Wikipedia talk:File copyright tags/Non-free

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Image from a research article[edit]

Is there a template for this? The journals are copyrighted, so will stating the source of the image i.e. citing the research paper and the journal, sort out the issue? Should I use the 2D Non-Free ART template also? Gauravm1312 22:20, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

What would I use for a map? Anonymous Dissident[edit]

Depends on the map. --Carnildo 07:43, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

ok, ill give you an explicit example: I am into making U-boat articles. The cartograph in question shows in rough detail the point of sinkage of the ship in question. Now can you help? Anonymous Dissident 10:02, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Unless the copyright on the map has expired, you can't use it on Wikipedia. Get a suitable blank map (Commons has plenty) and make your own. --Carnildo 20:35, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

What would I use for a picture...[edit]

...that is a postcard included with the DVD release of a film, in this case Image:Highlander.jpg ? It doesn't seem to fall under the Non-free promotional template. It's not a screenshot either, the actor has posed for it. Thanks Rosenknospe 10:34, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

See Wikipedia talk:Copyrights/Can I use... for an answer to your question. --SteelersFan UK06 13:06, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Book image[edit]

I know what license you give for a book cover, but what tag could you give for an image inside a book? For example, if you had a book with pictures of characters in Star Wars, what license could you give for those images? Is it possible to put them under {{Non-free character}} or another license? Arwen Undomiel talk 17:14, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

See Wikipedia talk:Copyrights/Can I use... for an answer to your question. --SteelersFan UK06 13:06, 26 June 2007 (UTC)


What could you use for baseball photos off of 00:31, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Need to create new free image classification(s)[edit]

  • {{Free promotional}}—for an image freely provided, with no copyright, to be used for any editorial purpose

GalantFan (talk) 23:15, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

If such an image is indeed free, it should be covered by one of the existing free license or public domain tags located at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags/Free licenses or Wikipedia:Image copyright tags/Public domain. Pagrashtak 23:51, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Image question[edit]

I don't know if I'm in the right place, so please redirect me if I am, but I was curiuos as to where this second image on this page (the one of the glove) would fall? I didn't know if it was a non-free image or free image, given that it appears to be an evidence photo by the Leicestershire Police.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 19:26, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Anyone?  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 01:24, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

{{Non-free screenshot}} is sorta back[edit]

As you know, redirects from different namespaces on Templates, can cause really odd behaviour. I have changed the Non-free screenshot tag to be a copyright tag just like everyone else, but with the addition of a prominent notice saying that the Non-free screenshot tag is not sufficient enough and should be replaced by a more specific one (followed by the list of the templates from this article). I did this so I wouldn't accidentally transclude an entire page when generically using Non-free screenshot. ViperSnake151 14:35, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Images in publications[edit]

Does Template:Non-free 2D art cover photographies printed in magazines and books?--20-dude (talk) 01:09, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright tags[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Image_copyright_tags for a centralized discussion on bringing our copyright tag names into compliance. MBisanz talk 03:43, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Images of campaign materials[edit]

Such as buttons, banners, bumper stickers, t-shirts, etc., if the article is about a political campaign and the material was widely distributed? Is this material considered fair use or non-free? What kind of licensing is needed to use this in an article? --Moni3 (talk) 18:10, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Crown copyright[edit]

These rules do not appear to relate to the provisions for UK copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, nor to the guidance published by HMSO/TSO. See talk:Jimbo Wales. Salisian (talk) 15:35, 13 January 2009 (UTC)


Can a picture showing a 2-D painting be used in an article about the artist? —Preceding unsigned comment added by BillyJack193 (talkcontribs) 13:32, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Non-free currency[edit]

  • {{Non-free currency}}—for images of the official currency of a country that may be copyrighted.

Is there any reason why this text limits the use of the template to " the official currency of a country"? There are various local currencies and even private currencies. I'm not sure why this rationale would not also apply to them.   Will Beback  talk  00:51, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Graphs and tables from academic research[edit]

There don't appear to be any tags here to cover reproduction of non-free graphs from the New England Journal of Medicine. But I can't believe this sort of thing hasn't happenned many times before.Jwray (talk) 08:39, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

The NEJM is probably like most other scientific journals: reproduction of article or any part, including illustrations (graphs, etc.), requires permission of the publisher. One way around this is to contact the author(s) directly, who often supplied the included images. I have found that many authors are very willing to supply illustrations. The hardest part is often just getting a suitably formulated permission to send to OTRS. - J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 22:06, 21 September 2010 (UTC)