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Replaceable fair use File:Geraldine Dawson.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Geraldine Dawson.jpg. I noticed the description page specifies that the media is being used under a claim of fair use, but its use in Wikipedia articles fails the first non-free content criterion in that it illustrates a subject for which a freely licensed media could be found or created that provides substantially the same information or which could be adequately covered with text alone. If you believe this media is not replaceable, please:

  1. Go to the media description page and edit it to add {{di-replaceable fair use disputed}}, without deleting the original replaceable fair use template.
  2. On the image discussion page, write the reason why this image is not replaceable at all.

Alternatively, you can also choose to replace this non-free media by finding freely licensed media of the same subject, requesting that the copyright holder release this (or similar) media under a free license, or by taking a picture of it yourself.

If you have uploaded other non-free media, consider checking that you have specified how these images fully satisfy our non-free content criteria. You can find a list of description pages you have edited by clicking on this link. Note that even if you follow steps 1 and 2 above, non-free media which could be replaced by freely licensed alternatives will be deleted 2 days after this notification (7 days if uploaded before 13 July 2006), per the non-free content policy. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. SuperMarioMan 22:04, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi SuperMarioMan. I need help because I don't follow. In essence, this is a publicity photo that the subject (Geri Dawson) made available for free use for educational purposes. Could you please help me designate it accordingly? It took me hours and hours to figure out how to get this far and now I'm flumoxed! Thanks so much Jsnydersachs (talk) 22:12, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello. Don't worry, many aspects of Wikipedia's policies on images can seem very confusing! I have tagged your upload for deletion on the grounds of "replaceability" (with criterion for speedy deletion F7 as my policy reference) because the purpose of the image is to provide illustration of a biographical subject who is still living. In the case of a person who is not yet deceased, a non-free fair-use image is rarely acceptable for the purposes of illustrating that person's Wikipedia biography, since the general expectation is that a free alternative can be made and uploaded at any time as a replacement (the living can still be photographed, whether publicly or privately; the dead, obviously, cannot - hence fair-use images are permissible).

The file that you have uploaded need not be deleted if you are able/willing to re-license it under a free licence or release it into the public domain (see Wikipedia:File copyright tags for more information on this; a list of free licences can be found here). You state that Ms Dawson has made it available "for educational purposes"; please note that for an image to be considered free on Wikipedia, however, there must be allowances for commercial re-use and derivative works (see point #1 of the guidelines for copyright tags).

I appreciate that this is a lot of information to take in; if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask at my talk page. SuperMarioMan 05:16, 24 July 2012 (UTC)