[Commons-l] Request to use Image:Cumulus clouds in fair weather.jpeg on riverventure.org

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason avarab at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 03:58:31 UTC 2008

Hello Samantha, this E-Mail is sent in reply to a comment on my
Wikimedia Commons talk page [1] where you asked for permission to use
the "Cumulus clouds in fair weather" image hosted on Wikimedia
Commons. I'm sending a copy of this E-Mail to the general Wikimedia
Commons discussion list so as to keep a record of this correspondence,
and in case anyone else would like to chime in and offer you further

Firstly, to answer your request, yes you may use that image as long as
you attribute the author (Michael Jastremski) in some way and inform
your users that the image came from Wikimedia Commons, e.g. by
supplying a hyperlink to the image page. There's further information
on using media from Wikimedia Commons on the commons wiki [3].

Secondly, you don't have to ask for permission to use media from
Wikimedia Commons, it is a repository of freely licensed media which
means you never have to ask for permission to use the media hosted
therein. You merely have to fulfill the license requirements
applicable to each piece of media you use. Usually this means stating
the author of the image, its source, and informing the user what
license the image is under.

1. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Ævar_Arnfjörð_Bjarmason#Cumulus_clouds_in_fair_weather
2. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Cumulus_clouds_in_fair_weather.jpeg
3. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia

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