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Image:Harry Patch.jpg[edit]

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful informations about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Filbot, if you need some help about it, ask its master or go to the Commons:Help desk. --Filnik 14:07, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Problem solved ;-) (yes, it wasn't easy in this case :-) we haven't the exactly same license that was used on en.wiki...). Bye, --Filnik\b[Rr]ock\b!? 18:13, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Image:Knol on Wikipedia.JPG[edit]

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--shizhao (talk) 07:06, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

On fair use[edit]

"Fair use" refers to a doctrine in United States copyright law that permits copying a limited amount of copyrighted, unlicensed material for the purposes of critical commentary, etc. A screenshot of a copyrighted website would be one example of this. Wikipedia allows fair use material; you may be interested in Wikipedia's fair use policy. However, such material must be uploaded locally at Wikipedia, not here; everything on the Commons must be freely licensed (i.e. freely redistributable with or without modifications, for any commercial or non-commercial purpose).

So to answer your question: No, a screenshot of Knol is not, and likely never will be, allowed on the Commons. It is only the text of the articles which is under a license acceptable to us. The page layout and so on is all copyrighted by Google, and a screenshot of Knol would be a derivative work of the layout, graphics and so on.

Sorry about not notifying you on your talk page before deleting; with the amount of work we have to deal with, we very often don't have time to do this.

Love, Lewis Collard! (lol, internet) 15:43, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

No problem at all. :) Lewis Collard! (lol, internet) 15:46, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


Image:Tsvangirai.jpg[edit]

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Mangostar (talk) 15:23, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Please link images[edit]

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Hello Aridd!

Thank you for providing images to Wikimedia Commons. Please keep in mind that images uploaded to Commons should be useful to all users of Wikimedia projects. This is possible only if the images can be found by other people.

To allow others to find the images you uploaded here, the images should be in some place that can be found by navigating the category structure. This means that you should put the images into appropriate topic pages, categories, optionally galleries, or both of them (see Commons:Categories). To find good categories for your images, the CommonSense tool may help.

You can find a convenient overview of your uploaded files in this gallery.

The important point is that the images should be placed in the general structure somewhere. There are a large number of completely unsorted images on Commons right now. If you would like to help to place some of those images where they can be found, please do!

Thank you. BotMultichillT (talk) 05:39, 3 December 2008 (UTC)


File:Simba Makoni.JPG[edit]

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I know, you are not the author, but you should review the copyright status of images during the transfer from any wikipedia project. -Martin H. (talk) 18:54, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Re:Democracy claims map[edit]

Hi Aridd, thank you for your message. After some research, I've come to the conclusion that Tonga and Fiji do not yet claim to be democracies, and have been coloured accordingly. If there are any more issues with that map or any other images I've made, you can always reach me via my talk page. Thanks once again, :-) Cflm001 (talk) 06:57, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

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OxIxO (talk) 12:02, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

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OxIxO (talk) 12:03, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

File:Rue_Lenôtre_Guyancourt_3.jpg[edit]

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OxIxO (talk) 12:03, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

File:Example campaign material French legislative election 2012.JPG[edit]

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January (talk) 12:50, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Re your question on my talk page, it is highly unlikely that these campaign materials are in the public domain (by public domain we mean not copyrighted). The leaflets having been widely distributed does not mean that there would be no copyright on them. January (talk) 13:26, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

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