Wikipedia:Files for upload/Wizard/License

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Files for Upload Wizard
1. Introduction | 2. Search | 3. License | 4. Finish
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Files must be released under a suitable license or into public domain to be used on Wikipedia. The vast majority of images found on the Internet are not suitable for use on Wikipedia. If in doubt about an image's suitability for Wikipedia or copyright status please ask first at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions.

You must also be able to prove the image's license by providing a link to the image as well as a link to the license information about the image (most likely the webpage the image is included on). We are unable to accept images that are only stored on your computer as we are not able to access them (requests with a source such as C:\Documents and Settings\Username\My Pictures\Image.jpg will be declined). If this is the case please consider creating a free Flickr account, uploading the image there and following the instructions in this Wizard for Flickr images.


Which option describes the image's license best?

  • The image is freely licensed
  • The image isn't copyrighted


  1. ^ To submit under this license the source must clearly state (something like): This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
  2. ^ To submit under this license the source must clearly state (something like): This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
  3. ^ To submit under this license the source must clearly state (something like): I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. Note, that publicly available isn't the same as public domain.