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File:On-the-verge-poster-2015.jpg: OTRS permission and the alligator photo[edit]

According to this Village pump/Copyright discussion the File:On-the-verge-poster-2015.jpg image incorporates an alligator photograph from a professional photographer, Matt Field. Given the nature of the poster and the way that the alligator photo was purposely incorporated, it seems doubtful that the alligator photo is de minimis. As such, it would be useful to know whether OTRS ticket #2015021510008147 covers just the poster (the photograph and visual design is credited to Kyle Cassidy) or whether the ticket also includes the Matt Field alligator photo. Thanks. --Gazebo (talk) 04:36, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure if I get every point of the widespread discussions, but I don't see any evidence in the ticket that the alligator photo has permission, so I'd consider the ticket, as it stands today, as invalid. --Krd 10:17, 26 April 2015 (UTC)


Hello there! Pictures jr_mapuku.jpg and veselin_penev.jpg have been deleted although I have send an email to declaring that the author of the files is OK with publishing them to wikimedia on March 10th 2015, which was within the deadline. What can be done so that these files be undeleted? Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Neyche (talk • contribs)

Fichiers Paul Zinsli : DrPaulZinsli1, DrPaulZinsli2, DrPaulZinsliPeint[edit]

Bonjour, suite à la demande de User:EugeneZelenko voici ma requête:

Les fichiers DrPaulZinsli1, DrPaulZinsli2, DrPaulZinsliPeint ont l'autorisation de Paul-Erich Zinsli pour être sous la licence Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0. Ce sont des photos de famille, P.E. Zinsli étant l'ayant-droit il a envoyé le mail d'autorisation le 23 mars 2015 à 23h01 (GMT) à Eugène Zelenko n'a apparemment pas vu ce mail et propose d'annuler les photos avant 7 jours (il ne reste plus maintenant que 5 jours). Vous pouvez voir la discussion ici sur .

Merci d'avance, --Amage9 (talk) 12:06, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

TicketID=8187117 ZURPICTURE[edit]

The source and author is given as "WEINSPEN" which appears unnecessarily cryptic. Could the name of the copyright holder please be given and the full OTRS ticket number added rather than the internal database link please? -- (talk) 12:33, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Info: The ticket is in Hebrew and its ID 2015031010021479.    FDMS  4    13:16, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your concern. I added more information to the file details. As I mentioned there, the OTRS release approval was received from the picture's owner, in response to a request sent to the uploader. The link is to the mail received from the owner. Should I add anything else? I added the link the way I always do... SMirC-dunno.svg Ldorfman (talk) 19:35, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

2015020610007709 М Ишмаметов[edit]

This photograph appears to be from a Russian "family archive" and though presumably taken over 60 years ago, this iPhone image is marked as "own work" with the date in the information template incorrect. Could the details please be confirmed, and the legal name of the copyright holder added rather than an anonymous uploader account? Thanks -- (talk) 12:36, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

@: The author value is correct according to the customer's eMail (standard template from a freemail address). @Mdann52: The customer hasn't received a response eMail yet.    FDMS  4    13:14, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, "GREGI" does not seem appropriate as a way of explaining who is the copyright holder or photographer for the family archive "Баишевых Урманче". It is far more likely that the uploader wants to release their old family photographs but is only the person doing the digital scanning, rather than the photographer. The OTRS correspondence can provide an explanation of project guidelines, but must take reasonable steps to verify the claim of copyright that we all rely on, and ensure that the attribution, dates and basic details on the uploaded photographs, is correctly stated.
Similar questions should be addressed for File:Ильдар Урманче, 1980г..jpg (EPSON scanner image, 2011). -- (talk) 12:48, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
@FDMS4: My internet connection is intermittent at the minure, I've replied asking for clarification on the dates. However, it does seem he is the heir to the works, so therefore the copyright holder, however I've asked if he knows the authors names (otherwise, "unknown" may have to do). --Mdann52talk to me! 15:54, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the follow-up. -- (talk) 16:14, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Permiso enviado el 22 de enero de 2015[edit]

Estimados Voluntarios, gusto de saludarles. Paso por aquí para solicitar su ayuda. Entiendo que habido algunos problemas con la verificación de permisos, y la verdad, es que no quiero ser una molestia para ustedes. Pues bien. Me he encontrado con esta planilla de verificación de autorización en este archivo. Se envió permiso por su autor el 22 de enero de 2015, 18:20 y hoy se ha vuelto a enviar. Espero ustedes me pueda ayudar con esta confirmación. La verdad no quiero ser una molestia para ustedes. Desde ya muchas gracias. Un saludo. Deucaleon (talk) 18:18, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Holaǃ el archivo finalmente fue borrado, alguien me puede ayudar por favor? Saludos.--Deucaleon (talk) 17:18, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Commons talk:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Алтаир1978[edit]

Any russian speaker can take a look in this DR and restore the files, if it´s correct? thanks Rodrigolopes (talk) 00:13, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Little help[edit]

I need some help from other users with the list of files uploaded by me on March 13(Ticket#2015031210026238). I handled myself with the copyright's holder, and he sent me the permission, but another OTRS member has pointed that the files are uploaded at Flickr (The original source) as "All rights reserved, so it could bring some confusion, on his opinion, so the holder's will have to change on by one the files licensing at commons. I asked him to do so last February, but I think his very busy. I'd like to know if I can ask for the deletion, cause I don't think he's going to this soon. Can a sysop help here deleting?Willy Weazley 04:16, 8 April 2015 (UTC)


Hello, I got permission to upload that file under CC licence from owner by email and forwarded that email to and but I didn't get back any OTRS code or any response at all. Image is now deleted and probably other images from that mail will be deleted soon. What should I do? Interlooks (talk) 15:08, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

When did you send the email?Willy Weazley 16:57, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Quick review[edit]

Could someone with OTRS rights, review these uploads please? New user, earlier issues, please review! Thanks! Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:29, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz: Hey, I've had a look and nothing is coming up, either for username or file names. --Mdann52talk to me! 18:42, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Ellin Beltz (talk) 02:38, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz: Now the permissions are filed, but not processed under ticket:2015041310004525 and ticket:2015041510019846 (two identical emails). --Jarekt (talk) 12:23, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of File:Logo_First_Strike_1.2.png[edit]

That Image is made by us, Team First Strike and we have all Rights on this Image, please undo this deletion. --Moritz Gerber (talk) 11:58, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

@Moritz Gerber: Please follow the procedure described on COM:OTRS. (The Wikimedia Volunteer Response Team has not received any eMail from a address.)    FDMS  4    00:33, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

File:Blanchard-Laville 2010.jpg[edit]

Hello, I met this problem when I upload a file on wikimedia Commons. As I explain, I am the owner of this photograph, but I downloades it in 2014 on Amazon's Website to improve the page of Claudine Blanchard-Laville, at her request. How could I be allowed to put it on Wikimedia Commons now ? I copy/paste the conversation here below. Thank you for your answer.--Pierrette13 (talk) 19:12, 9 April 2015 (UTC) File:Blanchard-Laville 2010.jpg "The image is here: I think the uploader must prove that he or she owns this photograph, or must obtain permission from the owner."

  • Claudine Blanchard-Laville - Hello, I took this picture in 2010 and I gave it to Amazon, at the request of Claudine Blanchard-Laville, in 2014, while helping her to improve her page on Amazon's website. I don't know how I can prove my rights on this picture. I put it on Wikimedia Commons in an attempt to have it available for everyone. Have a nice day --Pierrette13 (talk) 05:11, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Dear OTRS volunteers, please read the message I left on this user's discussion page. I gave a couple of suggestions but I asked the uploader to come here for expert help. The claim is that the uploader owns the picture but gave it to the subject to improve her Amazon page. Thanks. Dontreader (talk) 19:33, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

2014121810000328 Tony Ricca[edit]

Could the background of this ticket please be added to the image page? The image appears to be a screenshot taken from a TV screen, based on the line striations and visible glass reflection. If the claim of authorship is from a member of the family, it would have to be spelt out how this video screen capture is property of the family, rather than a broadcaster. Note that a Google search shows derivatives of the image exclusively in spam twitter feeds. It remains unclear how UserB has access to the OTRS ticket which pre-dates this image by several months.

I was alerted to this image from User:Faebot/Flickrstreams of concern. Note that the two images illustrating Tony Ricca appear to be doubtful for copyright and have been marked for review. -- (talk) 10:34, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

@: Message #3 in ticket Ticket#2014121810000328 seems to be saying that this video was from the grantor's private recording, not from a TV broadcast. That was the basis under which I accepted it. If you believe that I am misinterpreting what they are saying or would prefer to ask a follow-up question to verify, please feel free to do so - I'm not territorial about such things. --UserB (talk) 18:11, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
If there is ambiguity, then the copyright ownership should be made unambiguous. Someone ought to check that out and as I do not have access to OTRS it cannot be me. I did not catch on to the fact you access OTRS under a different account name than the one you used to add the OTRS ticket to the image page. -- (talk) 21:52, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
@: Sometime this week, I assume, the obnoxious problem with my user name will be resolved when they move conflicting names out of the way and everyone uses their SUL username on every wiki. The current process is really annoying - I have to use one browser for Commons and one for Wikipedia because if I log in using my "B" account, it logs me out of Commons (since the B on Commons is someone else) and if I log in using my UserB account, then I lose my admin buttons on :en. So my solution is to use Firefox on :en and Chrome on Commons. Anyway, to answer the question about the ticket, yes, I completely agree with everything you said, and if another OTRS user would like to look at the ticket and see if they reach the same conclusion I did, I welcome the review. Random side note: both permissions-en and permissions-commons have unacceptably long backlogs. Have you considered volunteering to help with the permissions queues? --UserB (talk) 20:07, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
I was abruptly kicked out for still unexplained reasons, so I have little doubt that applying would just be a humiliating experience. -- (talk) 20:16, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't mean to step on toes, I try and steer clear of the drama. --UserB (talk) 22:30, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
@: Follow-up: has what looks like to be a broadcast video source for this image (click on the first circle icon). I have sent a follow-up message to the emailer seeking clarification, but I am no longer inclined to accept this without a really good explanation. --UserB (talk) 11:28, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for following up. Certainly wider searches show this primarily in spam type use and the Wikipedia article was using problematic images (more being recently added). If the family are involved, then they may benefit from being encouraged to scan and release original personal photographs where they can get a release from the photographer (or make a reasonable claim to be the inheritor).
Problematic related images without verified copyright claims include:
-- (talk) 11:42, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I noticed those as well and included those in my message to the emailer. --UserB (talk) 11:46, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@:, Commons:Deletion requests/File:Tony Ricca video screenshot.jpg --B (talk) 18:47, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Anyone at permissions-commons-es?[edit]

Can anyone validate the authorization sent to OTRS regarding the uploads in here? Best regards --Discasto talk 19:49, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

The ticket number is 2015041410023342, but I don't speak Spanish so I can't help beyond that. I looked quickly at the uploader's talk page (which I can't read) without Google translate. The uploader gives [1] as his website and that website proclaims a CC-BY-SA-4.0 license. So, it isn't a question of validating that the uploader is the photographer, since even if the uploader were an imposter, the website has a CC-BY-SA-4.0 license for the images. There certainly needs to be some explanation (whether in the ticket or otherwise) as to the circumstances of, say, File:Maria Uriz y Alfredo Kraus, La Favorita.jpg, which is watermarked with what I guess is a theater name. Ditto for File:Maria Uriz y Placido Domingo en Adriana Lecouvreur.jpg. From what the uploader said on his talk page, is he actually the original photographer, or are these scans of photos he has collected? --UserB (talk) 21:37, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi UserB, isn't there any Spanish-speaking person in charge of the Spanish-speaking queue? I do know that the requirements for being a member of the OTRS team are rather demanding (I offered to help but it seems as if authorization checking for commons must be assessed according to what goes on outside commons (see meta:OTRS/Volunteering#Discasto). When it comes to the issue, Klaus Dolle is the photographer, as he's explained many times. He's also the husband of María Uriz and the pictures were made by him. The logotype was added afterwards in order to identify the pictures towards the fans (so that they could know where the promotional pictures were taken). The point has been discussed in Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests#Pictures_by_Klaus_Dolle. Is that enough? --Discasto talk 08:21, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
All of the queues take a little time to be processed. Nobody is going to imminently delete the photos on Commons. I realize it can be frustrating. If you would like to let Klaus Dolle know (in Spanish) that his message has been received, please do so. --UserB (talk) 11:34, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I've already talk to him (in fact he's really upset because most of his pictures were deleted -Yann restored them after our discussion in the the Undeletion Noticeboard-), but it seems as if not even with the standard procedure (the OTRS authorization) it's possible to have a smooth experience. Mr. Dolle's pictures are extremely valuable (given the restrictive IPR laws in Spain) and after so many deletions, discussions and the like I'm still wondering how he's still willing to contribute. With regard to time response, it's up to you (in my particular case, and provided I've been an admin in commons for years -therefore I know well copyright regulations- and that I have the reviewer flag, I offered to help with the permissions-commons-es queue, to no avail). Best regards --Discasto talk 13:28, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@Discasto: Please note that there is at least a seven-day period for comment on OTRS volunteers before your application is approved or rejected, so that hasn't quite elapsed - unless you have received an email telling you that your application was rejected, the fact that you haven't had an official reply does not mean anything. I can certainly understand Mr. Dolle's frustration. Since the source website has the license on it, I don't see a reason that any license reviewer (you included) couldn't tag these images as having been "license review"ed if you are completely convinced that the claim of authorship is truthful. Since he has the statement of license on his website, there is no magical blessing with which an OTRS volunteer can endow these images that would make them any more okay to use than they already are. Eventually, a Spanish-speaking OTRS volunteer will look at them, but that can take time. My biggest concern is that it needs to be explained very clearly (an OTRS ticket, on the image description page, whatever) where any of the remotely questionable ones are from. For example, File:Venecia, vista diferente.jpg does not look like a photograph. Is it a painting or a drawing of some kind? If so, is he the original artist? If it is a photo and he used some sort of sepia filters to make it look like this, that's fine - it just needs to be clearly stated. The ones like File:1972-La Coruña (Recital para Francisco Franco).jpg that are clearly old scanned photos, it needs to be clearly stated (if it is not already) on the image description page that he is the photographer of the original photo. If someone is looking at this and has only the information on the image description page and the OTRS ticket, they need enough info that they can reach the same conclusion that the license is legitimate. --UserB (talk) 17:35, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@UserB: Why is {{own}} not enough? Klaus Dolle uploads pictures to commons and states Own work... so, authorship is clear, isn't it? --Discasto talk 20:14, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@Discasto: (Please keep in mind that other people may have different opinions - I am only giving you my opinion.) There are (at least) two reasons that having more than {{own}} would be a good idea. (1) A lot of people incorrectly believe that if they see a creative work and scan it or take a picture of it that they own the copyright and can now license it. If you upload an image that doesn't look like something you created with a 21st century digital camera (complete with EXIF data), then it is a really good idea to clarify that you understand that just scanning someone else's work doesn't make you the copyright holder and that you are actually the photographer of the original photo. (2) Twenty years from now, Mr. Dolle may not be available to answer questions about the image and his website where someone can see that he is a professional photographer might not be accessible. So if some future deletionist Wikimedian looks at the image description page, you want that person to have enough information that they will conclude that the license is valid. Does that mean it's a requirement? I don't know, but it just seems like a good idea. --UserB (talk) 21:34, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Note his sentence in his talk page: "All [photos] are made by me or made for advertising (free of copyright) by the photographer or photographers in theaters where my wife has acted". It is not clear which photos are own and why promotional ones are copyright free. --V.Riullop (talk) 13:00, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

You're completely right, @Vriullop:. I hadn't read such a paragraph and I've asked Mr. Dolle a clarification. Best regards and thank you for your attention --Discasto talk 22:13, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

File:Paul Hermelin.PNG and File:Paul Hermelin New Image.jpg[edit]

Does the OTRS ticket for File:Paul Hermelin.PNG shed any light on why the authorship claims differ between these two versions of the same photo? Surely the photo wasn't taken by Sunil Nat and Vishal Wadkar. (In fact, I suspect it wasn't created by either of them.) According to Linkedin, Sunil Nat is a consultant at the Mumbai branch of Capgemini. Is there any compelling reason to believe that a company of Capgemini's size would use their their India-based consultants to take official profile portraits of their France-based CEO, rather than employing a professional staff photographer or hiring a professional third-party photographer? LX (talk, contribs) 19:25, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Photograph deletion[edit]

Hello: can anyone help me to upload this photograph? It's a personal and familiar photo taken many years ago. I don't know why it has been deleted from wikipedia. I have written an OTRS twice. Thanks for the advise, --La chana15 (talk) 18:19, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

@La chana15: Hi La chana15. Can you please tell us where it was previously uploaded to Wikipedia or to Commons? Or do you remember the name of the account used to upload it? Your user name - La chana15 (talk · contribs) - has never uploaded anything to Commons nor to the English Wikipedia. I tried searching and could not find a relevant email, but we really need more information to do a good search for the image. --B (talk) 20:27, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Help with ticket[edit]

Can anyone help with this? I don't think he can affirm he is the copyright's holder.Willy Weazley 14:28, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Left a note for you on the ticket. The article the content is for was deleted at AFD so regardless of copyright, it is likely not useful for any Wikimedia project. --B (talk) 15:19, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

File:Lee Jordan Field in the snow.jpg[edit]

File:Lee Jordan Field in the snow.jpg an email was sent to OTRS, please restore the image. Thanks. Evrik (talk) 22:06, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

For anyone looking at this, the ticket number is 2013070110002511. The email that I assume User:Evrik is referring to is from 1/13/2015. I'm slightly confused by what I'm seeing here in this ticket and I would have handled it differently, but I think this is sufficient. --B (talk) 15:15, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Could you please restore it ... Thanks! Evrik (talk) 19:10, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
@Evrik: You need a Commons admin to do that (I am not one). Pinging @Magog the Ogre: who is a Commons admin and OTRS volunteer. --B (talk) 21:16, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I undeleted the file now and updated it to "OTRS received". Could an OTRS member please update the description file asap. Thx. JuTa 16:46, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Please take a look at OTRS status of Files Uploaded by Steve Mattu[edit]

Hi, Can someone please take a look at the status of OTRS for Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by SteveMattu . Files were uploaded and OTRS was sent by the copyright owner, but it was a bit late so the volunteers deleted the images. Please check the archive and let me know if there is something else that you will need. Thanks. Steve Mattu (talk) 19:15, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Can somebody please take a look at this. Steve Mattu (talk) 18:29, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Would appreciate clarification from OTRS people at deletion discussion (Bollywood Hungama)[edit]

I would appreciate clarification from someone involved with OTRS at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Gauri Pradhan Tejwani- Disney Princess Academy.jpg and Commons:Deletion requests/File:HitenTejwaniGauriPradhan.jpg. They're basically the same point but different images. I'm basically asking:

  1. whether or not we have really obtained individual OTRS permission for use of specific those images, as seems to be claimed; and
  2. if not, because the point is that OTRS is satisfied by the overarching BollywoodHungama release, then how have reviewing volunteers ascertained that images meet the release requirements when there seems to be no evidence on the linked source web pages to support that assertion

Sorry for being a pain but this is an issue that has irked me for ages. - Sitush (talk) 04:25, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I think we already have had this discussion. IIRC, the conclusion was that all pictures on their website which are made in India are OK, except movie stills, posters, etc., which are not made by Bollywood Hungama. Bollywood Hungama does not organise parties or events, it only sends photographers to parties or events organised by others. The permission is for all pictures taken by its photographers. My 2 Rs. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:55, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

File:Daniele Radini Tedeschi.JPG[edit]

This photo does not appear to be a selfie, yet the subject is listed as the author according to the file description, which has supposedly been vetted by OTRS. The photo itself was sourced from a Google search result, which usually isn't a good sign that the uploader has obtained permission from the real author. Second opinion? LX (talk, contribs) 10:40, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

@LX: The ticket contains a forwarded eMail from the depicted person's (former, checked Wayback) official eMail address releasing "photo that portrays me and cover images of my publications and my personal data" (machine-translated) under the CC BY-SA 3.0 IT, no requests for clarification. What is a bit strange about the eMail is that the original message Mr. Tedeschi replied to appears to have been manually removed. Ping User:Mike V.    FDMS  4    14:25, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

ticket: 2015032510023976[edit]

Could someone please look at the ticket associated with Alto's Adventure? It's stuck at GAN at enwp until the files are reviewed. I believe the ticket has merged several different requests into one, so they may need to be split back out again (Spelltower and Metamorphabet are different requests). czar  12:17, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

About File:Lai_Ying_Tong,_Hong_Kong_Songwriter.jpg[edit]

Hi! I've uploaded a photo on commons a few weeks ago, I've ask the owner to send the email to However, the photo still got removed. It's been more than 2 weeks since deletion. I really hope you could help me to restore the photo as this photo is for one of my wiki articles for class assignment. Thanks! Tvchan (talk) 20:14, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Files from Izikson[edit]

Dear Sir, could you please check if the email about permission for these files have been received? It has been sent by copyright holder (Alexey Gusev) at 10 April. Is it too early to any answer, or, maybe, something is wrong?..

List of files:

Две сестры.jpg


Day desert.jpg

Алексей Гусев.jpg


Promo of Gusev's 858.webm

These files have been deleted (by EugeneZelenko, I suppose), but, as I know, it is possible to just restore them after the permission will be granted (is it true?). I'm sorry so much if I did something wrong, but, as a newcomer, I'm a little confused. Sincerely yours, Izikson (talk) 21:12, 26 April 2015 (UTC)Izikson

Files Affiche_Le_Mur.jpg and SophieRobert.jpg[edit]

The above two pictures have been recently deleted. I'm trying to help the owners of the copyright for these two pictures. They sent in February this year emails with all the required information requested in the Wikimedia commons procedure. They asked me to convey to you their surprise that the images were deleted without notice and wonder why the email they sent was not considered. I understand there is a large backlog, so perhaps the "grace" period could be extended to take into account this backlog. Best, Dessources (talk) 22:11, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

OTRS ticket for Tamannaah Blender's pride 2011.jpg[edit]

Hi. My username is Namma Pillar, Nice meeting you all.

On March 16, 2015, i have uploaded this file and User:Fae told me that it missed permission. I asked its owner Subhash Rajali to mail the consent for using this file on commons at and he did the same which i know since he sent a mail saying the same. After User:Fae suggested me to place OTRS pending tag, i placed it on March 19, 2015. Today is May 1, 2015 and till ow, the ticket is not placed there. Thus, i request the volunteers to let me know thgat did Subhash Rajali sent a mail to commons for using this image from his Flickr account? Here is the link :

Any volunteer reading this please respond soon. I dont want to see my first upload being deleted.

With hope that i can get the ticket link very soon Yours sincerely Namma Pillar (talk)

OTRS tag added please review .[edit]

Permission Ticket: 2015042810006497

these were deleted and I uploaded again, please help with the procedure.

OTRS received?[edit]

Can any OTRS agent confirm that emails regarding to these files have been received? It has been almost a month since the uploader tagged the files with {{OTRS pending}}. --Wcam (talk) 21:24, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Request use of photo[edit]

By Marjorie Kaufman, old car in Cuba. File:Antique_car,_Havana,_Jan_2014,_image_by_Marjorie_Kaufman.jpg To insert in a post in the Google Earth Community. Rough draft:

(Sorry if I'm not doing this right. The instructions for all of this stuff are mind-boggling.

Diane Putnam

We do not grant permission to use photos; we simply confirm the permissions that have been sent to us. In this case, I can say that the permission is legitimate.
You are free to use this photo for any purpose, as long as you follow these terms. Essentially, you have to give credit give others permission to use any changed version in the same way. Anon126 ( ) 00:56, 14 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi! Is there any OTRS ticket available for files from, uploaded by user PedroPVZ (talk · contributions · Number of edits)? He claims to have forward a related permission per "permition was granted, and wikipedia informed by email." (see also :User talk:Gunnex#not true). Affected files: weblinks and/or all files tagged by with no permission at User talk:PedroPVZ. Pinging @PedroPVZ: which will provide more details soon. Gunnex (talk) 00:24, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

ticket: 2012050910008426 from 2012. The mail is in Portuguese language. -- Geagea (talk) 01:25, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Geagea. Is there a way to put that in the pictures. I get doubts about it all the time and it is not pleasant. ---PedroPVZ (talk) 09:33, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
We need OTRS volunteer that speak Portuguese. -- Geagea (talk) 10:07, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Ping to: @Beria:, @Lijealso:, @Sir Lestaty de Lioncourt:, @Waldir:. -- Geagea (talk) 21:12, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Looks good to me. I'm unsure why the responding agent didn't acknowledge the validity of the granted permission by the original author (and yet closed the ticket as successful), but I can confirm the original authors understood the parameters of the license and agreed with them. I'll add the template to the images if it hasn't been done yet. Thanks for the heads up. --Waldir talk 08:32, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done, please check to see if everything looks ok. --Waldir talk 09:01, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

File:Open Access logo PLoS white.svg[edit]

File:Open Access logo PLoS white.svg is listed on its description page as being CC0, but the SVG itself indicates that it is CC-BY-SA. Can someone check otrs:2011083010020725 to see which one it really is? Thanks, Jackmcbarn (talk) 05:11, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

@Jackmcbarn: CC0 according to the ticket. Anon126 ( ) 00:35, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
I'll also ping JakobVoss, who added the metadata, but that may not be fruitful judging by the contributions page still active on the German Wikipedia. If there's no objection, I'll change the metadata.

File:Olga Havlová - portrét.jpg[edit]

Hello, please undelete File:Olga Havlová - portrét.jpg as the permission came to OTRS under ticket:2015050410020602 (I already verified it). I don't have admin rights on Commons. Thank you. --Mates (talk) 21:15, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Mates - ✓ Done. Green Giant (talk) 23:38, 12 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi, I'm using an image with ticket #2014032410003278 for a Faculty newsletter. Thanks.

Ticket 2015051810023664[edit]

FYI: I created the file I had submitted an email from the photographer with text from an email from him received via Facebook, which was deemed insufficient permission. Today I received an email from him where he explicitly gives permission for the photo to be used under the license Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License. This email has been duly forwarded to you. I hope this resolves the issue. Thank you. Sincerely, Vickmeister (talk) 04:27, 19 May 2015 (UTC)Vickmeister, aka Vicky Welfare

Wanted to confirm use of image (ticket #2013061010006654)[edit]

Hi there, apologies as new to this system. Simply wanted to "confirm the permission" for this image for a free educational video being made at Stanford University. Thanks!

Just follow the terms of the license and make sure you check out COM:REUSE and you're good to go. Bobamnertiopsis (talk) 22:38, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
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File:Archie Kao HK Film Awards 2015.jpg[edit]

An IP has added {{CopyvioOTRS}} to this file[2], which had OTRS permission from the day before[3]. Could someone check, please. --Túrelio (talk) 07:17, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Túrelio and Krd (who answered the ticket), it is from the copyright holder, so I don't think this is a copyvio case. Green Giant (talk) 11:44, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 12:28, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

File:Dafna Lemish (2).jpg[edit]

This file has an OTRS ticket but no copyright tag. Can this be investigated? --Stefan4 (talk) 17:46, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

@Geagea: The PDF contains a link to w:he:WP:CC-BY-SA, which is {{CC BY-SA 3.0}}, not {{CC BY 4.0}}   FDMS  4    22:46, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
No it gives a link and says: "or choose other..." etc. -- Geagea (talk) 22:51, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

File:Oscar Luigi Scalfaro 2.jpg[edit]

OTRS-permission is incorrectly written into license. As this is the uploader's only contribution, I ask: is the permission OK? Taivo (talk) 21:28, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Ticket check[edit]

Ticket:2013062810002679 was initially issued for File:G-AWWX One-Eleven 509 Caledonian Aws LGW 30APR69 (6785547637).jpg in 2014. The author subsequently created a higher resolution of his original image to his Flickr account, the two files are very similar, but are not derivative works of each other, rather both are derived from an original source image, a slide. This high res version was uploaded to Commons by a globally blocked user as File:G-AWWX BAC One-Eleven 509 Caledonian Airways LGW 30APR69.jpg 3 days ago, reusing the original ticket. Can I ask for confirmation that the ticket has been modified to include permission for the use of the the new high res file.--KTo288 (talk) 22:22, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello, KTo288! It looks like the ticket gives blanket permission from the file's creator to use any of his files at this link under the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license (in spite of the All rights reserved on Flickr) so the new upload of a better quality file that is included at that link (as this one is) is covered by the license. Thanks for checking! Bobamnertiopsis (talk) 22:35, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Bobamnertiopsis, for your speedy reply.--KTo288 (talk) 22:57, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
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another one[edit]

Could someone check whether the ticket, added by an apparently non-OTRS user to File:Mattarella Chiellini Coppa Italia.jpg, is valid. Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 07:41, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

restriction removal[edit]

Hi! recently i uploaded a photo (Yuval_Diskin_.jpg), but it took a while to get the creator's permission so it was deleted. I now have the permission and uploaded it to the hebrew wikipedia server. However, I can't move it to wikicommons, since it was deleted. Could you please remove the restriction so I could upload it? Thank you. (the link to the photo on hebrew wiki: here). Goony663 (talk) 19:48, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

If an image on an official website of a band has a suitable license, can I upload a cropped version of it?[edit]


Please, if the official website of a musical band has a page with a gallery of pictures, and a specific picture has the license Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International next to the author of the image, may I upload a cropped version of that picture, and provide the link to that page with the gallery as the source, and specify the author? Or would I have to upload the entire image? I ask the question because if I crop the picture then I am altering it, so it's no longer exactly what the author created. So I don't know if that causes a problem. I don't fully understand the attribution aspect of that license. Many thanks in advance for your kind help! Dontreader (talk) 22:21, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Request to use image in OTRS archives[edit]

I have submitted an OTRS permission request for the file. It is being used on the Britannia Creek wiki. Can you confirm that I am allowed to do this? It was reinstated upon the proper request for permission to wikipedia but I want to make sure it is useable on the page given the notice on the file's page. --Evolve Multimedia (talk) 22:48, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

The permission appears to be from the copyright holder, the license is a free one. You can use it in any Wikimedia page, provided it is appropriate to that page. I assume you are talking about Britannia Creek, where the photo has been added to the "public awareness" section. Commons does not editorialise where such files are used but as a Wikipedian I think it is fine there. If anyone disagrees, take it up on the article talk page. Green Giant (talk) 23:45, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

File:Sorry Day poster.jpg[edit]

Could someone please check on File:Sorry Day poster.jpg. The image source given is the webpage of a College, and the webpage istelf is copyright, but for some reason the image is listed as Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported. Since the College is selling these posters on the website, it's surprising that they are apparently copyright free. The other problem I have is that the author is listed simply as "Scarlet23". It seems strange that a commercial image from a college has been produced by someone under their Wikimedia user name. Thanks. Mark Marathon (talk) 05:54, 23 May 2015 (UTC)