< Template:Trademarked

Documentation This is a documentation subpage for Template:Trademarked (see that page for the template itself).
It contains usage information, categories and other content that is not part of the original template page.
Note Warning: NEVER, under any circumstances, upload or add any contents that is copyrighted, even if it is considered Fair Use in the United States of America, as the servers are hosted in Germany, and German copyright laws don't give Fair Use copyright protection as in the USA.
Note Note: For content originally legalized under Fair use before the Server Transfer, but became illegal after the Server Transfer, please use Template:Fair use.

Use this template for content that is trademarked. Content that is both trademarked and fair use may have legal problems due to this wiki being hosted in Germany.

I consultet[sic] with someone who is studying law in Germany and has some knowledge. Pictures like eg. a Mario sprite can not legally be on the Wiki. We could be fined for it. It is more likely that we get a "Aufforderung zur Abgabe einer Unterlassungsverpflichtung" which means we need to sign something that states we'll remove the picture and won't upload that content again, else we need to pay something (probably 5000€+). However, we can most probably put screenshots of Scratch games or so on here that have these sprites, since this would be categorized as "Kunstfreiheit" (freedom of art) because a new piece of art is created with it. Which images are these pictures that fall under fair use? Are they all in a certain category? Also, how do people upload profile pictures? They should not have copyrighted content. We should add a notification or so for that.

LiFaytheGoblin (talk | contribs) , 18:43, 23 February 2018 (CET), at the CP

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