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Copyright violation[edit]

File:Copa_del_mundo.png — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.20.69.216 (talk • contribs) 2014-07-04T17:34:51 (UTC)

See Commons:Deletion requests/File:Copa del mundo.png. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:05, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Is this public domain?[edit]

Main gallery: Commons:Deletion requests/File:MN Stockholm.jpg.

Hi, May I request your opinion? File:MN Stockholm.jpg is a postcard issued by the Swedish American Line, based in Göteborg. The PD-Italy tag used by the uploader is probably inapplicable, as it is unlikely that the image was first published in Italy. But, as it was probably first published in Sweden, would it meet the conditions of PD-Sweden-photo? I am not familiar with the conditions of that tag. -- Asclepias (talk) 01:16, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Denniss nominated the file for deletion, so I replied in the deletion discussion. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:12, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Deletion nomination for Trinidad and Tobago and Guyanese passports[edit]

Can you provide justification for the nomination for the deletion of these images? These images in no way violate any copyright laws of Wikipedia have been composed by me (Saltprune416). If Wikipedia and further users like yourself continue this modus operandi, pretty soon I will remove all my contributions to this website as it goes against fair inclusion and contribution to the tenets of this database. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saltprune416 (talk • contribs) 2014-07-12T15:17:46‎ (UTC)

The uploader claims to have designed the passports, but has not provided any evidence that this is the case. Passports are typically created by governments. --Stefan4 (talk) 15:24, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

There isn't any claim on design. The image like thousands of others on Wikipedia were taken and are fair use. Images of scenery are not designed by the photographer, the same way an image of a passport is simply a depiction of an object that exists by said photographer. Passports are indeed owned by governments, but a search on the majority of passport pages uploaded and complimentary photos show no evidence that they have been uploaded by either governments nor sourced from government websites. I'd like it if you highlight government contributions to the following pages and passports: Canadian, American, British, European Union passports etc.

Would it be better if I were to draw the passport as I see it then upload it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saltprune416 (talk • contribs) 2014-07-12T16:49:01 (UTC)

Fair use claims are not valid on Commons, see COM:FU. Non-free passports need permission from the government that created it. --Stefan4 (talk) 17:02, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Please give me some time to ask permission from the governments involved to use said images of the passport that are freely available online and to anyone with a camera to upload. Will respond momentarily. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saltprune416 (talk • contribs) 2014-07-12T17:12:15 (UTC)

If you obtain permission, make sure that the permission is usable by anyone. See COM:OTRS for instructions on where to send the permission for verification. --Stefan4 (talk) 17:34, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Puisque vous affirmez que les photos de passeports sont sujettes à autorisations préalables des gouvernements qui les délivrent, pouvez-vous m'indiquer quel loi/décret/arrêté... concerne les passeports que délivre l'Etat français. Merci d'avance. Cordialement. Barbe-Noire (talk) 12:51, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Hej[edit]

Kik lige på Commons:Deletion requests/File:Post Danmark logo.svg.png. Hilsen --Søren1997 (talk // contributions) 18:14, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:NanoIntegris logo.jpg[edit]

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RfC on the scope of file renaming criterion 2[edit]

Pursuant to the closing of the RFC "Proposed overhaul of the "Which files should be renamed?" section", a second RfC has been opened at Commons:Requests for comment/File renaming criterion 2 specifically to address the scope of criterion 2, which currently reads "To change from a completely meaningless name to a name that describes what the image displays." Since you participated in the initial discussion, I am notifying you of the follow-up RfC.

Please note that I fully anticipate that the first few days will see a number of additional options proposed, so it may be a good idea to check back periodically on the RfC.

Thank you. Sven Manguard Wha? 01:43, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

AN/U[edit]

I've re-activated that AN/U regarding your approach to DR. See 'Stefan4'.Ultra7 (talk) 14:59, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

A third opinion[edit]

Hi.

Can I please have your opinion on this: File talk:Microsoft logo.svg#DOCTYPE. The discussion has started badly and I think a third opinion would definitely be needed.

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 10:37, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Explicación[edit]

Me gustaría que razonaras tus cambios. No entiendes que es un enlace muerto y nulo. --Parair (talk) 20:25, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

I stand corrected[edit]

Thank you for providing me with knowledge about the fact that the Swedish passport design is not, in fact, freely usable. I should have researched more about what rules apply to passports of this kind. Jag tackar för det...

-User:Pixelmaniac pictures (leave a reply)

Sibelius Monument[edit]

Thanks for the notification, I was not aware that Finnish copyright law is so strict as to forbid publishing photos of monuments on public spaces. Very strange. --FlavrSavr (talk) 14:26, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Type 039 submarine.jpg[edit]

Please, do not remove Flickr review failed templete while nominating for deletion. Thanks. Ankry (talk) 18:49, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

The file has been deleted. Which template did I remove? Judging from the notification on the uploader's talk page, it seems that I used the standard license reviewing script which I assume most people use for reviewing Flickr files. --Stefan4 (talk) 18:52, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Modern buidings in South Korea[edit]

Hi Stefan4 I would very much welcome your thoughts at Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#No_Commercial_reuse_FoP_in_South_Korea.2C_files_of_modern_buildings. Thanks--KTo288 (talk) 10:56, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Guerrillafilmica.png[edit]

This image was deleted because of a possible copyright violation.
I'm sorry about this. Is the second time it happends to me. I'm still learnig about how to properly upload media to Wikimedia commons. I swear, I've read about licenses and all that stuff but is a little bit complicated information to me, especially at the moment when I have to choose the proper licensing for uploaded files.
I didn't mean to violate any Copyright, I have never wanted to do it. So, please help me and guide me to upload correctly this image.
I digitized the image by scanning the cover of the book. I corrected yellow areas and changed resolution. Please tell me, will it be right if I upload the image again and add the following information?
Thanks for you help.

Sicerely, Wikiyashir (talk) 00:59, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

This seems to be about an image for the article es:Canal 6 de Julio, la guerrilla fílmica on Spanish Wikipedia. Spanish Wikipedia does not accept any fair use images. You may also not upload any fair use images to Wikimedia Commons If you wish to use the image in the article, then you must ask the copyright holder to follow the procedure at COM:OTRS. --Stefan4 (talk) 14:08, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Tanks for your answer.
I am intended to create an english version of that article, I think fair use image can be used, doesn't it?
canalseisdejulio it's not a trade mark but a Non-profit organization, they aloud free distribution of their content... how should I proceed?
For the use of the image on Spanish Wikipedia I most contact to canalseisdejulio, right?
I'll correct it... Please give me time.
Sincerely Wikiyashir (talk) 05:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
The cover can be used in an English version of es:Canal 6 de Julio, la guerrilla fílmica using w:Template:Non-free book cover. Remember to fill in w:Template:Non-free use rationale book cover, or alternatively use the upload wizard, w:Wikipedia:File Upload Wizard, which should help you with that. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:02, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you a lot for helping me.
I'll check the info and I'll work on it. I'm going to search info about logos and DVD/VHS covers, too... I don't want to be tagged as a Copyright infractor again.
Sincerely Wikiyashir (talk) 01:05, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

About your copyvio tag[edit]

Hello there Stefan4, you tagged files which I created and uploaded based on the design by ummjackson, dogecoin co-founder, which is freely licensed [1], I didn't understand at first why the image on wikipedia had a commercial license for that, since the image itself is creative commons and the project is released under MIT open license [2] [3], so I found your tagging a little impulsive and unnecessary, please before adding such a tag, call for a discussion, or open a request for comment or request for deletion. Thanks in advance Eduemoni (talk) 16:25, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

And you may cite Original_Doge_meme.jpg as reference, however the photo illustration itself is not original, it is a raster version, while mine is a vector, comprising of geometric forms and the pictures diverges, they are clearly not the same. Eduemoni (talk) 16:29, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
It is a copyright violation to state that a file licensed under {{mit}} is licensed under {{cc-zero}}.
There is no evidence that "kabosu112", who posted this blog post, has licensed the photograph of which this is a derivative work under any license whatsoever. --Stefan4 (talk) 16:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
As it may seem you don't understand about licensing, or I was not clear enough, the dogecoin project is licensed under MIT license, and the image itself is creative commons. Wasn't it clear enough? Eduemoni (talk) 01:58, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Moriyama and Tokojiro.jpg[edit]

Stefan4,

Thank you for your warning about the copyright status of above mentioned file. As this is my first appearance here, I hope you will excuse me if this is not the right way to reply to your notification. I would like to stress, furthermore, that as a writer, filmmaker and photographer I try to be as keen as possible when it comes to copyrights.

This said, the picture is a hand colored version of a photo taken around 1860. A copy with a unknown copyrightstatus (via Photoshop) can be found here: http://digital-archives.ccny.cuny.edu/exhibits/harris/moyiyama_pop.html. The colored photo which I uploaded, with a unknown copyrightstatus as well, can be found here: http://friendsofmacdonald.com/wp-content/gallery/main/perrys-interpreters-ranalds-students.jpg. As for the latest reference, I contacted the Friends of MacDonald and we had this 'conversation'.

Fred (me) to Alice, member of the Friends of MacDonald:

do you think, alice, that this picture from the fom-site is free of rights? in other words, is it allowed to use it in a wikipedia entry on einosuke moriyama? and if you don't know, who knows? http://friendsofmacdonald.com/wp-content/gallery/main/perrys-interpreters-ranalds-students.jpg

Alice to Fred:

It is just as 'free' as the two images of Ranald (MacDonald, fd). There is also a daguerreotype of Moriyama sitting with a group of other men (though not the group of students, I'm pretty sure of that). I would not worry about using the image.

That is as far as I can get. For the time being I did not use the picture in the Dutch wiki for Einosuke Moriyama. Instead I used a 'french' one already in this pages.

Einosuke Moriyama (links)

I certainly hope that this will do for being able to use the file Moriyama and Tokojiro.jpg.

Sincerely,

Fred Dijs — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fred Dijs (talk • contribs) 2014-08-25T19:59:27 (UTC)

If this was created in the mid-19th century, then why did you specify on the file information page that it was drawn today?
I did not specify the date of the file, Stefan4, the computer did when saving the file from the web. The above is not about the file, but about the picture. The picture can not be dated exactly, neither the original photograph, nor the colored one. Anyway, I tried to explain the background, I am not making a or my point, I hope to upload a beautiful picture from former times. And help is appreciated. It is the first time I use these pages, as already stated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fred Dijs (talk • contribs)
In the meantime I found the photographer and the year he took the picture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fred Dijs (talk • contribs)
In Japan, the general rule is that something is in the public domain if the person who created it has been dead for more than 50 years. In this case, the person has been dead for more than twice that time, so the image is clearly in the public domain in Japan. --Stefan4 (talk) 12:51, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

[edit]

Hello. I wasn't aware that I had overwritten the image. I'm sorry if I did, I didn't mean too. Is there a file already with the name or has it been converted? Once again, sorry. CorkythehornetfanTalk 00:14, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

The file will probably be split by an administrator eventually. There was already a different logo under the same file name (same design but in a different colour). --Stefan4 (talk) 12:53, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Malcolm[edit]

Hej! Jag missade någon vital kryssruta när jag la upp bilden på Malcolm Dixelius. Jag är osäker på hur jag korrigerar det på själva sidan, du kanske kan tipsa mig om det? Tack och bock på förhand. (Och jag bara utgår från att du pratar svenska, säg till annars.) Marfuas (talk) 10:12, 27 August 2014 (UTC) Hej igen! Glöm det, jag är nästan helt säker på att Fores bilder låg under CC-BY, men det gjorde de tydligen inte. Radera på, om du har den makten. Marfuas (talk) 10:27, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

CC-BY-NC går inte bra, så den filer kommer att raderas. Jag föreslår att du i fortsättningen använder toollabs:flickr2commons för att ladda upp filer från Flickr. Då kontrolleras det automatiskt att filen är under en giltig licens. --Stefan4 (talk) 12:59, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

What should I do with own designs?[edit]

You've sent me a message in my talk page. The mentioned Logo is my own work (design). What should I do to avoid deleting it? Mhhossein (talk) 13:33, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Logos are usually not created by Commons users, so you will need to send evidence that you created it to OTRS. See COM:OTRS for instructions. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:45, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

re "Better source request for File:Yorkshire Museum, York (Eboracum) (7685208580) 2.jpg"[edit]

As I clearly wrote in the upload information for the file, it is altered from the existing file File:Yorkshire Museum, York (Eboracum) (7685208580).jpg. The copyright allows for alterations if the source is credited, which it was. I did try to find the original file on Flickr, but the uploader of File:Yorkshire Museum, York (Eboracum) (7685208580).jpg only provided a link to the author's page. However, the original upload was checked and confirmed by the bot User:File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske). Paul Barlow (talk) 18:12, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Read the Infobox properly[edit]

If you don't stop edit warring, i'm going to file a request for mediation. The date for photographs is 1958 and not 1941.

{{PD-India}}{{PD-India-URAA}}Myopia123 (talk) 19:40, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Do not remove information that a file is up for deletion. This just risks causing confusion to users who are not aware that the files are listed for deletion. You need to read the text more carefully. As you can see at w:WP:URAA:
  • For photographs taken before 1908, the term in India is 50 years from creation.
  • For other photographs published before 1941, the term in India is 50 years from publication.
  • For other photographs, the term in India is 60 years from publication.
You must show that the photograph isn't protected by copyright in the United States. This can only be the case if the copyright already had expired in India as of 1996. Otherwise, the term in the United States is 95 years from publication. This is what gives you the 1941 rule. Keep in mind that many photographs might not be published until some time after they were taken. For example, family photographs are usually not published at all. You must therefore provide evidence of publication. --Stefan4 (talk) 19:59, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Stop making up your own rules. As far as I can tell, you are breaking with Wikipedia policy.Myopia123 (talk) 20:48, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
That law lists BOTH US and Indian laws. It is used for images of everyone from Mahatma Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi. You obviously have an agenda and you are breaking with multiple wikipedia policies, including NPOV.Myopia123 (talk) 20:49, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
You have added several copyright tags, but without providing any evidence that either of them applies to the files to which you have added them. --Stefan4 (talk) 21:01, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

Hi Stefan4. If you ever feel the urge to become an admin, I'd be happy to act as nominator. As others have noted, many of us think that you are one already, and I'm sure you'll be great at it.--KTo288 (talk) 13:06, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

I think a lot of people would support a Stefan4 nomination but I recall that he has previously decided against running because of "certain security risks". Green Giant (talk) 14:48, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
  1. A person who provides a "bulletin board system". For example, Commons is a "bulletin board system" under the law.
  2. Someone who supervises the service on behalf of the provider.
The first kind of people must also provide their identity to everyone who connects to the service. This is similar to 17 U.S.C. § 512 (c) (2), which requires the Wikimedia Foundation to identify itself to Commons readers.
Under Swedish law, it seems likely that a user who holds the "delete" user right is a person of either "type 1" or "type 2", meaning that the user needs to delete any files which violate the Swedish copyright law as soon as the user becomes aware of the files, or face legal problems. Commons hosts plenty of files which are unfree in Sweden, usually because of lack of the rule of the shorter term for works by EEA citizens (e.g. {{PD-Italy}} created after 1968), or because of the lack of respect for related rights for photographic images. The law also requires deleting some other material such as "obvious child pornography" and "obvious hate speech". However, such other material would typically be deleted anyway for being out of scope (harassment and/or illegal in the United States). By not holding any deletion rights on Commons, I try to stay away from this problem. --Stefan4 (talk) 15:34, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer, its a shame that becoming an admin would place you in a untenable position, but admin or not thank you for your work and insight.--KTo288 (talk) 22:45, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment by Salah- 56789 (talk · contribs)[edit]

I do not speak English well I've signed a mistake Please delete the image --Salah- 56789 (talk) 17:06, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

The file, File:Oujda222.jpg, has been deleted by someone. --Stefan4 (talk) 20:48, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Copyright of Indian images[edit]

Hi,

I am very disappointed by your message here. I already reverted your attempt to change the template {{PD-India}}. I told you that I have a confirmation by a professional lawyer. Your edit is counterproductive. I expect better. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:24, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Seconded. Stefan4 has been overly aggressive in this matter.Myopia123 (talk) 14:24, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry. There are dozens of pages all over the place which indicate copyright rules for India, and they all contradict each other, thus confusing me. Even recent statements by User:Yann contradict each other. The {{PD-India}} template also states different things in different languages. I was hoping that Yann would be able to clarify exactly how it works and also add relevant references to the various pages, but I guess I expressed myself improperly.
As far as I can see, there are three different copyright laws which provide three different copyright terms:
  • The 1911 law: 50 years from creation. There is also the 1914 law which doesn't seem to have changed any terms. Some pages, such as w:WP:URAA, COM:CRTIND and the English and Italian versions of {{PD-India}}, state that photographs remain in the public domain if this term already had expired when the law was changed in 1957. On the other hand, {{PD-India}} in Dutch and Portuguese only mentions one term (60 years from publication), which would require copyright restoration of works which had already fallen into the public domain by 1957.
  • The 1957 law: 50 years from publication. Some pages (such as w:WP:URAA) suggest that existing photographs had a term extension from 50 years from creation to 50 years from publication. Other pages, such as COM:CRTIND, suggest that this longer term didn't affect preexisting photographs but only new photographs.
  • The 1992 law: all terms extended by 10 years. In this edit, Yann wrote that this extension didn't affect preexisting photographs, at least not pre-1958 ones. On the other hand, in this edit, Yann wrote that photographs from 1942-45 were not yet in the public domain in India as of 1996 (thereby implying an extension to 60 years from creation for preexisting photographs), whereas photographs from 1957 already are in the public domain in India (implying a term shorter than 60 years from creation). Yann's second edit seems to contradict itself, and it also seems to contradict Yann's first edit. With regard to the Indian copyright status, it is necessary to know what happened here until the end of 2018. Other affected countries are at least the United States (URAA) and New Zealand (rule of the shorter term abolished in 1994 according to w:Rule of the shorter term).
I hope that Yann or someone else can clarify all of these contradictions and update all relevant pages. --Stefan4 (talk) 15:23, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
The point is that the 1957 law is not retroactive, therefore all pictures upto 1957 are in the public domain (50 years after creation). It seems obvious that here, I mean not in the public domain in USA because of URAA, but still in the public domain in India. I am not sure what the Wikipedia page means, it may be wrong. I suppose that the Dutch and Portuguese versions were not updated (the Engish had a different information before). Regards, Yann (talk) 15:28, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
But in this edit, you wrote that photographs from 1942-45 still were copyrighted in India as of 1996, although they were more than 50 years old at that point. --Stefan4 (talk) 15:50, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
I didn't say that. Please read again. Yann (talk) 17:08, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

How do I post an image that is mine?[edit]

Hello there Stefan!

You left me this message: User_talk:Lidiabartlam#.7B.7BAutotranslate.7C1.3DFile:Planaltos_de_Cristal.JPG.7Cbase.3DImage_permission.2Fheading.7D.7D"Thanks for uploading File:Planaltos de Cristal.JPG. This media is missing permission information. A source is given, but there is no proof that the author or copyright holder agreed to license the file under the given license. Please provide a link to an appropriate webpage with license information, or send an email with copy of a written permission to OTRS (permissions-commons@wikimedia.org). This also applies if you are the author yourself.

Please see this page for more information on how to confirm permission, and Commons:Permission if you would like to understand why we ask for permission when uploading work that is not your own.

The file probably has been deleted. If you sent a permission, try to send it again after 14 days. Do not re-upload. When the OTRS-member processes your mail, the file can be undeleted. Additionally you can request undeletion here, providing a link to the File-page on Commons where it was uploaded (File:Planaltos de Cristal.JPG) and the above demanded information in your request."

And my question is what copyright do I assign to the image then? The picture was taken by my father Hélio Cunha (whom the page is about), he wished to have a painting showing his work on the page, so we uploaded one, but none of the copyright options made sense to me... the image is mine, I didn't get it from anywhere, copyright goes to me. So what option do I chose?

Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lidiabartlam (talk • contribs) 2014-09-16T20:01:41 (UTC)

The painter needs to follow the instructions in the talk page notice and contact OTRS. If the painter is dead, his heir should contact OTRS instead. --Stefan4 (talk) 22:55, 16 September 2014 (UTC)