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Images with license grants may be subject to certain requirements. This may include their use in derivative works, requirements of attribution, or their use in only non-commercial works. These restrictions must be clearly noted in the image description. Images with attribution must be attributed in every article where they are used.
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Under this clause of the policy, images that are licensed for anyone's use, but are limited only for non-commercial reproduction may be uploaded to Wikinews. In doing so, the entire copyright notice for that image also must be copied and posted to the image's text area. This informs commercial sites wishing to syndicate Wikinews material that they may take the story's text, but cannot use the limited use image without permission from the copyright holder.