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Licences for coats of arms[edit]

  • Apparently the presentation of coats of arms is free in any single wikipedia, why not in all of them at once.
  • One more aspect of this topic: Coats of arms are a kind of a logo. Recently, the copyright for logos has become stricter in Germany, due to a decision of a court of justice. So I phoned to the association of designers about the presentation of logos for presenting their bearers. The answer was that using the logo for a report on the institution or comapny, the logo has been designed for, is a case of freedom of press. Licence fees only have to be paid, if you use the logo for another desire.--Ulamm (talk) 00:39, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
That is interesting but I am afraid this might not be a right place to discuss it, since this forum is mostly to discuss technical aspects of the information template. I would try Commons:WikiProject Heraldry. As for licenses on coats of arms, my understanding is that whoever draw them is the copyright holder even if the design might be in public domain. In that respect they are different than logos. As for no license fees for logos if used to illustrate topics related to the company they were designed for. That is not good enough for the inclusion on Commons (or wikipedia), since we only take content released under free licenses, that would allow any use. See COM:LIC. --Jarekt (talk) 03:16, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
To me it is a question much wider than heraldy. Almost every company busy in production or transport has its logo. The company buys the full rights for this logo in order to use it on each item produced, or on each coach and each ticket. And WP usually presents this logo in its article on this company.--Ulamm (talk) 17:47, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
I'd suggest to move this discussion to e.g. Commons:Village pump/Copyright. --Leyo 18:03, 5 December 2013 (UTC)


Any thought of including isbn as a parameter in this template, for when books are uploaded? -Pete F (talk) 06:32, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

For books we use {{Book}} and it have ISBN. See Commons:Infoboxes--Jarekt (talk) 14:40, 27 December 2013 (UTC)


There are currently 215 files with the parameter Location in Category:Pages using Information template with incorrect parameter that are non-empty. Since the parameter is undefined, the information is not shown. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to make this information visible (e.g. adding to Description) and to do the necessary modifications in an automated way? --Leyo 01:32, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

{{Information2}} has "location" field --Jarekt (talk) 04:54, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Sounds like a good solution to replace \{\{Information\n in these cases. Or is there any drawback? --Leyo 12:59, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
{{Information2}} is rarely used and it is unclear what is it's future. Also if something gets broken, it might be undiscovered for a long time. --Jarekt (talk) 18:49, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
An alternative would be to use Other fields, but the replacement is more complex. I don't know which option is better, but any is better than the status quo. --Leyo 21:00, 26 January 2014 (UTC)