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File source is not properly indicated: File:Sylvester Z. Poli.jpg[edit]

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File source is not properly indicated: File:SZ Summer Place177.jpg[edit]

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Copyright status: File:Poli Article 1179.pdf[edit]

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File:Rosa and SZ Poli182.jpg[edit]

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.     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 12:42, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Rosa and SZ Poli182.jpg[edit]

I'm sorry that my colleague closed this without giving you the help that you asked for.

The issue here is that we do not know who took the image or when it was first published. I am afraid that US copyright law is notably complicated, so please bear with me.

An image from 1935, that was published then, is probably in the public domain -- in order to still be under copyright, it would have to have been published with a copyright notice (likely) and its copyright registration would have had to be renewed 28 years later (extremely unlikely). So, if you can show that it was published around the time it was taken, we can restore it on Commons.

However, you say that it "was a private family picture", which makes it unlikely that it was published then. If that is the case, then its appearance on Commons may have been its first publication. If so, then:

  • if the author is known, copyright runs for 70 years after the death of the author.
  • if the author is not known, then copyright runs until the earlier of 120 years after creation or 95 years after publication -- which in this case would be until 2055.

This looks to me like a professional photograph -- remember that back then it was much harder to take photographs than it is now and this is an excellent portrait. If that's true, there is probably no way to keep it here. My guess that if you cannot show that it was published before 1963, then the only way we could restore it is if you can show that the photographer died before 1943 or that you are the sole heir of the photographer -- then you would own the copyright and could license it.

All of this is summarized in File:PD-US table.svg, which you may find useful.

If you have questions, you may ask them at the Village Pump in any of 42 languages or on my talk page. I will also watch for questions here on your talk page for at least a week..     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:03, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, Jim. It's disappointing because we have so many family pictures, especially of Rosa Poli because she lived until 1960, but very few of Sylvester Poli. The photography was done by Curtiss Studio in New Haven, CT. The only information I could find out about them is that they did mostly wedding pictures. Some as old as the early 1900's. I could find no close of business date, or who the individual owner(s) might have been. --Gramps101 (talk) 18:29, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

I'm afraid that's the end of it, then. The image is what we call an "orphan" -- still under copyright, but the copyright holder is unknown. Unless you can show that it was published before 1963, in which case we can assume that the registration was not renewed, we would need a license from Curtiss's successor as copyright holder. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 23:09, 26 May 2013 (UTC)