Commons talk:Upload/Unknown author or license

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Misleading title[edit]

Why does it exclude unknown authors that are uncopyrightable due to age? Pyramids of Giza, etc. Why would "we" (who?) care about their authors' names? NVO (talk) 15:46, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

yes, this also applies to ancient paintings like the ones in Cave of Lascaux - jaroslawa

well, I was mistaken, that applied in wikimedia for 2008 and before, but now, two-dimensional works of art which are Public Domain, but are inside a 20-century photograph, make that photograph PublicDomain too. shamelessly, this doesn't apply for 3-Dimensional works of arts, such as the Pyramids of Giza you mention. - jaroslawa

What about adding info about PD works? E.g. after the existing "Of course, sometimes the rules change if the author was never really known": and if the work is old enough the author does not matter. The "old enough" varies by jurisdiction and circumstances, but works from before the 19th century are certainly in the public domain. For works newer than that you can ask for help at the Helpdesk.
--LPfi (talk) 20:46, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
yeah this rule fucking sucks and they ought to change it 17:46, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Direction is more important than the Speed...!!![edit]

Direction is more important than the Speed...!!!