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- Note that you cannot retract this license. You can, of course, edit an article to alter or remove your work if you do not want it there anymore, but you cannot stop someone reinstating it. Please think carefully about whether you want to write something on WikiFur before you do so.
Submitting the work of others
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Redistribution of content
To people wishing to distribute WikiFur's text content:
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The CC-BY-SA requires you to link back to our article. If you use the GFDL, you must link back if you modify the work, and you must also list the most prominent original authors. In any case, you must license your copy under the CC-BY-SA and/or the GFDL — and give a public indication of this license — so that it remains free for others others to copy and modify.
You should read the above licenses and the reusers' rights and obligations section of Wikipedia (which explains this in much more detail) before copying work. Having done so, feel free to export an article or download the database.
WikiFur News articles are licensed under the CC-BY-SA, the GFDL and Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. You may use any or all of these when redistributing content from the WikiFur News archives (pages prefaced with "News:").
- Main article: WikiFur:Image use policy
Images and other uploads may be submitted under the CC-BY-SA, another free license, or as fair use, but please be careful about the last one as it is open to interpretation. If in doubt, please contact a curator.