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Newer files in Category:Raphaël Toussaint (probably French-language permission)[edit]

Someone at Commons:Help_desk#Use_of_images_by_Artist_Raphael_Toussaint just asked about commercial usage of those files.

  • Could you double-check the OTRS-tickets for File:Fleurs au chat par Raphaël Toussaint.jpg and File:La Vendée illustrée par Raphaël Toussaint.jpg under ticket:2010012810033561 please? The images were tagged, most likely in good faith, by the non-OTRS uploader.
  • Secondly, the category also includes several more uploads from 2011. Is the ticket (back from 2010) really vague enough to allow later uploads without additional permission? (the previous OTRS-agent handling the ticket seems to be inactive)
  • Would be great, if anyone with more OTRS-experience could give additional advice at the help desk thread.

Thanks for your help. GermanJoe (talk) 13:27, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Ticket is in French. @PierreSelim: --Krd 17:33, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Should CCBYSA be removed from this recent scan of an 1885 French photograph?[edit]

The file Esprit Jouffret.jpg [1] is marked CC-BY-SA (per OTRS ticket #2014081810018327), however that file is a scan of the underlying photograph, which was taken in 1885 and therefore should be in the public domain. Since the scan does not add originality/authorship, shouldn't the file be marked as public domain-expired too?

There is a nod to this in the file's source: "Scan of the original photograph Photo de famille. Tombée dans le domaine public, pas de droits d'auteurs / date 1885." Google translates "Tombée dans le domaine public" as "fallen into the public domain."

Can we update the license on this file to PD? Thanks. --Bradleee

Who was the photographer and in which year did he die? --Krd 19:26, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Unsure who the photographer was (though the file does indicate that it was a "family photo"). My question was more about internal consistency: some data about the photo explicitly says (albeit in French) that it is PD, while it is also tagged CC-BY-SA. Both can't be correct. Is there a way to dig into OTRS and see whether they addressed this issue in the initial review? --Bradleee

File:Kai Tracid 2002.jpg[edit]

Could someone else review the delete reqeust for this file and this OTRS ticket (ticket conversation is in german). Thanks,--Wdwd (talk) 19:55, 9 November 2014 (UTC)


These pictures of Dutch actress Victoria Koblenko appear to be from the same photoshoot: File:Orliflame3.jpg (duplicate at File:Victoria Koblenko - face shot.jpg) and File:Vkoblenko.jpg. Only the last picture has an OTRS-ticket attached. Does the permission also cover the other photo? (By the way: there has been some discussion about the photo before, see [2].) Buxtehude (talk) 22:07, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Jarnstjarna Photo - Wiki Commons[edit]

Hello, I am the copyright owner and photographer of the photo posted here:

Please remove the photo and page.

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

The image in question, File:Jarnstjarna.jpg, carries an OTRS-ticket. Who gave the permission? --Túrelio (talk) 19:17, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
@Túrelio: I cannot make the name public, but they claim to be the photographer. However, I found their name and website at, where they provide convincing evidence of them having claimed to be owner of images they do not own in the past, and I believe it might be prudent to delete this image despite it having an OTRS ticket. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 10:58, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
History and ticket says OTRS agent who processed this image is GorillaWarfare. (She put {{PermissionOTRS}} template when uploading) — Revi 10:16, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Farid Bang image[edit]

Could someone please double-check permission for this file: File:Farid_Bang_2013.jpg; TicketNumber=2013020710007443. May be in German. --Rayukk (talk) 17:53, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

File Brad_Pitt_2008[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if it was ok to use this picture for a TV show in Canada. Do we have to contact the owner?

Checking for updates on my pictures Pictures of me Damon_Matthew_Wise[edit]

All these photos have been signed be me and other rights holders, if studio/agency photos by the copyright holder for said agency in 2013]

Each of these photos are archived and available by me from Public photographs on the archive site and images folder of where we keep share with citation images from our charity archives - All images are freely available for charity and non-commercial use providing source and rights owners are cited as given; I have arranged for e-mail confirmation of this from all those who share the commercial rights to which I have the non-commercial charity use.

File:ICPD Launch 11th March 1999.jpg [by me and Liam Burke/Press 22 for non commercial and charity use]

File:Damon Matthew Wise shaking hand of President Robinson 11th March 1999.jpg [by me and Liam Burke/Press 22 for non commercial and charity use]

only one so far released signed by me and my father File:Damon Matthew Wise in 1977 outside Twee Toren Hasselt under 7 years old.jpg [OK]

File:Knot Tied In Space Irish Daily Star 5th September 1994 Pat Flanagan, Irish Daly Mail Monday 5th September 1995.jpg [Released by me and Irish Daily Mail]

File:Damon Matthew Wise Profile picture.jpg [Released by me and Diane Curran, Angels Studios - non-commercial use and citation]

Please send an email to OTRS and explain your situation to them. If everything checks out, they will restore the file for you -FASTILY 08:24, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Recheck permissions from[edit]

Hello! Can anyone please recheck the permission from ? There was a minor problem with the letter and it is corrected and explained now. Maybe it is possible to check it a little bit faster, due to recent events?--George, 06:08, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

{{verified account}}[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I tagged an account previously blocked for username reasons with this new template. It currently does neither set any categories, give the user any special permissions nor have any influence on the copyright status of his/her uploads. It is meant to transparently prevent the user from getting blocked again.    FDMS  4    17:07, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Since when do we have or even need verified account at Commons? As this doesn't replace any OTRS permission ticket it does hardly make any sense to verify users, as it doesn't make sense to block them just because of their username. --Krd 17:10, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Because we don't have a username policy, it is up to admins' discretion whether or not to declare usernames inappropriate. In the past, in my opinion unfortunately, many admins have decided to block users with usernames of well-known persons or organisations.    FDMS  4    17:18, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
It looks like a bad idea to do so, as long as we don't have procedure how to handle resulting unblock requests. There is no verified account procedure at OTRS for Commons. --Krd 17:22, 25 November 2014 (UTC)