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This page provides directions for adding specific copyright licenses to contributed Antwiki content. The Antwiki:Copyright page provides an overview of copyright policy.

A copyright is required for any content that is uploaded to Antwiki. You are free to apply any license you choose for content where you own the copyright. If you want to retain full rights you should include "Copyright (your Name)" and the year in the summary box when you upload the file. You can also add any of the Creative Commons licenses that are listed below. When uploading files you can either include the template reference in the summary box (e.g., {{Template:Cc-by-sa}} ) or choose one of these licenses from the drop-down list in the "Licensing" box on the upload file page. This will add the license information that is shown on the respective template page (e.g., click on this template {{Template:Cc-by-sa}} for one example) to the File page of the uploaded file (e.g., click on this File:Pheidole_croceithorax_minor_syntype_ANIC32-066479_head_80-Antwiki.jpg to see a File page with licensing information).

The required attribution for reuse of Antwiki content shared under a Creative Commons Attribution license (as stated here):

  • the name of the creator or photographer
  • the owner of the work or material (e.g., a photograph of an ant specimen that is owned by the BMNH)
  • http://Antwiki.org

If existing content is licensed under a copyright that allows sharing you should assign whatever license is required for the reuse of the content and provide the proper attribution.

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Attribution 4.0 International license - This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

See Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license) for more details about this copyright license.


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Attribution-Share Alike License (CC BY-SA 3.0) - This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.

See Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) for more details about this copyright license.


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Attribution-No Derivatives License (CC BY-ND 3.0) - This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

See Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0) for more details about this copyright license.


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Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) - This license is the most restrictive of the Creative Commons licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

See Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) for more details about this copyright license.


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Attribution License (CC BY 3.0) - This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

See Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) for more details about this copyright license.


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Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) - This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

See Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) for more details about this copyright license.


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Attribution-Non Commercial License (CC BY-NC 3.0) - This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

See Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) for more details about this copyright license.


Cc-pd.png Public Domain Mark — “No Known Copyright” - This is used to designate an existing work as being part of the public domain. You can go to this Creative Commons page Public Domain Mark — “No Known Copyright” and use the tool there to generate information you can cut and paste into Antwiki. You should read through the information found on the Creative Commons page the link takes you to in order to be sure you can release the works into the public domain. The information you can generate using the public domain mark tool can either be placed in the summary box when you upload the content or on a page where you are applying this copyright notice.

If you have your own work that you want to release into the public domain you should apply a CC0 — “No Rights Reserved” license (see below).


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No Rights Reserved - The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

See CC0 - “No Rights Reserved” for more details about this copyright license.