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Non-free media information and use rationale for Queer as Folk (UK TV series)

Scan of DVD cover for Queer as Folk (UK TV series) (1999)


Archived Channel 4 website page


Queer as Folk (UK TV series)

Portion used

Because the image is a DVD cover, 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. 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

For fair use on Queer as Folk (UK TV series):

  • The image is placed in the infobox at the top of article about the film, to show the primary visual image associated with the work, and to help the user quickly identify the work and know they have found what they are looking for.
  • It is used for identification and critical commentary of the work for which it was created.
  • It makes a significant contribution to the user's understanding of the article, which could not practically be conveyed by words alone.
  • Use of the image does not in any way harm the ability of the companies concerned to sell the work.
  • Use for this purpose does not compete with the purposes of the original artwork, namely the artist's providing graphic design services and in turn marketing films to the public.

As a DVD cover, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image that shows the images from the movie poster 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 DVD cover 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 Queer as Folk (UK TV series)//


File history

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current19:49, 6 November 2019Thumbnail for version as of 19:49, 6 November 2019319 × 312 (111 KB)Altlondon (talk | contribs)Smaller version, slightly better quality but still meeting low resolution/fair use for non-free image
00:50, 7 November 2017No thumbnail265 × 375 (16 KB)DatBot (talk | contribs)Reduce size of non-free image (BOT - disable)
15:13, 20 August 2005No thumbnail335 × 475 (28 KB)Astrotrain (talk | contribs){{DVDcover}} Channel 4
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