Template:Fair use

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This template has a sandbox (edit) for editors to experiment.

Description

This template facilitates creating a non-free or fair use media rationale with the necessary components.

Note that fair use images also require pointing out the source and author, which can be easily done with Template:Information.

Syntax

{{Fair use
| username          = <!-- Your user name -->
| title             = <!-- The title of the article you want to use the image -->
| deceased          = <!-- Enter "yes" if the image is a person and they are deceased. Adds, "The subject of the photograph is deceased, therefore a "new" image can not be created of this person."  -->
| low resolution    = <!-- Enter "yes" if the image is of low resolution  -->
| other             = <!-- Add more information to help justify the images FAIR USE --> 
}}

Example

{{Fair use
| username          = SusanG
| title             = User:SusanG
| deceased          = 
| low resolution    = yes
| other             = 
* The screenshot does not limit the copyright owners' rights to distribute the book in any way.
* The screenshot is related to, and is intended to represent, the Story of SusanG's boring life. Its inclusion in the article is important because it represents a significant point in the person's career that is overviewed in the article. Additionally, the image helps to illustrate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
* The screenshot is being used for informational purposes only, and its use is not believed to detract from the original book in any way. 
}}
Fair use

Fair use rationale for use in the article User:SusanG


Even though the media Fair use is copyrighted and not released under a free license, I, SusanG, feel it is covered by fair use for at least one of the following reasons:

  • No free alternative exists.
  • The image is of significantly lower resolution than the original (copies made from it will be of inferior quality).
    • The screenshot does not limit the copyright owners' rights to distribute and sell the book in any way.
  • The screenshot is related to, and is intended to represent, the Story of SusanG's boring life. Its inclusion in the article is important because it represents a significant point in the person's career that is overviewed in the article. Additionally, the image helps to illustrate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
  • The screenshot is being used for informational purposes only, and its use is not believed to detract from the original book in any way.
  • The placement in a RationalWiki article is being used for informational purposes only, and its use is not believed to detract from the original copyrighted media in any way.
  • A free alternative may not exist now, but in the event of a free alternative being located for the article "User:SusanG" in the future, this file should be deleted as soon as possible.

See also