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Summary Edit

Non-free / fair use media rationale for Dick Fletcher

Promotional photo of WTSP-TV meteorologist Dick Fletcher (1942–2008)
© WTSP, distributed to news media upon the subject's death on February 26, 2008.


WTSP, the copyright owner, at website


Dick Fletcher

Portion used

cropped for Wikipedia by User:JGHowes

Low resolution?


Purpose of use
  1. This is a promotional photo for the person in question, distributed to the news media upon Dick Fletcher's death.
  2. Its use here is entirely encyclopedic in nature, for identification purposes solely in the Wikipedia article about this notable person.
  3. This image is a reduced size, low resolution image of the subject. As such, it is non-reproducible for commercial purposes.
  4. Use of this reduced resolution image does not limit the ability of the copyright owner, WTSP, to market or sell their product(s), nor will it diminish the value of the original media to the Copyright Holder.
  5. As the person is deceased, no free image is possible.
  6. Meets all criteria in WP:NFCC

Not replaceable, the person is deceased.

Licensing Edit

Red copyright

This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising material or a promotional photo in a press kit.

The copyright for it is most likely owned by the company who created the promotional item or the artist who produced the item in question; you must provide evidence of such ownership. Lack of such evidence is grounds for deletion.

It is believed that the use of some images of promotional material to illustrate:

  • the person(s), product, event, or subject in question
  • where the image is unrepeatable, i.e. a free image could not be created to replace it
  • on the English-language Wikipedia, hosted on servers in the United States by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation,

qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law. Any other usage of this image, on Wikipedia or elsewhere, might be copyright infringement. See Wikipedia:Non-free content and Wikipedia:Publicity photos.

Additionally, the copyright holder may have granted permission for use in works such as Wikipedia. However, if they have, this permission likely does not fall under a free license.

Appears on these pages

  • Dick Fletcher

    Richard R. "Dick" Fletcher was an Emmy Award winning, AMS certified broadcast meteorologist who...

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