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{{Policy}} <br> Usage of this site is governed by the FamilySearch [[FamilySearch Wiki:Conditions of Use|Conditions of Use]]. Contributions of any kind, are governed by the Creative Commons license. Before placing any copyrighted material on this site be sure to review the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode Creative Commons license]and make sure that if you are not the copyright holder that you have permission from the copyright holder to contribute the copyrighted material.  
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}} Usage of this site is governed by the FamilySearch [[FamilySearch Wiki:Conditions of Use|Conditions of Use]]. Most contributions are governed by the Creative Commons license, or are in the public domain. Before placing any copyrighted material on this site be sure to review the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/legalcode Creative Commons license] and make sure that if you are not the copyright holder that you have permission from the copyright holder to contribute the copyrighted material.  
  
Materials which infringe on copyrights must not be added. Only copyright owners may place copyrighted materials on the Research Wiki unless the contributor has received the written consent of the copyright owner. Materials from other Creative Commons sites (look for the Creative Commons icon at the bottom of each page on the site) can be placed on this site without concern. Care should be taken to always properly attribute sources.  
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Materials which infringe on copyrights must not be added. Only copyright owners may place copyrighted materials on the Research Wiki unless the contributor has received the written consent of the copyright owner. Materials from other Creative Commons sites (look for the Creative Commons icon at the bottom of each page on the site) can be placed on this site without concern. Care should be taken to always properly attribute sources, and to show the corresponding [[Help:License templates|license tag(s)]] in any copied image file's description. When there are infrigements, that information will be deleted from the page.
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The only exceptions to this rule are the following types of images, which will include proper licensing and attribution:
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*Images from FamilySearch Historical Record Collections
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*Genealogical organization logos
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*Personal images on user pages
  
 
=== Guidelines  ===
 
=== Guidelines  ===
  
*The {{tl|Copyright}} template may be added to a page to inform the reader and editors of the page that the content appears to contain copyrighted material.
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*The '''{{tl|Copyright}}''' template may be added to a page to inform the reader and editors of the page that the content appears to contain copyrighted material.  
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*Make the editors concerned aware of the Research Wiki guideline to '''[[FamilySearch Wiki:Link, don’t copy|Link, don’t copy]]'''
  
 
=== External links  ===
 
=== External links  ===
  
*[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/ Creative Commons copyright policies]  
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*Wikipedia article on the subject of {{wpd|Creative Commons license}}s
*[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode Creative Commons license]
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*[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/ Creative Commons license] cc by-sa-3.0-us deed
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*[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode Creative Commons license] cc by-nc-3.0-us deed
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*[http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/2012/02/most-annoying-copyright-issue.html The most annoying copyright issue] - Blog post by [[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]] about unclear copyright claims/assumptions
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*For reuse of Historical Records Collection images in the US, see the FAQ section for [http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/ Can I use someone else's work?]
  
 
{{Policies and guidelines}}
 
{{Policies and guidelines}}

Latest revision as of 18:15, 14 December 2012

Green check.png This page explains a policy, a widely accepted standard that all contributors should normally follow. Changes made to it should reflect consensus.

Please visit the discussion page to add comments or suggestions for further development of the policy.

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Usage of this site is governed by the FamilySearch Conditions of Use. Most contributions are governed by the Creative Commons license, or are in the public domain. Before placing any copyrighted material on this site be sure to review the Creative Commons license and make sure that if you are not the copyright holder that you have permission from the copyright holder to contribute the copyrighted material.

Materials which infringe on copyrights must not be added. Only copyright owners may place copyrighted materials on the Research Wiki unless the contributor has received the written consent of the copyright owner. Materials from other Creative Commons sites (look for the Creative Commons icon at the bottom of each page on the site) can be placed on this site without concern. Care should be taken to always properly attribute sources, and to show the corresponding license tag(s) in any copied image file's description. When there are infrigements, that information will be deleted from the page.

The only exceptions to this rule are the following types of images, which will include proper licensing and attribution:

  • Images from FamilySearch Historical Record Collections
  • Genealogical organization logos
  • Personal images on user pages

Guidelines

  • The {{Copyright}} template may be added to a page to inform the reader and editors of the page that the content appears to contain copyrighted material.
  • Make the editors concerned aware of the Research Wiki guideline to Link, don’t copy

External links

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