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Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free poster – – WARNING: {{{Article}}} does not appear to exist!
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This is a poster for {{{Article}}}.
The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the item promoted, the publisher of the item promoted or the graphic artist.


The poster art can or could be obtained from the distributor.



Portion used

The entire poster: because the image is poster art, a form of product packaging or service marketing, the entire image is needed to identify the product or service, 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 poster. Copies made from it will be of inferior quality, unsuitable as counterfeit artwork, pirate versions or for uses that would compete with the commercial purpose of the original artwork.

Purpose of use

Choose from: Infobox / Header / Section / Other


As poster art, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image that shows the same artwork or 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 poster art 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 [[{{{Article}}}]]//
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This template is to help users write fair use rationales for various kinds of posters as required by Non-free content and Non-free use rationale guideline. Include this in the file page, once for each time you insert an image of the poster art into an article.

Please use copyrighted content responsibly and in accordance with Wikipedia policy. A template alone does not make poster artwork fair to use. It merely helps you state why you think it is appropriate.


(copy this to your file page)

{{Non-free use rationale poster
| Article           = 
| Use               = <!--Choose: Infobox / Header / Section / Other --> 
| Media             = <!--Choose: film / tv / event   or leave blank to obtain a default value-->
| Name              = 
| Distributor       = <!-- will not display if Publisher or Owner is entered -->
| Publisher         = <!-- will not display if Distributor or Owner is entered -->
| Graphic Artist    = 
| Type              = 
| Website           = 
| Owner             = <!-- will not display if Distributor or Publisher is entered -->
| Commentary        = 
| Description       = 
| Source            = 
| Portion           = 
| Low resolution    = 
| Purpose           = <!-- Must be specified if Use is not Infobox / Header / Section -->
| Replaceability    = 
| Other information = 


  • Article = Article name, without square brackets i.e. This not [[This]]
  • Use = How is the image used in the article?Choose one
Infobox – in the infobox for the article about the work, event or campaign the poster promotes.
Header – top of article about the work, event or campaign the poster promotes
Section – in a section where the work, event or campaign the poster promoted is the subject of commentary.
Other – some other use.Describe in Purpose
  • Media = Specifies the type of the 'media' being promoted by the poster

  • Name = Name of work, if different than article
  • Distributor = Distributor of work
  • Publisher = The publisher of the work
  • Type = A prefix (usually an adjective or noun adjunct) to describe the name of the poster (e.g. "1999 animated film")
  • Website = If taken from the web, where?
  • Owner = Who owns the copyright, if known
  • Commentary = Discuss any commentary in the article about the poster art itself.

  • Description = Additional information about the poster
  • Source = If not from the website, specifically where and how did you get the image?
  • Portion = If you did not use the whole cover, what part did you use and why?
  • Low resolution = If the image is unusually large or small, why?
  • Purpose = If use is not one of the above categories, explain how you use it.
  • Replaceability = Explain why the image can't be replaced with free use, if boilerplate explanations aren't accurate
  • Other information = Any other information you think helps the image's fair use case


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This template is to help users write fair use rationales for various kinds of posters as required by Non-free content and Non-free use rationale guideline.

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