User talk:Jrcla2

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for uploading File:Chihuly Garden and Glass outside 1.jpg and integrating it into the Wikipedia article. It is an excellent illustration of the museum. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:07, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

File:Flower sculpture in Seattle.JPG[edit]

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— Cheers, JackLee talk 19:09, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

[Copied from my Commons user talk page] I just now saw a message you left me in mid-August (I rarely come on Commons). Why was the photo deleted? I took it myself when I was visiting Seattle last spring. I would like an explanation please, because the "copyright" reason is confusing to me - it's an original photograph. Jrcla2 (talk) 03:58, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Also, please post on my wall. I'll never remember to read it here. Thanks! Jrcla2 (talk) 04:00, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, and sorry that your photograph had to be deleted. Yes, the photograph was taken by you and so was original, but you were photographing a copyrighted sculpture. In some countries (such as the United Kingdom), photographing copyrighted sculptures that are permanently located in public places is not a breach of copyright because of a concept called freedom of panorama. Unfortunately, in the US freedom of panorama only extends to buildings and not to sculptures: see "Commons:Freedom of panorama#United States". There are a few exceptions to this – photographs of a public sculpture can be uploaded to the Commons in the following situations:
  • If it was installed before 1923: use the {{PD-US}} or {{PD-1923}} tag.
  • If it was installed between 1923 and 1977 inclusive, and did not have a copyright notice placed on it at that time: use {{PD-US-no notice}}. To check if a sculpture has a copyright notice on it, visit the Smithsonian Institution's Art Inventories Catalog.
  • If it was installed between 1923 and 1963 inclusive, and even if it had a copyright notice on it, the copyright was not renewed: use {{PD-US-not renewed}}.
In the case of the flower sculpture you photographed in Seattle, there wasn't enough information to determine its copyright status. Thus, applying the Commons precautionary principle, it had to be nominated for deletion.
If you have any doubts about the copyright status of an artwork, you can post a message at "Commons:Village pump/Copyright" and someone will come to your aid. I hope this helps to explain what happened. — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:42, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that explains why it was deleted. Thank you. I'm not really too concerned about it, it's just one photo. Jrcla2 (talk) 19:04, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
No worries, and thanks for your contributions! — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:00, 17 October 2013 (UTC)