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All images on the Heroes of the Storm Wiki must contain a licensing template on their file page. This page shows the licenses available as well as the guidelines for using them.

Guidelines[edit source]

Images and media on the Heroes of the Storm Wiki must follow these licensing guidelines.

  • All images and media must contain a license template on their file page.
    • A license template can be applied when using the upload file interface.
    • This template will be added to a section labelled Licensing.
    • If you add a license manually or replace an existing license, it is suggested that it be added under the same heading.
  • The license template must be correct. Examples of incorrect licensing include:
    • claiming fair use justification ({{License_FairUse}}) on a screenshot image;
    • using a public domain ({{License_PD}}) on a copyrighted image (including screenshots);
  • If you are unsure what license to apply, please use the unknown license ({{License_unknown}}) template.

Images that do not follow these guidelines may be deleted. Regardless of licensing, images that are released under a license may be subject to removal. For guidelines on the quality and resolution of image, please see Help:Image guidelines.

Game content[edit source]

Copyright

Any images, screenshots, audio, artwork, or other media from Heroes of the Storm should use the following templates. Do not use any other licenses for these files or claim them under fair use. Do not apply these templates to any content that does not originate from Heroes of the Storm.

Screenshots[edit source]

{{License_Screenshot}} 
Use this for all Heroes of the Storm screenshots, regardless of who took them.

Other content[edit source]

{{License_Content}} 
Use this for any other content from Heroes of the Storm that is not a screenshot but appears in the current version. This includes audio, character renders, and textures. You can use the first parameter to specify the kind of content, e.g. {{License_Content}}.
{{License_Content_pre}} 
Use this for any content from Heroes of the Storm that appears in a previous version, such as screenshots or content from Blizzard DOTA. You can use the first parameter to specify the kind of content, e.g. {{License_Content_pre}}.

Artwork[edit source]

{{License_Artwork}} 
Use this for any official artwork and concept art created for Heroes of the Storm, including that uploaded to the official website.

Other Blizzard licenses[edit source]

Any images, screenshots, audio, artwork, or other media from a game or content that was otherwise developed by Blizzard that is not Heroes of the Storm should use the following templates. Do not use any other licenses for these files or claim them under fair use. Do not apply these templates to any content that is not created by Blizzard or from a game created by Blizzard.

{{License_Blizzard_Game}} 
Use this for screenshots, audio, artwork, or other media from a game developed by Blizzard that is not Heroes of the Storm. Use the first parameter to specify the game, e.g. {{License_Blizzard_Game|StarCraft}}.
{{License_Blizzard}} 
Use this for any content created or owned by Blizzard that does not appear in a game developed by Blizzard. This applies to logos and artwork used on Blizzard sites that doesn't apply to a game.

Content that doesn't belong to Blizzard[edit source]

Anything that Blizzard doesn't own should use the following licenses. If the content is owned by someone else, do not claim it under fair use. Do not apply Blizzard or Heroes of the Storm licenses to content not owned by Blizzard. Do not apply the following licenses to content that is owned by Blizzard unless it was released under a different license than copyright law.

Other games[edit source]

{{License_Other_Game}} 
Use this for screenshots, audio, artwork, or other media from a game developed by someone other than Blizzard. Use the first parameter to specify the name of the game, and the second parameter to specify its owner, e.g. {{License_Other_Game|League of Legends|Riot}}.

Free content[edit source]

Public Domain[edit source]

Public Domain

Use these licenses for content that has been released into the public domain and cannot be licensed under copyright law worldwide.

{{License_PD}} 
For content that has been released by its copyright holder into the public domain, whose copyright has expired, or for content that is ineligible for copyright.
{{License_PD|self}} 
For content that you have created and have released into the public domain.

GNU Licenses[edit source]

Copyleft
{{License_GFDL}} 
For images or other media released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
{{License_GPL}} 
For images or other media released under the GNU General Public License.
{{License_LGPL}} 
For images or other media released under the GNU Lesser General Public License.

Free Art License[edit source]

{{License_FAL}} 
For images or other media released under the Free Art License.

Non-Free Content[edit source]

{{License_FairUse}} 
For copyrighted images or media that are used under fair use terms. Do not apply this to any Blizzard content. You can use the first parameter to specify the copyright holder, e.g. {{License_FairUse|Microsoft Corporation}}.
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