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Default copyrights on ShoutWiki
Like ShoutWiki Hub, and except where otherwise stated, all new wikis created on ShoutWiki are automatically licensed under the CC-BY-SA license. This licensing information can found in the footer of a wiki.
Other free licenses
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Free use and non-text files
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Importing text from elsewhere
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Using ShoutWiki content
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- This article uses material from the "Samuel Brooklyn" article on the Commandos wiki at ShoutWiki and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.
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