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  • Useful tips when contributing to Wikimedia Commons
  • You may upload works that you created entirely yourself.
    • This includes photos and videos of:
      • natural landscapes, animals, plants.
      • public figures and people photographed in public places.
      • useful or non-artistic objects
    • original graphs, maps, diagrams and audio.
    • Remember: By sharing your work on Wikimedia Commons, you grant anyone permission to use, copy, modify, and sell it without notifying you.
  • We can't accept works created or inspired by others
    • By default, you can't upload someone else's work.
    • This includes material such as:
      • logos
      • CD / DVD covers
      • promotional photos
      • screenshots of TV shows, movies, DVDs, and software
      • drawings of characters from TV, comics, or movies − even if you drew them
      • most pictures published on the Internet.
  • ... with two main exceptions:
    • You can upload someone else's work if the author granted permission for anyone to use, copy, modify, and sell it.
    • You can upload your photographs of old art, statues, and buildings (usually over 150 years old).
  • In conclusion...
    • You can upload your original works.
    • Thank you for your help; this is important.
    • We can't accept works from others without their explicit permission.
  • Still unsure? Ask the Help desk.
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