Template:Non-free use rationale video game screenshot

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Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free video game screenshot or promotional image – WARNING: {{{Article}}} does not appear to exist!
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This is a screenshot from {{{Article}}}. The screenshot copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the game or the publisher of the video game or the developers of the video game. 


The screenshot can or could be obtained from the distributor.



Portion used

The entire screenshot: because the image is taken from the game, the entire image is needed to identify the product, properly convey the meaning and branding intended, and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the image.

Low resolution?

The copy is of sufficient resolution for commentary and identification but lower resolution than the original cover. Copies made from it will be of inferior quality, unsuitable as artwork on pirate versions or other uses that would compete with the commercial purpose of the original artwork.

Purpose of use

Choose from: Infobox / Header / Section / Other


As screenshot, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image that shows the packaging of the item in question would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification or commentary. 

Other information

Use of the screenshot in the article complies with Wikipedia non-free content policy and fair use under United States copyright law as described above.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of [[{{{Article}}}]]https://nordiclarp.org/wiki/Template:Non-free_use_rationale_video_game_screenshot
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This template is to help users write fair use rationales for video game screenshots or promotional images as required by WP:NFC and WP:FURG. Include this in the image file, once for each time you insert images of video game screenshots into an article.

Please use copyrighted content responsibly and in accordance with Wikipedia policy. A template alone does not make the video game screenshot or promotional image fair to use. It merely helps you state why you think it is appropriate.

This template is optimized for video game screenshot used in the article about the video game. It may or may not work in other contexts. For example, this fair use rationale may not be appropriate for images of magazines, comic books, series, collections, or alternate editions.

Before saving, try the "preview" feature to review the text produced by this template. Be sure the language is true and complete. If not, consider using the override fields, a different template, or a hand-written justification.


(copy this to your image page)

{{Non-free use rationale video game screenshot
| Article = 
| Use = <!-- Choose: Infobox / Header / Section / Artist / other (specify Purpose) -->
| Name = 
| Distributor = 
| Publisher = 
| Developer = 
| Graphic Artist = 
| Type = 
| Website = 
| Owner = 
| Commentary = 
| Description = 
| Source = 
| Portion = 
| Low resolution = 
| Purpose = <!-- Must be specified if Use is not Infobox / Header / Section / Artist -->
| Replaceability = 
| Other information = 


  • Article - Article name, no brackets
  • Use - How is the image used in the article? Choose one
infobox - in the infobox for the article about the video game
header - top of article about the video game
section - in a section devoted to the video game
Artist - in an article about the artist (be careful here)
other - some other use. Describe in "Purpose"

  • Name - Name of work / video game if different than article
  • Distributor -
  • Publisher -
  • Developer -
  • Graphic Artist -
  • Type -
  • Website - If taken from the web, where?
  • Owner - Who owns the copyright, if known
  • Commentary - Discuss any commentary in the article about the screenshot itself.

  • Description - Additional information about the video game or artwork
  • Source - If not from the website, specifically where and how did you get the image?
  • Portion - If you did not use the whole screenshot, what part did you use and why?
  • Low resolution - If the image is unusually large or small, why?
  • Purpose - If use is not one of the above categories, explain how you use it.
  • Replaceability - Explain why the image can't be replaced with free use, if boilerplate explanations aren't accurate
  • Other information - Any other information you think helps the image's fair use case

See also