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:: I notice that the image is now tagged as being in the public domain (free for any public use without any permission whatsoever required).  Is this really the case?  Did the copyright owner of the image release it?  &mdash;[[User:ASDamick|<font size="3.5" color="green" face="Adobe Garamond Pro, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman">Fr. Andrew</font>]] <sup>[[User_talk:ASDamick|<font color="red">talk</font>]]</sup> <small>[[Special:Contributions/ASDamick|<font color="black">contribs</font>]]</small> 06:20, August 8, 2007 (PDT)
 
:: I notice that the image is now tagged as being in the public domain (free for any public use without any permission whatsoever required).  Is this really the case?  Did the copyright owner of the image release it?  &mdash;[[User:ASDamick|<font size="3.5" color="green" face="Adobe Garamond Pro, Garamond, Georgia, Times New Roman">Fr. Andrew</font>]] <sup>[[User_talk:ASDamick|<font color="red">talk</font>]]</sup> <small>[[Special:Contributions/ASDamick|<font color="black">contribs</font>]]</small> 06:20, August 8, 2007 (PDT)
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I have found no Copyright, so I assumed that it is ineligible. To be honest, it is also available on Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Canadian_Coptic_Center.jpg here], so does that make it have an incorrect tag too? Excuse me, but I have simply realized that I am not familiar with images that don't have any Copyright attached and ones that also don't even have any information on Copyright policy. When you said "copyright is automatic without any notice required" I have realized what it is. What should I do now if I want to legally use this image for this purpose? [[User:Troy99|~ Troy]] 09:13, August 8, 2007 (PDT)

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What does "There has been now attached Copyright, and is thus free for personal use" mean? If this was a typo (i.e. "NO attached Copyright"), then it is in error; under international copyright law, works are copyrighted unless they are explicitly released into public domain (either by an act of the owner or by expiration of the copyright). You don't have to claim a copyright in order to have it. It's automatic.

We have to have explicit permission from the copyright holder in order to use this image. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 14:44, August 6, 2007 (PDT)

My bad. I fixed the spelling and changed the tag (there is no proof of Copyright, but there isn't permission for free use). Thanks, ~ Troy 16:40, August 7, 2007 (PDT)
If you can secure explicit permission for our use, then we'll keep it. Otherwise, it will have to be deleted. Remember that copyright is automatic without any notice required. (Proof of copyright is only required if there is a contest in court, and a copyright notice isn't necessarily a guarantee of that, anyhow.)
I notice that the image is now tagged as being in the public domain (free for any public use without any permission whatsoever required). Is this really the case? Did the copyright owner of the image release it? —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 06:20, August 8, 2007 (PDT)

I have found no Copyright, so I assumed that it is ineligible. To be honest, it is also available on Wikipedia here, so does that make it have an incorrect tag too? Excuse me, but I have simply realized that I am not familiar with images that don't have any Copyright attached and ones that also don't even have any information on Copyright policy. When you said "copyright is automatic without any notice required" I have realized what it is. What should I do now if I want to legally use this image for this purpose? ~ Troy 09:13, August 8, 2007 (PDT)

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