Wikipedia talk:Non-free content

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File:NSYNC in 1998.jpg[edit]

I am wondering if this meets WP:FREER. This was a really popular band and even though the rationale states that it's no longer touring, it doesn't seem to be a totally unreasonable expectation that an existing free equivalent image to use for the infobox could be found, perhaps one taken at some concert during it's 1996-2002 run. There are exceptions granted for FREER in item 1 of WP:NFC#UUI, but I'm not sure this would qualify for those. Moreover, the WP:BANDLOGO reason given in the file's non-free content use rationale is more of a justification to not use a non-free logo for primary identification, and not really a justification for using a non-free image instead. Perhaps the file's uploader Lazz_R can clarify why they feel a non-free file is needed and whether a search was made to see if an existing free equivalent existed. -- Marchjuly (talk) 02:22, 16 October 2019 (UTC)