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All images uploaded to F-Zero Wiki must have the following two pieces of information: the image's source, and copyright details. Help on adding these is provided below.

Providing a source

Sourcing an image is simple: just add the source URL of the image in the "Summary" box when uploading:

[http://example.info/image.jpg Source URL]

If it's an image you made yourself, just state so in place of the source URL.

Copyright tags

F-Zero Wiki provides a series of copyright tags to be used to state the copyright details and other pertinent licensing details of an image. This section will help you decide which is the correct one to choose when uploading an image.


This template is probably the most likely to be used on F-Zero Wiki. This is used for the majority of copyrighted images in use on F-Zero Wiki. This template is used when you believe that the image's usage on F-Zero Wiki falls under "fair use"; that is:

  • It is used in a non-commercial setting, and therefore is not being used to generate profit in this context.
  • Its use here does not significantly impede the right of the copyright holder to sell the copyrighted material.
  • It is used in a largely unaltered state, where any editing has been done purely for cosmetic/display purposes.
  • It has no free alternative that could illustrate the same meaning.


This is used on images that are copyrighted, but the copyright holder has expressly stated that the image may freely be used.


Similar to the above. The copyright holder has stated that the image may be freely used, as long as its use meets certain conditions. These conditions should be stated in the template's first parameter.


The image is copyrighted, but may be used freely as long as the original is given proper attribution.


This is used when the image has been released for free usage under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.


This is used when the image has been released for free usage under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported licence. The original image must be properly attributed, and any derivative works must be released under the same or a similar licence. All contributions to F-Zero Wiki are released under this licence.


This is used when the image has been released for free usage under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY 3.0 licence. The original image must be properly attributed.


The image is in the public domain, and may be freely used for any purpose.


This is used when it is unknown what the copyright status is. Files should have this tag be changed, if it becomes known what the copyright status is.