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- This is not a fair use issue, it's a permission issue. The notice above and on the image description page contains more info. However, if you're not really the author of the photo and wish to upload it and invoke fair use, you cannot upload it to Commons but you still may be able to use it in an article with some restrictions. More info on that here. – JBarta (talk) 18:30, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
The above reference to fair use is because the image in question has been in the public domain and published in countless newpaper and magazine articles and ads, since the photo was taken in 1974. We would like it to continue to be made available, as are all of our materials, for FREE to the public at large. Please feel free to contact our headquarter offices at any time and we can provide you with whatever copyright, license, trademark documents you wish to request. This is a picture of Garner Ted Armstrong, so just call us anytime and ask to speak with the President of Operations, his son Mark Armstrong. O.K. Just so there are no more of these silly concerns, we hold the copyright. (903)561-7070 Live representatives are available 24/7/365 to handle your request. The Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association www.garnertedarmstrong.com