User talk:Russavia

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Привет. Ты можешь выложить фотографии с,, Особенно архивные?


It's ok, Russavia, I'm not use to question deletions by other admins. As I wrote, I am reasonably convinced that the other files were blatant copyvios, I only had the doubt for the one you deleted, was only waiting for an answer from the uploader. If the photo has been taken before 1977 then it can be safely assumed in public domain. That said, an US law that extends legal protection in their country to something that in the country of origin has expired is simply grotesque. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 13:05, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

@Blackcat:, I agree with the sentiment, but alas, unfortunately, it is the law in the US, and we need to abide by the laws of the US in relation to copyright. US editors should lobby their congressmen and senators to change the law, but until there is a change in the law, to protect all parties who have a vested interest in our projects (i.e. uploaders, editors, admins, re-users and copyright holders), we simply need to act within the confines of the US law, as much as we don't agree with it. I hope you can understand that position. Cheers, russavia (talk) 14:00, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
For example there are wonderful colour photographs in high resolution (taken with Kodak film) of the UEFA European Cup 1976-77 final held in Rome between Liverpool FC and Borussia Mönchengladbach which are PD in Italy but alas cannot be used on Commons. That's very frustrating as you can imagine... -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 16:14, 17 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi Russavia, I'm not sure if you may need to take note of this, but Mattbuck was mentioning something about categories and your mass uploaders. [1] --(✉→Arctic Kangaroo←✎) 02:56, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, but I don't need to provide input there. I think we now know that if we want to ping someone we just link their username. But thanks anyway for notifying. russavia (talk) 00:45, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

AN thread[edit]

I would like to thank you for your impartiality and sensibility, and to also apologize for our previous disagreements. Irrespective of whether Alan or Steinsplitter move further to remove my sign-in to the bot, your actions means a lot. Perhaps we can build a new trust? Fry1989 eh? 17:44, 19 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed you have set up User:MiszaBot to archive your talk page. Unfortunately, the bot has stopped working, and given how its operator is inactive, it is unclear when/if this will fixed. For the time being, I have volunteered to operate a MiszaBot clone (running the exact same code). With that said, your input would be appreciated at Commons:Bots/Requests/ArchiveBot 1. Regards, FASTILY 07:38, 20 April 2014 (UTC)