Wikipedia:File copyright tags/Non-free

Copyrighted media files may be used in Wikipedia articles on a limited basis, provided they satisfy both the legal test for fair use and Wikipedia's own guidelines for non-free content, found at Wikipedia:Non-free content. Each image or audio file has a file page where any fair-use concerns must be addressed.

Please note: Copyrighted images that can reasonably be replaced by free images may not be used on Wikipedia.

For non-free content, each image page must include:

  • A copyright tag to claim fair use. Wikipedia's file upload function and wizard each help editors choose an appropriate tag. A list is below. Non-free images that meet Wikipedia's policy but do not fit into any of the categories below should use the tag {{Non-free fair use in|Article}}.
  • A statement describing the source of the media.
  • A separate "non-free use rationale" for each use in a Wikipedia article. Instructions, guidelines, samples, and templates are available at Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline.

CategoriesEdit

ArtEdit

Audio and musicEdit

Cover artEdit

LogosEdit

Promotional materialEdit

Fair use on Wikipedia only applies if it is not possible to replace such promotional image with a free image.

  • {{Non-free promotional}}—for an image freely provided to promote an item, as in a promotional photo in a press packet

Publicity photosEdit

Fair use on Wikipedia only applies if it is not possible to replace such publicity image with a free image.

  • {{Non-free AUSPIC}}—for official photographs of Australian federal politicians from AUSPIC
  • {{Non-free promotional}}—for publicity photographs of people or events, such as headshots or posed shots, from a press kit.

ScreenshotsEdit

Stamps and currencyEdit

UK governmentEdit

  • {{Non-free Parliamentary copyright}} - for material under UK Parliamentary copyright. Please note that as commercial distribution is not permitted this license is non-free for the purposes of Wikipedia, hence images uploaded under this template must still specify a rationale.

OtherEdit

SupplementalEdit

These tags cannot be used on their own. Any files using these tags must have one of the previously mentioned tags.

  • {{Non-free Old-50}}—for media copyrighted in the United States whose author died more than 50 years ago and is in the public domain in a few other countries
  • {{Non-free Old-70}}—for media copyrighted in the United States whose author died more than 70 years ago and is in the public domain in most other countries
  • {{Non-free with NC}}—for media with a noncommercial reuse license
  • {{Non-free with NC and ND}}—for media with a combined noncommercial reuse and no derivative works license
  • {{Non-free with ND}}—for media with a no derivative works license
  • {{Non-free with permission}}—for fair use media for which we also have permission to use on Wikipedia
  • {{Not-PD-US-URAA}}—for media whose copyright was restored in the United States by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA)