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On this page, users can ask for a deleted page or file (hereafter, "file") to be restored. Users can comment on requests by leaving remarks such as keep deleted or undelete along with their reasoning.

This page is not part of Wikipedia. This page is about the content of Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free media files used by Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia Commons does not host encyclopedia articles. To request undeletion of an article or other content which was deleted from the English Wikipedia edition, see the deletion review page on that project.

Finding out why a file was deleted

First, check the deletion log and find out why the file was deleted. Also use the What links here feature to see if there are any discussions linking to the deleted file. If you uploaded the file, see if there are any messages on your user talk page explaining the deletion. Secondly, please read the deletion policy, the project scope policy, and the licensing policy again to find out why the file might not be allowed on Commons.

If the reason given is not clear or you dispute it, you can contact the deleting administrator to ask them to explain or give them new evidence against the reason for deletion. You can also contact any other active administrator (perhaps one that speaks your native language)—most should be happy to help, and if a mistake had been made, rectify the situation.

Appealing a deletion

Deletions which are correct based on the current deletion, project scope and licensing policies will not be undone. Proposals to change the policies may be done on their talk pages.

If you believe the file in question was neither a copyright violation nor outside the current project scope:

  • You may want to discuss with the administrator who deleted the file. You can ask the administrator for a detailed explanation or show evidence to support undeletion.
  • If you do not wish to contact anyone directly, or if an individual administrator has declined undeletion, or if you want an opportunity for more people to participate in the discussion, you can request undeletion on this page.
  • If the file was deleted for missing evidence of licensing permission from the copyright holder, please follow the procedure for submitting permission evidence. If you have already done that, there is no need to request undeletion here. If the submitted permission is in order, the file will be restored when the permission is processed. Please be patient, as this may take several weeks depending on the current workload and available volunteers.
  • If some information is missing in the deleted image description, you may be asked some questions. It is generally expected that such questions are responded in the following 24 hours.

Temporary undeletion

Files may be temporarily undeleted either to assist an undeletion discussion of that file or to allow transfer to a project that permits fair use. Use the template {{Request temporary undeletion}} in the relevant undeletion request, and provide an explanation.

  1. if the temporary undeletion is to assist discussion, explain why it would be useful for the discussion to undelete the file temporarily, or
  2. if the temporary undeletion is to allow transfer to a fair use project, state which project you intend to transfer the file to and link to the project's fair use statement.

To assist discussion

Files may be temporarily undeleted to assist discussion if it is difficult for users to decide on whether an undeletion request should be granted without having access to the file. Where a description of the file or quotation from the file description page is sufficient, an administrator may provide this instead of granting the temporary undeletion request. Requests may be rejected if it is felt that the usefulness to the discussion is outweighed by other factors (such as restoring, even temporarily, files where there are substantial concerns relating to Commons:Photographs of identifiable people). Files temporarily undeleted to assist discussion will be deleted again after thirty days, or when the undeletion request is closed (whichever is sooner).

To allow transfer of fair use content to another project

Unlike English Wikipedia and a few other Wikimedia projects, Commons does not accept non-free content with reference to fair use provisions. If a deleted file meets the fair use requirements of another Wikimedia project, users can request temporary undeletion in order to transfer the file there. These requests can usually be handled speedily (without discussion). Files temporarily undeleted for transfer purposes will be deleted again after two days. When requesting temporary undeletion, please state which project you intend to transfer the file to and link to the project's fair use statement.

Projects that accept fair use

Note: This list might be outdated. For a more complete list, see meta:Non-free content (this page was last updated: March 2014.) Note also: Multiple projects (such as the ml, sa, and si Wikipedias) are listed there as "yes" without policy links.

Adding a request

First, ensure that you have attempted to find out why the file was deleted. Next, please read these instructions for how to write the request before proceeding to add it:

  • Do not request undeletion of a file that has not been deleted.
  • Do not post e-mail or telephone numbers to yourself or others.
  • In the Subject: field, enter an appropriate subject. If you are requesting undeletion of a single file, a heading like [[:File:DeletedFile.jpg]] is advisable. (Remember the initial colon in the link.)
  • Identify the file(s) for which you are requesting undeletion and provide image links (see above). If you don't know the exact name, give as much information as you can. Requests that fail to provide information about what is to be undeleted may be archived without further notice.
  • State the reason(s) for the requested undeletion.
  • Sign your request using four tilde characters (~~~~). If you have an account at Commons, log in first. If you were the one to upload the file in question, this can help administrators to identify it.

Add the request to the bottom of the page. Click here to open the page where you should add your request. Alternatively, you can click the "edit" link next to the current date below. Watch your request's section for updates.

Archives

Closed undeletion debates are archived daily.

Current requests

File:Peace and Friendship stadium 2014.JPG

Per Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Peace and Friendship Stadium; this had valid fair uses on various Wikipedia pages (as the depiction of an object which was directly discussed in the relevant articles); and the closer of that discussion did not react to my request to spare this bureaucracy, so there you have it. This should be restored and moved to relevant Wiki as appropriate; I assume that one can trace back from which pages on other encyclopedias than the English one this was removed (where it also was likely fair use), likely via the edits of the Commons bot. RandomCanadian (talk) 04:04, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose @RandomCanadian: Commons does not accept Fair Use, see COM:L. Ankry (talk) 07:31, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ankry: This is not a request to undelete this for use on Commons. This is a request to restore it in a temporary fashion so it can be moved to Wikipedia where fair use is accepted. RandomCanadian (talk) 11:46, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Symbol support vote.svg Support temporary undeletion. But @RandomCanadian: , enwiki no longer applies fair use for images of unfree buildings from no FOP countries. Enwiki applies U.S. freedom of panorama for such buildings, thus w:Template:FoP-USonly. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 11:53, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Restored temporarily -- please advise when this has been moved. Please do not close this UnDR without deleting the file. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:59, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I see there are other Wikis where this image is also used. I've restored a copy on english WP under a slightly different title ("File:Peace and Friendship stadium 02 03 2014.JPG"). Noting the others for the record in case the other wikis also want to use it:
Extended content

Usage on az.wikipedia.org

Usage on kk.wikipedia.org

Usage on mni.wikipedia.org

Usage on ro.wikipedia.org

Usage on sr.wikipedia.org

Usage on tr.wikipedia.org

Usage on uk.wikipedia.org

RandomCanadian (talk) 23:59, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Additional note: mind doing the same treatment for File:Faliro_Sport_Pavillion.jpg and File:OAKA_Olympic_Velodrome.jpg (found via the history of w:Venues of the 2004 Summer Olympics)? Same considerations apply. RandomCanadian (talk) 00:19, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@RandomCanadian: ensure that all of them must be used. The fact that enwiki has accepted original-resolution images of unfree international buildings from no-FOP countries does not mean enwiki is an indefinite host for all images of unfree buildings, as it is not a media repository. Thus there are only four Burj Khalifa images there and a single image of Burj Al Arab. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 01:54, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@JWilz12345: These all seem to be related to buildings and venues from the 2004 Olympics ([1] shows the Faliro pavillion being removed from multiple pages, including the page about the venue itself; [2] idem for the velodrome). RandomCanadian (talk) 02:35, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@RandomCanadian: in such case, then I Symbol support vote.svg Support undeletions of the two other files. Be sure to tag them with en:Template:FoP-USonly once they are transferred at enwiki. German Wikipedia also does seem to allow unfree buildings of no-FOP countries, but I cannot remember what is their relevant tag of it. Unsure about other Wikipedias though. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 02:30, 17 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Blacked-out images

Per input by Kai Burghardt at Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Blacked out versions of images relying on FoP in France. No copyright concerns on blacked-out versions of images. To quote their input: To qualify as a derivative work, you need to create a work. A solid black shape is not a work. There is hardly any creative/artistic process involved in creating that. Even if you claim it was a work, to be derived there still must be recognizable features, discernible clues of the original work present. Without any copyrightable traces of the source work, no violation..

In terms of scope, as these come from no-FOP countries, these are excellent illustrations on one of the effects of having no FOP in a country: censorship just to respect artists' / architects' copyrights.

From the Philippines

I excluded those whose mother files are suspected copyvios, and those whose buildings are from pre-1972 era. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.)

From UAE
From Luxembourg

_ JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 02:22, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Plenty of photos to illustrate this subject at Category:Blacked out versions of images relying on FoP. There is no real reason to add another 10 photos, 100 photos or 10 million photos of a black cube. Thuresson (talk) 08:38, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Thuresson: but there is nothing specific to the Philippines. All come from other countries. We need demonstrations about the disadvantage of having no FOP in our country. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 08:40, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
This seems reasonable. But I do not think all 13 are needed for them. Do you intend to use all of them? Ankry (talk) 14:15, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ankry: yep. Off-wiki on social media (of course, complying with attribution conditions). I support not restoring the UAE and Luxembourg ones. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 14:45, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Plus I may use several of the Philippine-related images on Tagalog Wikipedia to illustrate the lack of freedom of panorama. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 14:47, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@JWilz12345: Please add File:Hand of epigyny 2 Blacked Out.jpg to undeletion request. Ox1997cow (talk) 15:51, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@JWilz12345: And when files are undeleted, will you add the category of countries without freedom of panorama to User:JWilz12345/FoP? Ox1997cow (talk) 15:53, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ox1997cow: my userspace subpage is intended to illustrate those from countries with FOP, excluding those without FOP. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 16:46, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@JWilz12345: I am not convinced that you need the whole bunch for social media for educational purposes. Ankry (talk) 18:07, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ankry: yet there is no such image specific to the Philippines. All of the existing ones are of other countries. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 18:13, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@JWilz12345: Yep. And I would support 2-3, but not 14. For educational purpose this should be enough. Not supporting more per COM:NOTHOST. Ankry (talk) 18:19, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Ankry: I chose five six instead:

_ JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 10:49, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

While I disagree with Jim's doubts concerning scope, I think that his doubts concerning silhouette copyright need to be considered. So I leave the decision here to another admin. Or, maybe, you wish to upload images not showing sculpture shapes so exactly? Ankry (talk) 05:51, 18 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Aside from thinking these are out of scope, I Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose restoration on copyright grounds. In of the cases above that I examined, the silhouette of the work is distinctive and almost certainly infringes on the creator's copyright. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 14:18, 29 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Jameslwoodward: but users who commented at Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Blacked out versions of images relying on FoP in France think of otherwise (@Ralf Roletschek, Kai Burghardt, and Romaine: ). No distinctive features like style of windows, sculptural details, and façade details seen. Blacked-out representations of copyrighted works from no-FOP countries are also extensively used on comparison graphs like File:Tallest towers in the world.svg (containing Iran's Millad Tower) and File:Tallest Buildings in the World 2020.png (containing Burj Khalifa and Saudi Arabia's Abraj al-Bait Building), including Ox1997cow's derivatives File:Tallest towers in the world whether or not FoP.svg and File:Tallest Buildings in the World 2020 whether or not FoP.png. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 16:14, 29 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@JWilz12345: Why not mention Lotte World Tower? Obviously, I marked that Lotte World Tower does not have freedom of panorama. (because there is no freedom of panorama in South Korea.) Ox1997cow (talk) 16:52, 29 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:Church_of_the_Gesu_2019.jpg

Requesting undeletion for upload in the English Wikipedia for en:Church of the Gesù, Quezon City, since there is no explicit FOP in the Philippines.Hariboneagle927 (talk) 06:41, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:SolaireResort&Casinojf0966_04.JPG

No FOP in the Philippines. For reuploading in the English Wiki main space for Solaire Resort & CasinoHariboneagle927 (talk) 07:34, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:Aditayadornkitikhun 2019.jpg

This picture do come have source, The Television Pool of Thailand is from NBT. --Thyj (talk) 11:12, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting info.svg Info Originating from this video and deleted per this DR. Ankry (talk) 17:15, 30 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:Torre de Manila (July 25, 2016).jpg

Requesting temporary undeletion. To be uploaded under fair use in the English wiki mainspace at Torre de Manila. There is no FOP in the Philippines. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hariboneagle927 (talk • contribs) 21:51, 30 October 2021‎  (UTC+8)

@Hariboneagle927: As the temporal image seems to work well, then BA candidate.svg Weak oppose this UNDEL request. Regards, JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 08:35, 19 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The undeletion discussion in the following section is now closed. Please do not make any edits to this archive.

File:Sgsm.jpg

THe photo has been taken from the page of the Museum I work for.

--Kayosafe (talk) 07:02, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Pictogram voting info.svg Info Re-uploaded as File:Esternisgsm.jpg. Thuresson (talk) 08:44, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Kayosafe: If you copy an image from a webpage you need to provide evidence that there is a free license declaration on that webpage or ensure that the photo copyright holder has followed VRT procedure. It is irrelevant what do you do in real world. Ankry (talk) 11:06, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Not done: as per Ankry. --Yann (talk) 16:09, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:Lenka Helena Koenigsmark.jpg

Hello, we would like to undelete the photo of Lenka Helena Koenigsmark. We did confirmed copywrite ownership as it was recommended to us in this Undeletion requests section at 26 October 2021 . The photographer Michal Ures send an email to photosubmission@wikimedia.org with copyrights at 3. 11. 2021. Then we were acknowleadge here, that we should send it to another email, so the photographer done it to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org and received reply, that it is OK. It has been over a week. Can you now please undelete the photo?

It is this one photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lenka_Helena_Koenigsmark.jpg We use it for this site: https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenka_Helena_Koenigsmark

Thank you.

--Lenka Koe (talk) 13:06, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Lenka Koe: If no VRT volunteer responds here, you may need to ask for the permission review in COM:ON providing the permission ticket number. The information about panding permission request in ticket:2021081910005781 has been added on June 20 by a volunteer who, unfrtunately, died recently. But there is some discrepancy in dates, so maybe, this is not the ticket number you are talking about? Ankry (talk) 19:42, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, it should be the same. Sorry to here that :(
We have the photo visible online and it was deleted and since that we are proving and trying to undelete and do not know what more we can do for that. It seems it is stucked somewhere interspace. Lenka Koe (talk) 15:15, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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File:縄文人(伊川津貝塚)及び、現代日本人に連なる民族の渡来ルート.png

縄文人(伊川津貝塚)及び、現代日本人に連なる民族の渡来ルート

削除された理由が分かりません。

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Recent map without permission from the author. Yann (talk) 19:13, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Not done: as per my comment above. --Yann (talk) 20:32, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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File:Орден СПЦ 2021. године.jpg

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: The photo is mine and was sent to the person on photo (which is my aunt), and then she sent this photo to news agency for purposes of the article. Below the photo says FOTO: PRIVATNA ARHIVA, on English that means photo: private archive. Simicaleksandar (talk) 23:23, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Simicaleksandar: For any content previously published elsewhere, we need a formal written permission from the copyright holder. Please see COM:VRT for the procedure. Thanks, Yann (talk) 12:43, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Not done: as per my comment above. --Yann (talk) 19:41, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Lieutenganger

FAMILY OWNED PHOTOS!!!! how can you decide my own photos are not of my property?. I'm maintaining my grandfather biography, anyone couldn't take 2 minutos to check https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Tribuna????? the original ones was lost, you don't know what you do to my grandfather memory, hope someone with a little consideration reads this and do something in consecuence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lieutenganger (talk • contribs) 12:32, 2 December 2021 (UTC) (UTC)[reply]

@Lieutenganger: At least File:Juan Tribuna2.jpg is not your picture. It seems to be a newspaper clipping. If you are not the photographer, we need a formal written confirmation about a free license. Please COM:VRT for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:39, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose @Lieutenganger: ownership is not equivalent to copyright. In usual cases copyright is held by the photographer, unless there is a copyright transfer between that photographer and you or someone from your family. Such document must be attached to the correspondence via COM:VRT process. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 12:56, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Pictogram voting info.svg Info es:Juan Tribuna itself has a problem tag installed at the top, read as (in exact Google Translate wording): Possible primary source or original research. The content or wording suggests that it should be deleted. You can see the comments on the talk page. Please improve it by adding references from reliable and independent sources that allow you to verify the information included in it. If not, it could be expunged 30 days from the posting date of this notice. Do not withdraw it without solving the problem or agreeing on it previously in the discussion. You can also ask for help in the tutoring program or ask at the Café [Village Pump]. So another ground for opposing this UNDEL request. Nevertheless the strongest ground: doubtful if Lieutenganger is the photographer of the old photos; copyright remains with the photographer unless copyright is transferred via a formal document or contract which Lieutenganger must send to Volunteer Response Team via correspondence (email etc.) to process affirmation of VRTS permission. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 08:53, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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File:DraaismaElzinga.tif

  • File in question: photo of Dutch researcher Douwe Draaisma by photographer Sake Elzinga.
  • Reason: The file is available at https://douwedraaisma.nl/en/bio Accompanying text is: "These portraits are free of rights. Reproduction conditional on mentioning the name of the photographer." The license should thus be {{attribution}}. One of the other portraits on this page (same subject, same photographer) was recently "kept", see this comparable file (License review: passed, see here ). Best regards, Vysotsky (talk) 10:20, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

✓ Done: as per Vysotsky. --Yann (talk) 19:45, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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File:DraaismaBoxem.tif

  • File in question: photo of Dutch researcher Douwe Draaisma by photographer Reyer Boxem.
  • Reason: The file is available at https://douwedraaisma.nl/en/bio Accompanying text is: "These portraits are free of rights. Reproduction conditional on mentioning the name of the photographer." The license should thus be {{attribution}}. One of the other portraits on this page (same subject, other photographer) was recently "kept", see this comparable file (License review: passed, see here ). Best regards, Vysotsky (talk) 10:32, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

✓ Done: as per Vysotsky. --Yann (talk) 19:45, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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File:Poriyaheidary2december2021.jpg

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: با عرض سلام و خسته نباشید این عکس متعلق به پویا حیدری اوره هست که من از ایشان اجازه ی کپی و استفاده از این عکس در ویکی را دارم.نام کامل این شخص پوریا حیدری اورخ هستش که تهیه کننده،کارگردان و نویسنده ی مطرح کشور هستش.سپاسگزارم. Sam.sh0131 (talk) 14:07, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File has no license and IMDB was given as source. --Túrelio (talk) 15:25, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

 Not done: as per Túrelio. --Yann (talk) 19:40, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:Breakthrough Party Logo.png

Previously deleted for lack of license. Lower quality version appears to have been allowed under PD-logo, which should have been what the deleted file fell under (and as such it is suitable for Commons). HapHaxion (talk / contribs) 16:47, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Logo can be seen here. Yann (talk) 16:55, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

September Woman of the Day banners

I have been working my way through the files under Category:Women in Red social media banners, adding sources and attribution to them. In my first pass, I have just reached mid-September where there's a run of deleted files, all of which were speedily deleted by JuTa, I think under CSD F5:

Since these were deleted for lacking sources, please could they be undeleted to that I can add sources to them? I've already done this for a couple of hundred other files in this category tree. There was a previous UDR for a file under this tree, at Commons:Undeletion requests/Archive/2021-09#File:Sep28 Woman of the Day.png, which was granted. --bjh21 (talk) 18:38, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:Bruna-Guerin.jpg

This file can't be deleted because I have the copyright to it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carolalitta (talk • contribs) 20:33, 2 December 2021 (UTC) (UTC)[reply]

@Carolalitta: For any content previously published elsewhere, we need a formal written permission from the copyright holder. Please see COM:VRT for the procedure. Thanks, Yann (talk) 20:35, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]