User talk:Warren Whyte

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Warren Whyte!
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File tagging File:Baojun Logo.jpg[edit]

No issues as GM permission given on website and link added to Commons page. Warren Whyte (talk) 12:53, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

File:Building Design Cover.jpeg[edit]

Pay attention to copyright
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  • Upload the file directly to Wikipedia, not Commons. A "fair use license" is acceptable there.
  • If you have questions, please leave me a message on my talk page.
  • Thank you for contributing!

Yours sincerely, Senator2029 16:14, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

I have been trying to find the right policy for "cover art" as in WP:NFCI. There are numerous magazine covers in Commons, so assumed these would be okay. I obviously used the incorrect tag during uploading. Warren Whyte (talk) 16:23, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Not a problem at all. It just one of the many ways Wikipedia & Commons take something simple and turn it into a big set of administrative hurdles. The magazine covers on Commons are (or should be) "free". That means they are in the public domain or the author/publisher has specifically released them under a free license that Commons finds acceptable. But there are lots of non-free files on Commons too, because, quite honestly, Commons is a disorganized mess compared to Wikipedia. But I digress... Senator2029 16:54, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Go here and put the following in the blank box:

{{subst:Magazine rationale| Article name goes here | company owning the copyright goes here }}

Senator2029 17:04, 20 May 2013 (UTC)