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Contributing to Wikimedia Commons

When you share your work on Wikimedia Commons with a free license, you grant anyone permission to use, copy, modify, and sell it (as long as they follow the rules of the license).




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What is allowed on Commons

You may upload works that you created entirely yourself. This includes photos and videos of:

  • naturalne krajobrazy, zwierzęta, rośliny
  • public figures and people photographed in public places (only with consent in some cases, depending on local laws)
  • useful or non-artistic objects

You may also upload original graphs, maps, diagrams, and audio.

What is not allowed on Commons

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Commons can’t accept work created by or based on the work of others – including photographs of it. By default, you can’t upload someone else’s work. This includes material such as:

  • loga
  • okładki CD/DVD
  • promotional photos
  • screenshots of TV shows, movies, DVDs, and software
  • drawings of characters from comics, TV, or movies – even if you drew them
  • most pictures published on the internet
  • photos of you not taken by you (the copyright holder is the person who took the photograph unless it is a formal work for hire)

However, there are some exceptions

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  • You can upload someone else’s work if the author granted permission for anyone to use, copy, modify, and sell it – by releasing it under a free license. (Be sure to provide a link to the source, where the license is stated.)
  • You can upload someone else’s work if it is in the public domain (usually very old works).
  • You can upload your photographs of public domain works, such as old buildings, statues, and art.

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