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Always be mindful of copyrights when using others' work. (Burgundian scribe Jean Miélot, 15th century.)

A copyright is a legal right held by the creator of an original work to control how that work is used. This page describes the policies and guidelines of the Eamon Wiki on matters related to copyrights.


Outside materials that are added verbatim to the wiki – things like images, PDFs, or pieces of software – must always include a license. This license indicates to readers and editors the reasons why it's appropriate for the item to be included in the wiki.

License types

The following licenses may be applied to any file or source, as listed in the "Licensing" dropdown selector on the upload page:

Your own work
{{LicenseSelfPermitted}} Permitted for use in Eamon Wiki
{{LicenseSelfPublicDomain}} Released into the public domain
Someone else's work (permission granted)
{{LicensePermitted}} The copyright holder gave me permission to use this work in Eamon Wiki
Someone else's work (public domain or fair use)
{{LicenseAudio}} Audio sample
{{LicenseVideo}} Video sample
{{LicenseCover}} Cover of book, magazine, software, etc.
{{LicenseLogo}} Logo
{{LicenseFreeSoftware}} Screenshot of free software
{{LicenseNonFreeSoftware}} Screenshot of non-free software
{{LicenseWebsite}} Screenshot of website
{{LicenseOtherFree}} Other free or public domain work
{{LicenseOtherNonFree}} Other non-free work where usage is believed to constitute fair use
{{LicenseUnknown}} I do not know the license

Eamon Wiki copyright

Eamon Wiki (EW) holds copyright on the original graphical elements and visual design of the site, as well as on any logos or other graphical elements that relate specifically to the EW. EW logos should be considered trademarks of the EW.

All other EW material (with the exception of licensed materials and sources as specified above) may be reproduced and modified by anyone anywhere as long as that reproduction or modification cites the EW as the source.