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This has a note on the talk page from 2010: "There is an OTRS request running for this picture: see ticketnumber 2010081110007073", no further updates after that. Was there any permission issue with this image? January (talk) 17:21, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Ticket:2010081110007073 is there but it does need a German speaker. - Rjd0060 (talk) 00:12, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Permission has been requested from copyright holder by uploader but never been received, so no permission. Asked uploader again to take care. --Krd 19:17, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Krd 19:17, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

ticket 2009062810038434

Could somebody please check, whether the above linked ticket is correct for File:Serguey zagraevsky wall.jpg. --Túrelio (talk) 20:23, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

The ticket has valid permission and clearly mentions the image MorganKevinJ(talk) 23:21, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 06:24, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Krd 19:12, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Kim Massie, November 5, 2010 in San Francisco.jpg

Could you check this file? It has both {{PermissionOTRS}} and {{no permission since}}, which looks strange. --Stefan4 (talk) 00:54, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

That was my mistake. My script doesn't automatically remove the pending tag, and I forgot to do it when I added the other one. Ticket:2012040710007834. Thanks for the note! - Rjd0060 (talk) 01:02, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Krd 17:48, 18 April 2012 (UTC)


Hey, I sent a permission from the author to use many images since February 25.

Until now, I haven't had a reply. The ticket number is 2012022410006566.

Can someone please check this out. Thanks. J10452M (talk) 10:12, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

The ticket is still open, please be patient. --Krd 09:51, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

:I'll be handling this shortly. Sorry for the delay; we're quite backlogged. Rjd0060 (talk) 01:57, 13 April 2012 (UTC) Sorry, I've gotten busy with other things and I cannot get in to OTRS at the moment. Rjd0060 (talk) 04:58, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Can someone please check the ticket ?? J10452M (talk) 6:33, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: →Nagy 12:50, 20 April 2012 (UTC)


Does the current OTRS satisfy the move of this file from en.wikipedia to Commons? (The original upload to en was marked with Do not move to commons) Question also posed on file's Discussion page. Edit: The ticket is #2010112410014098 Halberwm (talk)

Looks satisfactory to me. →Nagy 12:52, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
Looks good to me, too. --Krd 06:38, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
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ticket 2012033010008827

As I was told per email that the above mentioned ticket covers als current uploads of Annette Salewski (talk · contribs), I have tentatively tagged File:Marilyn Monroe I.jpg, File:Marilyn Monroe II.jpg and File:New York Impression.jpg with this ticket. Could an OTRS volunteer please check — and hopefully confirm — the permission. As I was also told, the paintings in the photos are by artist Silvia Klippert (main copyright), whereas the photos of them by John Klippert. --Túrelio (talk) 18:47, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

The ticket above does not appear to cover the two files mentioned, I was able to find information only on File:Silvia Klippert.jpg, File:Mick Jaegger.jpg, and File:Düsseldorf-Art I.jpg. It may be helpful if you could ask the author to provide another statement of permission including every single file name and an explicit license. Thank you, →Nagy 19:27, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I've asked the uploader to do so and changed my own ticketing to the hold-version. --Túrelio (talk) 20:06, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: →Nagy 20:51, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Cat tapping.gif

I've seen this cat all over the internet, TinEye has over than 700 hits, etc. It's readily believable that the user created the animation, but I am not sure if he/she created the original photo. Could somebody double-check this ticket? --Trycatch (talk) 07:58, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

✓ Deleted The permission email was sent from an adress within a web design company but there is no clear connection between the image and the company. MorganKevinJ(talk) 23:57, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --MorganKevinJ(talk) 00:07, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Image Mara.jpg

"File:Image Mara.jpg", which was uploaded in October 2008, has the words "OTRS pending" on the file description page. Is there actually any ticket relating to this file? If not, please delete it. — Cheers, JackLee talk 08:02, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

No matching ticket found, marking as copyvio. --Krd 08:21, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. — Cheers, JackLee talk 15:44, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Krd 08:21, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Bile bear.jpg

Can someone please have a look how the image should be attributed. Thanks in advance. --Pilettes (talk) 08:58, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

OTRS permission sender is "Asian Animal Protection Network". --Krd 10:26, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Okay, than I will add it that way. Thank you --Pilettes (talk) 10:59, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Krd 11:06, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

TicketNumber=2012031010004065, File:Angélique_Bègue_Odalisque.jpg

Thank you for telling me if something's missing to get your approval for the permission of the artist who sent you an email. --Cquoi 19:25, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Your permission has been handled. Thank you, →Nagy 20:36, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
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Thank you Nagy Cquoi 06:09, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Council of Europe Palais de l'Europe aerial view.JPG

Does the OTRS permission for this specifically give permission for the reproduction of the building (No COM:FOP in France)? Bulwersator (talk) 18:11, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Copyright holder contacted to get confirmation. --Krd 18:09, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
From archive Bulwersator (talk) 09:43, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
Stop archivebot (Bulwersator (talk) 10:13, 11 April 2012 (UTC)): Bulwersator (talk) 09:43, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
No, the email does not specifically mention the building or anything that might relate to FOP. Might qualify for deletion in this case. - Rjd0060 (talk) 01:06, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
There has been no answer to the email from 27 March 2012, so there is no new information. If there is anything that had not been discussed in Commons:Deletion requests/File:Council of Europe Palais de l'Europe aerial view.JPG, please go ahead and open a new deletion request. --Krd 17:59, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
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File:Indrani Haldar.jpg

Is this image covered by ticket #2008030310010794 ? Is there some OTRS-tag with that licence? Thanks for helping. --High Contrast (talk) 07:13, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

To my reading the image is covered by the ticket as specified. --Krd 18:02, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
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Hey, the permission that I sent about many images was accepted (the ticket is 2012022410006566), but it also said that I have to get a permission form the publisher or the photos will be deleted again.

The book from which I took the images is self-published. The author is also the publisher.

I got permission from the author, so shouldn't that be enough ? Shouldn't the images be safe from any deletion and shouldn't the warning message on the images information be cleared?

Please reply. Thanks. J10452M (talk) 19:58, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Note: This question has also been answered on User talk:Nagy#Photos/Publisher. →Nagy 17:56, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Rjd0060 (talk) 23:54, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Haven't recieved a ticket number?

Good evening,

I sent an e-mail on March 9, 2012 and again on April 10, 2012 to use a photo file name "Avian Diversity -2010 12 09 Bayou Savauge LA.jpg" and I have never heard back. I'm presenting this wiki project tomorrow as my capstone project for graduation. I have received written permission to use the photo and I have forwarded that e-mail along with the photo. Any luck on getting an answer or at least a ticket number? Thanks for your time Smorris80 (talk) 02:57, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

I cannot find an email regarding this file (File:Avian_Diversity_-2010_12_09_Bayou_Savauge_LA.jpg) in the system, resending might help. To what email address did you send it first? What time was it? →Nagy 12:44, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
What was the subject line of the message? MorganKevinJ(talk) 03:48, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The ticket number is 2012030910014959. In the email a specific license was not given. If you are not certain what license to use I suggest the creative commons Share alike attribution version 3.0. This license allow others to use the work given that the attribute it to the original author and release any derivative works under the same license. Try to get written permission in the format given here. MorganKevinJ(talk) 03:57, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
✓ Image restored and tagged MorganKevinJ(talk) 16:46, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
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Series of German commercial property photos

I have had a follow-up complaint from a hotel owner about the delay that action is taking on the images listed at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Burgellern 127.jpg. His email is at OTRS ticket 2012040510003396. To be fair, his original request was almost 3 weeks ago and there are some privacy issues so I am sure it must be frustrating. Thanks in advance for anyone who can take action to delete. Cheers -- (talk) 11:46, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

If I'm not mistaken the ticket has been handeled correctly, and the missing link is the closure of the deletion request, which is out of scope of this page. Right? --Krd 13:53, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
You can say that, though raising it here was sufficient to ensure they were dealt with without going to COM:AN. Thanks -- (talk) 16:27, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
Ok. :) --Krd 17:12, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
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File:Mehmed Spaho.jpg

There is possible copyright problem with this picture. Picture is scanned from croatian book published in 1989 (written in summary)?--Rjecina2 (talk) 11:40, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Since we're dealing with OTRS requests here the only thing I can tell is that there is no information on this file in the OTRS. You may wish to consult the uploader or COM:VPC to solve this. Thanks, →Nagy 12:55, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Krd 07:51, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Megitza at Copernicus Theater.jpg

It clearly states that her email is the one I forwarded at [1]. I am asking for the OTRS to be edited to accepted. Reviewer: Edo de Roo. Ticket is at ticket:2012042910005929. --Tomtomn00 (talk) 20:11, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Where did you forward the copy of the message you mention in the ticket above? I cannot locate it since your last mail does not have an attachment. Thanks, →Nagy 20:42, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Sent to commons permissions again. It may say it's from M. Barbariaz, if it does - oh well. --Tomtomn00 (talk) 21:23, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Appears to be solved. →Nagy 14:20, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Krd 07:53, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

I received a reply stating that the URL of the image I provided can't be accepted because it's on Facebook

Never mind. I got a very kind letter with helpful information from an OTRS volunteer. I'm still learning how to find my way here on Commons, and I have made mistakes, but I hope to do better. Thanks. Dontreader (talk) 22:55, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: ? --Krd 07:55, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Permission for files

Can someone please check if the permission for these files have arrived??

  1. Deeper&DeeperGirlieShowunderGround1
  2. EroticaGirlieShowUnderGround
  3. ExpressYourselfGirlieShowunderGround
  4. ExpressYourselfGirlieShowunderGround2
  5. HolidayUnderGround
  6. ImGoingBananasUnderGround
  7. InThisLifeunderGround
  8. LaIslaBonitaUnderGround
  9. LikeAVirginUnderGround
  10. LikeAVirginUnderGround2
  11. RainUnderGround
  12. VogueUnderGround
  13. VogueUnderGround2

--Queen Rapsheeba (talk) 17:22, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

✓ All received. My apologies; it was a mistake from a colleague OTRS volunteer who only tagged the last file mentioned in the mails (ticket:2012042810002817) and therefore he forgot the other 13. I tagged the remaining ones and it's now all resolved. Kind regards, Trijnsteltalk 10:51, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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Could somebody please check whether that ticket is valid for this image File:2007 Alpine Skiing.jpg of a Canadian coin, which usually is considered to be copyrighted (Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Coins of Canada). To be valid the permission would likely need to come from the Royal Canadian Mint or a similar official body. --Túrelio (talk) 15:41, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

This email has been sent from a private email address, deletion appears to be justified. →Nagy 19:52, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 20:10, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Krd 07:05, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Request for information from OTRS ticket

Regarding this image: File:Mitt Romney.jpg, does the OTRS ticket give any information about when and where it was taken? The image is heavily used, but there is very little information about it. Thanks. Jonathan Schilling (talk) 23:03, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Bleh. The OTRS tag was added by Rockyobody (talk · contribs) who doesn't appear to be an OTRS volunteer. That was back before there were abuse filters that looked for those kinds of edits. I will look through the system to see if there was a ticket for this, but I'm willing to bet there isn't one. Killiondude (talk) 23:11, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
Well, I found ticket:2008122110009951. A user contacted the Mitt Romney media team in 2008 and attempted to get a photo for the Wikipedia article. They gave him a photo allowed for non-commercial usage only and the user forwarded this to OTRS (without mentioning s/he had already uploaded it). OTRS replied and said non-commercial is a no-go. Seems the user kept the photo up and made it look like it was a legitimate OTRS-processed image. I'll delete File:Mitt Romney.jpg, File:Mitt Romney (flipped image).jpg, and File:Romney and Santorum.jpg as being (or containing in the case of the file with the two photos) non-free material. Killiondude (talk) 23:21, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
OK, thanks very much for pursuing this. I'm not surprised, it seemed a little dodgy. Jonathan Schilling (talk) 23:27, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Trijnsteltalk 18:20, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

como el boleto #2012051410009353


Confirmo que utilizaré la fotografía Horus, fuera de wikipedia commons.

Necesito me quiten el borrado de la fotografía.


Katherin Escovar

Ezarate validated the ticket. Superzerocool (talk) 13:25, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
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ticket:2012051410009353, 14/05/2012


Confirmo que utilizaré la fotografía Horus, fuera de wikipedia commons.

Necesito me quiten el borrado de la fotografía.


Katherin Escovar

--Katherin Escovar (talk) 20:39, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Ezarate validated the ticket. Superzerocool (talk) 13:25, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Masonic Temple Meridian, Mississippi.png

What's the license for this image? It has an OTRS template for ticket 2010071210046496, but it has no license template at all and never has had one. Nyttend (talk) 21:09, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: --Krd 07:04, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Erel Margalit Phonto.jpg

This was uploaded in May 2011 with "OTRS pending" noted in the permission field, although not using the template. Was permission ever received? January (talk) 18:06, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

There are some tickets matching "Margalit" - hebrew speaker required. --Krd 19:20, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
I contacted Matanya on his user talk page, see here. He speaks Hebrew and has access to the permissions queues. Trijnsteltalk 18:29, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
Matanya couldn't find any permission on OTRS and he added a {{No permission since}} template. If we won't receive the permission via email - the image will be soon deleted. Hope this helps and I think we've done what we can. Kind regards, Trijnsteltalk 19:40, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:De Chirico (Lobanov-Rostovsky coll.).JPG

The permission seems to be "e-mail from prince N.D. Lobanov-Rostovsky, owner of the painting". This is irrelevant. What about the painter's heirs? He died in 1978. Is this OTRS ticket permission really correct? The file doesn't even have a license!!! --AndreasPraefcke (talk) 16:20, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

The ticket is in Russian language, but the license appears to be CC-by-sa 3.0. Assistance required. →Nagy 18:02, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
OTRS tag had been added by the uploader himself and (up to machine translation) the tickets seems to be incomplete. Tagged as no-license, so resolved for the scope of this page. --Krd 21:11, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
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File:Drina'-1 Tapai.jpg

The permission for File:Drina'-1 Tapai.jpg was uploaded as a separate file File:Drina1-Tapai license2.jpg and File:Drina permission1.jpg. As per OTRS TT # 2012030110014722, the original copyright holder does not have internet access. Is this written permission enough considering the fact that the author meant public domain even though he did not use the same words. --Sreejith K (talk) 06:09, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

I've uploaded the permission scans to the OTRS. Personally I'd prefer to have another letter by the author explicitly stating the license he wishes to release his work under. →Nagy 16:00, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
✓ Done I went ahead and closed this. While it was a borderline case, I think the proof submitted was sufficient. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 16:11, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
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Can someone check copyright status of File:Zamkowy1-13front.jpg --Jarekt (talk) 14:12, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 15:25, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Mahek chahal super fight league event.jpg

Could someone please take a look at the file File:Mahek chahal super fight league event.jpg? The OTRS ticket mentioned (ticket:2008030310010794) is quite old and doesn't look like to be licensing this image. Besides that they're having the template {{Cc-by-3.0-BollywoodHungama}} on it and I don't know what was arranged here. Help? Trijnsteltalk 23:16, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello, Trijnstel. The OTRS ticket license every image taken by Bollywood Hungama own exclusive photographer. That template is used on these cases. Please, take a look at Category:Unreviewed files from Bollywood Hungama. Ralgis 06:12, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Trijnsteltalk 22:20, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Jodelle Ferland

I was wondering how to get permission with OTRS with this image of a popular teen actress. I have not uploaded the picture, since I am afraid it may get deleted too quickly. I do not know how to add an OTRS ticket. --Tinton5 (talk) 23:20, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello, Tinton5. You can follow the procedure on Commons:OTRS#If you are not the copyright holder. Ralgis 06:05, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
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Requesting a ticket from OTRS to use Visual_Collaborative.jpg on english wikipedia page

Hello, An e-mail from the the author of Visual_Collaborative.jpg was sent to Can you please review the Declaration of consent request.

Thank You. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mnanonymous (talk • contribs) 23:35, 24 May 2012‎ (UTC)

I informed the people of the English Wikipedia on en:Wikipedia:OTRS noticeboard, see here. They can handle this better I think. Trijnsteltalk 22:18, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
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File:Мысовский лицо.jpg

Please, update status or delete this copyvio. --Rambalac (talk) 22:00, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

The permission provided in the ticket was insufficient, however the file is up for regular deletion on 2 May 2012. Thanks, →Nagy 22:08, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
What's that about deletion on 2 May? Killiondude (talk) 08:11, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Still nothing changed. --Rambalac (talk) 04:36, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Began deletion. --Rambalac (talk) 13:42, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

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Requesting review of logo, newspaper covers

File:ShemspeedLogo.jpg (ticket), File:250 Front Page.jpg (ticket), and File:Jewish Star Calgary19800822 front page.jpg (ticket) were all uploaded under CC BY 3.0 licenses but would appear to all be files that should be only used under non-free fair use licenses. The last one in particular says in the file description "The scan was done by the editor of the paper, Douglas Wertheimer. He would like the same licensing as for other newspapers on Wikipedia, such as the New York Sun." Gobonobo (talk) 21:21, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

All three tickets appear to be valid to me and explicitly mention cc-by-sa-3.0. --Krd 21:26, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
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Jiří Stivín

Dobrý den, rád bych použil fotografii Jiřího Stivína v mé absolventské práci děkuji. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 11:46, 23 May 2012‎ (UTC)

See COM:REUSE. --Krd 17:18, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
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Please record receipt and acceptance in the Commons of Permission of photo of Bruce Clark on April 18, 1997 cover of Terminal City magazine.for use in the

Photo of Bruce Clark on April 18, 1997 cover of Terminal City magazine T: User:January The copyright owner of the cover and the photo on the cover has dispatched his permission in accordance with your stipulation regarding free use, but the photo is not released into the article and the Permissions secretariate does not respond when I ask what's happening. Can you help? I do not want it deleted and time must nearly be up. Thank you.--Evarose3 (talk) 07:52, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

I added {{OTRS pending}} to the file, which usually allows about four weeks for permission to be received. If you don't hear anything soon, it may be worth following up at Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard where a member of the OTRS team can check if the e-mail has been received. January (talk) 08:43, 24 May 2012 (UTC)--Evarose3 (talk) 14:10, 25 May 2012 (UTC)
POST SCRIPT TO OTRS Team: This is what the permission sent in to permissions by email on May 22, 2012 said: I hereby affirm that: I, Darren Atwater am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the attached photograph of the April 18, 1997 cover Vancouverís Terminal City magazine featuring Bruce Allan Clark and also the photograph reproduced there of Clark himself.

I agree to publish that work under the free license ìCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 (unported) and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back cover texts).

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

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

I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me.

I am aware that the free license only concerns copyright, and I reserve the option to take action against anyone who uses this work in a libelous way, or in violation of personality rights, trademark restrictions, etc.

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

I hereby certify I am the copyright-holder of the aforesaid magazine cover and photograph on it of Bruce Clark and I authorize its uploading to Wikimedia Commons.

Darren Atwater tc197.png 143K View Share Download --Evarose3 (talk) 14:17, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

S.O.S. Here dear Notice Board!: The copyright holder have waived the copyright by the above Permission. What is stopping the photo from being released into Commons and the submission? Soon?--Evarose3 (talk) 19:25, 26 May 2012 (UTC)--Evarose3 (talk) 19:26, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

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Is it possible to verify "Copy of e-mail forwarded to on 21 August 2007" claim? Bulwersator (talk) 11:56, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

I've found ticket #2007082110012205 at which he gives permission for Image:ManisaAglayanKayaWeepingStoneTurkey.jpg, Image:Niobe1MountSpilManisaTurkey.jpg and Image:Niobe2MountSypilusManisaTurkey.jpg though the permission is not valid. I'm afraid that "permission to use on Wikipedia" is not adequate enough. He later send more emails to the permissions queue (54 in total), so it's possible the permission was provided later. I don't have the time for it to check it now. Regards, Trijnsteltalk 20:08, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Ticket:2007112910016753 appears to cover File:ManisaAglayanKayaWeepingStoneTurkey.jpg, but I have not found anything on the other two files. I'm afraid a Turkish speaker would do better here. →Nagy 20:14, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
The license information is correct in Turkish, in English, but for the permission to e-mail is not authorized ( etc.). I think it doubtful. --taysin (message) 08:31, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
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Artist Dvora Bochman #2012050510005436

1) Would someone please confirm ticket #2012050510005436 for works by artist Dvora Bochman? File:A painting of bird portrait in profile.jpg, File:A painting of eagle portrait.jpg, File:Two paper mache mask with feet grey background.JPG, File:Spiky paper mache mask with feet, front view with grey background.JPG, File:Paper mache mask with feet, front view with red background.JPG, File:Grey man.png
2) If so, could the terms of that ticket be applied to the following other images by the same uploader and same artist?File:Paper mache mask with feet with grey background.JPG, File:Painting of wild goat with substantial jewel.jpg, File:Paper mache masks side view.JPG, File:Paper mache mask laying.JPG--GrapedApe (talk) 12:23, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
  • The ticket provides authorization for all works uploaded by the same user for cc-by-sa-3.0 unported and GFDL (version unspecified). Without going too much into details I have personal reservations about the legality of the release pending further information. However, the files should be considered good to go while we work things up on our end. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 02:22, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
  • The permission is now confirmed. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 14:39, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
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File:Lawrence Taylor of While She Sleeps.jpg

After uploading this image which is originally from Flickr, FlickreviewR quite rightly declared it a failed license match because the file is All Rights Reserved on the original Flickr page. I contacted the photographer prior to uploading the image and got full expressed permission from him to issue the image under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. I forwarded these messages to the OTRS email. I'm just a bit worried that the image may be deleted because of the Flickr review. Is it possible for an OTRS volunteer to check the email I sent and confirm the agreed license? Thank you. Rezter (talk) 12:16, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

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May I please use the picture of the Nilgai?

I would like to use this picture for a post on cowbird, a story I wrote about a blue bull:

May I please have permission?

Thank you,

Emily (emilyalp at gmail dot com) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 01:27, 12 June 2012‎ (UTC)

  • It is licensed as public domain, so yes.--GrapedApe (talk) 02:58, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
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I'd just like a copy of the CTBTO's permission (or recognition) of CC-BY-2.0 license and that it can be used.


12 June 2012 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 12:50, 12 June 2012‎ (UTC)

Hello. Permission declarations are not be published or forwarded. Please contact CTBTO directly if neccessary. --Krd 16:23, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
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Request for an OTRS reveiwer

To an OTRS reviewer,

A user has requested that an OTRS reveiwer take a look at this picture: Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Steinway & Sons upright piano, model K-52 (mahogany finish), manufactured at Steinway's factory in New York City.jpg. See the comment below the picture. --Hereiamfriends (talk) 15:14, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done -- (talk) 15:46, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
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Evan Seinfeld images

I uploaded a pair of images that have been sent to me by Evan Seinfeld (as File:Evan Seinfeld 1.jpeg and File:Evan Seinfeld 2.jpeg) and punted the email, with the permission statement to OTRS back on March 20/12. I see the photos in question have just been deleted by Fastily as "no permission". Can someone check to see if that email is still sitting in the permission queue awaiting processing, or do I need to resend the email?? Tabercil (talk) 17:19, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

I don't have anything in the terms of permission emails in OTRS right now on those photos. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 18:39, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I just resent it. Tabercil (talk) 21:15, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Do me a favor and email me at Special:EmailUser/Zscout370 so we can find these emails since I checked again and nothing. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 21:28, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Email sent already to you... Tabercil (talk) 18:11, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
I got it but was in the process of moving; going to look now. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 21:59, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Nothing in OTRS until I forwarded your email myself. I am not sure what happened, but I am going to poke around and ask other agents. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 22:58, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Dumb question: did I have the permissions email address right? It looked that way to me... Tabercil (talk) 23:02, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
You did have the email address correct. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 23:04, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
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I've asked the copyrightholder to send permissions directly to the OTRS, until OTRS is finished, what license should be used? Regards Leif Czerny (talk) 18:16, 3 June 2012 (UTC).

Is there anything i should do? I just want to know if the permission has been sent or if i should ask again. Please reply. Leif Czerny (talk) 20:07, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi Leif Czerny. There should be used the license the copyright holder releases the file at. As OTRS processing has not been completed, there is nothing more to do for the moment. Anyway, if I'm not mistaken there has no e-mail been received regarding this picture. --Krd 17:11, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Danke, dann schreibe ich ihn noch einmal an.Leif Czerny (talk) 15:04, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
I've contacted the copyrightholder, Michael Marsland of Yale Univ, again and asked him to sen in the OTRS form. In his initial email, he uspecifically allowed to "use" the picture as long as he's credited. I've put it under cc-by-3.0. Please let me know if that's not all right.Leif Czerny (talk)
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Can someone please confirm the permission for photographs by Vitaly Kuzmin from his websites, please? Greetings. --High Contrast (talk) 21:48, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

I found ticket # 2010082410009752 in English which only apples to:
And ticket # 2011080310011751 in Russian, a language that I do not understand.
-MorganKevinJ(talk) 21:13, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
Hello! Thanks for helping. Yes, there is a specific permission for some images. But newly, Vitaly placed all his files under a CC-by-sa licence (see here). Maybe this can be included to this OTRS-permission for the case when this homepgae might be down (for example) in a few years or so. --High Contrast (talk) 13:24, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Be sure to provide a link to that page in the permission field and tag the images with {{LicenseReview}} MorganKevinJ(talk) 04:06, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
My intention was to obviate this LicenseReview-big-job. That's why it would be much easier to have this template with its OTRS identification. --High Contrast (talk) 17:13, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
I created ticket 2012051810000701. It has a PDF of the page that you mentioned above. MorganKevinJ(talk) 03:35, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
Great! Thank you! I have added the ticket to the related template [2]. --High Contrast (talk) 14:46, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
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Need permission

please confirm the permission has arrived for file: DionisioCnadyPerfuemGirl the owner said he already sent the email.-- 19:50, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

The ticket belonging to this image is ticket:2012060710001274. I'll leave it up to others to decide. Trijnsteltalk 19:57, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
Ticket looks valid to me. --Krd 08:37, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
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Categorizing Images

Hey, how can I categorize an image ? What do I insert on the images' description page ?

Thanks. J10452M (talk) 10:27, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello J10452M. See User talk:J10452M#Tip: Categorizing images. --Krd 10:42, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
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File:Danilo Turk.jpg

This had a note added to it in 2008 to say that permission was confirmed through OTRS [3] but no ticket number, is it possible to locate the ticket? January (talk) 07:56, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

There is ticket:2007111110008269, although I'm not sure if it is sufficient. --Krd 18:58, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
Should this perhaps be tagged with {{OTRS received}}? January (talk) 13:40, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
Nominated for deletion to track the issue. --Krd 16:56, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
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The OTRS template on this file was added by the uploader, and it has no licence tag. Is ticket:2012031910008591 valid, if so which licence did it specify? January (talk) 20:21, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

The ticket looks like valid. He releases the image under {{PD-self}}, but as its written in Russian we could use a Russian speaking OTRS volunteer. Trijnsteltalk 21:39, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
I set the template. Анастасия Львоваru (ru-n, en-2) 08:52, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
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Need confirmed permissions for ticket #2008122010014437


We would like to use this photo in one of our slide shows:

We will credit you of course.

Thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

So, what is your exact question to the OTRS agents? --Krd 17:21, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
@Krd, I guess he is asking for a permission to use that picture., as long as you comply with the term in the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license, you don't have to ask for a special permission to re-use that picture. Also, for your information, the ticket is validated. -Mys 721tx (talk) 21:38, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Make sure you credit Jim Summaria, the photographer, not just Commons, to comply with the attribution requirement. --GrapedApe (talk) 04:05, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
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File:Kodecyte FSL sunflower analogy.svg

Is it really correct that this is licensed under both version 1.0 and version 3.0 of CC-BY-SA? It looks like a strange combination. --Stefan4 (talk) 00:28, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

No, the OTRS email specified CC-by-sa-3.0 and GFDL. I've fixed the file to reflect owner's wishes. Huntster (t @ c) 08:47, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
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File:Paris Napoleon Hotel Outside building.jpg # 2010072910021614

It appears that this may have been uploaded by the hotel or an official representative. I am concerned because the building was constructed in the late 1920s (opened in 1929). With a 70 year pma copyright term, it seems possible that the building is still copyrighted, and France has no freedom of panorama. Is there anything in the OTRS ticket that indicates either that the building has lapsed into the public domain, or that the hotel is the underlying copyright holder (to the building design itself) and that they are releasing it as part of the CC-BY license? Thanks, cmadler (talk) 19:45, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

  • The ticket is valid. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 22:39, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
    • Following up, the sender of the ticket claims all rights to the intellectual property in the image. It is not specifically indicated whether this includes the hotel design, however the ticket appears valid. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 13:49, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
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File:Israel criticism not allowed by latuff2.jpg

Is ticket:2009011710020348 only valid for the small version (264 × 250 pixels) of this image? The original file (550 × 522 pixels) linked from the source is larger. An even larger file has been uploaded here: File:Israel-no-criticism-allowed.jpg (‎632 × 564 pixels). -- Common Good (talk) 18:13, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Ticket is partially in Portuguese, so .pt speaker needed. --Krd 18:37, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
No need, read the agent note at the end. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 20:59, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
Oops, how got that overlooked. Quote: "This ticket clarifies that all images from Carlos Latuff are copyright free and public domain.". --Krd 21:09, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone with the permissions/nl flag look up ticket:2012052010005532 for File:Hans Knoop Willem Bartelings John Flemer.JPG and say if it's sufficient? Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) 23:53, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi. In the system not appears specified this ticket. Please forward the permissions to the queue permissions-nl. Thanks --Ignacio Flag of Uruguay.svg (discusión) 02:10, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
Do you have access to permissions-nl? Magog the Ogre (talk) 02:13, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
I had not seen that. I have many queues languages ​​but I have not just that. I appeared in the system. Please any otrs with access to the queue, see permission?. --Ignacio Flag of Uruguay.svg (discusión) 02:23, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
The ticket was in info-nl, not in permissions-nl. There was a second file (this one). I fixed the permission + license which seemed to be okay. Trijnsteltalk 22:04, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
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Permissions for every media uploaded in the future


We received on the IRC channel #wikimedia-commons a question already asked on the following talk page to know if it's possible to send a blanket permission for every future upload: User talk:Tupacpromo#Tupac_Promo_is_a_nickname_which_covers_all_Sebkha-Chott.27s_members.

Could you give to Tupacpromo a link to a template they can use for this usage? --Dereckson (talk) 09:44, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

The related ticket is ticket:2012061810002887. An example template he could use to create his own one is {{Cc-by-3.0-BollywoodHungama}}. Trijnsteltalk 19:44, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
I have taken over the ticket. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 03:00, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
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I submitted a photo by email

I attached a photo to an email with the necessary permission, will I be notified when the photo becomes available for use? I need it for an article on en.WP. I sent it on 17/06/2012 but I never received any acknowlegement of the email so I don't have a "OTRS ticket number". The name of the photo is "Umbani at TFDC 2012.jpg". Thanks Dodger67 (talk) 07:09, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Ticket ist 2012061710007839. Please be patient. --Krd 18:33, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
I'm taking ownership of it. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 02:40, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
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Please tell me if can I upload this image in my Facebook — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 07:11, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Which image? --Philosopher Let us reason together. 19:42, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
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Various files uploaded by User:Leningradartist

See for example File:Getmanskaya-Irina-Kirgiz-boy-sk26bw.jpg. Loads of files uploaded with OTRS permission but it seems that no OTRS member has edited the file information pages (at least not in the mentioned case). Do the files have valid OTRS permission or not? --Stefan4 (talk) 22:14, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

The file you've linked here has valid permission. As for the rest, a ticket was submitted that covered specific websites ([4] and [5]), and if the images are from those websites, then they are okay for use. Otherwise, link them here and we can double check for you. Regards, MacMed (talk) 00:55, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
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Taken by a staff member

Is my work it took a year to get the catologe alone. I have all the photos from that shot... Do you have any. NO caused may work. That's very sad Taken by a staff member I had to get a release sent to you for 4 photo's today as someone messed with the names and copyrights. I will up load the new images as soon as you tell me what you want me to do. copyrights permission was sent by be for the publisher Mombray. This need to be corrected. Not very happy about this. Andy2159 20:15, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Whatever this is, it is discussed at Commons:Help_desk#staff_member_taking_credit_for_work_belonging_to_a_contributor. Please stay there. --Saibo (Δ) 01:23, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
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Permissions check for File:Jerzy Kamler 1944.jpg please

TICKET NUMBER #2012062310000468 COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN OR POLISH. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 12:29, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

  • As hard as it is to believe, the permissions for this were sent in by the original photographer, who is still alive. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 18:14, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
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Permissions by Sebarts for works by Dellert - are they reliable?

Apparently, correspondence with Sebarts (talk · contribs) is the basis for the OTRS tickets of the works by en:Thomas Dellert that he has uploaded. He claims to be Dellert's manager, but how likely is that when one reads this or this? That does not sound like a professional artists' agent. And we know that otrs can be extremely gullible. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 20:12, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

The permissions appear to be valid since they've all been sent from an official email address. In how far third-party rights are affected needs to be resolved in the deletion requests you have filed. Regards, →Nagy 21:34, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
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File:Verdon-Roe plaque.jpg

Would anyone care to help me with this image? The owner has already emailed me to say he's perfectly happy with it in the article. Many thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:11, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello Martinevans123. Please specify what kind of assistance you need. Thank you. --Krd 17:05, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
I am new to this process. Do I forward the owner's email on to someone here? to you? Or do I ask the owner to contact you directly? or vice versa? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:13, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
Please make the copyright holder contact as described in Commons:Email templates. Thank you. --Krd 17:16, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
Well I can't make him! But I will certainly ask. Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:04, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
He has now replied and I have forwarded on the reply to permissions. Martinevans123 (talk) 08:31, 10 June 2012 (UTC)::::
The photographer wasn't using any license. He doesn't know what a license is. He took a photo and put it on his website. That's it.Martinevans123 (talk) 21:27, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
Images without valid licenses cannot be hosted on Commons. Please visit en:WP:CONSENT for a standard release form and a link to a list of acceptable licenses. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 22:16, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
Have done as requested. The owner says "I’m afraid I can’t do what you want. I took the photo but I didn’t ask anybody if I could publish it or put it on my website." So you might as well delete it now. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:58, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
Hi Martinevans123. Thank you for reporting. I marked as the image as copyvio, so the issue is resolved for the scope of this page. --Krd 13:06, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
I don't think churches typically claim copyright of any images taken by third parties of their fixtures or fittings? I have always assumed such things were firmly in the public domain. So I think Tony is labouring under a misapprehension. But I'm not prepared to hassle him further. I'll go and delete it from the article myself. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:46, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
Maybe I misunderstood you, because it is still not definitely clear from the ticket who is the creator of the photograph. Anyway, I'd say the shown thing is a piece of artwork and the permission for the shown work is needed here, too, which seems to be not achievable. --Krd 13:59, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
As I have added above, My Blackman wrote: "I took the photo.." But because he has declined to add this to exactly the right copyright agreement template (because he thinks he should have asked permission from the church), you cannot accept that. I wonder, has Wikimedia ever been challenged over copyright by the craftsman who produced a memorial tablet, or by the church on the wall of which it is has been installed? Who would own that copyright - the Church of England? the vicar? the family of the deceased? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:16, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
Under a legal principle we here at Commons call freedom of panorama it is ok to take pictures of permanently placed artwork in some countries, including the UK. The photographer does not need permission from the Church for the photo, only a release of his own rights to the photograph. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 14:25, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
Good to know. But he doesn't know that. So he thinks they are not his rights to release. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:28, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
I know we've troubled you quite a lot already, but could you please show him section 62 of the copyright act? Or if you'd like I could shoot him an email, since I'm handling your OTRS ticket as well. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 14:35, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
I'm new to this process and I've done my best. Sorry, but I'm not prepared to bother Tony again and have told him so. If you think you can get from him what you need, by all means do so. You might be able to allay his own copyright concerns. Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:00, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
I've sent him an email. Thanks for being patient. Commons is really careful about copyrights. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 02:37, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Unsuccessful it seems. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:42, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
Unfortunately he has not responded, so the ticket has been closed as unsuccessful. Without a specific license grant, Commons cannot accept the file. Best of luck with your future uploads. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 13:23, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
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Improper closure of ticket

The relevant ticket number is ticket:2012060110000697. I sent a reply in email to the notice I recieved, but I am unsure if that email will actually make it into the system, so I am posting here as well. In my initial email to a contact of the copyright holder/creator (at the time I didn't know the actual holder's email, so I was writing to a mutual friend) I explained "In order to be used on Wikipedia we would need [the copyright holder]'s permission to use the photo under at least something like CC-BY-SA; that is, the photo can be used for any purpose as long as [the copyright holder] is always credited, and any derivative works also follow the same license. Of course a simple release into public domain would work too." The copyright holder replied to me and said "Scott, I would be pleased to release my photo under the conditions you describe." I sent the entire email exchange to OTRS so they would have the context of the copyright holder's remark; I interpreted "the conditions you describe" to refer to CC-BY-SA since that is what I was describing. I then received a boilerplate response from OTRS that appears to be what is sent out when someone licenses a work exclusively to Wikipedia.

Was my copyright holder's statement not sufficient a release for Commons purposes? Do I need him to actually type out the words "I release my photo under CC-BY-SA"? Or rather, as I suspect to be the case, did the OTRS volunteer simply not read the entire set of emails and instead just go for the easy closure using an irrelevant template? —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 04:33, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

  • As a second set of eyes, I can say I agree with the response you received in this case. "The conditions you describe" is not a sufficiently detailed cession of copyright. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 04:39, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
    • Why not? In context the only thing the words could have been in reference to was "CC-BY-SA" or "public domain", and the more restrictive license (in this case CC-BY-SA) was applied. —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 04:50, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

I have gotten a response from another OTRS volunteer via email that cites the ambiguity between CC-BY-SA and public domain is a problem. I have sent another email to the copyright holder seeking a clearer statement from him. —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 18:14, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Take a look at this page. That is the kind of specificity of release that we need. Regards, MacMed (talk) 12:28, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
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Prompt DR closures may be appropriate after OTRS check

The following 3 DRs were raised on the basis of questioning the OTRS ticket. As the ticket has been checked there seems no point in these DRs staying open and I would appreciate a quick closure as they relate to evidence in the user problems discussion for Pieter Kuiper:

  1. Commons:Deletion requests/File:Tdpe 0006 xs Thomas Dellert directed Rocky Horror show 1981-83.jpg
  2. Commons:Deletion requests/File:Thomas dellert - hins 0030 xs sil Two German Queens.jpg
  3. Commons:Deletion requests/File:Apon 0007 xs pho heaven - paradise lost - hell.jpg

Thanks -- (talk) 05:26, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

  • The tickets seem legitimate. I'd suggest redirecting your request to close the DRs to IRC or at COM:AN, however, for a quicker response. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 02:20, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
    • Thanks, I'll try waiving in IRC later today. -- (talk) 15:10, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
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Question on reusing an image?

I would like to reproduce this Mulready's painting of Ira Aldridge playing Othello for an academic book I have just completed. I am a university professor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 21:15, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Could you provide a link to the image in question please? Regards, MacMed (talk) 20:22, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
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Remove Photo shopped picture of actres

The picture posted for Pakistani actress Bushra Ansari( File:Bushra Ansari1.jpg) is photoshopped. It's been edited without permission,is offensive and needs to be removed. See original pictgure here:,r:0,s:0,i:75&tx=53&ty=42 and here for another angle: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 01:40, June 26, 2012‎ (UTC)

See Commons:Deletion requests/File:Bushra Ansari1.jpg MorganKevinJ(talk) 14:55, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
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File:Roxann Dawson.JPG

Question for those with access, File:Roxann Dawson.JPG is a reduced size crop of the original image. Does the ticket specify that this image be reduced in size? Also, is it possible to specify any conditions on the image description pages for OTRS images so that those without access don't have to wonder? ▫ JohnnyMrNinja (talk / en) 06:49, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

No restriction on size is mentioned. MorganKevinJ(talk) 14:34, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
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ticket:2008030310010794: Bollywood Hungama images query

Are images only from permitted OR are any images of parties or events like File:Ra.One audio launch.jpg allowed? --Redtigerxyz (talk) 17:55, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

  • The ticket is valid for images from the whole domain. This image appears to be validly licensed. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 17:59, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
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Queue check

Can someone do me a favour and do a quick check of the queue to see if an item I just sent to OTRS is there about the BBC Big Band? I know a couple of my earlier submissions have gone AWOL so I'm a bit paranoid about whether this one arrived... Tabercil (talk) 13:53, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done. Yep. Received, confirmed and {{PermissionOTRS}} template added. :) Trijnsteltalk 14:37, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
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Can someone check that ticket:2008100510027116 really allows upload of any photos from the site (eg. File:Pavel Pogrebnyak Euro 2012.jpg). Thanks —JeremyA (talk) 01:56, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Did you search the archives? See Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard/Archive 5#Enwiki image, Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard/Archive, Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard/Archive 15#.232008100510027116 and Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard/Archive 15#Multiple use of OTRS-ticket 2008100510027116. LX (talk, contribs) 16:48, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
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Boston Public Library postcards on Flickr

I posted a message asking about the copyright status of postcards uploaded by the Boston Public Library (BPL) for this set of images: Their reply is here:, which seems to indicate that the copyright was not renewed. How do I get an "official" confirmation so these images can be used on Commons and Wikipedia (some of them have been deleted, others are not yet tagged) ? Oaktree b (talk) 02:01, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Should an OTRS member ask them to upload/email proof of non-renewal of copyright, or am I amble to contact them? Oaktree b (talk) 02:09, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
You can email them asking for proof and then forward it to or just follow: COM:PERMISSION Antonorsi (talk) 04:24, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
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Could you check ticket #2011102410014052 and comment the issue on Commons:Deletion requests/File:PSN Party (Mexico).png? --Dereckson (talk) 14:00, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

I've commented there. Эlcobbola talk 14:25, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
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Permissions check for File:Ashton Eaton 2 Daegu 2011.jpg please

File:Ashton Eaton 2 Daegu 2011.jpg is tagged with OTRS ticket #2008082610013775, from 2008. The image was uploaded in 2011. Is the ticket a blanket permission for images uploaded by User:Selligpau? Or...? --Hammersoft (talk) 14:23, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

The ticket is written in dutch. MorganKevinJ(talk) 14:29, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
The ticket is applicable to photos taken by Erik van Leeuwen sourced from (The verbiage addressing works covered is "Ik fotografeer veel wedstrijden in opdracht van de Atletiekunie en heb op mijn site dan ook veel foto's van Nederlandse atleten staan. Het is prima als jullie er daarvan willen gebruiken voor wikipedia met bronvermelding.) Эlcobbola talk 14:33, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
The permission to use all images of his own website is confirmed by me (a native Dutch speaker). Trijnsteltalk 19:00, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
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A fan of this skater has had him send you an email. We don't know if the email will include the file name. If you get a strange email from a Canadian named Colin Ratushniak this is the file he is referring to. He may be abroad now so we don't know when he may get a chance. I just thought I would post here to save you some headaches.--Canoe1967 (talk) 19:15, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

No such e-mail received. --Krd 16:19, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
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I send a request to FIFA about: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Copa Mundial de la FIFA.png, Commons:Deletion requests/File:FIFA World Cup.jpg, Commons:Deletion requests/File:FIFA World Cup.tif, the response of FIFA is on ticket #2012070510006137. FIFA doesn't allow the commerical use of its trademarks and your cups. If anyone understand another thing, I'll keep the ticket open a few days more. --Ezarateesteban 14:21, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

  • Are you mistaking trademarks, which Commons doesn't care about, for copyright? -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 15:18, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
Resolved for the scope of this page. --Krd 16:17, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
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I acknowlege I am the copyright holder and give final permisson for use of this in public domain. RockCottone (talk) 16:02, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Meant: File:CHURCH OF BELIEF SCIENCE LOGO.JPG. --Krd 16:15, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
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New user that may not have the file name in the email. Just a heads up post in case you get a strange email from the BLP. I added the pending tag assuming good faith from the uploader. See the image talk page in commons. There is an issue about it on the en:wp article. I agree that the article image is far worse than this one.--Canoe1967 (talk) 01:22, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

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File:Stamp of the Teutonic Knights, 14th century.jpg

Hello. Permission has been sent today by the copyright holder, the Deutschordens-Zentralarchiv, to Wikimedia. Would anybody please be so kind to verify it and change the tag accordingly? Thanks Gun Powder Ma (talk) 08:49, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done -Antonorsi (talk) 16:57, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
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If it's possible could someone tell me what mail address sent the permissions for files:

  1. Sinner 4
  2. Siner 3
  3. DontGiveA

Cause I emailed Hans Schaft the owner of the website those pix are from and he confirmed my suspicions that he didn't sent the permission for those, files. The user who uploaded obviously commited a copyright violation.

--Queen Rapsheeba (talk) 16:04, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

  • OTRS does not reveal email addresses to the general public. Please forward the communications you've had to permissions-commons (at) and OTRS will evaluate the new claims against the existing information. EDIT: Someone has already deleted the files. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 20:34, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
Files are already deleted as copyvio, so resolved for the scope of this page. --Krd 20:38, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
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Images from

These images were transferred from en.wikipedia with OTRS ticket #2010122810010994. However, I'm under the impression that the tickets were still tagged as OTRS incomplete when User:Taketa made the transfers. Could these files' status be confirmed please? --Paul_012 (talk) 17:51, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

I have reopened the ticket in order to get a satisfactory confirmation from the copyright holder. The current permission indeed is not sufficient, though it has been accepted in 2010. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, →Nagy 21:04, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
We haven't gotten any further reply. The files have been deleted as we have not received sufficient permission. If permission is gained in the future, the files can be restored. Rjd0060 (talk) 06:45, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
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Eisenhower photo

I submitted a OTRS request on April 19 and April 23 and have not received a ticket. It was for the Eisenhower photo on Raleigh DeGeer Amyx's entry. Thanks. Jheditorials 14:48, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Note: this is about File:Eisenhower Painting.jpg, ticket:2012042310008848. Appears to be insufficient since we would need a statement of permission from Eisenhower's heirs. Maybe someone's more familiar with this? Thanks, →Nagy 17:50, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Could you please clarify how it is insufficient? The documentation supplied clearly demonstrates that Eisenhower transferred ownership of the painting and copyright to John Moaney, and that John Moaney then transferred ownership of the painting and copyright to Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. Eisenhower's heirs do not have a claim on the painting any longer. Please advise. Jheditorials 19:40, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
I cannot locate any information regarding copyright (especially in the three files attached), but I'd be thankful if you could point it out to me since I'm also interested in keeping this image. Regards, →Nagy 15:50, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
I've contacted Raleigh DeGeer Amyx's representative and they are getting more information and then will get back to me. Thank you for your patience. Jheditorials 18:07, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
Could the picture be used under the non-free content exception based on the policy of "no free equivalent" and fair use? [[6]] Jheditorials 15:15, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Yes, but you will have to upload it locally on the English Wikipedia. The image will only be usable there, and not on other language projects. Thanks, →Nagy 15:25, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
How do I upload it locally to the English Wikipedia? I'm not sure how to do that. Thanks! Jheditorials 22:39, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
You may upload them by following the instructions at this upload page. Thank you. Rjd0060 (talk) 06:45, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
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Hello, I would like to confirm permissions of the following image: The file said that it was documented in the OTRS system. The link to the ticket is and said that the permissions could be verified on this page. Thank you for your help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nsta1 (talk • contribs)

The ticket exists, and the image it's correctly licensed (according to the email). -Antonorsi (talk) 18:45, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mars One 2025 - Mars City made of SpaceX Dragon Capsules - self-sustaining colony.jpg

It has been claimed an OTRS permission has been sent for this file.

Could you check we received the permission and comment the DR? --Dereckson (talk) 16:07, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Nothing found, commented in the DR. --Krd 16:27, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
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I wish to make use of Seagull_in_flight_by_Jiyang_Chen.jpg

It will be used to illustrate a story on WanderingWilbo.Posterous.Com, and I will attribute Mr. Jiyang Chen and include his web page beneath the article.

I see this is not the appropriate place for filing such a request, but this page is not user friendly.

Well, you can use it, as long as you to stick to the license (CC-BY-SA 3.0), that means that:

You are free:

  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work

Under the following conditions:

  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Hope that I could clarify it. -Antonorsi (talk) 18:13, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

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Copyright removal from image without permission from legal owner.

This is my photograph. A rare bird and hard won.

I allowed Wikipedia to use it on the understanding that all copyrights were honored.

If you scroll down you will see that someone called Guoguo12 removed my copyright text and re-published my image. WHY! I am very unhappy about this as I have since found my image on another sight with copyright assigned to someone else.

M P Goodey

Hi Mr. Goodey, the user Guoguo12 simply removed the watermark. But the image is still clearly credited to you as the author. If other external re-users attribute this image to somebody else, they do this clearly in violation of the licensing on Commons. (Regrettably this happens every now and then with any kind of images.) As I am not an OTRS volunteer, I have to ask, did you originally licence this image under a CC-BY-SA license? If yes, you should know that this license allows to create derivatives, i.e. to change the image.
To make your authorship in this image still more clear to everybody, I have now added[7] your real name (as per your above signature) to the license template. You can see the result in the license box on the image page. --Túrelio (talk) 18:15, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
The image was released under "CC-BY-SA 2.0", according to the OTRS Ticket. Regards. -Antonorsi (talk) 01:34, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
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File:Maksimova Nastya.jpg

Can someone do me a favour and check the ticket that's been attached to this image? It was added to it by the uploader and not by an OTRS member, so I'm rather suspicious about whether it's valid... Tabercil (talk) 04:01, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Everything's allright. Анастасия Львоваru (ru-n, en-2) 16:12, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone take a look at this image and ticket (2008111710012429)? I can't seem to find it in the system, and the OTRS templates were uploaded with the image (i.e. not added by an OTRS member). Эlcobbola talk 14:54, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Same for File:VanBijsterveldt Dutch politician kabinet Balkenende IV version 2.jpg (reported OTRS 2008102910044437). Эlcobbola talk 14:58, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
I cannot check now, but I upoaded these files and was an OTRS member at the time. Sjongejongejonge.... misschien zijn de procedures hier sindsdien veranderd. Werkverschaffing. Elly (talk) 19:48, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
Those tickets are in the info-nl and the info-nl::wikiportrait queue. No reason to doubt the licensing. Trijnsteltalk 14:41, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
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Need permission confirmation and some help

I would like to use the file "Nancy Kwan and Jack Soo in Flower Drum Song 2.jpg" in a project of mine, but the permission section of the entry says "The permission for use of this work has been archived in the Wikimedia OTRS system" and even if I have permission, it is unclear how I should provide attribution. Any help would be appreciated.



The permission is correct. The licese is CC-BY-SA 3.0, you can read about that license here. To reuse the image, see this. Regards -Antonorsi (talk) 04:15, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
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File:Haifa bomb.jpg

Found a Reuters photo uploaded in 2010 with a broken OTRS pending template. Was anything actually sent in? LX (talk, contribs) 11:22, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

No, I couldn't find anything and since I read "©2001 Reuter/Nir Elias" on the source website, the file is probably not free. I deleted it. Thanks! Trijnsteltalk 12:22, 5 August 2012 (UTC)
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Uploader has permission

File:Naima Stevenson as Joanna Vassa.JPG. This is one of many images uploaded by a user that produced and directed the movie. I emailed the stills photogrpher and he said the the producer was given permission. They probably don't know the OTRS process. It may be easiest to ask the uploader to ask the photographer to create an account or have the producer/uploader state that he is the copyright holder. One has already had a speedy delete because it was the movie poster. I don't know how OTRS would like to handle this, these are just my thoughts.--Canoe1967 (talk) 02:31, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

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Permission to use the File:Grome canyon.jpg


I am a common user and I would like to ask permission to use the file Grome canyon.jpg as a material for my assignment in uni. Please email me at if it's fine to use it. Thanks.

Regards Eva

Please see com:Reuse. --Krd 14:04, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
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Russian OTRS needs a check

Hi. Could someone have a look at File:Timur reconstruction03.jpg? It was nominated for deletion months ago but have a Russian OTRS. Is the OTRS ok? --MGA73 (talk) 20:14, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it's permission from sculptor's daughter. Анастасия Львоваru (ru-n, en-2) 20:23, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
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Ticket 2011031510011317 Quadmagazin

Hi! Does ticket 2011031510011317 (from here, 2011) also cover the recent uploads by Quadmagazin (talk · contribs) regarding related magazine covers? Gunnex (talk) 06:31, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

As I see, this OTRS ticket is only useable for File:Quadmagazin_Ausgabe_2011-02.jpg. The ticket doesn't mention any other files. Armbrust (talk) 11:31, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Thx. Gunnex (talk) 19:17, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
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File:Fedor Bondarchuk Filming.jpg

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: I have permissions to upload it: {{PermissionOTRS|2012072710004526}} and {{PermissionOTRS|2012062010005487}} So, I'm asking to restore files!! Thank you in advance!! Ekaterina Rybakova (talk) 10:44, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Comment Both OTRS tickets are in Russian. Armbrust (talk) 11:36, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done for all but one. File:STALINGRAD(ENG) poster.jpg is - while covered by ticket:2012072710004526 - a movie poster and that's usually fair use. Trijnsteltalk 23:46, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

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Usage of an image

I would like to use the photo: Fukushima I by Digital Globe.jpg in an article about Nuclear Power (in Arabic). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 05:59, 6 August 2012‎ (UTC)

Please see COM:REUSE. The file you want to use is licensed under cc-by-sa-3.0. Trijnsteltalk 00:10, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
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The same file exists on both Commons and English Wikipedia with {{OTRS pending}} on Wikipedia but not on Commons:

Do you know how to handle this situation? The files also have different sources:

  • Wikipedia: Corbis
  • Commons: User:Limtuankiat
  • EXIF: Tom Alphin / Microsoft Corporation

Stefan4 (talk) 13:46, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Clear copyright violation. I deleted the file on Commons as well; the one on the English Wikipedia was deleted earlier. Trijnsteltalk 23:58, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
Good to know. The {{OTRS pending}} seemed dubious to me given all of the differences between the two versions of the image. --Stefan4 (talk) 19:05, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
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I get a permission from copyright holder {{разрешение OTRS|2012072710004526}} --Ekaterina Rybakova (talk) 13:34, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:21, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
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File:Обитаемый Остром Умник.jpg File:9 rota shooting.jpg File:Bondarchuk and Osadchii.jpg File:Inhabited Island Bondarchuk.jpg

I got a permission from OTRS and copyright holder to upload them on free license. Undelete these files, please. {{разрешение OTRS|2012062010005487}} --Ekaterina Rybakova (talk) 13:59, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done. Trijnsteltalk 23:42, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
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Files of User:Fabiosix

Can you please check ticket:2008101810013339 for files uploaded by User:Fabiosix from website OTRS ticket can be found in all files but without OTRS template. --Smooth_O (talk) 09:22, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

✓ Checked, all seven files are covered by OTRS ticket:2008091910028888 and ticket:2008101810013339. I added the templates. Trijnsteltalk 11:30, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
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File:Flüsterer (Jörg Bäßler).JPG

This File:Flüsterer (Jörg Bäßler).JPG have ticket number ticket:2011071710005126 but without template. Is this ok ticket? --Smooth_O (talk) 10:22, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

✓ Confirmed and template added. He gave permission to a lot of other files; I checked some and they have the OTRS template on it. Trijnsteltalk 11:33, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
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Category:Images by TARS631 at

Yesterday, the copyright holder of all the images in Category:Images by TARS631 at has sent a permission e-mail to OTRS (and sent me a carbon copy of it). As these are really a lot of files, I am still uploading and adding images to this category; the same permission applies to future uploads. Once I get confirmation that the license is OK, should I just tag my future uploads with the applicable OTRS ticket number (which is ticket:2012081510009221; one response, but not a confirmation, has already been sent to me)? I’m asking because the template documentation says that only OTRS people should be adding that template. Or have I done this completely wrong anyway? Darkweasel94 (talk) 18:59, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi Darkweasel94. Processing of this ticket is already in progress but will take a few more days. You may use {{OTRS received|2012081510009221}} in your uploads, but please do not the final OTRS template yourself. Thank you. --Krd 19:41, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
See Category:Images by TARS631 at (talk) 20:18, 18 August 2012 (UTC)
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Madonna images

Please check ticket:2006012910003279 found on these images, but without template. (File:Madonna Live 8 - 2.jpg and File:Madonna Live 8 - 3.jpg). --Smooth_O (talk) 14:05, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

✓ Checked. A third file in this serie is File:Madonna Live 8 - 1.jpg. Trijnsteltalk 11:12, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
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Personal website

I am an established editor on the English Wikipedia. However, I also maintain a website at, and I sometimes post pictures to both places. Do I need to send an email to OTRS, and if so, do I need to send an email for each individual image? --Rschen7754 01:22, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Nah, you've been a long-time contributor, you're fine. Though if you want to be absolutely kosher about it, just send an email from the address listed in your contact section ( verifying that you are indeed User:Rschen7754 on Commons. -- King of ♠ 03:19, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
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File:Alessandro D'Alatri.jpg

Can you please check ticket:2008100110011283, to see what sort of permission is given and what template should be used in File:Alessandro D'Alatri.jpg, to replace Template:PD-ineligible. --Smooth_O (talk) 10:29, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

It states that the image is released into the public domain, according to Google Translate (it's in Italian). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 11:00, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
Ok. So, since he is the copyright holder and he release the photo in the public domain, I think (using common sense) that the template {{PD-ineligible}} can be changed in {{PD-self}}. I proceed. --RanZag (talk) 11:30, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
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Images by Mediaportal

Do we have permision for all images from, or only for particular images in this Category:Images by Mediaportal? (ticket:6366746) --Smooth_O (talk) 12:29, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Comment This ticket isn't valid, I receive the following message "Error: No TicketID is given!" after clicking on it. Also the ticket was added to the files by a non-OTRS member. Armbrust (talk) 17:56, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. I made a deletion request for these images. --Smooth_O (talk) 08:02, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
I didn't see this before. There is a permission but yout ticket number is not good and BTW I am an OTRS member. So the deleted image should be restored. micki 14:05, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
@Micki: I restored them all, see Category:Images by Mediaportal. Please check these three though; a different OTRS number but I assume this is okay as well:
Please check these deleted contributions too: Special:DeletedContributions/Marko235. I'll fix the permission templates. Trijnsteltalk 15:15, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, Trijnstel. I was able to restore those images by myself but I wanted to have another admin review. I fixed the OTRS number for the other three images and I couldn't find a permission for deleted images uploaded by Marko235, so they are probably copyrighted. micki 16:34, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! Closed as resolved now. :) Trijnsteltalk 20:36, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
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Would like to reuse an image, can't access permissions...

r/e ticket #2010010910017329

I would like to determine if the image was uploaded to Wikimedia with permissions that might allow my use (reference picture for skin tones in video game character editor design doc.)

Could I see the granted permissions?

Thank you!

Kerry Bonin

Provided you adhere to the terms of the license, you can use that image (and any other image on Commons) as you wish. The OTRS ticket merely confirms that the copyright holder consents to the license. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:59, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
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confirming permissions for Rita Greer work -

Hello we wish to use this image - - on a 'free to all', educational site - we cannot access the permissions - can you let us know if there are any special conditions in place. Otherwise do we simply credit Rita Greer?

Thank you Rachel

Provided you adhere to the terms of the Free Art License, you can use it as you wish. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:46, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
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Image:Hello=Fire album artwork.jpg

Can I use this file for a geenric description/example of a "solo album" in a page of it.wikipedia, not directly related to the description of the artist or the album (which does not exist yet on I think I can, as far as i read, but I am not an expert of OTRS tickets.--Alexmar983 (talk) 18:43, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

OTRS tickets are only proof that the license is valid. You can use the image just the same as any image on Commons that doesn't have an OTRS ticket attached. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:35, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
yes, you can use it. Taketa (talk) 20:25, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
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File:Judges of Tomsk district court during Bhagavad Gita trial.JPG and more.

Hi, I've deleted File:Judges of Tomsk district court during Bhagavad Gita trial.JPG and got a message by the uploader. There are several other images within Category:OTRS pending - No timestamp given claiming unconfirmed yet the same release.

The {{OTRS pending}} claimes are all by set the same uploader mid April this year. As I'm working currently apfabeticly on Category:OTRS pending - No timestamp given I would delete the other images soon. Can you please check if you could find a valid release for them or a part of them and confirm. I will be happy to undelete File:Judges of Tomsk district court during Bhagavad Gita trial.JPG if the release is valid. thx and regards. --JuTa 22:47, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

As I didn't got response til now I assume that there is no valid release and deleted the other images too. If the release nevertheless is or will become valid pls let me know. I will be happy to undelete them. regards. --JuTa 19:29, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
After further discussion here I now temp. undeleted these images. --JuTa 11:12, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
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File:Euprenolepis procera feeding.jpg

File:Euprenolepis procera feeding.jpg was accepted under OTRS #2010110110007031. While the ticket did not have the entire permissions template, it did acknowledge the CC-BY-SA status. Recently, OTRS #2012080310004079 requested permission to use the image in a publication, so we need to be extra careful that original OTRS is valid. What do you guys think? -- King of ♠ 06:15, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

The OTRS ticket clearly states, that the copyright holder of the photo accepts the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license for the file. Thus I think the ticket is valid. Armbrust (talk) 11:24, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I just wanted to get another opinion, because it didn't have the full template. -- King of ♠ 04:33, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
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I had a thought about {{PermissionOTRS}}. Currently, {{PermissionOTRS}} provides no information other than "there is a ticket". What about having some optional standard summary explanations of the content of the ticket, activated by an optional parameter? I don't deal enough with OTRS to suggest what would be good choices, but I can't help feeling that providing some standardised info about the content of the ticket would help. Any thoughts on that? Rd232 (talk) 16:49, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Seems a bit over template-y as a solution. When I have added a ticket and had some context to add, I just added the details supplementing the release in the image description or as a bullet point next to the ticket. It can be done, but it is yet another rarely used parameter to doublecheck. -- (talk) 17:34, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
The advantage of templateising is internationalisation - OTRS volunteer provides a one or two word parameter, and the info is available in as many languages as translators can manage. And in my mind it shouldn't be a "rarely used parameter" - it should be something used as standard, if one of the standard messages fits. It's only marginally more work when adding the template (once people get used to what the standard parameters are) and should lead to fewer requests for clarification at this board. In addition, if done right it's possible it might slightly help less experienced OTRS volunteers think about what the permission they've received actually covers, and whether it's enough. Rd232 (talk) 17:49, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, that would be true if there were standard options as to what text to display, but I thought the point was to enable some freeform text giving a bit more context of the release or a rationale for the license chosen for re-use? In the latter case, standard internationalization is not much help apart from giving the field a title in many languages. -- (talk) 17:54, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
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I found several images with ticket:2006082110002647, but without template. Can someone check for what files, or sites, is permission given. Here are those files:

Some files already have a OTRS template:

-- Smooth_O (talk) 13:25, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

The ticket is a string of emails between the client and the copyright holder. Consent to a Creative Commons license is given, but nowhere in the exchange is an image specified—the most specific we get is "some of your images". HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:52, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
So is this ticket valid for this files or not? --Smooth_O (talk) 12:17, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
That's a judgement call. I just told you what I can about the ticket. In my judgement, we need to try to get the uploader to get a declaration for a specific set of images. The copyright holder clearly meant to release something, so I would say there's no immediate need to delete the images, but we do need to clarify what they intended to release. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:45, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
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Image:The Kluger Agency Logo.png

Image:The Kluger Agency Logo.png is a logo for a company The Kluger Agency which has been making WP:COI edits under various IP's. The same user account who uploaded this, user:Shahs227, has recently been section-blanking w:The Kluger Agency#Controversy on en:wikipedia and has requested re-creation of a twice-deleted promotional bio formerly at w:Adam Kluger.

For some reason, this user has tagged a proprietary logo with PD and with OTRS. Is there an OTRS ticket for this image?

If a ticket exists, any info contained therein may be of interest to w:Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard#The Kluger Agency, currently open, as the only way the user would have the authority to do this is if he *is* Adam Kluger (which is a WP:COI violation, given the activity of this account on en:). If no ticket exists, that info is needed to remove the OTRS pending tags in order to resolve Commons:Deletion requests/File:The Kluger Agency Logo.png. 15:52, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

OTRS tickets are confidential, and cannot be used to prove or disprove a conflict of interest—that would be outing, and a violation of the expectation of confidentiality clients have when they write to OTRS. However, I have been unable to find any ticket that references that image. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:30, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
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ticket #2010110810000392

A Steampunk image I am interested in using in an academic article says the following: The permission for use of this work has been archived in the Wikimedia OTRS system. It is available as ticket #2010110810000392.

I am inquiring about the permissions to use it. I am more than willing to credit the photographer. I just need to know if I can have permission to use it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JessicaStrubel (talk • contribs) 15:08, 26 August 2012‎ (UTC)

The OTRS ticket merely confirms the validity of the license. As long as you use the image in accordance with the license specified, you do not need any more permission. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:46, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
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Previously blocked serial copyright violator David Furty just uploaded File:Nicole-bahls-fazenda.jpg, which he claims has been confirmed by an OTRS agent to be covered by the same ticket as File:Tania Oliveira.jpg (even though it comes from a different site and doesn't have a license tag). Can you confirm that this is the blatant lie it looks like, so that appropriate action can be taken? (I'll eat my shoes if I'm wrong about this one.) LX (talk, contribs) 17:30, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

No, the specified ticket is not valid for that image. I've tagged it as a copyvio and removed the OTRS template. For the record, that ticket only refers to File:Tania_Oliveira.jpg. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:48, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
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Long-eared Owl

I am writing a heritage book and would like to include this magnificent photograph of a Long-eared owl. The author has requested that i leave a note on the OTRS notice board. The ticket number is: ticket #2010011110019144. Thank you very much for the use of this stunning photo -- i never knew how beautiful these creatures were until i saw this. -- Iris

No need to note it here—OTRS just confirms the validity of the license. As long as you adhere to the terms, you can use the image however you like. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:30, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone please check the ticket for File:KoreAm 2012-01 Cover.jpg as it was added by the uploader himself. --Túrelio (talk) 13:16, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it's valid. That ticket covers all KoreAm covers, including any uploaded in the future as far as I can tell. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:34, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 15:16, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
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Please confirm

An image file is showing ticket #2011082310016842 as confirming both a patient-signed release and the submitting doctor. The file does not explicitly state whether the disclosure of the patient identity is authorized, but that has been done. Could a volunteer please check? 19:42, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

The ticket does not give that information. I will take the appropriate action. Taketa (talk) 17:27, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
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File:PGC Logo.gif

Could someone take a look at this file? The uploader keeps removing {{OTRS received}} tags and adds a {{Copyright by Wikimedia}} which is obviously not correct. Do you think that there will ever be any chance that this file will get proper OTRS permission? --Stefan4 (talk) 10:34, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

I don't think the uploader understands copyright or Commons policies. The OTRS client does not appear to be the copyright holder and the ticket's two weeks old. I'd nominate for deletion, but it's fully protected. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:49, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
I change the protection. Yann (talk) 13:07, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
I see. Maybe you could also check if File:University of Central Punjab Logo.png and File:Logo-UCP.jpg could be nominated at the same time? Same uploader and the same image image but with different colours and an extra circle and some text. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:26, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Same client, who doesn't seem to own those images, either. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:29, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
OK, so I created this request: Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Ferhaj2012. --Stefan4 (talk) 20:28, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
For the archive, this was the related OTRS ticket: ticket:2012081610005839. Trijnsteltalk 21:37, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone check tickets for George Simon images (uploaded by User:Loriski/User:Lorelei)

Yes check.svg Resolved

Hi there,

I was wondering if someone could please check for tickets for multiple images of George Simon. The email to OTRS will have come from George Simon (with his name in the email address). These images are in an article which has been nominated for a Did You Know on the English Wikipedia, and it cannot be promoted until the permissions for the images have been confirmed.

With many thanks, Lorelei (talk) 19:13, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

I dug the ticket out for you. It's ticket:2012082310004531, for reference. We just need to verify that sender is the copyright holder, which should be routine. I've sent a reply asking for a little more information, and I've marked the images {{OTRS received}} in the meantime. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:41, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Wow - thank you so much for this very speedy response HJ Mitchell :) That's great news! I will update DYK. Lorelei (talk) 20:14, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
These are all now confirmed. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:27, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you HJ Mitchell :) Lorelei (talk) 09:56, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
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Ticket verification (en:Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations/Cretanforever)

File:Karsiyaka Izmir SakizHouse.JPG Bulwersator (talk) 11:15, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

The OTRS agent accepted the declaration at the time, but I disagree with the decision. The email was sent from a free webmail account and forwarded an email from a second free webmail account. As far as I can tell, no attempt was made to verify that either email address belonged to the copyright holder. Thus, I have to sya the ticket is invalid, but it's possibly not the uploader's fault. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:21, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
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File:Mauritius beach.png

Hi, can a volunteer of OTRS check if a email was received for this image as the author inform me that he has already send a mail to OTRS for confirmation since a long time, however the the File has not been edited by OTRS users yet, to confirm that they received the email?Kingroyos (talk) 16:03, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes, we received the mail and I confirmed that right now. -Barras (talk) 14:34, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
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File:Acteurs de la recette fonctionnelle.png

My request concern also the files :"Conception d'un cas de test à partir d'exigence fonctionnelle.png", "Rédaction d'un cas de test fonctionnel à partir d'un cas d'utilisation.png" and "Test fonctionnel.png".

I can prove that the author gave them to me unther the licence "double licence GFDL / Cc-by-sa" with a mail he sent me. The source of the file is not available online, the author gave it directly to me.

Email it to the address listed at User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 15:49, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
If you can read French, the ticket is at OTRS 2012042810005681. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 18:26, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Ticket has been processed, nothing more to do within the scope of this page. --Krd 18:59, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
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File:Ola - Oliniho records.jpgTicket:2012022710006275

Yes check.svg Resolved

Hi can someone please have a look whether this ticket is valid on that file and add a license template? Thanks in advance. -- Rillke(q?) 11:16, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

I don't have access to that ticket, so it's most likely in another queue like info-sv. Trijnsteltalk 21:37, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
The ticket is valid, and I have added the license template. Cheers, Tiptoety talk 05:44, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. -- Rillke(q?) 10:19, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
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Would like to use an image

I believe I have the right to use the image at this url

I'd like confirmation that this is okay. I work for a law firm and we are pitching to Tetra Pak and would like to use an image of their products on the cover of the pitch we are distributing to them.

Thank you,

Ian Mattingly — Preceding unsigned comment added by Imattingly (talk • contribs) 17:46, 11 September 2012‎ (UTC)

Please see COM:REUSE. The file you want to use is licensed under cc-by-sa-2.0. Trijnsteltalk 19:03, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
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ticket:2006092710009217 verification needed for use of text accompanying image

Re File:Koson 79000126.jpg. Following this complaint on English Wikipedia, can someone confirm if permission was given to copy the accompanying extensive text as well as the image. Voceditenore (talk) 16:38, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Permission was given for the images; the text wasn't mentioned in the email chain. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:24, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
So what happens now? Seems the Classical Numismatic Group should be contacted again. --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 16:05, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
You (or anybody else) are welcome to contact them again and ask them to release the text, but unless or until they do, the text can't be used on Wikipedia, strictly speaking. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 11:28, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
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Templates with OTRS tags to verify

Please verify the validity of the templates listed under User:Quahadi#verified_by_OTRS_volunteer. OTRS tags have been added by the template creator and not by OTRS agents. --Denniss (talk) 07:56, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

From the ticks, it seems this has been done. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 11:33, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
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Photographs of User:Jimmywalter

Hi, I accidentely put 3 photographs from Jimmywalter to deletion request, first not noticing they have been already kept once. The closing admin is an OTRS member, so I wonder, why the three images are not marked with a ticket, so I wouldn't have done my deletion request. Could someone please verify this files and put a OTRS ticket in it? --Funfood 10:56, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

There doesn't appear to be an issue for OTRS there—it was kept because at least one admin was satisfied with the permission and there's nothing to suggest that an OTRS ticket exists on the matter. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:23, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
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File:Летние сезоны.JPG

I sent the letter to Commons:OTRS in 31.08. 2012 about this photo. I took the photo myself and downloaded as well. But this photos was been used by an internet newspaper too with my consent. I have known about it and have agreed with it. I`d like leave this photo in wiki page. Please confirm my licence for this photo. However I am still awaiting a response so I don't know the OTRS agent dealing with this or the OTRS ticket number. Thank you! (Ne monro (talk) 20:34, 4 September 2012 (UTC))

Please be patient. We receive thousands of emails a day and they are all processed in the order they are received. It can be days to several weeks before you get a reply, depending on the available volunteers. Thank you, Taketa (talk) 11:16, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
Permission added on 11 September. Trijnsteltalk 12:04, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
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Verify if this permission is correct

Can someone verify the permissions of this file: File:Agnieszka Nagay.jpg. The ticket number is ticket:2011052910005803. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 22:24, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

The ticket is in Polish. User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 15:50, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Whilst not speaking Polish, I can confirm that the ticket looks all ok to me. The ticket may also appear on other "emailed" images from the same uploader and same "author". russavia (talk) 19:32, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
The ticket includes a general agreement from the author of the above-mentioned file that he agrees to release all files he will be sending to an e-mail address of an OTRS volunteer (Zureks) under the CC-BY-SA 2.0. The author is well-known in the Polish Wikimedia community, and has contributed hundreds of CC-BY-SA licenced photographs of Polish celebrities to Flickr, from where they were moved to Commons; he was even awarded the 2010 Pro Wikimedia award by Wikimedia Polska, so he certainly knows what he's doing. The only thing that might need changing is the attribution in the licencing section; adding the name of the author (Sławomir Skonieczny) would probably be helpful. odder (talk) 19:51, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
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Files by Dannyflo (talk · contribs)

The files uploaded by this user have a {{PermissionOTRS}} template, but it was added by the user himself and no OTRS ticket is specified. The file information page history also contains a warning: the user is not an OTRS member. Do these files have valid OTRS permission or not? I noticed that one user added a {{no permission since}} template to the files and I'm trying to figure out if this is correct. --Stefan4 (talk) 14:36, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

I can find no ticket that references these images (I searched for the author's name, the uploader's username, and the file names). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:43, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
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File:Avram Grant 2012.jpg

Could a Croatian speaking OTRS member please check ticket:2012011710005331 to see if the permissions for File:Avram Grant 2012.jpg are adequate? Thanks, FASTILY (TALK) 11:03, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Actually, it's the permission in Serbian. Everything is OK with it. The full-text permission can be found in the attachment. micki 15:22, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
Image restored and re-added to the various pages. Trijnsteltalk 12:02, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
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Uploads by Ssriram mt

I tagged a bunch of this user's uploads as missing permission, because they didn't have an OTRS tag or anything else that seemed to back up the licensing/PD claims. The user blanked out the problem tags and claims that they "sent the approval mail to wikimedia mail and got an acknowledgement," which seems odd, since if they had been reviewed, the reviewer would have tagged them accordingly. Is there anything in the system? See, for example, Commons:Deletion requests/File:Thirupazhanam.jpg, File:Tiruchengode temple.jpg, and File:Hayagriva - Chettipunyam.jpg. LX (talk, contribs) 20:06, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Nothing found in the permissions queues at a fulltext search for the above mentioned file names. --Krd 17:51, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
We need to start telling people if they come to us with these requests they need to bring us the ticket number as well. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 13:28, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
Of course I would have included a ticket number if there was one to include, but as you can see from Commons:Deletion requests/File:Thirupazhanam.jpg and User talk:LX#My uploads, Ssriram mt stopped responding when I asked for more details about the supposed confirmation. LX (talk, contribs) 14:27, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
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File:Kontradmirał.Waldemar.Gluszko.jpg, has OTRS but no license. Can some look it up? --Jarekt (talk) 17:13, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

It's CC-BY-SA 2.5; I added the license and author information to the description. I'll look at some of the others as I have time. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:30, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Seems like many files share this ticket. Should I add this same author and license to other files, like:
--Jarekt (talk) 18:48, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
The ticket in question includes an attached permission from the Press Office of the Command of the Polish Navy, and specifies that all files uploaded by Joymaster (talk · contribs) and created by the Press Office (there should be a mention of it in the file description, I guess) are released under the terms of the GFDL and the CC-BY-SA 2.5 (dual-licenced). I've fixed the first file, and reckon that the two licences and credit to the Press Office should be added to the rest of the files covered by this ticket. odder (talk) 21:58, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Same for File:Znak taktyczny 1 pulku lacznosci.jpg --Jarekt (talk) 17:20, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
The ticket for this one contains a statement that the uploader is (under another name), the author. I can't see any corroboration of this, but I'm relying on a machine translation of the Polish. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:28, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
The picture is released under the GFDL (no version specified). odder (talk) 23:13, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Same for File:Tadeusz Morawski i Janina Wielogurska, Muzeum Palindromów.jpg --Jarekt (talk) 17:22, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
This one is CC-By-SA 3.0. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:31, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Confirmed by a native speaker of Polish. odder (talk) 23:13, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
These two pictures have different numbers from the first three listed above. odder (talk) 21:58, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Can someone still look them up?--Jarekt (talk) 13:36, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Looks like done by Harry and myself. odder (talk) 23:13, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, 300+ more files have similar problems but that is the next section. --Jarekt (talk) 03:40, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
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Multiple file: 740px-A_Atatue_of_Hosni_Mubarak_Falling

and 800px-Hosni_Mubarak_facing_the_Tunisia_domino_effect + Hosni_Mubarak_getting_the_boot will be used at this page ( for educational purposes. Thanks. Greetings from Sonja Salminen ( — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 11:55, 20 September 2012‎ (UTC)

You don't need to ask for permission here—you already have it, provided you adhere to the terms of the license. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:34, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
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File:Andrew Kooman.jpg

Could you check the licence of this image? It says CC-BY-SA, but there is also a link to the CC-BY-NC-ND terms. Is it CC-BY-SA or CC-BY-NC-ND? --Stefan4 (talk) 12:05, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

I see that the same problem also applies to other files by the same uploader, for example File:Stephen Waldschmidt.jpg. --Stefan4 (talk) 12:09, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
The ticket:2012091610007237 says "I would like to use Version 3.0 of the Creative Commons cc-by-sa license", and is valid for the following files:
Regards, User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 12:07, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
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Picture removed despite copyright notice sent to Wikipedia

Hi, the file Gene_Paul_at_Atlantic_Records.jpg was deleted from the Gene Paul wikipedia article despite Gene Paul emailing proof of copyright to Wikipedia as instructed. Can you please advise on why this was deleted? The discussion page said "Gene Paul holds the copyright for this picture and is emailing verification to Wikimedia Commons (permissions-commons at wikimedia dot org on 8/28/12." Please let me know what needs to be done to assure Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons that this is not a copyright violation. Thanks.

It says: 23:00, 20 September 2012‎ CommonsDelinker (talk | contribs)‎ m . . (22,254 bytes) (-105)‎ . . (Removing "Gene_Paul_at_Atlantic_Records.jpg", it has been deleted from Commons by INeverCry because: Copyright violation, see commons:Commons:Licensing.) (undo)

Lovelounge (talk) 23:50, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Found the ticket, it's ticket:2012082810011078. I'll ask for it to be undeleted. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:37, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
It's been undeleted by INeverCry, so you can add it back to the Wikipedia article. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:57, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
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Permiission 3x images for Mir s tuleni WIKI

Reference subject:

We are sorry you are not able to find at your email box permission we already sent you a more than year ago. But please our permission we are mailing you below to all the images used in connection with the documentary film "Mír s tuleni" on WIKI websites again. We hope you will safe this permission better than now.

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

- Mir s tuleni.000006.jpg - Mir s tuleni.000010.jpg - Mir s tuleni.000010.jpg

It means all these image listed in the gallery were made by 12Opic as possible to prove on — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12Opic (talk • contribs) 15:22, 26 September 2012‎ (UTC)

If you have a ticket number for the email you sent previously, I can look it up to see if we have a matching ticket. Otherwise, you need to send another email to HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:09, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
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ticket #2009062910052774 used according to alllowable permissions

Photograph of Glenn Gould used to illustrate a review of a new recording, The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould. 16:59, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Do you have a question? If you're looking for permission to re-use the image, see Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia; if you want to use a third party's image on Commons, please read COM:OTRS. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:11, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone notify me when they receive permission from a YouTube video from Megitza (see m:w:en:Megitza). Thanks! --Thine Antique Pen (talk) 16:03, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

I hardly believe that this will work. If you need to be notified please ask the permission sender to note that in the permission e-mail. --Krd 10:45, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
The only ticket in the system from this person is for File:Megitza at Copernicus Theater.jpg. This request appears to be related to File:Megitza Qaurtet.ogv -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 03:03, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
I have communicated with the band and am awaiting a response. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 19:47, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
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Shino Watabe and permission

Hi everyone. In commons-es queue we have receipt a permission to reproduce two works from Shino Watabe. The email is in english, but the attachment is in spanish. The attachment is ok, but the address is from anyone (the sender doesn't said if is related or not with the author). Now, the images are nominated to be deleted. The OTRS ticket is here. Any suggestion to proceed? Superzerocool (talk) 12:46, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

  • The permissions came from a hotmail address, which isn't very verifiable. I've looked but Shino Watabe doesn't appear to have an official website, but she does have a Flickr account[8]. I'd suggest you approach her over Flickr to verify the permission and then add a note to the ticket with the results (yes/no/no response). Simultaneously, you should ask the sender for a more verifiable email address or something substantial to use to verify the permission. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 18:21, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Sent both emails. Maybe the author won't answer because her Flickr account is bit inactive (the last photo is from 2009). Superzerocool (talk) 18:37, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
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File:Roman de gare.jpg

Could someone check if this image (a movie poster) has a valid OTRS ticket? The file page refers to otrs:2007040710013293 but doesn't have a proper {{OTRS}} template; and it is claimed that the ticket contains a release into the public domain, but the license on the file page is {{cc-by-1.0}}. Prof. Professorson (talk) 08:45, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

  • The ticket is in French, which I admit I am not fluent in, but on first blush the ticket has a number of glaring errors, including a) the copyright holder does not actually specify a license to use and b) It doesn't appear to directly reference this file, but it's possible there are some nuances in the language I'm missing, or the file may have been renamed, since the permissions are for a bunch of generically named Image: CL01.jpg, Image: CL02.jpg, etc -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 10:27, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
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Please check ticket for ICC maps

An OTRS permission ticket is claimed for File:Map Poble Espanyol de Barcelona.gif: Webmaster ICC. Weitergeleitet an [Ticket#2011020110007896]

Howewer, Institut Cartografic de Catalunya is well known for not releasing its products under free licenses, and some time ago other maps were uploaded under the same ticket - or a similar ticket - and that ticket proved to be false, or at least it didn't provide a valid permission. You can see Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard/Archive_17#Please_check_ticket_for_ICC_maps.--Pere prlpz (talk) 18:49, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

  • The ticket is in German and Spanish, and while I'm not fluent in German, I am extremely fluent in Spanish. The permission is for "puede reproducir" (you may reproduce) only and the last comment on the ticket is a message from OTRS out to uploader saying "bislang ist keine Freigabe der Karte unter der freien Lizenz bei uns eingegangen.

Wenn diese nicht verfügbar ist, wird das Bild leider gelöscht werden müssen" which Google tells me means "so far no release of the map under the free license is received. If this is not available, the picture is, unfortunately, have to be deleted." That was in February 2011. This file was uploaded in October 2011. No files should ever have been uploaded citing this ticket number. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 05:08, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you.
Is there any way to prevent more files to be uploaded citing the same ticket?--Pere prlpz (talk) 18:39, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
Other than having an edit filter, I am going to say it is nearly impossible to have an image stop from being uploaded under a ticket number. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 02:30, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
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File:Francesco cirillo.jpg

If it's not too much trouble, could an Italian speaking OTRS volunteer check otrs:2008012810015433 with regards to File:Francesco cirillo.jpg? Thanks, FASTILY (TALK) 19:02, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Please, validate also File:Il pomodoro.jpg through same ticket. Thanks. -- Codicorumus  « msg 16:06, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Cirillo gave the pics to be published when he was interwieved by Wikimedia Italia. He confirmed CC-BY for the pics. This said, he did not explicitly state he is the author, so you decide what to do with these 2 images. Regards, --Elitre (talk) 09:55, 28 July 2012 (UTC)
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File:Skip Stewart and Patty Wagstaff.jpg (and others) of Skip Stewart

File:Skip Stewart and Patty Wagstaff.jpg (as well as File:Knife-edge_front_view.jpg and a handful of others on the en:Wikipedia article on Skip Stewart) credit "Skip Stewart" as the author. However, as discussed at the deletion request I started for the first of these files, Skip Stewart can’t simultaneously be flying the airplane and be the author of the photos.

I suspect the uploader (who seems to be Skip Stewart himself) has got an imprecise understanding of copyright ownership and authorship. Can an OTRS volunteer please look into this and check that the real photographer indeed has given permission for this license, and help me correct the author information? Thank you, Ariadacapo (talk) 19:32, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

The OTRS email also suggests that Mr Stewart is the author, which, you're quite right, isn't possible if the photograph is of him. There's nothing in the OTRS ticket to suggest that the photographer has given permission. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 11:40, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
Resolved for the scope of this page. Trijnsteltalk 12:03, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you HJ Mitchell!
If someone could check whether ticket 2012061110000187 makes the same claim about File:Prometheus 1 and 2.jpg, File:Prometheus 3 Revolution.jpg, File:Skip Stewart flies under jumping motorcycles.jpg, File:Knife-edge front view.jpg and File:Skip Stewart and Shockwave.jpg, it would be great. In case it did I would propose these files for deletion as well.
Please accept my apologies for the late answer and post-archival reply. Ariadacapo (talk) 15:41, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
No problem. I have removed {{Section resolved}}. Trijnsteltalk 17:33, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Apologies for the delay. The ticket makes the same claim for all those images (but not any others, for the sake of clarity). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:02, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your effort HJ Mitchell, this is really helpful. OTRS volunteers rock. =) Ariadacapo (talk) 07:51, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
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{{OTRS received}} Foto Fritz Fischer

Ticket 2012092610005747 File:Portrait_Fritz_Fischer.jpg

Habe das Portrait von Prof. Fritz Fischer dem entsprechenden Artikel beigefügt, zuerst eine Foto wie sie in einem kommenden Buch verwendet wird, dann auf Wunsch von Frau Blattner in einer andern Version. Gestern hat die Urheberin des Scans, Angela Blattner von Rheinmetall Air Defense AG als Copyright-Inhaberin, das OTRS-Formular ausgefüllt per E-Mail an Sie eingesandt. Weshalb gibt es trotzdem noch Vorbehalte ? BBCLCD (talk) 11:43, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

In case you don't understand German: What is missing to normally use this file? Ms. Angela Blattner of Rheinmetall Air Defense AG, owner of the copyright, has already sent the standard OTRS form to by e-mail on Septemner 26th. BBCLCD (talk) 07:54, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Die Genehmigung wurde inzwischen geprüft und die OTRS-Ticket-Nummer der Datei hinzugefügt. Somit ist jetzt alles ok.
Da auch beim OTRS-Team nur freiwillige Mitarbeiter tätig sind, kann die Bearbeitung von emails schon mal ein paar Tage dauern. Bitte immer etwas Geduld haben. --GeorgHHtalk   16:08, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
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Hi! Could anyone please specify the problem with this ticket? Thank you, --Polarlys (talk) 21:49, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

The ticket doesn't specify a clear license for the file, it only says "gemeinfrei verwendbar zu veröffentlichen". User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 10:30, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
It says I give the permission to free publishing and free using of this photo ( Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported). Doesn't it? --Polarlys (talk) 16:18, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
No it doesn't say this at all. User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 18:09, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
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File:Karol Borysowicz.JPG

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: There is proper agreement of the copyright owner and it is stored on OTRS [9] (OTRS ticket no 2012062110004431 ). The copyright owners are Edward i Michał Renau (father and son) owners of "Foto Renau s.c.", Piaseczno, Poland, The photo was taken by Edward Renau, agreement was given by his son. I had no time to contiunue the deletion discussion as I went to vacations, but - anyway - the OTRS ticket template was put on picture descritpion. The agreement is a scan of hand-signed document sent as jpeg file. See deletion discussion Commons:Deletion requests/File:Karol Borysowicz.JPG Polimerek (talk) 00:32, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done --Jarekt (talk) 03:58, 6 October 2012 (UTC)
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Slovenian money

Hi, could you please check whether the OTRS permission #2008093010019107 allows for free use of Slovenian currency and for which one (euros, tolars, lipas) and under which terms? This applies at least to Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Euro coins (Slovenia), Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Coins of Slovenia, and Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Banknotes of Slovenia. This is used by {{Slovenian currency}}, which is currently used only for one file, File:Si1ct.jpg. --Eleassar (t/p) 08:20, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

The email exchange is very confusing, since it does not mention specific files or existing licenses and is mostly in Slovenian. I guess in essence it is a note from "BANKA SLOVENIJE" to inform us that "Reproduction of Slovene money (euro, also tolar) must folow rules stated at ". The email chain starts with email forwarded from en:User:Andrejj and discussed Reproduction_of_Slovenian_currency article and deleted file File:Denar Slovenija boni 1991.jpg. Hope this helps. And if any OTRS people speak Slovenian, than please check it too. --Jarekt (talk) 18:01, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
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File:Kha BNisan in Nahla.jpg

Strange combination of licences: both {{attribution}} and {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all|migration=redundant}}. Could you check the OTRS ticket to confirm that the licences are correct? --Stefan4 (talk) 09:25, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

This permission is not valid, since 2007 we're awaiting a clear statement of permission. I'm not even sure if this ticket is actually about this image, and I'd be really interested in seeing the file history on Thanks for bringing this to our attention, →Nagy 16:17, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
@Nagy: As a steward I'm able to watch deleted histories on all projects, so therefore I can summarize the deletion history on en-wiki. At first, in April 2006, user Chaldean (the original uploader) used the license {{GFDL-self}}. Nine months later he changed the license to Template:CAnkawa (a local public domain license he created himself to give permission to use all content of, now deleted). User Jkelly added an OTRS template in February 2007 with a link to ticket #2007020610000767, changed the license to {{attribution}} and added the website Hope this helps. Kind regards, Trijnsteltalk 17:54, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Your help is greatly appreciated, this case appears to be connected to Commons:Deletion requests/File:صدام و چند آمریکایی.jpg and there are about two dozens of files that are also using this ticket. While it becomes more likely that we'll have to delete all the files, it might be important to know if Jkelly actually added an OTRS template or if it just was a generic OTRS received tag. Thanks, →Nagy 18:26, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
He used the {{PermissionOTRS}} template. So no, it wasn't an OTRS received tag. It was an actual OTRS permissions tag (which doesn't mean he was right in adding that). Trijnsteltalk 18:35, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Well, I tend to place {{OTRS received}} on every file's description page in order to allow another 30 days to prove this permission is valid, along with mailing the contact informing him about the current goings-on. Cheers, →Nagy 13:53, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
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File:Is ip2v9115a.jpg

it's my foto! im the owner of this picture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vitalshown (talk • contribs) 11:23, April 28, 2012 (UTC)

The image was deleted because it was apparently a copy of this image. In turn, that is a slight crop (removing the watermarked credit) of an image on this gallery page of Paulina Wycichowska's website, by a photographer named Adam Ciereszko (who has a website here). User:Vitalshown then edited pl:Paulina Wycichowska, adding the image and other information. Article looks like it was created mostly by a single IP editor, though the article itself has been there a while. No matter what, since this is an image already published on the internet, we need independent confirmation of the license. So... if User:Vitalshown is in fact the photographer Adam Ciereszko, then please send an email using the instructions on COM:OTRS, and specifying the free license which you would like to use. The email should be sent from the gmail address seen on Ciereszko's contact page. If User:Vitalshown is Paulina Wycichowska herself, then first read pl:Wikipedia:Tworzenie artykułów o własnej osobie, and be very careful about editing articles about yourself. We would need a confirmation that the photographer did transfer all copyrights to you, otherwise you are not the copyright owner and cannot license the photo. If a copyright transfer did take place, then again please send an email per the instructions at COM:OTRS, confirming the copyright transfer, specifying the license, and using an email address associated with Paulina Wycichowska. Once the emailed permission is received and confirmed by the OTRS team, only then can the photo be undeleted. Carl Lindberg (talk) 14:22, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
This Polish-language ticket (OTRS #2010013010009879) is related to this. This person has given permissions before for images, so I cannot imagine this will not be the case now. However, if a Polish user can double check this, it would be great. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 21:49, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
The name associated with (OTRS #2010013010009879) is not "Adam Ciereszko" or "Paulina Wycichowska". --Jarekt (talk) 12:23, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
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Can someone check what is the permission for in OTRS used in Template:WikiAfrica/Artgate. This ticket is used for several hundred files by different artists, see Category:Artgate Fondazione Cariplo, ranging from ancient to contemporary. For example author of File:Bonfanti Arturo, Struttura 184 T.jpg died in 1978. Does this OTRS covers his descendents copyrights? In other case File:Barbaro Achille - Testa di bambina (2).jpg is a photograph of a sculpture by artist who died in 1959. So we need license covering both photographer and sculptor. --Jarekt (talk) 16:25, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Ticket asserts that Fondazione Cariplo is the sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the works to be uploaded by M.casanova to Artgate Fondazione Cariplo. It was not clear what the pictures would be of when the ticket was received and it was stated that 700 would be uploaded so it wasn't feasible to check each one by hand prior to placing the OTRS tag in the template. There may well be some images where the copyright holder is not correct. – Adrignola talk 17:47, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
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User added a lot of OTRS tags to images - please verify. If invalid please tag for speedy deletion. --Denniss (talk) 18:04, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Tickets seem to be in Polish. Someone who speaks the language please take a look. Regards, MacMed (talk) 19:09, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
Did you see this? LX (talk, contribs) 19:11, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
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Can someone with access to OTRS fr please verify the contents of this ticket and verify the license and authorship please? We also have the same image uploaded to English Wikipedia before it was uploaded to French Wikipedia: File:Cave1-3.JPG. However, it lists a different license and possibly different author. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:25, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

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File:Cell Phone Man.jpg

Hello, I have had Delmark Records send the release for this file "Cell Phone Man.jpg" (AKA DE825.jpg) yet it has not been restored. The second file owned by Delmark Records File:The Life I Love.jpg (AKA DE805.jpg) was restored. Please verify the ticket sothe other file can be restored. Monorail11261 (talk) 08:54, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Both File:The Life I Love.jpg and File:Cell Phone Man.jpg are still deleted, your new upload File:The Life I Love Album Cover.jpg is not deleted yet. The related ticket is ticket:2012100110007904. I will fix it. --Jarekt (talk) 12:23, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed --Jarekt (talk) 12:39, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
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File:" Алиса в Зазеркалье ".jpg

      • Good day!

Tell me please, why the file was dropped Natalia Mishina: All conditions were met, and publishing and copyright ...... It's a shame ....--Alexander Aster (talk) 22:36, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

I think what happen is that the file did not have a license and such files are deleted automatically. You need to add one of the license tags next time (probably {{cc-by-sa-3.0}}, or something similar). Also the OTRS letter has to be sent by email not included in the file description. I would try again but this time with license. --Jarekt (talk) 03:21, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
      • Dear Jarekt !

Natalya Mishina OTRS sent an e-mail .... Maybe it got lost? I do not know Natalie was answer or not, it comes only 11 of October ... Sincerely --Alexander Aster (talk) 12:27, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Please continue talking with User:Lvova. She will be the best person to straighten this out. --Jarekt (talk) 02:41, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
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Hi, I hope you can help me. I don't know where is the problem.

Here my non successful undeletion request:

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: The picture has a correct license and source. English Wiki has no problem with this image. The original website is down, but has a copy:

direct link:


Ras67 (talk) 17:09, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

 Not done If that is indeed the case, please send an email to COM:OTRS and explain your situation to them. If everything checks out, they will restore the file for you -FASTILY (TALK) 02:07, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Here the rationale by Fastily: User_talk:Fastily/Archive_1#Undeletion_requests.2FCurrent_requests.23File:Rybnitsa.jpg

Do I need an OTRS ticket and how do I do that? --Ras67 (talk) 19:00, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

I do not understand why Fastily recommended contacting OTRS, which is a way for copyright owners to file their permissions with us. You do not know copyright owners so there is nothing to send. At the same time it seems clear that file was available in 2009 on under cc-by-2.5. I will restore it. --Jarekt (talk) 12:06, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
✓ Done--Jarekt (talk) 12:30, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
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File:Juniorscrabble Grieks.jpg (ticket #2007071810007345)

Could someone please check whether ticket #2007071810007345 for File:Juniorscrabble Grieks.jpg shows the board game artwork to be freely licensed, as claimed in the file's licensing section? I find it hard to believe that Mattel, which presumably holds copyright, would freely license the artwork to one of its commercial products. —Psychonaut (talk) 09:12, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

I have no access to this part of OTRS, can other OTRS agents try? May be info-nl? --Jarekt (talk) 11:43, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Hi Jarekt. Yes, it was in info-nl. It appears to be a simple permissions ticket so I've moved it over to permissions-nl. Feel free to take a look now. Rjd0060 (talk) 23:03, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks --Jarekt (talk) 03:18, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Psychonaut, This 2007 permission seem to be signed by Mattel personnel; however it was not sent directly to OTRS, but to the person asking for it, who than forward it to OTRS. We do not even have an email address of the person signing it. I suspect that this form of permission would not be acceptable with the new uploads, due to the possibility that someone forged it. However, this might have been the norm in 2007. --Jarekt (talk) 03:28, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

We normally accept forwards if the whole email (including headers) is forwarded, but not forwards of fragments. However, we've become stricter on what we accept over the years. I'd be inclined to let the image be personally, but a DR wouldn't be inappropriate. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:00, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks to everyone for checking this out. If the permission is apparently from Mattel and the submitter doesn't have a history of falsification then I'm satisfied. I still think it's unusual that a commercial entity such as Mattel would freely license the artwork to a product it's selling, but I suppose stranger things have happened. —Psychonaut (talk) 14:49, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

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Hello. I `d like to improve my right to use this photo I took this photo 7.05.2011 and authorize it for media magazines. My email If you would like me to give you more evidence, please write to this email. Best regards.Ne monro (talk) 12:37, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

I do not think File:День_радио_(2011).JPG needed OTRS since it is the photograph made by the uploader, but a letter to OTRS does not hurt. I noticed that that email was not processed yet, but I do not foresee any issues with it. Thanks. --Jarekt (talk) 17:41, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
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File:Stanley Theatre Heritage Plaque.jpg

Is the permission from the Flickr user or from the writer of the text on the sign? Canadian FOP doesn't apply to text. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:16, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Permission is from the photographer: Roland Tanglao. --Jarekt (talk) 13:43, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Taken to Commons:Deletion requests/File:Stanley Theatre Heritage Plaque.jpg. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:54, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
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File:Dolomía sinterizada.JPG

How can the permission for this file be verified when it doesn't even have a license? LX (talk, contribs) 13:37, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

It was not confirmed yet. The ticket still open. +PrinceWilly 00:41, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Now I'm even more confused. Why was the file undeleted by one OTRS member and why was the {{OTRS received}} tag changed to {{PermissionOTRS}} by another OTRS member if the permission wasn't actually sorted out? Anyway, I've changed the {{PermissionOTRS}} tag back to {{OTRS received}}. LX (talk, contribs) 11:58, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
I don't know what happened too. The ticket it's locked in spanish channel. As a brazilian, I undestand a bit of seems that the sender was not confirmed as copyright holder.+PrinceWilly 12:21, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
I know what happened. User:Calerita asked us - privately, on some user talk pages and here IIRC, to confirm the tickets he send to us. I found a few in a Spanish language queue. As there was a backlog and it seemed no one cared about it, I contacted User:Platonides on IRC. I undeleted all images so that he could take care of it. He could confirm one, but the other not. This was the one. So the permission was correct, but he probably forgot to add the license. The other one is File:Dolomía calcinada.JPG. The reason why he could confirm File:Dolomía sinterizada.JPG and not File:Dolomía calcinada.JPG, was because "sinterizada" matched the website as mentioned as source IIRC and "calcinada" didn't. Hope this explains it a bit. If not, feel free to ask more about it. Trijnsteltalk 15:08, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
The email explicitely mentions CC-BY-SA 3.0. It's odd I missed the lack of license template on the description page. I have added it now. Platonides (talk) 16:05, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
OK, thanks for the explanation. LX (talk, contribs) 16:25, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
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Files by George M. Bergman

Hello, Can you confirm that OTRS-ticket 2008042410024381 applies to File:Spivak Michael.jpg? Perhaps there are more similar images ([10]) requiring this OTRS-tag? How could that best be processed? Thank you. Kind regards, Lymantria (talk) 11:34, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Are you sure that this is the ticket number? It don't exists on database.+PrinceWilly 00:47, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
ticket:2008042410024381 is listed at Category:Pictures from Oberwolfach Photo Collection (Bergman). I can not access that one but ticket:2008120710003465 from George M. Bergman allows use of his "photos of mathematicians" under GFDL. --Jarekt (talk) 14:10, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. Lymantria (talk) 19:00, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
I can access both, and they both appear to release "photographs of mathematicians [...] available at the Oberwolfbach Photo Collection" under the GFDL. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:04, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
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Please, undelete my uploads, cancelled since September 5!

All my uploads were deleted and delinked in the moment the copyrigh holder - after corresponding with OTRS - was granting the correct permission, exchanging mails with The files were deleted on September 5 and I tried to have them undeleted by contacting the administrator that cancelled them. My efforts were not working. The copyright holder wrote at to OTRS (August 9, September 7, September 13, September 17, October 10). I also wrote to permissions-wikimedia (September 23, October 10) but nothing happened and the administrator Fastily explained to me that he could do nothing, it is a task for OTRS. Here is the complete list of the deleted files:

Please, can you undelete the files or let me know what to do? Thanks for your attention.--Sandra.Cavallucci (talk) 11:00, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Can you post the ticket number here?+PrinceWilly 23:36, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
I think it is ticket:2012072510005252. --PierreSelim (talk) 06:58, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
I confirmt that the ticket number is :Ticket:2012072510005252. I would be very grateful to the administrator that will undelete these images! Thanks in advance. --Sandra.Cavallucci (talk) 09:22, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
The OTRS ticket looks legit to me. I'll post at COM:UD to see if an amdin can undelete the images. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:25, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
I have restored the files and removed the "no permission"-template. I leave it to an OTRS member to add the appropriate OTRS ticket. File:Paolo Del Bianco.jpg is still missing author information, though. --rimshottalk 18:54, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, Rimshot. I've marked them all with {{permissionOTRS}} and fixed up File:Paolo Del Bianco.jpg as best I could. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:23, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
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Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Pretesm

There seems to be an OTRS authorization involved in some of the pictures in Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Pretesm, could you please check what exactly has been authorized?

Thanks in advance, Michelet-密是力 (talk) 19:06, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

The release took place in April 2008 as can be seen from the previous deletion requests. The actual release explicitly licensed the Global Paleogeographic Views of Earth History under CC-BY-SA-3.0 with no link to any specific webpage. KTC (talk) 22:16, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
OK, thanks; everything seems to be in order then. Michelet-密是力 (talk) 14:44, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
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File:I-sopod Flotation Tank.jpg

This file was deleted as a copyright violation. The copyright owner emailed me, and I directed him to OTRS. It has been over a month, and nothing has happened. Any update on the file's status? The name of the copyright holder is Peter Bell, and he sent the email from on September 20, if it helps. David1217 (talk) 22:46, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Ticket:2012091210012738. I've processed the ticket and filed a request at COM:UD. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:25, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
And it's been undeleted by INeverCry (talk · contribs). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:39, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
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Expedite request

Hi, I noticed that the OTRS queue is 31 days.  Do you allow expedite requests?  The image at

is being used in a very high profile Wikipedia article that is currently undergoing Featured Article Review.  Thanks.Ferrylodge (talk) 20:19, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

The ticket is #2012102710001291. I've asked for some more information. Once that's provided, I'll mark the image {{permissionOTRS}}; in the meantime, I'll mark it {{OTRS received}}. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:37, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Mr. Mitchell. I got a copy of one of the emails you sent to the copyright holder. Cheers. 17:00, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
I think the requested info was sent to you about twelve hours ago. 15:06, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. All is in order, and I've marked the description page with {{permissionOTRS}}. I'll confirm by email later (currently travelling). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:47, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
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File:Coshocton County Courthouse.jpg

What's going on with this image? The uploader marked it as an own work, but some time later, the sourcing was changed by someone else, citing ticket 2011092910022206. Does this ticket say (1) that the image is taken from the book in question, and (2) that the actual author permits the cc-by-3.0 license for the image? I'm quite confused and not sure how to handle this image. If it will help at all, I'll be willing to dig up the book in question, since my university library owns a copy. Nyttend (talk) 02:50, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

The image was scanned from the book without permission. However, the author of the book (who says he also took the photo), told the OTRS agent he didn't have a problem with it being used as long as he was properly attributed. SilkTork's revision seems to have resolved the issue. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:56, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the help. I'm going to copy this section to the image's talk page. Nyttend (talk) 20:47, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
No problem. I'll follow up with your query on my talk page tomorrow (UTC). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:49, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
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BollywoodHungama permission

Can someone do some further checking with these folks about the images which they're placing on their site - particularly those from outside of India - with regards to OTRS #2008030310010794? I've opened two DRs on images taken from there - see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Aishwarya Rai at 64th Annual International Cannes Film Festival (11).jpg and Commons:Deletion requests/File:Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ( Longines Ambassadress of Elegance ) at Prix de Diane Longines a Weekend Tinged with Elegance.jpg. Now I come across this image - File:Aishwarya Rai at 65th Annual International Cannes Film Festival (7).jpg. Doing some digging leads to me this image at WireImage where the caption clearly states "Exclusive Coverage". The instructions at Category:Unreviewed files from Bollywood Hungama makes it seem that the images in their parties section are the work of their "own exclusive photographers"... I'm really questioning that. Tabercil (talk) 14:47, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

That's what the ticket says -- everything under parties and events is from their own photographers. We've had a boatload of problems with other similar OTRS tickets (Cinefundas is one where I have an open DR and so on), so far BH has been good, but if this behavior is starting with BH, we might have to question it too. I've looked around and there are a couple of images -- on set photographs that concern me. I'll ask the initial contact with BH to check on this (FilmiTadka where we have a similar license has also placed such images in the parties folder, but they remove it once they notice the error). —SpacemanSpiff 18:28, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
As far as I know, all of the images uploaded on the BH website are taken by their own photographers. Regarding the similarities with other images: I believe that when an actor goes to an event, numerous photographers from different groups take their pictures. Photographer A and B who are standing beside each other would most likely end up getting the same pose by the actor. Due to this, I believe that there are some images which look alike to each other. -- Bollywood Dreamz talk 19:36, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
That explanation might do for the two images which I have DRs on (and that's why I opened DRs on then rather doing an outright deletion on copyvio grounds), but that does not fly at all for the third image (File:Aishwarya Rai at 65th Annual International Cannes Film Festival (7).jpg). Remember, that's something that Getty is saying they have exclusive coverage of - in other words, they're the only people who were there. I can't see how any photographer with any other agency (whether BH, WENN or whoever) being allowed to shot there, nor can I see a circumstance where the photographer who was there being allowed to provide shots to anyone else... Tabercil (talk) 20:51, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
I've done some further digging into things and have found a bunch of other images which look like they originally came from Getty - see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mukerji TIFF09.jpg, Commons:Deletion requests/File:Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends the 'Il Gattopardo' premiere (18).jpg, Commons:Deletion requests/File:Aishwarya Rai attend the 'Robin Hood' premiere (9).jpg, Commons:Deletion requests/File:Aishwarya invited at the opening of Bvlgari Hotel in London 01.jpg and Commons:Deletion requests/File:Aishwarya invited at the opening of Bvlgari Hotel in London 03.jpg. Tabercil (talk) 04:47, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
If there's a requirement, I don't mind following up with BH through the OTRS system and find out about these images. I've stopped license reviewing the non-Indian location images for them after the earlier discussion. However, before contacting them, I'd like to list out any potential questions we may have as I don't want to go back and forth repeatedly. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 05:08, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Stuff from India proper I have no problems with the BH website. It's when the image location is outside of India that I have issues with, same as you. I've listed 7 or so images which have source issues. If you ask them about the provenance of the shots (and try using some open-ended questions where we can hopefully get some details from BH) then I think we could get a sense of what's going on behind the scenes. Tabercil (talk) 22:24, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
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File:Rob De Luca 2011.jpg

I emailed the creator and gave them the file name. They may not now the ways of OTRS and may seem a little confused about attribution, copyright retention, and personality rights. I added a few links to the email on these matters. The OTRS should go smoothly on this file but I just added this note as a heads up in case you get a strange email from a record company about the subject. I put a cc-by-3.0 tag on it for now. I am sure that is the type they wish.--Canoe1967 (talk) 14:32, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

This may relate to a pre-existing discussion at 2012060110000679 and File:Rob de luca.jpg, whoever takes this on may want to read through that background. I started to look at it, but got confused and so am backing off. -- (talk) 14:45, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

I don't blame you. There is an image war in en:wp about the image in the article being out of date. This is the newer image that will hopefully end the war that has had two editors blocked already.--Canoe1967 (talk) 15:31, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

  • ok, here's the history, since I did the ticket. Rob De Luca, the actual person in the photo, forwarded a permission from Jason Obrotka, the photographer, to "use" the photo. I sent a template email asking what the file name was. I got a response saying what are you talking about. I sent another one saying the ticket could be re-opened once the file name was provided. I got another what are you talking about. I sent a final message saying that we have millions of images, and I couldn't find the file, and also a link to the email release templates since the permission wasn't going to be nearly enough. Then I looked at the article (something I admit I could have done before that point) and found a fair use picture being used, which violates Wikipedia policy. I nominated it for deletion and restored the older, free picture that had been on the article. Apparently I started a huge debate, since Rob De Luca is furious that we have an old picture of him. Normally this is great, it can lead the individual to freely license us a new photo, since we can't use a new photo if we don't have one. I was invited to comment at Wikipedia, and I made a short post saying I wasn't going to participate in their derp. At this point we need to contact Jason Obrotka, not Rob De Luca or the uploader. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 16:42, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
In the email I sent today to Mr. DeLuca I told him the file name and stated that the copyright holder would need to send permissions in the proper format. I have never seen the deleted fair-use image. Is it the same one? I think the one I uploaded was a different photographer (going by the name of the file he emailed me.) I also explained that the copyright holder may legally insist on attribution and that Mr. DeLuca will always retain his personality rights in places where it is law. He may have sent me an image that the creator will allow on commons. I do apologize for all the headaches this is causing.--Canoe1967 (talk) 17:33, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
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File:T01 Beata Vergine del Rosario 5.jpg

Could someone check the license given in the ticket associated with this image? {{PD-Art}} doesn't apply because of the 3D frame. Prof. Professorson (talk) 16:49, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Note: Ticket is in Italian. (side note: loving the username prof. professorson). Regards, MacMed (talk) 18:39, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
The ticket is about texts (under BY-SA) and the image (a license is not specified, so PD-Art was chosen, the sender just wanted us to publish it for him). --Elitre (talk) 21:03, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Is he the author of the picture? Is it possible to ask him to release it under a free license? Prof. Professorson (talk) 21:28, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I am doing, I'll keep you posted. --Elitre (talk) 21:42, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi, sorry for the delay. I sent several messages to the sender of the picture, asking him to clarify. He states that the pic is a "work for hire" - shot by a friend on his behalf: it appears on the cover of an amateurial book of his. So he added it is still perfectly fine for us to use it and that he agrees to whatever license, but would not explicitly choose between the BY-SA and FAL that I proposed in the first place and, being quite annoyed by our requests, won't likely answer again in the future. Please feel free to close this case as you find appropriate. --Elitre (talk) 15:32, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

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File:Sam Mikulak on parallel bars.jpg

This file makes several references to OTRS, but did not actually have an OTRS pending tag. There is also a statement that the supposed permission was obtained from the subject rather than the copyright holder (Associated Press) and only covered use in a specific Wikipedia article, which is of course completely insufficient for Commons and contradictory to the stated license. Given that the Associated Press typically doesn't release their works under free licenses, this is most likely a copyright violation, so it would be good if the matter could be processed speedily. Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 11:42, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

The related OTRS ticket is ticket:2012072210000913. No confirmation received yet from the copyright holder though. Trijnsteltalk 12:30, 5 August 2012 (UTC)
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File:Peter Strueber.jpg

Could I get a second opinion on the permission for this file? I'm afraid "This file is in the public domain, because email by Peter Strüber" is neither proper English nor a logically coherent assertion. LX (talk, contribs) 17:40, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

There's no ticket number specified. I searched for a ticket referring to Peter Strueber and wasn't able to find one but that's not to say it doesn't exist—the search function is imperfect and it could be in a queue to which I don't have access. I suggest asking Raymond (talk · contribs), the OTRS agent who added the template, but bear in mind that was over three years ago. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 08:30, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
According to the file description page, it should be in the info-de queue. LX (talk, contribs) 17:08, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
I don't have access to info-de (though I do to permissions-de); I would still say that your best bet is to ask Raymond. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 11:31, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
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File:Araña Látigo - tailless whip-scorpion.jpg. It´s my work. I granted license.

I found a tag mentioning that the permission to use the file is archived withticket:2009102510027211. At first it seemed strange, for it is mentioned that I, the owner of the copyright, uploaded it. Then, on close scrutiny, found that it might be because I used the same version that is on flickr, and it has a watermark with my old flickr´s account username. If that´s the problem, maybe I could look for the original picture and upload it (without the watermark). Thank you. --Brujogomez (talk) 04:30, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

In the email I can see that someone gave permission (cc-by-sa) for this file which was later uploaded here. Is this what you wanted to know? Trijnsteltalk 15:10, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
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file:Проект колористического паспорта 1997 г..JPG to undelete

Anybody can help me to restore file:Проект колористического паспорта 1997 г..JPG from the article Колористический паспорт - ?

Permission OTRS|2012072010005154

Thank youВисарик (talk) 12:49, 27 September 2012 (UTC)Висарик

I'm relying on an extremely dodgy translation of the Russian, but it seems that the OTRS agents have asked the customer for more information to prove that they are the copyright holder (this is standard procedure—Commons policy requires that we be sure) and are waiting for a response. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:54, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
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Please check whether the permission for those files has now arrived or is lost in the web again. --Denniss (talk) 22:35, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

I am sorry to say but I do not see anything about Bruce Drum or in OTRS database. But I am new to OTRS and still learning, so hopefully someone else can have a look. --Jarekt (talk) 02:40, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
I had a look, and I was similarly unable to find any ticket mentioning Bruce Drum or HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:58, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
I have asked Russavia what might have happened with these permissions as he caims they were sent again some time ago. --Denniss (talk) 12:51, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
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File:Red Bull Stratos.jpg

A OTRS-Message has been received, in which RedBull grants a PD-licence. The e-mail was forwarded to the OTRS-Team. 15:31, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Info The ticket number is 2012101710009123 and is located in the permissions-commons-de queue. Permission has not yet been confirmed since the release does not mention an acceptable license(it states that the image is for editorial use only) for the commons. For a list of acceptable licenses see Commons:Licensing. It is strongly recommended that this email template be used by the copyright holder when granting permission. MorganKevinJ(talk) 21:52, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
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Hello, someone who has access to the following OTRS ticket:2010012910031794 could sum up what the permissions contains. Especially if it deals with the lack of FOP in France (i.e. gives permissions for the author of the grave) or not. Thank you. --PierreSelim (talk) 08:23, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

It was uploaded via wikiportrait by the photographer under cc-by-sa/gfdl. Let me know if you need more. Trijnsteltalk 18:52, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
So we only have permission from the photographer not the creator of the artwork i.e. the grave ? --PierreSelim (talk) 07:29, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
I re-checked it for you, but yes, this is only permission from the photographer, not from the creator of the artwork. I guess the person who handled the ticket and uploaded the image (User:Effeietsanders) wasn't aware of the inexistence of FOP in France. I'll notify him about the DR and the discussion here. Trijnsteltalk 10:14, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
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Ticket # 2012071810005337

Could someone check ticket:2012071810005337, which is being used on File:Logo belal.jpg. This should resolve Commons:Deletion requests/File:Logo Belal.gif. Thanks. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 18:04, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Requires a Russian speaker. I see that a Russian speaking agent responded to the ticket on 07/19/12, just don't know what the response was and I don't want to rely on google translate for the original message, but the agent response provides a ticket number to be placed on the image. If a Ru speaker comes along, they can correct me.—SpacemanSpiff 18:16, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
+1, I can only say we recieved an email from someone with an email from the domain --PierreSelim (talk) 18:24, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
I've looked through the ticket - permission was accepted for gif-version (File:Logo Belal.gif), not this one. I've restored needed image and deleted another one rubin16 (talk) 14:14, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 21:54, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
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File:Celje-Bertoni Lojze-Grozde 72.jpg

Dear team of Wikipedia! I sent the permission for File:Celje-Bertoni Lojze-Grozde 72.jpg. I did not understand, where to send. So now I explain it once more: My brother Blaž Jelen photographed this photo on 1. Slovenian Eucharistic Congres (Prvi slovenski evharistični kongres v Celju) in Celje, 10th June, 2010 and sent to me this and other photos with wish, to give them on Wikipedia. Later I asked him for permission, that these files may be used on Wikipedia and overall too and he gave that permission too. I think, you believe me and so do not cancel this file from Slovenian Wikipedia. It may be under free license (3). Your --Stebunik (talk) 22:08, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

He may have given you permission but we would still like you or your brother send an email to as to verify the permission with the Copyirght holder. Here at Commons, we take Copyright seriously, because we want to protect the Copyright Holders copyright. So, once you send an email to the above address then we can help you so it can be kept on Commons. Once you send the email to us please mark the File's page on Commons, as OTRS Pending by putting {{OTRS pending}}. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 19:27, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
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Any admin please restore this file (File:Sean_Mattison_2.jpg) per ticket:2012071510008894, This file is restored by AFBorchert per above ticket, then again deleted by Denniss because of No Permission? --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 02:11, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

The image was only temporarily undeleted to allow a grace period for verification. The photographer (not the uploader or the subject) was asked to confirm that he had freely licensed the image, but never did so. The file can't be undeleted unless and until we have permission from the photographer. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:02, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Hi HJ Mitchell, yes you are right, Sorry, I was just a bit confused about that deletion (or deletion summary), Now i understood. Thanks.--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 00:02, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
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File:Jegaatha photo.jpg

This image is the subject of Ticket:2012082410006608, and certainly appears to me to be a photograph of a photograph. This is supported by it being first uploaded rather blurry and out of focus at en:File:JegaathaProfilePhoto.jpg (now deleted, so only enwiki admins can see it). I'm not comfortable with approving the ticket and I'm also not sure the best way to explain to the uploader what the issue is, so would somebody else like to take a crack at this ticket? VernoWhitney (talk) 17:17, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

King of Hearts approved the permission and posted the template on the image so this looks like resolved. Trijnsteltalk 15:15, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone please check whether this ticket is valid only for File:Taylor-Beth-2009-Wiki-Heads.jpg or also for the currently deleted File:BethTaylor2009Head.png. --Túrelio (talk) 11:49, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

The ticket is valid for both files. User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 22:02, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 22:16, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone check Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by GosGroc? User:Aleator claims that the files are covered by ticket:2012102910008218. However, he is not an OTRS member, and only one of the files has ever been edited by an OTRS member: User:Clarkcj12 added {{OTRS received|id=2012102910008218|year=2012|month=October|day=29}} to Special:PermanentLink/82013506. As it was {{OTRS received}} and not {{PermissionOTRS}}, it sounds as if the permission would be insufficient. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:38, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Commented there. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:35, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
OK, thanks. --Stefan4 (talk) 19:35, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
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Wiki Commons hosts a number of maps that depict the Earth millions of years ago:




These maps were created by Ron Blakey of On his website it clearly states:

All maps are copyright to me, Ron Blakey, and may bu used, with citation to Ron Blakey, NAU Geology, for educational, non-profit, non-commercial purposes. For commercial uses, please contact me.

All files uploaded to Wiki Commons are labelled CCA or public domain, which permits free commercial exploitation of them. This is not what Mr Blakey wants, and I believe he was confused about this. I contacted him by email and he's upset that people are exploiting his works for profit without asking his permission. He did not know that Wikipedia and Wiki Commons were two different sites, with different licensing criteria. It seems the email that was sent to Blakey asking his permission did not make this clear.Kurzon (talk) 09:36, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

We don't have to delete these files, just shift them to Wikipedia, which supports a "non-commercial, educational only" license.Kurzon (talk) 09:36, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Please check if is according to this edit with a cc-by-sa license. Regards, NNW (talk) 10:38, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

This was already raised on here before, and a response given at the time in relation to Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Pretesm. There's nothing new to add to what I previously stated. KTC (talk) 12:09, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
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File:Laing Presse.jpg

Could someone please check the ticket# that is mentioned in the image description. --Túrelio (talk) 19:40, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Well, it's in German...;I don't speak it, but the system says that the ticket it's successful closed, but the agent did not change the file's page.+PrinceWilly 00:25, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
My German isn't perfect, but I understand it quite well. The person emailing us forwarded the permission someone else gave. But that other person didn't mention a valid license, thus the OTRS permission can't be confirmed yet. They asked him to let the original author send us the permission, but that person didn't send it yet. Trijnsteltalk 20:00, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
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I ask the active members of the OTRS check the validity of links added by User:ישרון. The last two days, he puts down the ticket number, but it is not a member of OTRS. Another activity from this account is almost there. --Art-top (talk) 03:58, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

It's legit. He is an OTRS agent, but hasn't been given the user right on Commons yet. I'll see if I can rectify the latter. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:13, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! --Art-top (talk) 04:13, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
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Reusing a picture

Hello, First I want to apologise if my question sounds naïve. I have never done this before. I am a goldsmith - researcher living in Ireland and I would like to post this picture (see link) on my website as an example of traditional Japanese mokume gane. This is the link: I have no intention of altering/changing this picture in any way and I am more than willing to quote the appropriate source of this picture. Can I download this picture and use it or do I need to ask permission, if so, to who? Thank you for reading,

Dr. Will Dnayer — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

You can reuse this picture in any way you like, as it is in the public domain. Mentioning the source and the author might be appreciated. Yann (talk) 05:46, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
The object is in the public domain due to age, but it is 3D, so the CC license applies for the image. I suggest you follow the terms under the "Photograph and description" license, which is also free but not the same as public domain. The section on Licensing does explain the requirements and you will be fine if you follow those. Hekerui (talk) 21:24, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
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These two files are the works of Bob Corritore and Bob has agreed to release the files under the correct licenses. An email was sent to OTRS and cc to Willie Buck and Willie informed me that it has been recieved. Please restore these files as they are crucial to my page.Monorail11261 (talk) 04:14, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes, ticket:2012101210000097 was received but not followed on. Give it time. BTW, File:Chi-od25.jpg was uploaded as File:Willie Buck with Dave Meyers.jpg and than deleted, I (or someone else) will undelete it once OTRS is closed. --Jarekt (talk) 11:39, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank Jarekt. I changed the name of it. I'll just have to wait.The photos are located (talk) 16:39, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
The photos have not been restored. Therefore the issue can't be resolved. I have no confirmation of the status of the photos one way or another.Monorail11261 (talk) 17:18, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

I marked this as ✓ Done below. Legoktm (talk) 04:26, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
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The files listed in the headline are a set of uploaded files taken of Willie Buck and others by Bob Corritore. The first of the two [File:Chi-od24.jpg] was restored, but the other [File:Chi-od25.jpg] was not restored. The files are by the same author, Bob Corritore, who submitted a commons release on the files. Please restore the second file so that I may use these photographs in the creation of a Wiki Page. Monorail11261 (talk) 17:10, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

I don't see that File:Chi-od25.jpg ever existed or was deleted. Legoktm (talk) 04:16, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Just saw the section above, working on it. Legoktm (talk) 04:19, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
✓ Done (ticket:2012101210000097). Legoktm (talk) 04:25, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
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This ticket number was added by a non-OTRS-member to follow files (art work by living artist de:Georg Königstein):

Can this verified? --GeorgHHtalk   15:07, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

The user now has the "OTRS-member" user right and (relying on a machine translation of the German) I see no reason to think the ticket isn't legit. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 10:05, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
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File:Tom Burlinson.jpg

File:Tom Burlinson.jpg had a 2010 ticket added by the uploader (ticket:2010032410053114) although it was only uploaded in 2012. Does the ticket confirm permission for the file, if so which licence? January (talk) 20:41, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

The time difference is odd, but that file is a cropped version of the one sent to OTRS. I've added a {{cc-by-sa-3.0}} as the ticket specified. Legoktm (talk) 00:26, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
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Ticket for uploads by User:Lasse Espe ?

Lasse Espe (talk · contribs), who had uploaded[11] a number of images showing comic book artists/covers Martin Kellerman, Lina Neidestam, Børge Lund and Nils Axle Kanten from october to early november, says that he has sent permissions to OTRS, but never got any reply nor a ticket. Due to missing permission all his uploads have been deleted in between. As his claim looks credible to me, could an OTRS volunteer please check for any correspondence ( from him and look into this case? --Túrelio (talk) 16:17, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

I have located the ticket (2012110610004727. It does contain valid permission for three files only. They are File:Lunch3cover nocode.jpg, File:Børge Lund.jpg and File:Lunch2cover.jpg. There is no mention of any this users' uploads in the email. Rjd0060 (talk) 03:56, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
O.k., I will undelete these 3 files. Could you then add the ticket to them? Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 09:16, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
After talking with Rjd on IRC, there were quite a few more files with permission, that User:mattbuck undeleted for me. All have been tagged appropriately, so this is ✓ Done. Legoktm (talk) 04:33, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
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I got Ticket#2012112310002474, with the message "Add a notice on your website specifying that the content is released under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license (or, in the case of an image, any other acceptable free license), and reply to this email saying you have done so and linking to where we can see the notice." but this is exactly what I did before! So I answered: "The website has the statement >>I give permission for these images to be used under the CC-BY-SA licence<<. This message is at the bottom line of the first post, just under the pictures." But this email has not been answered since 23-Nov-2012. I also started this undeletion request a few days ago: --Zylinderkopf (talk) 09:33, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

OTRS wrote: "I read your post, but as a forum can be edited by any person, unfortunately I can not take it into consideration. Anyway thank you for your interest in contributing." This is not true. A posting in a forum can only be edited by the author of the posting (an the administrators). The author of the posting wrote: "I give permission for these images to be used under the CC-BY-SA licence". This means, that these images are under the CC-BY-SA licence. What is my next step? --Zylinderkopf (talk) 16:15, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
Two thoughts: 1) Ask the OTRS agent why the forum isn't enough and 2) Talk to the deleting administrator at User talk:INeverCry. If neither works, you can always start a Undeletion request. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 14:12, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
The photo was undeleted. Thanks! --Zylinderkopf (talk) 13:15, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
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Grace time for {{OTRS pending}} ?

I note that File:Jacqueline Fernandez 1 at IIFA Reza Seedin Photography.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) and File:Jacqueline Fernandez 2 at IIFA Reza Seedin Photography.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) have been deleted even though I added the OTRS pending template a week ago and my forwarded email from the uploader is still sitting in OTRS waiting to be dealt with (I certainly received no reply). I am particularly surprised to see the deleting admin is also someone with OTRS access, so I would have thought they would have checked for the ticket before deleting these images. Could someone check out the ticket and undelete these? Thanks -- (talk) 04:01, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

I restored these 2. Yann (talk) 09:41, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
@Fæ: I can't find the related ticket(s). Did you send the permission to permissions-commons(@) Trijnsteltalk 00:02, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
(only just notice this thread had continued) I did correspond with the uploader after undeletion, but they never did give me an email with a clearer release. If the OTRS ticket is still open, I suggest it is closed unless the uploader gets back in touch. Thanks -- (talk) 09:53, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
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Category:Items with OTRS permission confirmed but no license

I checked for more files like the ones mentioned in the previous post and found few hundred of them. I added them to Category:Items with OTRS permission confirmed but no license. --Jarekt (talk) 18:40, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

I cleared out about 50 today; there are still about 250 left if anyone OTRS agent fancies lending a hand. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:14, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, since I regularly run into OTRS issues I asked for OTRS rights, but nobody seem to be processing those. --Jarekt (talk) 18:25, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
I left a comment there. Those requests are processed, but only when an OTRS admin stops by and has enough information to approve or deny a request. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:35, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
I've done another 50 or 60 of these today. There are 191 left as of this post. I'll raise it on the OTRS mailing list. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:52, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
We are down to 83 files. Help form Hebrew and other languages would be appreciated. --Jarekt (talk) 12:43, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Additionally, if anyone wanted to look at those queried at User:HJ Mitchell/Sandbox, that would be much appreciated. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:04, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

There are 6 files left in the category and they all seem to be scheduled for deletion. I can not access File:BentPatey3.jpg (ticket:2193080) and File:Cigler-software.jpg (ticket:2011100410008123). Can someone look them up? --Jarekt (talk) 13:36, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

The first of those isn't a valid ticket number. Ticket numbers are 16 digits starting with a date (eg 20121113########); I can't access the second either. Might be worth asking one of the OTRS admins. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:51, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Actually, that's not entirely true. This is a valid number as all tickets can be accessed on several ways; can't explain how that works, but I know you have the usual numbers starting with a date and just ticket numbers. I can't see both either btw. I suspect they are in info-no and in info-cs. Trijnsteltalk 22:02, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
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Ticket check please

Came across File:Karen as Layla, in Scorpion King 2.jpg, which has a typed permission statement of "ticket #2011122910023208" placed by the uploader. I think that's likely an invalid ticket tagged to try and keep a copyvio from deletion, but I'd like to confirm first before acting... Tabercil (talk) 15:48, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

The ticket exists, and was accepted by the OTRS agent, but I'm almost certain the OTRS customer isn't the copyright holder and they don't state how they own the copyright anywhere in the email chain. It looks like a good-faith mistake rather than a deliberate attempt to conceal a copyvio, but I don't think the ticket can be considered a valid release. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:22, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
That user uploaded four images of Karen David: the aforementioned one plus File:Karen as Cesca Montoya in Waterloo Road.jpg, File:Karen David's upcoming EP - Three Little Birds.jpg and File:Karen David with black hair and head on the table.jpg. The last one I can believe the uploader as having rights to it; the EP cover and the Waterloo Road press image both raise suspicions similar to the Scorpion King image. Can you check to see how the OTRS ticket explains those additional images?? Tabercil (talk) 06:22, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
The first two of those present the same problem as the original image you asked about—the OTRS customer is almost certainly not the copyright holder. I can't say how I reached that conclusion on a public noticeboard, but I would suggest they be deleted as they appear to belong to a third party who is unlikely to release them. The last appears to be a personal photo. I would say it's unlikely the OTRS customer is the copyright holder, but it's clearly not a press photo or otherwise obviously non-free image. My guess would be that it was taken by a friend and probably intended for Facebook, so an argument could be made for keeping it (and obviously the logical implication of that is that an argument could be made for deleting it). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 11:07, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
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Cardio Networks

Per Commons:Bots/Requests/Smallbot 8, I'm looking for verification of ticket:2011102310008874. Under what license is the content released, and which content is released.Smallman12q (talk) 17:31, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

License template exist at Template:Cardionetworks permission that provides the relevant details. Regards -- KTC (talk) 18:14, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
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Please check for a permission in OTRS database, otherwise tag affected files for speedy deletion. Thanks. --Denniss (talk) 12:48, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

I haven't been able to find anything mentioning Maksym Dragunov in the OTRS system. However, the creator of the template (Russavia) has gained permission (verified via OTRS) to use images from several other photographers on, so I'll make further enquiries with him. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:38, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
I remembered him about it on 20 September (here). He replied about one, but not about the other two. Trijnsteltalk 12:53, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
Given that he's sent lots of permission from other photographers on the same site, I think it's more likely that the ticket got lost somewhere or hew forgot to forward something than that there is no permission, so I think it's worth waiting a few days to see if he can help us locate it or resend it. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:58, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
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Confused by OTRS

The relevant OTRS Ticket Number is 2012102110006387. I received a number of photos from a friend (the subject of the photos is various weapons fitted to a ship of the South African Navy which he photographed during a "public day" held by the SA Navy.) I uploaded two of the photos to use in articles on en.WP about the weapons - File:Denel 35mm Dual Purpose Gun.jpg and File:12.7mm Rogue.jpg. In the email the photographer, Mr Brent Best, clearly states I am welcome to upload any of the attached photos as public domain images, then he congratulates me on the articles I have written on WP. Somehow the OTRS person who initially handled the email confused the two statements resulting in the status of the images, AIUI, being "in limbo". Please can someone help clear up this confusion. I can resend the photographer's original email (with attached photos) if necessary. Thanks Dodger67 (talk) 18:03, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

The email would have to come directly from the photographer to OTRS, in the format prescribed by the agent's reply. Unfortunately a copy paste of the email/forward would not suffice. Hope this helps. cheers.—SpacemanSpiff 18:39, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
We usually accept forwards of the entire email (with all the headers, including email addresses). I think the problem here is that the release wan't quite clear enough—they need to explicitly state that they release the photos into the public domain (or a free license of their choice). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:38, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
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OTRS usage

  • I have a photo film and photo plates exposed many dozens years ago. I am the heir of late Firstman. That Firstman told me the photos were done by late Secondman, but now Firstman is dead and cannot provide any proof, and also Firstman could lie. Firstman was the heir of late Secondman (who is stated as author), so I am the heir of Secondman through Firstman. I suppose that old Secondman could ask some unknown people to press the button of his camera. So, what do I need to write to OTRS, if I cannot prove my rights with any document? Thank you.--PereslavlFoto (talk) 17:41, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
You would need to be able to provide some sort of proof that a) the copyright on the images has expired (usually 70 years after the original author has died) or b) that you are the exclusive owner of the copyright. I suspect you're more interested in how you'd do do that, but I'm afraid I don't have an answer for that. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:13, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone take a look at this to verify the following: 1. The release is from the photographer, or if from the subject (or a third party associated with the subject), they assert that they are the copyright holder. 2. The selected licenses, GFDL 1.2+ and CC-BY-SA 3.0, require attribution. To whom should this be attributed? Usually this would be the photographer, by name, but here only the subject's name is given; this does not appear to be a self-portrait. Thanks, cmadler (talk) 13:42, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

It's and old ticket and OTRS was not as rigorous back then as it is today. The permission appears to be from the subject, not the photographer. However, it was used on the subject's website and could well be a work for hire (but that's a personal opinion, not a comment on the ticket). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:33, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
I would also assume it to be a work for hire. Just FYI, if this helps, the image also appears as the coverpage on subject's published book. But what do we do now? Will the image be deleted? §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 04:09, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Actually the summary on the image page says "Permission granted to use this image under the terms of the GFDL, provided credit to Sonali Kulkarni and link back to source website are given." §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 04:13, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Work for hire seems plausible. Based on the information in the ticket, what would be the best way to fix the current licensing and description to make this useable? cmadler (talk) 13:59, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
I've added an information template and provided a permanent link to this thread for anybody looking at it in the future. There's no guarantee, but it should be enough to prevent a DR. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 23:08, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
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Reinstatement photos

Dear Sir/Madam I `d like to reinstate some photos ( Kobyakov page (,_%D0%9F%D1%91%D1%82%D1%80_%D0%90%D0%BD%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87. We got a permit for this Template:Разрешен­ие OTRS Looking forward to hear from you Ne monro (talk) 12:35, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

You need to email and explain how the image(s) are freely licensed. They may well ask you for more information, which you will need to provide before they can confirm the permission. If you've already done this and received a reply, please post the 16-digit ticket number from the subject line here. If you've sent the email but are waiting for a reply, please be patient—it can take a few weeks. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:40, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
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Please have a look at the OTRS ticket and verify it's valid. At least one user questions the validity of the permission mail. --Denniss (talk) 21:02, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

The ticket contained a forwarded email (can be but not necessarily spoofed), so I have sent an email to the copyright holder for further confirmation and changed the tag to OTRS received. MorganKevinJ(talk) 21:37, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
There is nothing wrong with forwarded emails in general, as long as everything (including headers and footers) is forwarded, which doesn't seem to be the case here (the original email address is missing from the header). The email also contradicts the copyright statement on the website. Normally I wouldn't think much of either factor on its own, but both together raises an eyebrow. A lot of OTRS agents cc replies to the email address from which the original email was sent or to an email address known to belong to the person who allegedly sent it, and this should be standard practice imo, but nforing all OTRS agents of anything, much less enforcing any policy, is difficult.

Kevin's email to the copyright holder will hopefully clear things up. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:57, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

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Could somebody check up on the status of ticket:2012110310007293 with regards to File:Virtualbox logo.png? Thanks, FASTILY (TALK) 01:33, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

I do not have permission to see that one. Anybody else?--Jarekt (talk) 03:18, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, used the old, broken prefix. Fixed now -FASTILY (TALK) 09:31, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
I should have noticed that. Yes OTRS has (unprocessed) email from hotmail account saying that the license for File:Virtualbox logo.png can be found here. I guess that the file should be licensed under {{CDDL}} and {{GPLv2 only}} if we assume that that license also covers the logo.--Jarekt (talk) 12:59, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Note that the file was deleted in a deletion request because it was dubious if that licence covers the logo or not. See Commons:Deletion requests/File:Virtualbox logo.png. This later went to COM:UR at some point. The problem is that it doesn't tell whether the GPL licence applies to everything copyrighted by Oracle or only to some of those things. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:38, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Hello, Stefan4
So far on my count, I have explained this to you on four occasions and at the end of each, you seemed convinced that the logo is indeed covered by this license; only at the start of each new discussion, your memory seems to have been erased and you have no recollection of the past discussions. Even at the end of the deletion discussion to which you linked, all your concerns seem addressed!
Why don't you return to our previous discussions for a change? Or since it is you who assert the logo is not covered by license, why don't you provide a proof? After all, isn't the burden of proof with the one who asserts?
You know what? I think I have grown weary of this endless discussions in Commons. This file is restored in Wikipedia, where everyone politely checked my evidences and accepted them. I think that's enough. If the cost of restoring this file on Commons is endless waiting, endless discussions, endless repetitions, being mistreated and in one instance, going through an informal sockpuppet investigation by a certain checkuser clerk, then this price is too expensive. Sorry.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 14:23, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
But the whole problem is that the Oracle refers to "its GPL code" without defining what "its GPL code" is. Does it refer to everything copyrighted by Oracle, or only to some of those things? This has been pointed out several times, but you don't seem to get it. --Stefan4 (talk) 14:34, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi. User:Codename Lisa/Stefan4's fallacies
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 11:06, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
So the idea is to discuss using templates? User:Stefan4/Codename Lisa's fallacies.Stefan4 (talk) 20:31, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
No, template war was not the core idea. The idea was to show that the continuous undermining of my efforts to restore the file is not a mere good faith disagreement, lapse of memory or lack of time to properly read my messages but a genuine act of disrupting the process for your own reasons. Your template response shows that you have ample time and energy to spend on this discussion, your memory works perfectly well and you are ready to drop all standards of civility to end the discussion in your favor rather than Commons favor.
Fine. Have it your way. As I said, I have no interest in restoring this file anymore.
Codename Lisa (talk) 09:59, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you're talking about. My only "reason" for participating in these discussions is that I want to make sure that files on Commons have a correct licence, and when people show me a document which does not identify the licence status of an image, I just explain what the document says. However, your link to the source repository does seem to tell that the image is available under the General Public Licence. At first, I thought that you were just pointing at the same copy as the one which was mentioned in the deletion request, which looks a bit more dubious. Somehow, I missed that the directory was different. --Stefan4 (talk) 22:05, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi. Let me get this straight. You are saying that you are actually convinced? That this image can be restored now? Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 06:16, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes. The file you found here looks enough to me. I'm sorry that I didn't previously notice that the directory name was different from the previously discussed directory. I confirmed that the file also appears in the .tar.bz2 file available under "VirtualBox Sources" at [12], where there's a clear GPL licence statement. --Stefan4 (talk) 08:32, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi. I don't know what to say. Thanks. (Ironic; we discussed four times and you discovered it on your own?) So, I am acting bold and clearing these template arguments to give visibility to this discussion. I hope you don't mind. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 09:48, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone please check the status of ticket:2007121410015342 referenced in Template:MORS? I mean, how can the respondent give the license for all the content published on the site of the Slovene Ministry of Defence, if the ministry even does not necessarily hold the copyright on all the material (images, maps etc.) published there? And for what period is it valid? It was given on 22 November 2007, the minister was replaced by another one from the same coalition, but a new government, on 21 November 2008, and the entire coalition and government were replaced, after the general election, on 10 February 2012. Regarding that it does not explicitly mention the name of the license, is it valid at all? I mean, I would consider it valid for a limited period (which?), but I don't know whether the permission's phrasing is technically ok per the standards of Wikimedia and Commons. --Eleassar (t/p) 13:17, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

In ticket:2007121410015342 a Head of the Public Relations Service of Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia granted "permission to use the images and all other content from and" under CC-BY 3.0 license "with the acknowledgment of the author or source if the author is not given". The email correspondence was between the ministry and wikipedia user, which was than translated and forwarded to OTRS. --Jarekt (talk) 15:08, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
This is clear. The question is whether this applies also after the government changes and for the material hosted by that page but the copyright being held by other parties. --Eleassar (t/p) 15:15, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
For material copyrighted by others, no, because they can't legally license somebody else's work. For material produced after a change of government, I don't see why not. If the civil servant was authorised to license the content, then it's reasonable to assume that they are so authorised unless or until that authorisation is revoked. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:54, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Probably the new government even does not know someone gave the permission so if it was created by the new government, does not it have to state that its work is free because it is the true copyright holder? How could the representative from 2007 have given the permission for the work of the following government that they did not present? --Eleassar (t/p) 16:00, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Because in legal terms, the government is the same entity, and because the day-to-day running of the government is done by civil servants rather than politicians. It's not realistic to expect permission from politicians—they have other things to do. It's also quite common for governments to make decisions that will bind future governments, and future governments can usually reverse these if they see fit. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:15, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Ok, thank you. Unless someone disagrees, I'll take this to be as you say. --Eleassar (t/p) 16:19, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
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File:Messier 74 ULX.jpg


I would like to ask if the above file is still in the OTRS queue and if so what the ticket number is? Thank you in advance. Marshallsumter (talk) 20:29, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

I checked with a commons admin who said there was no ticket associated with that file before it's deletion, nor could I find one in the search. Legoktm (talk) 04:05, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
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About OTRS ticket:2012112610002772

Hi. I've uploaded File:Son Dambi from acrofan.jpg on behalf of "Jae-Yong Ryu", who owns Mr. Ryu contacted to Wikimedia South Korea preparatory committee and expressed to donate his photos of as CC-BY-SA license. Could you check the second e-mail from Mr. Ryu (About 2 hours later from the first mail). If you finished check, please update {{}}. -- ChongDae (talk) 02:44, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

I have updated it. -- King of ♠ 03:05, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. Then, can I upload other acrofan images using this template and tickets? -- ChongDae (talk) 05:59, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes. -- King of ♠ 11:20, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone please check whether this ticket is valid for File:Debordo Leekunfa.jpg, as it was added by the uploader himself. --Túrelio (talk) 09:24, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Definitely not valid. That ticket only mentions uploads of user JJ Georges from 2010/2011. I deleted all copyvios and warned the user. Trijnsteltalk 20:11, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 21:03, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
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Hello, I have forwarded the CC-BY-SA 3.0 permission for this file to the OTRS mail account. The email subject is "BG President Rosen Plevneliev - Official Photo" ant it was sent on the 13.11.2012 --Dimi z (talk) 14:42, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

It is ticket:2012111310014622, however it was not processed yet. --Jarekt (talk) 15:04, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Ticket is answered and closed + the ticket number is added to the file by now. Trijnsteltalk 22:51, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
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File:2007 Ricci Levy and Matt Foreman.JPG

The OTRS ticket for this file is at this link here.

It has an existing OTRS ticket and is simply awaiting confirmation.

It doesn't need to be deleted.

Can someone with OTRS access please confirm this file?

Thank you, -- Cirt (talk) 04:56, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done. Sorry about the delay. Legoktm (talk) 04:59, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks very much!!! -- Cirt (talk) 05:10, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
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I uploaded this image back in November and sent an email to OTRS with confirmation of the permission however it was tagged for deletion yesterday as it had been in the OTRS queue for a month without any confirmation of the licensing. The licensing of the image is: Unless otherwise noted, they have been placed in the public domain, although we request the following credit line be used when documents or figures are used elsewhere: “Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy.”. I forwarded the email from the copyright owner to permissions-commons on November 6, 23:46 UTC from james.palmer086@... Could someone please confirm this. Thanks, James086Talk | Email 12:29, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi James086. Your ticket number is ticket:2012110610012871; apologie for the delay - we have a backlog of 90 days now. I closed it, answered it and added the ticket number to the file. Please create a special template and use that one on each file you'll upload in the future as in that case it's easier to track by us as volunteers. I recommend you to ask an OTRS volunteer to add the ticket number to the template as you'll trigger an abuse filter here. :) Hope this helps. Kind regards, Trijnsteltalk 22:48, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks very much, I created Template:PD-OakRidge without triggering the edit filter. Also a large number of images were tagged for deletion as they have not been matched with an OTRS ticket. See Special:Contributions/FSIII. Should this bot/automated account (or at least this function of it) be put on hold temporarily while the backlog is this large? Thanks again, James086Talk | Email 20:07, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes... maybe they should, but (former admin) Fastily was always quick with deleting files and that hasn't changed since he resigned. Trijnsteltalk 20:48, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
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If this template is valid, please fully protect it as file licensing template. Thanks. --Denniss (talk) 16:28, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

There is no such ticket number in the permissions queues, but maybe in other queues. OTRS admin needed to be sure. --Krd 16:36, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
As an OTRS team leader (admin), I can verify that this ticket number does not exist. Tiptoety talk 18:16, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
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I sent an e-mail with the authorization for two files but they haven't been licensed.

Just a week ago I sent an e-mail with the authorization for this file and this one, but no one has actualized the information. The ticket included some screenshot of a conversation with the autor, in catalan laguage, but I included an english translation.--Coentor (talk) 13:48, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Please be patient. It can often take several weeks for a ticket to be processed due to the sheer number of them we receive every day and the limited number of people to process them. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:05, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
All right, thanks for explaining it to me. It is my first file uploaded by using this method. Thank You.--Coentor (talk) 18:14, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
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Caballero reynaldo visionario and permission and ???

Hi folks, I'm reading the permission-es queue and I found a permission to use in the image Caballero reynaldo visionario.jpg, but it's marked with copyvio tag. The website (text and images) is licensed in CC-BY 3.0 unported, but Turelio wrote "The source page is under a CC-BY license. However, the question remains whether they really have the right to license the cover". In the queue, the user writes "The author is the same Caballero Reynaldo and discography owner", Is there any way to validate the ticket? (pe: sent an email from the domain). Regards Superzerocool (talk) 13:07, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Edit: the user will send an email from own domain (or with permission), but he asks us if we can delete the copyrighted image, because he uploaded another photo without licensing problem (a photo taken from a concert). Regards Superzerocool (talk) 15:58, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
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Liebe Leute,

unter der URL oben findet ihr den Vorgang, den ich nun nicht mehr verstehe, weil meines Wissens mein spanischer Freund Fernando, der auch der Urheber des Fotos ist, diese Datei lizensiert haben will (und wenn der sowas sagt ...). Hier seine letzte diesbezügliche Mail, allerdings ohne Fernandos Mailadresse, die müßtet ihr ja nun so finden, oder?:


Original-Nachricht --------

Betreff: Re: [Ticket#2012102910004212] Fwd: Re: Foto Diego Datum: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 10:23:54 +0100

An: Permissions Commons de <>

it´s OK for me, Alfred. I agree to publish the images under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Buenos días a los dos!

2012/11/1 Permissions Commons de <>

   Godd morning Fernando,
   10/31/2012 12:03 - fernando fuentes wrote:
   > I´am the author of the 2 photos of Diego Martin, and now I´am a new user to
   > Wikipedia Commons.
   > The 2 photos of Diego Martín are now in the "wikipedia commons".
   thank you for your quick answer.
   Last qeustion: Do you agree to publish the images under the Creative Commons
   Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license?
   Thank you, yours sincerly
   Alfred Neumann

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Augemus, die beiden hier genannten Dateien sind doch schon längst erledigt, oder übersehe ich etwas? --Krd 09:11, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
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OTRS ticket 2010022310027094

In 99 % of time when I come to commons I am surprised by administrators decision. Last time when I have been on commons Museum of revolution picture given to USHMM where is under Copyright: Public Domain is declared copyright protected and deleted, now I am asking about picture scanned from book and I believe there will be new surprise for me !?

If I do not make mistake there must be picture creator permission and book publisher permission for pictures scanned from books ??--Rjecina2 (talk) 15:22, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

It looks fine to me. The filer made a credible claim to ownership of both the book and the illustrations. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 01:23, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
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Can someone modify the template {{PermissionOTRS}} and related templates so that it does not show up in Category:Items missing OTRS ticket ID? Thank you. --Sreejith K (talk) 18:14, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done already. Thanks to Rillke --Sreejith K (talk) 14:57, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
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Sporthochschule Köln

Die Zentralbibliothek der Sporthochschule hat ihre ursprüngliche Zustimmung zum Hochladen von Fotos aus ihren Archiven zurückgezogen. Das betrifft folgende Fotos:

Wie gehe ich jetzt damit um? Gruß, --Nicola (talk) 11:43, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Hallo Nicola. Wende Dich mit dieser Frage bitte direkt per E-Mail an das Support-Team, am besten an --Krd 16:35, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
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File:Anke Schwiekowski.jpg

This has an OTRS ticket but no licence tag. Which licence does ticket 2012112210007159 give permission for? January (talk) 22:32, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

License added per OTRS ticket. --Krd 09:54, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
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Is anyone able to locate a permission sent to OTRS regarding this license tamplate? If not please tag for deletion. --Denniss (talk) 16:30, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

I can't find any relevant ticket. I checked every email sent to OTRS by Russavia since September (when the template was created), as well as a text search of all emails referring to "Angara". Since the {{OTRS pending}} tag has been dated, the image has been automatically tagged with {{npd}}. I'll drop Russavia a line, but I don't see any choice but to delete it. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:02, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
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The uploader added an OTRS permission quoting ticket 2012103110014813, is this valid? January (talk) 15:21, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

The OTRS agent instructed the uploader to put the OTRS tag on the file. I'm relying on machine translation of the Russian,but it looks kosher. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:14, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
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Process question

Hello there. I have uploaded two images into the Commons with the tag "OTRS Pending". The owner of the images submitted email authorization to Wiki on 11 Dec 2012 at my request. I know there is a significant backlog of images to be approved, but can you confirm that I have taken all the proper steps to this point? Thanks! LauraLeeT (talk) 03:26, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

You're close. Rather than putting "OTRS Pending" in the filenames, you should have added {{subst:OP}} to the text of the description pages. I've gone ahead and fixed those for you – the files are now at File:David Gandy with Mercedes Gullwing.jpg and File:David Gandy with Nissan (2012).jpg. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 22:34, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, Philosopher!LauraLeeT (talk) 23:53, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Philosopher, I have just noticed that one of the pictures I uploaded is labeled "Nissan" but is actually a "Jaguar XJ Supersport". Not being a car enthusiast, I didn't catch the mistake, but I have already received two messages from people who did. Is there a way to change the name on that file? Thanks, LauraLeeT (talk) 15:51, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

I renamed your image to File:David Gandy with Jaguar XJ Supersport (2012).jpg. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:34, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
Wow, that was fast! Thanks, Yann. LauraLeeT (talk) 16:37, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
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File:Lim Hyun-Gyu from acrofan.jpg

Can someone confirm this image, the host page clearly states "Copyright ⓒ Acrofan All Right Reserved" ( ticket #2012112610002772) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mtking (talk • contribs) 07:45, 26 December 2012‎ (UTC)

It is a legitimate release. Tiptoety talk 04:06, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
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File:Dean Komel.jpg

Could you please restore this file per OTRS 2012122410002792. --Miha (talk) 17:50, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done - Tiptoety talk 04:04, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
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British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Vickers VC10 Srs1101 G-ARVH at London Heathrow Airport

Hi 30/12/2012 Could you give me permission to use this picture in a web site in development? (British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Vickers VC10 Srs1101 G-ARVH at London Heathrow Airport)

thank you John Blench

If you are talking about File:BOAC VC-10 1101.jpg; well, almost content hosted on Wikimedia Commons can be freely reused, excluding certain restrictions in many cases. You do not need to obtain a specific statement of permission from the licensor unless you wish to use the work under different terms than the license states.Willy Weazley 16:16, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Steve has made this photo available under the GFDL 1.2 licence. Refer to COM:REUSE on conditions, and pay attention to the conditions of the licence. If you need a less restrictive licence, Steve is contactable via the interface; he's a nice enough chap. russavia (talk) 16:25, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

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Copyright for Chaim Koppelman Images

I sent a message to Dorothy Koppelman to ask for a otrs ticket for the pictures of Chaim Kommelman she uploaded and she answered on my page User talk:Traumrune. I don't think the message is enough, or is it? What kind of answer can I give her? Traumrune (talk) 09:41, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

It is enough if she has some way of verifying who she is. I'm not sure whether it is enough without that verification, though. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 09:50, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
She'd have to email OTRS and work out a way of verifying who she is. It's usually reasonably simple. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:19, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
I just sent her an explanation how to give permission - she seems to be at bit lost in all our procedures. Traumrune (talk) 23:13, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
The OTRS agent who picks up the ticket can explain what else (if anything) is needed, but feel free to ping me (on my talk page or by email) if you need more help. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:13, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
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Submissions by User:Джеймс Мантет

User:Джеймс Мантет has submitted images in connection with the articles en:Tatyana Apraksina (living; founder of Apraksin Blues) and en:Alek Rapoport (d. 1997). In real life, this user writes or has written and/or translated for Apraksina's publication (credited as James Manteith), however I've found no indication he actually has any rights to the images he has uploaded. If permissions came from an Apraksin Blues domain, that may be effective as to images by Tatyana Apraksina (though, again, there is not even a hint of apparent authority by Manteith). Unless the permissions for Rapoport-related images came from his estate or from the subsequent owners of his works (and not the photos of the works), I don't think those images have the correct license. In fact, I suspect all these files actually copyright violations. Could someone please confirm all OTRS tickets associated with this user's submissions?

  1. File:Tatyana Apraksina - Faces of Shostakovich - 1986.jpg
  2. File:Tatyana Apraksina - Model of the Mass 2 - 1995.jpg
  3. File:Tatyana Apraksina - Coast Guard - 1999.jpg
  4. File:Tatyana Apraksina - Portrait of the Composer Alexander Lokshin - 1987.jpg
  5. File:Tatyana Apraksina - Red Fiddler - 1985.jpg
  6. File:Татьяна Апраксина - Лики Шостаковича - 1986.jpg
  7. File:Alek Rapoport - Anastasis-1 - 1996.jpg
  8. File:Alek Rapoport - Judeo-Christian Apostles Simon-Peter and Saul-Paul - 1995.jpg
  9. File:Alek Rapoport - Trinity in Dark Tones - 1994.jpg
  10. File:Alek Rapoport - The Incredulity of Thomas - 1993.jpg
  11. File:Alek Rapoport - The Short Life of Euphrosynos the Cook - 1978.jpg
  12. File:Alek Rapoport - Angel and Prophet - 1991.jpg
  13. File:Alek Rapoport - Samson Destroying the House of the Philistines - 1989.jpg
  14. File:Alek Rapoport - Tramp and Yellow Cab - 1984.jpg
  15. File:Alek Rapoport - Downfall of Jericho - 1970.jpg
  16. File:Alek Rapoport - Three Figures - 1966.jpg
  17. File:Alek Rapoport - Furcht und Elend des III Reiches - 1962.jpg
  18. File:Alek Rapoport - Laying the Wreaths on the Field of Mars - 1958.jpg
  19. File:Alek Rapoport - Self Portrait - 1990.jpg

Sorry if I've missed any. And thanks! JFHJr (talk) 21:24, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Seems nobody's chomping at the bit. The Apraksina files are under ticket:2011032510003183, ticket:2011051910003584, ticket:2011050610002715, and ticket:2011051910003584. All the Rappoport files are apparently based on ticket:2011051110000691. It's not a great deal of work; just a great deal of likely copyvios. Please? JFHJr (talk) 21:58, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
Chomp. All confirmed, permissions from copyright owners. --GRuban (talk) 20:49, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Actually, it's not that easy to say. I'd prefer a Russian OTRS volunteer looking at these as all tickets are written in Russian. Trijnsteltalk 10:39, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Info all emails were send from a gmail address which I can't link to the estate or so, but again, I don't speak Russian. Trijnsteltalk 10:40, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Nvm. Forget what I just said. Looks like resolved as GRubin is indeed a Russian volunteer. Trijnsteltalk 20:51, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
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Please verify the permission sent for this template. A user claims to be the author and permission was given for images up to a given date but not for images taken/uploaded after this date. See Commons:Deletion requests/File:Peruvian Air Force Aermacchi MB-339AP SDLP-1.jpg and some other DR opened by this user. --Denniss (talk) 19:01, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

The wording is time-insensitive. It releases "any photos and other materials found published at" the source linked to in the template. VernoWhitney (talk) 18:09, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, DRs closed as Keep. But I request someone from OTRS to contact the author to request clarification. If the user here is identical to the author this may be counted as license withdrawal (for images uploaded at the given source after the date he first requested deletion here). --Denniss (talk) 15:06, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
I don't know if anyone did this, but there is a new OTRS ticket 2012102010004891 from the copyright holder disputing the permission. QU TalkQu 22:54, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Disputing the permission at all or modifying it to a specific timeframe? --Denniss (talk) 17:44, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
The client in ticket:2012102010004891 states that he gave permission only for images uploaded to before 8 November 2011. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:22, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
NB: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Peruvian Air Force Aermacchi MB-339AP SDLP-1.jpg#File:Peruvian Air Force Aermacchi MB-339AP SDLP-1.jpg (2). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:37, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
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Arabic volunteer needed

There are a few book scans uploaded in commons and as per Ticket#: 2012022410006566, the uploader himself is the author of the book. He also claims himself to be the publisher of the book and has sent scans from his book to prove his point. Unfortunately, the book scans are in Arabic and I am unable to see whether his claims are true. Can an Arabic volunteer intervene? --Sreejith K (talk) 06:12, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

I am not the author of the book. I uploaded the photos from book whose author is also the publisher. J10452M (talk) 11:19, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

J10452M, please don't blank out this discussion as you did here; that's against our talk page guidelines.
The ticket has been approved (apparently by User:Heb, who does not list Arabic as one of their languages). I seriously think the ticket needs a second opinion, though, as the authorship claims were demonstrably false in at least one case: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Israeli Jet Over Mount Sannine.jpg. LX (talk, contribs) 16:43, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
Hello? Is this thing on? LX (talk, contribs) 10:39, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
The ticket was approved - though I do not speak nor read Arabic - because a declaration of consent (rather similar to Commons:Email templates#Declaration_of_consent_for_all_inquiries in my view) was included in English (LIN 2). In LIN 5 the the contributor provides scans with an English explanation and this was confirmed in LIN 7. I saw no reason to distrust the contributor so I approved the ticket. If a volunteer capable of reading Arabic find evidence to the contrary, I so no harm in re-opening the ticket and querying the contributor for further details. In kind regards, heb [T C E] 07:23, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
I am a university professor and wrote few textbooks in Arabic (physics). Can help if needed. how to contact the concerned party? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 05:56, 6 August 2012‎ (UTC)
Thank you for your kind offer, but this matter requires access to our non-public permission archive, which, is only granted to participants with a long history of contributions on Wikimedia's projects. LX (talk, contribs) 09:38, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

I've now nominated all the files covered by this ticket; see Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by J10452M. LX (talk, contribs) 19:05, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

The files have been deleted. Marking as resolved. LX (talk, contribs) 08:40, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

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Images from Steve Lipofsky

Hello. User:Cavic, who has been confirmed as Steve Lipofsky, has uploaded quite a number of images of NBA players. The images are sourced to However, the source often isn't explicit. Example File:Larry Bird 1 Lipofsky.jpg. On closer inspection, it is possible to find the actual source page of the images.

At first pass on this, it appeared to be routine copyright violation stuff; taking stuff off the web, claiming it as yours, and uploading to Commons. I tagged two of his images in this way, and then quite by accident discovered the truth behind these images; they are legitimate, and the rights holder is the one uploading the images and (when specified) releasing them under compatible licenses. In some cases, no license is specified (ex: File:Erving Lipofsky.jpg).

The problem here is

  • I believe all of the uploads are legitimate attempts by the owner to contribute the materials
  • Multiple well intentioned editors (myself included) have accidentally tagged uploads of his for deletion
  • Some of his images have been wrongfully deleted.

I think we need an OTRS team member to work with Mr. Lipofsky, and clear up the license issues and get a statement on file from him regarding his uploads. Thoughts?

I've informed Mr. Lipofsky of this discussion, but he is not on very frequently. --Hammersoft (talk) 16:10, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

I'm Lipofsky and am obviously not always expert when uploading my images. I would like to upload more, but do get frustrated when I get tied up in deletions and protocol. If anyone has a problem with any of my uploads, email me at, and give me simple instructions on how to fix the problem. Thanks.

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Pictures of the Norwegian championships 2001

Could someone with the correct accesses take a look at this ticket? (I don't have a number - please give me any.)

It's about these four images. I ask this because ticket:2009041710020057 is never closed (still "open") and I was wondering if the permissions is in the other ticket.

Thanks, Trijnsteltalk 14:50, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

You mentioned ticket points to ticket:2009061010024642 (in info-no] and the permission looks good to me. --Krd 15:00, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
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File:Dr. Christian Aichinger.jpg

Moved from COM:UD -FASTILY (TALK) 02:02, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Per ticket:2012071210001977. I'm assuming it's written the way it is because English is not his first language. If the request hadn't come from an official email address I'd ask for clarification but it looks legit. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 06:36, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

  • Oops, moved it to the wm-at queue and now I can't see it anymore. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 06:38, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
There is no copyright transfer in Austria, so the permission must come from the photographer Franz Pfluegel [13]. --Martin H. (talk) 07:34, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
Since you still apparently have access to it, can you move it to the right queue for further action? I'm guessing permissions-commons-de is correct. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 12:16, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
OTRS admin Guillom moved the ticket to permissions-commons-de on my request. Trijnsteltalk 14:47, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

There was no more response in the ticket, so resolved here. --Krd 15:04, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

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{{Planiglobe}} refers to CC-BY-2.5, but the website says CC-BY-SA-2.5 (here). Does the OTRS ticket clarify? Rd232 (talk) 18:55, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

From my reading of the ticket, it clearly states CC-BY-2.5, never mentioning the sharealike aspect. Also, for future reference, that ticket was merged into ticket:2008063010016491 (I have updated the template accordingly). Legoktm (talk) 03:40, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
This seems to be an error. Certainly the website at the time the template was created specified CC-BY-SA-2.5 (I thought it might have changed, and indeed the terms have been made more prominent, but the terms at the time are clear). Can/should the ticket supersede the website? (Was the ticket sender authorised to do so?) Rd232 (talk) 09:32, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
I've certainly heard CC-By being used as shorthand to mean CC-By-SA, and both licenses are compatible with Commons, so I'd suggest we go with the one on the website. It's likely that's what they meant. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:37, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Why not send an email and ask for clarification? Hekerui (talk) 21:46, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Because in my experience, you're unlikely to get a response (apart from possibly "who are you?") after four and a half years, it's unlikely the copyright holder really understands the difference, and both are acceptable licenses on Commons. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 10:01, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
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Permission e-mail lost in junk queue again?

Recently, a file for which I had sent a permission e-mail was deleted, despite my forwarding the e-mail twice. I was reminded of a similar issue back in 2010 when my permission e-mail did not make it through[14]. Could anyone with access to the system have a look? The e-mail subject was Fw: permission for commons image, and for the previous one, Fw: permission for File:Banaz_A_love_Story.jpg. Thanks, decltype (talk) 01:12, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Dear decltype, we have received your email concerning File:Banaz_A_love_Story.jpg from 10/03/2012 (re-sent twice on 11/05/2012 and 11/24/2012). I'm very sorry for the delay, apparently Commons' English-language permissions queue currently does have a huge backlog (I see 350 open tickets, the oldest ones created about 80 days ago). —pajz (talk) 03:13, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
I sent a response back asking for a more specific permission statement. (for future use: ticket:2012100310009088). Thanks, Legoktm (talk) 00:15, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Probably time for more volunteers

It would also seem that there is a backlog in of the general questions that need addressing. I just had a peek and cleared out the spam there. I would think that maybe it is time to encourage the more capable to be recruited to assist. Probably a good place to start on that queue and work your way up to permissions.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:41, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

I never understand when people refer to What queue is this supposed to be? It doesn't show up on the OTRS list of queues. -- King of ♠ 08:22, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
You need to have access to Sister projects on OTRS. --Rschen7754 08:52, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
To be precise, it's the Sister projects::Commons queue. The queues are only imperfectly documented, so mistakes are understandable. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 06:14, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
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Files overwritten by Eiland

The original versions of File:CAptroot.jpg and File:SBlok.jpg were overwritten with completely different photos by Eiland after the OTRS tags were placed. Does the OTRS ticket apply to the new versions? LX (talk, contribs) 20:33, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

The ticket mentioned on the file pages (ticket:2007121510009044) was from December 2007 and contained the permission of the Dutch political party VVD to use the portraits on their website. However since the email with the permission was from December 2005, I can't garantee the newer images are free too. Besides that, overwriting is always not appreciated on Commons. Therefore I restored the images to the old version of 2005 and I deleted the newest ones. Trijnsteltalk 18:46, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
@Railwaycarriage: Thanks for posting back on my talk page. Its been a while, but I think it was inspired by That, in combination with your OTRS ticket, and the phrasing at
Verzoeken om materiaal van deze site voor niet-commerciële doeleinden aan te wenden zullen in de regel een welwillende houding ontmoeten. Aan toestemming terzake zullen in de regel wel de voorwaarden worden verbonden dat recht wordt gedaan aan de context van het materiaal en dat deze website als bron vermeld wordt. Het is de bezoeker van deze site niet toegestaan de inhoud van de site voor commerciële doeleinden te vermenigvuldigen, te verspreiden of tegen vergoeding beschikbaar te stellen aan derden, in welke vorm dan ook.)
seem to me to make it a bonafide upload. As its deleted I can't review what kind of license it has, I think something non commercial? But then again I have a permaban on NL wikipedia, so maybe Im just wrong. -- Eiland (talk) 19:23, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I'll get back to this soon. Trijnsteltalk 19:47, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

This has been up here for eight months now. Is "soon" going to be any time, uh, soon...? It would be nice if some of these older topics could be revisited and resolved. LX (talk, contribs) 19:10, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Non-commercial licenses (such as cc-by-nc) aren't allowed on Commons, so there should be specific permission be send to OTRS (again). In the mean time the files aren't shouldn't be uploaded here. Eiland didn't have specific permission and as the ticket is years old I think it's better to leave it this way unless something changes. Trijnsteltalk 20:24, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
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File:J Devil (Jonathan Davis).jpg and File:Killbot.jpg Permissions

I emailed in the permissions for these two files on Friday, 16 Nov 2012 to the and want to verify that you have recieved the email. If not, please let me know so I can send it in again or, alternately, I can post a photo of the file online so you can see it verify that the photos are permitted to remain on the Commons. Nbcwd (talk) 16:29, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Both are ✓ Done. For future reference, it was ticket:2012111910011801. Legoktm (talk) 03:52, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Please re-check that ticket. According to the file description, the uploader is the author of those files, but according to the metadata and the uploader's talk page, that's not the case. Creative Commons licenses require attribution of the actual authors. Please don't approve OTRS tickets without first ensuring that the information on the file description page is correct. LX (talk, contribs) 12:12, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
The same also goes for File:Korn NYC.jpg. According to the metadata, the author is Rick Wenner, but accordin to the "verified" file description, it's Nbcwd. LX (talk, contribs) 13:46, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

More than three months later, I'm still waiting for a response here. The file description pages still claim that Nbcwd is the author of File:Killbot.jpg, File:J Devil (Jonathan Davis).jpg and File:Korn NYC.jpg. However:

  • The description field of File:Killbot.jpg states that the photo/art was created by by Fadewood Studios/Terrance W. Blanton/Devin Taylor, and the file's metadata states "Copyright© 2012 Fadewood Studios / Thinking Allowed Graphics". How does that work out to Nbcwd being credited as the sole author?
  • The source field of File:J Devil (Jonathan Davis).jpg is "J Devil". What does that mean? The source field is supposed to explain where the file comes from. If Nbcwd actually created this, shouldn't it be "Own work"?
  • The source field of File:Korn NYC.jpg similarly confusingly only states "Korn". According to the file's metadata, the photo was taken by Rick Wenner.

Nbcwd has since uploaded File:Korn, 2013.jpg, claiming it to be his/her own work and also claiming to be the copyright holder. After uploading, Nbcwd changed the author field from his/her own user name to "Sébastien Paquet". So is Nbcwd a nickname for Terrance W. Blanton, Devin Taylor, Rick Wenner or Sébastien Paquet? I'm a bit puzzled. LX (talk, contribs) 19:42, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Right, for the first three, I'm not convinced by the OTRS ticket. It was originated by the uploader, and then confirmed by somebody who may have rights to the image (I won't say more on a public noticeboard, but happy to discuss off-wiki), but the second client didn't seem to be aware that he was being asked to release the images under a CC-By-SA license (as opposed to just granting permission to Wikipedia), nor of the implication of that. Accordingly, I've deleted the images, because I can't be sure that the copyright holders have consented to the license, and, given the contradictory metadata, OTRS ticket, and file descriptions, I can't even be sure who the copyright holder is. The fourth isn't an OTRS matter, so it's outside the scope of this board, but feel free to send it to DR. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:55, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Tagged File:Korn, 2013.jpg as missing permission evidence. LX (talk, contribs) 09:09, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
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If it's not too much trouble, could an Turkish speaking OTRS volunteer check otrs:2012072010010399 with regards to File:ZeynepKarahanUslu.jpg? Thanks, FASTILY (TALK) 21:08, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

in Turkish: Ekte fotografları yer alan Şanlıurfa Milletvekili Doç. Dr. Zeynep Karahan Uslu'nun Danışmanıyım. Ekte yer alan ve hakları bize ait olan özel fotolardan birisinin (2 farklı boyutta) wikipedia'nın zeynep karahan uslu hakkındaki sayfasına ( fotograf kısmına tarafınızca eklenmesini rica ediyorum. Creative Commons By Sa lisans modelini lisans olarak sebilirsiniz.
in English: I am the consultant of associate professor Dr. Zey. Kar.Us. who is the deputy of Şanlıurfa has pfotos in postscript. I would like to add one of our photos (in 2 differentdimensions) into page of Zey. Kar. in wikipedia by you. You can select CC By Sa licence type as licence. --taysin (message) 21:40, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
I think "No problem". Takabeg (talk) 23:41, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
As I noted in the undeletion request, the image was first uploaded as PD, then it was changed to CC BY SA in the OTRS ticket. Who is telling the truth? User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 02:31, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
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Files uploaded by Easykrunch from

Please check the files uploaded by Easykrunch to see if they are covered by the ticket 2010012910029378. I think that they are covered (based on the discussion at, but they need to be tagged correctly. Razvan Socol (talk) 08:47, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

They're not, the blog from the message is I'll send an email to the original client to see what's up with the new site.--Strainu (talk) 09:55, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

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Status of the ticket regarding the pictures of the Yole de Villefranche


‎Jacques Joncour (talk · contribs) would like to know if there is an OTRS ticket opened for the files:

Cheers. Badzil (talk) 15:10, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Yup, four emails were received from 31 July until 6 August. I merged them to one ticket (ticket:2012073110002949). As I hardly speak French, I think it's better to wait until a French volunteer answers the ticket. Usually they're very quick, but as it's summer everyone's on a holiday etc. I'll add a note about this. Thanks. Trijnsteltalk 13:22, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

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Any progress on "Dream Chaser and the International Space Station.jpg"?

I sent the permission email on July 27th, but the image is still deleted. Is there anything holding it up?--Craigboy (talk) 16:01, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

The related ticket is ticket:2012072710009585 and is still open. Trijnsteltalk 00:00, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
But what's the hold up?--Craigboy (talk) 16:36, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
?????--Craigboy (talk) 14:13, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
You forwarded an email of someone and an OTRS volunteer send an additional question about the permission (about the creator, the copyright holder, the license and possible more images which should be undeleted), though we didn't receive a reply since the end of August. Trijnsteltalk 18:14, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Who was the email sent to?--Craigboy (talk) 03:56, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
To the one which email you forwarded to us. Trijnsteltalk 12:01, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
Are you sure it was sent to the correct email address because I received this message and my name is not Steve.

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your email. Our response follows your message.

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Steve Brecken <>
> Date: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 2:40 PM
> Subject: Re: Wikicommons: Confirmation that Sierra Nevada uploaded images
> To: [My email address has been redacted]
> Craig,
> I am confirming that an SNC authorized communications team member is user
> DreamChaser Media.
> Steve
> During the summer of 2011, the user DreamChaserMedia uploaded several Dream
> Chaser-related promotional images under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license. It needs to
> be confirmed that your company was the one that uploaded the images or they
> will be deleted (we don't want this to happen because they are some great
> pictures). Thank you in advance for your time.
> Images in question: *

The file:

has now been restored. Can you confirm that Sierra Nevada Space Systems is the creator and/or holder of the full and exclusive copyright of this image, and releases it under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license? Is this true?

Are there problably other images that fit in the above definition and can be undeleted?

Thank you, yours sincerely, [The name of the OTRS volunteer has been redacted for their privacy]

--Craigboy (talk) 19:35, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

I need a response so that this can move forward.--Craigboy (talk) 23:23, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

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Alexander Zankov images

User:Spiritia has today forwarded some correspondence with User:Rusels regarding images copyright of sculptor Alexander Zankov (Rusels claims to be the heir). The correspondence relates to all images with Creator:Alexander Zankov (this is all images in Category:Alexander Zankov, except the two sepia photos of him). I've tagged the photos OTRS pending. The correspondence is apparently in Bulgarian. Could someone please look into this and confirm it's OK? Rd232 (talk) 22:49, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

I'd also be very grateful with the timely processing of the ticket with this correspondence. Mr. Zankov keeps sending me emails, worried with the situation, with "these yellow signs" under the images and his fear that despite the given permission they will be deleted. I'd also be happy to see that some validly free images have been preserved to Commons. Spiritia 13:33, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
We don't have Bulgarian OTRS volunteers AFAIK, but the related ticket is ticket:2012080710008461 and it's now in permissions-ru. Trijnsteltalk 00:08, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
I've taken a look at the OTRS ticket, as well as having posted the subject among "current cases" in the internal OTRS wiki without getting any complaints regarding the presence of the images contributed by Rusels in Commons, so I've added a PermissionOTRS-tag to those images. Mikael Häggström (talk) 15:55, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

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ticket # 2011100210007299 o.k.?

Could somebody from OTRS please check whether the above linked ticket is o.k. for File:Aff2012.JPG, a painting of the living painter fr:Ghassan Salman Faidi. Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 10:38, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

The ticket is in french MorganKevinJ(talk) 01:20, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
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Robert Scoble images are all in public domain - Robert Scoble has put all images on his flickr account in the public domain. There are many images already being used on WP that are incorrectly marked as CC, and there are other images that are still marked as copyrighted on flickr (they don't allow PD because they want to encourage inbound links, which makes sense). Should we create an OTRS ticket for these items so that there is no confusion in the future? I would like to use the images here and here for articles I am working on, but the flickr tools will not recognize these as PD (as they are marked as copyrighted). So what do I do? ▫ JohnnyMrNinja (talk / en) 00:14, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

I'm new to the OTRS thing, but it's been so long that it seems no one else is planning on answering, so I'll give it a try. I'd feel uneasy opening an OTRS ticket that doesn't contain correspondence with the copyright holder, just a reference to his web page. However, you can refer to his web page in the image you upload. Note the Permission field on the upload form that you would use for the OTRS ticket says "The field can also be used for specialized license tags." And we've got one just for this case, {{PD-author|author}} – "for works released into the public domain by non-Wikimedia users. Some further explanation should be given such as a link to the author's website where they explicitly state that they release the work into the public domain." So you would use {{PD-author|[ Robert Scoble]}} ). --GRuban (talk) 15:29, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, but I have to correct this. As there is no permission given on Flickr you may not upload these files without the explicit permission of the author. Please email the author and ask him to either change the license or give us explicit permission to use it (see COM:OTRS for some email templates). If you receive the permission, please upload the files, add {{OTRS pending}} on it and send the email which contains the permission to Trijnsteltalk 10:30, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your replies. Are you saying that you do not believe that en:Robert Scoble meant what he said on his website, or that we can't believe he is the same person? I don't believe that Flickr allows PD declarations on their site. ▫ JohnnyMrNinja (talk / en) 21:24, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
No, I mean that, while he said "all my photos", every image on Flickr without a PD license should get a separate permission email. Trijnsteltalk 23:12, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
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Can someone please check whether the above linked ticket is valid for File:Группа"Балаган Лимитед".jpg, as it was added by the uploader himself. --Túrelio (talk) 20:12, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

This ticket is not in the regular permissions queues - it's probably in info-ru. Any Russian OTRS'er around? Trijnsteltalk 23:17, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
Apologies. It actually is in permissions-ru, my mistake. It seems to cover the locally uploaded file ru:File:Группа Балаган Лимитед.jpeg (now deleted, but similar - it's larger etc - to the image above). But as it's written in Russian I'm not 100% sure what is arranged between the uploader and the OTRS volunteer. Trijnsteltalk 23:55, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone check this? The {{self}} claims at File:10 euro Belle epreuve Lucky Luke.jpg and File:10 euros Belle épreuve Les aventures de Blake et Mortimer.jpg seem to imply that the uploader is both fr:Maurice de Bévère and fr:Edgar P. Jacobs and also the engraver and the photographer. Something looks wrong. --Stefan4 (talk) 21:15, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Ha! I'm tempted to ask for you to join the OTRS team just so you can LOOK at that mess. 77 different letters. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:10, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
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Official MANHUNT uploads

Our speedy-deletion-cat Category:Recent unfree Flickr images is clogged with more than 80 upload of photos of Grabbys from September 13, sourced to Flickr where they have been found to be Commons-imcompatibly CC-NC-ND licensed and all tagged with OTRS-pending on day of upload. Author is said to be "Official MANHUNT". Has anything related to these uploads arrived at OTRS? --Túrelio (talk) 20:13, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

I haven taken the absent reply as an absent permission and deleted all these files. --Túrelio (talk) 12:13, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
I did a search and found a ticket, ticket:2012091310000151. It suggests that permission was given, but it's a forward of a Flickr mail, so it might need a little more digging. No reason to doubt that it's good faith, though. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:23, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
I sent this, but I won't review my on tickets at OTRS. Who got this and why there's no feedback about the status?+PrinceWilly 01:25, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
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Files uploaded by Rw heart from (mostly)

The alive uploads of Rw heart (talk · contribs) are mostly carrying different OTRS-tickets added by himself. As I could verify, no interaction with OTRS-people available for this files. Following some of the tickets used (in order of recent uploads):

Can someone please check whether the above linked tickets are valid? If not, we have to check the remaining ones... Thx in advance. Gunnex (talk) 09:59, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

All tickets are in Russian. User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 11:59, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
Thx. That means: The tickets entered in the OTRS-system, they exist, but the whole details are only readable by a Russian understanding OTRS-member, is that correct? Gunnex (talk) 18:45, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes. User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 22:25, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
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Could someone please check the status of ticket:2012090610004982 and determine if we should be restoring any files on Commons? Thanks -FASTILY (TALK) 08:44, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

I checked, and it looks like there hasn't been any activity on that ticket by any agents. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 19:21, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
This needs an admin who is also an OTRS agent. The ticket pertains to several deleted files and the client claims to be the copyright holder. Since the images have been deleted, I don't know what they are and I can't see the author/permission/license information. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:05, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
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Perhaps someone from OTRS can help with Commons:VPC#Nationaal_Archief-license, which has an OTRS pending tag from 2011? Please comment at COM:VPC. Thanks. Rd232 (talk) 08:47, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

I am not sure why we need an OTRS ticket number there. These items were licensed publically, with great fanfare (see the many links at Commons:Nationaal Archief); why would an email most people can't see add any weight to that at all? --GRuban (talk) 23:06, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
I've asked Multichill (who created the template) about it on his user talk page, see User talk:Multichill#Template:Nationaal Archief-license. Trijnsteltalk 10:21, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
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Can someone please verify whether the OTRS permission refers to the photo or the architecture?[15] Thanks a lot. --Eleassar (t/p) 19:40, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Both. The person listed his title as "Photographer to OFIS Architects" and the email came from an OFIS domain. -- King of ♠ 19:55, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
This does not tell much. A photographer can only give permission for the usage of photos, not architecture, which was made by someone else. --Eleassar (t/p) 16:22, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
I found the image on the company's website see here for the apartments information like design team and such. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 18:58, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Since the email came from the architect firm's domain, it seems reasonable to conclude that the client is acting for the company (which owns the right to both the architecture and the photo). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:09, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
If the company is the copyright owner, then the license should be issued by it, not by some Emd001 from the English Wikipedia, which is now cited as the copyright owner. Judging by this conversation, the uploader did not have much knowledge about what he was doing, and his uploads make me suspicious whether they were really posted with the permission and on behalf of the company. I would have much more trust if this was explicitly mentioned, but as far as I can understand, it was not. I'd suggest deletion per the precautionary principle. --Eleassar (t/p) 12:14, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
Additionally, per Article 10 of the Slovene copyright act, the author is always a physical person. Per Article 101, if the work was created in the course of working duties or according to the instructions of the employer, the copyright owner is the employer. --Eleassar (t/p) 01:56, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
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OTRS agents for Commons queues

Hi those of you OTRS agents monitoring this page. Just wanted to drop a note reminding everybody that OTRS does have a Commons queue, which processes general inquries relating to Commons (this is different than the permissions-commons queues). Some of them require administrative actions (deletions/undeletions) but a lot can be handled by any experienced Commons users. If you're interested, please consider inquiring. If you're already an OTRS agent, you may request this at the Administrator requests page on otrs-wiki (or email me). If you're not yet an OTRS agent then you may apply at m:OTRS/V. Thanks! Rjd0060 (talk) 02:12, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

I applied for this, I recommend others to do so as well. :-) Dcoetzee (talk) 03:36, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

@all, please consider applying for the queue photosubmission as well - because we have a huge backlog there too. :( Trijnsteltalk 15:18, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

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The File:AUDITORIO LEON.jpg has an OTRS tag, but has been uploaded by User talk:Circo M+T, a user with a long copyvio list. The description does not specify a date, and it has been published on the architects website with the description "Photographer: Luis Asin.". It has been published already in 2003 or earlier. So either the OTRS or the description is incorrect. --ELEKHHT 23:38, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

The OTRS ticket looks legit. It came from a Mansilla-Tunon domain and the client agrees to CC-By-SA. Whether they own the copyright or just use it on their website is a different matter, and the client doesn't specify this. I'd suggest a DR if you think the image might not be theirs to release. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:27, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, the user uploaded many images of buildings by M&T, but because the file descriptions are not properly documented many have been already deleted, and the rest will be as well. If the images were indeed intended for release than it seems we are deleting images we could use... So does the OTRS refer to all images uploaded by the user or only the one image currently tagged? Could the e-mail's sender be contacted for clarification about all the images? and also notified that we need proper description (i.e. author). --ELEKHHT 03:57, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
The ticket is in Spanish, so I'm relying on a Google translation, but the only file mentioned by name is File:AUDITORIO LEON.jpg and they agree to release it under CC-By-SA. They identify the firm as the copyright holder, but don't name a specific individual as the author. I can't read or write Spanish, so there's a limit to what I can do, but it may be worth asking the uploader to contact M&T again about the other images. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 11:11, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
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Request For Permission Verification and Undeletion of Files


As Elmalma Brand Communication Services, we have completed the permission procedures for all of the images that are listed below:

File:Rodin Alper Bingöl.jpg File:Ceyhun Yılmaz.png File:Özlem Gürses.jpg

The permissons for all of these files were sent to and

They were noted and recorded by Tahsin Özün. (The correspondent for copyright related issues/requests in Turkey)

Could you please help us with the verification of these permissions and undeletion of the images.

Thank you. Elmauser (talk) 09:56, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

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File:Dean Komel.jpg

Hi, can someone please verify whether the OTRS permission added to File:Dean Komel.jpg by the uploader of the image is valid? Thanks a lot. --Eleassar (t/p) 10:15, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Strange. The sender closed its own ticket (which we usually don't do). I'll contact him privately about this. Trijnsteltalk 20:09, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
I replied (mail with permission was forwarded to me instead of being send directly to OTRS). --Miha (talk) 20:40, 3 November 2012 (UTC)
  • The ticket is not valid, and that's why agents should leave their tickets for others to handle. The uploader requests "permission" to use the image which is granted, but there is no mention of licensing in the exchange. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:21, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
I have reviewed the ticket and this inquiry. Based on this review, I have made this edit. The email received in the ticket referred to is not valid as there was no license specification provided in the email that was forwarded to OTRS. Given that, the ongoing deletion request should proceed with that in mind.
On a related note, speaking as an OTRS administrator, agents should not close their own tickets, especially permissions tickets for a number of reasons. This is one of those reasons. Rjd0060 (talk) 02:09, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

If the statement is not considered clear enough then please send a mail requesting further details directly to the author. --Miha (talk) 20:14, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

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Template:Разрешение OTRS

Several images were moved from ru and/or uk wiki using this template redirect for OTRS tagging, I checked several of these images and in many cases these were either added on upload/move or added by the uploader later on. Would it be possible to re-verify those images (and replace the redirect with the standard OTRS template)? I'm especially interested in images uploaded by User:Rw heart and User:Ekaterina Rybakova. --Denniss (talk) 01:25, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Anyone ? --Denniss (talk) 00:00, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
I'll take a look when I can, but there are ~80 transclusions of that template and to check each ticket (bearing in mind many of them will be in Russian and I'm pathetically monolingual) will be time-consuming, so you won't see it all done overnight. Alternatively, we're always in need of more help if you wanted to volunteer. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 01:33, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
We allow to add such templates to uploader, if (s)he got it in OTRS before (and even after) an uploading. If you don't sure is everything alright - you may ask me about the concrete case. If you're waiting bad faiths from uploaders and want to check everyone - ok, you may, but it will be strange behaviour. Анастасия Львоваru (ru-n, en-2) 14:09, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
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Best way to upload images if I'm the copyright holder but not author

I would appreciate some advice regarding the future upload of many images that my late father took. I am the heir of the photos, and many of them are valuable in that they represent photos of well-known artists that do not have current images of them on Commons. What is the best way of doing this? Currently there is a conflict between the need to for a user to be anonymous, and the need to verify the consent ie. to identify the copyright holder, who in this case is me, the uploader/user. I have considered these options so far:

  1. use my existing username, name the author of the photo as my father, and send OTRS permission request for a generic permission for all photos authored by my father (this would include future uploads).
  2. create a totally new username, eg. "User:Estate of the Late Firstname Lastname", and create a custom template eg. "Template:CC-BY-SA-3.0-heirs-User:Estate of the Late Firstname Lastname" and state on the user page the details of the authorship
  3. same as above, except include an OTRS "generic tag" for all future photos

Which one would be best? Also, as I am not taking the photos from an existing web site, can I get a 'generic' OTRS for future uploads? As digitizing negatives is a slow process, ideally I would upload the photos over a period of time. --Very trivial (talk) 08:04, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay in replying. You might have more luck at COM:VPC—that page is watched by more people who specialise in tricky

copyright questions. There's not much OTRS agents can do other than advise (and you'll get better advice at VPC). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:55, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

I would say that a generic OTRS is fine. We often have OTRS tickets that apply to all future uploads of a particular user. In general, OTRS requests serve one of two purposes: 1) to verify that the copyright holder agrees to a free license (most common), or 2) to verify that that the copyright holder is the same as the uploader (which is what we have in your case). -- King of ♠ 00:37, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. This does seem the sensible way to do it. As I understand it, I would send an OTRS request with evidence of ownership of copyright, and then this ticket will be issued - which I then can use on future uploads, ensuring of course that I included all the necessary details on the uploaded file's page. --Very trivial (talk) 05:57, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
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File:Andromeda Galaxy m31.jpg

Hi, I saw File:Andromeda Galaxy m31.jpg marked as OTRS permission added by non-OTRS member. Could please someone with access check whether that upload is correct? Thank you Hekerui (talk) 22:40, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Note: The ticket is in Serbian. -- King of ♠ 00:57, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
I do not read Serbian, but the name on the emails is the same as the name on our file, and the name associated with other (low-res) copies of this image found on the web, for example here and here. --Jarekt (talk) 12:49, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
The question is why this image lists two authors in the 'description' field, whereas the sender says he's the only copyright holder. Should it be tagged with 'no permission' for this reason? Otherwise, everything seems to be ok (I do read Serbian). --Eleassar (t/p) 21:19, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Description was added by me based on what I found on the web and replaced much briefer one. May be one should not trust everything you find on the web. --Jarekt (talk) 04:06, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
I've nominated it for deletion due to "unclear copyright status". I think that as the information is conflicting, we better keep it out of Commons. --Eleassar (t/p) 08:17, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
What about all the other uploads by this user that use this ticket? Hekerui (talk) 15:48, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
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File:Festival Juste pour rire de Montréal, Québec.jpg

Is the OTRS template just for the photo or also for the red "devil"? I suspect that the creature isn't permanently installed, so it might not comply with COM:FOP#Canada. --Stefan4 (talk) 21:44, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

It confirms the user is an authorized representative of the Quebec Ministry of Tourism. It says nothing specific about any image, but rather than all uploads by User:Bonjour Quebec are covered by the ticket, so no, the OTRS is not for the creature. -- King of ♠ 10:11, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
By the way, is there a difference between the ticket (id=2007071710012519) that is on the description pages of the files, and the ticket (ID=985037&ArticleID=1217726&QueueID=34) that is on the discussion pages of those same files? For example: File:Centre-ville de Montréal.jpg and File talk:Centre-ville de Montréal.jpg. As they don't use the same numbering system, it is difficult to tell for non-OTRS people. If it's the same ticket, can one copy be removed or at least edited to use the same numbering system? If it's not the same ticket, what's the difference? Thanks. -- Asclepias (talk) 22:56, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
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Files from

See Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Pretesm : apparently Dr Blakey has sent an OTRS authorisation in 2008, but asks for deletion at least for the files uploaded since. Please add a notice attached to that OTRS message, making clear that it should not be used for "new" uploads (post 2008). Michelet-密是力 (talk) 18:57, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

I forwarded to OTRS a copy of the message (Sat, 17 Nov 2012 21:58:03 +0100) where Dr Blakey actually allows all files at for a CC-By-SA 3.0 and GFDL license. Is that enough to restore the files mentioned in Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Pretesm ? There deletion history is becoming somewhat heavy... Michelet-密是力 (talk) 21:15, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
I have also secured a release from Dr. Blakey for all files at under CC-BY-SA 3.0 and GFDL. Apparently people have requested these releases in the past, but never explained what the licenses mean. I explained in detail, and although he initially favored a non-commercial license, I managed to talk him into the licenses we can use. Unfortunately, the deletion requests had already closed, so I could not comment before the rest of the images were deleted. The email was sent to OTRS about two days ago, but apparently not in time to stop some of the extra deletions. Unfortunately, this affects a FAC on enWiki. Should I re-upload the images under the same file name and resubmit the email to OTRS? I would appreciate some help with this issue. – Maky « talk » 22:31, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
Files can easily be un-deleted, but the deletion history of these is becoming quite heavy, and I'd rather have a clear signal from the OTRS team as to whether or not "all files at under CC-BY-SA 3.0 and GFDL" seem OK for them, and a corresponding ticket number, before uploading anything. Also, see (under) Jameslwoodward's suggestion (I take it he won't object my copying here) : Michelet-密是力 (talk) 08:43, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Since we do not have permission for all of them, or for high resolution versions, I think that we need to be careful to ensure that the Commons file names are directly traceable to the source site I suggest names
  • File:Blakey 600moll.jpg
  • File:Balkey 560moll.jpg
We also need to ensure that we have only the 27 files which appear on that site and no others of his work..     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 14:53, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
I don't care what they're named, though I don't see why the file names have to be "directly traceable to the source site" when the descriptions will clearly state the author and source. (I plan to ensure the pages are properly formatted once they are restored.) The question is how and when will the restoration happen? As I said, this affects an FAC on enWiki, so it is kind of urgent for me. Plus these images were widely used. My OTRS release has been submitted for all of these images, so can they be restored and tagged with an OTRS pending template? I suggest using my release because the reply history clearly shows that I explained the licenses in detail and to his satisfaction. It seems that prior to our emails, he had explicitly wanted a non-commercial license, though that has changed after our discussion. – Maky « talk » 13:56, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
First, I don't think any restoration is necessary or even possible. Since we have permission only for a very specific set of 27 files, we cannot simply assume that anything uploaded in the past is covered by the permission. They must be newly uploaded from as specified in the permission.
Second, as I said, I think the new names must reflect Blakey's naming convention. We expect these files to be on Commons for many years after the source site no longer exists. By following his naming convention and having a License Reviewer or Admin add an appropriate note to each one, we can be sure that they cannot be challenged in the future by Blakey or his heirs.
Once that is done, all files that derive from Blakey except the 27 should be deleted. .     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 15:12, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Alright, I will upload the files he released under new names, resubmit the release to OTRS, and add an OTRS pending template. COM:LR doesn't appear to offer instructions on how to request a license review, so any help there would be appreciated. – Maky « talk » 15:25, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Once they are all uploaded, I can add a license review and the OTRS permission tag easily using AWB. Please let me know when you're ready. .     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 11:31, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
I finished them yesterday using the names you suggested (e.g. File:Blakey 20moll.jpg, etc.). Thanks. – Maky « talk » 12:30, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
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record from 2006

Image File:Rolf-Nesch-Bro-Over-Elben.jpg, which shows a painting by Rolf Nesch (d. 1975) and was shot by Jacques Lathion (Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo), was uploaded in 2006 by Hhjelle (talk · contribs), who says that original and reproduction belong to him and his family, and that at that time he had sent a documention about the rights to then-admin User:Cnyborg (left project in 2009). Indeed 1 day after upload, Cnyborg had put a comment in the description[16] which suggests that he had additional information, though he didn't add a ticket #. In case OTRS (or its precursor) existed already in June 2006, could one of you search the database for a record about that image? (keywords might be: Cnyborg, Hhjelle, Rolf Nesch, Bro-Over-Elben). --Túrelio (talk) 21:55, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

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Kobyakov page

I got a problem with photos from this page,_%D0%9F%D1%91%D1%82%D1%80_%D0%90%D0%BD%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87. All of them were deleted. But now I have a permission {{разрешен­ие OTRS|2012102010007708}} and I`d like to restore photos from this page. Ho can i do it? Ne monro (talk) 21:32, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

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Template:Alinea kiadó engedélye

Please verify this template and OTRS tag are valid. --Denniss (talk) 20:36, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

The ticket's in Hungarian, but the OTRS agent was happy with it at the time. Do you have reason to suspect it might not be valid? HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 11:57, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
Template was created by uploader of the images tagged with the template. Better to ask then to get beaten by a possible copyright holder. --Denniss (talk) 17:11, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
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old soccer-player portraits covered by "Presidency of the Nation of Argentina"?

PesadosArgentinos (talk · contribs) claims that his uploads File:FlacoLanducci.jpg, File:RubenPolillitadaSilva.jpg, File:HoracioPetacoCarbonari95.jpg, File:EduardoChachoCoudetRC.jpg and File:ChapulínCardetti95.jpg are covered by this ticket (CC-AR-Presidency-old). Could someone check, please. --Túrelio (talk) 22:17, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

{{CC-AR-Presidency-old}} is a valid tag, based on ticket:2007042610015988. If these images meet the requirements of that tag, they should be good. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 13:01, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
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Please modify the template to include the link to the OTRS ticket claimed in the template. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 11:25, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

the ticket is OTRS ticket 2011090410005987. it is mentioned in the template but i'm not sure how to include it. should i use the {{PermissionOTRS}} format? it generates a quite big banner within the template. Please let me know or proceed as you think it is better. thanks. --iopensa (talk) 11:31, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes please! No matter how big it is, please include the ticket. Also the template should include the CC-Attribution banner. See Template:Cc-by-3.0-BollywoodHungama for example that the short description of what images from the given source are available under the said license, the actual OTRS link and the CC-attribution. Don't worry about the size. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 11:38, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

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File:Без имени(1).jpg

Please undelete these files because of getting the permission {{OTRS|2012102010007708}}

Прошу восстановить данный файл.

В настоящий момент у нас есть разрешение на использование файлов. {{OTRS|2012102010007708}} Ne monro (talk) 22:24, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

A Russian-speaker needs to look at this ticket:2012102010007708. It's possible that Google Translate is messing up, but I see a potential problem here - I've noted it on the ticket for the agent to take a look at. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 05:39, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
While the ticket itself looks good now, someone needs to verify that these paintings are those of Олег Кобяков. As it stands, I don't see any evidence that these images are of his paintings. (For reference, the ticket is good for photos of Олег Кобяков's paintings and provides a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.) – Philosopher Let us reason together. 13:22, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
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File:Bledans Evelina.jpg

Please verify the OTRS tag added by uploader, if invalid please tag as copyvio. --Denniss (talk) 18:20, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

The email came from a free webmail account and the OTRS agent was a bit quick to take the client's word for it so the ticket isn't valid, but I'm reluctant to tag it as a copyvio because that would seem to be an assumption of bad faith. However, the ticket is in Russian, so I can't send a response asking for more information. Leave it with me for a few days; I'll see if I can track down a Russian-speaking agent and report back when I'm next online (which will likely be in the new year). HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:48, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
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Status of permission for File:Jeffrey Boam.jpg

Hi, this image I uploaded was deleted - I had believed the author sent in the permission. I followed up and after that they say the permission was sent. I got a note about this from them on December 14th. Can somebody confirm for me that a message was sent, or provide me an OTRS ticket #? I'd like to get the image back up for use on an article, and if more follow-up is needed, I'd like to work on it. Cheers, Astrocog (talk) 19:56, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Ticket number is 2012121510000926. Please ask the permission sender to send again using the template from Commons:Email templates, or at least to specify which license shall be used. Thank you. --Krd 10:34, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll follow up on that. I had given them the template, ready to be sent, but apparently they didn't use it. Cheers, Astrocog (talk) 16:41, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
I have been dealing with the author indirectly, through a 3rd party, to maintain privacy of the subject's family. My contact said it would probably be best if someone from OTRS emailed the sender directly with the problem. Perhaps just a note that says "you were provided a paragraph of release language. To release the photo, can you please send that?" Is that possible? Cheers, Astrocog (talk) 12:50, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Done. --Krd 08:21, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Not yet resolved for me, sorry. I'd like to know when the author replies to OTRS, and if their reply, when received, was suitable to restore the image. Cheers, Astrocog (talk) 01:10, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Any replies from the author? Cheers, Astrocog (talk) 15:36, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
No, nothing received yet. Trijnsteltalk 16:09, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Could someone try again to follow-up directly with the author of the image? Things were going so smoothly a several months ago, but now I'm worried this image will just slip through the cracks :-( Thanks, Astrocog (talk) 00:28, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
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Slovenski etnografski muzej

Can someone else please handle the OTRS ticket for files in Category:Slovene Ethnographic Museum. I would not like to close it by myself, since it was me who opened it.--Miha (talk) 18:23, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment See this deletion request and ticket:2012110410003446; I can't judge whether or not it's okay with the FOP in Slovenia. Trijnsteltalk 18:31, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
I have no objection to keeping these images. I have to trust Miha, although I haven't seen the ticket. --Eleassar (t/p) 20:42, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
The ticket appears legit, but I'd be much happier if they explicitly said they agreed to the CC-By-SA rahter than just "I agree". HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 22:03, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
I see. There's a form at COM:OTRS that should be used in future cases. --Eleassar (t/p) 22:05, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
I've verified the ticket and have to state two things: 1) the sender actually asked for the permission to publish these images "in Wikipedia"; 2) the responder has given the permission only for the photos, not for the architecture. --Eleassar (t/p) 14:12, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes, and that's not clear enough for us. They should give permission to use the images under cc-by-sa-3.0 or another license. Trijnsteltalk 14:16, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes, of course. --Eleassar (t/p) 14:18, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
He was asked to publish photos under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 licence and was provided with a direct link to the page with details. He gave his agreements (note plural form used), which includes publishing photos of his architecture under CC-BY-SA 3.0. According to our law, it is enough for author to give permission for derivative works of his original work. Once again, if you consider the ticker not valid please send a mail directly to the author. At least for permissions-sl, there are even pre-made templates "sl-Zavrnjeno dovoljenje" (rejected). Best regards, --Miha (talk) 20:23, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Please list the page where these permissions can be accessed so that we may verify whether they're appropriate. Thank you. --Eleassar (t/p) 20:30, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
It is one of the options if you click on the Compose Answer drop down menu. Copies of these messages ready to edit are available at OTRS wiki and is synced with OTRS ticket system on demand. --Miha (talk) 23:18, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. The fact is that the copyright holder was not informed the image will be published in Commons. He was asked to publish the image under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license but was never explicitly warned that this means publishing his work to be available to anyone for any purpose and that this is irrevocable. He was asked to give permission for a photograph so that it may be used in the article about the museum in Wikipedia, but it was not stated which photograph. The reply did not explicitly cite the license. --Eleassar (t/p) 10:01, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Can someone please close this ticket? I don't want to do it because I've proposed the files for deletion so it could be seen as personal and biased if I'd closed it as invalid. --Eleassar (t/p) 12:42, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

There is not much we can do here. The ticket was closed automatically after Krd's reply (which he wrote about at, and, as also noted there, we have not received a reply to that. It follows that the remaining questions have to be addressed by the Commons community since, as far as I can see, all relevant details were provided in the DR. — Pajz (talk) 23:02, 3 April 2013 (UTC):This section was archived on a request by: — Pajz (talk) 23:02, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

File:GB 2.jpg and File:GB 19.jpg

These files, which were recently deleted for lacking OTRS permission, were just restored outside of process by the uploader (assuming that they're the same images; the names are not particularly mnemonic). Is the ticket from, for example, File:GB 20.jpg valid for these? LX (talk, contribs) 07:29, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

No, they are specifically not included in the ticket. There's a list of names from 3-A to 20, and 2 and 19 are both omitted. Legoktm (talk) 07:30, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
More on that same topic:
  • I dropped Clarkcj12 a note regarding the diplomas since he was the original OTRS agent. I'll post in a few minutes regarding the 14 series, it seems like this spans multiple tickets. Legoktm (talk) 23:03, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Ok so this user has sent in a lot of tickets, some files are being duplicated. I'll just go through the individual tickets and hopefully that covers it all.
  • So File:GB 14..jpg is technically not covered. The only difference between that and File:GB 14.jpg is size though.
  • Ones in italics are mentioned in multiple tickets. I'll go ahead and make sure all of these are tagged properly. Hopefully this clears up some of the confusion. Legoktm (talk) 00:19, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
So, again: the uploader designed his own diplomas? And operates a satellite? Were any control questions asked to verify that the uploader actually understands the basics of what makes one the copyright holder of a work, or are we now simply taking people's words for it when they claim to operate their own satellites, as long as they do so via OTRS? Considering several of the other files are photos of architectural works and models, was it confirmed that the uploader is the sole author (i.e. that he is both the architect and photographer) as claimed? LX (talk, contribs) 07:24, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

The other images look like they are approved by another OTRS Agent King of Hearts. But, with the diplomas I see what you mean, I will request, from the customer further verification of the copyright status. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 22:07, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

More than three months later, I'm still waiting for a response here. Can you confirm that Gary Berkovich designed his own diplomas and operates a satellite? LX (talk, contribs) 19:47, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi LX, many apologies for the delay. First, I do think it's safe to assume that the works and models are his, see their presentation at Second, I have removed the PermissionOTRS bit from File:GB_21_Citation.jpeg and File:GB_22_Citation.jpeg as it is implausible (as you say). Could you add a DR if you think they are protected by copyright? (Probably so, at least as regards the former.) Third, as far as the satellite images are concerned, I agree that a release of the picture itself would not be plausible, so legitimacy of these images hinges on whether satellite imagery attracts copyright protection in first place (for instance, this is still somewhat controversial in Germany, though nowadays supported by the majority, but would probably be declined in Switzerland). If they do (as I believe is the case in the U.S.), there's probably not much we can do. — Pajz (talk) 06:27, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

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