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This Page is generally accepted by the community as a policy for the Wiki. Changes should reflect consensus or be approved by the Staff Team.
If you disagree with this Policy, please discuss it with the Staff Team or on its talk page.

Legal Considerations[]

In general, images uploaded to this wiki are one of the following:

  • Own Work: You own all rights to the image, usually meaning that you created it entirely yourself. In case of a photograph or screenshot, you must also own the copyright for all copyright-protected items (e.g. statue or app) that appear in it. This means that renderings, or screenshots are not considered as your own work.
  • Freely Licensed: The copyright holder permitted you to use the image, but with specific terms, or policies, regarding how and where you can use it. This includes Minecraft textures, as Mojang have published everything with a commercial use license, such licenses include the {{CC-BY-SA}} and {{GPL}} licenses.
  • Public Domain: The copyright holder gave up on the copyright, and you may use it for any purpose with no terms or policies surrounding it. Use {{PublicDomain}} to mark files that are in the public domain.
  • Fair Use/non-free: You believe that the image meets the terms specified below under the "Fair Use" section, and should be marked with {{Fair Use}}.

Own Work[]

If you made the image entirely, and it is not a screenshot, nor a render, and it does not contain anything protected inside the photo, then you have all the rights to use it, and you may upload the image at your will. Users are encouraged to create their own creative work! Use {{Own work}} to mark your images as your own work.

Freely Licenced[]

Licences, such as the CC-BY-SA, or the GPL are permitted to be uploaded to the wiki, as long as you follow all the requirements stated within the licence, such images may be marked with {{GPL}} or {{CC-BY-SA}}. These images include screenshots from Minecraft, or renderings from Minecraft, but not skins/textures made by Hypixel. Freely licenced images are usually clearly marked, so they should be easy to find. Minecraft has special guidelines regarding this, and they are available at [1], and they can be marked with {{mcc}}.

Public Domain[]

Public domain images are not copyrighted, and copyright law does not restrict their use in any way. Fandom wikis are hosted within the united states, therefore, they must comply with US laws.

Images may be placed into the public domain by their creators, or they may be public domain because they are ineligible for copyright or because their copyright expired. In the U.S. as of January 1, 2021, copyright has expired on any work published anywhere before January 1, 1926. Although U.S. copyrights have also expired for many works published since then, the rules for determining expiration are complex.

In the U.S., reproductions of two-dimensional public domain artwork do not generate new copyright; (see Bridgeman v. Corel.) Scans of images alone do not generate new copyrights—they merely inherit the copyright status of the image they are reproducing. For example, a straight-on photograph of the Mona Lisa is ineligible for copyright.

Works must usually entail a minimum amount of creativity to be copyrightable. Those that fail to meet this threshold of originality and are therefore not copyrightable, fall instead into the public domain. For instance, images that consist only of the simple typeface are generally public domain (though they may yet be trademarked). Editors must be aware of the origin country of the image, as the threshold of originality may vary significantly among jurisdictions.

If you strongly suspect an image is a copyright infringement, you should list it for deletion; see Deleting images below. For example, an image with no copyright status on its file page and published elsewhere with a copyright notice should be listed for deletion using {{Delete}}.

Fair Use[]

Non-free images, which is images that is not categorlized by any other criteria above, may be used, but it must meet ALL 10 of the requirements below:

  1. No free equivalent. Non-free content is used only where no free equivalent is available, or could be created, that would serve the same purpose.
  2. Respect for commercial opportunities. Non-free content is not used in a manner that is likely to replace the original market role of the original copyrighted material.
  3. Minimal usage:
    1. Minimal number of items. Multiple items of non-free content are not used if one item can convey equivalent significant information.
    2. Minimal extent of use. An entire work is not used if a portion will suffice. Low- rather than high-resolution/fidelity/bit rate is used (especially where the original could be used for deliberate copyright infringement). This rule also applies to the copy in the File: namespace.
  4. Previous publication. Non-free content must be a work which has been published or publicly displayed outside of this wiki by (or with permission from) the copyright holder, or a derivative of such a work created by a editor.
  5. Content. Non-free content meets general content standards and is encyclopedic.
  6. Media-specific policy. Non-free content meets it's media-specific policy..
  7. One-article minimum. Non-free content is used in at least one article.
  8. Contextual significance. Non-free content is used only if its presence would significantly increase readers' understanding of the article topic, and its omission would be detrimental to that understanding.
  9. Restrictions on location. Non-free content is allowed only in articles (not disambiguation pages), and only in the |article namespace.
  10. Image description page. The image or media description page contains the following:
    1. Identification of the source of the original copyrighted material, supplemented, where possible, with information about the artist, publisher and copyright holder, and year of copyright; this is to help determine the material's potential market value.
    2. The name of each article (a link to each article is also recommended) in which fair use is claimed for the item.[1] The rationale is presented in clear, plain language and is relevant to each use.

Watermarks[]

Images with watermarks should not have the watermarks removed, but they may be uploaded to the wiki under fair use guidelines per DMCA Section 1202.

Terms of Service[]

The FANDOM terms of service, under USER CONDUCT, all content must not:

  • Abuse, harass, threaten or intimidate other Fandom users;
  • Post or transmit any content that is obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party, or content that contains homophobia, transphobia, ethnic slurs, religious intolerance, or encourages criminal conduct;
  • Post any illegal or unauthorized content or use for any illegal or unauthorized purposes;
  • Not to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party

This means, that all content, including images, must not be obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or violate laws.

Reporting Content that Violates your Intellectual Property Rights[]

To file a report regarding a violation of your rights, please contact us via Administrator NoticeBoard. If this does not resolve your issues, please contact FANDOM at [2].

References[]

  1. A redirect pointing to the page where the non-free content is intended to be used is acceptable as the article name in the non-free use rationale.
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