Commons:Demandes de restauration

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File:Ernest Mercier La Pocatière.jpg

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: Ticket:2015012710019552 received from the subject's son claiming copyright is verbally transferred to him from the photographers who are colleagues of his father. He used the word "formally"; but as he can't recall their names I assume it is verbally. Unable to verify the email address; so collected a signed document. Subject deceased on 2002. Jee 15:58, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I don't like it. Copyright cannot be transferred verbally -- it requires a written agreement, and, since he does not know the names of the photographers, obviously he does not have a written agreement. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me)
I restored these files. Jim, I think that's a bit too much unnecessary bureaucracy. However, I am not sure that the permission can apply to File:Dr Ernest Mercier nomination Lennoxville.jpg. {{PD-Canada}} applies to File:Ernest Mercier La Pocatière.jpg. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:16, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
The man has a memory that three different copyright holders transferred copyright to him or his father more than 13 years ago. One of the three images is a newspaper clip from 1952. Quite aside from the fact that copyright law requires written transfers, can we really accept his assertion on any of them? I think this is a case where the son is willing to say anything to get his father's picture on WP. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 19:51, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
OK fine. I deleted 2 files. Yann (talk) 20:33, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Hey @Jameslwoodward: you're quite right in asserting that we are trying to get those pictures on the encyclopedia. Now, we're doing our best to be honest as we fully believe in Wikimedia's mandate of respecting copyright laws and acting conservatively when ownership is contentious. I agree with you on the picture of the newspaper clipping. However, we do believe that the picture File:Dr Ernest Mercier Cuba.jpg was taken at the request of the subject and probably using his own photographic equipment. It is also very much possible that it was taken by a Cuban person (I'm not sure how they handle copyright under communist rule). Regardless, if there is a copyright holder, it is no longer feasible to find them. They are most likely long deceased or simply untraceable. Could you suggest any course of action? Thanks Tinss (talk) 03:30, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Then the file is probably not ok for Commons. See COM:PCP. In most cases, just because you are unable to discern a copyright holder of a creative work does not in fact mean that a copyright does not exist for said work -FASTILY 08:40, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Cuban copyright law is much the same as other signatories to the Berne Convention. Unfortunately, as Fastily suggests, "probably" and "most likely" are not good words here -- policy requires that you prove beyond a significant doubt that the image is freely licensed and without a written document from the photographer or a license from his heirs, that cannot be. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:40, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Some countries have quite different rules than others, specially in Latin America. We don't have anything for Cuba in Commons:Copyright rules by territory, but the law is available here: [1]. Regards, Yann (talk) 21:57, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
I've asked the current possessor of the picture to give me a snapshot of the back of the photo to see if it will provide any clues as to its origin. That being said, I've taken a look a the cuban copyright laws as outlined by the text Yann linked to and it appears that copyright is valid for 25 years after the death of the author unless explicitly transferred to its heirs. However, the following will most likely be of interest to you guys:
Capitulo VII: de las limitacions del derecho de autor, Seccion I: de la utilizacion de une obra sin consentimiento del autor y sin renumeracion, Articulo 38: reproducir une obra por un procedimiento fortogràfico otro analogo, cuando la reproduciòn la realice une biblioteca, un centro de documentacion, una institucion cientifica o un establecimiento de ensenanza, y siempre que se haga con caracter non lucrativo y que la cantidad de ejemplares se limite estrictamente a las necessidades de una actividad especifica.
In English, it says that copyrighted works can be used in an educational context without the consent of the author. This sort of qualifies as fair use in my opinion, which is not permitted on commons, but could be of use to individual wikies.
Tinss (talk) 23:21, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
What would be most useful is: What is the term for anonymous works? Are there special conditions for photographs? (often different than for other works). Regards, Yann (talk) 23:43, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
According to [2], for photographic work, the copyright period is 10 years following the use of the work. Yann (talk) 15:35, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Article 42 states that the right to use copyrighted works from Cuba by aliens has to be formally granted by a government authority. That's an issue. However, Article 3 states that copyright protection are subordinated to the superior interests of the diffusion of science, education and culture. Article 16 states that copyright on works by an unknown author can be claimed by anyone who comes out publicly first while the real identity of the author has not been legally asserted. Lastly, Article 22 stipulates that copyright on photographic works can only be asserted if each copy of the original (we're in pre-internet days here) is duly identified according to the norms in place. Tinss (talk) 17:07, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

There are a lot of uncertainties here. The man was a Canadian, and the source is "family photo". We don;t know if this was first published in Cuba, in Canada, or, most likely never before it appeared here. If it can be shown that it was first published in Cuba, then the ten years that Yann mentions would apply. If first in Canada, then Canadian law would apply; if never before, then US law governs. In either of those cases it will be under copyright for 70 years after the death of the photographer. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 16:21, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Osca-Movies-M-Baskar.jpg

It is the photo of M Bhaskar, film director and producer, who founded Oscar Movies. There is no ambiguity in it. And the photo is not copyright protected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 27.59.111.234 (talk • contribs) 08:14, 29 March 2015‎ (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg OpposeWith a limited number of exceptions, none of which are applicable here, all created works have a copyright. This work certainly does. Although the uploader claimed to be the author, that does not appear to be correct. It appears in several places on the Web with an explicit copyright notice, see, for example, http://nilachsaral.blogspot.com/2013/07/m-movies-oskar-director-and-producer.html. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 09:58, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Rajini-Bairavi-Oscar-Movies-M-Baskarsnake.jpg

It is the photo of Rajini Kanth from the Film Bairavi, directed by Oscar Movies M Bhaskar. You may do a google search and ascertain the fact. It is not copyright protected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 27.59.111.234 (talk • contribs)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose With a limited number of exceptions, none of which are applicable here, all created works have a copyright. Both above and in the file description this image is said to be a still from the film Bairavi, which was released in 1978, so this will be under copyright until 2038..     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:13, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

File:IRNSS-1D Solar Panel Test.jpg

Hello, I think there is some mistake the file is not a copyright violation but the file is freely available on ISRO public website for multiple public use. So, kindly plese undelete the file or please state the violation terms violated if not so. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prymshbmg (talk • contribs)

Hi,
Files from ISRO are not in the public domain or under a free license. Only available under fair use, for education, etc. Yann (talk) 15:23, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose From http://www.isro.gov.in/terms-of-use:
"The copyright of the material of ISRO contained in this website belongs to and remains solely with ISRO. If any user is interested to use the material of ISRO featured in this Website, then, the user is required to take the permission from ISRO."
All pages on the site have an explicit copyright notice. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 16:13, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

File:PoW.ogv

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: Permission has been sent in ticket:2015032810014588 Mbch331 (talk) 15:53, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Top 10 demographic immigrant groups.jpg

This graph was sourced from Statistics Denmark

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, which means it is a part of free, public domain. Statistics Denmark allows visitors to their site to create their own graphs of existing national data and publish them. This graph describes the top 10 countries of origin for immigrant populations in Denmark as of 2014. As an image from public domain, I would appreciate this image being restored to the Wikimedia Commons. Please direct any further questions about this image or its source to me. Rloftis5672 (talk) 18:19, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

The Scuzzies 1965-1.jpg

Please.. I keep getting targeted for deletion, at least 3 times now, and I have pleaded my case AGAIN, less than 6 months ago … and believed all was resolved when I communicated with Andrzej Krzysztofowicz at Wiki Commons. Please read below:

Re: [Ticket#2014091710035479] Copyright Permission 2014-10-17 04:08 -

[Commons] You clearly stated that the photographs are from your collection. But we need to know whether you take the photographs yourself, or somebody else was the photographer.

    Yours sincerely,
                            Andrzej Krzysztofowicz

My answer to the above question at that time was: All three of the photographs in question are from my family’s photo album and were taken by my mother back in 1965 with a Kodak black & white instant camera. I am the only person from our family that has these original photos, and I thought I did everything correctly and answered all questions to the best of my ability when releasing the photos to the public and uploading to Wiki Commons. I assumed everything was OK with the “Free” Licensing to the public. In any case, 2015 will be 50 years since the photos were taken. Aren’t they considered “Public Domain” by then?

[Commons] Moreover, the File:The Scuzzies 1965-1.jpg looks like a published folder. In this case we need information *when* it was published and a proof that it was published without copyright notice (that can be present on each page / side of this folder. Yours sincerely, Andrzej Krzysztofowicz


My answer to the above question at that time was: The File:”The Scuzzies 1965-1.jpg” is not a folder as it appears to you. It was intended to be a CD Cover for an album of songs recorded by the Scuzzies. In this case, I made this CD cover myself in 2008 using Photoshop and one of the photos my mother took with the black & white instant camera back in 1965. All the artwork is completely original, made by me. The music CD, which also contains the 3 photos in question, have been on sale, through me, to the public since 2008. The only proof I have that it was published without copyright notice is my word that I released the photos to the public when the first CD sold back in 2008.

[Commons] Acoording to our guide:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Hirtle_chart unpublished photos become PD in US 120 years after they were taken or 70 years after the photograpger death. I am not a US copyright expert, however, so if you can prove your claim (50y) we are open to listen your arguing. However if they were taken by your mother who transferred the copyrights to you, or (if she died already) you are her the only heir, then you are the photos copyright holder and your permission can be accepted.



I also stated that I believe said photos are vital to, and go hand-in-hand with the text to assist in giving accurate details and information to the history of The Scuzzies musical group Wikipedia project page. The deleted photos have destroyed the quality of said project page.

So, again, I hereby affirm that I “Michael S. Cappetta” am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of The Scuzzies photos that were photographed in 1965 and were taken from my own collection. The three photos in question have been previously uploaded to Wikipedia Commons originally by Me, then were removed by Wikipedia Commons and also “Replaced by Wikipedia Commons” after I appealed my case in previous emails, proving said photos belonged to me and I am the sole creator & owner for use regarding information about The Scuzzies music group from 1965 .. and in the event that positive proof of identification was necessary at that time, I have previously attached a copy of my California Driver License.

The web URL for the Scuzzies Wikipedia project page is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scuzzies

The three URL’s to said photos on Wiki Commons are: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scuzzies_1965-1.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scuzzies_1965-2.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scuzzies_1965-3.jpg

These files have been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license (as I originally agreed to publish the work). The permission to use this work has been archived in the Wikimedia OTRS system. Full documentation is available to OTRS volunteers as ticket #2014091710035479.

I acknowledged, at that time, that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.

I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to The work will not be claimed to have been made by me and I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement

Reiterating, I believe that said photos are vital to, and go hand-in-hand with the text to assist in giving accurate details and information to the history of The Scuzzies musical group Wikipedia project page. Therefore, deleting said photos would Only destroy the quality of said project page.

P.S. After my last communication with Wiki Commons Andrzej Krzysztofowicz last October, I have made a donation to Wikipedia using my wife’s Paypal account and I will continue to do so as the donation campaigns come up.

I thank you “again” for your consideration. Respectfully, Michael Cappetta Username: Mscappetta

The Scuzzies 1965-2.jpg

Please.. I keep getting targeted for deletion, at least 3 times now, and I have pleaded my case AGAIN, less than 6 months ago … and believed all was resolved when I communicated with Andrzej Krzysztofowicz at Wiki Commons. Please read below:

Re: [Ticket#2014091710035479] Copyright Permission 2014-10-17 04:08 -

[Commons] You clearly stated that the photographs are from your collection. But we need to know whether you take the photographs yourself, or somebody else was the photographer.

    Yours sincerely,
                            Andrzej Krzysztofowicz

My answer to the above question at that time was: All three of the photographs in question are from my family’s photo album and were taken by my mother back in 1965 with a Kodak black & white instant camera. I am the only person from our family that has these original photos, and I thought I did everything correctly and answered all questions to the best of my ability when releasing the photos to the public and uploading to Wiki Commons. I assumed everything was OK with the “Free” Licensing to the public. In any case, 2015 will be 50 years since the photos were taken. Aren’t they considered “Public Domain” by then?

[Commons] Moreover, the File:The Scuzzies 1965-1.jpg looks like a published folder. In this case we need information *when* it was published and a proof that it was published without copyright notice (that can be present on each page / side of this folder. Yours sincerely, Andrzej Krzysztofowicz


My answer to the above question at that time was: The File:”The Scuzzies 1965-1.jpg” is not a folder as it appears to you. It was intended to be a CD Cover for an album of songs recorded by the Scuzzies. In this case, I made this CD cover myself in 2008 using Photoshop and one of the photos my mother took with the black & white instant camera back in 1965. All the artwork is completely original, made by me. The music CD, which also contains the 3 photos in question, have been on sale, through me, to the public since 2008. The only proof I have that it was published without copyright notice is my word that I released the photos to the public when the first CD sold back in 2008.

[Commons] Acoording to our guide:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Hirtle_chart unpublished photos become PD in US 120 years after they were taken or 70 years after the photograpger death. I am not a US copyright expert, however, so if you can prove your claim (50y) we are open to listen your arguing. However if they were taken by your mother who transferred the copyrights to you, or (if she died already) you are her the only heir, then you are the photos copyright holder and your permission can be accepted.

I also stated that I believe said photos are vital to, and go hand-in-hand with the text to assist in giving accurate details and information to the history of The Scuzzies musical group Wikipedia project page. The deleted photos have destroyed the quality of said project page.

So, again, I hereby affirm that I “Michael S. Cappetta” am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of The Scuzzies photos that were photographed in 1965 and were taken from my own collection. The three photos in question have been previously uploaded to Wikipedia Commons originally by Me, then were removed by Wikipedia Commons and also “Replaced by Wikipedia Commons” after I appealed my case in previous emails, proving said photos belonged to me and I am the sole creator & owner for use regarding information about The Scuzzies music group from 1965 .. and in the event that positive proof of identification was necessary at that time, I have previously attached a copy of my California Driver License.

The web URL for the Scuzzies Wikipedia project page is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scuzzies

The three URL’s to said photos on Wiki Commons are: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scuzzies_1965-1.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scuzzies_1965-2.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scuzzies_1965-3.jpg

These files have been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license (as I originally agreed to publish the work). The permission to use this work has been archived in the Wikimedia OTRS system. Full documentation is available to OTRS volunteers as ticket #2014091710035479.

I acknowledged, at that time, that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.

I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to The work will not be claimed to have been made by me and I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement

Reiterating, I believe that said photos are vital to, and go hand-in-hand with the text to assist in giving accurate details and information to the history of The Scuzzies musical group Wikipedia project page. Therefore, deleting said photos would Only destroy the quality of said project page.

P.S. After my last communication with Wiki Commons Andrzej Krzysztofowicz last October, I have made a donation to Wikipedia using my wife’s Paypal account and I will continue to do so as the donation campaigns come up.

I thank you “again” for your consideration. Respectfully, Michael Cappetta Username: Mscappetta

File:The Scuzzies 1965-3.jpg

Please.. I keep getting targeted for deletion, at least 3 times now, and I have pleaded my case AGAIN, less than 6 months ago … and believed all was resolved when I communicated with Andrzej Krzysztofowicz at Wiki Commons. Please read below:

Re: [Ticket#2014091710035479] Copyright Permission 2014-10-17 04:08 -

[Commons] You clearly stated that the photographs are from your collection. But we need to know whether you take the photographs yourself, or somebody else was the photographer.

    Yours sincerely,
                            Andrzej Krzysztofowicz

My answer to the above question at that time was: All three of the photographs in question are from my family’s photo album and were taken by my mother back in 1965 with a Kodak black & white instant camera. I am the only person from our family that has these original photos, and I thought I did everything correctly and answered all questions to the best of my ability when releasing the photos to the public and uploading to Wiki Commons. I assumed everything was OK with the “Free” Licensing to the public. In any case, 2015 will be 50 years since the photos were taken. Aren’t they considered “Public Domain” by then?

[Commons] Moreover, the File:The Scuzzies 1965-1.jpg looks like a published folder. In this case we need information *when* it was published and a proof that it was published without copyright notice (that can be present on each page / side of this folder. Yours sincerely, Andrzej Krzysztofowicz


My answer to the above question at that time was: The File:”The Scuzzies 1965-1.jpg” is not a folder as it appears to you. It was intended to be a CD Cover for an album of songs recorded by the Scuzzies. In this case, I made this CD cover myself in 2008 using Photoshop and one of the photos my mother took with the black & white instant camera back in 1965. All the artwork is completely original, made by me. The music CD, which also contains the 3 photos in question, have been on sale, through me, to the public since 2008. The only proof I have that it was published without copyright notice is my word that I released the photos to the public when the first CD sold back in 2008.

[Commons] Acoording to our guide:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Hirtle_chart unpublished photos become PD in US 120 years after they were taken or 70 years after the photograpger death. I am not a US copyright expert, however, so if you can prove your claim (50y) we are open to listen your arguing. However if they were taken by your mother who transferred the copyrights to you, or (if she died already) you are her the only heir, then you are the photos copyright holder and your permission can be accepted.

I also stated that I believe said photos are vital to, and go hand-in-hand with the text to assist in giving accurate details and information to the history of The Scuzzies musical group Wikipedia project page. The deleted photos have destroyed the quality of said project page.

So, again, I hereby affirm that I “Michael S. Cappetta” am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of The Scuzzies photos that were photographed in 1965 and were taken from my own collection. The three photos in question have been previously uploaded to Wikipedia Commons originally by Me, then were removed by Wikipedia Commons and also “Replaced by Wikipedia Commons” after I appealed my case in previous emails, proving said photos belonged to me and I am the sole creator & owner for use regarding information about The Scuzzies music group from 1965 .. and in the event that positive proof of identification was necessary at that time, I have previously attached a copy of my California Driver License.

The web URL for the Scuzzies Wikipedia project page is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scuzzies

The three URL’s to said photos on Wiki Commons are: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scuzzies_1965-1.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scuzzies_1965-2.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scuzzies_1965-3.jpg

These files have been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license (as I originally agreed to publish the work). The permission to use this work has been archived in the Wikimedia OTRS system. Full documentation is available to OTRS volunteers as ticket #2014091710035479.

I acknowledged, at that time, that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.

I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to The work will not be claimed to have been made by me and I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement

Reiterating, I believe that said photos are vital to, and go hand-in-hand with the text to assist in giving accurate details and information to the history of The Scuzzies musical group Wikipedia project page. Therefore, deleting said photos would Only destroy the quality of said project page.

P.S. After my last communication with Wiki Commons Andrzej Krzysztofowicz last October, I have made a donation to Wikipedia using my wife’s Paypal account and I will continue to do so as the donation campaigns come up.

I thank you “again” for your consideration. Respectfully, Michael Cappetta Username: Mscappetta

  • Sigh. Someone, please, take this clueless user by the hand and help him understand what is going on and how to approach it, either on his Talk page or by email. It looks like OTRS will handle this. He is also going to need help on en.wiki, the page has issues that could lead to deletion. I don't have the time today, and I cannot directly help on en.wiki. Meanwhile, my condolences about Suzie. --Abd (talk) 22:06, 29 March 2015 (UTC)