File:Adam smith note.jpg
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£20 note featuring Adam Smith
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.
The image is very low resolution, eliminating the risk of forgery by imitation.
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|
|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.
|This image depicts a currently circulating unit of currency or similar official monetary token.
Some currency designs are ineligible for copyright and are in the public domain. Others are copyrighted.
This restriction tag has been placed because currency designs and images of them may be subject to additional legal restrictions outside of copyright law including laws regarding counterfeiting, which may also apply, particularly when this image is used in printed form.
|This image depicts a British unit of currency. This work is protected by British Crown copyright, or in the case of banknotes is copyrighted by the issuing bank. The use of this image on Wikipedia is contended to be fair use when they are used for the purposes of commentary or criticism relating to the image of the currency itself. Any other usage, on Wikipedia or elsewhere, may be copyright infringement. See Wikipedia:Non-free content for more information.
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