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I was trying to add a photo searched using the "Creative Commons only" criteria. Neither licence option is listed on Wikipedia, but why not? Surely if copying and use is allowed, this option could be included here too, so the file can be easily copied across using the wizard and used. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SurreyJohn (talk • contribs) 11:50, 18 October 2014‎ (UTC)

John, please read Commons:Flickr files (at least the box at the top). You may also wish to read about what this project is all about to understand what you can and cannot upload to Commons. LX (talk, contribs) 11:55, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
OK Thanks LX. Well I don't understand why a Commons licence allowing fair use with accreditation etc cant be used here, but it looks like the file I've just uploaded (Phaner pallescens 1.jpg) needs to be deleted. Please can you do this. (After I uploaded the file in the wizard and couldn't find the license, I didn't see an option to back out, so was stuck!). — Preceding unsigned comment added by SurreyJohn (talk • contribs) 12:51, 18 October 2014‎ (UTC)
As it says right at the top of the second page I linked to: this is a repository of free, educational media files. The free part is very important – it's a founding principle of Commons that we should only host content that can be used by anyone for any purpose. With that in mind, I don't see why it's so hard to understand that a photo that you can't edit to suit your purposes and that you can't use for anything but non-commercial purposes doesn't meet that principle. As for fair use, that's a concept that depends entirely on context, and since Commons is a general media repository, there is no context, so fair use simply does not apply here. I added {{cc-by-nc-nd-2.0}}, which is a speedy deletion tag, to the file description, and it's ben deleted. LX (talk, contribs) 13:49, 18 October 2014 (UTC)