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Copyright help regarding File:Adorama Logo.gif

--Tony521 (talk) 03:51, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

I added {{PD-textlogo}}. Yann (talk) 10:33, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
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Copyright help regarding File:Logo for The Planetary Collegium.jpg

This image is the public logo of the organization of the page Planetary Collegium Planetary Collegium. Does that cover the copyright question? Thank you. --Valueyou (talk) 16:57, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: McZusatz (talk) 18:01, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Tizen logos

The Tizen logo should be updated: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tizen_logo.png The new logos are here: https://www.tizen.org/about/tizen-brand-guidelines Could someone do this, I don't have any experience with imaging software ;)

Thanks, Olivier http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Nyssen — Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.136.83.205 (talk • contribs) 03:04, 22. Nov. 2012‎ (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: McZusatz (talk) 12:37, 5 January 2013 (UTC): The new logo design seems to be copyrighted

Videos in different resolutions

I habe uploaded videos in different resolutions. I know from pictures that there are tags (I have forgotten which exactly), that say "there are copies of this pictures but in other resolution or modifications of this picture" (kind of a gallery inside the picture-discription). I would like to show that there are other resolutions of my videos. How to do this the best way?

What sense is in this tag "Split file"? I hoped that this will automaticly continue with the following part of my film. I want to upload more videos with 4 or 6 parts. --Bin im Garten (talk) 15:09, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Weshalb lädst du herunterskalierte Versionen des gleichen Videos hoch? Das ist ziemlich unübersichtlich und wie du hier siehst, werden diese bandbreitenfreundlicheren Versionen automatisch erstellt.
Zu split file kann ich nicht so viel sagen, aber angeblich soll man mit dem UploadWizard größere Dateien bis 500 MB (524.288.000 bytes) hochladen können. Stelle dazu einfach den Haken in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-uploads bei Hochladen von Dateien, die größer als 1 MB sind, in mehreren Teilen ein. Ich würde mich freuen, wenn du dieses Feature ausprobierst.--McZusatz (talk) 16:49, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
Gestern hat das nicht funktioniert bei mir, 500 MB gingen nicht, obwohl ich den Haken gesetzt habe. Mit fehlt auch die Information, ob da auch commonist mitmacht. Dass Commons die Files automatisch auch in kleinere Auflösung anbietet ist nett, hilft mir aber nicht.: in der großen Version (1929x1080) muss ich den Film in 1-Min lange Stücke zerschneiden, während in in der Auflösung 800x450 2-min Stücke anbieten kann und in der 480x360 Auflösung kann ich den 4-6 min langen Film in einem Stück druchlaufen lassen. Mir fehlen da einfach klare Richtlinien bei Commons. So ein 500-MB-Film in einem Stück würde mir schon sehr helfen, dess es ist ein mächtiges Rumgefummele, bis man die knapp 100MB-filmchen auf die richtige Schnipselgröße getrimmt hat. Bleibt die Frage: wie werden Fotos markiert, um auf ähnlich Versionen hinzuweisen? Commons muss mittelfristig unbedingt mehr Videoformate akzeptieren und dann selber in ogg umwandeln. Der jetzige Zustand schreckt sehr viel potentielle Videospender ab, besonders viel Frauen und Künstler. Es fehlen auch ordentliche Anleitungsseiten auf Commons. --Bin im Garten (talk) 17:27, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
Das mit den Templates kann ich dir leider nicht sagen. Aber ich bin mir fast sicher, dass der 500MB upload nicht mit dem Communist geht. Hast du das auch mit dem UploadWizard probiert und einen entsprechenden Browser gewählt? (siehe die chunked uploads Hilfeseite,, die ich verlinkt habe). Ich denke, dass die 500Mb zumindest in diesem Fall für das gesamte Video ausreichen. Alternativ kann man Videos auch direkt auf die Server schieben. (Eine Dateigrößenbeschränkung ist mir hier nicht bekannt, allerdings müsstest du dich dazu an einen Techniker wenden, denke ich).
Zu den Anleitungsseiten: Meinst du das generell oder speziell auf eine Seite im Bereich von Video? Gerne kann ich die Seite verbessern, aber so lange ich nicht weiß, was genau nicht ordentlich ist, ist das nicht so leicht. --McZusatz (talk) 17:59, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
Ich habe nicht Firefox 5 sondern Firefox 13 (das sollte doch reichen, oder?). Bei meinen Einstellung hab ich "Hochladen von Dateien, die größer als 1 MB sind, in mehreren Teilen" aktiviert. Sofort, wenn ich mit dem "(B) Formular – bisherige Hochladeart" von Commons hochladen will und auf die große Datei zeige, bekomme ich die Fehlermeldung "This file is bigger than the server is configured to allow." Jetzt wede ich es mal mit "(A) Assistent – besonders für unerfahrene Nutzer" versuchen. --Bin im Garten (talk) 19:00, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
Das sollte klappen. Ansonsten gäbe es noch commons:up! --McZusatz (talk) 19:14, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
Mit der Version A hat es auch nicht geklappt ("Interner Fehler: Der Server konnte keine temporäre Datei speichern. -

Das Hochladen aller Dateien ist fehlgeschlagen.") Allerdings musste ich 2 Stunden darauf warten (so lange lief der Fortschrittsbalken ganz normal durch). Das ist alles unakzeptabel. Die Techniker bei Commons sollten sich was ausdenken. Dann probiere ich es mal mit Up! --Bin im Garten (talk) 21:36, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Schade, ich würde das gerne auch testen, aber von zu Hause aus würde das meine Leitung im Upload für zwei Tage blockieren. --McZusatz (talk) 22:35, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Auch mit Up! hat es nicht funktioniert. "failed to upload." Als Anleitungsseite wünsche ich mir konkrete Handlungsanweisungen (User:Bin im Garten/Videoanleitung) ohne 5-20 Alternativen (und für mich vor allem ohne Kommandozeilenanweisungen - das ist nichts für einfache PC-Nutzer). Am besten sind einzelne Erfahrungsberichte ("Ich mache es so und so und hatte dabei folgende Probleme .."), die dann aber sehr ausführlich. Vor allem sollte es deutsch sein, wenn man sich schnell in solch eine fremde Maerie einarbeiten will. Wie geht das mit "direkt auf den Server hochschieben mit Hilfe eines Technikers". Ohne diese 500-MB-Funkton ist die ganze Videogeschichte für mich uninteressant. Ich filme doch nicht in HD, um es hinterher auf Briefmarkengröße runterzuskalieren. Auch sind mir 30-Sekunden-Filme zu kurz, dafür ist mir meine Zeit zu Schade. Sie haben doch deutlich geschrieben, dass die 500-MB-Funktion in der Erprobung ist und nicht unbedingt funktionieren muss. Das stiehtl mir alles meine zeit. Ich würde auch keine Fotos hochladen, wenn ich diese auf Briefmarkengröße runterskalieren muss. Und dass eigenhändige Zerschneiden meiner Filme in 30 bis 60 Sekunden-Schnipsel ist mir auf Dauer auch zu aufwendig. Ich weiß nicht mehr weiter. --Bin im Garten (talk) 18:50, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Ok, mir scheint, dass du mit der Videobearbeitung und konvertierung bereits recht gut zurechtkommst? Lediglich der Upload von großen Dateien bereitet dir Probleme. Auch in meinen Augen macht das überhaupt keinen Sinn irgendwelche Schnipsel zu erstellen. Und da die 500MB Funktion noch in der Erprobung ist, würde ich vorschlagen das mit dem "Direkt hochladen" zu probieren.
Lade die große Datei dazu bitte irgendwo hoch, wo man überall aus dem Internet drauf zugreifen kann. Ich melde mich dann bei einem Techniker und frage den Upload an. Danach erkläre ich dir wie du das ganze in Zukunft selber anfordern kannst. Ist das ok für dich? (Vergiss bitte nicht, ein ausgefülltes {{information}} template (inklusive Lizenz) für die große Datei anzugeben.) --McZusatz (talk) 22:38, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Ich bin blutiger Computerlaie (in vielen Aspekten), ich wüsste nicht, wo ich meine Datei ablegen kann. Welchen (kostenlosen) Dienst empfiehlst du dafür? Was ist das für ein Template, dass ich dafür erstellen soll? Ich kenne einen Film-Profi, der mich in den Filmschnitt eingeführt hat (der kennt sich aber nicht mit Commons-Uploads aus). Wir sollten unsere weitere Diskussion auf deiner Benutzerdiskussion morgen weiterführen. Gruß! --Bin im Garten (talk) 22:45, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
ok. auf die schnelle fällt mir google drive und dropbox ein. aber morgen mehr. --McZusatz (talk) 23:45, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
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road signs

What license do I put if I used a template for a road sign? Thanks Brycecordry (talk) 20:23, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Could you please provide any link to what you are talking about, please? --McZusatz (talk) 20:32, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
K-183.svg is the file, and they say that I put the wrong license. I took a shield template and put the numbers in. Brycecordry (talk) 01:02, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Convenience link: File:K-183.svg.png. - Jmabel ! talk 03:21, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

  • There doesn't appear ever to have been a file by this name, so I don't know what file you are referring to. - Jmabel ! talk 03:22, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
  • (drive-by) - fixed the convenience link, it's ".svg.png" maybe due to conversions. GermanJoe (talk) 08:46, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

The source is CC-0 therefore your derived file is also CC-0. --McZusatz (talk) 11:28, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

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Is it possible to upload an image without knowing the author?

I have been granted permission by a public figure to use an image of him under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License, but do not know who actually took the picture (a required field when uploading the image). He assured me that he owned the copyright on the image himself though, and I would much rather not have to send him another e-mail, questioning who took the picture. He seems to be a nice guy, but I have already had to e-mail him twice since I did not make it clear enough what he needed to do in my first e-mail (I have never worked with images on Wikipedia before) and do not want to continuously bother him about this. He may not even remember who took the photo anyway. Is it possible to still upload this image even though I do not know who created it? Even if I can't upload it to Commons, is there a way that I could at least use it in a few Wikipedia articles? --Jpcase (talk) 22:25, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

I would put author unknown, and copyright to his office. I doubt he owns the rights personally. He or the photographer can change it or whine later. You should be cya then.--Canoe1967 (talk) 22:31, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. Sorry, but what do "copyright to his office" and "cya" mean? --Jpcase (talk) 22:37, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Copyright owned by the Office of the Mayor of Fooville. Cya is is "cover your a@@", meaning your actions should be covered.--Canoe1967 (talk) 22:49, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. --Jpcase (talk) 23:20, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
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deleting my photos

Hello, Hope all is well. All the photos i have up loaded are the property of myself and HYMAC LIMITED. a uk registered company of which i own 100 shares,and Director. the HYMAC-HY-MAC- TRADE MARK'S AND COPY RIGHTS TO ANY IMAGES OF ALL HYMAC/HY-MAC AND WHITLOCK MACHINES, HYMAC LIMITED having bought the whitlock company in full, patents trade mark and all copy rights to images of whitlock equipment.

I hope this will cease the deleting of my images.

Many Thanks.

Anthony O Gorman,
tony@hymac.com
tele. 0044 870 7602671,
- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tonyhymacs (talk • contribs) (unsigned only in the sense of not giving Commons account


Tony, because these images were already elsewhere on the web, and the place where they were previously used doesn't give the free CC license. I believe the easiest way to sort this out would be:
  • Send an email from your company email address to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org as described in COM:OTRS. Explain that you uploaded 3 images that were deleted and (assuming the following to be the case) that you will be uploading more similar images with the same permission. When the process is complete, you'll get back a ticket number, which you can use at time of upload on such images in the future to clarify the situation.
  • It would also help to use your user page to indicate who you are and your connection to Hymac, so that it will be clear to people in the future how you come to have permission to upload any future similar photos.
But before doing this, give it a day & see if anyone else responds here with a simpler way to sort this out. My apologies that this gets a little complicated: it's hard to design a protocol that easily lets rights-holders upload images that are already freely available on the web while preventing other people from uploading the same images. - Jmabel ! talk 00:09, 1 January 2013 (UTC)


Photo notifications

Hello, I've recently been interested to upload some images but I noticed something interesting on the "Upload Wizard", "you grant anyone permission to use, copy, modify and sell it without notifying you". I don't mind having the image modified, used or copied but selling the photo without notification concerns me. I would think it's courteous to at least notify the user that the photo has been sold or taken to another website. Cheers! SwisterTwister (talk) 01:26, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

It is a courtesy to notify you. You can insist on attribution though. If you add a strange attribution they may contact you for a licence with a better attribution. Just set: Attribution to Canoe1967, @#%$-face, and his inbred sister/cousin.--Canoe1967 (talk) 04:03, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Categories

I saw there is a page for Commons:Deletion Requests and other topics. I think there needs to be a Commons page about categorization. I know I can't be the only editor on here that is frustrated to see photos thrown into the Night category, if it is in London then put it in Night in London, if it is in New York then put it in Night in New York. I had another example of a category but can't remember it right now. Then there are flickr upload bots that do bad jobs on categorization. I have removed a bunch of photos from the Stars category that were actually an actor or singer, nothing close to an astronomical object. --Mjrmtg (talk) 02:45, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Shit happens, just fix it if you see it. This is what I usually do.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:41, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Hide some files by the help of .css and/or .js

Is anybody familiar with any code that replaces any chosen file with something else? "Something else" could be another file, or some text or nothing at all. It is the use of some annoying smilies that some users want to remove. -- Lavallen 11:53, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

If the names of the files fit a pattern that doesn't also cover other files, or if you are willing to have a very lengthy stylesheet that covers them one by one, you can use something like

img[src="filename"] {visibility:hidden} // for an individual image file called "filename"

or

img[src*="substring"] {visibility:hidden} // for all files that contain "substring"

or you can use "{display:none}" instead of "{visibility:hidden}" if you don't even depending on whether or not you want the blanked image to take up space. See [1] for more info on attribute selectors - Jmabel ! talk

Copyright help regarding File:Die Schnauferlbrüder der Spanienfahrt 1927.jpg

Die Datei stammt aus dem Besitz meiner Grossmutter, die das Bild ihres Schwiegervaters aus der Vereinszeitschrift des Automobilclub von Deutschland ausgeschnitten hat. Habe versucht so genau wie möglich das Bild zu beschreiben. Weiss Jemand Rat, was zu tun ist?

Dankeschön. --Terbach (talk) 14:06, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

  • The provenance of the physical piece of paper is completely irrelevant, but I don't know the copyright issues for a photo published in a newspaper in Germany in 1927. Can someone else elucidate, or should we move this to Commons:Village pump/Copyright? - Jmabel ! talk 16:50, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
    • There is no permission tag in the page--Pierpao.lo (listening) 17:11, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Da der Urheber (der Fotograf) 1927 noch gelebt hat, war das Bild 1996 vermutlich noch urheberrechtlich geschützt und ist deshalb in den USA nicht gemeinfrei (siehe diese Darstellung). Ob das Bild in Deutschland gemeinfrei ist, ist auch nicht sicher, dazu müsste man wissen, wer der Fotograf ist und wann er gestorben ist, bzw. ob das Bild anonym veröffentlicht wurde. Der Urheberrechtsinhaber (der Fotograf oder seine Erben) müsste also eine freie Lizenz vergeben. English summary: the photograph probably wasn't public domain at the URAA cut-off date. --rimshottalk 20:06, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your help everybody. I shall contact the club that is still existing today. I can imagine that they might be helpful in this matter.--Terbach (talk) 13:00, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Pictures from out of print yearbooks published in Germany following World War II

I am working on an article about the history of Nurnberg American High School, located in Fürth, Germany. I have in my possession out of print school yearbooks. In most cases the printer/publisher of the works is not known.I have scanned some photos from these yearbooks. I have no idea what to designate these photos on your Wikipedia Commons page. Bob McQuitty (talk)Bob McQuitty — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bob McQuitty (talk • contribs)

You need explicit written permission from the photographer(s) of the photos. If you don't have explicit written permission from the photographer(s), then you can't upload the photos. --Stefan4 (talk) 02:47, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Logo of non-profit organisation

If I want to upload the logo of a non-profit organisation with approval of this organisation, under which license should I do that, considering that this organisation still wants to have the right to use it exclusively and would want to have the right to sue anyone who uses it inappriopriately etc. etc. Citypeek (talk) 10:49, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

The two goals are incompatible. They cannot maintain exclusive rights and approve the image's release under our required free (non-exclusive) licenses. Powers (talk) 19:46, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
  • It depends one what their notion of "inappropriate" use might be. If it's basically a trademarking issue, that's fine, but otherwise... what LtPowers said. Once you release under a free license you have very little control of how the image is used (although you can use a license like {{Cc-by-2.0}} which requires attribution). If they do want to do that, then see COM:OTRS for the proper process to give permission. - Jmabel ! talk 19:59, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Merge uploaded images

Please merge the new, revised file: Miami neighborhoods map (new version) onto the older version: Miami neighborhoods map (old version). Thank you.--Comayagua99 (talk) 21:47, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

✓ OK? --McZusatz (talk) 22:33, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Category:School buildings in the United States

In the category there are 5 states listed, there are 2 other states but they have notices. The category School buildings in New Jersey says all photos should be placed in Category:Schools in New Jersey, likewise with School buildings in New York says all photos should be placed in Category:Schools in New York. So we have 5 states that have the category School buildings in and 2 states that don't want that category. I was going to create a Schol buildings in Georgia (U.S. state) category. Can administrators look into this? Thanks. --Mjrmtg (talk) 23:56, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Mrs. Bullmore seated center along with 3rd grade class of 82-83.JPG

This picture is my personal school class photo, I am the 4th boy from the left in the back row. Mrs. Bullmore is now deceased and I created the Wikipedia page as homage to her. I think the photo should remain for the enjoyment of others who had the great honor of having known her. I do believe I have full rights to give my school photos to whomever I wish. I hope it will not be removed but will remain dedicated to a woman who spent her life educating children in India. Thanks, Vijay Krishnan --184.21.17.221 00:31, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright to this photo belongs to the photographer. Ruslik (talk) 16:02, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Free book created with animal photos from wikimedia commons

Hi I am a new user. I created 3 ABC books for children using animal photos from wikimedia commons. Where can I post the message below *** where contributing photographers will see it?

Dear contributing photographers,

Thank you for creating such amazing high resolution photos and making them available for publication! I have included around 80 of them in a series of ABC eBooks that I think will inspire children to love and protect nature.

I am not getting rich off your photos. The eBooks cost .99 cents and I get .35 cents per copy. Some of the money will be donated to support Wikipedia. Amazon allows me to give the ebooks away on 5 days out of 3 months. I have scheduled some book give aways and I thought ya’ll might want to have copies. If you find any attribution errors, do send me a message.

All three eBooks, ABC Animals: Birds, ABC Animals: Mammals, and ABC Animals: Insects, are FREE on Amazon.com on Saturday 1/19/13 and Wednesday 2/6/13. No Kindle? No problem. Kindle software is free and can be downloaded onto pc’s, ipads, iphones, android and blackberry devices.

ABC Animals: Mammals is also FREE on Amazon.com on 1/5/13, 1/12/13, and 1/19/13. I will be scheduling more ABC Animal eBook give aways every month.

Thank you all! Your photos made these eBooks possible!/ThelmaLou

At least, some king of list of images would be needed to find who war the photographers.
Anyway, you can find the uploaders in description page of every image, and then you can leave a message in each photographer talk page.--Pere prlpz (talk) 16:47, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:כרזת הסרט קצין וג'נטלמן בעברית.jpg

This is the hebraw version of the poster for the film An Officer and a Gentelman. How do I add the copyrights to the file? גארפילד (talk) 18:44, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

  • You presumably can't. The copyrights would be held by the company that made the movie, and I doubt they've granted a free license. - Jmabel ! talk 03:20, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Robert Marchand 2.jpg, File:Robert Marchand.jpg

I am waiting for the permission of the photographer. --Nicola (talk) 19:49, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Template:OTRS pending may help if you have sent the photographer the email address to Commons:OTRS.--Canoe1967 (talk) 17:41, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) doubt

Hello!

Is it possible to cut part of a photo or image published under Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY-3.0) in picasa and then uploading it to Wikimedia ? Thanks!--Duche de Cleves (talk) 20:11, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes it is. It would be nice if you uploaded the uncropped version as well as the cropped version. (optionally both versions onto the same file). --McZusatz (talk) 20:31, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Would I be allowed to upload this image?

I sent an e-mail to a public figure, asking him to release an image of himself that I found on his website under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License. He responded saying that any images on his site could be used on Wikipedia, but did not specifically mention the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License. Can I upload the image or do I need to e-mail him again and request that he specifically state that he grants permission for the image to be used under the terms of this license? --Jpcase (talk) 23:28, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

You need to get his attention for long enough to make him understand the difference between "for use on Wikipedia" and "Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License". For a public figure, that may be difficult. Does he have an agent, or secretary, that you could route your request through? Maproom (talk) 23:56, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. Holding his attention isn't a problem. I have actually communicated with him several times and he always makes time to respond. The problem lies more on my end. I've never worked with images on Wikipedia before and probably did not explain as clearly as I should have. --Jpcase (talk) 00:57, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Do read COM:OTRS; this makes it clear what we need. - Jmabel ! talk 03:23, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Ilya Rabinovich (contrast).jpg

I took a file in the public domain, improved the contrast, and uploaded it as File:Ilya Rabinovich (contrast).jpg. Now I get a message that I have to give a different license. I don't know what to to - please tell me. Bubba73 (talk) 01:57, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

I believe that the bot is providing a false positive, the file has a license saying that your file was released in the public domain. No need to give a different license. Thanks! --cyrfaw (talk) 02:41, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
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Copyright help regarding File:Anthony G. Brown Official State Photo.jpg

The internet page http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/08conoff/ltgov/html/msa02768.html where I got this file states the following:

This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.

--Dothead (talk) 12:05, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

That term 'fair use' scares me. You may wish to email them and see if they mean 'free licence'. There is a page Commons:Licensing#Acceptable_licenses that explains it.
  • "All copyrighted material on Commons must be licensed under a free license that specifically and irrevocably allows anyone to use the material for any purpose; simply writing that "the material may be used freely by anyone" or similar isn't sufficient. In particular, the license must meet the following conditions...."

--Canoe1967 (talk) 22:44, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Problem with new image version

I've been going around updating images with vector graphics where possible, and after creating Euclid's_Orchard_(large).svg, I've uploaded a new version improving the colors of the picture. Unfortunately, the new version refuses to display anywhere, even after trying the ?action=purge (among other) steps mentioned here -- anybody know how to fix this one? Glosser.ca (talk) 01:18, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

First, you have uploaded the new version but you don't tell on what page. Second, if you want to upload new material, try it out on the File:Test.svg-page. It is the perfect testing ground. Third, check out my userpage: [2] under the heading "Important information". It gives important information about uploading svg-files to wikimedia. And last but not leatst, don't use layers and don't use SVG-versions that Wikimedia has trouble recognising (with Inkscape use "save as: plain svg"). Citypeek (talk) 09:51, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Walter_Genewein.jpg

You are publishing a photo by Walther Genewein taken in the Lodz ghetto on File:Walter_Genewein.jpg

The following is stated: "Source Own work Author Auslodz

Licensing

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license."    

The truth is that an Author "Auslodz" does not exist. The author, Walther Genewein,died 1974 in Austria. Are these photos not protected by Austrian copyright?

All the best reinhard schultz

Thanks for noticing. I nominated this image for deletion. Regards, Yann (talk) 21:17, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
I looked at a few more from the uploader. They say 'own work' as source. Should we put them all up for DR?--Canoe1967 (talk) 01:34, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
I would say so. The thirteenth toll of the bell casts the others in doubt. - Jmabel ! talk 01:55, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
The EXIF camera model matches on many of them. Some may be his legit images.--Canoe1967 (talk) 02:22, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
Well they all need review. A mass DR of a user's uploads is the usual way to do this systematically. Rd232 (talk) 11:28, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
How is that done? Put them all in a cat and then DR the cat?--Canoe1967 (talk) 18:15, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
You could use Help:VisualFileChange.js for that. --McZusatz (talk) 18:23, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
I sux at scripts. Does anyone else want to take it on?--Canoe1967 (talk) 18:29, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
I'd do it, but I'd rather teach you to fish :)
  1. Follow the one-step instruction at Help:VisualFileChange.js#Step_0:_How_to_Install.
  2. Go to File:Walter_Genewein.jpg, go to the lefthand Toolbox and choose "Perform batch task".
  3. Choose the username offered
  4. Select action "nominate for deletion", and select all the files. Should be clear from here.
cheers, Rd232 (talk) 18:52, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Canoe1967 (talk) 23:48, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
I think it worked. Resolving this discussion.--Canoe1967 (talk) 23:48, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Mandaçaias.jpg

Hello.

I uploaded the image file mandaçaias.jpg after obtaininng the authorization from its author by e-mail. I do have his message with the authorization in my e-mail box (gmail account), but I do not know how to update the licensing status of the file to avoid it to be deleted. Could somebody please help me?

Leandro G. Cardoso --187.3.153.20 15:40, 1 January 2013 (UTC)


Do you know Commons:OTRS? The copyright-holder should send his official e-mail to - permissions-commons@wikimedia.org - The text of his e-mail should be the standarized text in the black box of Commons:OTRS#Declaration of consent for all enquiries. --Bin im Garten (talk) 17:31, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi, The author (and copyright-holder)of the photography Mandaçaias.jpg already sent the standard authorization to permission-commons, but the image still shows the status "insufficient copyright information". Does it take longer for the status to be changed, or is there anything still missing?

Leandro G. Cardoso

It was already fixed: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AManda%C3%A7aias.jpg&diff=86691598&oldid=86227436
✓ OK?. --McZusatz (talk) 12:38, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Theater copyright question

These questions came from finding this picture in an article. I understand that the photo is out of copyright, but what about the scenery and costumes depicted in the photo? Do the scenic designer and costume designer hold copyright over the deception of their work, like a sculptor does for work in a museum not out of copyright? If so when does the copyright expire? Would a lighting designer have the save copyright over their work as scenery and costumes? Does wiki have any standards for this?--Found5dollar (talk) 15:59, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

I think there is also de minimis and costumes are probably not copyrightable, but I'd like to read that from a canadian.--Sanandros (talk) 20:54, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Ok, i understand that for that image de minimis might be arguable, but what about in general? there is a whole category, here, of set designs and for images like this, this, or this de minmis really can't be claimed...--Found5dollar (talk) 23:55, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
4 me they r looking more like en:Geschmacksmuster but a such law doesen't exist out of GER.--Sanandros (talk) 01:52, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

SVG thumbnails not updating (again!)

I'm having SVG update issues again, this time with thumbnails. The file in question is File:Moon diagram.svg. The thumbnails on file description pages refuse to update(I had to swtich to unusual sizes like 290px for the small thumbnails, which fixed things there), but the big thumbnail, and the 300px and 400px sizes don't change. Thumbnails outside of the file pages aren't affected. If I change the image size limit setting in the Preferences, the correct version will display for 1024×768, 640×480, and 320×240, but not the others. The wrong version shows up when I'm logged out. I've tried most of the stuff on Help:Purge. Thanks,—Kelvinsong (talk) 15:38, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

I would like to get started by putting my own picture, my history, what i do, etc, how can I do it? Im trying to go to get started, but im not able to start anything, kindly help

Can I put all my info here for someone from your office to put for me, advice please

Rgds Namaeso Kombii

The only option here is to wait. Ruslik (talk) 17:20, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Proper license for cropped image

Hello, I recently uploaded File:Shkant-crop.jpg as a cropped version of File:Shkant.jpg. When using the wizard, I mistakenly said I'd created the image myself. Then I noticed that other cropped images, such as File:Jugglers Egypt (cropped).jpg, had a different types of info and categories. So I tweaked the info at Shkant-crop to try to mimic the Jugglers(cropped) info. But I wasn't sure exactly what I should put for the licensing info, since File:Shkant.jpg has a commons 3.0 licensing. Personally, I'd like to make the license as open as possible, but I imagine some restrictions must be "inherited" from File:Shkant.jpg. What would you suggest? Thanks -- Presearch (talk) 02:33, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

  • You can waive your own attribution rights, but not those of the original photographer. - Jmabel ! talk 06:47, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Yes, that's fine - so how can that be implemented in the file? Feel free to do that yourself if that is adequate, or if not, please tell me what I should put in the licensing field. Thanks! -- Presearch (talk) 07:21, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AShkant-crop.jpg&diff=86891909&oldid=86856737 . Also see my hints over there. --McZusatz (talk) 11:21, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Cannot watch video

Hi, folks! I just uploaded a WebM file and it says that it's 5'14 long, but it shows nothing and stops at 0'00. Is the file broken, is the player not working, or do I have to install a plugin? Thanks! --NaBUru38 (talk) 05:43, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Not sure what was wrong. I used firefogg to convert the video again. I will try to upload a stabilized version later. Is this the highest quality and resolution you have? --McZusatz (talk) 11:42, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
Hello, thanks! The original file is a QuickTime (.mov) video with a 320x240 resolution, 30 fps, 5068 kb/s of video and 64 kb/s of audio at 8 kHz. The file weights 192 MB. It is quite sharper than your version, also yours loses a small margin of the frame around the edges. I could try to upload it to Google Docs, so you can convert it directly. I used Miro and selected SD, because a larger resolution would be a waste. Do you recommend another program? Thanks! --NaBUru38 (talk) 19:42, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
Miro does not scale up when HD is selected as far as I know. As you already have a google account, you can upload the .mov to youtube and let them stabilize the Video. If you have appropriate software on you Computer you can use it as well. For the conversion I currently prefer the firefogg addon for firefox. --McZusatz (talk) 19:57, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Sacher Lindbichler.JPG

Die Datei ist der Scan eines Fotos im Privatbesitz von Dr. Gerhard Lindbichler, Wien. Der am Bild befindliche Dichter Friedrich Sacher ist vor 31 Jahren (1982) verstorben. Das Foto wurde vor 63 Jahren (1950) im "Photo-Atelier Lily" in Wien gemacht. Dieses Atelier existiert leider schon lange nicht mehr und es gibt auch keine Nachfolgefirma.

Ist es aus diesen Gründen daher möglich, dieses Foto in Wikimedia Commons zu veröffentlichen?

MfG Sequentius franz.vrabec@aon.at


--91.114.251.148 13:28, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

copy

i wanna copy this file Aldair9091.jpg from italian wikipedia to commons, but i not now how to do? --80.161.143.239 15:23, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

You can't copy the image to Commons because it is protected by copyright in the United States until 70 years after the death of the photographer. --Stefan4 (talk) 16:24, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

PD archive

This library has some PD images. Am I confused about how to download them? Image properties seem to be a thumbnail of a larger download that I can't find. Note the cute: "© Public Domain".--Canoe1967 (talk) 01:55, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Check out the 'cabin' at 15th and Ottawa now where the image was taken.--Canoe1967 (talk) 02:00, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Canoe1967 (talk) 13:44, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Seems they want $10 for high resolution.--Canoe1967 (talk) 13:44, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

delete image

This section was archived on a request by: Jmabel ! talk 17:42, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

hello. can anyone help me how to delete a image from my account ???? i'm searching for 15 minutes how to delete a picture of this website and it started to annoy me. thank you. -- 13:28, 14 January 2013‎ Greentrancer

You can use the "nominate for deletion" on the left hand side of the image page. Or you could add {{speedy|...reason...}} on the file page. --McZusatz (talk) 13:34, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

that option was hidden in the toolbox, thanks! this website can be so annoying and stupid built... -- 13:46, 14 January 2013‎ Greentrancer

  • The image is now deleted. By the way, you said somewhere else in deletion discussion that you wanted this deleted because you wanted to make & upload a new version. You can always upload an improved version of your own photo to the same file page without this requiring deletion; the old page will simply be in the history. - Jmabel ! talk 17:42, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Old page needs delete

Village pump/Copyright. No rush, it has been there a while and is harmless, I think.--Canoe1967 (talk) 19:28, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: McZusatz (talk) 20:12, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

I am way over my head - help deleting account

folks, Im sorry, I tried, I dont get it and dont have time to read and learn everything on the site. How do I delete my files and account? Tod

Hello Tod. There is no need to apologize and I hope that you enjoyed your time here. Here is your list of contributions. Since everything anyone does on this website is a contribution licensed for use to the public, there is not a process for deleting either an account or files. Please see Commons:FAQ#I_have_uploaded_an_image.2C_can_I_revoke_the_licence_later.3F. If you do not want to visit the site any more then feel free to leave as you like. If you want your userpage blanked, then feel free to manually delete the text you put there. Is that helpful? Thanks for trying things out here. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:36, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Hi Tod. You don't need to read and learn everything here, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Whatever you upload must have educational value.
  2. Whatever you upload must be either
    1. Your own personal creation, which you freely license
    2. Someone else's work, which has an explicit statement of a free licence.
I accept that copyright rules can be annoying and complex, but it doesn't look like you had any problems with it. As Bluerasberry stated, there is no process for deleting accounts. However, if you wish to have your images deleted, you can nominate them for deletion. But there's no need to, if you have no objections to us keeping them - File:The BC Salmon Run Tall Trees.jpg and File:Fraser River, Chilliwack, BC - Salmon Run.jpg are beautiful, and the fish ones are high quality, though obviously not so pretty. -mattbuck (Talk) 17:56, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

jee wiz Matt I cant even find where to reply... ha ha ha. I wanted to archive my art, I am an old guy now but I hvae been in Billboard Magazine for songwriting and have had my art and photography published over the years... I was hoping a site like this would allow me to be 'found' for cryin out loud. There are hundreds of todd brown's online oddly enough. It took me about an hour this monring to find you guys on this page. Am I educational? If I am, maybe you could help me find a helper...like is the user name important for searches? I put up links to flickr, is that cool? How do I get searched properly? I have 3 different locations over the years where people might search me... any ideas on how I can use this site better mattbuck? I find it very difficult to move around within my own page.

Well, we're not really about people promoting their own work, or really about the artists at all. It's more about subject matter, unless the artist satisfies notability requirements (someone famous perhaps, at least within some particular field). Educational is frankly a very loose rule - the images you uploaded satisfy it fine. A good guide is "could this be used in a wikipedia article about something", so yours could easily be used in an article about your local area. -mattbuck (Talk) 21:29, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Camera Date on my most recent uploads

Can anyone fix the camera date on my most recent files? I believe that is in the exif data. My camera recently asked me to reenter the date. I entered 1/5/2013 but didn't realize that meant May 1st, 2013 (5/1/2013). After I saw the date on the recent photo uploads, I have figured out how to change the date on my camera to dd/mm/yyyy instead of mm/dd/yyyy. Thanks. --Mjrmtg (talk) 17:54, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done with Help:VisualFileChange.js. --McZusatz (talk) 18:17, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
(I only replaced the date on the file description page but I did not change the date in the file itself. To achieve this you need to download the file and change the exif data. exiftool could be helpful in this case). --McZusatz (talk) 18:22, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you --Mjrmtg (talk) 21:05, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Allison Raewyn Dine.jpeg

Hi. I have uploaded this image file to Commons and it should have been done under Fair Use. Can you advise how I can delete it so that it can be uploaded correctly. Or can you delete it for me. Many thanks Sarah Delatour (talk) 21:18, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Late grandfather

My late grandfather was an artist, I would like to upload information about his life and his art including photographs of his work. Am I able to do this? - unsigned

  • "Information about his life and his art" would mostly not be a matter for Commons, but as for photographs of his work, if they are within scope (either as being significant works of art or because they are useful as illustrations of what they depict) the question comes down to: are you the heir to the intellectual property rights to these pictures? - Jmabel ! talk 02:36, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Missing Preview Button

It is not the first time I miss the Preview button in the standard upload form (at the bottom). Why this error occurs periodically? Mac OS X 10.6.8, Safari 5.0.5 (6533.21.1). Unfortunately no help in the German speaking Forum. -- Хрюша ?? 14:25, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Pere Jou, “Els constructors de Maricel”. Capitell de Maricel..jpg

What can I do to protect the file from being deleted?

--Irenemc91 (talk) 15:19, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

  • I gather you didn't take the photo; since the work of art depicted is 3-dimensional, there is enough creativity in the taking of the photo that just freedom of panorama on the sculpture isn't enough. You'd need to get permission from the photographer (or other copyright-holder if rights have been reassigned). If you can get that permission, see COM:OTRS for how the photographer could indicate that permission to Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 16:34, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Can't bring up new Commons file version on WP

Hello. I uploaded a file to Commons tonight, then reloaded to correct an error in the file. But on WP I can only see the original version before the reload. I did all the cache-clearing things, I still can see only the original. (The filename is File:Stratomic Chess gameboard and init config.png.) What am I missing? Thx. Ihardlythinkso (talk) 15:49, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

I even reverted to the correct file version, but the timestamp and the file shown, don't match. (Is there a software problem?) Ihardlythinkso (talk) 16:11, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

There has been a sporadic problem on and off for the past few weeks of new versions of images not overriding previously-generated thumbnails of old image versions. You can't really fix it (just have to wait a few days), but one thing that sometimes works to get around it is to request an "odd" thumbnail width which was not previously requested (i.e. "221px" instead of "220px", "799px" instead of "800px", etc. etc.). AnonMoos (talk) 16:35, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
P.S. See also section "SVG thumbnails not updating (again!)" above... AnonMoos (talk) 16:41, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you AnonMoos. (Intermittent software problem!) Your little tip did the trick for me. Thanks again, Ihardlythinkso (talk) 17:01, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Downloading a photo

Hi,

I'd like to download photos from here , which are of high quality.

How do I do the download? I don't understand it - when I right click the photo I try to press "save photo as" but it gives me only 2 weird options, to save as HTML or Web something. could you please tell me how to do it?

Thank you very much

Do a left click on the thumbnail. Wait until the full image has loaded and do a right click. "Save as..." --McZusatz (talk) 19:05, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

crosswiki categories for images

There are images here which need to be in categories on en.wiki, but adding them to the same category here, or [[en:category: doesn't seem to help, is it lag, or is there another way ? Penyulap 09:14, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Do you mean a tag like {{Commons category|Jodie Foster}} on her en:wp page?--Canoe1967 (talk) 17:57, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
No, I think (s)he wants the en-wiki mirrors of the images to show up in en-wiki categories. I don't think that's possible, but I'm ready to stand corrected. - Jmabel ! talk 00:50, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
either mirror or manually doing it, it seems there is no page on en.wiki, it requires creation, so how do you cat them over there when the image is held here ? Penyulap
I think he wants to categorise a Commons image in an enwiki category. I think that can be done by categorising the local description page on enwiki. Anyway, I suppose this categorisation is against local categorising policies in any wikipedia, despite of being technically feasible.--Pere prlpz (talk) 13:49, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
In what way ? Penyulap 02:19, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Photo Licensing Confusion

I have a number of photographs that I'd like to share on Wikimedia Commons as I feel they would be useful for Wikivoyage pages and I believe their photos are now being uploaded through Wikimedia Commons. Often I find that travel photos are better with a human subject in them so I often take photos of strangers in their surroundings. It seems Wikivoyage and Wikimedia Commons may differ in their policies so I'm looking for some clarification.

As far as I can tell it's fine on both sites to publish photos under a CC license that include generic crowds, what I'm looking for is info on photos that include a noticeable human subject, for example a woman looking at a sunset.

Wikimedia Commons states in its upload wizard that photos are fine that include "people photographed in public places." While the following page on Wikivoyage states that "If a person is central to an image and identifiable, permission to publish that photo must be granted by the individual. A person is "central" if their removal or replacement would materially affect the picture, so this does not apply to crowd scenes or bystanders near monuments."

So I'm hoping somebody can sort this out for me. If I took a photo of a woman watching a sunset, in a public place, would I be able to upload it to Wikimedia Commons and license it (under CC) without permission?

Apologies if this is not the correct place to post this but I'm new to Wiki and my searches have brought up a lot of conflicting info. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DanB (talk • contribs) 04:39, 6 January 2013‎ (UTC)

Please see Commons:Photographs of identifiable people. -- Asclepias (talk) 05:10, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
Note that the English Wikivoyage prefers images without identifiable persons, regardless of their acceptability for Commons upload. Powers (talk) 01:46, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Beacon Cove Port Melbourne Dec 2012.jpg

Hi, I uploaded a new version of the same subject image "Beacon Cove of Port Melbourne.jpg" by a new name image "Beacon Cove Port Melbourne Dec 2012.jpg" on 05/01/12. I found the image has not updated in the Commons today 07/12/12, so I uploaded the same photo again. It seems it still not working. Could you let me know why this is happening? Thanks Donaldytong (talk) 08:22, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

There is nothing you can do about that right now. --McZusatz (talk) 11:32, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks McZusatz for your advice. Do you mean that after certain period of time, then the newly uploaded image will be updated by the Commons system itself? Donaldytong (talk) 10:05, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Jup, there are problems with the servers right now. The bug should be fixed sooner or later. --McZusatz (talk) 12:26, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your information McZusatz. Donaldytong (talk) 11:18, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Template help needed

Hi everyone, I have a bit of a problem with a template I'm making. The plan is that my template, User:Mattbuck/QItemplate, will be of the form

</gallery>
=== Title ===
Blah blah
<gallery>

with images before and after on the page, so it will be something like

Image:1.jpg
{{User:Mattbuck/QItemplate}}
Image:2.jpg
{{User:Mattbuck/QItemplate}}
etc

However, when trying this at User:Mattbuck/QIdate2, the gallery tag fails to work, and I don't know why. Any help would be appreciated (feel free to play around with the template and testpage). -mattbuck (Talk) 16:08, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Never mind, I got an explanation on wikipedia. -mattbuck (Talk) 10:54, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Someone gave me permission via email to use their image on Wikipedia

How to upload it and prove that they have given me permission? Bibzy (talk) 08:06, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

See COM:OTRS for a description of the verification process of mailed license permissions (and a link to mail templates, if needed) and COM:Licensing for a description of acceptable licenses (make sure the copyright owner grants a license suitable for unrestricted usage, even by third parties). GermanJoe (talk) 08:35, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Note especially that a "for Wikipedia" license is too restrictive to be allowed under our licensing rules. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 14:43, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Herbert Wilhelmy.pdf

Das Foto bei "Herbert Wilhelmy" stammt von meiner Mutter aus dem Nachlass meines Vaters, das er 1980 vor der Veröffentlichung seines Buches "Welt und Umwelt der Maya - Aufstieg und Untergang einer Hochkultur" hat anfertigen lassen. Diese Quelle habe ich beim Hochladen bereits angegeben.--Wilhelmy (talk) 16:07, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

I have studied {{CC-BY-SA-3.0-heirs}} which describes the actual situation quite well: a private photo, not taken by me, but in the possession of the family. How can I add the license {{CC-BY-SA-3.0-heirs}} to the photo? Many thanks --Wilhelmy (talk) 19:16, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done. Could you please add the |date=? --McZusatz (talk) 21:00, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Photo use

Hello,

I'd like to use photos I found here in an exhibition about the holocaust which is built in Israel for educational purposes.

How can I download the photos and do I need to ask for copyrights? if so, How do I do it?

Thank you

You can download them by clicking on them. As a rule all photos here are either public domain images or are distributed under w:CC-by-sa license depending on what is written on the image description page. Ruslik (talk) 18:33, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
To clarify what Ruslik said: there are actually several licenses used here; these are just the two most common situatinos. For the public domain images, you can use them with no legal requirements to give credit. The CC images will indicate on the page for each image whether there are attribution requirements and, if so, to whom to attribute the photo. Also, if it is CC-by-sa (and this is true for several other licenses), you'd need to make the terms of the license available somewhere to those who view the exhibition. If that's two onerous, then you'd need to contact the copyright-holder and make separate arrangements. - Jmabel ! talk 03:30, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Antonia maury.jpg

Trying to indicate that this image is not a fair use but rather is in the public domain because of its publication date. Not sure how to go in and edit the file to add this info, however. Thanks for any hints on how to do this... Girona7 (talk) 00:17, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

like this. I've assumed that the "photograph card" constitutes publication of the photo, so {{PD-1923}} applies. Rd232 (talk) 00:55, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Super - thanks very much! Girona7 (talk) 16:18, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Mass decategorization needed

Banned user User:Princess_Mérida uploaded several dozen images of the "Atlanta Santa Speedo Run 2012" (whatever that is), and unfortunately placed them all in Category:Xmas, which is supposed to be only for images containing the written word "Xmas" (see e.g. File:Atlanta Santa Speedo Run 2012 (8282399259).jpg). I don't feel like going through all the images manually and removing the inappropriate category manually, so any help would be appreciated... AnonMoos (talk) 03:02, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Easily done with "perform batch task"; I've now done that. I suspect that many images in Category:Atlanta Santa Speedo Run 2012 are still overcategorized, but I haven't the interest or patience to deal with it. - Jmabel ! talk 05:56, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Gawd. I'll also remove the redundant Category:Speedo from all of them, but someone else can take it from there. - Jmabel ! talk 05:59, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks... AnonMoos (talk) 15:02, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Cognizant's Delivery Center in Pune- Hinjewadi.jpg

Hi, I uploaded some images from flickr and I have chosen the wrong licensing information. Kindly help me with changing the licences asap as it may be deleted from teh page if i dont.

i want to change it to this: image uploaded from flickr CC BY SA 2.0

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Pune-_Hinjewadi.jpg#filelinks http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a1/Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Chennai-_TCO.jpg/120px-Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Chennai-_TCO.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Shanghai%2C_China.jpg/120px-Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Shanghai%2C_China.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Kolkata-Saltlake.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Pune-_Hinjewadi.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Bangalore.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Chennai_-_MEPZ..jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Chennai_-_MEPZ.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cognizant%27s_Delivery_Center_in_Kolkata-Saltlake.jpg

Please assit. thank you! --Gracelyne (talk) 10:15, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi, click on Edit on the Commons file page File:Cognizant's Delivery Center in Pune- Hinjewadi.jpg and make changes like this. Rd232 (talk) 11:26, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Railroad marker category?

I've searched but haven't been able to find any such category. Does anyone know if there is a category for the small green railroad makers/signs as in the following images? File:Mayday Echols County Georgia.jpg, File:Howell Echols County Georgia.jpg, File:Hahira Railroad Sign.JPG. Thanks. --Mjrmtg (talk) 17:43, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Category:Level crossings in the United States, Category:Railway signs of level crossings‎... AnonMoos (talk) 22:59, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you --Mjrmtg (talk) 03:35, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Ola k ase

El popular "Ola k se" no es mas que un invento del Fan´s club de Justin Bieber (Justin Bieber Argentina Oficial). Es popular por llevar la imagen de una llama, la cual los adolescentes la encuentran graciosa, y abajo "Ola k ase". También a imágenes chistosas se les coloca el "Ola K Ase". - unsigned

  • ¿Y esto pertenece de cual manera al Commons? - Jmabel ! talk 01:35, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Problem at File:Battle of Long Tan 18 August 1966.png

I recently created a new version of this file: File:Battle_of_Long_Tan_18_August_1966.png. But since it had been transferred to Commons I didn't have the permission to overwrite it so asked AustralianRupert to do it for me. He has had a go but the changes don't seem to display and neither he nor I can get it to work. I also asked Nick-D and he also tried to help but still no luck. Essentially the problem seems to be that the current version is still displaying the old file. Under "File history" the thumbnails for the 00:03, 12 January 2013, 00:14, 12 January 2013, 00:17, 12 January 2013, 01:21, 12 January 2013, and 01:43, 12 January 2013 versions now look right, just not the current version. It seems to display fine in the thumbnail on my User page, but not in the Battle of Long Tan article. And not when you click on the thumbnail... If anyone could be of assistance that would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Anotherclown (talk) 02:14, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

This is a problem that has been recurring off and on for several weeks. It will probably fix itself for any particular image in a few days; in the meantime, the way to work around it is to request an "odd" thumbnail size which was not previously requested (221px instead of 220px, etc.). AnonMoos (talk) 05:38, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks greatly - I actually just saw your response above to another user and did this before I saw yours here. Sorry for wasting your time covering old ground. I appreciate your help. Anotherclown (talk) 08:51, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Finding it very difficult to upload and use images.

Hi Wiki I am finding it very difficult to upload and use images for articles. I joined wikipedia with the hope that i could contribute to add more details to the articles particularly related to Marathi film industry. On internet practically there are not any images which are not protected under copyrights. So does this means that we will not upload images for all such incomplete articles. Is there any wayout from this? I feel otherwise it will be difficult to contribute to wiki then. Thank you WikiPank -- 05:40, 12 January 2013‎ User:Wikipank

To start with, images published in India before 1953 are out of copyright in India. Promotional materials or screenshots of recent movies are unlikely to be released under free licenses. If there was someone who did for Marathi cinema what "BollywoodHungama" does for Bollywood, then that could make photographs of actors available. Thanks for caring about copyright at all (many don't, and so create problems when they upload...). -- AnonMoos (talk) 06:01, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
If you live in the relevant area and can get to any film industry events, you may be able to take photos yourself. But short of that, free-licensed photos of contemporary performers are, indeed, often very difficult to come by. - Jmabel ! talk 09:37, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Show people and professional photographers around the world are acutely aware of the value of copyright; hence they habitually reserve all rights except those they see to be necessary for publicity. Perhaps they will someday become similarly aware of the publicity value of releasing all rights for a few photos. Jim.henderson (talk) 12:06, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Removal of the current file version (not the file itself)

I erroneously edited and uploaded a wrong file version (800px instead of full res) of File:Tres Picos del Amor.jpg. Since this reduced the files size I'd like to undo this upload but couldn't figure out how (in the history I obvoiusly can only change the metadata, I guess) ? Please, would somebody be so kind and remove the current version of this file? Thanks a lot, 0000ff (talk) 14:54, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

The quick answer is to just revert to the earlier version; I'll do it in a second, and it won't require any special admin actions... AnonMoos (talk) 16:42, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

uploading a photo from wikipedia entry translated to English

Dear sirs I uploaded a photo from wikipedia entry original entry into my transaltion to English the source gave permission to use free the author granted permission for anyone to use it and of course to the English version translation,

I did follow instructions Wiki commons by one of the Wiki editors but why was the file deleted? Thanks for explanation Carmel Avivi Green -- 01:34, 13 January 2013‎ User:Carmel avivi-green

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Rabbi Amram Aburbeh photo.jpg
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Cornerstone Or Zaruah synagogue photo.jpg
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Netivei am street Jerusalem photo.jpg
-- AnonMoos (talk) 08:55, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

New unified account, old accounts need deletion?

I have 3 other accounts, inc wikpedia and wikiversity. If I understand correctly, I can now just use this unified account for both. How do I delete the old accounts? I think I have messed this process up a bit, sorry... Lesion (talk) 15:05, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

You actually have a unified account, which currently includes your enwikiversity and commons accounts. However your account on enwiki is not merged to it. You need to go to Special:Mergeaccount and complete the process. Ruslik (talk) 15:55, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

We Need Be In Humanity Foundation Founder details in Wikipedia

Dear Sir/Mam

We are Be In Humanity Foundation Team and We want Our Founder and Organization details on Wikipedia. so please consider our request

Our Deatails: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AListFiles&limit=50&user=Kundan3

The correct place for this request is w:en:Wikipedia:Help Desk. Ruslik (talk) 17:25, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

1873 MAP

I would like to add an image of an 1873 map to a Wikipedia article which supports the content of the article. The physical 1873 map is in the "public domain" in the Library of Congress, however, the image of it was obtained from "Ancestor Tracks". Ancestor Tracks states that the physical map is in the public domain but that they took an "image" of it. They give permission to use the image "for personal use" if you are working on a "family history" project, or you may use the "map image" on one's personal website .... as long as one attributes the map image to "Ancestry Tracks" and that it is not used "commercially" in either case. I believe that my purpose satisfies these requirements but wanted to make sure that it was appropriate to move forward and upload the map without any problems.

Please let me know if I can upload this 1873 map to the Wikipedia article.

Thank you!

Yes, you can do so. And please use the {{PD-Art|PD-old}} licence template for the description. Thanks. --McZusatz (talk) 12:32, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Are you sure about that? From what the OP writes, "Ancestor Tracks" allows their image to be used "on one's personal website". But anyone who uploads an image to Commons must allow unrestricted use of it, including commercial use. It do not believe that the OP has the right to grant that.
By the way - what 1873 atlas is this map in? I may have a copy of it myself, which I can scan. Maproom (talk) 15:22, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
"Ancestor Tracks" doesn't own the image, and has no right to restrict use of it. It's not that the OP has or doesn't have the right to grant that; it's that no one has the right to prohibit copying of the file.--Prosfilaes (talk) 01:18, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
The OP has stated that "Ancestor Tracks" created the image and has restricted its use. I wonder why you believe that they do not own it and do not have a right to restrict its use. Maproom (talk) 12:38, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
If it's from an 1873 atlas, they didn't create it. Copyright law in the US does not give people who merely copy a work the right to restrict others from copying their copy.--Prosfilaes (talk) 03:46, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
For the permissions, not for the description. - Jmabel ! talk 18:58, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:مدرسه شوکتیه.JPG

{{help me|fa}}با سلام.در مورد این تصویر(سراسر نمای مدرسه شوکتیه بیرجند) نیاز به کمک دارم.این تصویر را خودم تهیه کرده ام و چون هنگام بارگذاری در مورد انتخاب مجوز ها و سایر سوالات ویکی پدیا یقین نداشتم گزینه ای انتخاب نکردم .حالا با توجه به اینکه این تصویر اثر شخصی بنده است و در هیچ سایت دیگری درج نشده نیاز به راهنمایی در مورد نوع مجوز و رده و احیانا سایر گزینه ها دارم.با تشکر امین فولادی --فولادی امین (talk) 18:21, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

I don't read Farsi, but the issue is that you need to choose a license template. No one else can choose that for you.
Can someone who knows Farsi communicate with this person? Thanks. - Jmabel ! talk 01:54, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
I created a help me | ar tag a while ago. Is Arabic similar? I will tag this section in case it is. Category:CC license tags may help, if the OP wishes to select one, we could add it.--Canoe1967 (talk) 18:11, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
No more than Tagalog is with Finnish. Should re-tag for Farsi. I've switched from ar to fa. HopsonRoad (talk) 22:35, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
I forgot how a made the Arabic tag. I remember it being a pain though. Should we create a Farsi tag?--Canoe1967 (talk) 22:49, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

BTW Farsi and Persian are the same language, so you're all set! HopsonRoad (talk) 23:11, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Refreshing image?

I'm having a real frustrating problem. I uploaded an image of a house that contributes to a National Register district here

20 Kenilworth - 2006.JPG

, but I was unhappy with the image. I tried to upload another version of the same view of the same house in a photo with far better coloration, but when you go to the file, the first version still displays. I tried updating it again with no luck. The history of the file says that there are now two identical versions of the better image, and one of them is supposedly the current version. But, the first image is still the one that is displayed when you open the file. Also, the image is not updating to the newer version of the Wikipedia article that I'm drafting. It continues to reflect the first one. What am I doing wrong? (By the way, the image that shows up HERE is actually the correct one! But, if you click on it, it opens the file and displays the out-of-date one (as does my draft Wikipedia article).) -- 00:10, 13 January 2013‎ User:ProfReader

Good grief. I came here with the exact same problem, only with this image. Must be some kind of Commons-wide glitch. Does anybody know what's going on? A. Parrot (talk) 07:12, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
See section "Problem at File:Battle of Long Tan 18 August 1966.png" above. You can try odd-sized thumbnails... AnonMoos (talk) 08:44, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Changing the size of the image doesn't change the top image on the photo's file. The article I'm working on is a list with lots and lots of small images. I'm counting on people's being able to click on specific images of interest to see a more useable image that is big enough to see details in. Without changing the image's size, my draft Wikipedia article now shows the most recent image, but when you click on the image, it opens the image's file where the first version is still the default.ProfReader (talk) 21:57, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

How do i Upload a picture in my article

How do i Upload a picture in my article -- 12:28, 13 January 2013‎ User:Praisim Peter

Do you mean that you want to insert an image into a Wikipedia article? If so, it is easy. All you need to do is find the image you want to insert into your article on Wikimedia Commons. Once you have that, open the image's page (by clicking on the name of the article or on the image itself). Along the top of the article, printed in jumbo-sized black font is the name of the image for editing purposes. Just block and paste that into your article. Lastly, place double brackets at the start and end of the file name. For example, I just uploaded a photo of an historic house. When you open the image, it has this written along the top: File:335 President - Jan 2013.JPG
If I want to insert that image into a Wikipedia article, I just put double brackets around its file name, and the image will replace that code. You can also insert some other code to change things like the image's position on the page and its size and things like that. For example, the number 150px designates a size I want the image to display at. Here is my example. If you want to see exactly what I'm talking about, you can click on the "Edit" button for your question and see the underlying code.

335 President - Jan 2013.JPG ProfReader (talk) 22:05, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Though more likely you want to use [[File:335 President - Jan 2013.JPG|thumb]]. - 04:41, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Richtige Lizenz für Logo einer öffentlichen Einrichtung

Liebes Wikiteam,

ich bin am verzweifeln...ich möchte gern den Wikipediaeintrag der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar aktualisieren. In diesem Zuge muss auch das Logo der Universität, das mittlerweile umgestaltet wurde, erneuert werden. Mir gelingt es einfach nicht, die richtige Lizensierung zu eruieren. Ich habe die folgende Fehlermeldung erhalten:

Anscheinend gibt es ein Problem mit der Beschreibung oder der Lizenzierung dieses Bildes. Du hast nur eine Vorlage/Textbaustein eingebunden, die keine gültige Lizenz (Englisch) ist, auch wenn sie nützliche Informationen über das Bild liefert. Bitte löse dieses Problem indem Du der Bildbeschreibung eine Lizenz hinzufügst. Du kannst die Bildbeschreibungsseite ergänzen bzw. berichtigen. Das Hochladen einer neuen Version dieses Bildes ändert nichts an der Bildbeschreibung. Die Seiten Commons:Incomplete license (Englisch) oder Commons:Lizenzen (Deutsch) werden Dir weiterhelfen können. Vielen Dank für deine Mithilfe!

Die von mir neu hochgeladene Datei wurde zusätzlich wieder auf den veralteten Stand zurückgesetzt: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Uni-weimar-logo.svg.

Ich habe mich an der Lizensierung der Humboldt-Universität Berlin orientiert. Deren Logo ist freigegeben, in meinem Falle wurde das frisch hochgeladene Logo einfach wieder entfernt...

Ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn mir jemand helfen könnte.

Viele Grüße Romy Weinhold

aktuelles Logo?
Ist das nicht das aktuelle Logo? Und hast du die anderen Fotos, die du hochgeladen hast selber geschossen? --McZusatz (talk) 12:35, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Trying to add a new version of File:Light microscope images of stony cosmic spherules.png

Every time that I upload a new version of File:Light microscope images of stony cosmic spherules.png (with dimensions), it reverts to the version without dimensions. Showing the dimension would allow others to avoid explanations in the text. HopsonRoad (talk) 20:52, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

The dimensions are shown. Have you tried to empty the cache? --Funfood 23:18, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Please explain how that is done. I've had the same problem, and so has another user, just in the last few days.68.59.37.131 00:53, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Ctrl-F5 should reload the actual version in the browser. --Funfood 01:49, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
No luck. Can you (or anyone else) actally open this photo's file (File:20 Kenilworth - 2006.JPG) and report back what the main photo on display is? The newer, more colorful image is shown as the most recent of the three images, but the main image that opens in jumbo-size when you access the file is still the first, slightly squashed one with muted coloring. If the most recent one displays on the image's own file page for everyone else, that will at least tell me it is SOMETHING wrong with my computer settings.68.59.37.131 14:01, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
I can see the new version from 11th January. --Funfood 17:13, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

For some reason, it still doesn't display properly in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micrometeorite. HopsonRoad (talk) 00:49, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

It does for me. --Funfood 01:03, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

This is the same problem which has been discussed several times on the board above. You can't fix it (you probably just have to wait a few days), but you can get around it by requesting odd-sized image thumbnail widths which haven't been requested before (221px instead of 220px or whatever). It doesn't affect people in Europe as much as elsewhere... AnonMoos (talk) 01:15, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

United States State seals: large scale mistagging

I recently responded to a user's query on the Wikipedia help desk asking whether the seal of a certain state was out of copyright (being created before 1923, it was). Upon further investigation I discovered an appalling number of incorrectly tagged similar seals and insignia.

Some particularly egregious ones: from Xmap, "we release them into the public domain" (they're not yours to release); the use of {{PD-user}} where I doubt any Wikipedia user has created any of these seals; and the one mentioned in the query, fair use for a work created in the 1700s. I am also concerned about the use of {{PD-USGov}} and {{PD-retoucheduser}} because (1) I would assume the states themselves commissioned the seals in the majority of cases, not Washington, thus PD-USGov doesn't apply; and (2) faithful copies of works do not require PD-retouched; if the copies are not faithful, that's a problem unto itself.

Some seals are correctly tagged, and it seems the vast majority are tagged with some sort of PD-tag, though what kind is highly inconsistent. Now I am far from an expert on United States copyright law or whether there are any obscure insignia laws that apply here that might overrule the general PD-1923 so please correct me if I am wrong (I am also aware that some of these seals were created after 1923). I am requesting help sorting this out.

A list of state seals can be found here. This is a larger list: w:List_of_U.S._state,_district,_and_territorial_insignia. (Crossposted to Wikipedia Media Copyright Questions). Intelligentsium (talk) 21:20, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

First place, things like this are not traditionally copyrightable. There is a written description of the crest or flag, and anyone can create their own image. If that Seal of Idaho was drawn from a written description, the artist can release it into the PD. Secondly, any work before 1978 would have had to have had a copyright notice on all copies or it would have been PD in the US. Moreover, questions about copyright on works on Commons should go here, not there; I've removed the crossposting.--Prosfilaes (talk) 23:41, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
Should actually go on Commons:Village pump/Copyright. However, it should be mentioned that our tagging system is not too good at capturing the fact that there are often two sets of possible rights at play in any one image file (for example, in a photograph of a sculpture, there are potential copyrights on the sculpture itself, and also copyrights on the particular photograph as taken by the photographer)... AnonMoos (talk) 11:34, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
@Prosfilaes: Thanks for the heads-up; I wasn't aware of the all-copies rule. As to the possibility that users are drawing these seals from a written description, I hadn't thought of that but it doesn't seem too likely, and in any case we probably should be using the official seals. Do you have any comments on whether these should be standardised to all use {{PD-1978}} or {{PD-1923}}? Intelligentsium (talk) 00:39, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

When can I upload and use book-covers? How to delete?

For exampel this one: Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East. http://www.amazon.com/Life-Teaching-Masters-Far-East/dp/0875165389 --Mats33 (talk) 19:45, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

I uploaded this by mistake. How can I delete? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Equal_Money.png --Mats33 (talk) 19:56, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

  • That file has now been deleted. Was there another question you were asking here? If so, can you try to ask it more clearly? - Jmabel ! talk 02:43, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:HMS Otway 1931.jpg

--Caswellsubs (talk) 07:08, 15 January 2013 (UTC) I'm sorry, but I can't figure how to add the copyright info to this photo. It was taken in 1931, author unknown, is held on many historical submarine web sites. It is probably taken by HM Government.

I think I fixed it. Scrapped in 1945, image looks years before that so PD pre-1943 should work.--Canoe1967 (talk) 09:25, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Sieć dróg powiatowych na terenie Gminy Kaliska.jpg

Plik z mapą został udostępniony oficjalnie do pobrania w postaci JPEG i PDF na stronie: http://www.pzdstg.pl/wykaz_drog.php --ryszardwojdowski 17:14, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Sieć dróg powiatowych na terenie Gminy Kaliska.jpg

Dodałem fragment pobranej mapy dróg powiatowych - powiatu starogardzkiego - udostępnionej do oficjalnego pobrania. Nie potrafię wyjść z problemu z licencją, wszakże nie ja jestem autorem mapy.--ryszardwojdowski 18:36, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Mcgi kel.jpg

I uploaded this Internet image based on its Creative Commons provisions that allows its use for non-commercial purposes, etc. I do not know what else I need to indicate, and how I should indicate it, so that this image can be kept in Wikimedia and the article I inserted it in. Please advise. Thanks.

--Waov12 (talk) 07:20, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Non-Commercial ("NC") licenses are simply not acceptable on Wikimedia Commons, since they are not compatible with the goals of this site (see Commons:Licensing#Acceptable licenses etc.). AnonMoos (talk) 08:44, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
I've nominated it for deletion (see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mcgi kel.jpg). --Stefan4 (talk) 10:53, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: McZusatz (talk) 14:37, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Attack descriptions

User:JoshuaTimmons uploaded File:2010JesusMary3.jpg and File:Allanjohnmiller.jpg, and added them to the English Wikipedia with attack captions similar to the descriptions here. I'm not familiar with Commons policy but just wanted to alert you. PrimeHunter (talk) 03:05, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

User gone. Better place to report is Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Vandalism --Denniss (talk) 04:39, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:02, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: McZusatz (talk) 14:37, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright image: Leonhard Euler World Map AD1760.jpg

How do I find out if this image is Public Domain in the United States as well? Is there a way to contact the publisher/poster to determine this? -- 20:12, 14 January 2013‎ Sacreative

This one: File:Leonhard Euler World Map AD1760.jpg. States that it was made in 1760 so the only place it has copyright is probably the time machine in my closet beside my tin foil hat. Most copyrights expire 50 to 100 years after the death of the creator.--Canoe1967 (talk) 20:26, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Sacreative -- I changed the tag to the indicate the correct status under the current new system of copyright license tagging, {{PD-old-100-1923}}, which is just about the most ironclad indicator of world-wide expired copyright that Commons has... AnonMoos (talk) 01:09, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
I should have mentioned that any photographs taken of it cannot be copyrighted as well in most countries. If someone takes a picture of a painting, photograph, etc, of a public domain image without major enhancements, like colouring a black and white, then their image has no copyright because they added nothing of significant creative value to the work. See Commons:Threshold of originality.--Canoe1967 (talk) 02:56, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
I would say that most countries is over-stretching it. Commons:Reuse of PD-Art photographs has an awful lot of Not OKs and Inconclusives among the small sample there to say "most". The US and several other countries are clear, but most of the world needs more investigation.--Prosfilaes (talk) 23:13, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Invalid URL

I've noticed that dowloading the full resolution version of this image doesn't seem to work: Panorama of Saumur The file does exist though, and works properly - at least in the image's history/archive. Thanks. --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 18:49, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

It works fine here. It may be a problem with your system. Or it may help if you let it rest instead of constantly reverting it. -- Asclepias (talk) 19:52, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Well, it does seem ok and working now. Thanks anyway! --Martin Falbisoner (talk) 20:35, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
This seems to be a recurring and intermittent problem currently, seen it on several images. -mattbuck (Talk) 21:04, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Cyberpunk 2077 1920x1080 Logo.jpg

Das Problem .... ich blicke bei den Lizensen einfach nicht durch !? Welche Lizens für das Logo eines Spiels ?!

(Die von den Entwicklern veröffentlichten Bilder(Artworks/Screenschots) werden von allen möglichen Webseiten genutzt und auf der offiziellen Seite(cyberpunk.net) zum Download angeboten!)

Also was muss ich nun machen bzw. bei Lizens angeben ? schon mal danke für die Hilfe....

--Powerbass4 (talk) 01:10, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Unless you designed the logo, I don't see any basis under which you can release its rights. The graphics are sufficiently stylized to be more than just use of a font, so it's not public domain, and unless the copyright holder granted a "free license" no one else can. - Jmabel ! talk 07:39, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Licensing confusion

I have uploaded two images to Commons. Both were taken by an unknown photographer during the 1960s for the Harris Tweed Authority to use as press and publicity images. The Harris Tweed Authority has sent them to me by email with written permission to use the photos freely here on Wikipedia. Can someone help ensure the images reamin in place and have the correct permission / licensing applied to them? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Callicvol (talk • contribs) 14:16, 16 January 2013‎ (UTC)

Wikimedia Commons (this site) is a repository of free media used by Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, and others. Commons only hosts content that can be used by anyone for any purpose. For Commons to host the images, the copyright holder would have to agree to publish them under a license that allows anyone to use them for any purpose. Permissions that are limited to Wikipedia, Commons or Wikimedia are not sufficient. If the copyright holder is willing to publish the images under a free license such as the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license or the Creative Commons Attribution license, please document their permission using our standard form and send it in to our permission archive. LX (talk, contribs) 16:23, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:DeFazio Gus Van Sant.jpg

--Madelacruz (talk) 07:52, 16 January 2013 (UTC) hi , i am very confused about how i fix this problem: (i was not the photographer but i have permission to use it.

"Copyright tag? The uploader did not provide sufficient information (a valid and suitable tag) on this media's copyright status. Unless the copyright status is provided, the file could be deleted seven days after the upload (16 January 2013). Please note that Commons does not accept files claimed under fair use. It is suggested to read the intro of Commons' licensing policy, about essential information and (in many cases) about Internet images. If you need help ask at the Commons:Help desk."

If you are not the author (the copyright holder to be more exact) of the image, you usually need some kind of proof, that the image is really released in the public domain (unless it's PD by age or other legal reasons). Either a link to a license declaration of the author or better a written and verified agreement is needed. See COM:OTRS and COM:licensing for more info about verifying such agreements and acceptable licenses on Commons. GermanJoe (talk) 08:05, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

ok, where do i do that at? ive been trying to find out but i cant seam to locte the correct space anywhere could you please send me a link or something? when i name the source will that fix the problem and let me use the image? thank you so much --Madelacruz (talk) 19:27, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

  • As GermanJoe explained, you do that by getting the photographer to send an email as described in COM:OTRS, or getting the photographer to upload it on his/her own account. - Jmabel ! talk 20:33, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

i am even more lost now,the person who i thought was the photographer apparently wasnt the photographer. so what do i do ? this image was on a news web site and its also on my clients IMDB page who i am writing this article about. can someone please help me. i am so lost thank you so much. i dont even know if this is where i reply or not. this interface is so confusing. will anyone even see this ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Madelacruz (talk • contribs)

  • Most likely it's not a photo we can use on Commons if it is a contemporary photo and you don't know who the photographer is. Presumably the photographer holds the copyright and no one but the photographer can release those rights under a license. - Jmabel ! talk 06:44, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Riuso_del_contenuto_al_di_fuori_di_Wikimedia

Forse vandalismo. Vedo che in questa pagina è stato incollato un testo che non ha nulla a che vedere con l'argomento.

Non era vandalismo per se ma cancellazione di testo pertinente, probabilmente da un utente ricercando la Wikipedia. L'ho annullato, grazie per avvisare. Intelligentsium (talk) 03:40, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Time Tunnel museum11.jpg

I made a slip.... What do I have to do to ensure that the file above is classified as a file licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license? Regards.--Roysouza (talk) 10:18, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Unless you are See Kok Shan, then you can't do that. --Stefan4 (talk) 10:39, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Or you can try to obtain that person's permission: see COM:OTRS. - Jmabel ! talk 16:57, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Use of a film poster for film which our company owns rights to

Hello, I would like to ask a question regarding the use of wikimedia commons in regards to use of a film poster for the film Spring Breakers, for which our company (Blue Sky Film Distribution/Blue Sky Media - www.blueskymedia.net) has distribution rights in territories: the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and former Yugoslavia republics. I would like to use the poster for a Czech translation of the Spring Breakers wiki page (originally in English). Would this be allowed? We have the rights to use the film-related materials for promotional purposes (including presentation of the film on wikipedia).

Thank you,

Mr.JK — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr paranut (talk • contribs)

All files on Commons are freely usable for any purpose. For some files, you have to attribute the author and publish any derivative under the same license. You may want to double check the copyright status of the files with the uploader. We may be able to give more advice if you indicate which files you want to use. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:58, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Hello,
Distribution rights may allow you to use of the poster for promotion of the film but that does not transfer to you the ownership of the copyright on the poster. That means that you can not give away or freely license for the whole world the copyright that you do not own. And so, you can not offer the poster under a free license on Commons. To make a comparison, basically, it is similar for the poster and for the film. You own the right to distribute the film, but you do not own the copyright on the film itself and you can not freely license the film by offering it to the world under a free license on Commons. Similarly for the poster.
However, if the poster is included in the "film-related materials" that you "have the rights to use the for promotional purposes", then you can use it outside of Wikimedia as long as you remain inside the usage rights that the copyright owner has explicitly granted to you. Also, you can use some non-free works directly in some languages Wikipedias that allow such content under some conditions, but not on Commons. For example, the English-language Wikipedia allows some non-free content. To know if the Czech-language Wikipedia allows non-free content or not, you must consult the particular rules of the Czech-language Wikipedia.
-- Asclepias (talk) 15:56, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
ok, two more questions maybe connected to this: our company has a graphic designer, who is creating Czech version of the poster that will be used as official poster here. Will that be considered her own work (as it will be her creation based on rules set by the producers). If not, the wiki page Spring Breakers itself is using a picture that is protected by a copyright, however, since I am working on a translation of that page, with appropriate references to the original page, links to official website of the film and so on, is there a way I could use the original picture they have there for the translation? Thank you
Assuming you hold the copyrights to all elements involved in your new poster, you could upload that here. As for the Wikipedia article, the English Wikipedia allows limited use of fair use images where there is not and could not be any free use image (for instance film posters, pictures of TV characters, buildings not covered by freedom of panorama, etc). Not all Wikipedias allow this (so check the rules), and Commons most certainly does not allow fair use. -mattbuck (Talk) 10:01, 23 January 2013 (UTC)


thank you guys. this answers my question and thus I see this topic as answered. It can be closed and archived. Thank you.
This section was archived on a request by: Mr paranut (talk) 12:20, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Category help; File:Plummer & Hayvenhurst (Terminator 2).jpg

I need to find the proper category for the flood channels of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area where File:Plummer & Hayvenhurst (Terminator 2).jpg was taken. Does anybody know of one? --DanTD (talk) 03:26, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Telesar V.JPG

With reference to the above image, I requested use permission from Dr. Susumu Tachi, its copyright holder. Dr. Tachi kindly granted me permission to place it in Wikimedia Commons for use in a Wikipedia article, with the only proviso that "telexistence" be used in its description. I will be happy to share Dr. Tachi's permission email, or you may contact him at contact@tachilab.org

Please let me know. Thanks K. Dean Stephens lunarbasenow@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by K Dean Stephens (talk • contribs) 04:12, 18 January 2013‎ (UTC)

Commons only hosts content that can be used by anyone for any purpose. For Commons to host the photo, the photographer would have to agree to publish it under a license that allows anyone to use them for any purpose. Permissions that are limited to Wikipedia, Commons or Wikimedia are not sufficient. If the copyright holder is willing to publish the images under a free license such as the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license or the Creative Commons Attribution license, please document their permission using our standard form and send it in to our permission archive. LX (talk, contribs) 08:59, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Колома, Луис

Подскажите, пожалуйста, я использовала фото писателя Luis Coloma из испанской Википедии в статье в русской Википедии. Бот пишет мне, что я не указала лицензию, или указанная лицензия не является действительной. Что мне надо сделать? Какую там надо указать лицензию? --Tatiana Matlina (talk) 10:10, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Какое конкретно изображение вы имеете ввиду?. Ruslik (talk) 11:31, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Change a Photo

I work with Silvia Salemi, We will want change a photo of Silvia Salemi with this (official) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silvia_salemi.jpg. (this is the source file: http://www.silviasalemi.com/images/slideshow/slide_04.jpg) We have upload but don't see in the page. Thi is the official page: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvia_Salemi (actually photo not original) You can help me?

Best regards

You need to send an email to the adderess at theCommons:OTRS page: permissions-commons@wikimedia.org The photographer needs to release the image under a 'free licence' Which means anyone can use it for any purpose. Template:Cc-by-3.0 is one such licence and there are more in the categories linked at the bottom. File:Silvia salemi.jpg is the name of the file for the email.--Canoe1967 (talk) 12:16, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Photograph

Hello, can one upload a celebrity's picture taken by a photographer if the celebrity in the picture let him to do so and there is no way to communicate with that photographer since he is not a famous one? Yet, the photographer would most probably be pleased. Besides, this photography can be easily found on internet and perhaps was published in several different magazines, newspapers whilst referring to the celebrity in this context. By the way, it is just for the infobox section of the celebrity's article. Hope you can help me. Thanks in advanced! 78.167.29.150 14:05, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Generally, no. It doesn't matter who would be pleased or not, how many people have ignored the rights and placed it on the Internet, etc. If I take a picture of you, I own the copyright of the picture not you. The only time this would change is if I formally sign those rights over to you (that is, in this case, if the photographer had signed the rights over to the celebrity). - Jmabel ! talk 16:33, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Track Photo

How can I track the origin of a particular photograph that has been uploaded to your site? -unsigned

  • Far too general a question. Can you indicate what photo you are talking about? - Jmabel ! talk 16:33, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Sorry. Specfically the photo 96px-Hardtack_Umbrella_nuke.jpg located on your http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enewetak_Atoll page. I have an original print of that photo that was declassified by the government with a rubber stamp on the back which indicates so. I would like to know how the photo on your site relates to mine. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.89.105.105 (talk) 21:58, 18 January 2013‎ (UTC)

This photo: File:Hardtack Umbrella nuke.jpg? It is somewhat difficult to track because it was uploaded to Commons eight years ago. The day after the upload, the uploader added [3] the mention of a webpage, without specifying clearly if it was the actual source of this particular file. But, since then, that webpage has become unavailable. With the help of the web.archive site, you will find this 2005.07.19 version of that webpage, which doesn't have this photo. Looking around the archive, you will find this 2005.04.15 version of another webpage from the same website, which does have this photo, numbered XX-32, released in the Nevada Site Office photo archive. This photo and File:Hardtack Umbrella nuke.jpg are obviously from the same original photo, although File:Hardtack Umbrella nuke.jpg appears to have been coloured. It may be related to the version that Getty [4] and Corbis [5] offer as rights managed. You can note small cropping differences between the versions. The Commons file has more of the photo at the bottom than the others. The www.nv.doe.gov file has more of the photo at the top than the others. The Getty and Corbis files have less of the photo at both top and bottom (although this is from their thumbnails). If you have a print with the rubber stamp, I suppose it probably looks more like the www.nv.doe.gov file. For more information, your best option is probably to contact the uploader, who is still active and ask him the details. -- Asclepias (talk) 00:54, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Freigegebene Pressefotos?

Für einen Artikel über die schwedische Musikgruppe New Tide Orquesta in der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia, würde ich gerne ein Foto benutzen, das auf deren Internetseite als Pressefoto, unter der Bedingung der Namensnennung des Urhebers (Miki Anagrius), angeboten wird. Ist die Benutzung über Wikimedia unter dieser Bedingung erlaubt? --Jochen2707 (talk) 13:32, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

  • In general, press or publicity photos are not sufficiently free for Commons, but you might want to take this issue to Commons:Village pump/Copyright where you might find someone more expert. - Jmabel ! talk 18:42, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

The Dubliners

ist als Seite noch nicht vorhanden ich als neues Mitglied möchte sie erstellen wie ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ronald.wappler (talk • contribs) 13:43, 20 January 2013‎ (UTC)

Meinst du mit Seite eine Galerie oder einen Artikel? Du bist hier auf Wikimedia Commons, dem Medienarchiv der verschiedenen Wikipedias. Hier gibt es Bilder, Kategorien und Galerien, aber keine Artikel. Es gibt schon eine Kategorie zu den Dubliners, mit einigen Bildern. Es gibt auch in der deutschen, englischen und anderen Wikipedias entsprechende Artikel. Grundsätzlich dürfen neue Nutzer (fast) alles was ältere auch dürfen. Wie man eine Galerie erstellt und wann das sinnvoll ist steht hier: Commons:Galerien. --rimshottalk 17:52, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Just rebuilt a 1901 Oldsmobile, We cannot find the Vin #. Can anyone help me?

Sir's: I just rebuilt a 1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash. We looked all over the frame trying to find the Vin Number. I am in a fight now with the California D. M. V. and they want to license it as a construction 2013 Car. I have photos from the time I loaded it in the Timber where it had been left back in the 1980's. Anyway that was the California License attached to it. I, am: Raymond F. Pittam 1756 Filaree Drive Redding, Ca. 96002 530-222-1948 E-mail: hillbillylooken@aol.com Date January 21, 2013

  • Not sure where you meant to ask this, but you are asking on the help desk for Wikimedia Commons, which is for people having difficulties related to the Wikimedia Commons, the media repository of the Wikimedia Foundation, which also operates Wikipedia. Perhaps you are looking for en:Wikipedia:Reference desk? But even there, I have no idea whether you'll get an answer, more likely on some site specializing in motor vehicles. - Jmabel ! talk 16:55, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
  • This 1902 model is # 6579.This shows production figures. This may give you and idea of the range the number will fit in if you can see any numbers on the car.--Canoe1967 (talk) 18:08, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

fatal shootings in usa since Sandy Hook

Is there anyone able to provide an up to date number of fatal shootings in the USA or interested in opening such a page? - unsigned

  • Not sure where you meant to ask this, but you are asking on the help desk for Wikimedia Commons, which is for people having difficulties related to the Wikimedia Commons, the media repository of the Wikimedia Foundation, which also operates Wikipedia. Perhaps you are looking for en:Wikipedia:Reference desk? - Jmabel ! talk 16:53, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Kit body col12g1.png

Fonte do arquivo:http://www.elmundo.com/images/ediciones/Sabado_27_10_2012/Sabado_27_10_2012@@BONILLA_gra.jpg --Gustavo neto (talk) 01:52, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: McZusatz (talk) 23:37, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Kit body al-ahly1011H.png

Fonte de imagem:http://www.football-shirts.co.uk/fans/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/AlAhly2.jpg

--Gustavo neto (talk) 01:53, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: McZusatz (talk) 23:39, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Kit socks chelsea1213H.png

Fonte do arquivo:http://www.sandycalcados.com.br/imagens/produtos/original/meiao-adidas-chelsea-2012-16a0bed8f06ec8a0fc0ec7286f62270b.jpg --Gustavo neto (talk) 01:53, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: McZusatz (talk) 23:39, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Kit body al-ahly1011A.png

fonte da imagem:http://www.football-shirts.co.uk/fans/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/AlAhly2.jpg

--Gustavo neto (talk) 01:53, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: McZusatz (talk) 23:39, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Problem

What's wrong with my kits, hum? I don't now what's the problem, please help me to solve these problems of copyright. These are the kits:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kit_body_al-ahly1011H.png, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kit_body_al-ahly1011A.png, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kit_socks_chelsea1213H.png, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kit_body_col12g1.png. Attention please. --Gustavo neto (talk) 02:43, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Did you make these images yourself? Ruslik (talk) 11:34, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, i dont' made this pictures but i uploaded a new archive, so this kits uploaded it's my. --Gustavo neto (talk) 15:27, 27 January 2013 (UTC) Please, someone help me about this kits. I did not want to exclude my kits. --Gustavo neto (talk) 15:30, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

To help you, we need to know how you got these images. Did you download them from an Internet site? Which one? Did you download them from Commons? Did you make the images by yourself?--Pere prlpz (talk) 21:12, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: McZusatz (talk) 23:40, 27 January 2013 (UTC): too small and too simple to get copyright

Copyright help regarding File:Unbekannt, Maison de Plaisir d'Herrenhausen, c1708..jpg

Leider ist mir nicht ganz klar welche Angaben zu diesem Bild fehlen oder falsch sind.

--Martin Bröcker (talk) 21:45, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Falls du das Datum (1. November 2012, 15:08:43) anpasst, sollte alles passen, soweit ich sehe. --McZusatz (talk) 01:51, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Beacon Cove of Port Melbourne.jpg

Hi, I uploaded a new version of the image Beacon Cove of Port Melbourne.jpg on 05/01/13 and 07/01/13 respectively and had the answered message from the Commons helpdesk that the a problem of the Commons update system would be fixed soon. Today (22/01/13) I see the problem is persistent. When I enlarge the image in the first click, it still shows the image uploaded on 29/01/11 rather than the image dated on 05/01/13 or 07/01/13 (both are the same image and were uploaded twice because of the problem occurred at the time). At least this is seen from my home PC at this stage. Does that mean the problem has not been solved yet? Donaldytong (talk) 11:17, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

inserting the photo of Amram Aburbeh Siddur Rinat Israel

Dear sirs less than 24 hours ago i uploaded a photograph i took of file= Amram Aburbeh Rinat Israel siddur Ha'Sfaradim ve'Edot HaMizrach.jpg

and now i want to insert the photo into my article Amram Aburbeh   

but i do not see the photo that i myself put in commons wikipedia, of course free to use to anyone in the public thank you for yoru reponse Carmel Avivi-Green (Carmel avivi-green (talk · contribs)

Picture uploads failing

I have started over 5 times to upload one picture and one time to upload a different picture. After all steps are complete I get an error message "None of the uploads were successful." Clicking "Retry failed upload" doesn't help. I've uploaded many pictures and believe I'm following the same procedure.Wiki name (talk)

Wikimedia is currently moving to a new data center [6], which may cause technical problems. MKFI (talk) 22:01, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks but the article you linked to says the move is done and there shouldn't be any more problems, yet the problem persists.Wiki name (talk)

Internal error: Server failed to store temporary file.

Trying to upload a video, getting "Internal error: Server failed to store temporary file" every time I try, I know the foundation are moving their servers, just writing this to notify this problem exists. Mrjohncummings (talk) 23:46, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

How to link to this source?

Hi, I'm trying to place a link to this source webpage. I'm pasting the url between nowiki tags here:

http://www.pro.rcip-chin.gc.ca/bd-dl/artefacts-fra.jsp?emu=fr.artefacts:/Proxac/ws/human/user/www/Record&upp=0&m=18720&w=NATIVE('INSNAME%20EQ%20''MUSEE%20NATIONAL%20DES%20BEAUX-ARTS%20DU%20QUEBEC''')

Without the nowiki tags, Mediawiki cuts this url at the double apostrophe before the word MUSEE. I tried to shorten it in different ways, but it did not work. I also tried to place it into the template Url, but it did not change anything. Is there a trick to display this sort of url correctly as a link? Thanks. -- Asclepias (talk) 02:33, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

This should work. Ruslik (talk) 10:15, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

http://www.pro.rcip-chin.gc.ca/bd-dl/artefacts-fra.jsp?emu=fr.artefacts:/Proxac/ws/human/user/www/Record&upp=0&m=18720&w=NATIVE%28%27INSNAME%20EQ%20%27%27MUSEE%20NATIONAL%20DES%20BEAUX-ARTS%20DU%20QUEBEC%27%27%27%29

Invalid copyright infraction

I received a copyright infraction from F17RE.png, as this image only consists of "simple geometric shapes and/or text. It does not meet the threshold of originality needed for copyright protection, and is therefore in the public domain".

I've added the licence tag, please categorise it. -mattbuck (Talk) 08:36, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Move and replace issue

I did a bit of filemoving today:

I then either moved new files into their place, or uploaded a new file with that name. In all these cases, the original file still shows, although the description has updated. For many this is true of thumbnails and the actual image, in multiple browsers (so not a cache issue). I have tried purging and even reuploading, but it does no good. Can anyone help? You can see what file each ought to be from the flickr link. -mattbuck (Talk) 10:48, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

A mix of matching, partially matching and not matching images. I assume it's some kind of sync problem caused by the server moves and the thumbnail servers are not catching up properly. If you used some odd pixel numbers you'll get a newly created thumb from the new image but the main thumbs currently stay on the old image. --Denniss (talk) 16:54, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

How long does it take an uploaded image to appear?

When I upload an updated version of an image, I'm finding that it can take several days for the updated version to appear. Can that be right? Is that the expected behavior. The result is that for several days, the image and the caption (as well as text referring to it in articles) may be out of sync. Aldaron (talk) 21:47, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Several days is unusual, but suggests a caching problem somewhere along the way. - Jmabel ! talk 06:46, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
  • It's a lot more likely someone can help you if you indicate what image this is about. - Jmabel ! talk 06:46, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
File:Exoplanet_Discovery_Methods_Bar.png, as well as any of the related images. Aldaron (talk) 14:00, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Version with 2012 bar shows up fine to me. Usually updated versions show up immediately, but lately there have been complaints about similar problems. MKFI (talk) 20:54, 17 January 2013 (UTC) edited wording a bit. 20:55, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it's there now but it took almost a week. Is that intended or a current bug? Aldaron (talk) 21:13, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Nothing even remotely like "updated versions show up immediately" is happening. Is this a known bug? Aldaron (talk) 04:20, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Does this picture violate any wikimedia commons rule?

Recently I have uploaded this picture. I traced it from a .jpg file. Does this picture violate any wikimedia commons rule? If yes, I'll remove it. If no, I'll draw other memes.--Freemesm (talk) 08:29, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

I would question how it is within our project scope, but no, it doesn't break any rules. -mattbuck (Talk) 08:34, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
should I remove it?-Freemesm (talk) 08:57, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
  • It's hard to see any reason to keep it. - Jmabel ! talk 16:46, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
Then please remove it. I don't know how to remove media here.--Freemesm (talk) 17:40, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
I nominated it for deletion. Yann (talk) 18:10, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
10+ articles about rage comics and the rage guy is out of scope? nah, I don't think so. Rbrausse (talk) 22:54, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:D1.png

--Moghadam.en (talk) 20:26, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

با سلام و احترام

مشکلی که پیش آمده، عدم نمایش عکس ها در صفحه"تصویربرداری با امواج تراهرتز "است. لازم به ذکر است که این عکس ها از مقاله ای با عنوان

"THz Medical Imaging: in vivo Hydration Sensing"

انتخاب شده اند و در هنگام بارگذاری تصاویر،نام منبع ذکر گردیده است. همچنین به نظر می رسد این مقاله برای استفاده ی عموم ،البته با ذکر منبع،از سوی نویسندگان آن آزاد گردیده است.لطفا دلیل مشکل پیش آمده را پیگیری نمایید. با تشکر فراوان از توجه شما

Insérer peinture

Bonjour,

J'ai écrit un article à propos du peintre québécois Octave Bélanger. C'était mon grand père maternel. Il est décédé en 1972. Moi-même et ma famille possédons un grand nombre de ses oeuvres. Est-ce que je peux utiliser des photos des tableaux que je possède en propre pour illustrer mon article? Et si le tableaux appartiennent à des membres de ma famille ou à des musés? Ces tableau ont été légués à ma mère par son père qui nous les a par la suite donnés. Qu'en pensez-vous?

Merci

Daniel Bordeleau — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dbordeleau (talk • contribs)

Bonjour,
Le copyright des peintures de Octave Bélanger appartiennent à ses héritiers. Le fait de posséder les tableaux ne changent pas leur copyright. Pour publier des photos de ceux-ci sur Commons, il faut envoyer une permission, approuvée par tous les héritiers ou leur représentant légal. Voyez COM:OTRS pour les détails. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 12:13, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:School barrycomplogo v Variation 1.jpg

I would like to upload an image of my school's emblem so that I can use it for the school's page. I have found the image on the website of the local council, and am certain that they do not have the copyright for the image as the emblem itself was designed by my school. What do I need to do? --Isaac Mayne (talk) 22:03, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Equals signs in urls

Hi, I am an experienced template maker, so I am surprised to have run into a problem using template:=. My example was:

This is the standard recommended way of wrapping equals signs in urls, so what has changed, or am I missing something obvious? Thanks -- (talk) 00:15, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Why do you need to wrap it in the first place? Ruslik (talk) 09:22, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

http://www.llgc.org.uk

Because I'm using it in an {{Information}} template and so the equals sign screws up the template. Note, this *used* to work and is the official recommended way of including urls with equals signs in templates, see m:Help:Template#Restrictions_on_parameter_values. I'm at a loss at to why this now mucks up a link. Thanks -- (talk) 11:21, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I do not understand. If you use named parameters in {{Information}}, you should not have any problems with the equal sign. Can you give a real example? Ruslik (talk) 17:10, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
I was trying to get the link to show this way in https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Llywelyn2000/NLW/Credit_Template&oldid=88662730, however after embedding the same thing in {{LangSwitch}} it seems to be behaving itself. I'm unsure what the difference here is, presumably something in the way LangSwitch is defined but not the original parent. -- (talk) 17:24, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Goose-force-feeding.jpg

The image is free, I wondered which one of the tags may be used for the image, because the image is tagged by the system as lacking copyright tag, I will be thankful for your help. Kiatdd (talk) 07:12, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

The reason you're having trouble finding an applicable tag is that it's most likely not a free image. The statement that you give on the file description page ("the picture has been used in several websites without any copyright notice, therefore it is a free image") is not sound reasoning. Recently created photos are almost always protected by copyright – even if there is no copyright notice. See Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Internet images. LX (talk, contribs) 07:49, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, deleted. Yann (talk) 08:49, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

How to replace previous bitmap image from other wiki projects?

Here I have uploaded SVG version of this logo. But in the .png version of this logo, there is a long list of pages, where this image is used. How Can I replace them all by new SVG one. I know about manually editing every page. It will be very time consuming. Are there any tool, which will do this job quickly? please, help.--Freemesm (talk) 08:25, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

User:CommonsDelinker? Ruslik (talk) 09:16, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't think comDel will replace anything with a SVG. As it is only used in one template you could also do this by hand: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template%3AUSAAF_5th_Air_Force_World_War_II&diff=534806398&oldid=533467814 --McZusatz (talk) 11:14, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
But doing it by hand is very time consuming. :( --Freemesm (talk) 14:52, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Rotation problems

Please see i.e. this discussion. One single user controls this at Wikimedia Commons? And there is no other way to get this fixed? SergeWoodzing (talk) 08:58, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

This is not a human user. This is an automated process (bot). Ruslik (talk) 09:17, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
I fixed the file manually using exiftran. LX (talk, contribs) 15:44, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Several bots seem stopped, toolserver problems I guess. --Foroa (talk) 17:51, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Joseph Klibansky-01.jpg

Please advise how can provide you the right copyright information for this picture? Not sure how this is working yet. --Susannaklibansky (talk) 12:44, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Hello,
Please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for details. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:54, 25 January 2013 (UTC)


Hello where do I place the copyright tag??.


--Susannaklibansky (talk) 13:08, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Viktor Denisov.jpg

to the specified file exists license OTRS | 2012090110008862 How to bring this information to confirm the specified file? --X0066 (talk) 15:44, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Ajuda en treure marques d'aigua

Hola sóc l’Edithsme i no sé ben bé si és aquí on he formular la meva pregunta. Si no és així si us plau indiqueu-me on he de preguntar. Des de fa un temps col•laboro amb vosaltres eliminant marques d’aigua i restaurant les imatges però segons sembla faig alguna cosa malament perquè em diuen que després d’haver netejat la imatge i pujar-la he d’afegir en algun lloc “que l’he eliminat” i no se com? Com es fa això? Ho he de fer jo?. Algú podria dir-me que és el que he de fer després de restaurar una imatge i pujar-la? Agraïda --Edithsme (talk) 15:36, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Bonjour,
Essentiellement, l'idée est de modifier la page de description du fichier :
En retirant le modèle Watermark, qui n'est plus utile après que le nettoyage a été fait.
En s'assurant, lorsqu'il y a lieu, que les informations pertinentes qui ont été effacées de l'image ont bien été mentionnées dans la page de description du fichier (ou dans les métadonnées).
Et en expliquant la modification qui a été faite. À cette fin, des modèles sont disponibles et peuvent être utilisés, selon le cas. Voir, par exemple, les modèles Metadata from image et Attribution metadata from licensed image et leur documentation. (Ces modèles sont utilisables même si vous n'avez pas fait le transfert des informations vous-même, pourvu que les informations en question soient bien présentes dans la page de description.) Mais, évidemment, ces modèles ne seront pas utilisés si les informations n'ont pas été transférées, par exemple si elles n'étaient pas pertinentes. Si la situation ne correspond à aucun modèle disponible, vous pouvez simplement expliquer la modification en vos propres mots. Enfin, il peut y avoir des cas où aucune explication n'est nécessaire.
Cordialement, -- Asclepias (talk) 16:28, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Molt agraïda --88.23.136.164 17:05, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

UserID wiki commons nicht in de.wikipedia.org

Hallo zusammen,

warum kann ich mich mit meiner wiki commons userID nicht bei de.wikipedia.org anmelden. Hinergrund ist, das ich mich zunächst bei wikicommons angemeldet habe um Bilder die ich auf eine Aktion von wikipedia hin gemacht habe "Baudenkmäler" hoch zu laden und sie dann in die Liste der Baudenkmäler, dort fehlten noch Bilder, einzubinden. Nur konnte ich die Bilder von wikicommons aus nicht in den Artikel bei wikipedia einbinden. Als ich mich nun mit meiner wikicommons userID bei wikipedia.de einloggen wollte ging das nicht. Als ich mich unter dem gleichen UserNamen bei wikipedia.de anmelden wollte wurde mir gesagt das die userID bereits vergeben sei... Nun also die Frage, warum gibt es nicht eine UserID für bei Plattformen? Oder aber...was habe ich falsch gemacht?

Viele Grüße, Fehldruck 77.181.130.96 18:59, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Image not updating

I have uploaded an new version of File:HBV replication.png, but the image is not updating. Anyone know why? Graham Colm (talk) 21:43, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Image is not updating

Hello, I've downloaded a new version of this picture[7], but it's not updating. Can anybody help me? Thanks. Blaue Max (talk) 22:22, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

I am having the same problem with File:USGS Balanced Section.png. I uploaded a higher resolution image but it didn't update, so I assumed that I'd picked the wrong file and tried again, twice in fact. I then noticed that the most recent file was always the old version, while all the earlier attempts had become the high res version. I reverted the last change, which now says "Reverted to version as of 08:14, 23 January 2013" - but it's still the old version while the file shown for that date is the correct version so I really don't understand what's going on. I've purged the cache on the page many times, so that's not the issue. Mikenorton (talk) 00:00, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
I think there is a problem with the wiki software. I've have also purged the cache, but the problem persists. Graham Colm (talk) 00:06, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
I also purged the cache, without result.Blaue Max (talk) 00:16, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Definitely a technical/software failure at the thumbnail server, even after deleting and undeleting a correct version both full version and most standard thumbs show wrong images. Test with the first image. --Denniss (talk) 00:46, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
How can we resolve this technical failure ? Blaue Max (talk) 10:46, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Pascalidou.jpg

Hi! Alexandra Pascalidou asked me to upload a new picture of her. This picture is from Alexandra Pascalidou's homepage and is part of a press kit. Anyone is allowed to use the picture. Please find the press kit here: http://pascalidou.se/pressbilder.html Pascalidou's homepage clearly states that shown pictures are part of a press kit.

I work with Alexandra Pascalidou and would like you to grant the permission for this picture swiftly. Can you give me a suggestion which copyright license I should use?


If any questions please see my contact details below.

Best regards, Tom Gustafsson

Tom Gustafsson Tel. [removed for privacy] Mail. [removed for privacy & to stop spambots]

--TomGustafsson (talk) 00:12, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

The photographer needs to send permission to OTRS. See COM:ET for instructions. --Stefan4 (talk) 00:20, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
Wikimedia Commons (this site) is a repository of free media files used by Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, and others. The free part is very important – it's a founding principle of Commons that we should only host content that can be used by anyone for any purpose. Press photos are usually not free for anyone to use for any purpose. They are usually intended for journalists to use for publicity purposes only. As Stefan mentioned, for Commons to host the photo, the photographer would need to release it under a free license, such as Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike or Creative Commons Attribution. LX (talk, contribs) 19:08, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: LX (talk, contribs) 19:08, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Using photos of painting

I have written a article about the Canadian painter Octave Bélanger. I personaly own many of his painting. Can I use photos of thoses paintings to illustrate my article?

Thank you

Presumably fr:Octave Bélanger? In that case no, photographs of the painting can not be uploaded to Commons, he died in 1972 and the paintings are still under copyright. Ownership of the physical paintings does not provide ownership of copyrights. Note that while Commons can't host images of the paintings, French Wikipedia might be able under fr:Wikipédia:Exceptions au droit d'auteur, you should ask for help in fr-wiki. MKFI (talk) 10:32, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Or you might be able to get permission from his heirs; see COM:OTRS for the type of permission we would need. - Jmabel ! talk 04:39, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Pascale de Trazegnies à Paris 2008.jpg

Apparently the file cannot be viewed on the wikipedia page I want to put i because of a license problem. The French author has authorized us to publish this image, it is also published on a website but I don't know how to put it in the photo description so it can be published on wikipedia Should I request a license? What should i do ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by BBBelge (talk • contribs)

The image must be released into public domain or under the {{CC-BY}} license. Did the author do this? Ruslik (talk) 11:33, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
See COM:OTRS for what we'd need by way of permission. If French is the preferred language, you can see COM:OTRS/fr. - Jmabel ! talk 16:42, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Upload fails

I uploaded a new version of the file 'Verkiezingsuitslagen Hotton 1976-2012', but commons still shows me the older version. Why is that and how can I change it? Borvo (talk) 15:01, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Known bug, don't worry, it should eventually shake out. - Jmabel ! talk 04:41, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Recreating maps

Is it allowed to recreate maps out of books or is that reproduction and therefore copyright protected? It concerns a battle map from a book published in 1995. Citypeek (talk) 12:49, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

  • If the book is copyrighted, then anything based closely on a map in the book is derivative work, so that copyright would still pertain. In theory, the information content of the map is separable from the visual representation, and only the latter is copyrighted. So, you would probably be OK if you use a PD or free-licensed outline map taken from elsewhere and applied certain information you got from a book. The line between what is allowed and what is not is a bit unclear. You might take this issue to Commons:Village pump/Copyright, with a more specific description of what you mean to do. - Jmabel ! talk 16:39, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
    • Thank you, Jmabel.

Setting license for files: File:Pai sho game board by blazerdesigns-d40h0la.jpg, File:Windows Game Cards Decks Design.jpg

I've uploaded new photos, but I need some help with setting their license. They are both were created by fans (fan-art), so they are based on copyrighted material, but they are a work of fans. So, I don't really know what license should it be, and if it's appropiate for Commons. One was published on deviantART and another was published on a private blog. Galzigler (talk) 23:01, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

This isn't even fan art: this is direct photography or (possibly in the second case) other reproduction of copyrighted materials. I believe these should simply be deleted as copyright violations. - Jmabel ! talk 16:41, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
According to the definition here it's quite the same - "unauthorised artistic representations of elements or characters in an original work". I don't understand some of the thing happen here, for example, I saw logos of trademarks are uploaded here - it's certain that it's copyrighted and may be used only under fair use. Meanwhile, I changed the license for the image File:Pai sho game board by blazerdesigns-d40h0la.jpg. If it's against the rules of Commons, change it of course. BTW, I got the permission to use this photo from the creator of this art. I hope it won't be deleted. Galzigler (talk) 17:16, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
The Win7 cards I would say have to go as copyvio. They are the same as I just checked on my Win7 hearts game. The boardgame could probably stay as no threshhold of originality by the original animation creators. They look like common clip-art symbols that would be far easier to use in the animated film than making board symbols from scratch. The deviart wood worker has given permission on the site the image came from. You may wish to have him clarify as cc-by though. Could the board game be considered as a photograph of a utilitarian object like a checkers set? Even though there are no set rules for the game, I imagine many are playing it anyways.--Canoe1967 (talk) 22:14, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Re: "I saw logos of trademarks are uploaded here," there is no such thing as a "logo of a trademark". Any logo may, in principle, be trademarked, but that is a non-copyright restriction. Many are too simple or too old to be eligible for copyright. Can you give an example of the ones that you find confusing in this respect? - Jmabel ! talk 01:26, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

BMP

I was given a set of historic photographs which I want to import into Commons. The data all ends on .BMP, a format which is not accepted by commons. What have I to do? I have near to no idea about computers. -- Reinhard Dietrich (talk) 20:17, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

I expect you can find someone here who can convert the pictures from .BMP to .JPG for you, if you can email them to that person. I could even do it myself. But before anyone spends time on this, they will want to check that use of these photographs is not restricted by copyright. Can you tell us who took the photographs, and when? Maproom (talk) 21:01, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Eventuell würde sich auch eine verlustlose Konvertierung nach PNG anbieten. Aber zuerst solltest du, wie Maproom oben schon erwähnte, die rechtliche Lage abklären. (Datum der Aufnahme und Photograph so gut wie möglich; Alternativ geht auch die Genehmigung des Rechteinhabers. Von wem hast du die Bilder, falls man fragen darf?) --McZusatz (talk) 22:18, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
I would recommend converting to tiff or png as conversion to jpg leads to loss of quality. Ruslik (talk) 07:38, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
You are both right. I see now that .PNG will be better than .JPG. Maproom (talk) 19:00, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:George Courtney Benson.jpg

"The uploader did not provide sufficient information (a valid and suitable tag) on this media's copyright status" - why wasn't tag generated in image upload? how can I add it? --Richard Bruce Bradford (talk) 13:05, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

  • The rest of us have no way to know what you did or did not specify in the upload wizard, but the license you have now added looks correct. - Jmabel ! talk 21:14, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
  • It could definitely use more categories, though (birth date, death date, more specifically where he was from, etc.). - Jmabel ! talk 21:16, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Redundant PD tags?

This isn't a copyright issue, per se, so I'm posting here rather than the Copyright link given at the top of this page. Regarding File:The Gaunche, Turkish capital punishment.jpg, I became extremely confused by all the copyright tags I can use. First off, the image should be in PD because it was published in 1741 outside of the US. So I used PD-1923. The tag itself says that "the file must have an additional copyright tag", so I went hunting and found two more. Do I use PD-100 or PD-70? I ask because I found PD-scan, which I also added, but it seems to make PD-100 redundant, since it already mentions "life of author plus 70 years". I used scan because I asserted enhancements in the file description (I sharpened and removed spots). The image is a scan of a book made by Google Books, not myself.

So I suppose I want to make sure everything is proper and, really, should I (or anyone) remove the PD-100 tag? Thank you! – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 23:06, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

When a PD-old template with a higher number of years p.m.a is true for a work, then you can prefer it to a PD-old template with a lower number of years. I.e., 100 years necessarily include 70 years, therefore the template with 100 can be preferred to the template with 70.
The template PD-Scan is best used with a specified parameter. You can take one of the templates about the original work and fit it as a parameter into the PD-Scan template. I did that in the page you linked, as an example. The PD-Scan template accepts only one parameter, but the PD-Art template has many variations, some of which conveniently accept two parameters.
-- Asclepias (talk) 05:19, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
Wonderful, thank you. And it looks like someone swung by and updated it still—a sort of combination of everything. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 21:28, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Sarcoscypha austriaca (Krulhaarkelkzwam) De Twigen.JPG

--Famberhorst (talk) 16:14, 29 January 2013 (UTC) The French author Ozinga has pictures available.


--Famberhorst (talk) 16:14, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Combined discussion at #Copyright_help_regarding_File:Diatrype_bullata_.28wilgenschorsschijfje.29_De_Twigen.JPG_2 - Jmabel ! talk http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Twigen State from sources: French Ozinga --Famberhorst (talk) 16:22, 30 January 2013 (UTC) French author has Ozinga User: Famberhorst granted permission to use this picture on Wikimedia. Is this enough information?--Famberhorst (talk) 16:37, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Diatrype bullata (wilgenschorsschijfje) De Twigen.JPG

The French author Ozinga has pictures available.--Famberhorst (talk) 16:30, 29 January 2013 (UTC)


--Famberhorst (talk) 16:30, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Combined discussion at #Copyright_help_regarding_File:Diatrype_bullata_.28wilgenschorsschijfje.29_De_Twigen.JPG_2 - Jmabel ! talk http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Twigen State from sources: French Ozinga--Famberhorst (talk) 16:23, 30 January 2013 (UTC) French author has Ozinga User: Famberhorst granted permission to use this picture on Wikimedia. Is this enough information?--Famberhorst (talk) 16:39, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Psilocybe elongata (Bleke moeraszwavelkop) De Twigen.jpg

The French author Ozinga has pictures available.--Famberhorst (talk) 16:33, 29 January 2013 (UTC) http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Twigen State from sources: French Ozinga --Famberhorst (talk) 16:24, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

--Famberhorst (talk) 16:33, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Combined discussion at #Copyright_help_regarding_File:Diatrype_bullata_.28wilgenschorsschijfje.29_De_Twigen.JPG_2 - Jmabel ! talk French author has Ozinga User: Famberhorst granted permission to use this picture on Wikimedia. Is this enough information?--Famberhorst (talk) 16:41, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Bild laden aus einem Prospekt von Nov. 1927

Hallo, kann ich ein Bild aus einem Prospekt von 1927 , Epidiaskop, hochladen?
Oder alternativ das Bild "Janus1910Side.JPG" von Trinitrix runterladen, ergänzen mit einer Bildbearbeitung, und dann hochladen. Es geht um einen "Vertikal" Vorsatz zum Projektor auf dem Bild. Mit diesem Vorsatz kann man, wie mit einem Overhead arbeiten. Dieses Bild möchte ich in dem Atikel "Overhead Projektor" verwenden. Grüße--Bomas13 (talk) 22:08, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
Klar kannst du File:Janus1910Side.JPG runterladen. Benutze dann, falls möglich https://toolserver.org/~luxo/derivativeFX/deri1.php zum hochladen. --McZusatz (talk) 14:43, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Hallo McZusatz, danke für deinen Rat. Das Bild aus dem Prospekt von 1927 sollte ich besser nicht einfach hochladen.Grüße--Bomas13 (talk) 19:44, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Upload image to Rembrandt/Paintings page

Hi, I am a mom who is somewhat computer savvy. I am trying to add copyright free images of Classic art which I have compiled. I have been trying off and on for over a year and always seem to run into a wall. I finally uploaded a Rembrandt, but it is on a separate page and not associated with the main page for this artwork.

Here, see:

My image page: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rembrandt_The_Ascension_1636_Oil_on_canvas_Alte_Pinakothek_Munich_Germany.jpg

Where it should have gone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rembrandt_van_Rijn_192.jpg#filelinks

Please help, I have some stunning art images I would like to share, but just get so tired of trying to figure out how to get things on the page they belong! Thanks! ...is there instant messaging, by the way?

Hi, Thank you for uploading the file. It's actually a good thing that you uploaded it on a separate page. Commons often has several different reproductions of an artwork. Each file can live its life independently. If you want to replace the display of File:Rembrandt van Rijn 192.jpg with the display of File:Rembrandt The Ascension 1636 Oil on canvas Alte Pinakothek Munich Germany.jpg in a Wikipedia page, you can edit that Wikipedia page and just replace the name of one file with the name of the other file. For more information about how to display pictures in Wikipedia, you can see the page en:Wikipedia:Picture tutorial. When uploading reproductions of artworks, it is often useful to use the template Template:Artwork instead of the template Information. There are different forms of communication available. You can see for example Commons:Internet Relay Chat. -- Asclepias (talk) 00:46, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor

I would like to use a photo I found from the Wikimedia Commons for my thesis but it has this attribution statement but does not specify the manner of which I can use the photo... It states someone named Guswen is the author but there is no way to contact them. What do I need to do?

This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. Information from its description page there is shown below.

Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. You can help.

Summary
Description English: The ancient King's Palace in Nyanza (Rwanda).
Polski: Dawny pałac królewski w Nyanza (Rwanda)
Date 8 May 2010
Source Own work
Author Guswen

Licensing
I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

You are free:
• to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
• to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:

• attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

I see at the bottom of this submittal page the statement " You agree that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient attribution under the Creative Commons license." Is that all I need to do is have a hyperlink to the wikimedia commons website? Can someone help me out? Thanks, Sheila — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.104.191.47 (talk • contribs) 01:51, 31 January 2013‎ (UTC)

Unless an attribution line is specified, it can be reasonably considered that the expected attribution is to the name in the "author" field. For example, for the photo King's palace in Nyanza, the attribution would be to "Guswen".
To answer your last question: The statement at the bottom of this page, here, is about the text on this page (or text on other pages of the website). It is not about the image files. Each file is under the license mentioned on its description page.
-- Asclepias (talk) 03:42, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
  • I would say "Wikimedia Commons user Guswen". - Jmabel ! talk 16:28, 31 January 2013 (UTC)