Copyright.png This image was originally uploaded and legalized under fair use, an American law that protects some use of copyrighted content that would otherwise violate rights to the author. However, after the server transfer, the Scratch Wiki became hosted in Germany. German copyright law gives no "fair use" protections as given in the United States. Therefore, this image is potentially illegal and may be deleted without notice!

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Attention.png WARNING: Do not, under any circumstances, upload images or content that would normally be considered "fair use" in the United States of America without proper permissions and licenses. This is illegal!

This template marks images as "under fair use". All the images with it may be deleted without any notice. See this talk about German law:

I consultet 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