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Hello ProspectofArts, and welcome to Wikipedia. Your addition to Ashton Kutcher has had to be removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. While we appreciate your contributing to Wikipedia, there are certain things you must keep in mind about using information from your sources to avoid copyright or plagiarism issues here.
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It's very important that contributors understand and follow these practices, as policy requires that people who persistently do not must be blocked from editing. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. Tbhotch.™ Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 20:20, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
Your addition to Walden Schmidt has been removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material to Wikipedia without permission from the copyright holder. If you are the copyright holder, please read Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials for more information on uploading your material to Wikipedia. For legal reasons, Wikipedia cannot accept copyrighted text, or images borrowed from other websites, or printed material without a verifiable license; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites or publications as a source of information, but not as a source of content, such as sentences or images—you must write using your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing. Tbhotch.™ Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 20:25, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
File:Two and a Half Men S11.jpg
I've reverted your change to File:Two and a Half Men S11.jpg because the fair use rationale was not updated. Our non-free content policy requires that each fair use rationale must be valid and the existing rationale does not apply to the image that you uploaded. Please feel free to restore your image when you update the FUR. --AussieLegend (✉) 09:15, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Please do not continue to upload new versions of File:Two and a Half Men S11.jpg without fixing the fair use rationale. If you persist in doing this, it is likely that the image will be deleted completely because the FUR is invalid. This applies equally to other images that you have uploaded. When uploading images it is always necessary to ensure the FR is still valid. --AussieLegend (✉) 04:40, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
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