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English: This template is intended to be used similarly to {{Flickrreview}}, but for files not coming from Flickr. However, because we have currently no automated procedure for reviewing licenses from external sites, it is a bit simpler.

The template automatically sets the following categories:


{{LicenseReview |site= |user= |date= }}

Or use the shorthand {{subst:Lrw|<site>}}

  • Requesting review: Use {{LicenseReview}} without parameters on file description pages to request license review. License review should be requested when uploading files from websites with notices stating that the content is published under a free license. The purpose of license review is to ensure that the validity of the licensing information is documented, which is useful in the event that the source site subsequently changes or disappears.
  • Reviewing: If you are an administrator or trusted license reviewer, use this template with all parameters set to document that you have verified that the licensing information provided for a file uploaded to Commons by another user matches the information on the source site. (Do not use this template to indicate a failed license review. Instead, mark the file using the "nominate for deletion", "no permission" or "report a copyright violation" links in the sidebar.) Do not use this template with parameters set if you are not an administrator or trusted license reviewer.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
site Link to the file description page at the external site, e.g. ipernity. Should only be set by administrators and reviewers. empty optional
user Reviewer's user name (don't use ~~~). Should only be set by administrators and reviewers. empty optional
date Review date (use YYYY-MM-DD). Should only be set by administrators and reviewers. empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users


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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:LicenseReview/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:LicenseReview/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.

Note: there's also a hidden parameter site_name used internally to support code reuse for other license reviewing templates. See Commons:How to create a license reviewing template.


  • {{LicenseReview|site=[http://example.com Example.com]|user=Example|date=2016-01-27}}
This file, which was originally posted to Example.com, was reviewed on by the administrator or reviewer Example, who confirmed that it was available there under the stated license on that date.
  • {{LicenseReview}}
Telif inceleme.png This file, which was originally posted to an external website, has not yet been reviewed by an administrator or reviewer to confirm that the above license is valid. See Category:License review needed for further instructions.
  • {{LicenseReview|test}}
Missing one or more parameters! This template takes three arguments: first the external site, then the reviewer's user name, then the review date.
Example: {{LicenseReview|site=[http://www.example.org/this_page.html Example Site]|user={{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|date={{subst:#time: Y-m-d }}}} or shorthand {{subst:Lrw|[http://www.example.org/this_page.html Example Site]}}

Copy and paste

{{LicenseReview|site=|user={{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|date={{subst:#time: Y-m-d }}}}