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Summary

Non-free media use rationale – non-free video game screenshot/art   for Super Smash Bros. Melee
Description

This is a screenshot from Super Smash Bros. Melee. Copyright in video game or audio-visual media shown is believed to belong to Nintendo.

Source

May be found at the following website: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n01/n64/software/nus_p_nalj/smash/flash/0208/allcharacters.html

Article

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Portion used

A single frame from the video-game/media concerned: because the image is a screenshot, the entire image is needed to place the image in context with relation to the work from which it is sourced ,and to accompany any relevant commentary given in the associated article.

Low resolution?

The screenshot is of sufficient resolution for commentary and identification but lower resolution than the original game or media. Copies made from it will be of inferior quality, unsuitable as artwork on unathourised versions or other uses that would compete with the commercial purpose of the original artwork.

Purpose of use

Section. The image is used for identification and clarifcation in the context of critical commentary of the work from which the screenshot is taken. It makes a significant contribution to the user's understanding of the article, which could not practically be conveyed by words alone.The image is placed at the beginning of a section discussing the work, to help the user quickly identify the work and know they have found what they are looking for.Use for this purpose does not compete with the purposes of the original work, a single lo resolution frame, being of comparatively low commercial value.

Replaceable?

As a screenshot of a copyrighted video-game or audio visual presentation, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image captured from the same work would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification or commentary. Using different image would be misleading as to the identity of the work.

Other information

Use of the screenshot in the article complies with Wikipedia non-free content policy and fair use under United States copyright law as described above.

An official character wallpaper released by Nintendo of Japan on their official Super Smash Bros. Melee website. Source [1]
Characters, from left to right:
Top: Luigi, Pichu, Mewtwo, Mr. Game & Watch
Second row: Jigglypuff, Falco Lombardi, Bowser, Ganondorf, Princess Zelda, Samus Aran
Third row: Roy, Marth, Donkey Kong, Captain Falcon, Mario, Young Link, Dr. Mario, Link
Bottom row: Yoshi, Fox McCloud, Ice Climbers, Ness, Kirby, Pikachu, Princess Peach

Licensing

Non-free media use rationale for Super Smash Bros. Melee
Description

An official wallpaper featuring all characters in Melee

Source

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n01/n64/software/nus_p_nalj/smash/flash/0208/allcharacters.html

Article

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Portion used

One frame

Low resolution?

yes

Purpose of use

To show all characters in the game.

Replaceable?

no

Fair use rationale for Super Smash Bros. Melee

  • The image is an aid to represent all the characters in the game, which is an important part of the product.
  • Does not detract from game as it is one screenshot displaying the characters. The full roster of characters is already well-known and heavily publicised.
  • It does not limit Nintendo's ability to sell the game.
  • Low resolution image.

Fair use rationale for fighting game

  • The image illustrates a trend in the fighting game genre at the turn of the millennium, specifically the use of many characters from different game francises.
  • The concept of featuring multiple copyrighted characters is an important historical milestone, and simply cannot be achieved with a free image.
  • Does not detract from game as it is one screenshot displaying the characters. The full roster of characters is already well-known and heavily publicised.
  • It does not limit Nintendo's ability to sell the game.
  • Low resolution image.

Licensing

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