Clicklaw Wikibooks Copyright Guide

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This is a help page for contributors or users.

One of the most important aspects of Clicklaw Wikibooks is that it encourages Creative Commons copyright licences, which are designed to encourage sharing and reuse of information. However, not all titles are subject to Creative Commons.

Creative Commons copyright licences give creators a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. Every Creative Commons licence helps creators retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work — at least non-commercially.

Clicklaw Wikibooks indicate at the bottom of their pages the Creative Commons licence for that specific work.


Creative Commons Licence

The Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada Licence (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 CA) lets others reuse, remix, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as they credit the copyright holder and license their new creations under the identical terms. View the licence details.

If you want to reuse information licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 CA:

  • Attribution: To redistribute text on Clicklaw Wikibooks in any form, you must provide credit to the copyright holder.
  • Non-Commercial: You may not use the work for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike: If you make modifications or additions to a page you reuse, you must license them under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada Licence or later.
  • Indicate changes: If you make modifications or additions, you must indicate in a reasonable fashion that the original work has been modified.
  • Licensing notice: Each copy or modified version that you distribute must include a licensing notice stating that the work is released under CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 CA and either (a) a hyperlink or URL to the text of the licence or (b) a copy of the licence. For this purpose, a suitable URL is:

For further information, please refer to the legal details of the CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 CA licence.