Commons talk:Deletion requests/Partially-copyrighted mobile phone photos and screenshots

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Please have a look at the first sentence in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbian. And even the start screen contains a self made picture (Samsung I8910HD). --MichaEL (talk) 10:23, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

The thing is, that although the operating system source code might be under a free license, it doesn't necessarily apply to the bitmaps used in the user interface. Determining that requiress some extra research. --Hydrox (talk) 05:29, 9 February 2011 (UTC)


Why does http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IPhone_4_in_hand.jpg get to stay? It's using the Non-free software screenshot template, so why doesn't that apply to all the nominated images? -68.185.90.190 23:56, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

That's exactly why. It is a non-free image. Commons:Licensing does not allow non-free images in Commons. --Hydrox (talk) 23:09, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Seriously? We can't include an image of an item that includes a copyrighted image in it? Wouldn't this eliminate just about every photo showing just about everything? I'm sure photos of Times Square and Piccadilly Circus would similarly be disallowed, right? I imagined a photo of a phone showing copyright images of icons would be acceptable under fair use guidelines. After all, how else are we to illustrate articles about phones (or anything else)? Where is the master discussion of this move? [edited to correct attribution to me] --Sfoskett (talk) 16:40, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Well as far as my photo goes (the BlackBerry 8700c) I replaced it with a white-out image removing the offending screen. --Sfoskett (talk) 17:06, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

if it is a problem I can remove easily and effectively screen the OS, these are a few examples 1 2, let me know--A7N8X (talk) 20:13, 7 March 2011 (UTC)