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Image:RIT art - The Sentinel.jpg[edit]

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Also Image:RIT art - The Sentinel closeup.jpg William Avery 16:27, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Martines, pilotari[edit]

(copied from the Village pump)

Hi, one of the most reputed Valencian pilota players, Martines, has sent me a pic to illustrate his article. The picture (obviously) was not taken by himself, but by a professional photographer who was hired by Martines' club to take some pics during the first match played at the courtfield named after Martines' name.

My question is: Would that pic acceptable to Wikimedia? Martines donates it freely. He is not the author but he has the property, since they hired the professional photographer. If so, which license should be applied? Thx in advance, --Casaforra (parlem-ne) 06:17, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

It seems to me that the club would own the license, since the photograph was taken under contract with them. (Of course, the contract could have stated any number of things, including that the photographer retained the rights.) If Martines owns the club, then it's okay; otherwise you need permission from the club. (In either case we can assume the club owns the image if they say they do.) As for a license, that's not up to us or to you; the owner of the photograph must release it under specific terms. See Commons:Licensing for what terms we require. Powers 13:44, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

(reply in your own Talk page)

Yes, so I think. If the club hired a professional photographer to take pics of them playing, then those pics are property of the club, not the photographer, who keeps being the author.
Regarding the license, Martines gives the pic freely, as I said. I explained him the terms about derivative works, possible future commercial uses, and so on. And he agreed. The problem is that I can't find a proper license for this case.
The closest I've found is PD-Author, but this is not true since Martines is not the author. Or GFDL-self, since the owner of the pic gives it freely.
The problem remains in which is the proper license, as you see. --Casaforra (parlem-ne) 19:43, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Valued image candidates/Coat of arms of Gagauzia.svg[edit]

Hi, from your latest comment on this one it seems you are inclined to support the image? If this is the case I would suggest you place a support vote on the candidate. It is due to being closed as "undecided", but I will give you a chance to vote on it, in case you just forgot to vote. (You do not have to vote on it of course). -- Slaunger 06:51, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

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Valued Image Promotion[edit]

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merge proposal on Category:Guide signs[edit]

Please support your opinion on the merge proposal for Category:Guide signs. Thanks, Sehome Bay (talk) 23:19, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

your edit on COM:WP[edit]

1) "we have plenty of pictures of that": Seems that you know a bit more than I do. Or do you just mean Category:naked children?
2) "Child porn is as in-scope as real pornography is" I'm a bit confused. Do you mean that it's in scope or note.
Please tell me! --D-Kuru (talk) 22:40, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

You're right. I meant your suggested edit. I just mixed two of your contibutions.
What you mean with "we have pictures of lynchings"? Are you talking about something like Category:Firing squad? If Yes: Do you think that CP is as immoral as pictures of lynchings?
--D-Kuru (talk) 11:45, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

6FlagsNOLAWhatsUpFloodline.jpg[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your vigilence in trying to avoid copyright violations. As File:6FlagsNOLAWhatsUpFloodline.jpg was indentended to doccument something other than the appearance of the copyrighted character and has been on Commons for more than 2 years without a previous challenge, I've changed your speedy delete tag to a deletion request listing: Commons:Deletion requests/File:6FlagsNOLAWhatsUpFloodline.jpg. I've also listed an image with similar situation Commons:Deletion requests/File:6FlagsDaffyFloodlines.jpg. Cheers, -- Infrogmation (talk) 16:21, 3 January 2009 (UTC)


Lacrosse categories[edit]

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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Cocktails Neon Sign.jpg[edit]

Thanks for bringing this copyvio to my attention. When I originally uploaded the photo several years ago, it never really occurred to me that the underlying sign might be copyrighted, too. The fact that is was labeled "vintage" also led me to believe that it was old enough not to have to worry about it, especially since there are soooo many similar signs out there. But, thanks to your RFD and an extensive Google Images search, I located the manufacturer, and it's still very much in production. They don't want to release it under a free license (which I understand), so it turns out it was a copyvio--just like you thought. Unfortunately, that also makes all the work I did on the other three images copyvios, too, because they are derivative works of the original. Oh well. I created a new image completely from scratch in SVG format, and that's actually better than a PNG file anyway. All's well that ends well. Thanks again for spotting the problem. :-) --Willscrlt (Talk) 03:13, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi again. I've been around long enough to understand that this wasn't personal, and it was the right thing to do. I care very much about copyrights, and I would never knowingly violate a copyright. Sometimes people seem to go overboard with flagging things as possible copyvios. I initially assumed that this was such a case. But, I looked into it more, and you were absolutely correct. The extra work wasn't a big deal either, because now we have a freely-licensed image without any murky copyright issues. That's better for the project and everyone. Have a great weekend! --Willscrlt (Talk) 05:31, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

File:Tapa.jpg[edit]

Hi, I just take the picture. Why? CaptainHaddock (talk) 19:28, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Ok, but it's a old thing is coming from the dining room of my garnd-mother. CaptainHaddock (talk) 06:50, 11 December 2009 (UTC)


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Powers (talk) 00:23, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Ottava Rima[edit]

Hi. You have participated in the long debate about Ottava Rima. You may want to vote in the final poll about his block. I might have summarized your expressed opinion already, if so please check that it is correct! Only one vote (Symbol support vote.svg Support, Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose or Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral), with a block length in case of support. Nothing more in this subsection! Thanks. --Eusebius (talk) 11:57, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

SVG text different after upload[edit]

Hi,

Thanks for looking into this. Is this something that should be fixed? I didn't do any tags manually, I simply added text in inkscape. Certainly there is a "standard", right? Which side (inkscape or wikicommons) isn't complying?

Daviddoria (talk) 11:40, 28 June 2010 (UTC)


File:Orleans_County_(New_York)_outline.jpg[edit]

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Powers (talk) 16:24, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Greetings. Just wanted to let you know I've closed your RfA as successful and granted you the sysop flag. Congratulations! If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page. Best of luck, –Juliancolton | Talk 14:22, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Admin inactivity[edit]

Hello LtPowers, you might be interested in this discussion: Commons_talk:Administrators/De-adminship#Activity -- A9 (talk) 06:04, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Nova Scotia, Canada.svg[edit]

Hi,

Could you read Commons:Deletion requests/File:Nova Scotia, Canada.svg? --Dereckson (talk) 13:53, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

regarding Midnight68[edit]

Hi. At commons:Undeletion_requests/Archive/2010-08#File:Kogaru1.jpg you said "I have seen intermediary forms of this image that prove (to my satisfaction, at least), that issues of authorship should be moot." ... where are these located? I'd like to review them, as I'm not satisfied that these are the work of Midnight68. Thanks. ++Lar: t/c 21:35, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Apologies for the delay in responding; I've been on vacation. You can see the links Midnight68 provided at wikitravel:shared:User talk:LtPowers#Dear LtPowers. I found them convincing, although I'm sure there's room for disagreement. Powers (talk) 11:05, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. I am not convinced, but I'm more convinced than I was, if you see what I mean. ++Lar: t/c 01:14, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Somewhat. At this point, it seems to me that we should be assuming good faith; Midnight68 seems to have been cooperative enough to have earned that, at least. Powers (talk) 17:40, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, AGF is the way to go. Since I'm at least partially convinced if not completely, :) that's the appropriate thing to do. Especially since others are fully convinced at this point. Thanks for the elaboration. ++Lar: t/c 13:03, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Viewing Deleted Images[edit]

"First of all, Jim, you know you (as an admin) can view a deleted image without having to restore it, right? ... Powers (talk) 01:46, 16 April 2011 (UTC)"

Actually, I don't know how to do that. I have thought several times about a tutorial for new Admins, but I thought that the only important thing that most of us seem to miss is DelReqHandler. Obviously, I'm missing this one -- I have been in the habit of restoring and then redeleting.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 12:47, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

When you go to a page that's been deleted, you'll see the deletion log there. In each entry in the log, you'll see a link that says "view/restore" (I assume you know this since you know how to restore a page). On the restoration page, you can see that each revision to the page is linked, as well as each upload if it's an image. If you click on the time/date stamp you can see the deleted revision or image without having to restore it. Powers (talk) 15:49, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
Aha, thanks very much. Do we actually document that somewhere? How did you learn it?      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 11:11, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
I don't know if it's documented anywhere. Before I became an admin, I think I knew it was possible to do this. And since the link in the deletion log says "(view/restore)", I'm pretty sure I quickly figured out how. =) Powers (talk) 19:45, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Comments on User:Jameslwoodward/Sandbox1 would be welcome, thanks.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 22:31, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
It looks fine to me. =) Powers (talk) 19:39, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Klick. Cheers, --Yikrazuul (talk) 19:42, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

CfD for College athletic program categories[edit]

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--Spyder_Monkey (talk) 06:04, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi, can this be added in the template? --Vinie007 (talk) 06:59, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I have no idea what you mean. Powers (talk) 21:55, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for answering my newbie question about that Red Sonja so quickly. I will carefully evaluate if (and if yes, how) that pic is usable in the Red Sonja or Cosplay WP articles, and I will keep future discussions in the Village Pump. X2000 (talk) 23:12, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

File:WDW_New_Fantasyland_logo.jpg[edit]

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File:Jan Wellens de Cock Calvary.jpg[edit]

Hi, Thanks for fixing this file. Is this something I can do myself as a simple user? If not I have a number of other files in which the latest uploaded version doens't show properly:

Do you mind having a look at them. Or am I too impatient and is this a problem that is fixed automatically? Regards, Vincent Steenberg (talk) 20:00, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

BadJPEG template discussion[edit]

Dcoetzee has modified the English message in BadJPEG template to prohibit its use for scans and photographs [1]. I think, such modification is irrelevant and was not agreed upon during the discussion. Moreover, no alternatives were proposed. I have expressed my concerns in the follow-ups. However, I'm afraid that my arguments are/will not be considered simply because of the personal dislike [2]. If you have time, please comment on the situation (link to the discussion). Any constructive opinion is greatly welcomed. Thanks in advance! — Mikhail Ryazanov (talk) 09:39, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

You might be interested[edit]

Commons:Categories for discussion/2011/09/Category:Ships by name
Semper Fi! FieldMarine (talk) 04:43, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

File:Logo MZK Konin.png[edit]

Hi!

Can you explain me, why you delete this file? What was wrong with this image? Flyz1 (talk) 21:00, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for reply. So what can I do, to publish this work legally? Is it possible? Flyz1 (talk) 08:08, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Spammer or houndee?[edit]

Care to give us some neutral admin input here and on the image page talk? Cordially, SergeWoodzing (talk) 14:54, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

you didn't delete the pic but closed the discussion[edit]

Hi - you forgot to delete the pic - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tristane_Banon_2011.jpg - Off2riorob (talk) 18:49, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Old newspaper photos[edit]

Could be quite a find. None of your photo links work. It would be good to find a way to give fixed addresses to these. You need to find and add Stone's death date if you want to use the 70-year template. Dankarl (talk) 22:03, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I was afraid of that for the links; the links to the images are permanent but I haven't found a way to permanently reference the archive data pages. Stone died in 1936; what's the best way to specify that on the image description page? Powers (talk) 02:26, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

OTRS ticket provided[edit]

The ticket has been provided. Who removes the tag? [3]? --James Heilman, MD (talk) 08:54, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For keeping NHL fans everywhere well informed concerning the divisional changes coming next year with your awesome and timely new map. It is much appreciated! Michael Barera (talk) 03:04, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Logos[edit]

You have been active in a deletion request about the Disney Junior logo. You might be interested in knowing that there is a similar debate ongoing about several logos at Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#PD-textlogo; second opinions. --Stefan4 (talk) 01:21, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Tiao munchen.jpg[edit]

see [4], [5],copyvio--shizhao (talk) 00:37, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Comment[edit]

Hi LtPowers, isn't there a negation missing in the second sentence (It's sad that everyone can just behave like adults.) of your comment on COM:AN? --Túrelio (talk) 20:10, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Probably. My apologies. Powers (talk) 23:54, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

State of Sequoyah map[edit]

I have replied at the link above.--Dcheagle 03:18, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

I have replied to your comments.--Dcheagle 04:17, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

If you’re okay with that…[edit]

…I think it may be preferable to remove my comment on the VP. It is not as if it actually helps with an otherwise perfectly valid discussion. Apologizes for reacting with what can quite clearly be labeled as “trolling”. Jean-Fred (talk) 21:26, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Cross-posted on User talk:Rd232

your comment on COM:AN/U[edit]

Hi LtPowers, you have placed your comment[6] in the middle of a comment by another user[7], so that now the upper part of the other's comment is associated with your comment. --Túrelio (talk) 06:21, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

FYI regarding college athletic conference maps[edit]

There is a discussion on the Project College Football talk page on Wikipedia regarding the overview maps that are used in the InfoBoxes of college athletic conference pages. We're trying to develop some sort of consensus on how the maps should be built (which states are/aren't shaded, colors, non-full members, etc.) and your input would be welcome. The discussion is here: Athletic conference overview maps and their lack of consistency Mdak06 (talk) 22:18, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Copyvios on Wikitravel[edit]

Do you know what to do with copyright violations on Wikitravel? Take a look at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Quetta, Pakistan - sunset.jpg. The image is on both Commons and Wikitravel, and I suppose that it should be removed from Wikitravel and also from future forks of Wikitravel. --Stefan4 (talk) 21:27, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Indeed, though the Wikitravel data that will be used for the fork has already been archived and is not being updated. I can delete it from Wikitravel, though, which is at least a start. Powers (talk) 22:58, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I read somewhere that the archived copy isn't being updated. Still, it is better to have it deleted from Internet Brand's website in case someone would decide to copy it to Commons again at some point. --Stefan4 (talk) 23:33, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Help Request[edit]

Hello, can you please help out here? its been a while since these maps and a few others have been posted. Thank you--باسم (talk) 11:38, 5 October 2012 (UTC)



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I don't understand[edit]

this edit. First, what do you mean by "replaced with a high-res simulacrum"? The SVG file, File:Botón Me gusta.svg? And even if that SVG file exists now, what does that change regarding the decisions to keep the Facebook-thumbs-up-sign? Regards --Rosenzweig τ 02:38, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

It doesn't change the decisions, but there's no longer any way to pictorially represent the file that was kept as "too simple for copyright" because the file has been overwritten. Powers (talk) 13:39, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
I see, I overlooked that. The original file could be changed back to the original version however, since (I think) the new version is not from Facebook and so doesn't match the file description. Alternatively, the original version could be referenced by a mere link like this (like the "not ok" logos at COM:TOO#Austria). --Rosenzweig τ 16:21, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
The file description should likely be updated, then. Using Facebook's icon causes confusion and (as evidenced by the multiple DRs) controversy, making the new icon better in every conceivable fashion. Powers (talk) 22:41, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
So what do you propose? --Rosenzweig τ 21:05, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Your idea of linking manually to the original icon would probably work okay, if you feel it's important to retain that information. Powers (talk) 12:46, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
I do. I've reinstated the diagrams section with a link as mentioned. Regards --Rosenzweig τ 19:22, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

File:Aachener Tor.jpg[edit]

Could you split this up and then tag the Wikivoyage file with "NowCommons"? --Stefan4 (talk) 19:51, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

  • ✓ Done Powers (talk) 12:46, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Next task: Please split File:Byodo-in Uji01pbs2640.jpg and then tag [8]. I'm requesting these Wikivoyage files directly since everything is a bit urgent before the move. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:40, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

  • ✓ Done Powers (talk) 14:20, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Next one: File:El Paso Museum of Art. El Paso, Texas.jpg / [9]. Also, is the elephant PD-old, de minimis or a FOP issue? --Stefan4 (talk) 18:28, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

  • It's not an elephant; you're looking at the rear end of a horse. It's one of several copies of Vaquero by Luis Jiménez, and it was moved last year to Arkansas. If you look at the upload history here on Commons, you can see that in 2010, the photographer erased the sculpture from the image, presumably on copyright concerns. The erasure is about as well done as could possibly be expected, but considering we now have a better image of the entrance without the copyrighted sculpture, I don't see a compelling reason to perform a split. I recommend marking the WV file with the "Ignore" tag and changing any articles that use it to use File:El Paso Museum of Art. El Paso, Texas.jpg instead. Powers (talk) 19:26, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Next one: File:Meran 1.jpg / [10]. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:46, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

And also File:Jinpukaku05 1920.jpg / [11]. --Stefan4 (talk) 16:05, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Both ✓ Done Powers (talk) 19:45, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

OK, next one: File:Tottori castle05 1920.jpg / [12]. Sorry for bugging you about all of this, but as you know, the Wikivoyage image migration is a bit urgent. --Stefan4 (talk) 15:37, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Someone's gotta do it, and your thoroughness and dedication is much appreciated. I'm just happy to help in whatever small ways I can. ✓ Done Powers (talk) 20:49, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Another one: File:Regensburg cathedral front.jpg / [13]. Also be careful about that one: the first upload seems to be PD, but the second one seems to be GFDL (see edit summary). --Stefan4 (talk) 22:48, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

  • I'm thinking I'd skip this one. The original upload is clearly inferior to the second one, and the perspective correction is a valuable retouching that I don't think needs to be split out. YMMV. Powers (talk) 00:03, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

A Little Help[edit]

Hey, can I have a little help here please. It is a little urgent because of the recency in the Politics of Ghana.

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    • I still need some help.
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Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG joe3teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Oussaamaa (talk) 17:18, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Appropriately Licensed[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Copyfraud by New_York_City_Municipal_Archives[edit]

Re. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Archive/2013/05#New_York_City_Municipal_Archives someone should inform the New_York_City_Municipal_Archives director/staff that W:Copyfraud is a crime with significant penalties, which increase if it's willful, as it would be if it continued after they were notified of the law… so they might want to look into whether it's a good idea to keep up the possibly overreaching claims you mentioned. --Elvey (talk) 22:37, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Well, Copyfraud is indeed a serious crime... and a serious accusation. If those images were unpublished for a long time, they may yet be copyrighted. Powers (talk) 17:43, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
Agreed. A little tact could go a long way; I wouldn't suggest you present the situation to them as I did to you! Surely, for example, at least one of the posters at http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/RECORDSPHOTOUNITARC~34~34 was published 'round WW II w/o a copyright notice, however. I don't see this could being anything other than P.D. The USG made the bonds, so no copyright at all, and the photo is a faithful reproduction, so no copyright either. --Elvey (talk) 06:59, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Actually, I can no longer find where they assert copyright over all of the images. They do paint with a broad brush on their ordering page, claiming that any commercial use is disallowed without permission without providing an exception for PD works, but I can't find any place where they actively assert copyright over any specific PD image. I doubt there's really anything actionable. Powers (talk) 15:14, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

New URL for OgreBot's old version filemover[edit]

Hello. I've identified you as a user who has previously used OgreBot's old version filemover. Please note the new URL: toollabs:magog/oldver.php. Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:40, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Cleveland Statues[edit]

Hi LtPowers, I'm not sure where is the best place to place this, but my image of Cleveland statues is the well know Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Cleveland that was completed in the 1800's making it well past any copyrite issues? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldiers%27_and_Sailors%27_Monument_%28Cleveland%29

Yes indeed. Thanks for letting me know; it would be helpful if you could identify important items like that in your photos by describing them on the image description page. They should also be appropriately categorized, as that also helps those of us looking for inadvertent copyright violations. Powers (talk) 00:54, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Sorcerers Hat at Disneys Hollywood Studios by eddison moreno.jpg[edit]

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File:Downtown Rochester, NY HDR by patrickashley.jpg[edit]

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