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The following documentation is transcluded from Template:Licensing/doc:

Usage Edit

This template can be used on file description pages to inform about the license used in publishing a specific file.

{{licensing
|type      = image | audio file | video
|license   = ccl | ccl-sa | pd | fairuse | copyright | other | nonegiven
|owner     = 
|source    = 
|rationale = 
}}

Variables Edit

  1. type: Can be either image, audio file, or video:
    • image - the type used for images.
    • audio file - the type used for audio files.
    • video - the type used for videos.
  2. license: Can be one of ccl, ccl-sa, pd, fairuse, copyright, other or nonegiven:
    • ccl - the file is licensed under the CC-BY-NC license. This can be done by the copyright owner himself, by uploading the file to Memory Alpha directly. This license can also be used if the file has previously been licensed as CC-BY-NC elsewhere.
    • ccl-sa - the file is licensed under the CC-BY-SA 2.5 license. This can be done by the copyright owner himself, by uploading the file to Memory Alpha directly. This license can also be used if the file has previously been licensed as CC-BY-SA elsewhere.
    • pd - the file is in the public domain.
    • fairuse - the file is copyrighted, but the uploader as well as contributors subsequently using the file claim that they use the file in a way that constitutes fair use according to US law. The copyright owner should be identified using the variable "owner".
    • copyright - the file is copyrighted, and uploaded here by the copyright owner, or the copyright owner has given explicit permission for the file to be used on Memory Alpha.
    • other - this is only to be used in the rare case where none of the "standard" licenses apply. In this case, add complete and proper licensing information to the variable "rationale".
    • nonegiven - this is not a license itself, but a lack of one. Files that are uploaded without adding a proper license will be checked by other contributors. If none of the other licenses clearly apply, the file may be tagged using this "license". Unless it can reasonably assumed that the original uploader is the copyright owner, in which case the upload might be construed as licensing it as CC-BY-NC, the file is likely a candidate for deletion.
  3. owner: This is a free text variable. Use it to identify the original copyright owner.
  4. source: Another free text variable, should be used to identify the original source where this file had been previously published. This is especially important where "ccl" or "fairuse" licensing is used.
  5. rationale: This variable can be used to further describe the rationale for choosing a specific license over another. It is also used for complete licensing information if "other" is chosen as the license.

Example Edit

For an image, created by a Memory Alpha user and licensed as CC-BY-NC, a proper template call might look like this:

{{licensing
|type      = image
|license   = ccl
|owner     = [[User:Cid Highwind]]
|source    = Direct upload, no other source.
|rationale = Created by me, not using any copyrighted material.
}}

Giving:

Shortcut templates Edit

Some useful shortcut templates have been created that automatically fill in some or all of the necessary variables:

{{audio fairuse commentary}} 
For audio files from films, television, podcasts, or interviews not produced by Paramount (or one of its affiliates).
{{audio paramount}} 
For audio files from Star Trek episodes or films, or sources otherwise produced by Paramount (or one of its affiliates).
{{image art reproduction}} 
For images showing reproductions of on-screen artwork.
{{image ccl}} 
For images released under the Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial license.
{{image ccl-sa-2.5}} 
For images released under the Creative Commons-Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 license.
{{image ccl-sa-2}} 
For images released under the Creative Commons-Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 license.
{{image collage}} 
For images made from more than one image.
{{image copyright}} 
For copyrighted images with explicit permission for use.
{{image fairuse}} 
For copyrighted images for which "fair use" may be claimed by the contributor.
{{image fairuse cover}} 
For images that show the covers of Blu-rays, books, comics, or video games for which "fair use" may be claimed by the contributor.
{{image fairuse interior art}} 
For interior artwork from comic books and other publications for which "fair use" may be claimed by the contributor.
{{image fairuse screenshot}} 
For screen shots from video games for which "fair use" may be claimed by the contributor.
{{image fairuse television}} 
For screen captures of television shows or films not produced by Paramount (or one of its affiliates).
{{image logo}} 
For images of copyrighted logos for which "fair use" may be claimed by the contributor.
{{image of MA}} 
For images of the Memory Alpha site interface used on help pages and in discussions.
{{image other}} 
For images released under a copyright license not covered by another template.
{{image paramount}} 
For screen shots from Star Trek episodes or films, or sources otherwise produced by Paramount (or one of its affiliates).
{{image pd}} 
For images released into the public domain.
{{image pd award}} 
For images showing US military awards, which cannot be copyrighted.
{{image pd insignia}} 
For images derived from US military insignia.
{{image pd rank}} 
For images derived from international military rank insignia.
{{video license}} 
For all videos.

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