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A variety of license tags other than the GNU licenses or Creative Commons licenses indicate that a file may be freely used.


The Free Art License published by Copyleft Attitude is an example of a "copyleft" license, which lets users freely distribute copies and modified versions of a work with the stipulation that the same rights be preserved in derivative works created later. The GNU and Creative Commons licenses are other examples, and many other licenses apply the concept to some degree.

  • {{FAL}} – 非盈利版权艺术品自由许可证,允许在尊重创作者权利的情况下自由拷贝、散布和传送艺术品。但要注意并不是所有的非盈利版权许可都允许用于商业目的。

Custom public domain licenses

Many custom public domain licenses are listed at Category:Custom PD license tags. The works may be released into the public domain by an organization or individual, or may be extracts from a major work that is in the public domain, such as the the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890-1907). A small sample follows.

  • {{PD-PDFnet}} – for material from All material from this website is released to public domain.

Alternative free use licenses

Several organizations have developed specialized free use licenses that define terms compatible with Wikimedia Commons requirements. Many of the corresponding license tags may be found in Category:License tags. A sample is listed below.

  • {{Apache}} – Apache许可证
    • {{Apache|1='Author' |2='Time' }}加入发布年月以及创作者姓名的Apache许可。
  • {{BSD}} - BSD 许可。
  • {{BSDu|username}} - 加发布人姓名的BSD 许可。
  • {{BSD-2c-KDE|Author=name|Year=years}} – 2-clause BSD-derived license used by KDE
  • {{CeCILL}} – CeCILL 许可证,一种相当于GNU 自由文档许可证的法国软件许可证。

Copyrighted but may be used

There are many tags for cases where a work is protected by copyright but may be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons using a generic or source-specific license. A small sample follows. See Category:Custom license tags for more licenses like this.

  • {{Free screenshot|license=free license}} – 屏幕拍照的是没有版权或可以自由使用的节目或程序,符合共享资源的要求,但必须再注明其版权状态的许可标签。(参照上面{{Screenshot}} )