File:Cheers intro logo.jpg

Cheers_intro_logo.jpg(302 × 227 pixels, file size: 91 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)


Non-free media information and use rationale for Cheers

It is a screenshot from the Cheers opening credits




Portion used

The entire frame is used to identify the program and to avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image.

Low resolution?

Higher resolution of this image is consisted in the source. This image was downscaled to 302 × 227 px.

Purpose of use

The image is placed in the infobox at the top of the article to visualize a reference to and to identify Cheers, a subject of public interest. The significance of the logo is to help the reader identify the television program and assure the readers that they have reached the right article containing critical commentary about the television program in a way that words alone could not convey.


Because it is an image of a copyrighted television program, there is almost certainly no free equivalent. Any substitute that is not a derivative work would fail to convey the meaning intended, would tarnish or misrepresent its image, or would fail its purpose of identification or commentary.

Other information

This image contains a logo, owned by Paramount Pictures Corporation, of the television show Cheers and a historical background.

The background within this image is of historical portrait of all historical images that were manipulated (including alterations and colorization) and were used as parts of the opening credits of Cheers. Retrieving this portrait to prove its survival is nowadays possible because it was found in circa 1982, the beginning year of Cheers's original run. However, locations of copies of and information about, including authorship of and publication of, this portrait are currently unknown. Nevertheless, if it is found to be of the US work, and it was either published prior to 1923 or created by either an anonymous 120 years prior to the current year without the first publication within these years or author who died 70 year ago, this portrait may fall into the public domain[1].

The title logo itself is ineligible for copyright protection, in spite of its ornate design. If it will have been made, an image of this logo alone may be complied with {{trademark}} and {{PD-textlogo}}. To make it as an exact, this logo requires the exact font and typeface.

This whole image itself is of a copyrighted television show. No free or public domain images of this copyrighted work exists; therefore, this image is irreplaceable, including by substitutions of this image.

A substitution of this image with an exact content as described requires research and effort. Treating a substitution of any kind as a free content requires compliance with Wikipedia guidelines, including of free content and of logos, and avoidance of infringing rights of others, including of publicity, laws of the United States of America of copyright and of trademark, and copyrights and authority of the television show.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Cheers//

Fair useEdit

This image is fair use as it:

  • Is of low resolution
  • Promotes the show
  • Shows the show's logo
  • In no way inhibits DVD sales or the ability to broadcast the episodes.


File history

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current08:56, 1 March 2014Thumbnail for version as of 08:56, 1 March 2014302 × 227 (91 KB)AussieLegend (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 12:58, 15 December 2011 - This is supposed to be a title card, not a logo
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