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Derivative work fix - will it be deleted?[modifica]

I was given a notice for File:Tier list fruits.jpg not including the documentation required for being a derivative work. I just included that documentation (all works incorporated were from Commons, so it was okay). Are there other steps I need to take to prevent the file from being deleted? The notice is still there, but I didn't want to remove it because it seems like the notice should be evaluated by someone other than the uploader of the file. BappleBusiness (discussione) 18:46, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

This doesn't need a permission, as all the sources are free. However it lacks categories. Thanks, Yann (discussione) 18:57, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@BappleBusiness: There is a problem though: Table grapes on white.jpg and Strawberry444 (cropped).jpg are licensed under GFDL 1.2 only, and that licence isn't compatible with CC-BY-SA 4.0. The images may be combined as a collection or aggregate, which does not need to have a common licence, and the file could be regarded as such, but then the licences need to be stated individually. I don't know how you do that according to Commons' practices. –LPfi (discussione) 07:03, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Copyright help regarding File:Transi de René de Chalon retable, détail (467 x 700).jpg[modifica]

What tag is appropriate for this file to meet the criteria for copyright status? --Iwego (discussione) 18:07, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

@Iwego: the cites source says "tous droits réservés" (all rights reserved) and shows the copyright symbol. Do you have any reason to believe that is inaccurate? If it's accurate, then this doesn't belong on Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 22:02, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Jmabel: Thanks for your answer! Can you please tell me more, can users remove their uploaded images from Wikimedia themselves, or is this only allowed through a deletion mark? - Iwego (discussione) 03:34, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Iwego: If it's your own recent upload (7 days or less) and it isn't being used in Wikipedia or another WMF project, just mark the page with {{subst:My bad upload}} and it should get deleted pretty quickly. (For obvious reasons, most users don't have the right to delete pages.) - Jmabel ! talk 03:43, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Auckland NZ 1938 photo[modifica]

I would like to know if I can upload this 1938 new Zealand photo. The copyright period in NZ is 70 years so the photo is in the public domain. But it is in the possession of the Auckland Public Library and they have given me permission to publish in wiki provided its source as part of their collection is acknowledged. See supporting material Yelsorc (discussione) 20:22, 23 September 2022 (UTC) [/Users/johnmcsoriley/Desktop/RE: Feedback for item: Christian Brothers' School, Auckland, 1938] - - Gmail.webarchiveRispondi[rispondi]

    • @Yelsorc: sound like that should be fine. They can't really make it compulsory to acknowledge them for something in the public domain, but it is still an appropriate courtesy to do so. - Jmabel ! talk 15:27, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Translation of Metadata from Dutch to English[modifica]

Koningin van de Maori's in Nieuw-Zeeland, Dame Te-Atairangikaahu, op Schiphol af, Bestanddeelnr 928-0447

This is a picture of en:Te Atairangikaahu and I'd like to use it there. Could someone who speaks Dutch please translate the metadata? I don't want to have to guess. Stuartyeates (discussione) 04:13, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

The file does not have any metadata (EXIF). Do you mean the description in the info template? It is very simple and can be translated by online machine translation ( for example). However that is no verification, if the infromation is actually correct. The image is from an archive. Archives often use the information that comes with an image and do not themselves verify it, or even mangle it up accidently. C.Suthorn (discussione) 05:38, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
✓ Fatto. I think the info of the National Archives of the Netherlands is highly reliable. Ellywa (discussione) 05:44, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@C.Suthorn: while colloquially on Commons we usually mean EXIF when we say "metadata", properly speaking any data about the image that is not part of the visual image is metadata. Everything other than the visual image or its digital representation that is on a file page or in an archive's database is metadata. - Jmabel ! talk 15:32, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
I know, but we have a heading "Metadata" (that contains EXIF/IPTC/XMP and nothing else) and a heading summary/description for what was asked for here. Heading summary/date and summary/author get autotranslated (if templates are used). Why is ther no "language select/show all" drop down box, if there are two languages? With long descriptions like in this image, it is confusing. C.Suthorn (discussione) 09:33, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]äule_Konzertankündigung_Jenny_Korb_und_Arthur_Benda_(Detail).jpg[modifica]

I don't quite understand it, the rights were provided with the wizard - a mail was sent to (transaction number: 4819-d7e6cbf3f4a210fa.), yet it is not marked as rights cleared. Why? Thanks!

Mepherl (discussione) 08:06, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Mepher1: please ask this question at Commons:Volunteer Response Team/Noticeboard and include the VRT ticket no. if you have received a response to your mail. But please wait a week or two, because the VRT volunteers tend to be overloaded. Ellywa (discussione) 10:44, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Mepher1: I've added the tag to File:Litfasssäule Konzertankündigung Jenny Korb und Arthur Benda (Detail).jpg to indicate that permission is pending (do note in the instructions at Commons:Volunteer Response Team#If you are NOT the copyright holder that you should have done that). Another missing step is to provide a tag corresponding to the license they will be providing. I can't do that for you, because I don't know.
Assuming they do eventually provide permission and VRT verifies that, even if the image has been deleted in the meanwhile, it will be undeleted. - Jmabel ! talk 15:40, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Thank you! --Mepherl (discussione) 15:23, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Copyright help regarding File:Transportation of the statue of Ligier Richier to Paris, Bar-le-Duc station, 1917.jpg[modifica]

The original photo was taken 105 years ago. It was published on the site "Conservation des Antiquités et objets d'Art du department de la Meuse". The author of the photo is not specified, as far as I understand. Will using this file infringe copyright? If there is a violation, how many years must pass before this photo can be freely used? - Iwego (discussione) 08:41, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Per community voting of Commons:Village pump/Copyright/Archive/2017/03#Cut-off date for the PD-old template and Template:PD-old-assumed a photo which is older than 120 years can be maintained. So this photo has to be deleted until 121+1917=2038, regrettably (Unless you find evidence that it has been published anonymously in France more then 70 years ago). Ellywa (discussione) 10:46, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Ellywa: Thanks for clarifications. If I may, I have one more question. This photo appears in the video on the YouTube channel "Meuse Attractivité" on 9m 41s (link). Will there be copyright infringement if I take a screenshot of this old photo from YouTube and post it to Wikimedia, crediting the video as the source? - Iwego (discussione) 22:50, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Iwego: Yes, sorry.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:18, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Insérer des images sur une page (exemple pour Traînage) que j'ai créé.[modifica]

Voir la page sur: Je voudrai insérer une ou deux photos sur cette page en complément du texte et n'ai pas trouvé l'astuce pour y parvenir. Merci de m'apporter la solution. GRDROND (discussione) 09:14, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Vous devez ajouter [[Category:Traînage]] aux pages de fichiers. (Translated with Google into French). Ellywa (discussione) 10:49, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Screenshot from the music video[modifica]

Is a screenshot from a music video a copyright infringement if the image information contains a link to the 2016 official video and the name of the artist? Example: frame at 2m 27s from this video. Iwego (discussione) 01:50, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

  • Yes, it is copyright infringement, so no, not allowed on Commons. Note that there is a clear copyright notice in the text "℗ & © 2006 - Stuffed Monkey". Even if there wasn't should be assumed to be copyrighted and not free for Commons unless there was a specific statement of a free license. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (discussione) 03:02, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
    @Infrogmation: Do I understand correctly that this screenshot also violates copyright, because the video source from where it was taken doesn't have a free license statement? Iwego (discussione) 09:08, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
    • @Iwego: When adding the license there, you claimed to be the copyright holder. I take it you are not. So, yes, that's a copyvio. - Jmabel ! talk 15:33, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

What's the preferred way to translate Commons:Welcome?[modifica]

Should I just copy-paste the wikitext and translate it or is there some other method? Thanks. Strainu (discussione) 13:41, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Strainu: Near the top of the page is a box containing links to all the different languages this page is available in. There is no need to translate the English version, unless you want to create and contribute a language that is not already listed. Ww2censor (discussione) 14:18, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Well, yes, that was the point of my question, how to create the page in a new language. Strainu (discussione) 14:23, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Photo Upload not possible![modifica]

Photo Upload from mobile phone is not being able. After pressing the 'upload' button the process is stopping! What's the reason? Sumasa (discussione) 18:29, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

@Sumasa: It works for me, please try waiting longer or adding details.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:25, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]


The Meitheis (IA meitheis01hods).pdf

ꯍꯦꯜꯂꯣ ꯀꯝꯃ꯭ꯌꯨꯅꯤꯇꯤ! ꯃꯦ ꯑꯥꯏ ꯅꯣ ꯍꯥꯎ ꯇꯨ ꯌꯨꯁ ꯗ ꯏꯟꯗꯤꯚꯤꯖ꯭ꯋꯜ ꯄꯦꯖꯦꯁ ꯑꯣꯐ ꯗ ꯄꯤꯗꯤꯑꯦꯐ ꯐꯥꯏꯜ? ꯐꯣꯔ ꯑꯦꯛꯖꯥꯝꯄꯜ, ꯏꯐ ꯑꯥꯏ ꯋꯥꯟꯠ ꯇꯨ ꯗꯤꯁ꯭ꯄ꯭ꯂꯦ ꯄꯦꯖ ꯅꯝꯕꯔ ꯱꯳꯱ ꯑꯣꯐ ꯗꯤꯁ ꯄꯤꯗꯤꯑꯦꯐ ꯐꯥꯏꯜ ꯏꯟ ꯑꯦ ꯋꯤꯀꯤꯄꯦꯗꯤꯌꯥ ꯑꯥꯔꯇꯤꯀꯜ, ꯍꯥꯎ ꯁ꯭ꯍꯨꯜ꯭ꯗ ꯑꯥꯏ ꯗꯤꯁ꯭ꯄ꯭ꯂꯦ ꯏꯠ? --Haoreima (discussione) 06:13, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

The Meitheis (IA meitheis01hods).pdf
@Haoreima try this: [[File:The Meitheis (IA meitheis01hods).pdf|thumb|page=131]] El Grafo (discussione) 13:30, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Good pictures button doesn't work[modifica]

Why doesn't that button work? It's so frustrating to see "Connection..." remain for life at the top of the screen. --.avgas 15:55, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

approve english translation of an arabic page[modifica]


I added translation from arabic to english for this page: arabic: english:

but i can't seem to be able to publish, how can i do that?

Thanks, Mohammad Wari Mohdw04 (discussione) 18:08, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Hello Mohdw04, this is Wikimedia Commons, and not Wikipedia. Anyhow, you can "move" your draft page to the article namespace. In that link, where the menu says "New title:" you need to change the "User" to "(Article)" and remove "Mohdw04/" in the next edit box, so only the intended name of the article is left. Then you click "Move page" further down.
Afterwards, please go to the talk page of the new article and add a string of code to attribute the original Arabic article: {{translated page|ar|عمر الوعري}} De728631 (discussione) 18:29, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@De728631, thanks your answer.
i can't seem to be able to do that, can you please help? Mohdw04 (discussione) 05:59, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
✓ Fatto I moved the draft page to the article namespace. De728631 (discussione) 18:02, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Copyright help regarding File:Uberlingen2 mac.jpg[modifica]

I just want to know if there is any update on the copyright status of this file. I am a freelance journalist and writer, and would like to use it to illustrate an article.

Elisa Bird

-- 19:08, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

  • Sorry, that file has since been deleted. It was inappropriately copied to Commons without license info, and there was no indication of a free license at the source website. You might inquire at the source website about their terms of reuse [1]. Thanks, -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (discussione) 20:00, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Suspicious "Own work" tag at File:Gabriella-Teychenné-2019.jpg[modifica]

Hi, I'm new to the Commons, so I figured I'd ask here rather than start throwing tags around. The image at File:Gabriella-Teychenné-2019.jpg looks suspiciously like a selfie but is tagged as "Own work" by an editor who, according to their user page, is very much not the image subject. At the same time, I have no definite proof that this wouldn't be their own work. What's the standard procedure in cases such as this? - Ljleppan (discussione) 07:28, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Mmmh. No hits in reverse image search (neither Google, nor TinEye, Bing or Yandex). Not uploaded by a throwaway account. Looks like it was cropped considerably down to 0.22 Mpx - in a selfie she would have filled the frame so not much (if any) crop needed. The other option would be that it was downscaled to 0.22 MPix but that that would have required a really bad image to start with for it to be downscaled and still look this soft. It seems more likely to me that it was taken by someone else from a bit of a distance and then croppend down. Now, you could ask the uploader about it, maybe they still have the original with all the meta data intact. But with nothing more than a vague suspicion, personally I'd just let it go. El Grafo (discussione) 08:23, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Thanks for the prompt reply! Your logic re: image size sounds solid enough and was something I hadn't considered, so I think I'll just let this be :) Ljleppan (discussione) 08:34, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
It seems to have been cropped from an image on Facebook; I've tagged it for copyvio now. Thanks for notifying. --Túrelio (discussione) 08:59, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Túrelio just out of interest: how did you find that? --El Grafo (discussione) 10:43, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Actually, I don't remember exactly. As I had seen your previous research-attempts, I possibly searched in Google-Images for her name.[2] --Túrelio (discussione) 10:58, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Uploading an image with a meme on top[modifica]

If i saved an image found on wikimedia commons, and edit it. Am i allowed to reupload it to wikimedia commons as "my own work", or do i cite someone else's work? Many thanks Yarrowfes21 (discussione) 13:45, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

  • @Yarrowfes21: That is a "derivative work". You need to credit the original, use a license compatible with the original (for example, if its license terms include "share-alike" yours must, too; usually simplest to use the same license), and be clear about what portions of the work are your own vs. the original. - Jmabel ! talk 14:23, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Sign on door "Closed because of illness" - do we have a category for that?[modifica]

Hiking in Kaysersberg 07.jpg

The kind of sign on the door of that restaurant, which says in substance "Dear guests, we are sorry, but we are closed because of illness" is not uncommon. But where do we put it on Commons? Thank you in advance, Edelseider (discussione) Edelseider (discussione) 18:27, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

We have Category:Closed signs with a few subcategories. (If you are aware of multiple other examples and think a more specific subcategory would be useful, you can create one. Thoughts on best name? "Closed due to illness signs"?) -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (discussione) 18:42, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Infrogmation: Thank you, I didn't know that category, and I see that there are indeed some subcategories. The COVID-19 one may be subordinated to a general "illness" category someday, but not today. :) All the best, Edelseider (discussione) 05:51, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]


Hi, Is anyone able to identify in which country this vehicles registration plate is in please?, Normally I can zoom an make out but sadly in this case I cannot Many thanks, Warm Regards, –Davey2010Talk 20:59, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

It looks like "UA" (Ukraine) on the left side. -- Ooligan (discussione) 21:39, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Ooligan, Ah it is, Thank you so much, Many thanks, Warm Regards, –Davey2010Talk 22:21, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

McDonald's McBites[modifica]

Hi, I am a user, I'm not sure if I am allowed to upload a photo of Chicken McBites from Australia's McDonalds as I am very new to Wikipedia, Cheers! User102425 (discussione) 02:08, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Wiki Loves Africa 2022/Winners[modifica]

When are they going to release the report or result of "Wiki Loves Africa 2022/Winners" because they said July to August but we now in September on two days left for October. Freddy Kabeya (discussione) 06:16, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Uploading photos[modifica]

Is it possible to save work while uploading a batch of photos before publishing Prof Ranga Sai (discussione) 12:59, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Yes. Uploaded files go to the UploadStash until they are published. --C.Suthorn (discussione) 20:47, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Wiki Loves Monuments 2022[modifica]

Hi, when uploading a photo for Wiki Loves Monuments 2022 (Spain), where do I add the BIC code? Thanks in advance. Javi.cavi (discussione) 15:00, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

BIC means Business Identification Code? Ruslik (talk) 20:34, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
In english, i think it is the 'monument identifier", but i'm not sure where should i put it. Javi.cavi (discussione) 14:15, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Leon Lynch Photo uploaded[modifica]

Hi, I was given a link to upload the photo of Leon Lynch and I did so; however, at the bottom of the document I was sent from Wikimedia, there was language that I did not see until after I completed the upload. I do not own the copyright on this image but the Steelworkers team completed the online permission form for submission of the image and they sent me written permission to provide the image to Wikipedia. I don't know how to delete the image and start again but am happy to learn how to do that so I can clarify that the copyright is not mine. The photo is not my original work. Thanks. STTLynch (discussione) 23:32, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

  • @STTLynch: No need to start again: everything is editable. However, if you are not the copyright holder we'll need evidence for the license from the copyright holder. Probably at this point the process described at COM:VRT is the only way to do that. - Jmabel ! talk 23:51, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
  • @Jmabel: For two days I have been working with Tony Montana at the United Steelworkers (USW)on the photo upload. He gave me written permission to share this image with Wikipedia as well as with the Digital Civil Rights Museum ( as long as the credit line reads: United Steelworkers archive. Tony also uploaded this exact same file to Wikimedia Commons himself. Here’s his email correspondence on the topic.

To whom it may concern:

The attached photo is appropriate for use at:

I hereby affirm that I represent the United Steelworkers, the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the media work attached to this email.

I agree to publish the above-mentioned work under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

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

I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites.

I am aware that the copyright holder always retains ownership of the copyright as well as the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by the copyright holder.

I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

Tony Montana Communications Technician of United Steelworkers 2022-09-27

[generated using relgen]

Hope the above info is helpful in getting the photo credit edited. Thank you. — Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da STTLynch (discussione • contributi) 10:27, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

  • @Jmabel: By the way, USW’s Tony Montana said his ticket number for the photo upload is ticket #2022092810010647. Sharing in case that is helpful. Thank you. — Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da STTLynch (discussione • contributi) 10:40, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@STTLynch: If it already has a VRT ticket number, that's fine. Just use the copy he uploaded, absolutely no need to upload again; in fact, it you do it should get deleted as a duplicate. But assuming Tony Montana is User:Tony Montana, I don't see it in his uploads; I don't see any copy of this photo on Commons other than what you uploaded. Do you know the file name?
I'm not part of the VRT team, so I can't see the tickets. Given that apparently there is already a ticket for this image and you have the ticket number, you might ask about that ticket at Commons:Volunteer Response Team/Noticeboard. - Jmabel ! talk 15:05, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
User:Tony Montana i my accont, I'm from Poland and I don't know, what do you taking about Tony Montana (discussione) 17:46, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
This page involves a Tony Montana in the USA. Thanks. STTLynch (discussione) 18:38, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Jmabel, Thank you. I edited the date in the photo cut line. I also shared information re: the ticket number and correspondence from the USW representative with the team, as you suggested. Many thanks. STTLynch (discussione) 18:40, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Why does this happen?[modifica]

Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, if it isn't, please let me know where I'm supposed to go.

I've been trying to use the "JustReplace.js" script made by User:Sreejithk2000 to replace this file with this svg file I created, but for some reason it keeps giving me this error message:

An error occurred while trying to do the requested action. A detailed description of the error is shown below:

Error while asking CommonsDelinker to replace Flag of Asakuchi Okayama.JPG with Flag of Asakuchi, Okayama.svg Reason: API request failed (abusefilter-disallowed): This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Protect automated filemover CommonsDelinker command page at Wed, 28 Sep 2022 23:51:26 GMT served by mw1343

And sure, I did manage to replace the town's emblem with the script, but when I tried it with the flag, it gave me that error message.

I just wanna know why it happens and if someone could replace it for me. Thanks. EnviousBird (discussione) 00:04, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

How to deal with images under a non-CC free license?[modifica]

Specifically, I’m wondering if MIT-licensed image files (no advertisement clause, but requires “copyright notice and license”) are uploadable, and if so how I should explain in the metadata that it is okay to upload it. Thanks!

PS: The image in question is a logo (of a piece of free software). I understand Wikipedia takes the stand that logos are not copyrightable, but coming from graphic design I don’t buy this argument.—Al12si (discussione) 01:04, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Use the template {{template:MIT}} for the ExpPat (=MIT) license. "Wikipedia" never said that logos are not copyrightable. Most logos do not meet the threshold of originality. Everything that does not meet the threshold of originality is not copyrightable. If your logo does meet the threshold of originality you have to honor the copyright. --C.Suthorn (discussione) 07:00, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Thank you. Most graphic design is a combination of simple shapes and text though; by that definition most graphic design is not copyrightable, which is clearly untrue.
Under US copyright law even forms are not copyrightable, nor fonts (that are not software). All these are a lot of work, including logos.—Al12si (discussione) 07:11, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

I have another question. I double-checked the files and licenses and found that the PNG is MIT, but the SVG is CC4-NC-SA. So the PNG can be uploaded but not the SVG.

But the thing is there’s already a file here that’s a JPEG (so if I can’t upload the SVG there’s no point for me to upload anything), uploaded about a week after the SVG was uploaded to Github, under an “own work” claim. I don’t think that’s likely to be a true claim unless the person was claiming to have either taken a screen cap or rasterized the SVG. Should that upload be tagged somehow, and if so how? Thanks again and sorry for bothering everyone.

In case it’s relevant the logo in question is File:Wenyan-lang-Logo.jpgAl12si (discussione) 07:44, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Herb robert[modifica]

I need to know if poisonous to digest —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:06, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

  • This is the help desk for people who are having difficulties using Wikimedia Commons, and we do not and cannot give medical advice. - Jmabel ! talk 15:11, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

ماهو المطلوب في الملف الشخصي من بيانات ليكون مكتملا[modifica]

ماهو المطلوب في الملف الشخصي من بيانات ليكون مكتملا؟ Hasanenmohamed55 (discussione) 11:31, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

I tried uploading a photo and it didn’t work[modifica]

I tried uploading a photo to the Wikimedia photography contest and it did not work. I followed the instructions and copied the file name exactly, and all it shows is the file name on the page. Do I need to log in to submit photos? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:03, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Yes to upload a file you need to be logged in. --C.Suthorn (discussione) 20:18, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Requesting photos from a museum[modifica]

Hi, I'm over at Wikipedia working on Muisca raft and found a treasure trove of photos in this publication, which I know are from the Gold Museum in Bogotá. Do editors ever request images directly from a museum. If so, how would I go about doing this? Thanks in advance for your advice. GuineaPigC77 (discussione) 21:30, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Copyright help regarding File:Amy Malek, 2019.png[modifica]

Hello. Are video still images (altered, cropped) within a creative commons license? I am confused and tried to look it up, but was struggling to find any references.

--PigeonChickenFish (discussione) 05:13, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Hi PigeonChickenFish. If the original video has been released under a free license accepted by Commons (see COM:L), then a screenshot from the video would also be OK to upload under the same license per COM:SCREENSHOT. Simply cropping a video is considered COM:2D copying in most cases and this means that the copyright of the source of the crop is the only thing that matters. In this case, the YouTube video that you got the screenshot from doesn't appear to be released under a license accepted by Commons which means the screenshot isn't OK for Commons and can't be kept without the videos copyright holder's COM:CONSENT as explained here. -- Marchjuly (discussione) 08:14, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@PigeonChickenFish and Marchjuly: I don't see any reason to believe that particular video has a Creative Commons license of any sort. Am I missing something? - Jmabel ! talk 14:30, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
It doesn't, at least not one that I could find. If that wasn't clear in my previous post, then my apologies. -- Marchjuly (discussione) 14:35, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

My photo was marked as deriative work.[modifica]

Help me please, since I don’t know how to do this. I need assistance. — Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Noru111344 (discussione • contributi) 13:37, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Matter settled after discussion between tagger and uploader. --Túrelio (discussione) 13:57, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

I have just found one of my images for sale as a print on eBay. I never gave permission for anyone to make a living through my work, and would[modifica]

like clarity on how they were able to take my work and that of others - hundreds of other images, and retail them. Credit is given for authorship, but no licence fee has been offered. 13:46, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Did you upload this image here at commons? If yes, then everyone can offer copies on ebay (IF and only if the license is honored. What license did you chose?). If no, then this is not the site to answer this question. You should go to a lawyer. If you want a more specific answer, than post here the wikilink to your image and a link to the auction at ebay. C.Suthorn (discussione) 14:13, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Hi IP I think the best that Commons can do is to point you to Commons:Enforcing license terms. You may also need to seek assistance from an IP attorney if you want to pursue things further. Commons doesn't, in principle, accept any types of licenses that place any restrictions on commercial reuse which means content uploaded to Commons can be downloaded and used is such a way. -- Marchjuly (discussione) 14:33, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]


| Looking for a suitable category for a picture of a signpost, I found that Category:Signposts in the United Kingdom is surprisingly underpopulated, but that many more images of what I would call "signposts" are instead found under "fingerpost" categories; see e.g. Category:Fingerposts in England. Personally, I have hardly even heard of the word "fingerpost". Wouldn't it be more helpful to globally change these "fingerpost" categories to "signpost"? What do you think? 16:57, 30 September 2022 (UTC) ITookSomePhotos (discussione) 16:57, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

I wonder whether it a US/UK thing then. Or is it just me? Perhaps any UK-based contributors could comment on whether they have heard this term "fingerpost" used widely, or even at all, over here? ITookSomePhotos (discussione) 19:20, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@ITookSomePhotos: Yes, and as a UK resident I'd say a fingerpost is specifically a post that supports direction signs that are supported at one end with the other end pointing towards the destination. As Jmabel says, they're a subset of signposts, which might also have signs supported in the middle, and signs that aren't direction signs. So File:Signpost in Watlington - - 549910.jpg depicts a fingerpost, while File:Other danger - - 529339.jpg depicts a signpost that is not a fingerpost. Similarly (though possibly more controversially) I'd say File:004A W008 IMG 2774 W.jpg isn't a fingerpost because the signs are not mounted by their ends. The OED seems to agree with this distinction. --bjh21 (discussione) 22:20, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
I see, well, I'm a bit surprised that I am so unfamiliar with this word, if it is in common, general use in the UK for directional signs with arms. In my own experience, "signpost" is overwhelmingly the usual word (in the UK) for objects such as File:Signpost in Watlington - - 549910.jpg. To me, "signpost" itself strongly suggests a directional sign, to the point where it could even seem misleading to refer to File:Other danger - - 529339.jpg as a "signpost". ITookSomePhotos (discussione) 09:30, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
I've made Category:Directional signposts in the United Kingdom a subcategory of Category:Signposts in the United Kingdom, which seems to have been the missing, but obviously correct, link in the category tree. --bjh21 (discussione) 23:06, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]


撮影した本人に、その写真を利用する許可及び著作権許可を得た六代目三遊亭圓楽氏の写真を公開しようとすると、全て適切であるのにも関わらず「画像のタイトル」において、エラーが発生して公開できません。 なぜですか。 — Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Anasagario (discussione • contributi) 09:09, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

また、File:9DC4FCA8-A8B8-449B-B3CA-4E7E941D2F2.jpgでアップロードしようとした記録がありますが、このような機械的に生成されたファイル名ではなく、File:三遊亭圓楽 2022.jpgなど有意なファイル名でアップロードしてください。--Syunsyunminmin (discussione) 09:31, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]


Anyone knows if she's a notable person in Japan? If not, why are we hosting 1.6k files of her? --Minorax«¦talk¦» 10:24, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

I don't know who she is. It looks like private album. Syunsyunminmin (discussione) 13:14, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
I asked for a comment in Japanese village pump. Syunsyunminmin (discussione) 13:20, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Copyright help regarding File:Celebritatea magazin by Author Francesca Vladica.jpg[modifica]

--Ihcm (discussione) 23:58, 1 October 2022 (UTC) i just saw that there is no photo of cesur durak in wikipedia page I googled only to find his photo and saw that his photo was used in roman magazine. this photo was used on his own facebook page befor because of i wasn't sure if it had a copyright that photo i clicked the option i am not sure if it had a copyright when i uploaded the photo.Ihcm (discussione) 23:58, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Thumbnail for new versions[modifica]

I've made my first edit; A new version to File:Levels 9–10 Football League areas in England.svg but the thumbnail (at least the en.wikipedia articles I have checked) still shows the old version. I am a noobie here so feel like I have missed something here but I don't know what. JamesLewisBedford01 (discussione) 07:27, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Hi JamesLewisBedford01,
welcome. That's typically a browser-cache problem. Just, clear your cache or close and re-open the browser.
However, the new version which you have uploaded is rather different from the original one. As per our policy COM:OVERWRITE, I've therefore reverted to the original version. I would ask you to re-upload your version under a different (new) filename, so that the original image remains available. The projects, which currently use this image, can then discuss to eventually switch to your newer version. --Túrelio (discussione) 07:50, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Thanks for the help and for pointing me in the right direction. I'll read up on uploading new files and look to do this. JamesLewisBedford01 (discussione) 11:16, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

article uploaded for publishing[modifica]

Hi Greetings from Mumbai , India How does one access an article submitted for publishing in order to edit / add images tks Sebastian Saby62 (discussione) 13:36, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

@Saby62: Hi, and welcome. You may edit en:Draft:ST LOUIS CHURCH , DAHISAR WEST , ARCHDIOCESE OF MUMBAI with guidance from en:H:PIC.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:00, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

how to add a license to an uploaded file?[modifica]

Hi, I checked out a commons uploader app from the ios app store and uploaded two files. It nicely converted my heic files to jpeg, however it skipped the licensing options. Can I add the license after uploading? I'd like it to be C0. thanks Hetzmichnicht (discussione) 14:54, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

@Hetzmichnicht: Hi, and welcome. Yes, you may edit the licensing sections of the uploaded files to make them {{Cc-zero}} (or any of the 16 redirects).   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:21, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
found all, thanks! Hetzmichnicht (discussione) 17:46, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
thanks, {{Cc-zero}} revealed that they also don't have an author and a source. how do I add these? neither Autore nor Autore worked. Hetzmichnicht (discussione) 16:12, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
found here how to add author and source no reply required. thanks Hetzmichnicht (discussione) 17:50, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Hetzmichnicht: Please use internal links and avoid licensing pages you did not write.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 22:23, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Links at upload page broken[modifica]

It looks like that the links on the upload page Commons:Upload are broken. There used to be a link to Special:Upload on the row which says "it is entirely my own work", but now it literally says:

It is [[[:fullurl:Special:Upload]] entirely my own work]

with the text "Special:Upload" written in plain text instead of being a link. I had to go to Special:Upload manually via the browser address bar, and the upload form I got did not have all the information preloaded. I had to enter "{{own}}" manually as the source and I did not know what to enter as the author.

Is the upload page broken or undergoing some sort of construction? JIP (discussione) 01:15, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

  • I think fullurl is broken, which I believe is coded in the wiki itself; was there a new software release? - Jmabel ! talk 04:03, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
Yes check.svg Risolto
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after two days. Jmabel ! talk 15:16, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]


Hi, I'd like to change my brand logo. How can I do it please ? Regards, Nicolas Nperpoil (discussione) 09:56, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

@Nperpoil: Which logo are you talking about? Can you provide a link please? Yann (discussione) 10:04, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Yann on this page : Nperpoil (discussione) 13:59, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
@Nperpoil: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload png and smaller (<50,000 bytes or <2,000,000 pixels) jpg logos as a new user. Such uploads of png logos are not allowed at all. The following applies to each logo. You indicated it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a png or smaller jpg logo, it's a copyright violation taken from the web. Please upload the full-size original of it per COM:HR, including any metadata, but if you were not the original designer or photographer, that person may need to license it on their official website or social media or send permission via VRT with a carbon copy to you. Also, any png logo will look fuzzy when scaled down (due to design decisions discussed in phab:T192744) or jaggy when scaled up, so you may want to upload svg or jpg versions, too. If you can't get a compliant license, the photo may still be uploaded to English Wikipedia in compliance with en:WP:F because we don't allow Fair Use here. If you use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid that filter.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:11, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]
You would want to upload the new logo under a different filename, then change the fr-wiki page (and probably the Wikidata item) to use the new logo. If you don't know how to do those things, come back here & someone can help you.
If the new logo is complicated enough to be copyrightable, you will almost certainly want to go through the process outlined at COM:VRT to make it very clear that you are the owner of the intellectual property rights involved, not some third party uploading someone else's copyrighted logo. - Jmabel ! talk 15:20, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

Triyng to share a logo from my company and the industrial property[modifica]

Hello. I am triyng to introduce my logo company made by me and my industrial property which became famous arround the world. Can you help me? GlueGlue UPF50+ (discussione) 22:56, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

@GlueGlue UPF50+: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload pdf and smaller (<50,000 bytes or <2,000,000 pixels) jpg images as a new user. You have also triggered Special:AbuseFilter/156 by trying to upload smaller (<50,000 bytes) jpg images as a new user and Special:AbuseFilter/158 by trying to cross-wiki upload a logo with a self-cc-by-sa license as a new user. For each image, you indicated each is your own work. Usually when someone uploads a smaller image, it's a copyright violation taken from the web. Please upload the full-size original of it per COM:HR, including any metadata, but if you were not the original image designer or photographer, that person may need to license it on their official website or social media or send permission via VRT with a carbon copy to you. If you can't get a compliant license, the image may still be uploaded to English Wikipedia in compliance with en:WP:F because we don't allow Fair Use here. If you use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid filter 153.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:44, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

What is an "ID image"[modifica]

I'm trying to make my own userbox on Wikipedia (I use visual editor) Prototo258 (discussione) 07:32, 4 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

@Prototo258: Probably better to ask Wikipedia questions on Wikipedia. This is not a term we use on Commons. I'd guess it's an image for identification purposes, but I'd be guessing. - Jmabel ! talk 15:06, 4 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]

"Bad coordinates" template[modifica]

Is there any template (similar to e.g. {{Invalid Exif date}}) to tag files, which have been erroneously geocoded? I haven't found any. — Draceane talkcontrib. 09:07, 4 October 2022 (UTC)Rispondi[rispondi]