User:InnocuousPseudonym/Rationales

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Materials related to fair use rationale templates and an attempt to satisfy the related guidelines. No guarantees of efficacy.

Template adaptations[edit]

Based on Template:Non-free media rationale.

Also see Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline and especially its related talk page.

Empty[edit]

{{Non-free media rationale
| Description       = 
| Source            = 
| Portion           = 
| Resolution        = 
| Purpose           = 
| Replaceability    = 
| other_information = 
}}
If this rationale is not adequate, please tell me '''specifically''' what is wrong with it before moving to delete the file and I '''will''' try to improve it. 
~~~~ 

other_information is optional and can be left out.

Album[edit]

{{Non-free media rationale
| Description       = Picture of the [[Album cover|cover]] of the [[]] [[album]] ''[[]]'', released by [[]]
| Source            = 
| Portion           = Front cover
| Resolution        = Yes
| Purpose           = On the article devoted to the album, it helps to describe and identify the subject in a way that words cannot
| Replaceability    = No free images available of album covers
| other_information = 
}}
If this rationale is not adequate, please tell me '''specifically''' what is wrong with it before moving to delete the file and I '''will''' try to improve it. Or feel free to fix it yourself.
~~~~

Single[edit]

{{Non-free media rationale
| Description       = Picture of the [[Record label|label]] of the [[]] [[Single (music)|single]] "[[]]", released by [[]]
| Source            = 
| Portion           = Label
| Resolution        = Yes
| Purpose           = On the article devoted to the recording, it helps to describe and identify the subject in a way that words cannot
| Replaceability    = No free images available of singles
| other_information = 
}}
If this rationale is not adequate, please tell me '''specifically''' what is wrong with it before moving to delete the file and I '''will''' try to improve it. Or feel free to fix it yourself.
~~~~

Album in series[edit]

{{Non-free media rationale
| Description       = Picture of the [[Album cover|cover]] of the [[]] [[compilation album]] ''[[]]'', released by [[]] as part of the ''[[]]'' series
| Source            = Original source unknown
| Portion           = Front cover
| Resolution        = Yes
| Purpose           = On the article devoted to the ''[[]]'' series, it exemplifies the unifying layout and typographic design elements that most readily identify releases in the series and distinguish them from unrelated recordings or series with similar names; it helps to describe and identify the subject in a way that words cannot
| Replaceability    = No free images available of album covers
| other_information = 
}}
If this rationale is not adequate, please tell me '''specifically''' what is wrong with it before moving to delete the file and I '''will''' try to improve it. Or feel free to fix it yourself.
~~~~

Book[edit]

{{Non-free media rationale
| Description       = Picture of the cover of the book ''[[]]'', written by [[]] and published by [[]]; cover design by 
| Source            = 
| Portion           = Book cover
| Resolution        = Yes
| Purpose           = On the article devoted to the book, it helps to describe and identify the subject in a way that words cannot
| Replaceability    = No free images available of book covers
| other_information = 
}}
If this rationale is not adequate, please tell me '''specifically''' what is wrong with it before moving to delete the file and I '''will''' try to improve it. Or feel free to fix it yourself.
~~~~

Betacommand's example fair use rationale for albums (originally from Image:BizarreRideIIthePharcyde.jpg)[edit]

My minor adaptations:

Album[edit]

==Fair Use Rationale for the article [[]]==
*The cover is used to represent an album, ''[[]]'', by a well-known musician, [[]] 
*This image has been used in several websites, and so its use on Wikipedia does not make it significantly more accessible or visible than it already is 
*The image is of low resolution
*The image is being used in an informative way and should not detract from the album 
*The image does not limit the performer or record company's ability to sell the album 
*The only purpose of the image is to help describe the album ''[[]]'' and no other purpose

If this rationale is not adequate, please tell me '''specifically''' what is wrong with it before moving to delete the file and I '''will''' try to improve it. Or feel free to fix it yourself.
~~~~

Single[edit]

==Fair Use Rationale for the article [[]]==
*The label image is used to represent a single, "[[]]", by a well-known musician, [[]] 
*This image has been used in several websites, and so its use on Wikipedia does not make it significantly more accessible or visible than it already is 
*The image is being used merely in an informative way and should not detract from the single or song
*The image is of low resolution
*The image does not limit the performer or record company's ability to sell the song or single
*The only purpose of the image is to help describe the single "[[]]" and no other purpose

If this rationale is not adequate, please tell me '''specifically''' what is wrong with it before moving to delete the file and I '''will''' try to improve it. Or feel free to fix it yourself.
~~~~

Book/comic[edit]

==Fair Use Rationale for the article [[]]==
*The image is used to represent a book, ''[[]]'', by a known author, [[]] 
*This image has been used in several websites, and so its use on Wikipedia does not make it significantly more accessible or visible than it already is 
*The image is being used in an informative way and should not detract from the book
*The image is of low resolution
*The image does not limit the author or publishing company's ability to sell the book 
*The only purpose of the image is to help describe the book ''[[]]'' and no other purpose

If this rationale is not adequate, please tell me '''specifically''' what is wrong with it before moving to delete the file and I '''will''' try to improve it. Or feel free to fix it yourself.
~~~~

Logo (from a different example)[edit]

==Fair Use Rationale for the article==
# The material is not being used in a manner that would imply endorsement by or for the logo's respective company
# No free equivalent will ever be available or could be created that would adequately give the same information.
# The image is of low resolution, which does not interfere with this logo by its respective company in trade
# The image used for educational and informational purposes by Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization.
# The logo is the consistent visual representation of the company; it identifies and describes [[]] in a way that words cannot

If this rationale is not adequate, please tell me '''specifically''' what is wrong with it before moving to delete the file and I '''will''' try to improve it. 
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Other Wikipedians' fair use rationales[edit]

Badlydrawnjeff[edit]

User:Badlydrawnjeff/fur (modeled on the one from Amazon.com)

Fair use in [[]], taken from the requisite listing at Amazon.com, which was provided to them by the requisite holder of the distribution license:

  1. The image is being used for the article about [[]].
  2. The image is the most logical representation of the [[]], [[]].
  3. It is of a lower resolution than the original, and will not affect the ability to market or profit off of the [[]].
  4. No free images of or representative of the [[]] can be found, and does not infringe on the rights of the holders of the copyright, who either produced the image or owns the rights to the item this image illustrates, and is the source for the original said copyrighted image.
  5. The image is used on a variety of websites, thus not making it significantly more accessible or visible than it already is. The [[]] image is being used for informational purposes only, and its use is not believed to detract from the original in any way.

(slightly adapted because I don't understand some to the syntax in the original - InnocuousPseudonym)

Ned Scott[edit]

Good one for Image:Battle_Programmer_Shirase.jpg from User:Ned Scott.

Common sources of images (for me)[edit]