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Tool to find out which of my photos are being used on Wikipedia?[edit]

Is there a tool that lists which of my photos are being used on Wikipedia? I've personally added photos to articles, such as city halls. It is always a nice surprise to see a photo of mine being used in another article. --Mjrmtg (talk) 17:59, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Glamorous can show this. Check the "Show details" box to see individual image usage. MKFI (talk) 07:36, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much :) --Mjrmtg (talk) 12:21, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

How do I upload a new verison of a file[edit]

I want to pinkwow all files say you cannot override this file Earthhaxer (talk) 20:08, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Which file do you want to override? Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
New users cannot initially overwrite uploads by other users, you need to get to autoconfirmed status for that, I think that happens after about 10 edits or something. -mattbuck (Talk) 20:44, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
  • COM:OVERWRITE of a file is usually avoided. Which file do you wish to overwrite? With what do you want to overwrite it with? And, can't you just upload it as a new file? ColonialGrid (talk) 14:14, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Media may be deleted[edit]

Hi, I received a message stating the following from a member of wiki commons :-

"Thanks for uploading File:Hibernians Fc Official Logo.jpg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear".

The problem is that I dont have any idea how to solve this problem, I dont have time to read the technicalities etc because I am very busy at the moment. The only thing that I know is that I have uploaded the official logo emblem of my local Football club Hibernians and this logo was accessed from the following official Facebook Website page of Hibernians Fc Malta.

- https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2229565865873&set=a.1562919520131.72684.1449634521&type=1&theater

Hope that you can arrange it because many people from Paola ( my town) were complaining that the logo that was uploaded before wasn't the true Hibernians FC logo.

Thanks and regards

Darrell — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lardox18 (talk • contribs)

  • The image was deleted as it had insufficient license information regarding it's free status. Commons can only host freely usable media; the logo was too complicated to be ineligible for copyright, and thus, is assumed to be protected. You now have two options, you can either upload it to a local Wiki under fair-use rationale (if available, for English Wikipedia this is available at en:WP:NFCC); or, you can have the football club release the logo under a free license (such as CC), and have them either email through permission to COM:OTRS, or place a CC notice on the image on an official website (Facebook, generally, is insufficient as it is an easy way to COM:License laundering). ColonialGrid (talk) 14:10, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Is photograph taken about 70 years ago of a subject now deceased still under copyright?[edit]

Is photograph taken about 70 years ago of a subject now deceased still under copyright? I refer to this image: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276268/Article/images/24517115/8144056-large.jpg of Flight Lieutenant William James Green, RAF which appears to have been taken during WWII.

I have no copyright information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AlfaMale (talk • contribs)

  • Possibly, it depends on the location and date it was taken. Do you have a page that offers a description of the image? ColonialGrid (talk) 15:18, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
It looks like that is from this article in the Bristol Post. You might ask them where they got the photo. From context, it was likely provided by the subject's family. Jonathunder (talk) 00:30, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Without more information this seems line-ball to me. Based on Commons:Copyright rules by territory/United Kingdom, if it's Crown work, it should be PD, if not it's hard to tell. Items of unknown authorship produced before 1944 are PD in the UK, but, because of the peculiar nature of US copyright changes over the years, it may be under copyright in the US (this is especially true if you throw URAA into the mix). I think you may have more luck asking at Commons:Village_pump/Copyright. If worst comes to worst, you could probably use it on the English Wikipedia page under fair-use provisions (en:WP:NFC/en:WP:NFCC). ColonialGrid (talk) 03:10, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Negative previews[edit]

I just uploaded File:Ocean Beach area Gallipoli 1915.jpg and although the "Original file" version is OK, the previews have had their colours reversed. Any ideas how to fix this/what I've done wrong? Cheers, --Bye for now (talk) 13:43, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

It's OK: saved in a different format and it works now, --Bye for now (talk) 19:45, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Interesting, your "save for web" fix apparently has a lower resolution (564K vs. 1.66MB), and on my box your 2nd (big) JPG works. Folks interested in "JPEG artefacts" caused by MediaWiki hopefully do something about it (save as PNG might do the trick, if it's a known bug on this side.) In other words: Thanks. –Be..anyone (talk) 12:39, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Im on a cell phone so cant examine the image in detail at the moment, but usually this sort of thing is caused by weird colour profiles. However http://regex.info/exif.cgi?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Farchive%2F4%2F4c%2F20141113133449%2521Ocean_Beach_area_Gallipoli_1915.jpg says no colour profile, but there is an app14 colour transform that maybe is causing issues. Bawolff (talk) 13:10, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
I tried converting it back and forth between pnm and jpg, and that seemed to fix issue, but it similarly gave a much lower file size. So meh, I have no idea. I still suspect it might have been in a weird colour space (Maybe CYMK). Bawolff (talk) 00:19, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the original used CMYK. LX (talk, contribs) 06:53, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

CC license on Facebook[edit]

Is it legitimate for a file's source to be a link to a Facebook picture where the picture is claimed to be licensed under Creative Commons? I am talking mainly about images uploaded here (e.g. File:廖建順畫作IMG 6481.JPG) by a particular user.--Wcam (talk) 14:15, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes, the source can be a link to a Facebook picture, but this does not protect the file from deletion as a copyvio. Ruslik (talk) 20:11, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

List of usage of files?[edit]

Is there any way on Commons I could see a list of all my uploaded files together with a list of where they are being used, rather than going to the list of all my uploaded files (which I already know how to access) and clicking on each one separately? JIP (talk) 19:50, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

For a list of your files that are in use together with where they are used, see section Commons:Help desk#Tool to find out which of my photos are being used on Wikipedia?, above. But it doesn't seem to include in the same list your files that are not in use. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:37, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Photograph from czech archive[edit]

May I upload this photograph? http://www.portafontium.cz/photo/soap-ch/sb42-haberzettel-sig116-03 Tau Lambda (talk) 21:31, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

deleting picture that was uploaded by mstake[edit]

How do I delete a picture that I up loaded by mistake it is called Waddesdon Hill. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Clarke (talk • contribs) 00:54, 14 November 2014‎ 519 (UTC)

✓ Done @519Clarke Don't worry, I nominated and/or speedied all your remaining images. That one screen cap from Google still had their overprinting on it. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 01:54, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Hal Furman.jpg and Hal Furman Press Conference.jpg[edit]

Hello!

Both of these pictures were deleted for copyright reasons; however, we hold the copyright to them and agreed to release them. Could you advise on what to do?

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eafurman (talk • contribs) 17:49, 14 November 2014‎ (UTC)

Please follow the instructions for submitting permission at Commons:OTRS. HelenOnline 17:53, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:J.E._Wright_Farmhouse.jpg[edit]

How do I contact the Author "Nyttend" to get a photo correctly identified — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.214.107.98 (talk • contribs)

Hello, the most direct way is a post on the user's talkpage: User talk:Nyttend. Please sign your messages with 4 tildes ~~~~ at the end. GermanJoe (talk) 19:33, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

how to upload a company profile[edit]

Hello, I want to upload a company profile in Wiki. But I have no idea on how it can be done as I was advised to use commons insteads before It can be posted in Wiki. I attached our company profile in this email. So hope you can advise and assist me on this. If possible, do call me up ASAP for guidance on above application. My contact number is 94306346,


Type Private Industry Jewellery Manufacturing Retailing Founded Singapore Key Person Michael Koh T.H. Area Singapore Website www.caratell.com


Caratell Diamonds (derive from carat which is the measure unit for diamond and gemstone, believing that all gemstones are able to tell its own story.) a Singapore base company established in 2004 specialising in customise jewellery that provide designs, manufactures, distributes and retailing jewellery. Caratell started it off as a bespoke jewellery that cater to all customer that needs a ‘new look’ to their old pieces, also providing design services to customer who wants special design of their own creation and allows them to express their thoughts. Till today Caratell still cater these special services to all customers, located in United Square Mall at Thomson Road. The leading designer whom is also the managing director, Michael T.H. Koh who won numerous international jewellery awards including the most prestigious award, Diamond Distinction Award by De Beers, currently is the aspiring figure of the company. Over the years Caratell has moves on specialize in fine exclusive gemstones, they are known in non- treated and non -enhance gemstones especially top quality jadeite jade from Myanmar. Caratell has also created a series of design that comprises Singapore landmark such as the ‘Garden by the Bay’ that was feature in the local newspaper, ‘The Straits Times’ on 19 October 2012. In 2012 Caratell published their first coffee table book, ‘Caratell Jewellery Collection’ that comprises their past work. It is sold in local leading bookstore as well as in South East Asia, and donated half of the proceeds to the orphanage in Myanmar.

In 25 September 2013, Caratell has changed its company name from Caratell Diamond Pte Ltd to Caratell Pte Ltd that allows expansion in terms of product line. In 13 Nov 2013 Caratell was being feature in Channel News Asia in the 2nd episode of “Branded for Success” as a local jewellery band in Singapore. At the same year Caratell also actively involved in NAFA (Nan Yang Academy of Fine Arts) funds rising for building the 3rd campus at Bencoolen Street. In March 2014 Caratell first take part in HKDTC Hong Kong Show in Hong Kong Conventional Center in the designer booth, which is the first time Caratell step out of Singapore enter into the international market, and earning recognition from both international publication- JNA and Jewelry World. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Creon lim (talk • contribs) 06:48, 17 November 2014‎ (UTC)

  • Assuming that when you say "I want to upload a company profile in Wiki" you mean a article on Wikipedia, I see nothing here that would rise to the level of notability for an encyclopedia article.
  • Commons -- the site you are on -- is a media repository (images, sound, videos, etc.). You might want to look at COM:SCOPE for the scope of this site. - Jmabel ! talk 07:34, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Uploading a (previously deleted) photo onto a Wiki page[edit]

Hi there

I am trying to upload an image to a Frances Separovic's Wiki page. She owns the photo and has given me permission to upload her image under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license. I previously uploaded the photo only for it to be deleted, I think the reason for this may be because I'm a new user?

Please help.

Thanks! Vino — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vino nair (talk • contribs) 06:52, 17 November 2014‎ (UTC)

Nothing has been deleted yet, the file File:Frances Separovic.jpg is still there. Please read the message there on how to provide evidence about permission to upload the image under the given license. Also, does she really own the copyright? I suppose she didn't take the image herself. Usually, the copyright is owned by the photographer. --rimshottalk 07:36, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Sommer Contemporary Art.jpg[edit]

Hello I took this images from a website, but I know that the owner is the gallery itself, how can I provide for the license? where can I found the license to send to the gallery and ask for the permission to keep the image on Wikipedia? Thank you in advance, — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.90.211.95 (talk • contribs)

  • Sorry, you seem to be a little confused. The website (more specifically the person who took the image) holds copyright and is the only entity that may release it under a free license. The website where you took the image from has a clear copyright notice in the footer, and we therefore must treat the image as copyright and not eligible to be hosted here. If the copyright holder wishes the image to be hosted here they should follow the COM:OTRS procedures. Sorry, but the image will likely be deleted very shortly; if OTRS confirm a free license it can be undeleted. ColonialGrid (talk) 10:35, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

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i have permission to create a wiki page for a company however the logo which i added was deleted... any suggestions on how i can add the company logo?

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sreeja2812 (talk • contribs) 11:56, 17 November 2014‎ (UTC)

Make the company's legal department send a formal release of the logo under one of the free licenses we accept to our copyright release "department" as explained at COM:OTRS. Note that releasing a logo under a free license allows anyone to use it for any legal purpose, including modifying it and re-distributing such modified versions. Trademark issues are unrelated to a copyright release. Lupo 12:10, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
When you say "a wiki page":
  1. Is that in the English-language Wikipedia?
  2. If it is in the English-language Wikipedia, or in the Wikipedia for some other language, when you say "i have permission to create a wiki page for a company," this would suggest you have some relation with the company. Have you revealed your potential conflict of interest on the relevant Wikipedia? (No problem here on Commons, but it is there if you are writing about the company.)
  3. Given that: if it is in the English-language Wikipedia, you can upload the logo there (rather than on Commons) as non-free. See en:Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline and en:Template:Non-free use rationale.
Jmabel ! talk 17:18, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Nandita Berry photo[edit]

RE: Inquiry from Green Giant

I found the photo of Nandita Berry here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/ and here: http://www.law.uh.edu/news/fall2013/1220berry.asp

Since it is a State (Texas) website, would it be copyrighted? It was paid for using taxpayers' dollars.

If no, then please let it expire. Thanks.

Boxie0406 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boxie0406 (talk • contribs) 21:29, 18 November 2014‎ (UTC)

  • Although the U.S. federal government puts nearly all of its works in the public domain, other governments in the United States generally do not, so unless you can find some specific indication that this is in the public domain or otherwise free-licensed, the fact that it is on the State of Texas web site has no bearing. Even on federal web sites, you'd need to verify that the particular work originated with the government itself. For example, there is a ton of copyrighted material on the Smithsonian web site. - Jmabel ! talk 23:11, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Direct upload from Flickr[edit]

I see that at Special:Upload it is now supposed to be possible to upload an image directly from Flickr.com, but I don't understand what URL to use. Typically, on Flickr.com you are looking at something roughly equivalent to our file page; if you go for the full resolution of a photo, it offers a download rather than providing a URL. Anyone know how best to do this? Is there a guide some place? Commons:Flickr files does not seem to indicate a way to do this. - Jmabel ! talk 23:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

I dont see that option at Special:Upload. Where is it exactly? If the upload form asks to enter a flickr url, I would guess the most simple for the user would be either the url of the description page of the photo (in the style www.flickr.com/photos/username/1234567890), or the url for the view of the original size (in the style www.flickr.com/photos/username/1234567890/sizes/o/). Flickr may be a little tricky to navigate, but clicking "view all sizes" lets one see the links to view the available versions. -- Asclepias (talk) 05:39, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
The option is a generic URL option, with a whitelist of sites from which we can upload. "View all sizes" in Flickr leads me to a download for the original size, not to showing it at a URL. - Jmabel ! talk 05:52, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
I made a test upload and worked perfectly. I used the URI https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15625081007_8efcffce9e_o_d.jpg using copy link address at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kkoshy/15625081007/sizes/o/ Jee 06:05, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
(I still haven't found how to get that option at Special:Upload. Is it available to some categories of users only?) From the flickr description page of the photo, "view all sizes" leads me to one of the available views, from where clicking on "original" leads to the view in the original size, and from there, copy image url gives the url of the .jpg file, in the style "farm0.staticflickr.com/.../.....jpg". From the test by Jkadavoor, it seems that is the url the Commons system wants. I think that url is not available to the public if the user has disabled the access to it on flickr. If, for a particular photo, that url is not available, that may be the reason. -- Asclepias (talk) 07:00, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Asclepias: I've a "Source URL:" just under "Source filename:" at Special:Upload. I don't know it is only for Admin and License reviewers.
I think it is not possible for Flickr users to hide URLs or disable downloads for CC licensed files, now. So the only issue probably Jmabel faced is he clicked on that link which starts downloding instead of opening the file in browser. We need to right click and copy the URL. Jee 07:33, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
It is Commons:Upload tools#upload_by_url , but only for admins, license reviewers and GWT users. --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:39, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
What is "GWT"? - Jmabel ! talk 16:45, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Commons:GLAMwiki Toolset Jee 02:38, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Basic upload does not work anymore[edit]

Since last week, I can use Basic Upload (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Upload&uploadformstyle=basic) only once. As soon as I try a second time, the image thumbnail does not show as uploaded, and the whole thing freezes. Please do not suggest me to try the Upload Wizard. It is a personal choice. Tango7174 (talk) 14:36, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Does this also happen with the non-basic version of Special:Upload? I'd guess the answer is "yes", but trying it might help the tech-people to figure out what's wrong … --El Grafo (talk) 15:06, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Trying with the non-basic version of Special:Upload: the first pass went OK. At the second, I got exactly the same frozen screen as with the basic version. Tango7174 (talk) 16:36, 19 November 2014 (UTC).

This has been happening for a while although it seem to be becoming more common, see Commons:Help desk/Archive/2014/11#The old upload form stopped working. It is possible to upload a file even if the javascript stops working for the basic old upload form. MKFI (talk) 08:22, 20 November 2014 (UTC) :Old thread got archived. MKFI (talk) 18:00, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, but your link doesn't lead to anything. So there is still no solution for me. Tango7174 (talk) 16:40, 20 November 2014 (UTC).

  • His link works for me. Are you sure it's not working for you? - Jmabel ! talk 00:40, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Uploading Cover Art for a Song[edit]

Is it possible for me to upload the cover art for a song to use in an article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Monopoly31121993 (talk • contribs)

Probably not, but your question is a bit vague, so I can't give you a definitive answer.
  1. I assume you mean you want to upload the art to Commons to use in an article in Wikipedia, probably the English-language Wikipedia. It is likely that if the article is about the song you can upload it to the English-language Wikipedia (not to Commons) under the en:Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline, using the en:Template:Non-free use rationale.
  2. If the cover art is very simple -- e.g. under U.S rules (you didn't say what country, and there is some variation) just typography and/or simple geometric shapes -- you can upload it to Commons as public domain because it would not be eligible for copyright.
  3. If you created the cover art, you can upload it to Commons under a free license as your own work, but we will probably need you to follow the COM:OTRS process to clarify that you are the artist.
  4. If you know who created the cover art or who might now own the rights, and can get them to release it under a free license, then you can upload it to Commons as long as you follow the COM:OTRS process to clarify that the permission is real. However, it is usually difficult to persuade people to give such a license on cover art.
I hope that answers your question; if not, then please clarify the situation. - Jmabel ! talk 01:16, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Using French Archive Photos[edit]

Hi, I'm looking for a French speaker who can help guide me to some achieve photos of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia during the 1950s. I found this page[1] but it's all in French and I'm not a French speaker. Can anyone guide me on how I can get some help on this? Many thanks!Monopoly31121993 (talk) 22:57, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi, "Guide you on how you can get some help on this" is a rather vague request. Trying to guess what you are asking:
  • If the idea is to upload such photos to Commons, that is probably not allowed by the policy of Commons, if those photos were first published in France, because such photos from the 1950s would not be in the public domain in the United States nor in France, unless they were released by their copyright owners.
  • If you're looking for specific help about using those photos outside of Commons, here may not be the best place to find what you need.
  • If you are only looking for suggestions about navigating that website, we can try to do that. The site has this search page for searching the image database. It has a drop down menu for choosing a place (territoire) in a list of names of places, boxes to narrow the search by entering a year (année) or a range of years (entre... et... = between... and...) and a box (plein texte) where you can enter search words to narrow the search. The results are displayed as a list with thumbnails.
  • If you are asking for a translation of the descriptions of individual photographs, we could help with specific questions, but you can probably get a general idea of the descriptions with automatic translation tools.
-- Asclepias (talk) 00:30, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
A more interesting question arises if some of them were first published not in France. Ruslik (talk) 02:15, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Country of publication may not matter under French copyright law, which, under the Fourth Republic would have been in force until, at least, 1955. Under the Fourth Republic all territory of the French Union was considered France, and the aforementioned nations were part of France (similarly to how all of Metropolitan France and the overseas departments and territories are considered France), ergo, all photos taken there were taken in France (where copyright is assumed from when the image is taken, and France would have been the nation of creation). It is unlikely that any of these images produced before 1955 are in the public domain; circumstances for post 1955 images would be case by case, but still unlikely. Ultimately though, these questions are best asked in concrete terms with specific reference to individual images on Commons:Village pump/Copyright. ColonialGrid (talk) 16:12, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Why does French copyright law matter for works published in Vietnam? Even if we agree that works published in French Indochina have a country of origin of France (which is a very colonial interpretation), the Democratic Republic of Vietnam considered its independence day 2 September 1945.--Prosfilaes (talk) 01:24, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
What says that they were published in Vietnam, or in Australia, or in Texas? The available evidence is that a photo such as the one given as example in this question, is from a French agency, is kept in the French archives, and is actually published in France. No evidence has been provided that it was published in another country previously. -- Asclepias (talk) 04:00, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Public domain question[edit]

Is it OK to copy images from copyrighted newspaper archives (e.g. newspapers.com, newspaperarchive.com, Fulton History etc.) as long as the original newspapers and images are old enough to be public domain, or are the images as they appear on such sites copyrighted, so one needs to find a different copy? If it is OK to use such images, is {{PD-scan}} the right template for them? Thanks. Sideways713 (talk) 16:58, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Correct. Scans and other faithful reproductions are not considered original enough to warrant a new copyright. This is so long as it is faithful, and does not add new content or annotations. Just remember that the content has to be public domain in both the original country and the USA. ColonialGrid (talk) 17:29, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Excellent, thanks. I have now uploaded one image; if there's a copyright problem with it, hopefully someone catches it before I submit too many others. Sideways713 (talk) 14:31, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Giovanni Zelko at SIF, 2014.jpg[edit]

Need help getting license to use photo Giovanni Zelko at SIH, 2014. I have been given the right to use the photo by the Giovanni Zelko, the photo originated from his personal film website. Would like to use it on wiki page

--Folasade.aremu (talk) 04:58, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi, you need to follow the procedures set out at COM:OTRS and have the copyright holder send permission. Note that the subject of the photo may not hold copyright, and it is possible (likely even) that copyright is held by the photographer. ColonialGrid (talk) 10:16, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

I am looking at the original image of this picture. Please help me to find the origin of this image.[edit]

Please let me know how can i send you the picture i am looking out for.

thanks

kranti nagvekar

nagvekarkranti@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 120.61.117.52 (talk • contribs) 18:45, 22 November 2014‎ (UTC)

Given that nobody here is psychic, we have absolutely no way of knowing what image you're talking about unless you tell us. LX (talk, contribs) 19:31, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Question on an image upload - copyright information - re-upload[edit]

Hello! I recently uploaded an image titled "Vivek Wadhwa 1" that I accidentally entered incorrect copyright information for. Another user flagged it for me, I thanked them then I deleted the image in order to re-upload it with the correct copyright information. When I try to upload the image I am unable to. Can you advise what to do? Thank you very much!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by KeKatie (talk • contribs) 18:54, 22 November 2014‎ (UTC)

Let's start with the facts, since you've left some facts out and got some things wrong above. Looking at the history of this page, you are User:KeKatie. Looking at your log, the file you're talking about is File:Vivek-Wadhwa-1.jpg, it was deleted by User:Krd based on the concerns raised in Commons:Deletion requests/File:Vivek-Wadhwa-1.jpg. (Since you are not an administrator, you could not possibly have deleted it yourself.)
You can't and should not attempt to recreate previously deleted content. I see no reason to believe that the legitimate copyright holder of this photo has released it under a free license, but if you think that you can convince Duke Photography to release the photo under a license that allows anyone to use it in modified or unmodified form for any purpose, including commercial purposes, please follow the procedure described here. If successful, the file will be restored by an administrator. LX (talk, contribs) 19:42, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

THANK you so much for explaining. I deleted it from the page that I had added it to, thought that had made it be deleted from the Commons area too. Thank you as well for letting me know about the release needed - and the process. I really appreciate it!! Again, thank you.

Photo for Hon Mrs Victor Bruce[edit]

The current photo on this page shows the subject with two other people. I feel a photo showing only the subject is more appropriate, so I cut her image from the group photo and uploaded it. If you have been using the group photo for years, why do you need more copyright information now? And if you do, how do I get it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NancyRWilson (talk • contribs) 19:33, 22 November 2014‎ (UTC)

You haven't really given us much to go on... After some searching, I'm guessing that the page you're talking about is en:The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce and that the photo you're talking about is File:Amy mildred winifred.jpg. Looking at the edit history of the help desk, it turns out that you are User:NancyRWilson. Looking at your log, the file you uploaded was File:Mary Petre Bruce on completion of World Flight.JPG.
That file has been deleted, but according to Google's cached copy of the file description page, it looks like you somehow managed to upload the file without any licensing tag. Also, the source was not verifiable (it should have been a link to the original image) and what you entered as the author ("news photo circa Feb 1931") makes no sense – the author of a photo is the person who creates the photo, and photos can't author themselves. A verifiable source, correct authorship information and a copyright license or public domain rationale is needed for all files on Commons, so it's not surprising that a file looking like that was deleted. You were notified of the problem more than a week before it was deleted.
That said, some investigation of the original version is probably called for as well. I don't see why User:PeterWD would be the copyright holder of the work in question, as he claims. There is a free text paragraph that looks like a Wikipedia-only permission, quoted from a long since archived entry on en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Aviation/Style guide/Layout (Aircraft) from this edit. There was no mention of a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication or of transferring copyright to User:PeterWD, and the preceding discussion only mentioned non-free licenses. LX (talk, contribs) 20:05, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Question on Crown Copyright (United Kingdom)[edit]

Hello, I have a question on copyright. Unless I'm wrong, the UK copyright law seems more based on death of the creator (e.g. {{PD-old-auto}}) rather than the date of publishing as in the United States' {{PD-1923}}. But Crown copyright is a bit different, and I'm curious as to whether works of the British Museum of Natural History are considered Crown copyright/UK government (as an example, pretend File:Arthur Stanley Hirst00.jpg or the artwork inside it was published in 1960 rather than 1920). Thanks, Animalparty (talk) 23:36, 22 November 2014 (UTC)