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Concerns about pictures of Norwegian waterfalls[edit]


The files:

   File:Ørredalsfossen i Øystesevassdraget.jpg

are standing on the list of images that are in conflict with copyright regulations. Despite the fact that I know that the following e-mail was sent to you from the Norges naturvernforbund, which has the copyrights:

28. april 2014
Hei Wikimedia
Naturvernforbundet gives hereby Wikipedia commons license to use pictures of the following rivers: Godfarfossen.jpg, Trongfossen.jpg, Dalelvo.JPG, Ørredalsfossen i Øystesevassdraget.jpg og Fyljesdalsånå.jpg. The license to be used is: Creative Commons Navngivelse-DelPåSammeVilkår 3.0 Unported.
Med vennlig hilsen
Honorata Kaja Gajda
rådgiver i naturmangfold

Can you please look at this matter so that I can put the pictures up again, and the OTRS sign are given. Best regards--Frankemann (talk) 20:31, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

There is a ticket from 29 March 2014 (ticket:2014032910006248), but it was deemed insufficient, as it didn't contain a specific release under a free license. Unfortunately I don't have access to the info-en queue. User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 17:56, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
It is on permission-commons queue. Pinging TLSuda as owner. Revicomplaint? 14:19, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
"Disse bildene kan brukes i Wikimedia" translation: "These images may be used in Wikimedia" there is no license. I've requested further information, and to date none has been given. The original email also states (in Norwegian) "I have at least been clarified that it is okay to use some of the pictures" but there is no information on who clarified or who the original author and/or copyright holder is. Unless and until there is appropriate permission given from the copyright-holder, these images are copyright violations. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 16:59, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
The person who signed the e-mail is employed at the Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature who holds the rights to these images. What more is required to verify permission for use of pictures in Wikimedia?--Frankemann (talk) 08:58, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
A statement of a person having the legal power to grant permissions in the first place, not merly explain the official reuse policy. This is usually a member of the organization's executive board. Wikipedia requires that pictures may be used by anyone, not merely by wikipedia. That's the tricky part... --rtc (talk) 20:33, 19 June 2014 (UTC)


chcielibyśmy wykorzystać zdjęcie marcina świetlickiego na stronie portalu nagrody poetyckiej silesius - mozemy? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 11:03, 16 June 2014‎ (UTC)

Zasadniczo: tak, pliki graficzne zamieszczone na Wikimedia Commons zostały tu zamieszczone w celu ponownego wykorzystania. W większości przypadków jest wymagane podanie źródła/autora zdjęcia (proszę sprawdzić licencję zdjęcia na stronie pliku). Wikimedia Commons nie udziela indywidualnych pozwoleń. Ankry (talk) 11:33, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Request for some supporting eyes on a ticket[edit]


Hi, I have been holding this long running ticket where the model has an interest in seeing their photograph used on Wikipedia. Evidence of permission from the magazine or photographer have been difficult, and I am going to write a reply in the next couple of days to summarize, in a polite way, why the images were deleted. I would appreciate other eyes on the history, and some comments of alternative views (or suggestions for the way to respond) as internal notes against the ticket, so that I can provide a balanced opinion back. Thanks -- (talk) 22:58, 16 June 2014 (UTC)


Проверьте пожалуйста данные файлы и укажите на ошибки, недавно только начал загружать: File:3j982jyGpqU.jpg, File:Гимн ФК Кайрат.ogg, File:Alibek Buleshev.jpg, File:C.stadium.jpg, File:Евгений Яровенко.jpg, File:ELmnDmrGwgA.jpg, File:PyAjY0 j23k.jpg, File:UMqxclZLt9U.jpg и File:Masudov3.jpg. --Адлет Талгатбек 22:08, 18 Июня 2014 (UTC+6)

Large email[edit]

I'm trying to forward some emails of pictures to OTRS and they're bouncing with the error message "local delivery failed". Only issue I can see offhand is that the emails are large - 10 megs plus, with one at 20 megs. Any suggestions on what the issue could be, and how I can send them?? Tabercil (talk) 12:53, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

@Tabercil, there is no need to include images while sending a mail to OTRS. It is preferred to include only links to the images uploaded to commons. These may be links to deleted images (they will be restored if permission is OK) or just names of image used for upload to commons. If you upload images that require OTRS, you can include in their description the {{OTRS pending}} template to avoid speedy deletion. Ankry (talk) 09:54, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

I am the content holder, and I'm releasing this content under an appropriate license.[edit]

A week ago I was informed by a the user, DunDunDunt, he had uploaded images of photographs, that I had licensed for most situations. Usage by a commons is permitted, but nevertheless, they were deleted and the user sought my help to correct the situation. So, I tried to come in and fix it, but was instead berated by users claiming that I was pulling a "red-herring", or even "Who is Mario? Since he gives us no corporate title, we can not know that he has any authority to license the images", or that "Mario should either license a limited number of his images CC-BY-SA, without any special template, or go away.."

Two things. First off, no one can force me to license out my intellectual property under any license. Second off, I then assumed good faith and then proceeded to upload a few images for myself with the intent of those images being licensed under an acceptable existing license. But, after doing so, I was then forced to use the OTRS system in bad faith.

I license these images for CC-BY-SA, but I don't appreciate this hullabaloo one bit.


I would also appreciate if DunDunDunt's images were restored (I saw that some were even deleted without notice to that user), this whole ordeal is causing a few issues on web-crawlers around my site. And negative links to my site.

Just a small note: With all of the images of fictional characters or celebrities, on this site, there must be some type of personality notice of some sort "if an image shows an identifiable person or item, using that image for commercial purposes may infringe on someone’s rights, and separate permission should be obtained from that copyright holder." Examples; File:1968 Road Runner emblem VA.jpg, File:Johnny Cash-Nixon.jpg, and File:Voiture Pikachu avec Peluches.jpg. Otherwise there could be serious issues in the future from other copyright holders. I don't have a problem with it in general, but it would just be an important note for the future. Mystic Sonic (talk) 02:54, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Additional eyes on an old ticket please[edit]

I was concerned when I found this ticket. The writer originally speaks of a No Derivatives license, which we would have been unable to use, but the OTRS volunteer responded that "It appears you have licensed something as cc-by-sa-3.0, which makes it eligible for inclusion in Wikipedia". After that, any mention of the No Derivatives part disappears, and it isn't clear that the person writing to us, who very clearly was confused already, knew that derivative works would now be allowed.

My gut feeling is that this ticket should be made invalid, and that we need to contact the person again and clear all of this up. I might be overreacting though, so I will put it to the rest of the OTRS community. Sven Manguard Wha? 19:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

I agree with your opinion. Ankry (talk) 20:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

use of image on facebook profile of an NGO[edit]


I would like to use this picture on the FB profile of the NGO I represent . May I do it? OTRS ticket but we are not OTRS user.



Jacek, yes you can reuse the photo. The OTRS ticket is irrelevant, it's the licence that is important. As it's been licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence you can reuse the image as you wish as long as you abide by the attribution as specified in the licence. Nthep (talk) 19:35, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Well, this is not really clear. Facebook requires you to sublicense content you upload to them. With content created by someone else and used under CC-by-sa you are unable to do that. Some users therefore feel that uploading freely licensed material to Facebook is not permissible, see e.g. User:Ralf Roletschek/NoFacebook. I don't think we have an official policy on whether we think that this content is compatible with Facebook's terms. Regards, -- ChrisiPK (Talk|Contribs) 00:21, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Ticket #2013120610014874[edit]

In private email correspondence with the copyright holder, he indicated that other images from his website that would be useful to enhance Wikipedia articles were also licensed under the the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. I want to confirm this before uploading a few more images from his website. Thanks for your attention. DocTree (talk) 18:57, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

@Doctree: If you (or him) can forward something like that to us, then we can deal with it. Of course, if he wishes to put all images from his website under CC-BY-SA, I am able to create a template to allow you to tag the relevent images on-masse. --Mdann52talk to me! 10:35, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

File:I private hjem på globale vilkår at være au pair i dagens Danmark.pdf[edit]

Can someone please check the queue for an email with the subject VS: NEU 4712 Uploading af foto og artikel i Wikipedia Commons and let me know? Email has been sent to on July 7th. Can we restore the file? Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:39, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

The ticket is #2014070710007576. It is in Danish, and I don't feel comfortable handling permissions tickets using Google Translate, so someone else will have to take it. Sven Manguard Wha? 05:22, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
@MGA73: for Danish help. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:39, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm checking it now :-) --MGA73 (talk) 18:59, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Mikelangelo Relief by Eugeny Kolchev.jpg and Ticket:2014041510000394[edit]

Hi, can someone check the validity of this image/ticket as the uploader and non-OTRS-member had set the OTRS template himself. Thx. --JuTa 20:29, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

The same applies to File:Fishes Sculptures by Eugeny Kolchev.jpg. --JuTa 20:31, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

... and as I just notice for all or most images within Category:Sculptures by Eugeny Kolchev. --JuTa 20:33, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

It's written in Russian, but from what I can tell, the OTRS volunteer instructed the uploader to transfix this template, exactly, to each of his uploads. Ping User:Ahonc for help. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:29, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Status of Tobias Visconti's file[edit]

I want to know the status of these files. Thanks so much! Vitor MazucoMsg 00:58, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Vitor Mazuco: As far as I am concerned, the ticket (#2014071610013051) is acceptable, given the context. The OTRS agent that handled the ticket wants additional clarification, however. While it would be nice if the copyright holder got back to us (literally all he has to say is "Yes, what you said is fine"), the files are already tagged with {{PermissionOTRS}}, so if you're worried about them being deleted over insufficient permission, don't be. Sven Manguard Wha? 07:29, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Sven Manguard Yes, I want to know what king of information is necessary for sending to OTRS agent? I can get in touch with the copyright holder... Thanks! Vitor MazucoMsg 19:55, 27 July 2014 (UTC)


Here a question if this ticket is valid. For the background: some days ago I marked several images as no license (they had none). User:Dungodung added {{Wiki Loves Science Serbia}} afterwards, which used this ticket, but didn't added a license template. After that an IP added {{cc-by-3.0-rs}} an today User:Dungodung removed the "no license" problem tag. I would like to ask if someone could cross-check the validity of the ticket and license. Here a list of the images in question:

Thx in advance. --JuTa 19:49, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

JuTa There's a PDF attached to the ticket that gives permission for 12 files under the CC-BY-3.0-RS license, and as best as I can tell they're probably these 12 images. I can not, however, speak or read Serbian, so this is going off of Google translate (where I could) and some leaps of logic around cognates. You'd need to find someone that can read Serbian if you're looking for something any more definitive than that. Sven Manguard Wha? 07:14, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
The original uploader confirmed to me that she was the one who removed the templates after adding the CC template. I'm a bit baffled why a ticket validity is being questioned, when this is about 10th occasion within the Wiki Loves Science project of Wikimedia Serbia. I'm the sole permissions-sr agent, so I'm the only one approving tickets such as this. Is there a specific reason why these images are being targeted here? --Filip (§) 22:37, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Because I thought you are not an OTRS volounter, which is not correct, you are. Sorry for that. --JuTa 06:51, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
JuTa: Admittedly I didn't check it myself, but in the future, you can always see who the OTRS agents are by going to the user rights log and seeing if "OTRS member" is there or not. Sven Manguard Wha? 20:15, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Ticket sent Dec 2013?[edit]

Aloha! Can someone please hunt for a ticket sent by Osrius? User stated email was sent Dec. 10 2013 to, files still deleted. Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:40, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

I cannot find one for Osrius. And for this queue and date there are too many results. Anything known about the file titles? —DerHexer (Talk) 00:46, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
DerHexer, this user has had several uploaded files deleted recently but one stands out as a possibility - File:Bardia Rahim.jpg uploaded on 16 November 2013 and deleted on 17 July 2014. Green Giant (talk) 01:02, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Sorry DerHexer, the name Osrius rang a bell but it isn't the above file they were referring to. I think the files you are looking for are all listed at Undeletion requests, right at the bottom. Green Giant (talk) 01:08, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
I cannot find any mail concerning these files, sorry. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:48, 30 July 2014 (UTC)