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Personality rights 
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Unread post Personality rights
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Childfree&diff=502985903&oldid=499878487

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Character_Strengths_and_Virtues_%28book%29&diff=502987294&oldid=495034993

Wikipedia seems to have a major personality rights issue due to its access to free images. For example, an image of a random couple dancing was uploaded onto Commons in July 2006:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=upload&page=File%3ATango_couple_closeup.jpg

The image's description doesn't mention anything about the "childfree" movement, yet Tesseract2 inserted the image into enwiki's "Childfree" article in January 2011 with a caption that gives a positive impression of the movement:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Childfree&diff=409889868&oldid=409888607

Basically, this image of a random couple was being used to portray a movement / lifestyle that the couple might not have any connection to. Due to the positive-sounding caption, it can even be called advertising.

Tesseract2 has done this to many other articles and topics that he or she is involved in. He or she inserted images that are barely connected to the topic of the article. Tesseract2 has done this to so many articles that I'm not sure where or how to proceed with a cleanup. I stopped after fixing the "Character Strengths and Virtues (book)" article.

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Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:42 pm WWW
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Unread post Re: Personality rights
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Tesseract2&diff=502995061&oldid=490800412

I left Tesseract2 a message, but I doubt that it'll do any good. The message at the top of Tesseract2's talk page is the clearest indication that it won't do any good. He or she obviously seen complaints such as mine before.

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Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:17 pm WWW
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