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Concerns about pictures of Norwegian waterfalls[edit]


The files:

   File:Ørredalsfossen i Øystesevassdraget.jpg

are standing on the list of images that are in conflict with copyright regulations. Despite the fact that I know that the following e-mail was sent to you from the Norges naturvernforbund, which has the copyrights:

28. april 2014
Hei Wikimedia
Naturvernforbundet gives hereby Wikipedia commons license to use pictures of the following rivers: Godfarfossen.jpg, Trongfossen.jpg, Dalelvo.JPG, Ørredalsfossen i Øystesevassdraget.jpg og Fyljesdalsånå.jpg. The license to be used is: Creative Commons Navngivelse-DelPåSammeVilkår 3.0 Unported.
Med vennlig hilsen
Honorata Kaja Gajda
rådgiver i naturmangfold

Can you please look at this matter so that I can put the pictures up again, and the OTRS sign are given. Best regards--Frankemann (talk) 20:31, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

There is a ticket from 29 March 2014 (ticket:2014032910006248), but it was deemed insufficient, as it didn't contain a specific release under a free license. Unfortunately I don't have access to the info-en queue. User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 17:56, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
It is on permission-commons queue. Pinging TLSuda as owner. Revicomplaint? 14:19, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
"Disse bildene kan brukes i Wikimedia" translation: "These images may be used in Wikimedia" there is no license. I've requested further information, and to date none has been given. The original email also states (in Norwegian) "I have at least been clarified that it is okay to use some of the pictures" but there is no information on who clarified or who the original author and/or copyright holder is. Unless and until there is appropriate permission given from the copyright-holder, these images are copyright violations. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 16:59, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
The person who signed the e-mail is employed at the Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature who holds the rights to these images. What more is required to verify permission for use of pictures in Wikimedia?--Frankemann (talk) 08:58, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
A statement of a person having the legal power to grant permissions in the first place, not merly explain the official reuse policy. This is usually a member of the organization's executive board. Wikipedia requires that pictures may be used by anyone, not merely by wikipedia. That's the tricky part... --rtc (talk) 20:33, 19 June 2014 (UTC)


chcielibyśmy wykorzystać zdjęcie marcina świetlickiego na stronie portalu nagrody poetyckiej silesius - mozemy? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 11:03, 16 June 2014‎ (UTC)

Zasadniczo: tak, pliki graficzne zamieszczone na Wikimedia Commons zostały tu zamieszczone w celu ponownego wykorzystania. W większości przypadków jest wymagane podanie źródła/autora zdjęcia (proszę sprawdzić licencję zdjęcia na stronie pliku). Wikimedia Commons nie udziela indywidualnych pozwoleń. Ankry (talk) 11:33, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Request for some supporting eyes on a ticket[edit]


Hi, I have been holding this long running ticket where the model has an interest in seeing their photograph used on Wikipedia. Evidence of permission from the magazine or photographer have been difficult, and I am going to write a reply in the next couple of days to summarize, in a polite way, why the images were deleted. I would appreciate other eyes on the history, and some comments of alternative views (or suggestions for the way to respond) as internal notes against the ticket, so that I can provide a balanced opinion back. Thanks -- (talk) 22:58, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Please check[edit]

Could someone please check whether the ticket added by a non-OTRS-member to File:Gasilin.JPG, File:Baburin.JPG, File:Khodzhaniyazov.JPG, File:Yashchuk.JPG, File:Yevseyev.JPG, File:Verbickas.JPG and many more sourced from is legitimate. --Túrelio (talk) 08:02, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Note: They are in Russian. Eitan96 (talk) 08:44, 18 June 2014 (UTC)


Проверьте пожалуйста данные файлы и укажите на ошибки, недавно только начал загружать: File:3j982jyGpqU.jpg, File:Гимн ФК Кайрат.ogg, File:Alibek Buleshev.jpg, File:C.stadium.jpg, File:Евгений Яровенко.jpg, File:ELmnDmrGwgA.jpg, File:PyAjY0 j23k.jpg, File:UMqxclZLt9U.jpg и File:Masudov3.jpg. --Адлет Талгатбек 22:08, 18 Июня 2014 (UTC+6)

File:John Maynard Keynes.jpg[edit]

Not a regular user but the OTRS permission ticket for this image should be cleared. does indeed confirm that they believe this image is in the Public Domain. See statement that appears in the tan coloured box on their page here: that states "These photographs are in the public domain. They are free to use for publication purposes."

Cheers. Fellow copyright professional. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 00:59, 20 June 2014‎ (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean by "cleared". The OTRS permission for {{}} was verified in seven years ago. LX (talk, contribs) 09:53, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Large email[edit]

I'm trying to forward some emails of pictures to OTRS and they're bouncing with the error message "local delivery failed". Only issue I can see offhand is that the emails are large - 10 megs plus, with one at 20 megs. Any suggestions on what the issue could be, and how I can send them?? Tabercil (talk) 12:53, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

@Tabercil, there is no need to include images while sending a mail to OTRS. It is preferred to include only links to the images uploaded to commons. These may be links to deleted images (they will be restored if permission is OK) or just names of image used for upload to commons. If you upload images that require OTRS, you can include in their description the {{OTRS pending}} template to avoid speedy deletion. Ankry (talk) 09:54, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

I am the content holder, and I'm releasing this content under an appropriate license.[edit]

A week ago I was informed by a the user, DunDunDunt, he had uploaded images of photographs, that I had licensed for most situations. Usage by a commons is permitted, but nevertheless, they were deleted and the user sought my help to correct the situation. So, I tried to come in and fix it, but was instead berated by users claiming that I was pulling a "red-herring", or even "Who is Mario? Since he gives us no corporate title, we can not know that he has any authority to license the images", or that "Mario should either license a limited number of his images CC-BY-SA, without any special template, or go away.."

Two things. First off, no one can force me to license out my intellectual property under any license. Second off, I then assumed good faith and then proceeded to upload a few images for myself with the intent of those images being licensed under an acceptable existing license. But, after doing so, I was then forced to use the OTRS system in bad faith.

I license these images for CC-BY-SA, but I don't appreciate this hullabaloo one bit.


I would also appreciate if DunDunDunt's images were restored (I saw that some were even deleted without notice to that user), this whole ordeal is causing a few issues on web-crawlers around my site. And negative links to my site.

Just a small note: With all of the images of fictional characters or celebrities, on this site, there must be some type of personality notice of some sort "if an image shows an identifiable person or item, using that image for commercial purposes may infringe on someone’s rights, and separate permission should be obtained from that copyright holder." Examples; File:1968 Road Runner emblem VA.jpg, File:Johnny Cash-Nixon.jpg, and File:Voiture Pikachu avec Peluches.jpg. Otherwise there could be serious issues in the future from other copyright holders. I don't have a problem with it in general, but it would just be an important note for the future. Mystic Sonic (talk) 02:54, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Slovenia Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana.jpg[edit]

As there is no FOP in Slovenia, can someone confirm if the ticket #2012110410003446 also includes permission from the architect? LGA talkedits 08:04, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

LGA Yes, it does. Sven Manguard Wha? 19:57, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Additional eyes on an old ticket please[edit]

I was concerned when I found this ticket. The writer originally speaks of a No Derivatives license, which we would have been unable to use, but the OTRS volunteer responded that "It appears you have licensed something as cc-by-sa-3.0, which makes it eligible for inclusion in Wikipedia". After that, any mention of the No Derivatives part disappears, and it isn't clear that the person writing to us, who very clearly was confused already, knew that derivative works would now be allowed.

My gut feeling is that this ticket should be made invalid, and that we need to contact the person again and clear all of this up. I might be overreacting though, so I will put it to the rest of the OTRS community. Sven Manguard Wha? 19:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

I agree with your opinion. Ankry (talk) 20:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Mungo Man - : - Permission request[edit]

Hi There,

Can someone please grant permission for the use of this image :

Looking for rights to Stetson Kennedy photo[edit]

Looking to see who owns the rights to this photo of Stetson Kennedy:

The relevant ticket is ticket:2008062310032398, the owner is the subject's grandson. Nthep (talk) 21:30, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

use of image on facebook profile of an NGO[edit]


I would like to use this picture on the FB profile of the NGO I represent . May I do it? OTRS ticket but we are not OTRS user.



Jacek, yes you can reuse the photo. The OTRS ticket is irrelevant, it's the licence that is important. As it's been licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence you can reuse the image as you wish as long as you abide by the attribution as specified in the licence. Nthep (talk) 19:35, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Well, this is not really clear. Facebook requires you to sublicense content you upload to them. With content created by someone else and used under CC-by-sa you are unable to do that. Some users therefore feel that uploading freely licensed material to Facebook is not permissible, see e.g. User:Ralf Roletschek/NoFacebook. I don't think we have an official policy on whether we think that this content is compatible with Facebook's terms. Regards, -- ChrisiPK (Talk|Contribs) 00:21, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Ticket #2013120610014874[edit]

In private email correspondence with the copyright holder, he indicated that other images from his website that would be useful to enhance Wikipedia articles were also licensed under the the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. I want to confirm this before uploading a few more images from his website. Thanks for your attention. DocTree (talk) 18:57, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

@Doctree: If you (or him) can forward something like that to us, then we can deal with it. Of course, if he wishes to put all images from his website under CC-BY-SA, I am able to create a template to allow you to tag the relevent images on-masse. --Mdann52talk to me! 10:35, 10 July 2014 (UTC)