File talk:Ogata Gekko General Major Odera Yasuzumi in the Battle of Weihaiwei.jpg

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Non fair-use?[edit]

Why is this image non fair-use? Ogata died in 1920, +70 years have elapsed, and there are his prints at commons that are fair-use:. ru:Участник:Ari —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.226.233.158 (talk) 12:35, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

It was my decision to upload this image using the fair-use criteria. A less restrictive status may be applicable, but I am risk averse. In other words, I did not want to incite an argument. I did not hazard guesses about what might be "best"; rather, my only concern was to be uncontroversial. --Tenmei (talk) 15:17, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
I actually think there's nothing that forbids uploading it to commons as free because by Japanese law +50 years must pass since author's death, and by US laws (if we're going to take into account that this painting is kept in Boston Museum of Fine Arts) it's +70 years, so to my mind we're quite safe here because 70 years since his death elapsed in 1990. I'll reupload it to commons then. ru:Участник:Ari —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.226.233.158 (talk) 18:15, 14 March 2011 (UTC)