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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)

I checked a representative sample of all affected uploads that have OTRS tickets and found no evidence that any of the existing tickets are fake. --Krd 16:49, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. --Krd 17:32, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

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)

Permiso para utilizar unas páginas (un fragmento) de Doña Bárbara[edit]

Buenos días:

      Les escribo para pedir permiso para usar unas páginas (el capítulo "Los rebullones") de la novela Doña Bárbara por Rómulo Gallegos. Estará en mi antología Novelas predilectas y será el texto de mi curso avanzado de literatura, Selected Topics SPAN411. Originalmente, seleccioné este texto: RÓMULO GALLEGOS: Selección de Doña Bárbara, requiero el permiso de Colección Austral, no.168, Trigésima Tercera Edición, Herederos de 1929, Editorial Espasa-Calpe, S.A., Madrid, 1975, págs.129-136. ISBN: 84-239-0168-8. Sin embargo, Grupo Planeta no me puede ayudar con el permiso para utilizar esta obra por decirme que era una novela demasiada vieja. Así no puede concluir que está en el dominio público porque mi editorial, Common Ground Publisher (en España) no la considera parte de ese grupo. ¿Hay algo que pueda hacer para ayudarme con este problema? Este es mi ULTIMO permiso necesario para empezar el proceso de maquetización de mi libro y no quiero esperar más. Tengo una carta lista para los herederos de Gallegos si es necesario ponerme encontacto con unmiembro de esa familia. Les agradezco mucho su tiempo.

Dra. Nancy María Blain Profesora de español McNeese State Universty Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605 USA 337-475-5598 email: nblain@mcneese.edu

Jay Diggins[edit]

The photographer Nick Dagger wishes to give his permission for Commons to use a photo of Jay Diggins. I have emailed him with the text he needs to send to you with a copy of the image. Do we need a ticket number? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:00, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Please see procedure described in COM:OTRS. Thank you. --Krd 17:31, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

File:RPP Uni Wien.jpg[edit]

Hi, there is a texual reference to an OTRS ticket in File:RPP Uni Wien.jpg. Can somebody please check and mark correspondingly. Similar with these files. thx --Herzi Pinki (talk) 17:21, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. done --Krd 17:29, 25 October 2014 (UTC)