User:Newmanbe/Granting permission

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newmanbe Granting permission
For copyright holders wanting to have their works on Wikisource.


Authors occasionally add their own works to Wikisource. Because it can be hard to verify that they are indeed who they say they are, their works may be flagged as a possible copyright violation. This page outlines how authors can add their work to Wikisource with the least amount of disruption.

As Wikisource is the "Free library", all works must be able be freely redistributed, modified, and otherwise exploited for both commercial and non-commercial use. To this, we use the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL), which all works' licenses must be compatible with. Most works are either public domain are licensed under the GFDL.

Other things to keep in mind:

  • Wikisource' purpose is not to give authors free publicity.
  • All licenses for Wikisource must be irrevocable.

If your work has not been added to Wikisource:

  1. Read over the inclusion policy.
  2. Leave a comment at the Scriptorium to make sure it can be added. If your work is already on-line, include a link to it.
  3. E-mail permissions-en at wikimedia dot org with the work and state specifically what license you are using for the work (e.g. GFDL) from an e-mail address associated with the work.
  4. Add your work!

If your work has been marked as a possible copyright violation:

  1. Leave a message there.
  2. E-mail permissions-en at wikimedia dot org with the work and state specifically what license you are using for the work (e.g. GFDL) from an e-mail address associated with the work.
  3. Wait!

Feel free to ask any questions in the Scriptorium.