Many files have been uploaded to Wikipedia

Many files have been uploaded to Wikipedia. A long-term project is underway to move free-content files—including images and audio—to Wikimedia Commons. Commons provides a central location for files for use on all Wikimedia Foundation projects, so when our local files are moved there, they become available to hundreds of other wikis, as well as remaining available to the English-speaking Wikipedia. Below are issues to consider when carrying out moves to the Commons.Commons employs more restrictive policies on copyright issues than the English Wikipedia does; for instance, fair use images such as most images of album cover art cannot be hosted on Commons. Commons accepts only free content. Note that unlike Wikipedia, which only requires files to be free use in the United States, Commons requires files be free use in both the United States and the country where the file originated (so a French painting must be free use in both France and the United States).Before you begin transferring files, make sure you read this entire page.When transferring your own work to Commons, you may follow either of the transfer paths above. Unless someone else has edited your file, however, there is no need for you to give the local history of the file at Commons, although it is still recommended that you do so.When transferring images copied from the Geograph Britain and Ireland project, you may follow either of the transfer paths above. Unless someone has edited the original file, there is no need for you to give the local history of the file at Commons, although it is still recommended that you do so. Make sure to use the {{Geograph}} tag so that the image gets placed in Category:Geograph images.