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Can someone help me find the license for this ticket # please! I would like to re-use it Outside of Wikipedia. Thanks!!! -Tuckertwo (talk) 20:01, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


Can someone check to see if this is Chanel Ryan's number for her deleted images? She just forwarded the permissions and that is the number I gave her. I think it pertains to all 8-10 images. One may have a spelling difference: Mike Brochu is the correct name but the filename may spell it Mike Brochut.--Canoe1967 (talk) 01:53, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

We received ticket:2013072110000324 on July 21st, but it was not sufficient. OTRS agent requested the photographers permissions, but there was no update after then. --whym (talk) 23:50, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
But maybe we can solve it ourselves as there are email addresses mentioned. Will look at it soon. Trijnsteltalk 15:06, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Ping Trijnstel. --Krd 10:20, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Проект колористического паспорта. 1996-1997 гг..jpg[edit]

Copied from Commons:Help desk

Please help to restore image File:Проект колористического паспорта. 1996-1997 гг..jpg. Permission {{разрешение OTRS|2012072010005154}}Висарик (talk) 08:13, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

END copied from Commons:Help desk Jmabel ! talk 01:11, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Ping Lvova (owner of the ticket). Trijnsteltalk 20:52, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

otrs:3396357 for File:Vaso Cubrilovic academician.jpg/sr:Датотека:Vaso Čubrilović.jpg[edit]

Can someone please check this ticket? As all Creative Commons licenses require attribution of the author, it seems strange that the author is supposedly unknown. (Then again, the uploader also claims that the photo of a person who died i 1990 was taken in 2006.) And if the author is unknown, who issued the license, and with which authority? LX (talk, contribs) 03:30, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

That ticket (#2009072410055859) contains permission to upload files from - the permission was confirmed by an employee of the SANU. I'm not 100% sure which license they meant, but it looks like people may upload the photos under any license they wish. Please ask Dungodung if you wish to know more. Trijnsteltalk 10:38, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Permission was asked for the photos to be released under GFDL (WM might have switched to CC by that time [2009], but our boilerplate request still contained references to GFDL), but the response says that all material (photos included) from the site can be used without limits (i.e. PD). The response also says that the material should be used in a way that won't jeopardize reputation of SANU or Serbia. Also, we are asked to publish the material in its entirety in order to avoid "wrongful understanding and putting facts in different contexts". Basically, that gives us broad usage. However, their website is still adorned with a Copyright clause, but I think it refers to the site itself, not the content. Hope this helps. --Filip (§) 22:46, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
"Used without limits" doesn't sound like it would be the same as public domain. It sounds more like {{copyrighted free use}}, particularly considering the site's copyright notice. If it really is in the public domain (which would contradict the copyright notice on the site), then I need help with an appropriate {{PD-because}} rationale. Again, since the author is apparently unknown, can you confirm that the statement from the Academy contains an actual assertion that they are indeed the copyright holders of the content in question? (Also, I presume subdomains are excluded, since it's pretty easy to find content that they obviously can't license under, for example.) LX (talk, contribs) 18:43, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
I don't think there's a way to find out if the photos are really in the ownership of SANU or not, unless we ask them specifically. Bear in mind that this is a request from 2009, back when we were much more lenient when it came to permissions, so while it was good enough for that time, it might not suffice now. So, it might be worthwhile to send another request and to try to clarify these things. As for the Mathematical Institute (MI), funny you should mention it as Wikimedia Serbia is holding a meeting with them next week regarding liberation of some content. --Filip (§) 23:13, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
I've corrected some of the obviously incorrect claims on the file description and tagged it for OTRS review. LX (talk, contribs) 13:34, 18 January 2014 (UTC)


Several of this user's recent uploads include an OTRS ticket. They've had a lot of their older uploads deleted, so I wonder about these. Can an OTRS member check these out? INeverCry 17:53, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Taking a look, and a second look (in Italian). Note the original OTRS volunteer does not seem active on Commons recently. -- (talk) 19:41, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
The ticket looks relevant, it covers the following original file names:
I believe they have been uploaded with slightly different names like File:Andrej Chalimon e Anna Bonaiuto in Prima la musica poi le parole di Fulvio Wetzl.jpg, which matches the second on the above list, so I'd take any with similar names on good faith. I note that one of the above has been deleted by yourself and can be undeleted and ticketed on this basis. I am not 100% confident doing these, it would be better if someone who can read Italian were to finish these. -- (talk) 20:09, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Number of tickets 2013091810015311 for permission to use the images by the same author[edit]

Is a list of Web sites whose material can be used on Wikipedia under a Creative Commons or GFDL license.

Владислава Крстић,

  • Овлашћење; Дозвола на OTRS систему.
  • ID of tickets 7123003
  • Number of tickets 2013091810015311 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Intermedichbo (talk • contribs) 11:07, 21 January 2014‎ (UTC)

Photographs from[edit]

Hello! Is it possible to upload one of these pictures from with OTRS ticket number 2008012510003504 (like in Category:Photographs from Thank you very much, --Delfort (talk) 07:15, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

@Delfort: no. That ticket does not give an explicit release under any licence - it is just a "use my files on Wikipedia" type request. As I am not too familiar with policy here, can you let me know where these should be listed? Thanks, --Mdann52talk to me! 22:22, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Ticket 2013042110000955[edit]


Please have a look at this DR: Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Babri Masjid. This ticket is most probbaly not valid. Regards, Yann (talk) 06:04, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

ticket:2013042110000955 seems linked to this discussion. I'm sorry I cannot tell more :( --PierreSelim (talk) 09:48, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Could you please look at this ticket? What does it say? Thanks, Yann (talk) 05:37, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
We need someone who can read Arabic to investigate further. What I can tell from Google Translate is that the OTRS agent accepted the license. whym (talk) 05:41, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
According to Dharmadhyaksha here User talk:Fastily#Commons:Deletion requests.2FFiles in Category:Babri Masjid, it is not Arabic, but Urdu. Could you please ask the person who validated it, or some OTRS admin to interven? Thanks, Yann (talk) 05:53, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Oh right! It could be Arabic too. I just said Urdu because the subject is in India where Arabic or other Nastaliq or Abjad script would be rare. But the user could be a traveller from anywhere. As said, i don't know the language. So its all same for me. Face-smile.svg §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 16:31, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Apparantly it's written in Farsi. Ping Mehdi (owner ticket), Meisam, Ebraminio and Mardetanha. Trijnsteltalk 16:09, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
The ticket is about photos ownership. FOP problem is another issue images taken with no doubt are released under free license as user User:محمديان is well known, trusted, pro and old photographer and Persian Wikipedia user. The ticket is just indicating this and indicating User:سبأ is related to him. Thanks to their contributions −ebraminiotalk 16:27, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
@Ebraminio: There is no FOP problem in India in this case as architecture in 3D form is covered in FOP. The problem actually is that whether the claimed owner actually is the owner of the images or not. Its not new to see OTRS emails from non-owners claiming ownership. The language problem doesn't allow many of us to see if the ownership was undoubtedly established or not. Please note that some of the images whose ownership is claimed in the OTRS have already been deleted as other ownership was claimed elsewhere or possible copyvio reasons were provided at the Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Babri Masjid. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 10:46, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
So you should wait to see others comments specially User:Mardetanha as he has right to see what is deleted and investigate about them but as I said I do know user Mohammadian is writer of several books related to his travels and his career as a pro photographer so for me that would be more probable others just copied (or scanned with better resolution) his images as they thought these are old and in public domain so there is no need to attribute even. −ebraminiotalk 15:11, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
I have been poked to check this case, as I checked thoroughly based on logs and internet search, It is not possible to clearly say if these images are copyvio, As Ebraminio mentioned above, uploader is long term user and history of donating thousands of images and as he said he and his family member were doing photography since 1964, to be on safe side, we may ask him for further information about images, if he fails to do so, always there is time to delete Mardetanha talk 17:31, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Steven Goldstein[edit]

Need someone to verify that Gvocale (talk · contribs) is correct when he claims to have sent a ticket through the OTRS system. Someone needs to tag all his files relating to Steven Goldstein with the various OTRS templates if that's the case. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 18:17, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

We do have a ticket (#2014012410012753), but we need more information in my opinion. CC Sphilbrick, who's handling the ticket. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:26, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
H, this is the issue you contacted me about the other day. I followed up with an email to the person who sent in the permission, indicating that we needed more (following your advice). That email was sent on 19 February, as of this moment, no response.
I see the three images have been deleted, and it looks like they have been uploaded again. I will follow up with a note to the uploader.--Sphilbrick (talk) 20:39, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, should have mentioned User:TeleComNasSprVen for notification purposes.--Sphilbrick (talk) 20:47, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
@Sphilbrick: Sorry for not being able to catch up earlier here, was a bit busy. Perhaps its due to the time zone difference, but you noted the email was received on the 19 February, but I sent the request for license permissions to the user on 20 February, according to the timestamps on email inbox. Did you receive two OTRS tickets, or was that just the time zone difference?
I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do. The last message I sent hasn't yet received a reply, and it was basically another confirmation request. I can email you the contents if you want, and you can look at the details. But I'm afraid I'm not seeing how I could be of further help beyond this point. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 11:33, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm in Houston at the moment, heading to Dallas, then back home Wed. I will look into this then.--Sphilbrick (talk) 02:06, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi guys, sorry but I'm still figuring out just now slowly how to talk on this platform and I've found this message just now. As you can imagine, me, Valeria Mascarponi, Anke Luckmann and Steve Goldstein own all the rights about producing and editing the pictures uploaded. If you guys prefer I could resend all the picture to OTRS and CC on the email also Valeria, Anke and Steven asking them to confirm the release of the rights. Would that work toward the release of the pictures or would you prefer some other way? Thanks --gvocale (talk) 23:36, 1 March 2014 (EST)
Hello again, @Gvocale, Sphilbrick: just wondering if this is still being hammered out? I don't have the full details of the case as I'm not an OTRS agent, by the way. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 21:46, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the efforts, it looks like per this request File:Steven goldstein - Capital Club Magazine.jpg was undeleted thanks to OTRS ticket 2014021810015822, but some of the others remain deleted and/or in limbo. Can sphilbrick or another OTRS agent verify if sphil's too busy? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 02:05, 20 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi. Can a Russian-speaker check File talk:Голубой Логотип.png and File:Голубой Логотип.png. Thank you in advance. Ralgis (talk) 05:27, 26 February 2014 (UTC)


Hey there, we would like to bring the according image online still. There has been an (rather quickly) archived discussion on this messageboard, but the last answer was not clarifying. See old discussion:

The last email was waiting for an origin version of the image to be sent back to be verified. You need to respond to that. I suggest not doing so here if you prefer the discussion to remain non-public. --Fæ (Diskussion) 13:01, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

This is not true. I only got an answer about who the photographer of the portrait image was, clarifying that this was a selfie. After that response, there was no more response. Would be nice if someone could help out. --PaulBommel (talk) 15:01, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

No, Fae was quite correct—the OTRS agent has replied to you, requesting that you send him the original file with EXIF data. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:18, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for that information, obviously this conversation got lost. I have just checked and there actually is an original file which is not cropped, but it also doesnt contain metadata. Its the same one like this one, but in higher resolution. This is definitely an image owned by Ian Wilson, as he is the chairman of this company. Best regards, --PaulBommel (talk) 09:47, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

File:Yohan Goutt Goncalves.jpg[edit]

I don't know, what happen again here. The email was sent on 7th January by Yohan Goutt Goncalves with the photo to Later he answered an email asking, who is the photograph, that it was his mother. There was no further request anymore for another confirmation. So why was the file deleted? I resend the first mail, which I have in the archive to again. The others should be in your email-box. --Patrick (talk) 15:03, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

The last followup email from support team was at 26 Jan 2014 and stayed unanswered by the permission sender. Please let him contact us again if possible. Thank you. --Krd 13:03, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Which was the last eMail? I got the information about his mother CC, but didn't save it. In the moment it is not easy to contact him, because he is visiting Timor-Leste. --Patrick (talk) 11:49, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
The last email was the one asking for permission by the creator or copyright holder, not by the depicted person. --Krd 17:14, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

I just requested Yohan Goutt Goncalves ro confirm, that his mother made the photo. --Patrick (talk) 18:38, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Yohan have sent the Mail yesterday. Did you get it? --Patrick (talk) 19:32, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
ticket:2014041410013971. User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 12:07, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
So, can I reload it now? --Patrick (talk) 18:23, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Please check the timing...[edit] discussed here User_talk:Gryllida#File:BRUCE_LAWSON_OPERA.png, please check and reply in that relevant thread. Thanks. Gryllida 09:18, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

ticket:2013112310008931 for File:Gerardo Diego, Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-08-24 20-09.png and others[edit]

Could some check this ticket? In August and September 2013, Elifervil uploaded several scans of paintings by Emeric Tauss Torday who died in 1987, claiming "own work". The uploads were deleted in October here, but undeleted in December, presumanly because OTRS received a ticket roviding permission, see [1]. What kind of permission would allow us to treat this as CC-BY-SA? Does the uploader represent the heirs of the artist, or does the uploader otherwise hold some permission by way of a donation by the artist? I am dubious of this ticket because while the wikipedia editor with the same username here claims they have permission from the heiress, the wikipedia pages for the artist appear to be solely sourced by and If OTRS decides it is Ok, could someone add some detail to the first image to help clarify the permission, and to guide reusers how they should attribute (the uploader? the heiress?) -84user (talk) 20:33, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

@84user: The ticket is in Spanish, but it looks like (with Google Translate), that the sender claims to be the heir (daughter) of the artist, who also owns the paintings. The OTRS-ticket contains, however, a release of the original works under the {{Cc-by-2.5-es}} license (missing from the file description pages) for the following files:
  1. File:Gerardo Diego, Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-08-24 20-09.png
  2. File:Jeune fille, Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-08-24 19-52.png
  3. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-33.png
  4. File:Judith Karolyi, Emeric Tauss Torday.jpg
  5. File:Joven, Emeric Tauss Torday.png
  6. File:Conde Károlyi, Emeric Tauss Torday.png
  7. File:Normandía, Emeric Tauss Torday.png
  8. File:Jean-Paul Sartre, Emeric Tauss Torday.png
  9. File:Kees van Dongen, Emeric Tauss Torday.png
  10. File:Chagrins d'amour, Emeric Tauss Torday.png
  11. File:Emeric Tauss Torday y Kees van Dongen.png
  12. File:Abdul Mejid II, Emeric Tauss Torday.png
  13. File:Emeric Tauss Torday y Menéndez Pidal.png
  14. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-40.png
  15. File:El último refugio, Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-08-24 21-32.png
  16. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 17-22.png
  17. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-44.png
  18. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-43.png
  19. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-42.png
  20. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-41.png
  21. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-38.png
  22. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-36.png
  23. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-35.png
  24. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-34.png
  25. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-32.png
  26. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-30.png
  27. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-28.png
  28. File:Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-09-09 16-26.png
  29. File:Menendez Pidal, Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-08-24 20-24.png
  30. File:Autorretrato, Emeric Tauss Torday 2013-08-24 18-55.png
  31. File:Emeric Tauss Torday retrato.jpg
  32. File:Emeric Tauss Torday.png
Marking them as "own work" is probably because the uploader took the photographs. User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 11:58, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

File:2000.08.17 KASHMIR Sayed Salahuddin Letter to Clinton on Peace Offer.jpg[edit]

see also Commons:Deletion requests/File:2000.08.17 KASHMIR Sayed Salahuddin Letter to Clinton on Peace Offer.jpg

I removed the claim of "free use because created by employee of US government" - Ijaz was never an employee of the US government. [2]

Unless the OTRS communications involve something from "Salahuddin [who] was not fluent in certain aspects of the English language. ... Mr Salahuddin is a Kashmiri freedom fighter who does not frequent Wikimedia discussions of this type" confirming Salahuddin desire to release the copyright, or something confirming that Salahuddin as a Pakistani government official let a US citizen draft an official government document, or something that confirms Ijaz was a secret government employee on an mission that the government denies existed, its release as a free use document seems unlikely. TheRedPenOfDoom (talk) 01:00, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

see also Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#Uploader_asking_for_images_to_deleted TheRedPenOfDoom (talk) 01:09, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Eyelashcorporation (talk · contribs)[edit]

Hey there, I and Túrelio recently tagged some of the images uploaded by this user for deletion, myself perhaps a little hastily, and HJ Mitchell declined the speedy deletion for File:EyelashLogo.png saying I should contact the uploader first, since they seem to be editing on behalf of the corporation. They're also speaking a bit of Japanese, so could Japanese OTRS agents please assist in making the effort to contact them? I'm afraid I might not have the necessary skills to get past this particular language barrier, or if they would be willing to respond to my requests in English. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 22:02, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

I am confused about the Bollywood Hungama OTRS[edit]

Please could people review Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Sanjay_dutt_department.jpg. I'm obviously confused about things but it seems to me that there are numerous holes in the Bollywood Hungama OTRS ticket. I'd appreciate some clarification. - Sitush (talk) 11:57, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I checked this ticket which was also reviewed by several volunteers. I see nothing wrong with it. This image seems to be taken at the press conference, I see no problem here either. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:57, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
What about the following images? File:On the sets of OMG.jpg ; File:Jism 2 set.jpg ; File:Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Sudeep on the sets of Eega.jpg These were not from a press conference. Boseritwik (talk) 05:28, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
The inclusion of "film sets" images is discussed in the ticket, which was finally approved by Bollywood Hungama, so at least, it is not an oversight. May be some experienced OTRS volunteers might want to give an opinion. Regards, Yann (talk) 06:51, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
I see no evidence that this image meets the ticket requirements. Furthermore, it seems to me that the wording of the ticket means an awful lot of other images also do not prima facie meet the requirements. The source is this page on their website. It certainly says that it is from a press conference for a film (although it is filed in the "parties" directory, which is another aspect of the ticket) but it doesn't say who took the photo, nor whether the photographer is an employee of Bollywood Hungama, which makes "created by their own photographers" impossible to verify. Also, the ticket says that the thing must have been "exclusively" created - where is the evidence for this? I'm not even sure what that means: if we find it on another website that claims copyright, for example, how do we know whether that site's source is Commons or Bollywood Hungama? And, if it is from the BH original, how can it be "exclusively" created if (presumably) they've sold it on via a stock library or whatever?
The ticket is worthless in this instance and in many others. - Sitush (talk) 11:44, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Hm. No-one seems to care about this obvious legal problem. Maybe the various "Commons is broken" threads at Jimbo's en-WP talk page had a point. I can imagine that OTRS is a busy place here but maybe I'll raise this issue there. - Sitush (talk) 08:31, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Artikel Walter Maier-Kößler Ticket: #2014031810011164[edit]

Ticket 2014031810011164 Löschung von File: Ruinenlandschaft.jpg und von File: Schiffe.Ölbild.jpg Freigabe der Bilder: File:Ruinenlandschaft.jpg File:Schiffe.Ölbild.jpg File: Porträt von Walter Maier-Kößler.jpg File: Petrefakt.jpg File: Gustav Kittler.jpg File: Aphrodite, Druckgrafik.jpg

Hallo Wikimedia-Support-Team, Am 15.2. habe ich die oben bezeichneten Bilddateien hochgeladen und am 22.2 ein Mail um Erteilung der Bildrechte geschickt, allerdings keine automatische Antwort und auch keine Ticket-Nr. erhalten.

Am 18.3. habe ich diese Mail mit den Bildrechteerklärungen nochmals losgeschickt und die oben angegebene Ticket-Nr. bekommen, worauf ich den Vermerk {{subst:0P}} im Artikel eingefügt habe. Am selben Tag wurde für die Bilder Ruinenlandschaft.jpg und Schiffe.Ölbild.jpg ein Schnell-Löschantrag gestellt, der am 24.3. vollzogen wurde (Löscher: Fastily)

Ich möchte Sie bitten, den Antrag auf Freischaltung zu überprüfen und die gelöschten Bilder baldmöglichst wieder herzustellen. Ich habe OTRS eine Erklärung als Autor (Fotograf)geschickt, eine als Erbe der Bildrechte meines Vaters und die Mail der Städtischen Museen Heilbronn, aus der hervorgeht, dass die Besitzer (Städtische Museen Heilbronn) mit der Veröffentlichung der Bild-Dateien auf Wikipedia einverstanden sind, ebenso eine Einverständniserklärung der Besitzerin des Bildes: Schiffe.Ölbild.jpg. Falls diese Nachweise nicht genügen, bitte ich mir mitzuteilen, welche Nachweise Sie außerdem benötigen. Vielen Dank, Maieruli —Preceding unsigned comment added by Maieruli (talk • contribs) 14:14, 25 March 2014‎ (UTC)

Ticket 2014031410007248 at Template:OCHA map[edit]

Please, can someone copy the content of the above mentioned ticket to Template talk:OCHA map? See Commons:Bots/Requests/UN OCHA maps bot --Wickey-nl (talk) 15:50, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Permission to use the file permitted by ticket# 2013120910014332[edit]

It's for the Bangla language wikipedia article on University of South Carolina. please let me know in detail what I should do next. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sabih omar (talk • contribs) 21:47, 25 March 2014‎ (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean. Do you wish to use this pic on a Wikipedia (see en:Help:Files) or on another website (see COM:REUSE). Trijnsteltalk 13:15, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

image notification and mail[edit]

I received a notice about uploaded images, so I put on the noticed images the Template:OTRS pending . I have got by mail the permission of the Author filled in the wiki template about their use (Author of whom I create pages on wikipedia and wikiquote) and I turned the e-mail template filled by the Author to the following e mail address, on 24 march 2014 and on 27 march 2014. I ask you kindly if there is still something to do or if I should just wait for your answer. Thanks.--Fabrizialeopardi (talk) 03:15, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

I have my photos deleted, can you explain me why? I have done all procedures to avoid it. I have the permission and i sent it to the address I say in the first message. Can you help me to restore the photos?? Thanks--Fabrizialeopardi (talk) 23:05, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Beau Coup[edit]

A few days ago Dennis Lewin and Amherst Records sent you emails pertaining to copyrights on pictures they own. They both will allow the pictures to be put on the Beau Coup page but they haven't been restored yet. What is the status on that request? Thanks Mmcard59 (talk) 04:36, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Can you please tell me the status of the copyrighted pictures for the Beau Coup page? I'm not sure if I am allowed to reload the pictures. Amherst Records sent permissions an email allowing the pictures to be use but I haven't heard anything as yet. Thank you for your time!! Mmcard59 (talk) 12:02, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

ANS (Agenzia Info Salesiana)[edit]

Hatzfeld (talk · contribs) claimed on File talk:Ángel Fernández Artime.jpg that they received permission from ANS releasing the images under CC-BY-SA and for Commons to use, so I'm currently holding off deletion of File:Francesco Cereda.jpg just in case they need time. Can anyone check to make sure the permission is in the OTRS queue? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 09:36, 28 March 2014 (UTC)


Could somebody please check whether this uploader-added ticket is valid for File:Przyjazn.JPG and File:Pani z torebka.JPG. --Túrelio (talk) 14:02, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Appears so. User was instructed to tag them by the OTRS agent one they were restored/reuploaded. --Mdann52talk to me! 14:29, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 15:23, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

For these files, I have a problem.[edit]

For these files, I have a problem. The company Galerie Jolliet is dissolved since many years and I dont know who is the author of the pictures. So, if there is no possibilities to keep these files, you can deleted them.

File:FrictionsEnEffets05.JPG File:FrictionsEnEffets04.JPG File:FrictionsEnEffets03.JPG File:FrictionsEnEffets02.JPG

It's pictures from an exhibition in 1984. I bought all art works of this exhibition at this time. And, I don't remember where I got those pictures.


--ViskaBertrand (talk) 17:17, 5 April 2014 (UTC)


we found no informations when and why this files was reported for deletion and the uploader Praxis Loewengasse got no information about this report, praxis loewengasse had all rights for this picture. however, a new picture was uploaded after deletion, but we want to know, where i v#can find informations about this file, the deletion-ticket and so on. thanx for help!--Abadonna (talk) 14:43, 6 April 2014 (UTC)(and sorry, i know my english is not the best...)

If you click on the red link you can see this was deleted on 14 March 2014 by @Fastily:, seven days after being marked as not having permission. Praxis Loewengasse (talk · contribs) did receive a correct notification on 6 March 2014. There appears to be no email on OTRS about this file, so you may want to raise your question with Fastily if you believe there was adequate permission given for the upload, or have the copyright holder write to There seems no action here for any OTRS volunteer. -- (talk) 15:22, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
ok, thank You very much, but when i search in deletion requests or on march 6 i can't see this file was reported, where can i see, who reported. i try to understand, how it works hier in wikimedia...--Abadonna (talk) 16:38, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
There is no deletion request discussion in this case. When a photograph has its permission challenged, if there is no response within 7 days it is considered reasonable to delete it. If you think Fastily has overlooked something, you can ask them to reconsider on their user talk page. In this case, the easiest thing is probably for the copyright holder to email in to OTRS and if verified then it can be undeleted. -- (talk) 18:57, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Erlaubnis der Bildrechte[edit]


Am 5.4. wurden unten stehende Bilder durch EugeneZelenko nominiert zum Löschen. Heutemorgen wurde eine Mail bzgl. der Bildrechte an '' gesendet, in welcher die Lizenzfrage zu den Bildern:

• File:2255 3 MGD-Optimix-2G.jpg • File:2073 4 Z5.jpg • File:1573 3 SUMA Tauchmotorruehrwerk Optimix-2G.jpg • File:806 3 Stabruehrwerk-Ruehrgigant-FR-2012.jpg • File:345 4 SUMA-Elektroruehrwerk-Rekordmix.jpg • File:SUMALandkarte+Länder.jpg • File:Rekordmix No1.jpeg • File:Kühbach.jpg • File:Gerhard Thürwächter.jpg • File:Gewerbeanmeldung 1957.jpg

geklärt werden müsste. Wie ist dort der Stand? Die Seite ist durch das Unternehmen erstellt worden und die Rechte und Erlaubnisse liegen vor. Eine Löschung wäre demnach m.E. nicht nötig. SUMARührtechnik (talk) 14:30, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Es kann eine Weile dauern bis die Email bearbeitet und die Erlaubnis geprüft ist. Deshalb solltest ab Einreichung der Email folgenden Code auf die Seiten der betroffenen Dateien pappen: {{OTRS pending}} . --Túrelio (talk) 15:18, 7 April 2014 (UTC)


The restriction "Any usage of the image outside Wiki needs to be approved by and licensed through epa – European pressphoto agency b.v. (" is obviously contradictory to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license and incompatible with Commons' licensing requirements. Was this addressed when handling the OTRS ticket? If yes, why was it not removed from the file description page? If no, the ticket needs to be reopened to sort out the problem. LX (talk, contribs) 08:29, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Ping JurgenNL. He already send a follow-up email yesterday. (And FYI: Bmwz3hm is likely the person depicted in the photograph.) Trijnsteltalk 13:13, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Permission to use ticket #2013040410011627 file for thesis[edit]

I am a University of Toronto graduate student completing my Master's Thesis

My thesis will be available in full text on the internet for reference, study and / or copy. Except in situations where a thesis is under embargo or restriction, the electronic version will be accessible through the U of T Libraries web pages, the Library’s web catalogue, and also through web search engines. I will also be granting Library and Archives Canada and ProQuest/UMI a non-exclusive license to reproduce, loan, distribute, or sell single copies of my thesis by any means and in any form or format. These rights will in no way restrict re-publication of the material in any other form by you or by others authorized by you.

I would like permission to allow inclusion of the following material in my thesis: ticket #2013040410011627. The material will be attributed through a citation.

Please confirm in writing that these arrangements meet with your approval.


Ronnie Har

Kidney Nephron Cells

Restored Rohar's (mistakenly reverted) addition above. whym (talk) 11:11, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

@Rohar: You can reuse the diagram under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, if that is what you wanted to know. whym (talk) 11:11, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Robert Simonds.jpg[edit]

I noticed that Sphilbrick restored all previously deleted revisions of this file and marked the permission as confirmed. Could I please get a second opinion on that?

The 2014-03-31 revision uploaded by Ombase was previously deleted as a copyright violation, as it was grabbed from (Alex Berliner/AJB Images via AP Images), which makes it somewhat unlikely to be covered by a free license. That said, the latest revision is claimed to be the uploader's work and is also credited to Alex Berliner, whose name is linked to User:Ombase's (nonexistent) user page, so maybe the ticket covers both of these revisions and confirms that User:Ombase and Alex Berliner are one and the same?

Where it gets really fishy is the 2012-12-05 revision by Jessie cooper87x. That's a photo by Kevin Mazur/Wireimage. Surely that is still a blatant copyright violation which should never have been restored? LX (talk, contribs) 15:18, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

I agree that something doesn't quite add up. The person sending in the permission is not Alex Berliner (nor Robert Simonds). I am in the process of writing to the purported copyright holder to ask for more information.--Sphilbrick (talk) 15:28, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
I've received a preliminary response, which is encouraging. I have asked for some additional information, including permission to share the response.--Sphilbrick (talk) 18:32, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Excerpts from the response (after obtaining permission to quote)
Yes, I am a photographer and work with Alex Berliner. I posted the recent version of the Robert Simonds photo, which is indeed sourced to Alex in the press release but is the work of our studio.
In addition, please expect a response from Alex within the next day or two. --Sphilbrick (talk) 19:10, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Shouldn't the file be tagged with {{OTRS received}} rather than {{PermissionOTRS}} until the permission is actually confirmed? And I'm still puzzled as to why you've restored the Wireimage photo. LX (talk, contribs) 19:52, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
I used the confirmed tag because it looked fine when I first reviewed it. Then someone raised some questions, which were worth looking into, (and really relate to other images than the current one) but I got a response from the copyright holder in short order, so I didn't bother changing it. While we are still due a confirmation letter from the named author, I don't see the need to change the tag. If we do not get the letter, we might have to debate whether what we have is sufficient, but I see no need to open that debate now. Perhaps we should delete the older images. I'm open to that possibility.--Sphilbrick (talk) 23:34, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
I deleted the first version. Regards, Yann (talk) 02:22, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Franz Krauspenhaar images[edit]

I was waiting for OTRS TICKET about 4 pictures titled franz krauspenhaar. I ' ve got permission of the Author to publish and I sent mail to wikipedia office and put on OTRS pending one month ago. I would like to know the number of the ticket because I 've my photos deleted. Thanks.

This is the mail with the permission I sent to wikipedia 25 march 2014 .

--Fabrizialeopardi (talk) 17:01, 14 April 2014 (UTC)


I want to use the Photo linked below for the purpose of uncommercial souvenir 0f NGO's event for helping International refugees. This photo has the mark of OTRS, so I think it may need permission. Please answer me whether I can use this. We don't have much time for making souvenir. Please hurry to email me. Thank you!,_Jordan_(3).jpg

name: Shina Lee email address: —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 04:54, April 15, 2014‎ (UTC)

Yes. Any works by the FCO are available under the terms of the open government license, and you may reuse the work in accordance with it. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:50, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Permission to use TPP riboswitch image[edit]

I was wondering if it is OK to use this image in my thesis. It was required to leave a note, here. Thank you —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:08, April 16, 2014‎ (UTC)

I assume you are referring to File:TPP riboswitch pdb-2hoj.png. Yes, the permission is valid; you may use the image under the terms of the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:46, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Vespa Pic for commercial advertisement[edit]


we like to use the photographie of thie nice couple on Vespa for a fashion boutique in Immenstadt (smal town in Germany. Is this allowed with the indication of source?

Please, a fast answer, thanks with kind regard Katharina Tomaselli vanlook

You probably need to ask (through the photographer) the permission of the people on the image for such a usage, depending on German law. Otherwise, you can use any image on Commons for a commercial use. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:45, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

copyrighted performance falsely declared as public domain[edit]

Looking for an open copy of Clair de Lune, I found and was suspicious because it was declared to be beyond copyright because of it's age. Of course the score is quite old, but this is clearly a recent recording of it. It is important that Wikimedia Commons be a reliable source of open works.

A little Googleing turned up the artist who declares that she is the copyright holder.

From: Robin Alciatore <> Subject: Re: Clare de Lune Date: April 17, 2014 at 11:17:20 AM CDT

Hi Rob. I understand how you can be confused - years ago incorrectly and inexplicably published some of my tracks as “public domain.” Since that time, it has been impossible to correct that error. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

I have opened a DR at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Claude Debussy - clair de lune.ogg. --Túrelio (talk) 14:48, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

ticket #2013061010006654[edit]

I need to reuse the image of the coronary artery bypass. Could you please kindly confirm the permission?

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Hmoham (talk • contribs)

Karl Johan – Selvaag.jpg[edit]

Hi. Some time ago this picture was deleted due to lack of permission. It turns out that the owner had forgot to send a confirmation to OTRS. She has now promised to fix that. Could an OTRS-worker please tell me if/when a permission arrives, so that I can file an undelete request? Thanks, 05:32, 23 April 2014 (UTC) Now logged in: --GAD (talk) 05:34, 23 April 2014 (UTC)