Wikipedia:Media copyright questions

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  3. Type the name of the tag (e.g.; {{GFDL-self}}), not forgetting {{ before and }} after, in the edit box on the image's description page.
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Photo was pulled from Stella Marks article

Hi, I recently put a new article about the Australian miniature portrait painter Stella Marks. I added a self portrait in the infobox. I got a reply from Remakasoud2000Bot, questioning the copyright. I forwarded a letter from Stella Marks grandson giving permission. Today I discovered the picture has been removed. Can you please advise me what I need to do to get it returned to the infobox. Thanks Kevin — Preceding unsigned comment added by Time River (talkcontribs) 07:35, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

@Time River: If you are asking about the image File:Stella Marks, self-portrait, ca. 1940.jpg, it was removed because there was no evidence of permission for over a week which is approximately the usual time allowed for such issues to be resolved or some action taken. If the heirs are prepared to release the image as freely licenced they need to provide that permission by following the procedure found at WP:CONSENT quoting the image name. Unfortunately the OTRS system, provided by volunteers, is rather backlogged, up to 60 days or so at the moment, so you will need to be patient. Where did you forward the permission to and did you get a return email with a ticket number? The image will be restored in due course if the permission is verified. ww2censor (talk) 11:21, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi Wikipedia

I am creating a page for a charity I used to work for, AMAR Foundation, and they have given me permission to upload their logo (below). How can I put the necessary code into the article to show that this is a permitted image?

Thanks, Wil — Preceding unsigned comment added by WilHutton (talkcontribs) 16:36, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Logos can almost always be claimed as fair use. I can help you fill out the rationale, as long as you provide one thing — what's the source of the image? If you provide the URL where you got the image (or if you didn't get it from a website, if you provide the non-web source for the image), a rationale can easily be written up. Please note that fair-use images must be used in at least one article (and they may not appear in other kinds of pages, such as drafts and sandbox pages), so you'll need to tell me the name of the article where you want to use it. Nyttend (talk) 00:21, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
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