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English: Promotional photo of The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Date between circa 1966 and circa 1970
date QS:P,+1950-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1966-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1970-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
. Back is stamped 22 November 1968; Hendrix died in 1970.
  • (original upload date)
Source eBay item

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Author Warner/Reprise Records
Uploaded by We hope at en.wikipedia
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  • The photo has no copyright markings on it as can be seen in the links above and in the unedited copy of the file.
  • It can be dated by the history of the group. They formed in 1966; Hendrix died in 1970.
  • It was created for publicity purposes-distribution to the media. The image was meant to bring attention and publicity for both the recording artists and their record label, the same as the publicity photos for actors and actresses in the film industry were intended to do.

Film production expert Eve Light Honthaner in The Complete Film Production Handbook, (Focal Press, 2001 p. 211.):

"Publicity photos (star headshots) have traditionally not been copyrighted. Since they are disseminated to the public, they are generally considered public domain, and therefore clearance by the studio that produced them is not necessary."
"There is a vast body of photographs, including but not limited to publicity stills, that have no notice as to who may have created them." (The Professional Photographer's Legal Handbook By Nancy E. Wolff, Allworth Communications, 2007, p. 55.)
Creative Clearance-Publicity photos
"Publicity Photos (star headshots) older publicity stills have usually not been copyrighted and since they have been disseminated to the public, they are generally considered public domain and therefore there is no necessity to clear them with the studio that produced them (if you can even determine who did)."
  • United States Copyright Office page 2 "Visually Perceptible Copies The notice for visually perceptible copies should contain all three elements described below. They should appear together or in close proximity on the copies.
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Upload date | User | Bytes | Dimensions | Comment

  • 2011-08-04 14:51 (UTC) | We hope | 117942 (bytes) | 645×886 | Photo has been cropped. Previous upload was to establish timeframe, source and that there are no copyright marks on it.
  • 2011-08-04 14:50 (UTC) | We hope | 96401 (bytes) | 1652×1024 | {{commons ok}} {{Information |Description=Promotional photo of The Jimi Hendrix Experience. |Source=[ eBay item] [http://

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current00:12, 18 January 2014Thumbnail for version as of 00:12, 18 January 2014693 × 913 (233 KB)P. S. Burtonslightly better
06:06, 17 October 2011Thumbnail for version as of 06:06, 17 October 2011645 × 886 (115 KB)SreeBot(Original text) : Photo has been cropped. Previous upload was to establish timeframe, source and that there are no copyright marks on it.
06:06, 17 October 2011Thumbnail for version as of 06:06, 17 October 20111,652 × 1,024 (94 KB)SreeBot(Original text) : {{commons ok}} {{Information |Description=Promotional photo of The Jimi Hendryx Experience. |Source=[ e

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