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SummaryEdit

Non-free media information and use rationale for BBC Two
Description

Channel identification used from 1991 until 2001

Source

The TV Room

Article

BBC Two

Portion used

Complete screenshot

Low resolution?

N/A

Purpose of use

Identification

Replaceable?

Not replaceable with a free-content image

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of BBC Two//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BBC_Two_Paint_ident.jpg
Non-free media information and use rationale for BBC Two 1991-2001 idents
Description

Channel identification used from 1991 until 2001

Source

The TV Room

Article

BBC Two 1991-2001 idents

Portion used

Complete screenshot

Low resolution?

N/A

Purpose of use

Identification

Replaceable?

Not replaceable with a free-content image

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of BBC Two 1991-2001 idents//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BBC_Two_Paint_ident.jpg

Fair use is claimed for the History of BBC television idents article because:

  • The very topic of the article is the BBC's on-screen identification. Showing the most significant images in the development of that identification directly adds to reader understanding of that topic. This BBC2 ident is valuable in such a survey, because it spearheaded BBC2's groundbreaking first "package" of idents in 1991. It was so successful that the sequence was still in use ten years later (subject to minor revisions in the captioning), and the style of the "2" continues to be used to identify the channel today twenty years on. Including this image therefore helps significantly to add usefully to readers' understanding and appreciation of the sequence, providing understanding of the topic which is additional and cumulative to that provided by the other images, as required by NFCC#8 and NFCC#3a, comfortably in proportion to the (rather limited) copyright taking that use here represents given that the image was created for the very purpose of widespread use and to assist visual recognition.

Placement

  • The image is used in a gallery format, which as WP:NFC#Non-free image use in galleries makes clear is usually deprecated. However, as policy then states, the question is to be considered on a case-by-case basis. WP:IUP makes clear that this is to support the real concern, which is their proper use in the context of an article (as part of criticism or analysis) -- which as argued above, these images do comply with. In this case, the images immediately follow the section directly discussing them; and placing them together helps the reader better appreciate both the development and also the elements of continuity in the BBC's branding. It is therefore submitted that in this case the gallery format is appropriate, and should not be held to contravene NFCC#6.

Additionally,

  • by its very nature, there is no free alternative available.
  • the image was created to aid identification of the underlying brand; use here complements that purpose, it is no way conflicts with it.
  • use here does not detract from the value of the image, or the copyright holder's continued use and enjoyment of it.
  • the image is provided at a low resolution appropriate for an encyclopedia article, inappropriate for commercial re-printing or piracy.

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