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Are Wikimedia Commons images free?

Are Wikimedia Commons images free?

Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content, that is, images and other media files that are not subject to copyright restrictions which would prevent them being used by anyone, anytime, for any purpose.

How do you search Wikimedia Commons?

To search in Commons’ internal database, use Special:MediaSearch or Special:Search (see also Help:Searching). There are also several gadgets available to link to these tools – they can be activated by visiting your Preferences.

Can I trust Wikimedia Commons?

Wikimedia Commons is not uniformly peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or remove erroneous suggestions they have no legal duty to do so and thus all information seen here is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever.

Is Wikimedia Commons the same as Wikipedia?

Wikimedia Commons uses the same wiki-technology as Wikipedia and everyone can edit it. Unlike media files uploaded to other projects, files uploaded to Wikimedia Commons can be embedded on pages of all Wikimedia projects without the need to separately upload them there.

Can I copy images from Wikipedia?

Public domain images are not copyrighted, and copyright law does not restrict their use in any way. Wikipedia pages, including non-English language pages, are hosted on a server in the United States, so US law governs whether a Wikipedia image is in the public domain.

How do I use Wikimedia Commons images?

To reuse an image from Wikipedia simply click on the image within the article and then look for the More details button in the bottom right hand side of the page to go to the page for the image on Wikimedia Commons. If the page does not have this button it is most likely a fair use image and cannot be reused.

What is Wikimedia org used for?

Wikimedia Commons The world’s largest free-to-use-library of illustrations, photos, drawings, videos and music.

What is Wikimedia used for?

The Wikimedia Foundation supports hundreds of thousands of people around the world in creating the largest free knowledge projects in history. The work of volunteers helps millions of people around the globe discover information, contribute knowledge, and share it with others no matter their bandwidth.

Why is Wikimedia blocked?

Yesterday, we were disappointed to learn that the Wikimedia Foundation’s application for observer status at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was blocked due to opposition by China for the second time after its initial application in 2020.

Is it plagiarizing using Wikipedia?

As long as the licensing requirements for attribution are met (see the guideline for specifics), copying content (including text, images, and citations) from one Wikipedia article to another or from one language Wikipedia to another is not plagiarism as long as attribution is provided via the edit summaries.

Are Wikimedia Commons images public domain?

Media on Wikimedia Commons are either in the public domain or published under a Creative Commons copyright license that allows them to be reused free of charge. The main requirement for reusing Creative Commons-licensed content is that you provide proper attribution.

Can I use Wikimedia images on my website?

You can use (free) images from Wikipedia on your own site, or anywhere you like. You can use images that are freely-licensed images, provided you comply with the individual image’s license terms.

Can I use Wikipedia images for commercial use?

The English Wikipedia sometimes inserts images on the basis of the copyright principle of “fair use”. However, this does not allow use for commercial purposes.

Who runs Wikimedia?

Jimmy Wales is an Internet entrepreneur and wiki enthusiast, and founder of the Wikipedia project. Jimmy was born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1966, and is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Alabama.