Template:Non-free use rationale video game cover

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Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free video game cover or boxart – WARNING: {{{Article}}} does not appear to exist!
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Description

This is the cover art for {{{Article}}}. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the game or the publisher of the video game or the developers of the video game. 

Source

The box/cover art can or could be obtained from the distributor.

Article

[[{{{Article}}}]]

Portion used

The entire cover: because the image is cover art, a form of product packaging, the entire image is needed to identify the product, properly convey the meaning and branding intended, and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the image.

Low resolution?

The copy is of sufficient resolution for commentary and identification but lower resolution than the original cover. Copies made from it will be of inferior quality, unsuitable as artwork on pirate versions or other uses that would compete with the commercial purpose of the original artwork.

Purpose of use

Choose from Infobox / Header / Section / Other

Replaceable?

As cover art, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image that shows the packaging of the item in question would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification or commentary. 

Other information

Use of the cover art in the article complies with Wikipedia non-free content policy and fair use under United States copyright law as described above.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of [[{{{Article}}}]]//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Non-free_use_rationale_video_game_cover
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This template is to help users write fair use rationales for video game box or cover art as required by WP:NFC and WP:FURG. Include this in the image file, once for each time you insert images of video game cover art into an article.


Please use copyrighted content responsibly and in accordance with Wikipedia policy. A template alone does not make the video game box or cover art fair to use. It merely helps you state why you think it is appropriate.

This template is optimized for video game cover art used in the article about the video game. Other contexts may work, but it may not. Additionally, please note that this fair use rationale may not be appropriate, for example, for images of magazines, comic books, series, collections, or alternate editions. Before saving, try the "preview" feature to review the text produced by this template. Be sure the language is true and complete. If not consider using the override fields or a hand-written justification.

Syntax

(copy this to your image page)

{{Non-free use rationale video game cover
| Article           = 
| Use               = <!-- Choose: Infobox / Header / Section / Artist / other (specify Purpose) --> 
<!-- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -->
| Name              = 
| Distributor       = 
| Publisher         = 
| Developer         =
| Graphic Artist    =
| Type              = 
| Website           = 
| Owner             = 
| Commentary        = 
<!--OVERRIDE FIELDS -->
| Description       = 
| Source            = 
| Portion           = 
| Low resolution    = 
| Purpose           = <!-- Must be specified if Use is not Infobox / Header / Section / Artist -->
| Replaceability    = 
| Other information = 
}}

Fields:

  • Article - Article name, no brackets
  • Use - How is the image used in the article? Choose one
infobox - in the infobox for the article about the video game
header - top of article about the video game
section - in a section devoted to the video game
Artist - in an article about the artist (be careful here)
other - some other use. Describe in "Purpose"

  • Name - Name of work / video game if different than article
  • Distributor -
  • Publisher -
  • Developer -
  • Graphic Artist -
  • Type -
  • Website - If taken from the web, where?
  • Owner - Who owns the copyright, if known
  • Commentary - Discuss any commentary in the article about the cover art itself.

  • Description - Additional information about the video game or artwork
  • Source - If not from the website, specifically where and how did you get the image?
  • Portion - If you did not use the whole cover, what part did you use and why?
  • Low resolution - If the image is unusually large or small, why?
  • Purpose - If use is not one of the above categories, explain how you use it.
  • Replaceability - Explain why the image can't be replaced with free use, if boilerplate explanations aren't accurate
  • Other information - Any other information you think helps the image's fair use case


See also