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- This image is used for non-profit, educational purposes. It is in no way used in a commercial nature or for financial gain. It has a brief description that identifies it and gives attribution to the author and copyright holder. Its use on the How I Met Your Mother Wiki is to provide a primary means of visual identification of the subject and to supplement the subject matter. It facilitates critical commentary, as it provides an immediate relevance to the reader more capably than the textual description alone.
- As a promotional image, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image of the work would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification, educational purposes or critical commentary.
- The non-profit use and nature of the image does not in any way compete with the commercial purpose of the original work, and as such is believed not to affect the value of the original work or limit the copyright holder's rights or ability to market or sell their product.
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