Wikipedia:File copyright tags/Non-free
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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.
Audio and music
Cover art
Promotional material
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
{{Non-free poster}}—for poster images of reduced quality.
Publicity photos
Fair use on Wikipedia only applies if it is not possible to replace such publicity image with a free image.
Stamps and currency
UK government
{{Non-free Crown copyright}}- For material under UK Crown copyright, which is incompatible with the terms of the Open Government Licence {{OGL}} per Section 8.2 of the OGL Framework
{{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.
These tags cannot be used on their own. Any files using these tags must have one of the previously mentioned tags.
Last edited on 2 May 2021, at 13:21
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