Talk:John Kerry visits Iraq to build regional support against Islamic State

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Latest comment: 9 years ago by Pi zero in topic Review of revision 2873768 [Passed]
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Please advise about images. What images constitute fair use? Can I use a picture of John Kerry? I have checked the image policy but am still unclear. It's been a while since I did this. Is this okay: ''? __ Sayle __ (talk) 18:13, 10 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews cannot claim fair use of any image whose copyright is bynother a news agency.
Generally for an article like this we would use an image of Kerry from Commons. It's better to use a free image anyway, since it can then be used by any other news site that syndicates our article. --Pi zero (talk) 18:21, 10 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. That's very helpful. I'll use something from Commons.
__ Sayle __ (talk) 20:24, 10 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
That's a nice picture of Haider Al-Abadi. I predict it'll be deleted from Commons. It looks professionally done, or perhaps captured from a TV broadcast, and it's uploaded by an account with no other wikimedia edits who claims it as their own work. Sooner or later the Commoners will say, "I don't believe it", and it'll go. Leaving an ugly call to {{missing image}} on our article, since we consider the choice of picture to be covered under our archiving policy (so we can't replace an image with a different one more than 24 hours after publication).
Leaving me in some doubt about that choice of image. If it's deleted from Commons over doubts about its authorship, we couldn't claim fair use for an image under suspicion of being under a news service's copyright. --Pi zero (talk) 22:01, 10 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Review of revision 2873768 [Passed][edit]