looking up information to be used on other websites.

However, if you wish to copy content directly from Grand Theft Wiki to another website, you should ask permission first, on the Copyright discussion page.

Putting Content onto Grand Theft Wiki

No copyrighted content should be placed on Grand Theft Wiki unless either you own the copyright or have express written permission to use it. However, some content, such as logos, screenshots, names or short text extracts (eg quotes) may be placed if used fairly. Any quotes, text extracts or images should reference their source, unless it is obvious (eg a company logo) or generic (no identifiable author).

We believe it is fair to use screenshots of games to represent games and the characters, vehicles and locations in those games. We also believe that it is fair to use existing screenshots for that purpose, since we (by default) allow images to be reproduced elsewhere. Credit will be given where due. However, if the copyright holder wishes to dispute our use of an image, it should be discussed on the talk page for the image or this page.

Copyright Templates

See: Copyright templates for various copyright templates for use on images, such as the following:

Template:Screenshot:

Copyrighted

This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer or video game, and the copyright is most likely held by the developer of the game. For Grand Theft Auto games, the developer is Rockstar Games.

On Grand Theft Wiki, it is believed that the use of web-resolution screenshots, for identification and critical commentary on the game in question or the copyrighted characters or items depicted on the screenshot, qualifies as fair use under Copyright law, as such display does not significantly impede the right of the copyright holder to sell the copyrighted material, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents ideas that cannot be exhibited otherwise.

See Grand Theft Wiki:Copyright for more detail on our copyright policy.

Disclaimer

Grand Theft Wiki will not be held liable for any misuse of content by our registered members.

Correction of Breaches of Copyright

If you believe a copyright has been breached, please let us know, and provide proof of the source and licence of the content. We will aim to correct the problem as soon as possible if neccessary.


This article uses material from the "Grand Theft Wiki:Copyright" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Lostpedia:Use of Images article)

From Lostpedia

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This page is an official policy on Lostpedia. It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow. When editing this page, please ensure that your revision reflects consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.
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Lostpedia takes copyright very seriously. In order to comply with copyright laws, we ask that users respect certain rules when uploading images onto the site, and add appropriate disclaimers. Please try to use the correct template whenever adding an image - its for the good of the site!

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Basic Rules

1. Tag it with a template

Please tag images with a relevant copyright tag. These copyright tags allow us to acknowledge the people involved with the photography, and is fair use. When in doubt do not upload an image.

2. Description

Always try to use the description page to specify where it come from, (including episode of TV show or video podcast) and acknowledge the copyright holder of the image.

3. Please respect fair use

Fair Use means while we can use various images, including screencaps/screenshots from episodes, they are only to be used to illustrate the contents within an article. Galleries are not covered under this fair use remit.

For example, two images showing similar scenes, from wider or different angles are not needed on the same page. Just one of these images would be needed to illustrate the content within the article. Images that do not relate to the content are therefore, against fair use.

4. Quality

Avoid replacing pictures with others of lesser resolution. When HD-quality pictures are available (720p and up), smaller pictures must not replace them. The only exception to this rule is if these pictures are promotional stills.

Templates

There are several templates available that allow you to tag images you upload to Lostpedia with the correct copyright information. Because in particular screencaps/screenshots of the show belong to ABC/Touchstone, we must make it clear that they own the image on the screen, and we are making use of "Fair Use" law within the United States (where Lostpedia is hosted) to allow us to use these to illustrate our articles. Lostpedia currently has a good relationship with ABC/Touchstone Pictures and Bad Robot Productions, and marking images with the correct copyright information is our way of showing good will back to the people who bring us the show we love.

If I upload a screencap/screenshot from an episode?

Copyrighted

This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program, video podcast or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. It is believed that the use of a limited number of web-resolution screenshots

  • for identification and critical commentary on the station ID or program and its contents
  • on the English-language Lostpedia, hosted on servers in the United States,

qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law. Any other uses of this image, on Lostpedia or elsewhere, may be copyright infringement. For more information, see Fair use.

To the uploader: please add a detailed fair use rationale for each use, as well as the source of the work and copyright information.

Add {{Tv-screenshot}}. This copyright template is designed for use on any screenshots used of LOST, the LOST DVDs or any other material directly relating to video from the TV show or any of its spin-offs, including the LOST Experience.


If I upload an official company logo like ABC's?

Copyrighted

This is a logo of a television station, network, corporation, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. It is believed that the use of low-resolution images of logos to illustrate the television station, network, corporation, or other organization in question on the English-language Lostpedia, hosted on servers in the United States, qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law. Any other uses of this image, on Wikipedia or elsewhere, may be copyright infringement. Certain commercial use of this image may also be trademark infringement. See Wikipedia:Fair use and Wikipedia:Logos.

Use of the logo here does not imply endorsement of the organization by Lostpedia, nor does it imply endorsement of Lostpedia by the organization.

To the uploader: please add a detailed fair use rationale for each use, as well as the source of the work and copyright information.

Add {{Tv-logo}}. This copyright template is designed for use on any TV company logo that is used on the site. This includes any International broadcasters of the show.


If I upload a promotional photo of an actor or character?

Copyrighted

This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising material or a promotional photo in a press kit.

The copyright for it is most likely owned by the company who created the promotional item or the artist who produced the item in question; you must provide evidence of such ownership. Lack of such evidence is grounds for deletion.

It is believed that the use of low-resolution images of promotional material

  • to illustrate the work or product in question;
  • in the absence of free images that could serve such a purpose;
  • on the English-language Lostpedia, hosted on servers in the United States.

qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law. Other uses of this image, on Lostpedia or elsewhere, may be copyright infringement. See Copyrights for more information.

To the uploader: please add a detailed fair use rationale for each use, as well as the source of the work and copyright information.

Add {{Promotional}}. Promotional photographs of the show or actors released by ABC, or the actors themselves, designed to promote LOST or the actor themselves via an image portfolio. Most of the images marked promotional will come from ABC Medianet [1]. Each image should have individual copyright applied in this case, via the summary options when uploading.


If I upload a GNU image, which sometimes looks like a clipart image?

GFDL

This library 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 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library 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.

Text of the GNU Lesser General Public License

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


Add {{LGPL}}. This license is mostly used within Lostpedia for images supplied by GNU, for their licenses, such as the Heckert the Gnu image that applies on the GDFL and LGPL license. This license is unlikely to have usage anywhere else within the site, as most images here are copyright of ABC, released to the public domain, or under Creative Commons Licensing.


If I upload something I know is common property, and so doesn't need copyrighting?

Public domain This image is ineligible for copyright as it has been released into the public domain, because it consists entirely of information that is common property and contains no original authorship.


Add {{PD-ineligible}}. Image is in the public domain and is therefore ineligible for copyright. Such images include the Trademark logo, or any image that are common property with no original ownership.


If I upload a photo or image that I myself have created, and allow Lostpedia to host?

Public domain en: This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its author, [[::User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]]. This applies worldwide.

In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so:
[[::User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.


Add {{PD-User}}. Used for images, taken by Lostpedia members which have been release by that user into public domain use.


If I don't know what licensing template to add?

Copyrighted

This is a general copyright template. The user who uploaded the corresponding file is unsure what copyright tag should be added, and so is using this box to flag to other users that this image needs sorting by someone with more understanding of US laws and fair use. This page will have accurate licensing shortly.

To the uploader: thank you for identifying this image as one that needs licensing added. It shall be resolved soon.

Add {{Unclassified}}. This flags the image file to other users that you are unsure what copyright template to add. This is perfectly fine, and others will see to it. Just the fact that you haven't simply left the file empty is enough.


Categorizing images


This article uses material from the "Lostpedia:Use of Images" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See Memory-Alpha.org for the canon Star Trek wiki.

Please see Wikia:Licensing for details of the licensing on this wiki.
Warning! Information below may be outdated or incorrect.
This page is considered an official policy on Star Trek Expanded Universe. It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

Following content transcluded from w:Wikia copyrights.

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This article uses material from the "Star Trek Expanded Universe:Copyrights" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Traveller

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

Traveller is a product with copyright. No reproduction of significant parts of the text of the game will be allowed here, Far Future Enterprises has a quite generous fair use policy Here (PDF document).

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Copyright Notice

The Traveller game in all forms is owned by Far Future Enterprises. Copyright 1977 - 2008 Far Future Enterprises. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises. Far Future permits web sites and fanzines for this game, provided it contains this notice, that Far Future is notified, and subject to a withdrawal of permission on 90 days notice. The contents of this site are for personal, non-commercial use only. Any use of Far Future Enterprise's copyrighted material or trademarks anywhere on this web site and its files should not be viewed as a challenge to those copyrights or trademarks. In addition, any program/articles/file on this site cannot be republished or distributed without the consent of the author who contributed it.

The library entries in this Wiki are entered with the explicit permission of the copyright holder(s) and under the terms of the copyright notice above.

Steve Jackson Games Online Policy notice

GURPS is a registered trademark of Steve Jackson Games, and the art here is copyrighted by Steve Jackson Games. All rights are reserved by SJ Games. This material is used here in accordance with the SJ Games online policy

Quiklink Interactive online policy notice

QuikLink Interactive Inc. Policy on use of Traveller20 Role Playing Titles and Trademarks. Copyright 2002 QuikLink Interactive, Inc. The material is used here in accordance with the QuikLink Interactive online policy.

Some material from QuikLink Interactive Inc. is licensed under the terms of the Open Gaming License (OGL). Any OGC material added to this wiki is dual licensed under the GNU FDL and the OGC.

Mongoose Publishing Fans Fair Use Policy

  1. Whether as author, artist or publisher, no money can ever be charged for OTU material. You cannot 'recover costs', you cannot 'accept donations.' If we get even a whiff that money is changing hands, we will have to take action (if you are interested in fruit for your labours, I suggest you submit it to Signs & Portents!).
  2. The Traveller Logo Licence and, by extension, the Traveller Logo can never be used in conjunction with such material. The logo or its likeness can never appear alongside such material.
  3. Current Traveller rules produced with such material must be declared Open Content, and must be indicated as such in a prominent fashion, such as being 'boxed off' or produced in Bold Text. OTU material (any names, places, concepts, etc) that can be related to the OTU in any way can never be made Open. Any attempt to do so, whether intentional or not, will force us to take action. The OGL must be included with such material.
  4. We reserve the right to remove or change this policy at any time, at which point any existing material will have to conform to the new rules, if any.
  5. All such material must include the following disclaimer;

"This article is of purely unofficial origin, and should in no way be considered official Traveller canon. Traveller is a trademark of Far Future Enterprises, inc, and is used under licence by Mongoose Publishing."


This article uses material from the "Copyright" article on the Traveller wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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