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Copyright © 2003 To display author information, please check the "Page history" of pages.

All contributions to Wikimedia's Meta wiki are the property of the submitter unless otherwise noted (for example; the submitter may be posting public domain text or other text they were given permission to copy, modify and republish under our copyright terms). All content is considered to be released under the Wikimedia terms of use unless otherwise indicated (for example; a clearly-marked quotation). This means that when you add text or upload files to which you hold copyright, you grant permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this work under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0 (Unported). For compatibility, you are also required to license it under the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.2, or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.

A copy of the CC-SA license is available from Creative Commons and here. A copy of the GFDL is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

By clicking "Save page" you are indicating you grant the Wikimedia Foundation a license to use your work under terms of the above bolded text. If you do not agree with these terms, then do not submit your work to this website.


Publication of Meta content by third parties

You may use the same title as the Meta-Wikimedia pages but trademark law prevents you from advertising the Meta-Wikimedia or Wikimedia names without our written permission. This does not prevent you from giving either Meta-Wikimedia or Wikimedia credit for the work by name; as a matter of fact we very much appreciate all the credit we can get (this is a separate issue from author credit; see below). But it does legally prevent you from leading your readers to believe that your version of our work is in fact an official Meta-Wikimedia or Wikimedia publication. See below for more.

Use on the Internet

For specifics read: w:Share-alike and w:GNU Free Documentation License

  1. Mention Meta-Wikimedia as the source (not mandatory; but appreciated)
  2. Provide a functional link back to the Meta-Wikimedia page (this satisfies the author credit requirement of our license)
  3. State that the text is available under the CC-SA License, or the GFDL where appropriate
  4. Link to a copy of the relevant license[s] (preferably stored on your own server)
  5. Make your version of the text machine readable (meaning: you cannot prevent others from copying the text)

Use in hardcopy

For more information read: CC-SA license and GFDL


Copyright infringements

If you are the owner of content that is being used on Meta-Wikimedia without your permission, then please contact our Designated agent to have it permanently removed (you may blank the page but the text will still be in the page history). You may also contact us via our mailing list or place the page title of the offending page on Meta:Requests for deletion. We will, of course, need some evidence to support your claim of ownership.