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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。

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 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 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)

Copyright help regarding File:Les Dissonances par Benoit Linero.jpg[edit]

--Michèle Dupot (talk) 10:27, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

  • I don't see any reason to believe that image is in the public domain or under a free license. Nor did you indicate a license. You are the uploader. What is the basis under which you think it is eligible for Commons? - Jmabel ! talk 15:27, 12 July 2014 (UTC)


Would someone have a moment to look at File:OtonabeeSerpentMoundCanada.png. The photo is supposed to be of a serpent mound, but it looks like some weird drawing. The link to the page the picture is supposed to have come from doesn't show this picture there. Also, the linked source is to a Canadian website, but the copyright listed is for the United States. Thanks! Magnolia677 (talk) 23:15, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

The “photo” wording is part of the CRHP template, which doesn’t have variants for drawings &c., as is the link to the Historic Places page. From a quick Web search the source given appears to be an American book published in 1905, which presumably included the drawing of the Canadian mound for comparison with its subject in Ohio. So I don’t see any problem, except for the lamentable circumstance that we don”t seem to have any photos of the site.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 03:20, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Creative Commons licenses accepted by Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons[edit]

Which Creative Commons licenses are accepted by Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons ? 05:03, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

See Commons:Creative Commons copyright tags: all licenses that allow anyone to use the file for any purpose. There is also {{CC-zero}}, which corresponds to a public domain release. --rimshottalk 06:32, 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]


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 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 —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)



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 [] |author=[ 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 (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 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)


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?

  • 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)

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 (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 (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 (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)


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)