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Instructions for {{Cc music}}
{{Cc music}} is a copyright licence, or tag, that's added on to the bottom of some musical files that are uploaded to this wiki. Although you can add it with the drop down menu of licensed seen at Special:Upload, it's better if you enter it manually, since it is required that you give a link back to the site from which you downloaded any musical file uploaded to this wiki. This template also requires a link to the Creative Commons iteration used to license the uploaded file.

Usage is straightforward. Just type {{free music|url from which the music came|last portion of the URL to the version of CC}}.

{{cc music|{{w|{{FULLPAGENAME}}}}|/by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en}}
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This musical clip of a copyrighted work is licensed under /by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en. If you have a copyright interest in this work, and you challenge this assertion, please go to user talk:CzechOut or user talk:Tangerineduel and leave a message for swift resolution of your issue.

We found it at the following website, where it was freely downloadable through the use of a normal web browser. It was not torrented.

This sample is being used to illustrate an article about the piece of music at the Tardis Data Core, a fan-run wiki, hosted on the servers of Wikia, Inc.. Other use downstream may not be in compliance with the agreement under which this work is licensed.

Note what's happening in the second variable. If the URL were http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en, then what you put into the template is everything after the word "licenses", beginning with the slash. In this case, that would mean /by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en.

Making your life easier

We know it's a pain to comply with legal mumbo-jumbo. But here are a couple of steps you can take to make your life easier.

  1. Keep the name of the file you've uploaded to Tardis the same as it was on the source website. This allows you to just use the magic word {{FULLPAGENAME}}. Thus, if you got the file from, say, the Batman wiki, you don't have to remember or cut and paste a URL. You can just type: [[w:c:batman:{{FULLPAGENAME}}]].
  2. Various CC licenses are listed at the base url http://creativecommons.org/licenses. The template assumes you're going to be using http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/, since that's the one that (mostly) governs Wikia, Inc. and is generally applicable on Wikipedia these days. Thus, if the file is marked as being released under CC-BY-SA 3.0, or was found on Wikia or Wikipedia without a specific license declaration, you can assume 3.0, and simply skip that variable entirely.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

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