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Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Juanjose1956[edit]

Estimados Señores OTRS

Por lo que me informo Eugenio Zelenko , envie mail con los datos solicitados para la reposición de las fotograias sibidas por mi

Mi mail es juanjose19562014@gmail.com

Esperando su respuesta a los mail enviados Saluda a ustedes --Juanjose1956 (talk) 23:47, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

@Juanjose1956: No vale reenviar el mensaje por mútiples veces. Encontré el mensaje y solicité que las fotografías se restauren. Anon126 ( ) 07:30, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't know Spanish :-( Could you please clarify, did you ask somebody for files restoration of you need help with that? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:22, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
I restored images, but OTRS ticket still need to be added and deletion template removed. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:35, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Anon y Eugenio , muchas gracias y espero seguir contribuyendo a su distinguida enciclopedia en forma correcta


--Juanjose1956 (talk) 12:25, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

 No hecho : Deseo notar que esto no ya se ha resuelto. Existe otra discusión en Commons:Undeletion requests/Archive/2015-01#Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Juanjose1956 y User talk:Anon126#fotografías subidas por mi. No sé cómo proceder en este caso; por eso pido que otros lo repasen.
 Not done : I wish to note that this has not yet been resolved. There is other discussion at Commons:Undeletion requests/Archive/2015-01#Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Juanjose1956 and User talk:Anon126#fotografías subidas por mi. I don't know how to proceed in this case, so I ask that others review it.
Anon126 ( ) 07:00, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
All files restored, marking as resolved. --Mdann52talk to me! 19:46, 23 April 2015 (UTC)


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Status of 2014051410017493[edit]

Hi! A set of 46 photos were uploaded in 2014 by two users (Ombra + Mazzarò), sourced with http://www.divisionecalcioa5.it/ (links). Could somebody please checkup on ticket:2014051410017493 and see if it is applicable?. Thx in advance. Gunnex (talk) 16:21, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

There were two separate tickets (combined into the above ticket number) but it will require an Italian agent. Rjd0060 (talk) 21:55, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
My sensei Delfort may explain the status better than me :) --Ombra (talk) 14:47, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Pinned (to prevent archiving). Gunnex (talk) 23:08, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
They have not yet responded, nothing more for us to do - it is in their court, not ours.
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Pavillon de l'eau[edit]

The required attribution on the image page is to "Eau de Paris". The reuser may presume that this is a release of the billboard artwork on the front of the building (L'eau sur Mars). The EXIF data shows that the photographer was Caroline Paux. Could someone check that the release explicitly covers both the photographer and the organization that commissioned the poster? It is normal to credit the photographer, as Paux's name is visible on the image page already, shouldn't she be noted in the required attribution? -- (talk) 12:34, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

I added Caroline Paux in the credit. In this case, Eau de Paris uploaded the picture and gives the permission. It seems quite obvious that it also commissioned the picture. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:46, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
It may not be so obvious when you consider that based on her internet presence, Caroline Paux sells her services as a freelance photographer in France/Paris, and does not appear to be an employee of Eau de Paris (the uploader). I believe rights of the photographer would be protected under the law in France and not subject to an automatic presumption that contracted employment transfers full rights to works during that time.
If there is not a direct statement that the photograph is subject to a work for hire contract that transferred IP rights, could you or another OTRS volunteer ask for one please? Thanks in advance. -- (talk) 16:01, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Fae, it seems you don't really realize what you are asking for. Do you want them to send a copy of the contract between Eau de Paris and the photographer? Obviously, you won't get it, it is confidential. So you have to content yourself with their word. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:21, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
My experience on OTRS shows that many organizations that donate photographs have no clue about the way the photographer was contracted before releasing images. We have many cases where the photographer later objected to a free commercial release of their works and we had to delete files.
OTRS volunteers do not ask to see contracts, and this is not what I have asked for above.
I have asked for verification that the photographer has released their works in accordance with the licence. So far, based on the responses above as I cannot see the correspondence, someone representing "Eau de Paris" but not the named photographer has given a release, but they have made no statement about this being a work for hire (if they have, then fine, we can "content ourselves with their word"). This needs to be followed-up, or the image removed from Commons under the precautionary principle. Thanks -- (talk) 16:45, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
It is not our business to check what is the agreement between Eau de Paris and the photographer. I remain you that the agreement specifically says that the party sending the permission do that if necessary on behalf of the copyright owner.
I think you are outstepping your role here, and since you pursue this matter, I am starting to question your good faith. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:18, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
I am just an unpaid volunteer, I have no "role" here. If you are saying that the Commons community is assured through OTRS and your review of the facts, that the freelance photographer named on the image page has irrevocably released their rights so that the photograph can be commercially reused, that's fine. At the moment what you have said in this thread is not actually this, and I am puzzled as to why no OTRS volunteer is prepared to write a brief email back to the correspondent and check.
Considering other uploads by Eaudeparislf include File:Ancienne pompe à feu d'Auteuil.jpg, which appears to be a very old archive photo but is claimed as their own work, I remain concerned that the statement of this account cannot be questioned by the community without assertions of bad faith.
Hopefully you will reconsider the finality of your point of view. Thanks in advance. -- (talk) 17:45, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

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Eaudeparislf (talk · contribs · logs · block log) has uploaded 5 files to Commons. I have now marked two of these as lacking evidence of permission as they are clearly modern scans of black & white archive photographs rather than the own work claimed. These are File:Usine d'Auteuil.jpg and File:Ancienne pompe à feu d'Auteuil.jpg, both were added by the uploader to fr:Pavillon de l'eau, an article that appears to have been mainly created by the same account and is marked for deletion review and with a promotional warning notice. -- (talk) 13:10, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

You could also check other uploads by this account. Some images don't have a license (now tagged), and some are derivative work, and there is no FoP in France. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:22, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

It should be noted that File:Usine d'Auteuil.jpg was deleted and then restored based on further OTRS correspondence. However I have raised Commons:Deletion requests/File:Usine d'Auteuil.jpg due to on-going significant and evidence-based doubts about the claims made about copyright status. -- (talk) 11:41, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

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Template:Attribution-AirForceofBrazil[edit]

Hi! Above template was created in 03.2012 by Dafranca (talk · contributions · Number of edits). Link: http://www.fab.mil.br. Per Template talk:Attribution-AirForceofBrazil I could not verify any related license infos or permission. Per User talk:Dafranca#Template:Attribution-AirForceofBrazil, Dafranca claimed to have sent an email to COM:OTRS ("It was sent and received").

The question is. Did OTRS received an email coming from http://www.fab.mil.br (or Dafranca) which would support above template? Please see also File:Agata 4 - Super Tucano.ogv (uploaded by Dafranca in 09.2012) versus my info: "Considering also wayback: before and after upload date: "Copyright © 2008-2012 Portal da Força Aérea Brasileira ® 2012 República Federativa do Brasil - Todos os direitos reservados.". Per Commons:Deletion requests/File:Super Tucano - Operation Agata.ogv some email traffic is stored but most likely sent by a person who had answered is not really knowledgeable about copyrights (...). The whole case sounds like a complete license fail... Gunnex (talk) 23:26, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The ticket is #2012102310009166. Anon126 ( ) 01:05, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
It is only a forwarded mail and no action taken. I noticed that they are maintaining a Flickr stream too. So the easiest way may be to request them to re-license their Flickr stream. Jee 03:14, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Thx for checking and commenting. I will try my luck with an email to fab.mil.br in the next days to obtain a related permission. Gunnex (talk) 10:05, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
If the permission is not confirmed, we need to delete many files Jee 13:07, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Nope, they were all confirmed PD. Nothing more for us to do here. --Mdann52talk to me! 19:51, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
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Photo de Pierre Karl Péladeau [Ticket#2014121310011085][edit]

Hello!

Can you please check if the email of autorization for this picture have been received? Thanks!

Picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PKP2015.jpg

--SharQc (talk) 00:45, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@SharQc: We've received the messages, but the sender was informed that the e-mail needs to come from an official address (for example, one that ends in -at-pkp2015.quebec). Anon126 ( ) 06:03, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Oh come on it comes from his office! --SharQc (talk) 13:30, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@SharQc: Sorry, but we've had problems in the past with this sort of thing. Anyway, I didn't respond to this message (je ne parle pas français), so you can appeal to Elfix (the user who responded) if you want. Anon126 ( ) 13:53, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, I appreciate though, but I cross my heart that the messages you received were form the owners of the picture. Can you please do something else? Please I've been working on that for two months! I even asked to the photograph Jean-Claude Lussier and he told me that I needed to ask to the office of Pierre Karl Péladeau for the picture! :(

--SharQc (talk) 18:10, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

À qui de droit, je crois avoir trouvé la solution: j'ai transféré à Wikipédia la conversation que j'ai eu avec Jean-Claude Lussier, photographe. Dans cette conversation, M. Lussier dit qu'il doit recevoir l'autorisation de l'équipe de M. Péladeau. L'ayant devancé dans ses démarches, je les ai obtenues les autorisations et vous les ai faite parvenir. Donc vous comprenez que les messages reçu consentent à ce que quiconcque utilise la photo. Même M. Lussier dit avoir besoin de leur accord, ce que je vous ai fait parvenir.

Lien vers la photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PKP2015.jpg [Ticket#2014121310011085]

--SharQc (talk) 20:21, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

File: Aya Saad Eldeen ٍٍSayed.jpg[edit]

Dear, Why the photo of File:Aya Saad ELdeen Sayed.jpg is deleted, the Author Aya send and email, and I send also another email to the email : permissions-commons@wikimedia.org, I want to restore the photo — Preceding unsigned comment added by أحمد محمد بسيوني (talk • contribs) 08:42, 25 February 2015‎ (UTC)

Moved from Commons talk:OTRS

Pictogram voting info.svg Ticket: 2015022410007881.    FDMS  4    12:49, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
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File:On-the-verge-poster-2015.jpg: OTRS permission and the alligator photo[edit]

According to this Village pump/Copyright discussion the File:On-the-verge-poster-2015.jpg image incorporates an alligator photograph from a professional photographer, Matt Field. Given the nature of the poster and the way that the alligator photo was purposely incorporated, it seems doubtful that the alligator photo is de minimis. As such, it would be useful to know whether OTRS ticket #2015021510008147 covers just the poster (the photograph and visual design is credited to Kyle Cassidy) or whether the ticket also includes the Matt Field alligator photo. Thanks. --Gazebo (talk) 04:36, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Natasha-Zinko-jewellery-designer2.jpg[edit]

Hi! Natasha has sent license information to otrs-commons email. But status is still {OTRS pending}. Do we need to send some more information? Thanx. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dkrymov (talk • contribs) 12:43, 1 March 2015‎ (UTC)

@Dkrymov: Please be patient, we have a high backlog of e-mails. But I searched for your message and I could not find it. May I ask: On what date did you send it, and to what address exactly? Anon126 ( ) 06:46, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Pictures from Pauli Vahtera[edit]

I’m not authorized to publish photos sent to me by Pauli Vahtera on Common or on Wikipedia, because with the first photo I uploaded came some meta data that belongs to the studio. What should I do? The studio naturally has no rights to those pictures whatsoever on the account that they were purchased by a private person. Now those photos have been handed to me for the purposes of retouching and publishing. The conversation relating to this issue can be found behind this link (This discussion is Finnish, so you need a translator) : [[1]] Does this mean that the OTRS by Pauli is the only option if one by me is not acceptable even though I’m the one editing the pictures into a form they can be published in? This same set of pictures is now, besides this incident, used on www.paulivahtera.fi. All the pictures on that site are edited by me as Pauli Vahtera’s campaign assistant and graphic designer. What can I do to have those photos put back up on Wikipedia and Common?

Waiting for further advises, with best regards Niina Vartiainen, graphics designer and campaign assistant Varttiniina (talk) 19:23, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Varttiniina


Hei, kirjoitan tämän Suomeksi, etten vahingossakaan ymmärrä enää mitään väärin. Minä en saa Pauli Vahteran, hänen itse minulle lähettämiään kuvia julkaistua commonsissa tai wikipediassa, sillä ensimmäisessä lataamassani edustuskuvassa tuli mukana studion metadata. Mitä teen? Studiolla ei luonnollisestikkaan ole oikeuksia kuviin ylipäätään, sillä kuvat ovat yksityishenkilön ostamia tuotteita jotka ovat delegoitu minulle muokattavaksi ja julkaistavaksi. Keskusteluketju löytyy tästä linkistä, viimeisen otsikon alta (Älä' lataa poistettua kuvaa): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Varttiniina#.C3.84l.C3.A4.27_lataa_poistettua_kuvaa Eikö Paulin OTRS-lupa ole nyt sitten ainoa vaihtoehto, mikäli minun lupaani ei hyväksytä, vaikka itse kuvankäsittelijänä muokkaan kuvat julkaisukelpoiseksi? Tätä samaa kuvasarjaa löytyy nyt myös tämän episodin jälkeen osoitteesta www.paulivahtera.fi mihin olen kaikki kuvat itse tehnyt Pauli Vahteran avustajana, joten mitä voin tehdä kuvien palauttamisen suhteen wikipediassa ja commonsissa? Ohjeita odotellessa, ystävällisin terveisin - Niina Vartiainen, graafikko ja Pauli Vahteran avustaja. Varttiniina (talk) 19:23, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Varttiniina

Remembering of OTRS ticket for File:Himno-Nacional-Orquestado.ogg[edit]

I've previously requested the UnD of this file. After requesting information to the Government of Chile. I recived some answers from the Govenrment of Chile with official doccuments attached, and then, I resended these message to OTRS team.

I' ve contacted OTRS team three months ago for this and other files released by the Government of Chile, but they didn't answered them.

This issue has been discussed several times and affects this and several files released by the Government of Chile. Most of these files were nominated/deleted by non-chilean users that are unfamiliar with the Government of Chile licensing.

By law, all works released by the Government of Chile after December 30 of 2010 are released under the CC-BY license, This is already discussed in the Template talk:CC-GobCL. No doubts about them, unless the Government of Chile are amateurs when licensing their works. --Amitie 10g (talk) 18:54, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

@Amitie 10g: The OTRS ticket you are referring to is partially in Spanish, and you have not responded to the question asked by an agent in it. There is another related ticket from 2015-01-01 which is entirely in Spanish and has not been processed yet.    FDMS  4    19:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC) Ping User:Jcb.    FDMS  4    19:20, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry, but I didn't recived any answer in all my three email addressess (that is the reason why I'm leaving a mesage here). Is too hard to translate the message? As OTRS member, you're responsible to understand and answer these tickets, not me.
Me and many chilean users know very well the chilean laws, but for the non-chilean users (including Administrators and OTRS members) is easier to nominate/delete files than researching, specially if files released by the Government of Chiile after 2010 are covered under the CC-BY license by law!
This is a huge problem of misunderstanding a 2010 chilean law! Most Administrators and OTRS members should already know them, but several of them still doing mistakes with these files. Chilean users should explain once and once again this, with official documents from the Government of Chile. I have no more time for play with the Government of Chile and non-chilean users that don't know the chilean laws. --Amitie 10g (talk) 19:55, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
There seem to be several misunderstandings here. Firstly, OTRS members are volunteers. Secondly, evidence of the PD status has to be comprehensibly documented on the respective file description pages themselves, making use of specific PD templates and/or the permission field; this is not only because Commons is an international project. I will let the Spanish-speaking agent deal with the copyright status and/or contacting you again.    FDMS  4    20:16, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
@Amitie 10g: I think you may help handling OTRS in Spanich tickets if you help finding more Spanish speaking candidates for OTRS members team. As I can see there is a very long delay handling the permissions-commons-es queue. Ankry (talk) 11:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
I know very well the OTRS team, like the other users, are volunteers,and also they may have a huge ammount of tickets that they must review one by one. Therefore, is a good idea to help OTRS team as experienced user.
And sorry, but I'm still consternated with the several {{CC-GobCL}} cases that we must address to Commons, and I need to request Transparency information again. I'm trying to assume good faith with other users, but laterly this becomes somewhat hard.
--Amitie 10g (talk) 18:00, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Arlene Dahl[edit]

On Wikipedia, actress Arlene Dahl has an OTRS confirmation number reflink which I cannot access or open despite twice requesting a password. Whatever, the year she gives (1928) is bogus. The Minnesota records clearly show that she was born in 1925 (see [2]; insert DAHL as surname; Swan as mother's maiden name and Hennepin as county of birth). I don't want to change anything that OTRS has handled but leaving a bogus year of birth is not cool. RobSieger (talk) 06:46, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

You won't be able to access ticket:2014081810016418 because that website is only accessible by OTRS volunteers. I would have thought that the obvious answer is to include both the OTRS note and the MNHS reference, even if it is a primary source. However, you are correct that such information has to be verifiable. I can't view that ticket either, so I have asked for help at the OTRS wiki (which is also limited access). Green Giant (talk) 10:22, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
@RobSieger, Green Giant: A representative of hers contacted us and said that 1928 was the correct date. English Wikipedia policy on biographies of living persons states that government documents should not be used as sources of information (the representative was advised of this) and that kindness should be shown to subjects. Anon126 ( ) 19:14, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
"A representative of hers contacted us and said..." -- said!! Did he/she proffer any evidence than can override a birth registration? RobSieger (talk) 13:19, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
Please read my previous message about English Wikipedia policy. But at the risk of revealing too much private information, the representative presented different government documents. Anon126 ( ) 21:01, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
Notify RobSieger. Anon126 ( ) 21:02, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

File:2001-2008 Société Générale tower, La Défense, Paris.jpg[edit]

File is tagged for deletion but has an OTRS permission, please verify permission is for the image and the depicted building and state this info at the DR page. --Denniss (talk) 23:01, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

  • It seems that the file was deleted because no OTRS agent had seen the deletion request. Should the file be undeleted again? --Stefan4 (talk) 23:01, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Seems like a DR also aplies to File:2001-2004 Headquarters for the press group Le Monde, Paris,.jpg. Rodrigolopes (talk) 23:38, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Nobody from OTRS able or willing to answer? --Denniss (talk) 23:57, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Not that it matters now but the permission seems to come from the photographer and not from the architect but my French is even worse than my German so probably best to ask a French speaking OTRS-speaker to second me of prove me wrong. Natuur12 (talk) 22:28, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

File:BOH&MOR-1-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-1 Koruna-(1939)ND.jpg[edit]

I would like to aks an OTRS volunteer to check the permission for File:BOH&MOR-1-Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia-1 Koruna-(1939)ND.jpg. The license says: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired and its author is anonymous. So why was sending a permission to OTRS needed? The authors were Bohumil Heinz (died 1940) and Bedřich Fojtášek (died 1990!). --Jan Kameníček (talk) 23:46, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Help in uploading a file from Behindwoods.com[edit]

I wanted to upload an image of Allu Arjun from Flickr but refrained myself from doing so as it appeared to be Flickr washed. Later i observed this file and thus sent a mail requesting permission from Behindwoods by filling for uploading this file. I have a few doubts which i request you to clarify.

First, that template states that the copyright holder, Behindwoods.com in this case, should send the declaration of consent to permissions-en@wikimedia.org whereas this template states that the consent should be sent to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org. So, when Behindwoods sends the email to the first email address, can i upload the file at Wikimedia commons or i should do it at Wikipedia.

Second, how can i know whether Behindwoods sent the declaration of consent to OTRS if the website's team does not send me a mail acknowledging me about the same? Will OTRS send me a mail about the same? How can i know whether an OTRS ticket has been generated? Should i register at OTRS or i will get a mail?

Third, after adding an OTRS pending template (if i upload it), the file gets deleted after thirty days i believe. But, if OTRS ticket is delayed, the file will be deleted. After the ticket is validated and archived, how will the file uploaded by me be undeleted?

For further reference, i am hereby attaching the text in the email i sent to Behindwoods.com requesting permission :

To the team of Behindwoods.com,
I am writing to you on behalf of the Wikipedia project <http://www.wikipedia.org/>, an endeavour to build a fully-fledged multilingual encyclopaedia in an entirely open manner, to ask for permission to use your copyrighted material.
Your organisation has on its website content which would undoubtedly enhance communication with our target audience; in order to do so, I should like to ask for your authorisation to use such content, namely the photograph located at - http://behindwoods.com/new-images/photo-galleries-q1-09/tamil-photo-gallery/vaishali-audio-launch/vaishali-audio-launch-shankar-01.html, under the terms of Wikipedia's licence.
Wikipedia licenses all its content under the licence developed for purposes of free documentation by the Creative Commons, the text of which can be found at <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode>. It should be borne in mind that if you choose to allow Wikipedia to use the stated [photograph, illustration, etc], it will remain copyrighted to you; however, the said licence stipulates that third parties must be permitted to reuse the licensed work so long that they retain the licence of this work and any derivatives from it. Consequently, you may wish to consider carefully whether you are prepared to compromise some of your rights granted to you by copyright law by licensing your work as suggested.
That said, allow me to reiterate that your material will be used to the noble end of providing a free collection of knowledge for everyone; naturally enough, only if you agree. If that is the case, please copy the form at <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Declaration_of_consent_for_all_enquiries> into the e-mail by which you grant us permission to use your content, and make any necessary amendments before sending the e-mail to our email response team ("OTRS") at permissions-en@wikimedia.org
We shall greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
I look forward to your reply.
Yours Faithfully,
Pavan Jandhyala

Please do reply soon. Thank you. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 00:57, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Whether it is permission-en or permission-commons, it will still reach us - personally, at least, I always check both Commons and enwiki for the file when the email is sent to that address. --Mdann52talk to me! 12:48, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@Mdann52: That implies i can upload the file either here or at en wiki. But, how come i will know whether the mail from Behindwoods reached OTRS? Will i get a mail with the ticket number? Pavanjandhyala (talk) 14:46, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@Pavanjandhyala: at the moment, you won't get anything straight away, it'll take a few weeks before it is processed and you get a response (the wait appears to be around 5 weeks atm) --Mdann52talk to me! 17:35, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@Mdann52: That means, i will get a mail with the ticket link in April / May and then i should upload the file here at commons. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 01:59, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Please help to prove that I own the image rights[edit]

Hello, can anyone help me please, I am trying to prove that I own the rights to this image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grayson_Hoffman_with_his_wife_Jamie.jpg

It is listed on my website here: http://www.graysonhoffman.com/about-us/

I am ready to provide any documentation needed, please tell me what needs to be done.

Thanks!

@Odmitrieva5005: You need to send an e-mail according to the instructions at COM:CONSENT. Please read them carefully. The e-mail should come from an official contact address. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anon124 (talk • contribs) 21:34, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

jr_makupu.jpg[edit]

Hello there! Pictures jr_mapuku.jpg and veselin_penev.jpg have been deleted although I have send an email to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org declaring that the author of the files is OK with publishing them to wikimedia on March 10th 2015, which was within the deadline. What can be done so that these files be undeleted? Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Neyche (talk • contribs)

Image file of reptile has wrong name and taxon group[edit]

In OTRS I found a mail from a person who claims that a picture of a reptile does not belong to the taxon group it is named as.

https://ticket.wikimedia.org/otrs/index.pl?Action=AgentTicketZoom&TicketID=8248830#9783213

regarding this file: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amphisbaena.jpg

The person who sent the mail is the same as the one who made a delete request of the picture back in 2011: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Amphisbaena.jpg

Im now awaiting confirmation from reptile experts who should be able to provide an answer, but I'm not sure how to deal with the picture.

Id say that the indication that this picture is not an Amphisbaena at all, is rather large, and that we should remove links from the different articles to the picture. I already removed the link from the taxon article on Wikispecies. I'm not sure weather the file on Commons should be deleted or renamed, but its not good that the file has remained where it is, not renamed, in possible error for almost four years, after a deletion request?

How to deal with this?

Regarding the OTRS issue, I have answered politely and asked him to wait for confirmation. Dan Koehl (talk) 13:40, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Could you ask him why he believes that the ID is wrong? Natuur12 (talk) 18:46, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
He writes:
The animal in the photo is
> probably an Scolecophidian (thread snakes), which are totally different to
> amphisbaenians. Amphisabena caeca should look like this:
> http://www.kingsnake.com/westindian/amphisbaenacaeca3.JPG.
This has been preliminary confirmed from Wikispecies user and reptile specialist Faendalimas, and we await full confirmation from his collegues, who are specialized on Amphisabena. Dan Koehl (talk) 00:27, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Sounds convinsing. I'll replace the file cross wiki. I'm not an expert on reptiles but I know enough about them to tell that the mailer is probably correct ;). Natuur12 (talk) 13:10, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
To bad, there is no replcacement. Natuur12 (talk) 13:13, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes I checked with one of our students at MZUSP showing her the photo, she specialises in Amphisbaenids, I do not, she agreed it was not an Amphisbaenid but could not be sure what it is. So best option is the one you have gone for. Cheers, Faendalimas (talk) 14:48, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

During the latest correspondence, I had this messagem which gives a suggestion for a rename of this file, so we can go on and use it:

> I talked to my PhD thesis advisor, Dr. Richard Thomas at University of Puerto Rico, and showed the photo that was mistakenly labeled as Amphisbaena caeca. Dr. Thomas is specialist in Caribbean amphisbians and reptiles. He told me that the animal in the photograph is Typhlops platycephalus, indeed an scolecophidian as I stated in previous communications. Maybe you could assign that photograph to that article.

Dan Koehl (talk) 21:36, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Great :). I renamed the file and placed it in the articles about Typhlops platycephalus cross wiki. Natuur12 (talk) 14:35, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
I support that decision, it was a good choice, and thanks for putting the work into this and update cross-wiki. Ill take a look on Wikispecies as well. Dan Koehl (talk) 14:38, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

It seems we should change some details in the meta data for this picture, since it has been renamed, just to avoid any confusion? Dan Koehl (talk) 15:39, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

2014120810020067[edit]

The ticket appears to be limited to the two music PR photographs above. The Blake PNG appears a "web quality" crop which exists at larger resolutions and in different crops elsewhere on the internet, for example here. The Alesso image exists at higher resolution elsewhere, such as here. It is unclear why Def Jam would want to release lower resolution versions.

Presumably the production company Def Jam have made a claim of copyright on both photographs, however as we only have PNGs with no EXIF data, could they provide information about the photographer(s) to be credited and be asked if original files are available? -- (talk) 13:51, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

The copyright does appear to be held by the production company - I suspect it is because it is better from their point of view to give us a low resolution image, then they have the high resolution version to sell on (as it is basically impossible to increase the quality of the file). I've emailed them again noneless asking if they know. --Mdann52talk to me! 16:20, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

OTRS ticket[edit]

Can anyone help me with the OTRS for these two pics,

Thanks. Ssven2 (talk) 14:53, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

What kind of help? KR.Willy Weazley 15:15, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
FYI, I searched and could not find a relevant ticket in the permissions queues for these images. --UserB (talk) 03:37, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Fichiers Paul Zinsli : DrPaulZinsli1, DrPaulZinsli2, DrPaulZinsliPeint[edit]

Bonjour, suite à la demande de User:EugeneZelenko voici ma requête:

Les fichiers DrPaulZinsli1, DrPaulZinsli2, DrPaulZinsliPeint ont l'autorisation de Paul-Erich Zinsli pour être sous la licence Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0. Ce sont des photos de famille, P.E. Zinsli étant l'ayant-droit il a envoyé le mail d'autorisation le 23 mars 2015 à 23h01 (GMT) à permissions-commons-fr@wikimedia.org. Eugène Zelenko n'a apparemment pas vu ce mail et propose d'annuler les photos avant 7 jours (il ne reste plus maintenant que 5 jours). Vous pouvez voir la discussion ici sur .

Merci d'avance, --Amage9 (talk) 12:06, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

File:TORTA185.jpg[edit]

This has an OTRS ticket. On the file information page, it says that the Italian Wikipedia uploader is the author (of both the photograph and the cake I presume). Does the OTRS ticket explain how a different user managed to upload the file to English Wikipedia three months earlier, and does the fact that the file was there earlier somehow invalidate the OTRS ticket? --Stefan4 (talk) 20:29, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Info: The ticket is in Italian.    FDMS  4    21:31, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

@Stefan4: I don't speak Italian, but from reading it using Google translate, both licenses (for the images uploaded to :en and this image uploaded to :it originally) appear to be authentic in my judgment. (If you google the :it uploader's name, it's the name of a company, not a person's name.) --UserB (talk) 03:32, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

TicketID=8187117 ZURPICTURE[edit]

The source and author is given as "WEINSPEN" which appears unnecessarily cryptic. Could the name of the copyright holder please be given and the full OTRS ticket number added rather than the internal database link please? -- (talk) 12:33, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Info: The ticket is in Hebrew and its ID 2015031010021479.    FDMS  4    13:16, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your concern. I added more information to the file details. As I mentioned there, the OTRS release approval was received from the picture's owner, in response to a request sent to the uploader. The link is to the mail received from the owner. Should I add anything else? I added the link the way I always do... SMirC-dunno.svg Ldorfman (talk) 19:35, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

2015020610007709 М Ишмаметов[edit]

This photograph appears to be from a Russian "family archive" and though presumably taken over 60 years ago, this iPhone image is marked as "own work" with the date in the information template incorrect. Could the details please be confirmed, and the legal name of the copyright holder added rather than an anonymous uploader account? Thanks -- (talk) 12:36, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

@: The author value is correct according to the customer's eMail (standard template from a freemail address). @Mdann52: The customer hasn't received a response eMail yet.    FDMS  4    13:14, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, "GREGI" does not seem appropriate as a way of explaining who is the copyright holder or photographer for the family archive "Баишевых Урманче". It is far more likely that the uploader wants to release their old family photographs but is only the person doing the digital scanning, rather than the photographer. The OTRS correspondence can provide an explanation of project guidelines, but must take reasonable steps to verify the claim of copyright that we all rely on, and ensure that the attribution, dates and basic details on the uploaded photographs, is correctly stated.
Similar questions should be addressed for File:Ильдар Урманче, 1980г..jpg (EPSON scanner image, 2011). -- (talk) 12:48, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
@FDMS4: My internet connection is intermittent at the minure, I've replied asking for clarification on the dates. However, it does seem he is the heir to the works, so therefore the copyright holder, however I've asked if he knows the authors names (otherwise, "unknown" may have to do). --Mdann52talk to me! 15:54, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the follow-up. -- (talk) 16:14, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Permiso enviado el 22 de enero de 2015[edit]

Estimados Voluntarios, gusto de saludarles. Paso por aquí para solicitar su ayuda. Entiendo que habido algunos problemas con la verificación de permisos, y la verdad, es que no quiero ser una molestia para ustedes. Pues bien. Me he encontrado con esta planilla de verificación de autorización en este archivo. Se envió permiso por su autor el 22 de enero de 2015, 18:20 y hoy se ha vuelto a enviar. Espero ustedes me pueda ayudar con esta confirmación. La verdad no quiero ser una molestia para ustedes. Desde ya muchas gracias. Un saludo. Deucaleon (talk) 18:18, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Holaǃ el archivo finalmente fue borrado, alguien me puede ayudar por favor? Saludos.--Deucaleon (talk) 17:18, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Commons talk:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Алтаир1978[edit]

Any russian speaker can take a look in this DR and restore the files, if it´s correct? thanks Rodrigolopes (talk) 00:13, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Little help[edit]

I need some help from other users with the list of files uploaded by me on March 13(Ticket#2015031210026238). I handled myself with the copyright's holder, and he sent me the permission, but another OTRS member has pointed that the files are uploaded at Flickr (The original source) as "All rights reserved, so it could bring some confusion, on his opinion, so the holder's will have to change on by one the files licensing at commons. I asked him to do so last February, but I think his very busy. I'd like to know if I can ask for the deletion, cause I don't think he's going to this soon. Can a sysop help here deleting?Willy Weazley 04:16, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Dish-Stirling_Principle.png[edit]

Hello, I got permission to upload that file under CC licence from owner by email and forwarded that email to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org and permissions-en@wikimedia.org but I didn't get back any OTRS code or any response at all. Image is now deleted and probably other images from that mail will be deleted soon. What should I do? Interlooks (talk) 15:08, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

When did you send the email?Willy Weazley 16:57, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Quick review[edit]

Could someone with OTRS rights, review these uploads please? New user, earlier issues, please review! Thanks! Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:29, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz: Hey, I've had a look and nothing is coming up, either for username or file names. --Mdann52talk to me! 18:42, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Ellin Beltz (talk) 02:38, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz: Now the permissions are filed, but not processed under ticket:2015041310004525 and ticket:2015041510019846 (two identical emails). --Jarekt (talk) 12:23, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of File:Logo_First_Strike_1.2.png[edit]

That Image is made by us, Team First Strike and we have all Rights on this Image, please undo this deletion. --Moritz Gerber (talk) 11:58, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

@Moritz Gerber: Please follow the procedure described on COM:OTRS. (The Wikimedia Volunteer Response Team has not received any eMail from a @firststrike.mobi address.)    FDMS  4    00:33, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

File:Blanchard-Laville 2010.jpg[edit]

Hello, I met this problem when I upload a file on wikimedia Commons. As I explain, I am the owner of this photograph, but I downloades it in 2014 on Amazon's Website to improve the page of Claudine Blanchard-Laville, at her request. How could I be allowed to put it on Wikimedia Commons now ? I copy/paste the conversation here below. Thank you for your answer.--Pierrette13 (talk) 19:12, 9 April 2015 (UTC) File:Blanchard-Laville 2010.jpg "The image is here: http://www.amazon.fr/Claudine-Blanchard-Laville/e/B007T1N1PY I think the uploader must prove that he or she owns this photograph, or must obtain permission from the owner."

  • Claudine Blanchard-Laville - Hello, I took this picture in 2010 and I gave it to Amazon, at the request of Claudine Blanchard-Laville, in 2014, while helping her to improve her page on Amazon's website. I don't know how I can prove my rights on this picture. I put it on Wikimedia Commons in an attempt to have it available for everyone. Have a nice day --Pierrette13 (talk) 05:11, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Dear OTRS volunteers, please read the message I left on this user's discussion page. I gave a couple of suggestions but I asked the uploader to come here for expert help. The claim is that the uploader owns the picture but gave it to the subject to improve her Amazon page. Thanks. Dontreader (talk) 19:33, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Backlog[edit]

I know you all are as backed up on stuff as the rest of us admins here on Commons, but... we have sixteen days of images dating back to March 15, with over 100 images waiting OTRS approval in Category:Media missing permission, please take a look and see what if anything can be cleared! Thanking you in advance for your help in this regard. We get over 1/2 month behind in that category very rarely, so thank you also for keeping up with it 99.9% of the time!! Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 20:21, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

2014121810000328 Tony Ricca[edit]

Could the background of this ticket please be added to the image page? The image appears to be a screenshot taken from a TV screen, based on the line striations and visible glass reflection. If the claim of authorship is from a member of the family, it would have to be spelt out how this video screen capture is property of the family, rather than a broadcaster. Note that a Google search shows derivatives of the image exclusively in spam twitter feeds. It remains unclear how UserB has access to the OTRS ticket which pre-dates this image by several months.

I was alerted to this image from User:Faebot/Flickrstreams of concern. Note that the two images illustrating Tony Ricca appear to be doubtful for copyright and have been marked for review. -- (talk) 10:34, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

@: Message #3 in ticket Ticket#2014121810000328 seems to be saying that this video was from the grantor's private recording, not from a TV broadcast. That was the basis under which I accepted it. If you believe that I am misinterpreting what they are saying or would prefer to ask a follow-up question to verify, please feel free to do so - I'm not territorial about such things. --UserB (talk) 18:11, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
If there is ambiguity, then the copyright ownership should be made unambiguous. Someone ought to check that out and as I do not have access to OTRS it cannot be me. I did not catch on to the fact you access OTRS under a different account name than the one you used to add the OTRS ticket to the image page. -- (talk) 21:52, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
@: Sometime this week, I assume, the obnoxious problem with my user name will be resolved when they move conflicting names out of the way and everyone uses their SUL username on every wiki. The current process is really annoying - I have to use one browser for Commons and one for Wikipedia because if I log in using my "B" account, it logs me out of Commons (since the B on Commons is someone else) and if I log in using my UserB account, then I lose my admin buttons on :en. So my solution is to use Firefox on :en and Chrome on Commons. Anyway, to answer the question about the ticket, yes, I completely agree with everything you said, and if another OTRS user would like to look at the ticket and see if they reach the same conclusion I did, I welcome the review. Random side note: both permissions-en and permissions-commons have unacceptably long backlogs. Have you considered volunteering to help with the permissions queues? --UserB (talk) 20:07, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
I was abruptly kicked out for still unexplained reasons, so I have little doubt that applying would just be a humiliating experience. -- (talk) 20:16, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't mean to step on toes, I try and steer clear of the drama. --UserB (talk) 22:30, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
@: Follow-up: http://www.tomricca.com/ has what looks like to be a broadcast video source for this image (click on the first circle icon). I have sent a follow-up message to the emailer seeking clarification, but I am no longer inclined to accept this without a really good explanation. --UserB (talk) 11:28, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for following up. Certainly wider searches show this primarily in spam type use and the Wikipedia article was using problematic images (more being recently added). If the family are involved, then they may benefit from being encouraged to scan and release original personal photographs where they can get a release from the photographer (or make a reasonable claim to be the inheritor).
Problematic related images without verified copyright claims include:
-- (talk) 11:42, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I noticed those as well and included those in my message to the emailer. --UserB (talk) 11:46, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@:, Commons:Deletion requests/File:Tony Ricca video screenshot.jpg --B (talk) 18:47, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Permition to use the image[edit]

Dear friends, In these days I completed writing a book about the “Flower of the Holy Land”. The book is a guide for Christian pilgrims, with botanical aspects of the plants, along with the religious context of Christian tradition, the New Testament and Jesus in Proverbs. During the collection of materials, I exposed to your website and found an appropriate image of "The Nazarene" by Antonio Sicurezza. I would be grateful if you allow me to use this image as the cover page of my book, of course while maintaining the credit and rights reserve for the artist, as required by law. Sincerely yours, Ami Tamir t.ami.avak@gmail.com 972-538289572

Shalom Ami,
I don't know how you got to this page, but issues of this kind may be forwarded to a local team dealing with them. You may send an Email in Hebrew to the address permissions-he@wikimedia.org and get the appropriate response. Good luck and good night, Ldorfman (talk) 21:10, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm guessing this is about File:Il Nazareno.jpg. If that's the case, there is no need to ask anyone for any permission. As is stated on the file description page, the author is dead, and his heirs have waived all copyright and released the image into the public domain. LX (talk, contribs) 16:36, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Anyone at permissions-commons-es?[edit]

Can anyone validate the authorization sent to OTRS regarding the uploads in here? Best regards --Discasto talk 19:49, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

The ticket number is 2015041410023342, but I don't speak Spanish so I can't help beyond that. I looked quickly at the uploader's talk page (which I can't read) without Google translate. The uploader gives [3] as his website and that website proclaims a CC-BY-SA-4.0 license. So, it isn't a question of validating that the uploader is the photographer, since even if the uploader were an imposter, the website has a CC-BY-SA-4.0 license for the images. There certainly needs to be some explanation (whether in the ticket or otherwise) as to the circumstances of, say, File:Maria Uriz y Alfredo Kraus, La Favorita.jpg, which is watermarked with what I guess is a theater name. Ditto for File:Maria Uriz y Placido Domingo en Adriana Lecouvreur.jpg. From what the uploader said on his talk page, is he actually the original photographer, or are these scans of photos he has collected? --UserB (talk) 21:37, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi UserB, isn't there any Spanish-speaking person in charge of the Spanish-speaking queue? I do know that the requirements for being a member of the OTRS team are rather demanding (I offered to help but it seems as if authorization checking for commons must be assessed according to what goes on outside commons (see meta:OTRS/Volunteering#Discasto). When it comes to the issue, Klaus Dolle is the photographer, as he's explained many times. He's also the husband of María Uriz and the pictures were made by him. The logotype was added afterwards in order to identify the pictures towards the fans (so that they could know where the promotional pictures were taken). The point has been discussed in Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests#Pictures_by_Klaus_Dolle. Is that enough? --Discasto talk 08:21, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
All of the queues take a little time to be processed. Nobody is going to imminently delete the photos on Commons. I realize it can be frustrating. If you would like to let Klaus Dolle know (in Spanish) that his message has been received, please do so. --UserB (talk) 11:34, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I've already talk to him (in fact he's really upset because most of his pictures were deleted -Yann restored them after our discussion in the the Undeletion Noticeboard-), but it seems as if not even with the standard procedure (the OTRS authorization) it's possible to have a smooth experience. Mr. Dolle's pictures are extremely valuable (given the restrictive IPR laws in Spain) and after so many deletions, discussions and the like I'm still wondering how he's still willing to contribute. With regard to time response, it's up to you (in my particular case, and provided I've been an admin in commons for years -therefore I know well copyright regulations- and that I have the reviewer flag, I offered to help with the permissions-commons-es queue, to no avail). Best regards --Discasto talk 13:28, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@Discasto: Please note that there is at least a seven-day period for comment on OTRS volunteers before your application is approved or rejected, so that hasn't quite elapsed - unless you have received an email telling you that your application was rejected, the fact that you haven't had an official reply does not mean anything. I can certainly understand Mr. Dolle's frustration. Since the source website has the license on it, I don't see a reason that any license reviewer (you included) couldn't tag these images as having been "license review"ed if you are completely convinced that the claim of authorship is truthful. Since he has the statement of license on his website, there is no magical blessing with which an OTRS volunteer can endow these images that would make them any more okay to use than they already are. Eventually, a Spanish-speaking OTRS volunteer will look at them, but that can take time. My biggest concern is that it needs to be explained very clearly (an OTRS ticket, on the image description page, whatever) where any of the remotely questionable ones are from. For example, File:Venecia, vista diferente.jpg does not look like a photograph. Is it a painting or a drawing of some kind? If so, is he the original artist? If it is a photo and he used some sort of sepia filters to make it look like this, that's fine - it just needs to be clearly stated. The ones like File:1972-La Coruña (Recital para Francisco Franco).jpg that are clearly old scanned photos, it needs to be clearly stated (if it is not already) on the image description page that he is the photographer of the original photo. If someone is looking at this and has only the information on the image description page and the OTRS ticket, they need enough info that they can reach the same conclusion that the license is legitimate. --UserB (talk) 17:35, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@UserB: Why is {{own}} not enough? Klaus Dolle uploads pictures to commons and states Own work... so, authorship is clear, isn't it? --Discasto talk 20:14, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
@Discasto: (Please keep in mind that other people may have different opinions - I am only giving you my opinion.) There are (at least) two reasons that having more than {{own}} would be a good idea. (1) A lot of people incorrectly believe that if they see a creative work and scan it or take a picture of it that they own the copyright and can now license it. If you upload an image that doesn't look like something you created with a 21st century digital camera (complete with EXIF data), then it is a really good idea to clarify that you understand that just scanning someone else's work doesn't make you the copyright holder and that you are actually the photographer of the original photo. (2) Twenty years from now, Mr. Dolle may not be available to answer questions about the image and his website where someone can see that he is a professional photographer might not be accessible. So if some future deletionist Wikimedian looks at the image description page, you want that person to have enough information that they will conclude that the license is valid. Does that mean it's a requirement? I don't know, but it just seems like a good idea. --UserB (talk) 21:34, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Note his sentence in his talk page: "All [photos] are made by me or made for advertising (free of copyright) by the photographer or photographers in theaters where my wife has acted". It is not clear which photos are own and why promotional ones are copyright free. --V.Riullop (talk) 13:00, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

You're completely right, @Vriullop:. I hadn't read such a paragraph and I've asked Mr. Dolle a clarification. Best regards and thank you for your attention --Discasto talk 22:13, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

File:Paul Hermelin.PNG and File:Paul Hermelin New Image.jpg[edit]

Does the OTRS ticket for File:Paul Hermelin.PNG shed any light on why the authorship claims differ between these two versions of the same photo? Surely the photo wasn't taken by Sunil Nat and Vishal Wadkar. (In fact, I suspect it wasn't created by either of them.) According to Linkedin, Sunil Nat is a consultant at the Mumbai branch of Capgemini. Is there any compelling reason to believe that a company of Capgemini's size would use their their India-based consultants to take official profile portraits of their France-based CEO, rather than employing a professional staff photographer or hiring a professional third-party photographer? LX (talk, contribs) 19:25, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Paintings of Armand Cardona Torrandell[edit]

Please, could anyone confirm whether or not the OTRS ticket 2014012710005729 for File:Retrat imaginari de l'Esperanceta Trinquis.jpg does also match the uploads recently done (same uploader, same source & location) in Category:Armand Cardona Torrandell? See also File talk:Mort de l'Esperanceta Trinquis.jpg. --Achim (talk) 18:33, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Permission covers the 18 works exhibited at the library named after the painter. User has uploaded 19 and I asked for clarification about the 18 files specifically authorized. --V.Riullop (talk) 17:14, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Please, any sysop around can delete File:Cornudo Jubilar.JPG and restore File:Mort de l'Esperanceta Trinquis.jpg? This way I can finally close this ticket. --V.Riullop (talk) 16:41, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Photograph deletion[edit]

Hello: can anyone help me to upload this photograph? http://www.historiasdeflamenco.com/chana_wikimedia.jpg It's a personal and familiar photo taken many years ago. I don't know why it has been deleted from wikipedia. I have written an OTRS twice. Thanks for the advise, --La chana15 (talk) 18:19, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

@La chana15: Hi La chana15. Can you please tell us where it was previously uploaded to Wikipedia or to Commons? Or do you remember the name of the account used to upload it? Your user name - La chana15 (talk · contribs) - has never uploaded anything to Commons nor to the English Wikipedia. I tried searching and could not find a relevant email, but we really need more information to do a good search for the image. --B (talk) 20:27, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Thennappan photo[edit]

Moved here from Commons talk:OTRS LX (talk, contribs) 19:28, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Has any man named Thennappan mailed commons his consent to use his image? If yes, I can upload it. Kailash29792 (talk) 11:11, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

I don't see any emails that include "Thennappan". Maybe contact the copyright holder once again to send a permissions email? Bobamnertiopsis (talk) 19:35, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Bobamnertiopsis: Oopsees Face-smile.svg I checked the above-linked photograph again, and the watermark reads "Thenappan". Please check again. Kailash29792 (talk) 15:15, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Aha! It's ticket:2015042010003389 and it looks like FastLizard4 is handling it. They might be able to help you from here. Bobamnertiopsis (talk) 15:15, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Help with ticket[edit]

Can anyone help with this? I don't think he can affirm he is the copyright's holder.Willy Weazley 14:28, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Left a note for you on the ticket. The article the content is for was deleted at AFD so regardless of copyright, it is likely not useful for any Wikimedia project. --B (talk) 15:19, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

File:Lee Jordan Field in the snow.jpg[edit]

File:Lee Jordan Field in the snow.jpg an email was sent to OTRS, please restore the image. Thanks. Evrik (talk) 22:06, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

For anyone looking at this, the ticket number is 2013070110002511. The email that I assume User:Evrik is referring to is from 1/13/2015. I'm slightly confused by what I'm seeing here in this ticket and I would have handled it differently, but I think this is sufficient. --B (talk) 15:15, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Could you plea restore it ... Thanks! Evrik (talk) 18:03, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Please take a look at OTRS status of Files Uploaded by Steve Mattu[edit]

Hi, Can someone please take a look at the status of OTRS for Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by SteveMattu . Files were uploaded and OTRS was sent by the copyright owner, but it was a bit late so the volunteers deleted the images. Please check the archive and let me know if there is something else that you will need. Thanks. Steve Mattu (talk) 19:15, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Can somebody please take a look at this. Steve Mattu (talk) 18:29, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Would appreciate clarification from OTRS people at deletion discussion (Bollywood Hungama)[edit]

I would appreciate clarification from someone involved with OTRS at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Gauri Pradhan Tejwani- Disney Princess Academy.jpg and Commons:Deletion requests/File:HitenTejwaniGauriPradhan.jpg. They're basically the same point but different images. I'm basically asking:

  1. whether or not we have really obtained individual OTRS permission for use of specific those images, as seems to be claimed; and
  2. if not, because the point is that OTRS is satisfied by the overarching BollywoodHungama release, then how have reviewing volunteers ascertained that images meet the release requirements when there seems to be no evidence on the linked source web pages to support that assertion

Sorry for being a pain but this is an issue that has irked me for ages. - Sitush (talk) 04:25, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I think we already have had this discussion. IIRC, the conclusion was that all pictures on their website which are made in India are OK, except movie stills, posters, etc., which are not made by Bollywood Hungama. Bollywood Hungama does not organise parties or events, it only sends photographers to parties or events organised by others. The permission is for all pictures taken by its photographers. My 2 Rs. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:55, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

How much time it takes for a confirmation of OTRS ticket validation?[edit]

Hello. I sent an email to the team of Behindwoods.com requesting permission for using this content on Wikipedia page of actor Allu Arjun after i observed a similar grant of permission by the website for this file. I've sent the mail on 23 March and its 23 April today. Can i know almost when i can get an email confirming the validated OTRS ticket link? Or, can any OTRS volunteer confirm the fact whether the ticket on this file, just like Bollywood Hungama, is valid for all images of the film related / other celebrity related events available in their website or just limited to that particular file? Please do respond. Pavanjandhyala (talk) 16:56, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

I can't find any open ticket about Behindwoods.com. Would you know the ticket number? Regards, Yann (talk) 18:15, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
@Yann: For this file, it was #2013081810003844. I've sent an email for using this content and want to upload it after the OTRS ticket link is sent to my email. Can you please verify whether #2013081810003844 applies only for that particular file or for all images of the film related / other celebrity related events available in Behindwoods.com just like "Parties & Events" in Bollywood Hungama? Pavanjandhyala (talk) 05:51, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Please check[edit]

File:Broken Horses Poster.jpg waiting--Motopark (talk) 15:58, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Nothing as yet. Green Giant (talk) 18:44, 24 April 2015 (UTC)