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God is busy, may I help you? / Dieu est occupé, puis-je vous aider?

You can leave me a message in English or French, at the bottom. Click here. Yann 22:13, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Copyright pictures[edit]

Dear Yann,

Thank you for your message about my copyright violation. I had no idea and I'm very sorry. Is there any way to take the pictures back or do something about it? I've always added the correct source and author to the information of the uploaded files.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


Monicaua, 10 August 2014 19:56

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png I think you're not on a diet, so I thought I'd share with you this burger Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 13:15, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Complete removal of a deleted page[edit]

Hello Yann, Is it possible to eliminate this page [1] completely ? I don't think someone will still edit it. Thanks in any case. Hubert DENIES (talk) 17:06, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done Yann (talk) 07:18, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick response, but that page is still there. If complete removal is not possible, please let me know. Then so be it. Much thanks. Hubert DENIES (talk) 17:13, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
@Hubert DENIES: That page was deleted. You probably need to clear your cache. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:04, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, thanks for this information. Hubert DENIES (talk) 18:58, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi Yann, I am asking you for an opinion about File:Montevideo, MONUMENTO ALLA INDIPENDENZA-restored.png, I am trying to restore it and I like to know your opinion. Regards!!! --Ezarateesteban 23:10, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Claimed copyright by English council[edit]

Hi Yann, I'm in the copyright minefield again. It is quite common for British institutions to claim copyright on things that seem unlikely to be their own work. Manchester City Council do it for sketches of buildings that were drawn as far back as the 1700s but right now I'm interested in the Commons/WMF view regarding their claim for this photo from 1900. I've no idea when the photographer died but it is an unusual name and I may be able to find a record via FindMyPast/ etc - I'll check that if there is any chance at all that the image would be uploadable here. Thoughts? - Sitush (talk) 09:43, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Robert Andrew Pattreioux of Manchester, b. 1863 - d. 1938. - Sitush (talk) 12:31, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
@Sitush: The photographer died more than 70 years ago, so fine. Please note if the author is unknown, the copyright is counted from the date of creation. See {{PD-UK-unknown}}. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:17, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Brilliant, thanks. - Sitush (talk) 13:26, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Uploading images re Charlotte Stone Crabs[edit]

I don't understand what you want me to do. I work for the team and am trying to improve out Wikipedia page. These are photos taken by out team photographers, which I have credited, and photos taken by myself. How are photos of our team's players not useable by we, the team? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gnome8910 (talk • contribs)

@Gnome8910: Hi,
As your images have been published outside Commons before and/or you are not the photographer, we need a formal written permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need more help. Images will be undeleted after the permission is received. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:00, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

File:RTL7-2.jpg wrong licensing or what?[edit]

Hi. What actually I did wrong by licensing File:RTL7-2.jpg? I set up that almost same as File:RTL7-1.jpg. LolmenX 19:21, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

@LolmenX: Hi,
This is a derivative work, and too complex to meet {{PD-textlogo}}. And you didn't provide a license. Regards, Yann (talk) 05:24, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Review needed for work of File:Mumbai125kms3D[edit]

Hello Yann. The image i uploaded needed a review File:Mumbai125km3D. Though i uploaded in Flickr today itself but still my work is pending. Thanks I am KVB | talk 14:36, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

You mean the copyrighted movie poster that you (and the many other socks of TekkenJinKazama) have been trying to upload contrary to the purpose of commons? The ones where you have been lying about the source and OTRS? That one? Ravensfire (talk) 15:44, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
@Karanvir Bohra:Also, would you care to explain this edit, where you marked that image as reviewed but used the name of someone else, someone who is flagged as an image reviewer? Ravensfire (talk) 16:11, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Taken care off. Blocked him and his uploads are gone. Natuur12 (talk) 18:06, 31 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi Yann. I noticed you had a problem deleting this file because of a backend error. The solution to these problem files is to overwrite the file with a junk file. Once this is done, you can delete the file. Have a look at the file history of this one to see what I did. You can download and use my little junk file in future cases if you want. ;) INeverCry 17:13, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

William Edward[edit]

Sorry Yann.--William Edward Marvolo Reddle (talk) 16:02, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Images of Ambassador Arshad Sami Khan[edit]

Dear Yann, I have uploaded these files on the instructions of Ambassador Arshad Sami Khan's eldest son Mr. Adnan Sami & so I have his instructions hence permission to use the images uploaded. Mr. Adnan Sami is the source who has inherited them from his late father Ambassador Arshad Sami Khan's personal family collections. You may feel free to contact him on his 'verified' Facebook inbox under "ADNAN SAMI" or on email id: <hidden enail> for any clarifications. Thank you. Peter Downings — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peter Downings (talk • contribs)

Answered here: Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Peter Downings. Yann (talk) 17:22, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Some questions about the pictures' copyright[edit]

Dear Yann:

I uploaded a picture of Xunfenggang Deport what it is from the official website of Guangzhou Metro at noon(UTC+8), but you deleted it in the evening(17:35,UTC+8)and said "it has benn marked as a possible copyright violation".

I got this peice of news at about 22:00(UTC+8).Then I looked up some laws of the copyright of pictures in news.

Yes, the picture what I uploaded at noon is a copyright violation picture. Now, I want to ask some questions about the pictures' copuright.

First,must I upload the pictures what made by myself?

Sencond, if I want to use a picture from Wikipedia in Wikipedia, what should I do?

That's all. Thank you! GZMTR Line6 22:30 7 September,2014 (UTC+8)

@GZMTR Line6: Hi,
Yes, you need a permission before uploading pictures made by others, including news agencies. So please only upload images made by yourself unless you have a permission. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:40, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Shahrina Ramphaul and Zara[edit]

Hi Yann,

Thanks for pointing out the copyright violations. I was under the impression that any image available on net is not a copyright violation. Anyways, please help with what I should do. I have made both the pages on behalf of Shahrina Ramphaul and as per her instructions. The photos I put are photos from her personal portfolio and she has full authority use it. She herself has given me the photos to be used on the two pages. Now please suggest how do I demonstrate the following two facts: 1) That Shahrina is the authorized holder of these images 2) That she has permitted me to use the images on these pages If possible, please guide me on the step by step procedure as well.

Thanks, Deb — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deb 2511 (talk • contribs)

@Deb 2511: Hi,
Please send a permission following the procedure at COM:OTRS. Tell me if you need more help. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:38, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

File:European Central Bank.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:European Central Bank.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Stefan4 (talk) 18:24, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Request for mass-deletion [Hasan Kheireddine][edit]

Hi, you've requested to delete all the images that are posted here Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Hasan Kheireddine. I've posted a reply, and I'll reiterate it here.

All images obtained here, have been originally obtained from the Official Lebanese Army Website (Which belongs to the Ministry of Defence) [1] The Lebanese Army reserves the rights to it's content, however permission is not required for educational purposes, or private use (This includes news . See Lebanese Copyright Law, Chapter VI. [2] Furthermore, the copyright license posted on the Lebanese Army website has expired in 2013.

I understand if I've made a procedural mistake. If this is the case, kindly postpone deletion and help me file the appropriate information. Thanks, Hasan Kheireddine (talk) 10:01, 8 September 2014 (UTC)


Your reversal[edit]

Kindly remove your reversal of my edits as my edits remove only photos incorrectly nominated for deletion. The focus of the PD Malaysia infobox is wrong. Public domain applies to the photos and the license granted is appropriate according to Act 20332 13A.

(1) It shall not be an infringement of any copyright in a design document or model recording or embodying a design for anything other than an artistic work or a typeface—

(a) to make an article to the design, or to copy or to reproduce an article made to the design; or

(b) to issue to the public, or include in a film, broadcast or cable programme service, anything the making of which was, by virtue of paragraph (a), not an infringement of that copyright.

(2) In this section—“design” means the design of any aspect of the shape or configuration (whether internal or external) of the whole or part of an article, other than surface decoration; and “design document” means any record of a design, whether in the form of a drawing, a written description, a photograph, data stored in a computer or otherwise.

This means that photos taken by the government that represent a design are not subject to copyright laws. This constitutes an equivalent of a public domain and therefore the photos should not be listed for deletion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Junchuann (talk • contribs)

@Junchuann: Hi,
1. You do not need to write here. Write in Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Junchuann‎ instead.
2. It is quite clear that {{PD-Malaysia}} does not apply to these images. It says: Works by the government, governmental organisations and international organisations are subject to copyright for 50 years after publication. Only texts of laws, judicial opinions, and government reports are exempted. These are not designs, they are pictures of military equipment.
3. Do not remove warnings from file pages. They will be removed by the admin closing the DR (not me).
4. You still need to add a link to the source of your images. Ex.: the source of File:06 Darussalam of RBN.JPG is probably [2].
Regards, Yann (talk) 12:59, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

File deletions[edit]

Thank you for taking the time to review the file deletions i had proposed, such as Commons:Deletion requests/File:Egypt, 600 B.C..png. for some reason, other editors had kept them, which doesnt make sense considering the content.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 15:00, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Unreasonable administrator[edit]

Kindly explain why you have deleted my entire "collection" despite the fact that I have stated that I have permission for most of the photos and the fact that I have told all copyright holders to send an email to COM:OTRS. Most copyright holders have told me that they have sent an email to COM:OTRS and I have reflected that to you. Also, you have ignored my argument that the copyright laws of Malaysia allow for many of the photos to be used without any proper counter-argument or reason to prove otherwise. Another point is that many photos were proven to be released by the US government so unless you are saying that the US public domain is bullshit, I don't see why you should be agreeing with the user FMDS4 that "Entire "collection" appears to be unfree". I strongly request that you revert the deletion of the photos. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Junchuann (talk • contribs) (related to Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Junchuann‎)

@Junchuann: Hi,
First, I didn't delete the images, Denniss did.
While pictures from the US military may be free, you did not provide a source. May be ask Denniss to restore these.
For other pictures, you didn't provide neither a source or permission. If you have such a permission, please send it using the procedure at COM:OTRS.
Regards, Yann (talk) 15:15, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I apologize for blaming the deletion on you wrongly. I would like to ask you to help me contact Denniss and explain my argument about the copyright laws of malaysia and that the copyright holders have told me that they have sent emails to COM:OTRS, because my ability to use wikipedia's talk section is limited. Also, I do not remember not stating the source of the US photos, however it is impossible to check now that they are deleted.

Valued Image Promotion[edit]

Odette Dulac par Reutlinger. 1903.jpg
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Away for 2 weeks[edit]


I will be away for 2 weeks.


Je serais absent pour 2 semaines. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 10:32, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Photo of Lenore Skenazy[edit]

I am trying to upload a photo for Lenore Skenazy She wanted the photo changed because the first one was so crappy. I removed the old one and added a nicer one. I have received notice of possible copyright violation. HEre is our twitter correspondence.

Our convo from Twitter Lenore Skenazy @FreeRangeKids · 17h I do Google myself a lot, but JUST looked at my Wikipedi a page. WHO KNOWS HOW TO CHANGE A WIKIPEDIA PHOTO?????

Direct messages › with Lenore Skenazy Lenore Skenazy Thank you!!!! 9Although i cant see the pic on my phone, anything is better than a side view of bad posture!) 1h I used your twitter photo. Bip Bippadotta You are welcome 53m Bip Bippadotta Well looks like Wikipedia is holding the photo saying it is questionable because of possible copyright violation 37m

HI Mate, Why were the Hindu temples directory Images deleted? We own the copy right , we created the directory, How can I ask for restoring, the images were crucial to show the locations of temples to everyone.

Photos may need email permission?[edit]

Some photos that might need emailed permission[edit]

Hi, I posted this to your en-WP talk page in error, sorry.

The following images appear in the slideshow starting here. The comments on the pages suggest that the photos were published around about the same time as they were uploaded to Commons by Pranav21391:

At the news website, they are all attributed to "AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool". There are other photos in the slideshow that are attributed to other photographers and which have not been uploaded by Pranav21391. I've no idea if that user might be Maqbool, nor am I 100% sure how agency copyright works.

Photos uploaded shortly before this set contained EXIF data, eg: File:ISWK-Oman.jpg, but were taken several years before uploading. They are not great quality, which would be surprising for a professional photographer. As would the absence of EXIF data for the set listed above. Photos uploaded subsequent to the set all come from Flickr.

Any idea of the best way to deal with this? Do they need email verification? Are they automatically unacceptable because of the AP tag? Are they obviously copyvios? Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 18:00, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Deletion request[edit]

Could you delete this image:,_zesp%C3%B3%C5%82_ko%C5%9Bci%C3%B3%C5%82a_%C5%9Bw._Jakuba_Starszego,_witra%C5%BC_10.JPG The author has agreed to this. Earlier you kept this image because the resolution was different, but now the author has changed the resolution on the other image, and now both images are exactly the same. So, there is no reason to exist a duplicate image like this.

The same situation is here, with other image:

--Halavar (talk) 11:52, 15 September 2014 (UTC)