Uploading Commons Images

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Here the consult made by the administrator of Wikipaisa to Wikimedia Commons:

==> I would like to use anyone expert in this matter:

  1. Is it possible to use images from Wikimedia Commons in the proyects of editthis.info?
  2. If yes, which are the most basic rules about doing it?
  3. And what is the afinity between Wikimedia and Editthis.info?

El Viajero Paisa

  1. yes - at least in theory, all content on commons is free content and can be used anywhere. But as you know, it's a wiki, and you should always look for your self if the claims made by the uploader seem sound and if the license info is complete (see #2). Also note that you alre not allowed to "hot-link" the images - to use them, copy them (the notable exception to this are all wikimedia projects, of course).
  2. the rule is: follow the terms of the license given on each image description page. Generally, you need to do the following:
    1. state your immediate source (commons) with a link to the image description page here. ideally, also say who uploaded the file here.
    2. attribute the original source (if applicable) and the creator of the image, as given on the description page here.
    3. state the license given for the image on the description page, and the rationale in case of PD tags. Ideally, copy all information given on the description page, and attribute the author(s) of this information if different from the uploader.
    4. follow any additional requirements the license may have - for example, the GFDL requires you to have a copy of the full text of the GFDL locally on your site.
  3. I don't know of any affiliation of Wikimedia with Edithis.info (but that's just me)
HTH -- Duesentrieb(?!) 11:51, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
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