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Media data and Non-free use rationale
Description
Author or
copyright owner
Source (WP:NFCC#4) No source specified. Please edit this file description and provide a source. (get help with syntax)
Use in article (WP:NFCC#7) No article specified. Please edit this file description and add the name of the article the file is used in. (get help with syntax)
Purpose of use in article (WP:NFCC#8)
Not replaceable with
free media because
(WP:NFCC#1)
Minimal use (WP:NFCC#3)
Respect for
commercial opportunities
(WP:NFCC#2)
Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of [[{{{Article}}}]]//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Non-free_use_rationale_2
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Description

This template is an alternative to {{Non-free use rationale}}. Both are meant to facilitate creating non-free use rationales with the necessary components. Please read Wikipedia:Non-free content for the relevant policies.

This template is used by the experimental Wikipedia:File Upload Wizard. Its parameter fields are slightly different from those of {{Non-free use rationale}} because they are designed to match the data produced by the upload questionnaire. They are also designed to correspond somewhat more closely to the original criteria as defined in WP:NFCC. The wizard will fill in some of the fields with standard values for some types of non-free files, but will prompt the uploader for specific input in those cases where rationale elements are typically not predictable and must be explained individually.

Usage

If you want to use this template manually, you can find its parameters below. Don't forget to add a separate non-free file copyright tag, such as {{Non-free fair use}}, {{Non-free logo}}, {{Non-free book cover}} etc.

Description
A description of the copyrighted material.
Author
The original author and/or copyright holder of the non-free work.
Source
The immediate source, i.e. where you found this file.
Publication
(optional) The original source, i.e. where and how this non-free work was first published. Important in some cases where parts of the fair use justification may depend on this information, e.g. in the case of some historical photographs.
Date
(optional) The date of publication.
Article
The exact name of the Wikipedia article in which the media is to be used (without the [[  ]] brackets).
Purpose
What function this file will serve in the article. This explanation must make it clear how and why the file will significantly increase the reader's understanding of the topic, in such a way that its absence would be detrimental to the article (cf. WP:NFCC#8). Do not copy generic rationale verbiage from some templated rationales elsewhere. State in clear, plain words what this particular file will be doing in this particular article. Be specific and concrete.
Replaceability
Why there couldn't be a freely licensed replacement that would adequately serve the same purpose (cf. WP:NFCC#1). Please bear in mind that this is not merely about replacements that actually exist and are readily available, but also about the mere possibility that such a replacement could realistically be created.
Replaceability_text
(optional) Note that though this template field has been implemented as optional, Wikipedia policy requires that its consideration is satisfied (see WP:NFCC#1).
If necessary,[1] explain why it wouldn't be possible to adequately treat the encyclopedic content with freely licensed text alone.
Minimality
Add any necessary explanation how there won't be more non-free content used than necessary. Minimality means: Use low-resolution files rather than high-resolution files; don't use a larger portion of a work than necessary or an entire work if only a small portion would be sufficient; don't use more non-free items if a single one would be sufficient.
Commercial
i.e. "Respect for commercial opportunities": explain why our use of the file will not unduly infringe on any commercial interests of its copyright holders, by competing with the work's original market role.
Other information
(optional) any other information that is relevant to the sourcing, copyright information and fair use justification.
  1. ^ If in doubt, specific queries should be raised at Wikipedia talk:Non-free content.

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This template is an alternative to {{Non-free use rationale}}. Both are meant to facilitate creating non-free use rationales with the necessary components. Please read Wikipedia:Non-free content for the relevant policies. This template is used by the experimental Wikipedia:File Upload Wizard. Its parameter fields are slightly different from those of {{Non-free use rationale}} because they are designed to match the data produced by the upload questionnaire. They are also designed to correspond somewhat more closely to the original criteria as defined in WP:NFCC. The wizard will fill in some of the fields with standard values for some types of non-free files, but will prompt the uploader for specific input in those cases where rationale elements are typically not predictable and must be explained individually.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Description Descriptiondescription

A description of the copyrighted material.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Author Authorauthor

The original author and/or copyright holder of the non-free work.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Source Sourcesource

The immediate source, i.e. where you found this file.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Publication Publicationpublication

The original source, i.e. where and how this non-free work was first published. Important in some cases where parts of the fair use justification may depend on this information, e.g. in the case of some historical photographs.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Date Datedate

The date of publication.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Article Articlearticle

The exact name of the Wikipedia article in which the media is to be used (without the [[ ]] brackets).

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Purpose Purposepurpose

What function this file will serve in the article. This explanation must make it clear how and why the file will significantly increase the reader's understanding of the topic, in such a way that its absence would be detrimental to the article (cf. WP:NFCC#8). Do not copy generic rationale verbiage from some templated rationales elsewhere. State in clear, plain words what this particular file will be doing in this particular article. Be specific and concrete.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Replaceability - Why not free image? Replaceabilityreplaceability

Why there couldn't be a freely licensed replacement that would adequately serve the same purpose (cf. WP:NFCC#1). Please bear in mind that this is not merely about replacements that actually exist and are readily available, but also about the mere possibility that such a replacement could realistically be created.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Replaceability - Why not just text? Replaceability_textreplaceability_textreplaceability text

If necessary, explain why it wouldn't be possible to adequately treat the encyclopedic content with freely licensed text alone. Note that though this template field has been implemented as optional, Wikipedia policy requires that its consideration is satisfied (see WP:NFCC#1).

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Minimal use Minimalityminimality

Add any necessary explanation how there won't be more non-free content used than necessary. Minimality means: Use low-resolution files rather than high-resolution files; don't use a larger portion of a work than necessary or an entire work if only a small portion would be sufficient; don't use more non-free items if a single one would be sufficient.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Respect for commercial opportunities Commercialcommercial

Explain why our use of the file will not unduly infringe on any commercial interests of its copyright holders, by competing with the work's original market role.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String required
Other info Other informationother informationOther_informationother_information

Anything else that needs to be added?

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional