User:Pfctdayelise/Licensing quiz

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Possible questions to ask in a mandatory licensing quiz for newbies (and oldbies who can't figure it out). The "correct" answers should also display a further explanation, since the wrong guessers will eventually get to this stage too.

  • 1. Do you know what "fair use" is?
    • a. Yes --> go to 2
    • b. No --> go to 3
  • 2. Wikimedia Commons allows "fair use" material.
    • a. True --> NOT CORRECT (big message about this)
    • b. False --> CORRECT (continue as normal now)
  • 3. Most images on the internet don't have any copyright, so they are OK to upload here.
    • a. True --> NOT CORRECT (humungous message about this)
    • b. False --> CORRECT
  • 4. If I find an image and it doesn't have a (C) next to it, that means it's not copyrighted so it's OK to upload here.
    • a. True --> NOT CORRECT
    • b. False --> CORRECT
  • 5. Since Wikipedia is not-for-profit, if an image can only be used for "non-commercial" or "educational" use, then it can be uploaded here.
    • a. True --> NOT CORRECT
    • b. False --> CORRECT
  • 6. If I have permission from someone to use their image in Wikipedia, then I can upload that image here.
  • 7. If I take a screenshot of a website or software program or movie, I have copyright over that screenshot.
    • a. True --> NOT CORRECT
    • b. False --> CORRECT (sth. about {{free screenshot}} here, also art, bookcovers, scans)
  • 8. If I take a photo and it has a copyrighted element in it (such as a logo), it's still free because I took the photo.
    • a. True --> NOT CORRECT
    • b. It depends --> CORRECT can't crop to logo-only, depends if it's the main subject of the photo or not
    • c. False --> NOT CORRECT
  • 9. If a photo looks old, it's probably in the public domain.
    • a. True --> NOT CORRECT
    • b. False --> CORRECT (really need solid source for {{PD-old}})
  • 10. If an image is marked as "PD" or a free license on another Wikimedia project, I can automatically copy it straight to the Commons.
    • a. True --> NOT CORRECT
    • b. False --> CORRECT (link to CommonsHelper here, plus need to actually verify license)

WHEN IN DOUBT, ASK FIRST/DO NOT UPLOAD.........