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Fair use rationale for Image:SolidThinking-logo.jpgEdit

Image:SolidThinking-logo.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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BetacommandBot 04:27, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for hints. The Image:SolidThinking-logo.jpg is available from the web site of the publisher of the software and it is also available in the press section for free publishing on media and magazines. I uploaded the logo because while writing the article I compared the style adopted for many other contributions on various software and found that use of the infobox with inclusion of the product logo and the product screenshot is common.

Use of the product logo and the product screenshot of this computer software, whose copyrights is held by the company that created the software, should qualify as fair use under United States copyright law for the following reasons: - they were used for identification of and critical commentary on the software in question; - there was not a free alternative; - the use is for Wikipedia, hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.--Parametric66 22:27, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Regarding the notability, I have improved the article by adding some references.

There are several references on both printed and web magazines/publications:

http://www.novedge.com/documents/2258?SKU=1828
http://www.solidthinking.com/reviews/3DWorld_solidThinking1206.pdf
http://blog.novedge.com/solidthinking/index.html
http://www.architosh.com/news/2006-07/2006a0713_solidthinking7.html
http://www.engineeringtalk.com/guides/nurbs.html
http://www.engineeringtalk.com/guides/photorealistic-rendering.html
http://www.conceptcar.co.uk/cad/index.php?cat=6
http://www.tenlinks.com/cgi-bin/search/search.pl
http://www.macworld.com/news/2002/10/28/solid/
http://www.cadinfo.net/reviews/solidthink.htm
http://www.caddigest.com/subjects/reviews_sw/solidthinking.htm
http://www.cad-reviews.com/20011013-solidthinking-review-1.html
http://www.opengl.org/products/detail/solidthinking_65/

I considered to include only a few ones.--Parametric66 00:54, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

i am a product designer and when you have to choose a software for conceptual modeling there are three products that can be properly defined CAID and solidThinking is one of the three so a notability issue should not arise at all. i have also added a reference link from the web site of a well-known designer of toyota.--Golfrunner 10:17, 20 July 2007 (UTC)