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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Mwarren us!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 13:14, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Copyright status for images published in US utility patents after 1989[edit]

My explanation for the lack of copyright protection for the USPTO's publication of utility patent 7938358 is below; your mileage may vary with other patents:

File tagging File:US patent 7938358, fig 9.png[edit]

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El Grafo (talk) 11:29, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

File tagging File:US patent 7938358, fig 4.png[edit]

ditto above.

File tagging File:US patent 7938358, fig 10.png[edit]

ditto above.

File tagging File:US patent 7938358, fig 1-3.png[edit]

ditto above.

Here's why the images published in the notice of utility patent grant for U.S. Patent 7,938,358 by the USPTO are not subject to U.S. copyright (but, IANAL). Starting with the USPTO's Editorial Standards - Publications and Citations leads to 37 CFR 1.71(d) & (e) and 37 CFR 1.84(s). As U.S. Patent 7,938,358 doesn't include these notices, the patent publication is not protected by U.S. copyright. The additional discussion and legal citations in the keep/delete discussion from Nov 2009 - Commons:Deletion requests/Template:PD-US-patent-no notice provide additional reasons that utility patent drawing are still not covered by US copyright. The conclusion there was to keep the PS-US-patent-no-notice template as well as the utility patent images licensed using that template even, those post 2006.
I didn't find an appropriate pre-written license template for this, so here's my shot at writing a {{PD-because}} block:
Public domain This file is in the public domain, because , as the United States Patent and Trademark Office guidelines in "Editorial Standards - Publications and Citations" state, "Subject to limited exceptions reflected in 37 CFR 1.71(d) & (e) and 37 CFR 1.84(s), the text and drawings of a patent are typically not subject to copyright restrictions." U.S. Patent 7,938,358 does not include a 37 CFR 1.71(e) notice, copyright was not previously registered, and technical constraints limit the creative input necessary for copyright protection.

In case this is not legally possible:
The right to use this work is granted to anyone for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.


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