Grand Theft Wiki:Copyright Templates

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See: Category:Copyright for a complete list of copyright templates

Certain templates can be used on articles and images to display the copyright information for that page, section or image. Using templates is preferable to manually writing the copyright information for reasons of completeness, categorisation, relevant links and updatability.

Articles

All articles on Grand Theft Wiki fall under the GNU FDL (see copy). This means that anybody may use content from Grand Theft Wiki for research purposes, either personal, commercial or for another site. However, content should not be copied directly to another site without gaining permission from a Manager first, on the Copyright discussion page. No copyright template is required for normal text.

The exceptions to this are mainly the quotes used in certain articles, and the names of companies and products - these are used on Grand Theft Wiki in the belief that they qualify as fair use, and do not detract anything from the Copyright owners or impede their right to sell the Copyright material. For this reason, a copyright template is not required so long as the source is either mentioned or linked to on the same page, usually in the References section of an article.

Images

By default, images uploaded to Grand Theft Wiki fall under the GNU FDL as applies for articles. However, different rules apply to images taken from other sources, or if the creator wishes to use a separate licence for their work. of Grand Theft Auto games are believed to be fair use, as they do not detract from the experience of playing the game, so does not replace the purchase of the game. All screenshots on Grand Theft Wiki should use Template:Screenshot (except where a more specific template is available):

{{screenshot}}
{{{1}}} logo

This is a screenshot of a GTA game - a copyrighted video game by 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'. Grand Theft Auto games are copyrighted video games, developed and published by Rockstar Games. To re-use this image, you must link back to this page.

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


For Grand Theft Auto IV screenshots, Template:gtaiv screenshot should be used instead:

{{gtaiv screenshot}}
Grand Theft Auto IV logo

This is a screenshot of Grand Theft Auto IV - a copyrighted video game by 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'. Grand Theft Auto IV is a copyrighted game, developed and published by Rockstar Games. To re-use this image, you must link back to this page.

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


If the creator of the work decides to remove all copyright restrictions on their work, allowing it to be reused or modified for any purpose, Template:No copyright should be used:

{{no copyright|author name}}
{{no copyright|Joe Bloggs}}
Public domain This file has been released into the public domain by its author, Joe Bloggs. This applies worldwide.

In case this is not legally possible:
Joe Bloggs grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

{{no copyright|company name|company's relevance}}
{{no copyright|BBC|its owner}}
Public domain This file has been released into the public domain by its owner, BBC. This applies worldwide.

In case this is not legally possible:
BBC grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.


If the creator wishes to licence the image under the Creative Commons licence "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales", it gives people the right to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, but they must give the original author credit, not use it for commercial purposes and not alter, transform, or build upon it. The template for this is Template:Copyright, used as {{copyright|author}}<nowiki></code>, with <nowiki>[[internal]] and [<code>http:// external links]</nowiki> allowed in the author field.

{{copyright|author}}
{{copyright|[[User:Xenon|Gerard Boyers]]}}
Copyrighted

This image is Copyrighted to Gerard Boyers under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales licence.

You are free to display this image, but you must give credit to Gerard Boyers, and you are not allowed to use it for commercial purposes. You must not modify this image, nor use it to make any other images. Exceptions can be made with direct permission from the author.

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


Grand Theft Wiki has specific permission to reuse any images from the GTA Wikia. If they are uploaded here, they must show Template:Copyright wikia.

{{copyright wikia}}

Template:Copyright wikia