Template:Sig Image Data-Int

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Fair Use Image Data

Enlarged artist's signature, from the interior art published in {{{Title}}} -- {{{Edition}}} edition(No Link). The art copyright is believed to belong to the publisher or the cover artist.







Portion used

The section of the original image containing the signature. This is the amount needed to identify the signature, and compare it with other signatures to attempt to identify the artist.

Fair Use Image Rationale
Purpose of use The image is used as a means of visual identification of the artist's signature, and for comparison with other such signatures.

As a portion of a work of published commercial art, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image that shows the signature on the same work of art would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification.


The use of this image, in connection with research into the bibliographic status of various works of art, as part of the ISFDB, a non-profit bibliographic reference work, on servers located within the United States, is believed to constitute Fair Use within the meaning of United States copyright law.

Reusers of the ISFDB's content should take care to be sure that their use conforms to applicable copyright law -- not all such uses will constitute fair use, and copyright law varies significantly in different nations.


Documentation for the template: Sig Image Data-Int (transcluded from Template:Sig Image Data-Int/Doc


This template is to be placed on the image description page of an enlargement of an artist's signature from interior art published in a book, magazine, or other publication. The image should be cropped to just the signature. This template is for cases where the image is used under fair use.


A minimal call (omitting parameters that can safely be left to their defaults) to the template would be:

{{Sig Image Data-Int
|Title=<publication title>
|Edition=<date and/or publisher>
|Pub=<the publication record number or tag>
|Publisher=<Name of publisher>
|Artist=<name of artist>
|Source=<origin of image>

A maximal call, including all parameters, would be:

{{Sig Image Data-Int
|Title=<publication title>
|Edition=<date and/or publisher>
|Pub=<the publication record number or tag>
|Publisher=<Name of publisher>
|Artist=<name of artist>
|ArtistId=<id of artist>
|CpyrtHolder=<name of the actual copyright holder>
|Source=<origin of image>
|AddRat=<Additional fair use rationale>

All parameter names have an initial capitol letter. Case is significant in a parameter name. The order of the parameters is not significant, but the order above is suggested, as it is the order of use within the template.

Note: In all the above examples, when a parameter is shown in angle brackets, like:


then the parameter, and the angle brackets, should be replaced by the value of the parameter. For example: Title=<TITLE> should become Title=The Name of the Book (or whatever the name might be).

Parameter definitions

Parameter Description Default
Title Should specify the actual title of the book or other publication in which the image being displayed was published. Required Field
Edition Ideally should specify the year and publisher, as "Ace 1983", or some other text string which will distinguish the specified edition from other publications of the same title. Required Field
Pub The publication record number or tag. Must be a valid argument to {{P}}. (Id may be used as an alias for Pub, with the same effect.) Strongly encouraged. No default.
Publisher Should specify the name of the publisher of the publication displayed, for proper attribution. Required Field
Artist The name of the artist, if known. If omitted, defaults to "Unknown". Links to the artist's DB page unless the artist is "Unknown".
ArtistId The record number of the artist, if known. Used to link to artist summary page via the record number when artist's name has characters (single quotes, non-ASCII) that cause linking by name to fail. In order for this field to work, the "Artist" field also has to be filled in. Defaults to unused.
Source Website where the image was obtained, or name or handle of user who scanned the image. If omitted, defaults to "Unknown".
AddRat Additional rationale. Any text spelling out additional reasons why this image qualifies for fair use. Defaults to blank. Should be omitted unless there is an additional rationale to specify.


For a usage example, see the example page.


This template places all pages it is used on into Category:Fair use images and Category:Artist Signature Images. It will also place each page into an Author and a Publisher category, the names being derived from the appropriate parameters. If the Pub parameter is not supplied, the image is also placed in Category:Signature images without publication links.