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The text of all Wikia sites is freely licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). Re-users of the content must retain it under the same licence, ensuring it remains free.

Please read the text of the GNU Free Documentation License for full details of this licence.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License". Content on Wikia is covered by disclaimers and the Wikia terms of use.

GNU Free Documentation License

The GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) is a copyleft license for free content, designed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

The GFDL is a copyleft license, meaning the content can be copied, modified, and redistributed so long as the new version grants the same freedoms to others and acknowledges the authors of the Wikia page. Wikia content will, therefore, will remain free forever and can be used by anybody subject to certain restrictions, most of which serve to ensure that freedom.

Wikipedia, one of the web's most popular reference works uses the GFDL. Using the same license as that site makes it easy for Wikia users to reuse the content from Wikipedia. You must adhere to the GFDL when using Wikipedia content. An easy way to link back to Wikipedia is to use the shared template {{Wikia:Wikipedia|Page title}}.

Image guidelines

See also: Image guidelines

GFDL or public domain images are strongly preferred on Wikia. Copyright-violating images are subject to deletion. Copyright information must be added to the image description page of every uploaded image.

Images may also be licensed under a compatible license, such as Creative Commons BY-SA. Images must be free for anyone to use or modify for any purpose.

While fair use is theoretically acceptable on Wikia, they are also a legal minefield, and are therefore probably not technically allowed on this Wiki (up-loader be careful and consult Wikia's Community Central if it doubt).

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