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Can these photographs be uploaded with a fair use license?[edit]

Hello! I would like to add photos of the Dragon Kings or temples of the Dragon Kings in articles about Chinese religion, in order to illustrate the concept that this deities symbolise. The two photos linked above are both licensed to be shared, but with "no derivatives" and "non commercial" restrictions. I wonder if they could be uploaded for fair use.--Aethelwolf Emsworth (talk) 19:55, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

No, that won't work, as they'd be clearly replaceable with other, free photos of the same objects that somebody might take some day. Fut.Perf. 20:01, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

I know that you can include a fair use photo of a deceased person on Wikipedia. I know you can include a PR shot that was issued with a copyright notice, before a certain date. I know you can use a PR shot that was issued with copyright, if it's to illustrate the article for that movie.

But what about a PR shot of a movie to illustrate a biography? Anne Ditchburn is very much alive (at least, I don't know anything to the contrary) and the uploader hasn't claimed that the image was issued without copyright. -- Zanimum (talk) 12:45, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

There are very limited cases where a non-free image can be used on a living person, and typically requires at minimum detailed discussion of the look of that person in context of when the picture was made, and generally from a earlier period of the person's life. A strong example of acceptable use is "Weird Al" Yankovic's "old" look, which was noted to be his signature look during his earlier career, but made several appearance and health changes for his new look (of which we otherwise have free images for). In the case of Ditchburn, there's absolutely nothing like this, so those images should not be used, unless they can be proven free (which they likely aren't given the years and films). --MASEM (t) 14:38, 1 June 2015 (UTC)