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The rejected licenses list is temporarily provided with reduced depth of information, as we work on recovering the functional capabilities of the website. The list itself, however, should be accurate, even if details you expect are not offered. Please feel free to contact us via IRC or other means you may find if you believe there is a problem.

The following licenses have been rejected for certification as compliant with the Copyfree Standard Definition.

For some licenses, "alternatives" may be listed. These are copyfree licenses that otherwise may serve similar purposes to those for which the rejected licenses are often chosen, or in some cases copyfree licenses that are essentially identical except that they lack the conditions that would otherwise render them incompatible with the Copyfree Standard Definition. Such alternatives should not be regarded as legal advice, but rather options that some people choose for similar reasons that you may wish to consider with the help of a legal professional.