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|This page documents an English WikiQueer policy, a widely accepted standard that all editors should normally follow. Changes made to it should reflect consensus.|
 Applicable definitions
- Free Content License
- A license which meets the terms of the Definition of Free Cultural Works specific to licenses, as can be found at http://freedomdefined.org/Definition version 1.0.
- Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP)
- A project-specific policy, in accordance with United States law and the law of countries where the project content is predominantly accessed (if any), that recognizes the limitations of copyright law (including case law) as applicable to the project, and permits the upload of copyrighted materials that can be legally used in the context of the project, regardless of their licensing status.
Whereas the purpose of WikiQueer is to "collect and develop educational content about the queer communities under a free content license,"
- All projects are expected to host only content which is under a Free Content License, or which is otherwise free as recognized by the 'Definition of Free Cultural Works' as referenced above.
- Media used under EDPs are subject to deletion if they lack an applicable rationale. They must be used only in the context of other freely licensed content.
- For the projects which currently have an EDP in place, the following action shall be taken:
- All new media uploaded under unacceptable licenses (as defined above) and lacking an exemption rationale should be deleted, and existing media under such licenses should go through a discussion process where it is determined whether such a rationale exists; if not, they should be deleted as well.
- For the projects which currently do not have an EDP in place, the following action shall be taken:
- Any newly uploaded files under an unacceptable license shall be deleted.
- The Aequalitas Project resolves to assist all project communities who wish to develop an EDP with their process of developing it.
- All existing files under an unacceptable license as per the above must either be accepted under an EDP, or shall be deleted.