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Files uploaded by Klokus[edit]

The file descriptions for following files contain some pretty unlikely claims even though they've supposedly been vetted:

All of these are claimed to have been created by the subjects of the photos, but the photos don't look like selfies, and there is no metadata to indicate that they were taken using a timer release or remote control. What steps have been taken to ensure that the permission came from the right person and that the correct person is attributed as the author? LX (talk, contribs) 11:18, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

While you're at it, you might want to take a look at tickets associated with the following accounts, as they are all confirmed sockpuppets:
LX (talk, contribs) 12:54, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
LX, you don't ask for much, do you? :P
The Wikipedia puppets will take a bit longer. Green Giant (talk) 17:28, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
That doesn't really answer my question. By "appears to be correctly licensed", do you mean that there is some kind of explanation of why the people listed as authors of these photos that they appear in and which appear to have been authored by other people? If not, I think those tickets need to be declared invalid and followed up to determine the real authorship. LX (talk, contribs) 17:42, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Without wanting to divulge the email contents, Heart-IQ-Coach belongs to Gabriel Gonsalves and the email was from an address associated with his own website whilst Celeste Stoney sent an email from her own website. Rahim Hijri's photo was taken by a very close family member, but as I said above there are issues that need clarification. Green Giant (talk) 18:12, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
OK, I think that's more than enough confirmation of the fishiness about the ticket for File:RahimHirji.jpg, so I nominated it for deletion. Personally, I'm inclined to consider any upload associated with dozens upon dozens of sockpuppets as toxic, and I'm still not satisfied that the information for the other files is correct, so I may nominate those too. Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 18:41, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
I'd also like to add the tickets associated with the following confirmed sockpuppets to the list to investigate:
When evaluating these tickets, keep in mind that these are confirmed sockpuppets. Not only should that be factored in when considering how trustworthy the submitter is, but it also means that the attribution for several of these photos is a completely made-up name. I hope this won't take another couple of months. I know OTRS is backlogged, but as I'm sure you can tell, when dealing with the kind of editor that has a financial incentive to create sockpuppets and ignore silly things like copyright laws and our policies, the more you wait, the bigger the pile gets. LX (talk, contribs) 18:07, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
I don't mind going through them all but it might take some time given there are 33 uploads between the six remaining accounts. Green Giant (talk) 18:12, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
I have gone through the latter four first:
I changed the author's name to the name included in the permission statement for the latter two.--Sphilbrick (talk) 15:55, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
I will try to tackle the two remaining ones shortly. Green Giant (talk) 18:56, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
There are now 22 more sockpuppets with live uploads. I started Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Newzealand123. LX (talk, contribs) 19:15, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Ticket#2014082710018373[edit]

File:Spannwegbrücke Sophiental 1928.jpg Sendedatum der Einverständniserklärung 28.09.2014 22:18 an permissions-commons-at-wikimedia.org

Frage 1: Ist die Einverständniserklärung bei Dir eingegangen? Frage 2: Gibt es noch Probleme? --Steppengras (talk) 07:19, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Wir bekamen die Einverständniserklärung. Das System schickte eine automatische Antwort und jetzt muss ein OTRS-Agent die Einverständniserklärung prüfen. Ich habe nur grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse, also mag ich lieber nicht sie prüfen. Außerdem weiß ich nicht ob es etwas Probleme gibt. —Mikemoral♪♫ 07:36, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Hallo Mikemoral or with music: Mikemoral♪♫, hello OTRS Noticeboard, user Fastily löschte Seite File:Spannwegbrücke Sophiental 1928.jpg on 21:56, 4. Okt. 2014, reason: No permission since 26 September 2014. I posted the permission to OTRS on 28. Sept. 2014 (see above)and see delinker log: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Log?page=File:Spannwegbr%C3%BCcke_Sophiental_1928.jpg The file is deleated. What now? Is there a possibility to restore? Or is there another reason for deleation? Or have I something done wrong? Sorry, I am not very good in english. --Steppengras (talk) 21:08, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Moisa, Christodoulos - Penatdactylos - Cyprus - watercolour on paper.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Moisa, Christodoulos - Penatdactylos - Cyprus - watercolour on paper.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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Christos Evangeli (talk) 02:37, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

I Christodoulos Moisa give permission for this photograph of the above watercolour to be used by Wikipedia Commons. I understand that it may be copied and used by anyone as long as they reference it to Wikipedia and me. Christodoulos Moisa 15 October 2014 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Christos Evangeli (talk • contribs) 02:37, 15 October 2014‎ (UTC)

Please begin the verification process by sending an email to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org from the email address associated with Moisa's website. The email should include a full license statement based on the example given in COM:ET. When you have sent the email, please add the following to the file page:
{{OTRS pending}}
Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 13:58, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Files uploaded by hommageur, permission confirmation via Commons:OTRS[edit]

Modern art and historical photos. EugeneZelenko thinks artist/heirs identity/permission confirmation via Commons:OTRS is necessary for the following files:

File:Trauernde.jpg File:Weibliches Portraitrelief auf Walchensteinergrab.jpg File:Tattermann (Brunnenfigur Gailbergstraße 8) 1960.jpg File:Schiffe von Narvik 1948.jpg File:Rotkäppchen (Heiligenblut).jpg File:Portraitrelief Hansi Pichler-Stainern.jpg File:Portraikopf Anton Muschick (Graz) 1950.jpg File:Murmeltierbrunnen (Heiligenblut) 1960.jpg File:Mutter Gottes (Gailbergstraße 8).jpg File:H. Pichlers Madonna.jpg File:Madonna mit Jesuskind.jpg File:Mädchenkopf.jpg File:Klara Spitaler.jpg File:Karins Katze.jpg File:Junge Bürgerfrau (Marktbrunnen) 1952.jpg File:Josef (Gailbergstraße 8) 1960.jpg File:Hellmuth Marx.jpg File:Hl. Christophorus (Draubrücke).jpg File:Hellmuth Marx 2001.jpg File:Hellmuth Marx als Student 1941.jpg File:Hellmuth Marx (2) 1994.jpg File:Hellmuth Marx (Werkstatthof Stainern-Haus)1968.jpg File:Hellmuth Marx 1994.jpg File:Großglockner mit Bauernhäusern.jpg File:Großglockner 1960.jpg File:Grabrelief Ohligschläger.jpg File:Grabfigur für Hellmuth Marx (Friedhof Oberdrauburg).jpg File:Der Sämann (Egger-Lienz-Kopie) 1970.jpg File:Der gute Hirte (Heiligenblut).jpg File:Brunnennymphe (Volksschule).jpg File:Akt (Meisterklasse Böckl).jpg File:Berta Muschick.jpg File:Berta Millechner.jpg

All these photos mentioned above (and some more) are contained in the book ISBN 978-3-902589-51-4 . Book author is Heidi Brunnbauer. With one single exception, we have the written permission by the book author to upload all photos from her book CDROM (one large PDF), including the ones mentioned above. The only exception being photo #49 on page 81 of the book. Please tell me the best way how we can get this confirmation via Commons:OTRS, if necessary to prevent deletion of my uploaded files. I, a resident of Graz, had Heidi Brunnbauer, a resident of Vienna/Austria, send an appropriate permission form to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org on 15. September 2014 08:52:

Von: brunnbauer heidi [1] Gesendet: Montag, 15. September 2014 08:52 An: michael.muschick@aon.at Betreff: Permission

Lieber Michi! 

Ich habe versucht, die Permission weiterzuleiten und hoffe, dass es gelungen ist. LiGrüHeidi Dr. Heidi Brunnbauer Gustav-Tschermak-Gasse 11 1180 Wien Tel: 01/478 10 70

KOPIE DER erwähnten FREIGABE durch die Inhaberin der Urheberrechte: I hereby affirm that I, Heidi Brunnbauer, am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the book Hellmuth Marx. Bildhauer in Oberdrauburg, Leben und Werke , ISBN 978-3-902589-51-4 including text and all pictures such as File:Photo H. Marx, Wien, November 1994 02.jpg or File:Portraitfoto Hellmuth alt.jpg and including all pic resolutions. I agree to publish that work under the free license "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported". I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws. I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me. I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project. SENDER'S NAME AND DETAILS (to allow future verification of authenticity): Dr. Heidi Brunnbauer Gustav-Tschermak-Gasse 11 A-1180 Wien Austria Tel: +431 478 10 70 mailto: heidi_brunnbauer@yahoo.com (Author and copyright-holder) Vienna, Austria, 14.09.2014

Die oben genannten Dateinamen sind in dieser FREIGABE nicht explizit angeführt, da ich sie erst beim Hinaufladen von der Buch-CDROM vergeben habe. Weitere werden folgen (Dateinamen stehen noch nicht fest). Die einzige Ausnahme, auf welche sich (nach einer späteren Mitteilung der Autorin) ihre Freigabe für die im Buch enthaltenen Photos definitiv nicht bezieht, gedenke ich zu beachten (#49 Mutter und Kind, Weidenholzplastik, Bes.: Artothek des Bundes).

Von einer WM-Reaktion auf die von der Buchautorin erwähnte Weiterleitung der Permission an permissions-commons@wikimedia.org ist mir nichts bekannt. Hätte damals eine OTRS-Ticketnummer ausgestellt werden müssen ? Bitte um Rat. Hommageur (talk) 19:12, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Hommageur, the problem is that normally photographers are the copyright holder for their own photos, unless they transfer the rights by operation of law or by contract. In addition, permission from a book author is not always sufficient because the rights may well lie with the publishers. The only way to find out is for you to contact the publishers or identify the photographers and contact them. The copyright holder(s) would need to send an email to OTRS with a full license statement (see COM:ET). Ask them to make sure they fill it out properly and to include relevant details. Green Giant (talk) 23:56, 16 October 2014 (UTC)