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

Usage

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

{{imagelicensing|
    license= ccl | ccl-sa | pd | fairuse | copyright | other | nonegiven
|     owner=
|    source=
| rationale=
}}

Variables

  1. license: Can be one of ccl, ccl-sa, pd, fairuse, copyright, other or nonegiven:
    • ccl - the image is licensed under the CC-by-nc 2.5 license. This can be done by the copyright owner himself, by uploading an image to this wiki directly. This license can also be used if an image has previously been licensed as CC-by-nc elsewhere. The {{image ccl}} template is a shortcut for this license.
    • ccl-sa - the image is licensed under the CC-by-sa 2.5 license. This can be done by the copyright owner himself, by uploading an image to this wiki directly. This license can also be used if an image has previously been licensed as CC-by-sa elsewhere. The {{image ccl-sa}} template is a shortcut for this license.
    • pd - the image is in the public domain. The {{image pd}} template is a shortcut for this license.
    • fairuse - the image is copyrighted, but the uploader as well as contributors subsequently using the image claim that they use the image in a way that constitutes fair use according to US law. The copyright owner should be identified using the variable "owner". The {{fairuse}} template is a shortcut for this license.
    • copyright - the image is copyrighted, and uploaded here by the copyright owner who gives explicit permission to use the image on Law & Order Wiki. The {{image copyright}} template is a shortcut for this license.
    • 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 lack of one. Images that are uploaded without adding a proper license will be checked by other contributors. If none of the other licenses clearly apply, an image may be tagged using this "license". Unless it can reasonably assumed that the original uploader is the copyright owner himself (in which case his upload might be construed as licensing as CC-by-nc), the image is a likely candidate for deletion.
  2. owner: This is a free text variable. Use it to identify the original copyright owner.
  3. source: Another free text variable, should be used to identify the original source where this image had been previously published. This is especially important where "ccl" or "fairuse" licensing is used.
  4. 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

For an image, created by a Law & Order Wiki user and licensed as CC-by-nc, a proper template call might look like this:

{{imagelicensing|
    license= ccl
|     owner= [[User:31dot]]
|    source= Direct upload, no other source.
| rationale= Created by me, not using any copyrighted material.
}}

Giving:

Shortcut templates

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

{{image ccl}} 
For images released under the Creative Commons attribution/non-commercial license.
{{image ccl-sa}} 
For images released under the Creative Commons attribution/share alike license.
{{image copyright}} 
For copyrighted images with explicit permission for use.
{{fairuse}} 
For copyrighted images for which "fair use" may be claimed by a contributor.
{{image pd}} 
For images released into the public domain.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.