I gave up trying to find how to upload an image allowed by the press dept.

I read in one place in Wikipedia that I could use

{{Non-free promotional}} {{Fairuse}}

but it is probably not what they meant on the page


What would be the correct way to be allowed to upload an image I have permission to?

Rationale for allowing the image: it is the poster from the performance in the article about the performance. The image file was given to me by their press secretary.

I just simply cannot figure out how to upload the image to wikimedia to be able to use the rationale

  • This isn't a question on how to use Wikipedia as much as it is about Wikipedia's policies. To be honest, you'll do better to ask this question at the Wikipedia Help Desk. It looks like the information you need is probably at Wikipedia:Use rationale examples.
    – ale
    Oct 3, 2017 at 16:14
  • I did ask. No answer. Link to the WIKIPEDIA upload instead of the WIKIMEDIA upload worked
    – mplungjan
    Oct 7, 2017 at 11:49

1 Answer 1


"Fair use" media files are not allowed on Commons


If you want to include a fair use image in Wikipedia, you'll have to use the local language variant of Wikipedia. For the English Wikipedia, the policy is described here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Non-free_content and to upload it you can use Wikipedia:File Upload Wizard to upload to Wikipedia.

Btw: If you are the copyright holder, you have the power to license it in a way that Wikimedia Commons allows it. I recommend asking your legal department.


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