Content Licensing

All content here is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

Licensing ¶ 

All iFixit content is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

Original Author ¶ 

Materials you submit to iFixit must be from one of three sources:

  1. Content you own the copyright to because you produced it yourself.
  2. Content that is in the public domain.
  3. Content that is licensed under a compatible license.

When you submit content to iFixit, you retain full copyright to your materials, and you can use your content in any way you like, including using it for commercial purposes and distributing it to other sites.

By submitting content to ifixit.com, you give iFixit nonexclusive rights to republish and relicense the work. iFixit may use the material and can license it to other parties without prior consent from the original author.

Press ¶ 

Please see the Media Information page.

Everyone ¶ 

We license all content under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike license.

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests iFixit endorses you or your use.
  • Noncommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Commercial ¶ 

We grant usage licenses to certain commercial entities, so contact us with any inquiries by emailing cynthia@ifixit.com.

FAQ ¶ 

What’s Creative Commons? ¶ 

The Creative Commons organization was created by a group including Lawrence Lessig, a legal scholar (and long-time iFixit user!) who solved the need to provide a flexible open content licensing in situations like ours, where we want our content to be as free as possible.

What if I want to improve your guides? ¶ 

Great! Go right ahead. You can edit all of our repair manuals—just use the edit link on every page. You are also welcome to copy them elsewhere and modify them—only with attribution and for noncommercial purposes—but the improvements will reach more people if we pool our efforts.

Can I translate your manuals into my language? ¶ 

iFixit wants to teach more people how to repair stuff. Many more. Only about 25% of the world’s population understand English, so making our platform and our content available in multiple languages is an important part of our mission.

For Chinese (simplified), French, German, Japanese and Spanish we have built-in internationalization support. Check out our translator guidelines to read about our style of writing. When you feel comfortable, head over to the Translate page, choose the guide or wiki you want to translate, start or change the translation via the translate button on the top of the page—and make the magic happen!

Making this feature available for Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish is already in progress. Sign up to be a translator for these languages if you want to make sure not to miss the starter’s gun!

For all other languages, we first need to translate the basic framework (navigational elements) of our site. If you want to help us translate, go to Crowdin, create an account, join the iFixit translation project and get to work on the untranslated portions of iFixit.com.

If content translation directly on iFixit is not yet possible for your language, there are three things you can do:

  1. Translate our manuals and post them on your site. You can do this right now, and as long as you comply with the CC BY-NC-SA license, including the attribution and noncommercial terms, you’re free to do whatever you like.
  2. Sign up to be a translator. We’ll email you as soon as your language is moving a step forward.
  3. Promote iFixit in your country/region. The more demand we have for a given language, the sooner we will be able to support it.
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