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File:Adam smith note.jpg

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Non-free media data

£20 note featuring Adam Smith


Portion used

Only a portion of the image is used, eliminating the risk of forgery by imitation. Only a portion of the image was needed to convey the meaning intended.

Low resolution?

The image is very low resolution, eliminating the risk of forgery by imitation.

Other information

It is believed the use of this image is considered fair use; however, according to other UK notes, permission has been given for use. "Permission granted by Bank of England for display on Wikipedia for a period of 12 months, ending 29 July 2006. Ref: FCA/9292A. Extended 31 July 2006 for a further 12 months, till 31 July 2007. Permission granted by Bank of England for display on Wikipedia for 12 months from 30 January 2008, until 29 January 2009. Ref: FCA/9292B. Permission also applies for any Series F notes in circulation in this period."

Non-free media rationale for Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Purpose of use

To illustrate an article discussing the visual appearance of banknote design.


Because it is an image of currency, 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.


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