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シンボル・ロゴ.jpgと知的3.jpgのアップロードについて[edit]

File:シンボル・ロゴ.jpg
一般社団法人 知的創作研究所のコーポレートロゴ

クリエィティブの進化と知的創作の未来を目指す。

この2つの画像データをページにアップロードし、表示したいのですが、このデザインは2店とも私がデザインしたものです。 よろしくお願いします。

—Preceding unsigned comment added by マイケルプラネット (talk • contribs) 03:22, 4 July 2014‎ (UTC)

Portrait already published[edit]

The photographer who made the image of Zeb Soanes used here has emailed me, with the full agreement of Mr Soanes himself, to allow it to be used at the Wikipedia article about him. What is the easiest way of doing this? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:55, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Sadly in this case, permission specific to a Wikipedia article is not relevant for Commons. We'd require a free license; see COM:OTRS for details.
  • You don't say which language Wikipedia you are working in. Some of them allow non-free use on a limited basis; some do not. If you are working in the English-language Wikipedia, see en:Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline for details of what you can do there. - Jmabel ! talk 01:47, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
I work in the English-language Wikipedia. The image is for the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeb_Soanes article. So I could just upload a copy, for fair use in that article, by using the fair use template? Martinevans123 (talk) 08:23, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
No. From en:Wikipedia:Non-free content: "Non-free content should not be used when a freely licensed file that serves the same purpose can reasonably be expected to be uploaded, as is the case for almost all portraits of living people." (In fact, no Wikimedia project may allow fair use for such images according to foundation:Resolution:Licensing policy, so I'm not sure why one would bring up fair use when it obviously cannot be used.) LX (talk, contribs) 09:50, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. Looks like it's OTRS then. Martinevans123 (talk) 09:54, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Or could I just use this: [1]? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 10:09, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
That seems to be the subject's Flickr account, not the photographer's. Since the photographer is the author and copyright holder, they are the only one who can legitimately publish the photo under a valid free license, so we'd still need confirmation of their approval via OTRS. LX (talk, contribs) 10:16, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Nice distinction. But surely the flickr account holder could just change the copyright to "no restrictions"? Martinevans123 (talk) 10:54, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Have now sent an email request to the photographer. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:20, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
It seems I did not need to do this at all and it was a complete waste of time. Martinevans123 (talk) 06:53, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
What makes you say that? (As for the "no known copyright restrictions" option, that can only be set by institutions participating in Flickr The Commons. Regular Flickr users can only select "All Rights Reserved" or Creative Commons licenses. But again, it does not matter what license a Flickr user specifies unless they are the copyright holder or the copyright holder approved publication under that license, and in the latter case, we need confirmation of that.) LX (talk, contribs) 11:51, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
I was instructed to obtain the photographer's explicit written permission via OTRS? I don't mind wasting my own time, but it now seems I was wasting his too. The image is now uploaded and used where it was needed. But I didn't actually need to contact either photographer or subject? Martinevans123 (talk) 15:54, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Oh, now I see what you mean. Sven Manguard uploaded File:Zeb Soanes.jpg. But the fact that it's technically possible to upload the file without any automatic red flags being raised doesn't mean that going through the OTRS procedure is a waste of time. Without confirmation of the author's approval of the licensing selected by the subject/Flickr user, such a photo would be liable to be tagged as missing evidence of permission at any time and deleted. I've tagged the file with a notice indicating that OTRS permission is hopefully on its way. Thanks for your work. LX (talk, contribs) 18:10, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
LX: I haven't been privy to the conversations between Martinevans123 and anyone else, but he said "The photographer who made the image of Zeb Soanes used here has emailed me, with the full agreement of Mr Soanes himself, to allow it to be used at the Wikipedia article about him." and then the license of that image was set to cc-by-2.0 (most of the other files in that account are all rights reserved). It looked to me like everything was set. Sven Manguard Wha? 19:32, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Oh right, so now I've emailed the photographer to say his permission isn't needed and to apologise for wasting his time, I've got to go back to him and say "no, sorry that request is in fact needed after all"? wow. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:43, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Martinevans123: If the photographer and the subject - the two people that could reasonabally hold the copyright - have both okayed it, then it is almost certainly fine. Why don't you send the whole conversation to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org though (include "Attn: Sven" in the subject), and I will look at it and give you a better answer. It's really hard to give you an answer having not seen what the other two have said. Sven Manguard Wha? 20:57, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Sent. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:42, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Martinevans123: Thanks. I sent a message to you, the photographer, and the subject of the portrait, making sure that they knew the details of the CC-BY-2.0 license. Assuming that they don't get back within a few days saying "oh, no, that's not what we meant to do at all [when we selected that license on Flickr]", there's no cause for concern. It's not normally how this process works, but I had to do the best that I could with the situation. Sven Manguard Wha? 23:32, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Sven Manguard: Thanks for your help. I already told them that, although in less formal language, so there should be no surprises. Martinevans123 (talk) 07:33, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Creating cat page, "interwiki link to English language Wikipedia" link doesn't work[edit]

Creating the Category:New Zealand general election, 2014 the , "interwiki link to English language Wikipedia" link didn't seem to create an interwiki link. Maybe the comma was the problem? Stuartyeates (talk) 23:46, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Category:New Zealand general election, 2014 doesn't exist (in the sense that there is no such category page), although there is one picture categorized in it. I've never before clicked on "interwiki link to English language Wikipedia", so I have no idea what it would normally do, but you can accomplish the interwiki link by putting [[:en:New Zealand general election, 2014]] at the bottom of the category page when you create it. - Jmabel ! talk 01:52, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
    • Looks like you got this mostly right; I did the last of it. You might want to look at what I did differently that makes the link appear in the navigation as an interlanguage link, rather than just being part of the text of the page. - Jmabel ! talk 23:58, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Bell Tower at Benedictine High School (Richmond, Virginia).JPG[edit]

This is a portrait photograph but it appears it appears in landscape when viewed at full size. Can somebody correct the orientation? Thank you.--TriiipleThreat (talk) 13:33, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Same with this file.--TriiipleThreat (talk) 13:37, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Which browser / program are you using to view the full size version? The files have rotation information in EXIF, and not all programs understand it. The images themselves are fine. MKFI (talk) 06:44, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
I agree; the full-resolution image appears rotated in Safari and Firefox, for example, but when I download it and open the local copy, my image editors & previewers all show the correct orientation.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 07:27, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Looks perfectly fine for me in Firefox 30 on Ubuntu … --El Grafo (talk) 09:08, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Public domain template for State Library of North Carolina[edit]

Hello all and happy belated Bastille Day.

I am working at the behest of the State Library of North Carolina on a template that will acknowledge that their contributions are in the public domain. Representatives of the library have made quite clear that they want to release their files into the public domain.

Indeed North Carolina law arguably suggests that all state files belong in the public domain, and that premise is the basis for this template: {{PD-NCGov}}

The latter template is currently under discussion by some who feel the public domain law isn't strong enough. But since the State Library is quite clear on releasing their files (and makes explicit statements to this effect on their site) I think we can go ahead with a template for them to use.

Thus: {{PD-SLNC}}

When I test upload using this template, Upload Wizard doesn't accept it as a permission. Can anyone help me to understand what needs to be done so the S.L. of N.C. can use this template for the images they wish to contribute!

Thanks & Peace & Blessings, Monumenteer2014 (talk) 03:58, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks to Bawolff and Odder, the licence options are (at present) hardcoded and a bug request is needed to ask the developers to add a new licence. Nick (talk) 21:21, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Corrida poster spain 1955.JPG[edit]

Hello. I have obtained an official e-mail permission (forwarded to permissions-commons) to upload this image into wiki commons from the owner operating the site where the image is stored (Regional Library of Murcia, Spain). The person who replied on behalf of the Library stated the image is copyright free, but I am not sure which copyright tag applies. The author is unknown, the original country of issue is Spain, the date of issue is 1955, the publisher is "Litografia Velasco (Torrerias) Bravo Murillo 30, Madrid" (written down from the bottom of the poster). I have noticed the image is now tagged as marked for deletion unless there is a proper copyright tag applied. Unfortunately I am not sure which tag (if any) is applicable. Do you think you can help?


--Dd1495 (talk) 13:14, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

IMHO Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) {{Cc-by-3.0}} license for the photograph, according to Europeana User contributions, article 5. The poster itself should be PD, according to Com:CRT#Spain The pieces of work situated permanently in parks, streets, squares and other public ways can be reproduced, distributed and communicated freely by using paintings, drawings, photographies and audiovisual procedures. A poster glued or thumbtacked to a wall/pole is permanently displayed. Otherwise (unknown author) it would be in the public domain 70 years after publication -> 2025. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:32, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

many thanks for your time and your kind assistance. will try to apply the tag suggested and keep my fingers crossed--Dd1495 (talk) 18:46, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Madison Rising images keep getting deleted.[edit]

Hi,

I'm not sure why you guys keep flagging my images for deletion. I have been given SOLE AUTHORITY from Purple Eagle Entertainment to use ANY AND ALL BAND IMAGES AS I SEE FIT, and have already forwarded documentation to en-permissions@wikipedia.org verifying the same.

Please advise. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TheGr8Gonzo (talk • contribs)

  • Have you received an OTRS ticket number yet? If not, were the images marked with {{OTRS pending}}? Also, they can presumably only license images that the band actually owns: typically, a photographer/artist would own copyright unless the photo/art was work for hire under a contract that explicitly signs over copyrights. - Jmabel ! talk 19:12, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Help uploading new logo for Brand page[edit]

Hi there,

I work for the brand management company that represents the brand "The Franklin Mint". I need to upload a new logo image for the brand page so the image is updated in Wikipedia + Google search. Can you help me upload this? I am a registered user I just haven't been confirmed? I think?

thanks for your help!

McKinley mwilliamson@sbg-ny.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by McKinleyWilliamson (talk • contribs) 21:33, 15 July 2014‎ (UTC)

  • I'm not aware of any such thing as a "brand page"; it would be useful if you would link the page you are talking about.
  • Is this a text logo simple enough not to be copyrightable? Because otherwise I really doubt that the Franklin Mint wants to give an irrevocable free license to their logo, which is the only condition under which Commons could display a copyrighted logo. (It would still be trademarked, but trademark really doesn't apply to most adaptations.) - Jmabel ! talk 00:45, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
My guess is that he's asking about en:File:Franklin Mint logo.png which would be not acceptable on Commons (fair use) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:13, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Commons:Guidance for paid editors has some information which may be relevant to you. LX (talk, contribs) 06:25, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
@Jmabel: @Hedwig in Washington: @LX: - McKinleyWilliamson has uploaded File:TFM logo seal.jpg and added it to en:The Franklin Mint, which appears to be a larger copy of the logo on the company website. I'm not sure that it is a simple text logo, so I think OTRS involvement would be needed but I'd prefer to hear other, more learned opinions first. Green Giant (talk) 17:18, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Green Giant: Agreed and tagged accordingly.
McKinleyWilliamson: Please follow the procedure described at Commons:OTRS. And did you read Commons:Guidance for paid editors, particularly the parts about what "Own work" means and how to share logotypes correctly? LX (talk, contribs) 21:16, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

My account uploads do not have URLs in the permissions line[edit]

It was pointed out to me today that images on Wikimedia Commons need to have their location URL in the permissions line. Unfortunately my organization has uploaded a large number of images, and they all need to include the images' URLs. Is there a way to do a batch update and add the url to the permissions field in each image? We do not have the staff to complete all of the edits in any sort of a timely manner. I apologize for this oversight- until today I thought we had done all of our uploads correctly. --NISTResearchLibrary (talk) 16:11, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Please, ask at Commons:Bots/Work_requests. Ruslik (talk) 17:43, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

biographies[edit]

Hi,

I want to upload the biographies of my great grandfather and my grandfather. Both are deceased. Both were career US Navy officers. In order to do so, what must I do? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wrightachris1 (talk • contribs)

This site is only for media files. If you want to create an article, please, ask at w:en:Help desk. Ruslik (talk) 17:41, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
But unless they were quite notable officers, the answer there will probably be "no". Also, you are liable to run afoul of en:Wikipedia:Conflict of interest in writing about your own relatives. - Jmabel ! talk 23:52, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Well Wrightachris1 went ahead and uploaded the biographies anyway but there are some problems. Please see Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Wrightachris1. Green Giant (talk) 15:47, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Can I upload a picture I took of toys?[edit]

Can I upload a picture I took of toys? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Reyarqueza (talk • contribs) 18:08, 16 July 2014‎ (UTC)

Short answer: it depends, but usually you cannot. For a longer answer: see COM:TOYS. LX (talk, contribs) 18:14, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

request deletion of picture taken without permission on and from private property the photographer has been told before and has just renamed[edit]

== {{int:filedesc}} == {{Information |description={{en|1=Horses, Little Clovers Farm}} |date=2009-05-03 |source=From [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1289544 geograph.org.uk] |author=[http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/3101 Nigel Chadwick] |permission= |

if it is not removed within 28 days i will start legal action against the site and photographer nigel chadwick who has no right to have take the pictures i would also request that he disposes of any negatives or electronic storage in his possession and removes it from any other sites he has published it on.

it's photographer like him that add address and pictures of animals who are totally stupid and do not think of other peoples rights & conseqences for other people.

date 17/07/2014

regards mr flemons —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.21.229.107 (talk • contribs) 23:04, 16 July 2014‎ (UTC)

We've been over this. The Help desk is ot the place for deletion requests, and you're not really bringing any new arguments to the table. (I wouldn't consider a baseless legal threat an argument.) LX (talk, contribs) 23:35, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Since last time, the photo is apparently still unused, and the communication skills of the IP have apparently not improved. Some effort was made by Commons users to change the filename and remove the geolocation, although those measures are rather inefficient, as the old filename is still visible as a redirection at the bottom of the page and in the upload comment, and not much can be done to prevent the reinsertion of the geolocation as a user did. People may be inclined to keep the photo because they are upset by the agressive tone of the IP, but we could also just ignore the tone and delete that small unused file if it can help the IP escape a permanent state of stress. -- Asclepias (talk) 00:09, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Illusion 5 edited.jpg[edit]

I have been warned that two of the images I uploaded do not have the correct licensing to be kept. The images are on an academic website http://persci.mit.edu/gallery/checkershadow/download with the rubric: "© 1995, Edward H. Adelson. These checkershadow images may be reproduced and distributed freely"

It seems to me that this offers sufficient evidence for their use in WP. However, I can't find a way of expressing this in your licensing terms. Please help.

Myrvin Chester


--Myrvin (talk) 06:34, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

I added the {{CC-0}} template. Ruslik (talk) 18:34, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Why did you do that? Are you Edward H. Adelson? -- Asclepias (talk) 19:22, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

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The logo for Miramax has changed and I would like to upload the new image. The name of the company has also changed from Miramax Films to Miramax and I would like to change the title. Can I post the new image if I link to the company website? —Preceding unsigned comment added by PRflax03 (talk • contribs) 17:09, 18 July 2014‎ (UTC)

  • Assuming that the new logo is more than just text and simple geometric forms, you probably cannot post it to Commons. We only accept images that are either public domain or under a free license (CC-BY-SA is about the most restrictive one we allow). Assuming that Miramax's logo is complex enough to be copyrighted, they are very unlikely to want to grant a free license. - Jmabel ! talk 21:51, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:J. A. Atkinson. Benediction of the waters near the Winter palace in S.-Petersbourg. 1804.jpg[edit]

--Znatok76 (talk) 19:42, 18 July 2014 (UTC) A.S.

  • Certainly public domain, but also almost certainly wrongly attributed. - Jmabel ! talk 21:54, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Buzz Aldrin Selfie[edit]

Hi y'all, I just uploaded File:Buzz Aldrin EVA Selfie.jpg, I got the picture from the Huffington Post, however since the photo itself was take by Buzz Aldrin while he was employed by NASA I understood it to be public domain. The "original" I uploaded said copyright Buzz Aldrin 2014 (presumably it is added by the media host). I just want to confirm that that licence is appropriate before I use the image on Wikipedia. Would this be correct licence tagging on my part? If not, delete per copyvio, I just want a double check on my thought process for the upload. Thanks, --Kelapstick (talk) 20:18, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Pictures of proverbs[edit]

I remember seeing not so long ago (in the main page, I think) the results of a contest for the best pictures that illustrate proverbs, but now I can not find them. Maybe someone here can help me find them? ~ DanielTom (talk) 11:09, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - March - Proverbs and idioms/Voting/Result. -- Asclepias (talk) 15:05, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks. ~ DanielTom (talk) 16:44, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

May I eliminate a redundant cetegory?[edit]

In the Category:Greyhounds in Art (most of which I created), there are a number of subcategories by century such as Category:16th-century greyhounds in art.

There is also the redundant and therefore confusing Category:Greyhounds in 16th century art There is no content in the second category that is not in the first. May I edit the Category:Greyhounds in Art and remove the reference to the second category?

Should I have asked permission here? Henrytow (talk) 20:47, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Piet Mondrian d. Feb. 1, 1944 - public domain?[edit]

Mondrian died 70 years and a few months ago. Is it time to replace the scary non-public domain language with the "may not be in public domain everywhere" language and start adding lots of scans of beautiful paintings, or is there some other reason to wait that I don't know about? I'm not an experienced enough Wikipedian to start the project but I'd be happy to contribute once someone gets it up & running. Albiart (talk) 23:40, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

I’m not sure, but ISTM the wording of death-of-creator copyright dating usually goes by the calendar year—meaning in this case that Mondrian’s rights may not expire until December 31 of this year.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 23:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Which seems like a likely test of the URAA policy if the post-1922 material is posted; will the Estate file notice against the uploads?--Prosfilaes (talk) 20:31, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Good point; the post-1922 works will not begin to lose their US copyright status for a few years yet. AIUI the URAA policy is against uploading such files. (Likelihood of being sued is not something we should be weighing, per the precautionary principle.) Meantime I’ve checked our blurb on copyright in the Netherlands, and it says the 70-year count starts on the January 1 following an author’s death.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 21:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

>>>> HELP! File:Karl_W_Richter.jpg How to CATEGORIZE (United States Air Force Pilot)???[edit]

Would someone please help me put File:Karl_W_Richter.jpg into a category, please? I don't understand how they work or how to find the one for him. Thanks!! Azx2 06:26, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello,
I added Category:United States Air Force airmen‎. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:14, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
You can also go to the article in en.Wikipedia Karl W. Richter, find the categories there and place the file in the related categories in the commons.
If you want, and have more than one photo, you can create the Category:Karl W. Richter, place the photos there an categorize the new category the same way as described above. Regards --JotaCartas (talk) 09:52, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
The information on this file seems to be completely wrong. Why do you think that the English Wikipedia uploader is the author? There is nothing on the English Wikipedia file description to suggest that's the case. (Yes, I do realize that some tools for transferring files from other projects stupidly add this by default, but as the Commons uploader, you are responsible for making sure that the file description here is correct. You can and you should correct such misinformation when transferring files here.) And I find it very hard to believe that this file is subject to the GNU Free Documentation License. {{PD-USGov-Military-Air Force}} seems a lot more likely, but we'd need a verifiable source for that. (Again, I realize that this claim comes from the file description on English Wikipedia, but again, since you're responsible for the file description here, you should evaluate such claims critically.) LX (talk, contribs) 21:27, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Train wreck in Sweden in 1918[edit]

Sirs, There is a photo of a train wreck that happened in Sweden in 1918 but the writing says its now able to be used in the public domain and that the license has expired. What I'd like to know is does this mean that I can now use this photo in a manuscript I am working on without having to be charged for it and can I just go on and download it and move on? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.142.166.70 (talk • contribs)

  • If the statement that it is in the public domain is correct, yes. "Able to be used in the public domain" doesn't mean anything, though, so if that is what it really says someone may just be confused, and of course it is also imaginable that whoever asserted this (you don't say what site) could be wrong. A link would be useful in giving you a more definitive answer. - Jmabel ! talk 15:49, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Sirs, There is a photo of a train wreck that happened in Sweden in 1918 but the writing says its now able to be used in the public domain and that the license has expired. What I'd like to know is does this mean that I can now use this photo in a manuscript I am working on without having to be charged for it and can I just go on and download it and move on? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.142.166.70 (talk • contribs)
  • Alright, The information about the train wreck I mentioned a few minutes ago did say the license had expired and it's from the Weesp Train Wreck of 1918, but what I want to do is use it as an example of a train wreck that happened in my manuscript in 1934 and when it says "attribute" are you saying I have to acknowledge who the photo came from? (Of which I have no problem with that), and if you could, can you explain this briefly so that a I can understand it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.142.166.70 (talk • contribs)
    It would really help if you could identify what photo you're talking about. First you mentioned that it was a train wreck in Sweden, but the Weesp train disaster happened in the Netherlands. Are you talking about File:Weesp 1918 Train Disaster.jpg? LX (talk, contribs) 21:37, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Categorisation help needed[edit]

I just uploaded this picture: File:Green lizard king at Hietaniemi beach.jpg. It's a person dressed up as some kind of green lizard king figure to entertain children. I couldn't find specific enough categories in the category prompt on the upload form. Could someone categorise it more specifically? JIP (talk) 19:40, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

That is a tough one but I've slightly refined a couple of the categories. Green Giant (talk) 00:03, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:VW Chattanooga 250,000th Passat.jpg[edit]

I'd like this file to be of use for members of the wiki group to help expand knowledge and information of its users. Yet i am unsure of licensing and copyright tie-ups. I do know the photo was taken in the USA and not intended for advertisement use. Please let me know at your earliest possible convenience. Thank you,

--Imf1216 (talk) 00:04, 22 July 2014 (UTC)imf1216

  • Please see Commons:Scope. Presumably the copyright belongs to the photographer (or possibly to Volkswagen). I gather you are not the rights-holder, so you can't grant the rights to re-use the image, and unless you can get the rights-holder's permission (see COM:OTRS it should be deleted from Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 00:22, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

copyright[edit]

Hi I am a new user of wikipedia and I am not aware of this copyright thing. Please delete all the files which I have uploaded. And explain me that how can I get a image from without copyright. I want good pics but they all have copyrights please help me for this... NehalDaveND (talk) 13:55, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

I am answering on his/her talk page. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:12, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Replacing existing photo by more recent photo[edit]

Please help me replacing the existing photo of Raphaël ENTHOVEN on his Wikipedia page by the more recent photo taken by Marie-Stéphane Barthou, which I have uploaded on Wikimedias Commons under the title : Raphaël_ENTHOVEN.JPEG (image) And please help me stabilize my user's page. Catherine DAVID-GRADWOHL (talk) 16:19, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

@Catherine DAVID-GRADWOHL: Bonjour,
Étant donné que vous n'êtes pas l'auteur des photos, une permission formelle est nécessaire. Voyez COM:OTRS/fr pour la procédure. N'hésitez pas à me demander si vous avez besoin d'aide ou des questions. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 16:33, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

To nominate a category for deletion[edit]

How to nominate a category for deletion? Thank you for your help. Vzeebjtf (talk) 23:13, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Normally, one nominates a category for "discussion" (there should be a button in the left nav of the category page). One possible outcome of that discussion is a decision to delete. - Jmabel ! talk 23:58, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Nobody objected (Commons:Categories for discussion/2014/05/Category:Strand Theatre), so I'd like to delete. How can I do that? Vzeebjtf (talk) 00:09, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
You shouldn’t close a discussion in which you‘ve participated, let alone one that you started. Where the result calls for administrative action, it should only be closed by a sysop, who will have the tools to act on the decision. However, in a situation like the above, in the absence of objections after this length of time I think you can feel free to create a new cat and move the content of the old one to it. Rather than be deleted, though, it might be better made into a disambiguation category, with links to the various theatres sharing the name. In the meantime I recommend that you undo your closure and removal of the tag. (Proposing the category for discussion is the same as nominating for deletion—a euphemism, if you like—so your closing comment doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 02:46, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
"…create a new cat and move the content of the old one to it. Rather than be deleted, though, it might be better made into a disambiguation category…" I'm afraid I don't understand how to do it. Vzeebjtf (talk) 04:42, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
For the first part, what i usually do is look for a similar category to use as a prototype. In this case Landmark Theatre (Syracuse, New York) looks like a good example (it seems usual to spell out New York). I then Edit the category page and Copy its contents; instead of saving I then change the name in the URL in my browser toolbar to the new category name, which takes me to the Create page. I then Paste the text and categories from the prototype page and make the appropriate changes, additions & deletions as necessary. (in this case removing the historic-registry & locality cats, and the Wikipedia link; I would also add Brick buildings in Syracuse, New York, and remove that one from the postcard after moving.) Save the category page, then change the category name in the postcard description page.
The second part, to make the old one a disambiguation cat, was just a suggestion; I don‘t know whether or not it’s a common practice in cases of this kind. What do others here think?—Odysseus1479 (talk) 05:55, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm strongly in favor of disambiguation categories in cases like this, but there is no solid consensus on creating them. - Jmabel ! talk 16:11, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
I've followed Odysseus' advice (thank you), and also updated the cfd entry (Commons:Categories for discussion/2014/05/Category:Strand Theatre) with the question of a dab. Vzeebjtf (talk) 17:52, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

File transfer to Commons[edit]

Hello, could someone transfer this file [2] to Wikimedia Commons? As you can see the copyright has expired, it's in the public domain. I would really appreciate some help, Gtrbolivar (talk) 06:21, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

I can't see that; that file has no indication of when it was taken or who took it, and it's not inconcievable the photographer is known and still alive.--Prosfilaes (talk) 07:08, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
No, there is an indication, if you look closely at the bottom of the licence template it says "the copyright of this image expired in Hungary 70 years after the death of its author". So the photographer is dead at least 70 years ago. Gtrbolivar (talk) 07:29, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
No, the only conclusion we can draw from that is that somebody added a license template that says that. Without a name of a photographer, there's no reason to believe that.--Prosfilaes (talk) 08:09, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Τhere are thousands of photos in Commons (with that kind of license) that doesn't mention the name of the photographer. The image shows Bukovi in his early twenties, so you can easily understand that the photo was taken sometime between 1923 and 1928. That's the obvious reason why you should believe what the template suggests. In any case, the original uploader informs us that the image is free of any copyright and that it belongs in the public domain. Anyway, can I talk with someone else about this? Where can I forward my request? Is there an admin who can help me on this? Thank you in advance, Gtrbolivar (talk) 09:22, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Even the file source as given at the Hungarian Wikipedia is invalid. I agree that the photo was taken between 1920 and 1935 (his active time as a soccer player). But what makes you believe that the photographer died more than 70 years ago? After all, Bukovi himself lived until 1985, so why could the photographer not also have lived until, say, the 1970s or 1980s? Also, without any source information, you can't really claim the photographer was unknown. Such a claim would also need some evidence of research, like asking the clubs where he played if they have that head-shot in their archives, and maybe even know who the photographer was. Or finding contemporary publications of the photo. Photos from that period are rather difficult, and in this particular case too many things are basically wrong: wrong license tag, no source information, no publication information. Lupo 10:39, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Help request[edit]

Hi, I dont know if this is the right place to make this help request.

  • requesting help for 'help video clip'

We came across one video clip for ULS help for Telugu language wikipedia as shown below. The clip is usefull but it does not show how to access help page. We will apreciate if some one helps us with simmiller clip for Marathi language. This shall be usefull to marathi language users on commons too

117.195.63.155 08:45, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Click on the 'cc to change the subtitle language and Currently it is about how to type in Telugu on Telugu Wikimedia projects from this video, we need simmiller video for Marathi language

Help locating a file[edit]

Hello, I am a newbie. I downloaded a picture to my computer to use on my blog. When I went to place it on my blog I realize I have forgotten to write down the credit / copyright. Not knowing what the picture is titled I don't know where to begin to find it again in Wikimedia files. Can you help with what I should do to relocate it in your files. Thanks janet —Preceding unsigned comment added by Janetstonekinghoyt (talk • contribs) 12:45, 23 July 2014‎ (UTC)

Hello, You can perform a search using one or more relevant keywords in the search box at the top of the page. And/or you can tell us what the picture is about and provide a link to the picture on your blog so we can look at it. -- Asclepias (talk) 18:54, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
If you saved it to the same filename it has here, it should be very easy to locate. - Jmabel ! talk 00:29, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Missing Photo[edit]

Mayors for the City of Vero Beach, FL .. the only missing photo is Thomas P. White Mayor 2001, 2004, 2006 thru 2008 .. I would like to upload a photo to use, taken while Mayor of the City of Vero Beach. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tompwhite (talk • contribs) 13:54, 23 July 2014‎ (UTC)

OK, do you have a question? What do you need help with? LX (talk, contribs) 19:39, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Bob James (Country Singer)[edit]

Please could you help me, I have permission to use an photograph taken in U.S, copyright owned solely by Bob James (Country Singer) for inclusion to his Biography. How do I get this information to you and add this image. Thank you (Cmareno (talk) 15:36, 23 July 2014 (UTC))


Caroline Mareno carolinemareno@gmail.com

Permission that only allows you to use the photograph for a specific purpose is not sufficient for a file to be hosted on Commons. For that, we need the copyright holder (usually the photographer rather than the subject) to approve publication under a license that allows anyone to use, modify and redistribute the content for any purpose, including commercial purposes. If the copyright holder is willing to do that, you should follow this procedure to document it. If the subject really is the copyright holder, you'll also need to include a copy of the copyright transfer agreement, employment contract, or work made for hire contract ­– whichever applies. LX (talk, contribs) 19:50, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Question about publishing images[edit]

I was recently at Pori Jazz 2014, mainly to see one of my favourite bands, Pet Shop Boys. At the same day there were two other major bands performing: Hurts and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. The staff had no problems with people photographing Hurts or George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, but told us that photographing Pet Shop Boys wasn't allowed. I noticed people were photographing them anyway, so I took some pictures myself when I thought no one was looking. I have tried to contact the manager of Pet Shop Boys about this but haven't received a reply. Is it OK to publish these images on WikiMedia Commons or not? JIP (talk) 19:12, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Commons doesn't care. Commons:Image_casebook#Museum_and_interior_photography says that any potential issues would be between you and the band or venue.--Prosfilaes (talk) 19:58, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi! We're not able to give any legal advice here, and without knowing more about the circumstances (jurisdiction – I'm guessing Finland, conditions of entry, what the specific photos show, etc.), it's hard to give any specific advice at all, but I'll give some pointers to some relevant reading. Commons' position on photography house rules can be found at Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Museum and interior photography. Commons:Photographs of identifiable people is also relevant. Other considerations include copyrighted stage designs (unless their inclusion is incidental) and whether the photos were shot directly or reproduced footage from a jumbotron. LX (talk, contribs) 20:06, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
The photographs are of the band directly. I would have found it very boring to be only able to photograph a video screen showing live footage of the band. Neil Tennant, the singer of the band, is clearly identifiable in some of the photographs. Chris Lowe, the keyboard player, however is well known for his trademark habit of not doing anything at all except standing behind his keyboard stand playing music during the entire concert, so photographs of him are less clearly identifiable. There were also two dancers, one man and one woman, who wore costumes during the entire concert and are thus not identifiable. I'm not sure if it counts, but Pori Jazz is an open-air festival, and the band was playing on an open-air stage. I don't think the stage itself is copyrightable, but Pet Shop Boys had an extensively visual background video show during the entire concert, which is clearly copyrightable. This is in contrast to Hurts, who merely displayed their logo, and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, who had no background graphics whatsoever, just the empty stage background. If I upload the photographs, are they allowed or will they get deleted? I assume I'm not breaking any law here, but I'm not sure if the forbid of protection came from the band or from the festival itself. I still haven't received a reply from the band's manager. JIP (talk) 18:27, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
I think it's unlikely that they would be deleted or that you would get in trouble in any way for it. LX (talk, contribs) 18:44, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Moon mullican.jpg[edit]

Hello, this picture is easy to find on internet, and has been used by various web-sites. It has been used on album covers, as well on blogs and informative websites! SwampRockMusic (talk) 21:21, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't doubt any of those statements. Is it in the public domain, and if so on what basis? - Jmabel ! talk 00:31, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Hello indeed. Please read Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Internet images. LX (talk, contribs) 18:47, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Finding recent images on a topic[edit]

I'm a long-time user of new-article alerting bots in en.wiki (pages such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:AlexNewArtBot/NZSearchResult ) and would like to process relavent images on commons too. Given a set of keywords ("zealand", "auckland", "maori" and "wellington") is there a sane way to find images recently uploaded to commons? In an ideal world, content from here would appear on en.wiki alerts... Stuartyeates (talk) 21:31, 24 July 2014 (UTC)