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The Wikimedia Commons does not accept fair use content

Pay attention to copyright
Wikimedia Commons does not accept fair use content.

We do this is because Commons is a shared media repository. Downstream wikis have different policies based on local laws. Uses that are acceptable under US law, for example, may not be acceptable in many other countries with more restrictive rules.

In addition, fair use is not compatible with our aim as a collection of freely distributable media files.

Therefore, Commons cannot legally rely on fair use provisions.

Non-free content that may be used with reference to fair use may be uploaded locally if your project allows this.

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{{No fair use/layout
|heading=Pay attention to copyright
|text=The Wikimedia Commons does not accept [[Commons:fair use|fair use]] content, because fair use laws vary from country to country - thus, content deemed acceptable under, for instance, US fair use concepts (which are very broad) is not usable in the majority of other countries.
Also, fair use depends on the context the image (or other media) is used in. That is, something that can be used on one page as fair use would be a copyright violation on another page. Especially, fair use does not allow collecting and distributing the images in a media database such as the Commons. This means that fair use simply does not apply to the Commons.
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The Wikimedia Commons does not accept fair use content<noinclude>
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