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April 2007Edit

What would I use for a map? --- ÅñôñÿMôús Dîššíd3nt 04:19, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Free use within Wikipedia?Edit

I'd like to grant the Wikipedia project rights to use my photos, but to still prevent others from using them without permission.

I tried to spell this out on each image's page, but overzealous punks are deleting such images as "non-free".

Please, advise. пан Бостон-Київський 23:05, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia strives to be a free-use encyclopedia, as expressed in its policy, which states in part:
In other words, you need to release your image under the GDFL, which would basically mean that anyone could use/alter the image WITHOUT permission, so long as they cite you as the/a author of the image and provide a copy of the GDFL. If you are uncomfortable with releasing your image under these terms, you may wish to consider whether the use of your image constitutes fair use on Wikipedia. --Tim4christ17 talk 06:36, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Your terms violate the terms set forth in the Terms of Service of Wikipedia because your usage of "prevent others" in in conflict with Wikimedia's demand of "not be any limit on who can copy", which under American law you have agreed to just by usage of this site. (Thanks! Please see Personal jurisdiction in Internet cases in the United States.) The TOS specifically states:

From the aforementioned Wikimedia Foundation Licensing Policy:

From the Definition of Free Cultural Works:

Int21h (talk) 07:33, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

No Copyright at all?Edit

What if an image has no copyright at all? I have an image that is not copyrighted at all and I have to tag it appropriately. It is the emblem of my very small school. I have permission to put the image on Wikipedia, and use it in articles. What should I tag it as? Weirdude (talk) 06:38, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

I recently did my school école secondaire catholique Garneau. see the photo there and you'll see the explanation of fair use! --CyclePat (talk) 23:53, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Egypt PyramidsEdit

The egyptian pyramids are supposed to become copyrighted. What are the implications for Wikipedia... should we delete all images of those pyramids? --CyclePat (talk) 23:54, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

It doesn't apply to us at all:
  1. It isn't copyright
  2. It isn't a US law
  3. It only applies to exact copies
--Carnildo (talk) 06:30, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Florida Museum imagesEdit

I have been given a database and gotten permission from this museum to use any images in this provided database. I do not wish for my past mistakes to continue with copyright and I again have secured any and all permission. My question is how do I relate that in my uploading so these pictures do not get deleted? Thanks.

--wtc69789 (talk) 10:01, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Akshardham (Delhi) ImagesEdit

Akshardham (Delhi) has two images with tags that are email tags which give permission through email. They are a bit messy and need to be retagged. I need the help of someone to fix up these images    Juthani1   tcs 20:05, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Family PhotosEdit

Family photos where the photographer is unknown and probably not alive. what copyright tag should be used? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Monomoysc (talkcontribs) 20:41, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

New tag?Edit

we need a new copyright tag for items that have not been created by the user, but the user has been specifically told by someone with rights to this image that they don't want any sort of license on it (kind of like the "My own work - reserve no rights" tag, except it's not my own work). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Atomtech (talkcontribs) 16:44, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

This requirement is now served by the system described in Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission. I understand the need for such a tag sometimes (it has happened to me as well), but I am afraid that it is open to abuse. Sv1xv (talk) 16:53, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Don't we need an image copyright tag for USA political campaign material?Edit

I uploaded a scanned image of a piece of campaign literature - freely distributed, obviously - from a local mayoral candidate. Who is now mayor. Reason being, to show what his campaign pledges were. When I uploaded it, I was puzzled that there was no tag specifically for campaign material. Which, as campaign material, is obviously not copyrighted, and is free to use and reproduce. There is an astonishing level of minute detail on use of a slew of materials worldwide - but not this important category. In fact, shouldn't there be a political campaign material category that applies worldwide? —Preceding unsigned comment added by GXIndiana (talkcontribs) 02:01, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Sub-category of Screenshots needed for webcam / live streamEdit

There are categories specific to movies, music videos, television, and vodcasts. None of these are an exact fit for a screen capture from live streaming video from a webcam, say Just a suggestion. NYEarthling (talk) 22:26, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

I support this, it's definitely an area that needs to be addressed as many companies use live streaming as an outlet these days. --FLStyle (talk) 16:58, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Use of term "image" in tagsEdit

Why do many (not all or even most) of the copyright tags / templates use the term "image", and therefore presuppose the use of the tag only within a subset of possible media, ie. images? Should they be changed in mass to something media neutral? What should that be? "Work"? Int21h (talk) 06:54, 4 February 2011 (UTC)


Should this page be merged with Wikipedia:File_copyright_tags/Comprehensive? Ocaasi (talk) 15:23, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Why is {{MIT|Copyright holder}} mentioned here?Edit

It only applies to software. There is no use for it on Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ebaychatter0 (talkcontribs) 11:17, 2 September 2012 (UTC)


How do I license an image that I created for my talk page myself but that I want to state that only I hold the copyright to the image thus it can only be used on my talkpage? → LilniquԐ 1 -{ Talk }- 00:18, 9 August 2013 (UTC)