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Copyright Settings


Tooltip and shortcut


Default project copyright

Specify the default copyright profile at the project level. The default profile applies to those project files that do not belong to any defined scope. The default profile also applies when no specific profile-scope combinations have been created.

By default, IntelliJ IDEA suggests No copyright.

Scope-profile combinations area

Note that unless you have at least one copyright profile and scope, the controls below are disabled.


Click an entry in this column to select the desired built-in or shared (that is, one that has the Share through VCS option enabled) scope from the list. If the desired scope is not yet defined, click the link below to open the Scopes dialog, where you can create a new scope or edit an existing one.


Click an entry in this column to select a copyright profile from the list of available copyright profiles.

the Add button

Add Alt+Insert

Use this icon or shortcut to add a new scope-profile combination.


Delete Alt+Delete

Use this icon or shortcut to remove the selected item from the list.

the Move up button the Move down button



Use these icons or shortcuts to move the selected item one line up or down in the list.

The order of scope-profile combination is important, because if a file belongs to several scopes, these scopes are checked upside down. In doing so, the first scope where this file belongs, is declared the proper one, and its copyright profile is used.

Select Scopes to add new scopes or modify existing ones

Click this link to open the Scopes page, where you can create a new scope or edit an existing one.

Last modified: 11 February 2024