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جایزه داستان مازندرانEdit

با درود خواستار ضمیمه کردن نشان جایزه داستان مازندران به صفحه می‌باشم Maheezadyar (talk) 09:34, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Mazandaran Story Award


I would like to attach the Mazandaran Story Award badge to the page
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Question about the GFDLEdit

I'd like to ask for clarification about the GFDL policy. If there is a photo on Commons which is GFDL-only and was licensed and uploaded before 2018, is it permitted to crop this photo and upload the cropped version to Commons for use on another Wikimedia project? Please let me know. Pinging @Vaticidalprophet:, who brought up this concern at wikivoyage:en:Wikivoyage:Travellers' pub. —Granger (talk  · contribs) 17:49, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

@Vaticidalprophet, Mx. Granger: I would say yes. --MGA73 (talk) 17:56, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
The reason is Commons:Licensing#GNU_Free_Documentation_License says "The content was licensed on or after 15 October 2018." The original file is licensed GFDL before that date and a crop needs the same license as the original so it would also be licensed GFDL before that date. --MGA73 (talk) 18:18, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Copyright imagesEdit

I was wondering about how some things with copyright worked.

How would I go about searching for free licensed images on google? I see two categories, "Creative Commons license," and "Commercial and other license." Is there a specific search engine or certain websites I can use to find non-copyright images? Can I use images from a site as long as I give credit?

I also found some images on Flickr. Some of them stated that I could use the images as long as I gave credit to the person who took the picture, and provided a link to it. Would I be able to do this, where I put the link to the Flickr image in the description of the image? — Preceding unsigned comment added by LtLemonade (talk • contribs) 13:25, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

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