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ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ: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.
  • {{Non-free 2D art}}—for low resolution images of two dimensional works of art under copyright.
  • {{Non-free 3D art}}—for images of three-dimensional works of art that are still under copyright.
  • {{Non-free architectural work}}—for images of buildings that have been proposed but not completed yet.

Audio and music


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

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

  • {{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.