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Problem tag for marking a file as a copyright violation and therefore subject to speedy deletion

The template automatically sets the following categories: Copyright violations


{{Copyvio |1= |source= }}

Or use the shorthand {{db-f9|… parameters as described …}}

This template should only be used for obvious cases. For non-obvious cases, use {{delete}} and follow the instructions.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
reason Why the file is a copyright violation empty required
URL A URL that shows that the file is a copyright violation empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: no user group specified

Placement: At the top of the page


{{Copyvio|Non-free logo}}

renders as:

This file may meet the criteria for speedy deletion.

This file is a copyright violation because it is copyrighted and not published under a free license.
The file is subject to speedy deletion unless it is relicensed according to the Commons licensing policy. This file is a copyright violation for the following reason: Non-free logo

Appeal: If you think that the file does not meet the criteria for speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page.

See also


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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:Copyvio/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:Copyvio/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.