Commons:Help desk

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
(Redirected from Commons:Upload help)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Community portal
introduction
Help deskVillage pump
copyrightproposalstechnical
Administrators' noticeboard
vandalismuser problemsblocks and protections

Shortcut: COM:HDSkip to table of contents | Skip to bottom | 🌐 Help desks for other languages

Gnome-dialog-question.svg
This help desk is a forum for questions and help on:
How to use Commons

Anyone, from newbie to experienced, can ask a question here. Questions will be replied to here as well. Any answers you receive are not legal advice and the responder cannot be held liable for them.

Ask your question

or

In order to get quick answers consider the following points:

Resolved sections (marked by {{section resolved|1=~~~~}}) will be archived after two days. Sections with no discussion will be archived after ten days.

For quicker help, join our live chat room.
SpBot archives all sections tagged with {{Section resolved|1=~~~~}} after 2 days and sections whose most recent comment is older than 10 days.

Anfrage[edit]

Ist es wirklich anzunehmen, dass sämtliche Bilder einem BevinKacon gehören, die dieser gemeldet hat, oder meldet da jemand Urheberverletzungen obwohl in Wahrheit überhaupt keine da sind.

Mfg

Hans-Georg Peitl — Preceding unsigned comment added by PastorPeitl (talk • contribs) 13:25, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Hans-Georg, ich hatte dir weiter oben schon einmal den Tipp gegeben, in Commons:Forum nachzufragen anstatt hier; da kann man das lang und breit diskutieren. Zur eigentlichen Frage: Jeder und jede kann vermutete Urheberrechtsverletzungen melden, das muss nicht der echte Urheber sein (oft genug weiß der gar nichts von dem Uplaod durch andere hier in Commons). — Speravir – 21:23, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Bundeswappen Österreich[edit]

I uploaded a new cleander version of the Coat of Arms of Austria in Wiki Commons in svg format. It should replace the existing one.

[redacted]@gmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Diem (talk • contribs) 16:58, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

@Diem: Hi, and welcome. What file is "the existing one"?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:33, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
Convenience link: File:Bundeswappen Österreich 2020.svg.
Nur File:Coat of arms of Austria.svg oder doch auch File:Austria Bundesadler.svg? Ich bin noch nicht überzeugt: Steht in irgendeiner Verordnung etwas zur exakten Farbe? — Speravir – 03:32, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
Es gibt dazu eine laaaaange Diskussion auf w:de:Diskussion:Wappen_der_Republik_Österreich#"Nicht_gesetzeskonforme", was jetzt die gesetztekonfrome Version ist.
Die Offizielle version findet man unter: https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokumente/Bundesnormen/NOR40128639/Anlage_1.pdf wenn man genau sieht, sieht man dass der Adler von der Rückseite in der Mitte in dem Rot-weiß-roten von der hinteren Seite https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokumente/BgblPdf/1984_159_0/1984_159_0.pdf (letzte Seite) duchscheint.
Das Auffallende an File:Bundeswappen Österreich 2020.svg ist, dass es ein knalligeres Rot.
Wenn man eine die möglichst nahe am Gesetzestext ist sollte man wohl das PNG (oder das autotraced svg verwenden)
Je nach Thumbnailgröße ist es jedoch besser vereinfachte Versionen zu verwenden, siehe w:de:Benutzer_Diskussion:JoKalliauer#svg-versionen Insofern gibt es nicht einen SVG-Adler sonden viele. File:Austria_Bundesadler.svg ist jedenfalls der einzige der es in Category:Featured_pictures_on_Wikimedia_Commons_-_vector geschafft hat.
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 19:21, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
O … mein … Gott!!!11 Ich vermute also nun ganz stark, dass die Anfrage hier von de:Peter Diem kam. Wollen wir Elisabeth hier einladen oder den Habitator terrae (rhetorische Frage), Johannes? (HT war doch hier gelegentlich aktiv, so dass er das mitbekommen haben könnte.) — Speravir – 01:35, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Darf ich mich wieder streiten??? Juhu!!!-) Habitator terrae 🌍 07:25, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
@JoKalliauer, Habitator terrae, jetzt mal im Ernst: Mein Spaß bezog sich darauf, die Diskussion darum auf eine weitere Stelle auszudehnen. Ich werde mich da heraushalten, aber man kann Elisabeth auf der Wappendisk. schon auf die Vektorisierung von (Peter?) Diem aufmerksam machen. Sollte man zu einem Konsens kommen, dann können wir uns in Commons um das weitere kümmern – man sollte zum Beispiel bei allen abgelehnten Dateien einen Hinweis auf die fehlende Gesetzeskonformität in möglichst vielen Sprachen einsetzen und auf die gesetzeskonforme Datei verweisen. — Speravir – 15:55, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
@Speravir, Habitator terrae: Mir gefällt die Version von Habitator terrae am besten und meine am schlechtesten, hier auf commons sollten wir uns nur darum kümmern Bilder anzubieten, welche Version genommen wird soll das lokale Lemma entscheiden. File:Coat of arms of Austria.svg und File:Bundeswappen Österreich 2020.svg scheinen bis auf den Rotton der "Fahne" auf den optischen ersten blick ident zu sein. Gibt es eine Definition welcher Rot-ton das Österreichwappen hat?  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 16:14, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Apropos Qualität: sollte das Autotraced-SVG nicht besser wieder gelöscht werden? Zum Rotton hast du ja oben auf die Flagge samt Edit-/Revertwar hingewiesen. Auf irgendeiner in der dewiki-Wappendisk. verlinkten Seite las ich, dass im Gesetz einfach nur steht, die Flagge sei rot-weiß-rot. — Speravir – 16:34, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
@Speravir: Nein, Symbol keep vote.svg Keep
  1. COM:INUSE
  2. Elisabeth59 hat die Version gefallen (mir nicht)
  3. es ist eine frei skalierbare Vektorgrafik die sehr nahe am Original ist
  4. welche Version die Richtige ist wird nicht hier sondern im lokalen Wiki entschieden
Ich hab jetzt {{Superseded|Österreich_Bundesadler.svg}} hinzugefügt.
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 17:47, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
✓OK — Speravir – 17:54, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
@Speravir, Habitator terrae: Ich hab auch die Disk auf w:de:Diskussion:Österreich#Wappen_Korrektur_Archiv korrigiert, weil da wurden falsche Behauptungen über das frei skalierbare auto-traced Vektorgrafik aufgestellt wurden. (falls ihr das gelesen habt)
@Diem: Welche Version verwendet wird ist Entscheidung des lokalen Wikis damit bitte diskutiere das im jeweiligen Artikel.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 18:09, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Copyright violation on external site[edit]

Hello,

I'm unsure where to post this concern. I found that http://redbubble.com/people/znamenski/shop has been reselling Wikimedia Commons illustrations without giving credit. Some examples:

Does WMF have a team to ensure external parties conform to the Creative Commons licensing or cease and desist?

Thanks,
cmɢʟee ⋅τaʟκ 20:15, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

The problem is that per Commons:Enforcing license terms, the WMF can't do anything - it's the license holder who can put a stop to it. The best thing to do is add the file to Category:Files reused by external parties out of compliance with licensing terms. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 20:25, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Or {{Published}} with legal=no. - Jmabel ! talk 22:25, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
  • @Cmglee, Ricky81682, Jmabel: The help page doesn’t make this clear (but it should): CC (and many other) licences are non-exclusive. That means the copyright holder can let other people use their works under other terms as well. We have no way of knowing whether this has happened; that’s why we can’t enforce licence terms.
I am confused about File:Standard Model of Elementary Particles.svg. At the end of 2013, it only had a CC notice. At some point, a CC0 notice PD release was also added, applying to the “current version”. The CC notice continues to apply to the “original version”. But what about the thousands (slight exaggeration) of versions in between? Brianjd (talk) 08:16, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
  • I see that @Cmglee is the author of File:Binomial theorem visualisation.svg. And znamenski is not just failing to meet any of the CC requirements; they appear to be claiming credit themselves. Hopefully if you report this to Redbubble, and znamenski can’t justify this behaviour, then Redbubble will take down the whole store. Brianjd (talk) 08:23, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
    • They seem to do this for more content. I just noticed that they also use Cush's versions of the particle model which are under CC0, but definitely not from znamenski. — Speravir – 01:44, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much, everyone. Yes, I admit I drew the second image: that's how I learnt of the copyvio, and investigated the store to find further violations. Several CC0 files were also used, but because they're CC0, I feel it's perfectly fair, so didn't list them.
I'll contact znamenski and if it's unsuccessful, Redbubble.
Re File:Standard Model of Elementary Particles.svg, I agree that the licence situation is a mess, and user:Cush should have uploaded it under a new name. As there's already another discussion, I leave it to be resolved there.
Cheers,
cmɢʟee ⋅τaʟκ 22:59, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

A selfie photo[edit]

I have taken a picture of myself and would like to put it on my page, but I am not being allowed to do this.Jodiraetrogstad63 (talk) 00:03, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

You need to upload a file to Commons before you can include it at any Wikimedia page. Hotlinking from your computer or another website won't work. However, we generally do not allow selfies for new users that have not yet contributed significantly to any Wikimedia project. This is because Commons is not a social network like Facebook, and our user pages are meant to focus on people's contributions to Commons and Wikipedia as opposed to their off-wiki life. De728631 (talk) 00:11, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, but I was trying to create my sandbox profile and add the image to that. I am puzzled by the profile being public rather than private. What am I supposed to do with my profile page? Also, when I was working on creating a page and editing a page, I was told to hit the 'save' button. I cannot see where that is at when editing the page I'd recently done or the one I attempted to create and am working on.Jodiraetrogstad63 (talk) 16:55, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

@Jodiraetrogstad63: "I was told to hit the 'save' button": told by whom? Text on the site, or someone told you this? It should say the "Publish changes" button, which used to be called "Save"; if you can indicate where you saw the wrong name still around, let us know & someone will fix that. - Jmabel ! talk 22:10, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

uploading photo[edit]

I tried to add my family's photo of Alexander Shpakovsky. Please, help. System do not aloud. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Linda Alice Rhinoceros (talk • contribs) 09:12, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Template:PingLinda Alice Rhinoceros
  1. Is this footballer Aleksandr Shpakovsky or someone else?
  2. I'm not easily finding where you tried to do this, but I would recommend using Special:UploadWizard on Commons if you are new to this.
  3. When you say "my family's photo": who took the photo? I'm guessing that if I have the correct Shpakovsky, they are no longer alive. Are you the heir to their intellectual property?
    • If not, when does the photo date from, and when did the photographer die: it may be a little tricky to work out its copyright status.
    • If so, then you should use a license like {{Cc-by-sa-4.0-heirs}} or a similar "transferred copyright" license. If you cannot work out how to do that, someone can probably walk you through it. No matter what, though, do not claim that the photograph is your "own work", which would be a lie and would almost certainly result in deletion of the photograph.
If it would be easier for you to get help in Russian rather than English, Commons:Форум is actually rather active. - Jmabel ! talk 17:36, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

question regarding Robert-johnson1.jpg[edit]

I do not have much experience with copyright issues and I have a question. File:Robert-johnson1.jpg is mentioned by the uploader as his own work. I think it is derived from an other source. Is the licence valid? Can I use this file on the dutch Wikipedia? Should I take the dutch law in concern if I wanted to? Regards, --Davv69 (talk) 12:36, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

@Davv69: Hi, and welcome. I reviewed and tagged it and warned the uploader for you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:24, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick action. Since the file is tagged for deletion I understand the licence is not/might not be valid. The second part of the question was “If the licence were valid, Should I take the dutch law in concern before using it?” Is this the right place to ask such a question? If it is: Would you like to answer this? If it is not, then where should I ask my question? Thanks in advance, --Davv69 (talk) 15:04, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

How to show Wiki that I have a photographer's permission to use a photo they took[edit]

I have uploaded a photo of singer-songwriter, Miranda Stone, because her wikipedia has been missing her photograph since it was first made many years ago. Recently, Google propagated the wrong image of the artist, a different person of the same name, to the wikipedia article. This photograph, now posted, should solve the problem, because it is the correct image. I made direct contact with the photographer of this photo, Michael Wilson, who gave permission for its use via personal email. However, how do I prove that I have permission from the photographer to use the photo in this way? Is it necessary to prove this? Thank you for your help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tikran86 (talk • contribs) 19:46, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

See Commons:OTRS. Ruslik (talk) 20:43, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
@Tikran86: (If that answer isn't enough for you to see how to proceed, please ask here about what isn't obvious to you.) - Jmabel ! talk 02:23, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
Courtesy link: File:Miranda Stone.jpg Brianjd (talk) 02:35, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
@Tikran86: I am worried about this phrase: “… with permission by him to use the photo in wikipedia.Commons licensing policy requires files to be free for all uses (in all contexts). It is tagged {{Cc-by-sa-4.0}}; if this tag is valid, great, but this tag is often used by new users who do not understand copyright. Brianjd (talk) 02:35, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

my user page no longer exists[edit]

Hello, I must have did something wrong. When I signed in my user page existed, now it doesn’t. My contributions from Sept. 2018 are still recognized, but I don’t understand what happened to my user page. Please help me to get it back. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PhoenixMaimitiValentine (talk • contribs) 21:10, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

@PhoenixMaimitiValentine: Hello, It seems there was never a user page for this account on Commons. The logs don't show a deletion entry. Could you be thinking of your user discussion page or of a user page with another account or on another site? -- Asclepias (talk) 21:54, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Unable to upload photos[edit]

I’ve clicked the bar “Select media files to share” but it seems like nothing come out. So I stuck there and can’t upload photos. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slyvester93 (talk • contribs) 02:02, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Is this a permissible license?[edit]

Hello helpers! Is this a permissible license to upload an image of a person who has been deceased since 1952? It is a photograph that is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. This is the license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) and here is a link to a webpage where specific details on the image is located: https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/use-this-image.php?mkey=mw189854 - Thank you in advance! Netherzone (talk) 15:24, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi Netherzone. I'm afraid this licence cannot be used at Commons. It prohibits commercial re-use and the making of derivatives, both of which need to be allowed for uploads at Commons. De728631 (talk) 15:26, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for the quick response, De728631, glad I asked before uploading it. Netherzone (talk) 16:23, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
You received a correct but minimalist answer, specific to the way the question was worded ("is this a permissible license...?"). You could receive other answers to a different question, such as "is it possible to upload this image?". -- Asclepias (talk) 11:15, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
@Netherzone: Maybe Commons could accept this image with a status string like {{Licensed-PD-Art-two|PD-UK-unknown|PD-US-expired|rawphotolicense='''[https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]'''<br>}}. If you have an interest for this aspect of the question, please say it and hopefully someone with knowledge of U.K. law will provide a more complete answer. -- Asclepias (talk) 22:18, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Chancellor Simon Poortman[edit]

Dutch Order Simon Poortman chancellor who heads the organisation The Order of Orange-Nassau has never known his own chancellor. Now Simon Poortman who is chief officer or flag officer and knight in the Military William Order W — Preceding unsigned comment added by S.Poortman123 (talk • contribs) 21:52, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

@S.Poortman123: Hi, and welcome. I'm sorry, but what (if anything) does this have to do with help in using this site (Wikimedia Commons)?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:45, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

request[edit]

can i change name of a uplod on wikimedia commons — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bygonetime (talk • contribs) 14:02, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Please, see Commons:File renaming. Ruslik (talk) 20:59, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Photos of Individuals for Wikipedia page[edit]

Hello,

I have been adding to artist biography pages on wikipedia and I was wondering how would I upload a photo of an individual. I read through what is required to fit the criteria. Am I allowed to use photos taken by someone else if the person photographed is in a public place?

Thank you,

3umbrellas — Preceding unsigned comment added by 3umbrellas (talk • contribs) 14:43, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

You are only allowed to upload photos shot by other people only with their permission. See Commons:Licensing. Ruslik (talk) 20:58, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Unwarranted Notice of Impending Speedy Deletion[edit]

I received a Notice of Impending Speedy Deletion after uploading a document for my new app on Wikipedia. The files and pages created are not for advertisements but to provide users with valuable information about the app. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wasiu.amusa (talk • contribs) 15:17, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Commons:Project scope reads:
Wikimedia Commons hosts only media files such as photographs, scanned images, diagrams, animations, audio (e.g. music and spoken dialogue) and video clips, along with any associated metadata. Explanatory and other text is permitted on the file page only to the extent to which it advances Commons' aim and is not excluded educational content.
The following are not considered media files, and may not be hosted here:
* Computer programs in any format including binary executable files and raw source code listings. Where relevant, source-code may form part of the file description or metadata, e.g. a graphics file may include as descriptive text the code used to create it.
* Files which are representative merely of raw text, e.g. ASCII files, raw source code listings as mentioned above, etc.
So do not expect an upload of an article page to be kept on Commons. You might have a try on Wikipedia, but I think they won't be pleased about that spam. --Achim (talk) 15:40, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Publish photos or file[edit]

How to publish photo or file. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kayumanggi1963 (talk • contribs) 18:06, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

  • @Kayumanggi1963: Could you please be more specific? Are you asking about uploading to Commons, or about using content already on Commons? The more specific you make your question the better the chance that someone can answer. - Jmabel ! talk 22:24, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Фото.[edit]

Загрузил фото в раздел "Особо охраняемые территории". Фото -Реликтовые сосны. Ульяновская об,Вешкаймский район, с-з Рассвет. Аллея реликтовых сосен. Фото почему то нет в разделе. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Александр Ник. Анд. (talk • contribs) 11:45, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

Réutiliser le logo Wikipédia : licences et de droits d'auteur[edit]

Bonjour,

J'ai consulté la foire aux questions, les pages d'aide et les archives du service d'aide. Je désire réutiliser -avec et/ou sans modification- le logo de Wikipédia pour illustrer une présentation sans rapport avec l'encyclopédie.

Sur une page Wikimedia Commons( [[1]] "File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-fr.svg"(27/06/20)), je comprends que je peux en respectant la paternité et le partage à l'identique. Sur une autre page Wikimedia Commons (Commons:Réutilisation de contenu hors de Wikimedia#Logos de la Fondation Wikimedia -"Logos de la Fondation Wikimedia" (27/06/20)), je comprends que ce logos ne peut être utilisé que par la fondation ou pour informer sur des projets Wikimedia.

Ma question est : Puis-je réutiliser ce logos (avec et/ou sans modifications) ?

But de la réutilisation : Présenter un projet professionnel (candidature) à l'aide d'images. J'utilise deux métaphores, celle d'une histoire écrite à plusieurs et celle des chemins (parcours, croisement, créer un chemin ensemble, voyager). L'aspect collaboratif et le globe incomplet de Wikipédia illustrent parfaitement mon idée.

Je comprends uniquement le français.

Merci,

Anne-Claire —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 94.109.237.245 (talk) 13:36, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Vous préférerez peut-être une aide en français à Commons:Service d'aide.
  • I read French, but do not write it well. I believe the difference here is between copyright law and trademark law. As long as you conform to the license, you may use the logo as an illustration, etc. It is a different matter if (for example) you use it in a letterhead, or in some other manner that might imply that a communication came from or was endorsed by the Wikimedia Foundation or one of its component parts.
  • (Via Google Translate) : Je lis le français, mais je ne l'écris pas bien. Je crois que la différence ici est entre le droit d'auteur et le droit des marques. Tant que vous vous conformez à la licence, vous pouvez utiliser le logo comme illustration, etc. Il en va autrement si (par exemple) vous l'utilisez dans un papier à en-tête, ou d'une autre manière qui pourrait impliquer qu'une communication est venue de ou a été approuvé par la Fondation Wikimedia ou l'un de ses composants - Jmabel ! talk 16:18, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
@Jmabel: Thanks for had taking the time to respond.
Anne-Claire (with google translate)
Bonjour,
La présente page est, bien sûr, appropriée pour cette question, puisqu'il s'agit d'une image présente sur le site de Commons. Toutefois, dans ce cas particulier, vous obtiendriez peut-être plus de réponses en posant cette question sur la page Wikipédia:Le Bistro de la Wikipédia en français. De plus, notez que la seule façon d'obtenir une réponse officielle à cette question est de contacter directement la Wikimedia Foundation. Les commentaires ici ou ailleurs ne peuvent être que des pistes générales et n'engagent pas la Wikimedia Foundation.
Comme pour tout logo de toute autre entité, deux différents types de conditions s'appliquent. D'une part, le droit d'auteur et, d'autre part, le droit des marques. Ainsi, la page de description de l'image File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-fr.svg inclut deux bandeaux, dont l'un (Cc-by-sa-3.0) concerne le droit d'auteur et l'autre (Wikimedia trademark) concerne le droit des marques.
Les conditions relatives au droit d'auteur, bien que non négligeables, sont relativement simples et ne posent pas de problème particulier. La licence de droits d'auteur CC BY-SA 3.0 implique que tout usage de l'image doit être accompagné d'une mention attribuant l'image à la Wikimedia Foundation et d'une mention de l'url de cette licence CC BY-SA 3.0. Et si vous produisez une version modifiée de l'image, vous devez placer votre version aussi sous la même licence.
Les conditions relatives au droit des marques, lorsqu'elles s'appliquent, telles qu'énoncées par Wikimedia, pourraient être très restrictives. La politique officielle en anglais de Wikimedia se trouve à la page Foundation:Trademark policy et est traduite en version non officielle en français à la page meta:Trademark policy/fr). L'usage que vous envisagez se classerait peut-être sous la section 4.4 Publications ou 4.3 Événements, un usage pour lequel Wikimedia exige une demande de licence de droit des marques. Toutefois, je ne suis pas certain que Wikimedia puisse exiger une licence de droit des marques dans des situations où il n'y a aucune possibilité de confusion entre l'usage qui est fait et un usage qui serait fait par Wikimedia.
Mon observation très personnelle : Le temps et l'effort que vous pourriez devoir investir pour demander à Wikimedia une licence d'utilisation relative au droit des marques me semblent énormes et hors de proportion par rapport à l'usage simple que vous souhaitez faire de l'image. De plus, il est possible que le délai pour obtenir une réponse officielle de Wikimedia soit peut-être trop long pour vous parvenir en temps utile. Si j'étais à votre place, je crois que j'abandonnerais l'idée d'utiliser ce logo. Mais si vous avez du temps devant vous, la manière d'obtenir une réponse officielle est de contacter la Wikimedia Foundation. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:50, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
@Asclepias: Do you think I was wrong, then, to refer her to Commons:Service_d'aide? - Jmabel ! talk 01:54, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
It was perfectly good and it was the most logical spontaneous answer. However, that page is not visited by many users and questions sometimes remain unanswered. Normally I would suggest the page Commons:Bistro, more active and where questions find answers more easily. My suggestion in this case of the page on fr.wikipedia was very special because of the topic of this particular question. I do not suggest it usually. It's a matter of guessing from past experience where a question has the best chances of getting more answers at the present time. -- Asclepias (talk) 09:13, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
And do you think her proposed utilization requires anything more in trademark terms than an indication that the image is trademarked, and by whom? - Jmabel ! talk 01:58, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
I don't know. Only the Foundation can tell how they interpret the law. -- Asclepias (talk) 09:13, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
@Asclepias: Thanks for had taking the time to respond in detail. (with google translate)
Oui, je ne suis pas familière avec les notions de propriété, j'ai oublié ce droit des marques. De plus je ne comprends pas bien ce 2ème bandeau à cause de cette phrase : "Ce bandeau n’indique rien sur le statut de l’œuvre au regard du droit d'auteur. Un bandeau de droit d’auteur est requis.". Est-ce du contenu de page qu'un contributeur suggère de modifier ou est-ce une info. offocielle ? Et pour le détail, j'ai découvert aujourd'hui une autre page [[2]] "File:Wikipedia-logo.png" avec un 3ème bandeau précisant qu'il faut respecter les conditions de la GNU Free Documentation License version 1.2 mais où le bandeau CC doit être complété "Si ce fichier est admissible à une nouvelle licence, il ..." Donc ça me pose la même question que sur celui des marques. Pour moi, c'est très confus. Heureusement votre réponse est détaillée et je sais mieux où aller chercher l'info.
J'ai parcouru la page en français sur la politique des marques. En plus des points que vous citez (publications, événements et pas de confusion possible), je me retrouve aussi dans l'usage légitime (section 3.5.) ou pas ... étant donné que si je MONTRE l'image du globe, sans le nom Wikipédia (donc logo modifié) j'imagine que ça sort du cadre nominatif. Bref, c'est étrange de se retrouver avec une info détaillée et précise pour ensuite me dire que d'un côté je dois demander une autorisation (publications, évènements) et de l'autre non (pas de confusion possible et usage légitime).
Merci pour vos conseils.
Et oui, je verrai en fonction du temps et de mon énergie pour poursuivre.
Anne-Claire —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 94.109.56.134 (talk) 15:34, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
Vous avez bien raison de dire que les indications sont confuses, en particulier pour des visiteurs occasionnels. C'est un défaut d'un gros projet collaboratif comme Wikimedia où tout n'est pas bien fignolé.

Sur Commons, malheureusement, les bandeaux d'information mélangent souvent des informations destinées au public et des instructions à usage interne destinées aux contributeurs de Wikimedia. Cette confusion causée par ces défauts de rédaction des bandeaux est un problème connu - et à mon avis grave - mais seul un petit nombre de personnes (les administrateurs) pourraient améliorer les bandeaux principaux et cela ne se fait pas. Dans le bandeau «Wikimedia trademark», le texte en plus petits caractères, que vous citez ci-dessus, rappelle simplement aux contributeurs que, sur le site de Wikimedia Commons, une image doit être accompagnée d'un bandeau indiquant son statut au regard du droit d'auteur et que le bandeau «Wikimedia trademark» n'est pas un bandeau de statut de droit d'auteur (il est plutôt un bandeau supplémentaire relatif au droit des marques, comme mentionné précédemment).

En ce qui concerne l'image «File:Wikipedia-logo.png», le bandeau de statut de droit d'auteur se trouve dans un état qui aurait dû être temporaire et qui découle du fait que les licences de certaines images plus anciennes ont été modifiées il y a quelques années. Il est étonnant que l'information de cette image ait été abandonnée dans cet état. Cette page, elle aussi, ne peut être modifiée que par les administrateurs et donc elle risque de rester longtemps dans cet état. Je ne sais quoi en penser. Cette image est peut-être utilisable aussi sous licence CC BY-SA 3.0 depuis la modification des licences, mais je ne peux pas vous le certifier. En tout cas, la licence GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License) n'est pas vraiment appropriée pour l'usage que vous voulez faire, puisqu'elle imposerait d'annexer à votre travail une copie complète du texte de cette licence. La licence CC serait plus pratique puisqu'elle requiert seulement la mention de la licence CC et de son url et non pas la copie de son texte.

Les questions que vous soulevez sur l'application du droit des marques peuvent être complexes et c'est pourquoi je vous suggérais de les poser aussi sur «Wikipédia:Le Bistro» pour peut-être obtenir plus de commentaires. L'aspect «usage légitime» réfère vraisemblablement à la notion de fair use du droit étatsunien. Cette notion n'est pas nécessairement pratique ailleurs que pour un usage d'une oeuvre aux États-Unis et, même là, elle s'utilise souvent plutôt dans le contexte d'une étude commentée portant sur l'oeuvre elle-même et non pour n'importe quel usage de l'oeuvre. Quant à l'aspect «absence de possibilité de confusion», comme d'ailleurs pour tous les aspects de la question, c'est à vous qu'il appartient d'évaluer la situation. On ne peut que vous donner des informations générales. Si vous voulez des conseils juridiques ou une réponse précise, vous devrez vous adresser soit à un avocat en propriété intellectuelle, qui vous conseillera de manière professionnelle, soit au propriétaire de la marque, Wikimedia Foundation.

-- Asclepias (talk) 21:39, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Videos display format[edit]

Why is it currently difficult to play videos or use video display format linking media player like Youtube Histogram and the most easily accessed social media link Facebook. Music lovers like myself love to play music while working with social media platforms but I don't know much about Wikipedia if there are plans for play and listen to music or the possibility of a music search engine. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jemtyns (talk • contribs) 18:34, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Given that we host only free-licensed or public-domain material of educational value, I would say it is unlikely that there will ever be a lot of music here. - Jmabel ! talk 01:59, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Username[edit]

I can not remember by username how do I got about obtaining that? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2600:6C40:7980:311F:4814:B1B0:1BD8:D24D (talk) 22:27, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Look for a photo that you know you uploaded or an article you worked on. Check its history. - Jmabel ! talk 02:15, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Make a page[edit]

How can I make a page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yvanshmid (talk • contribs) 07:30, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

@Yvanshmid:This is Wikimedia Commons, not Wikipedia. We don't host articles. Please refer to w:WP:FS for more information, regards.廣九直通車 (talk) 13:28, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

A Bug[edit]

Please look what happens: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3ADenning%2C_Stephen_Poyntz_-_Princess_Victoria_aged_Four_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg&type=revision&diff=429377326&oldid=429375374

It is not possible to correct an entry in this field. If I revert instead to the last edit, it is not possible to make a new entry anymore. -- Kürschner (talk) 10:26, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

How to request an image?[edit]

Hi! I was wondering how I can request an image to be uploaded. I tried uploading one but it wouldn't let me because it wasn't sure it was my own. I'm making a Wikipedia for Rebecca Parham, the owner of the Youtube channel and studio Let Me Explain Studios. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bigboyanimations (talk • contribs) 11:22, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

@Bigboyanimations:Please use Special:UploadWizard to upload images. However, before you upload anything, please make sure that the image is released under a free license, and fulfills COM:PSS, regards.廣九直通車 (talk) 13:26, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Also, when you say, "I'm making a Wikipedia for Rebecca Parham, the owner of the Youtube channel and studio Let Me Explain Studios," I assume you mean you are writing an article about her in the English-language Wikipedia. Make sure you read and comply with en:WP:COI for the article (not a concern here on Commons for the picture). - Jmabel ! talk 16:01, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

СПб Ленинградская обл деревня Новое -Девяткино ул Арсенальная рядом в двух шагах жилой дом №2[edit]

Жалоба на ваш магазин так как вы построили очень близко магазин с жилым домом и когда у вас в магазине готовят пищу то при этом включается ваша оборудование которое находится на крыше магазина и в низы рядом с магазином вентилятор .Всё это оборудование начинает работу и создаёт посторонний шум. Шум от вашего магазина как ночью так и днем .Это не допустимо для норм шумоизоляции .Устраните или закройте, или переквалифицируйте ваше здание Не кто не отменял правил проживания и ваш магазин в том числе —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 5.18.244.68 (talk) 12:49, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

При чем здесь Викисклад? Обращайтесь в местные органы власти. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:00, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

My photos have been nominated four months ago for deletion and they haven't had the nomination to be removed when nominations last for a week, what is going on?[edit]

Hi there. Four months ago a user by the name of Eugene Zelenko gave bad reasons to have some of my photos to be deleted. The accusations saying that they are not my photos. The reasons being too small and not uploaded with EXIF (which since I have read and EXIF, I will never use). Another user has kept them as a weak keep. But Eugene Zelenko said again about EXIF. Back in the March my photos still had the deletion nomination and yet that was a month after the nomination. Here we are in June and still nothing. What is going on? I thought deletion nominations last a week.

Kind Regards.Dynamite16 (talk) 14:47, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Dynamite16, the discussion hasn't been closed yet. The one week is generally the minimum time a discussion is open, but they aren't closed automatically, and (unlike at Wikipedia) often run for much longer than this minimum time. At the moment, no one has closed the discussion, so the files are still tagged, and new comments can be made.
Our deletion discussions are much less patronised than ones at Wikipedia etc, so they often go on for a long time and don't tend to have many comments. ~~ Alex Noble/1-2/TRB 15:18, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Ok, so who closes the discussion because this is really taking the pee. Because I don't think it was fair that they got nominated in the first place Dynamite16 (talk) 15:35, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Cancellazione fotografia Corrado Ocone.[edit]

Sono un utente e contributore Wikipedia. In relazione alla foto del filosofo Corrado Ocone, da me inserita, è stata segnalata la necessità di comunicare autorizzazione all'utilizzo da parte del detentore del copyright http://www.popsophia.it/. So che il detentore del copyright Popsophia ha comunicato a Wikimedia l'autorizzazione all'utilizzo della foto. Perché la foto è stata ugualmente rimossa? Come bisogna fare per mantenerla? Grazie. Stefano Matarazzo https://it.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Corrado_Ocone&oldid=113844294 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stematar (talk • contribs) 17:41, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Convenience link: File:Corrado Ocone.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 20:19, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
  • @Stematar: At no time did File:Corrado Ocone.jpg ever indicate any license, so it is not surprising that it was deleted.
  • I do see that an OTRS ticket was received on June 18 with id=2020061610004579. Unfortunately, the edit that shows that was by a bot (User:Krdbot) so that doesn't give any indication who handled this on the OTRS team.
  • I'd suggest you take this up at Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard. Indicate that this is about File:Corrado Ocone.jpg and OTRS ticket 2020061610004579. If you know exactly what license would apply, indicate that, too. If the email that was received by OTRS does indeed show permission for this photo, then it will be restored. - Jmabel ! talk 20:27, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
    Convenience link: Ticket:2020061610004579.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:56, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
@Stematar: I requested undeletion for you at COM:UDR#File:Corrado Ocone.jpg.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:44, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Grazie — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stematar (talk • contribs) 07:27, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

@Stematar: Prego.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:59, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after two days.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:59, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

How can I add a logo to a company page that I work for?[edit]

Hi,

I am wanting to add this logo: https://anzcofoods.com/_resources/themes/anzco-ss4/images/anzco-logo-blue.svg?m=1574629461

To this Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANZCO_Foods

I've clicked the upload file link but am stumped on what to add for the Author field and this filed - Now tell us why you are sure you have the right to publish this work:

Can you please let me know how I can do this?

Cheers Ryan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ryanastle (talk • contribs) 00:24, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

You need to ask for permission from your company --Pizza0614 (talk) 01:12, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
  • @Ryanastle: Someone designed the logo. Most properly, that is the author, but if the company has secured copyright (see next point) it is probably OK to list the company as the author.
  • The Threshold of originality in New Zealand is pretty low, so that logo is probably eligible for copyright, which is independent of trademark. I assume you are acting on behalf of the company in question: are you certain that the company has secured the copyright to the logo? (That's almost a certainty if the logo was designed by an employee, but not if it was designed by an outside firm.) If so, is there anywhere on their site that they indicate a free license for the logo that would be compatible with Commons' minimum as explained at Commons:Project scope#Must be freely licensed or public domain? If not this will probably have to go through the process described at COM:OTRS.
  • But now I see you've avoided all of that by uploading directly to Wikipedia on a non-free use basis, which is fine on Wikipedia, but not if you want the image on Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 01:22, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Flag of Neum[edit]

So, the flag for the Wikipedia article for Neum doesn't look so good, so can I upload this new one from CRW Flags? --Pizza0614 (talk) 01:05, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

@Pizza0614: I don't see anything on https://www.crwflags.com indicating a free license, am I missing something? - Jmabel ! talk 01:24, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
I do not see any flag, but a coat of arms. The funny thing is File:Coat of arms of Neum.gif is bitwise identical to https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/b/ba)07-ne.gif – so I do not see, how to improve here. The dewiki article has a PNG version that is in the moment locally on dewiki (and should be moved I will deal with this) (✓ Done), but this is derived from the GIF version, too. Jmabel, according to the license section for the coat of arms image there is no copyright. — Speravir – 19:24, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
See now also/instead File:Coat of arms of Neum.png. — Speravir – 19:44, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
The crwflags page has it in a flag version too. The fact that the Commons file is identical to the crwflags image is not exactly a funny thing, as it just shows that the 2017 Commons file is an obvious copyvio copied from the 2004 artwork at crwflags. The so-called licensing of the Commons gif file is bogus, because this illustration is not a text and it is not a government work. The file was copied to Commons [3] via the hr.wikipedia 2010 copy, which tags it with only a non-free-image warning. -- Asclepias (talk) 22:08, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
@Asclepias: Your claim is only true if the creation of this coat of arms is not the official logo of this town! You can see a CoA on the town's website Općina Neum. It’s not identical, but you cannot tell me that the version by Željko Heimer counts as fictional, so the license tag applies (the license claim by Mr. Heimer is invalid). Please remove the disputed box yourself from the PNG version, I want to change author information according to the GIF Version. You should also know that on the originally given website a GIF version was present, too, not a PNG version. You may be right that the now dead website was the original source, but how will you get safe proof? I guess the best would be to link to both sites, because on the dead site there is more textual information. (Add.: I did the latter on the GIF version page.) — Speravir – 16:14, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
@Speravir: As far as I can tell, neither Asclepias nor anyone else raised the question of something being fictional until you did.
Typically, a blazon cannot be copyrighted, but any rendering of any but the simplest of blazons can be. - Jmabel ! talk 19:46, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
Aha, but wouldn’t then thousands of blazons to be deleted in Commons? I do not get it. — Speravir – 21:06, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
Most CoAs images on Commons are free. But, unfortunately, non-free images are sometimes uploaded and when they are found they are deleted. -- Asclepias (talk) 22:37, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
@Speravir:
  • Looking now at the available archived versions of www.neum.ba, I see that an almost identical illustration was already there in 2002 [4], which is before the 2004 date given for the Heimer illustration. It seems impossible that two artists, each working only from his own inspiration from the textual blason, would arrive independently at this level of similarity in all details of their respective renderings. So, one illustration was copied on the other. In that sense, it is possible that Heimer's claim is not valid, if he copied his image from the image at neum.ba, simply because then he is not the original author of the illustration. Unless, of course, he created himself the neum.ba image, which is possible given his expertise, but unproven. And, reading again in this context the information at public.carnet.hr/fame/descr/about.html, I note that he doesn't state clearly that he drew the artworks. So let's assume that he is not the original author of the illustration and that his copyright claim on this artistic rendering is not valid. However, this does not advance us. Because, still, an author drew this artistic rendering and thus someone owns the copyright on it. Even if we don't know the name of the illustrator, the artwork of this illustrator can't be on Commons without permission.
  • You seem under the impression that only artworks representing ficticious coats of arms would be under copyright. That is not the case. The actual official text of real CoAs may be free, but each particular visual artistic illustrative rendering has an author and a copyright. They are not free (save exceptions). That is why non-free illustrations of CoAs are deleted from Commons. That is also why contributors of the graphic workshops on Commons and on the Wikipedias create original CoAs renderings, of which they own the copyright and which they voluntarily release under free licenses. (For more information, Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Coats of arms and Commons:Coats of arms.)
  • The uploader of the de.wikipedia file stated his source. He ought to know. Why would you want to dispute him and require proof? And, more importantly, why would you conceal this source information and replace it with a false source information? You stated that the source of this 2009 de.wikipedia upload "File:Coat of arms of Neum.png" was the 2017 Commons upload "File:Coat of arms of Neum.gif" (itself copied from the 2010 hr.wikipedia file), which is obviously not correct. If the idea is to add links to other copies or other versions, that can be done in the "other versions" field. Or if there is an original source, which is itself the source of the immediate source used by the uploader, it can indeed be usefully added in the source field for more complete information. Or adding an archived copy of the source. But giving false source information is not an option. In the case of this particular file, it may be of little consequence. But, in general, replacing the uploaders' sources with false information can be a serious problem.
  • I will not remove the boxes warning readers of the very dubious information. Actually, I was tempted to send the file straight to deletion requests for copyvio, but I opted for the softer option of the warning boxes, mostly to leave you a chance to request a speedy deletion yourself. -- Asclepias (talk) 22:23, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
Add the deletion requests yourself, Asclepias, you did all the research. I feel very sad now after moving the PNG version to Commons, but I will not object. I assume the dewiki uploader thought the same like me, that the license claim is invalid. — Speravir – 00:53, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Kaushik Basu[edit]

How do I upload a new photograph and then have it on my wikipedia page? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.69.161.175 (talk) 02:27, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

@Kaushik Basu1952 (talkcontribsblock logfilter log): Hi, and welcome. I guess this is you, but please login. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/156 by trying to upload a smaller (<50KB) jpg photo as a new user. Usually when someone uploads a smaller jpg photo, it is a copyright violation taken from the web. If you created the file yourself, please upload the full-size original of it, including original EXIF metadata. If you did not create the photo, please see Commons:Licensing for why we can't accept it, and have the copyright holder license it on their website or social media, or send the file and permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:00, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

uploading image issues[edit]

I wanted to start my own article wiki page. i go to upload an image i took with my phone and i get a notification saying it's not mine. the image is mine because i took it using my instagram camera and made a drawing on it. How do i upload images that i took? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carltheghost (talk • contribs) 04:05, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

@Carltheghost: You will have to read our project scope. Wikimedia Commons is not the place to upload your personal stuff. Please contribute first to other Wikimedia projects (like the English Wikipedia), or here by uploading pictures of anything that is within our scope. Make sure those images are your own work (i.e. you took it with your own camera), or if not, it must be freely licensed. If photography is not your thing, you can do some categorization stuff here, or create some galleries. If you have more questions, feel free to ask at this thread. Happy editing! pandakekok9 04:54, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Blason[edit]

Bonjour,

Elue sur Villiers-Saint-Frédéric, je me permets de vous contacter, car le blason que vous proposez est souvent repris par les entreprises pour les dossiers, voir leur communication, or ce n'est pas le blason de notre commune qui a lui une autre forme. Comment procéder afin que ce soit le bon blason qui apparaisse ? Merci —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2A01:E0A:409:A330:C522:11C3:6B9B:1F8A (talk) 13:44, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Coat of arms

Hello,

Elected in Villiers-Saint-Frédéric, I allow myself to contact you, because the coat of arms you offer is often taken up by companies for files, see their communication, or it is not the coat of arms of our town that has its other form. How to proceed so that it is the right coat of arms that appears? Thank you
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:33, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Salut et bienvenue. Quels fichiers dans Category:Villiers-Saint-Frédéric contiennent les bons et les mauvais formulaires? Veuillez également envisager de publier sur COM:Bistro.
Hi, and welcome. Which files in Category:Villiers-Saint-Frédéric contain the right and wrong forms? Also, please consider posting to COM:Bistro.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:33, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Bonjour, Autant que je puisse en juger, c'est bien le blason de la commune. Du moins, l'illustration semble correspondre au même blasonnement que l'image présente sur le site web de la mairie. Les deux illustrations semblent correctes, bien que leurs auteurs respectifs aient évidemment réalisé des rendus artistiques différents. Toutes illustrations correctes du blason sont également légitimes. C'est juste que quelqu'un a réalisé une illustration particulière du blason qui est actuellement utilisée sur le site de la mairie. Peut-être que l'usage de cette illustration particulière a été choisi par une décision des élus pour usage dans les communications officielles de la commune, ce qui lierait les mandataires de la commune, ou peut-être est-ce simplement un choix personnel du webmestre de la mairie. Quoiqu'il en soit, une version illustrée correcte du blason n'empêche pas l'existence d'autres versions illustrées correctes du blason. Tant que le blasonnement est respecté, les choix artistiques et la forme de l'écu dans une image n'affectent pas la validité de l'image en tant que représentation du blason. Vous pouvez discuter de ces sujets plus en profondeur sur la page fr:Discussion Projet:Blasons avec des utilisateurs spécialistes.

Comme vous le savez sans doute, les sites Wikimedia sont fondés sur l'utilisation d'images libres et réutilisables par le public. L'image actuellement utilisée sur Wikimedia est libre puisqu'elle est produite à partir du blasonnement et non copiée d'une autre illustration et que l'illustrateur l'a offerte au public sous une licence libre. Si vous souhaitez discuter avec l'auteur de l'illustration actuellement utilisée sur Wikimedia, vous pouvez tenter de communiquer avec lui sur sa page d'utilisateur de Wikipédia, qu'il semble visiter occasionnellement.

En principe, l'illustration actuellement présente sur le site de la mairie n'est pas libre et donc elle n'est pas automatiquement réutilisable. Les droits d'auteur sont la propriété de l'illustrateur qui l'a réalisée. (Ou, peut-être, la propriété de la commune si l'auteur a explicitement cédé ses droits d'auteur à la commune par contrat écrit. S'il a seulement accordé à la commune la permission d'utiliser l'illustration, il ne s'agit pas d'une cession complète.) Si vous souhaitez que l'illustration particulière actuellement utilisée sur le site de la mairie puisse être libre et automatiquement réutilisable par le public, il vous faudra donc identifier l'auteur de cette illustration, identifier le propriétaire des droits d'auteur (en principe, c'est la même personne, sauf si les droits ont été cédés), puis convaincre celui-ci d'offrir son illustration sous une licence libre permettant l'utilisation par le public pour toutes fins. Toutefois, demandez-vous d'abord si c'est bien ce que vous souhaitez. Il peut y avoir des avantages pour la commune à ce que les entreprises n'utilisent pas la même version illustrative du blason que celle que la commune utilise pour identifier ses communications officielles.

Il existe aussi d'autres options. Vous pourriez trouver un illustrateur de votre connaissance qui accepterait de produire une nouvelle version originale du blason directement à partir du blasonnement (et pas copiée sur l'illustration non libre de la mairie), qui vous conviendrait et que l'illustrateur accepterait d'offrir sous licence libre. -- Asclepias (talk) 17:20, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

My Mother was " The Poster Girl " during the second WW2[edit]

I am interested in finding some information about my Mother Her name was Winnifred Jones living in Winnipeg and was based at Ft. Osborne Barracks in the Signal Corps. I have pictures of the photo that was used for the poster

Don Jones

204-330-7879

[e-mail address removed] —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 206.45.16.154 (talk) 16:39, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Commons is the wrong place for such kind of requests. This is a collection of media files. If there by any coincidence is another image of your mother present here, you could look on the description for potential information that may help you, though. — Speravir – 21:20, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

I'm here for the science and experience — Preceding unsigned comment added by Islam Fandi (talk • contribs) 17:01, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Maybe "Commons:Wiki Science Competition" is something you can look into, more users are always welcome. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 22:01, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Question about undeleting an uploaded picture[edit]

Hi!

I'm still new to Wikipedia and I uploaded a picture to Wikimedia Commons which has since been deleted: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Hack_the_North_2019_Logo.png

I now understand I didn't give enough information about the licensing/public use of this image, and I'm wondering about what the best way to go about submitting an undelete request would be. This logo was created by the organization of which I am a part of as a student volunteer. We have been using this logo on all our public websites/social media. After reading through the FAQ and pages on Wikimedia about image licensing, I am still unsure of what license would be the easiest to get or if it might already be in the public domain. Would it be best for the original artist to somehow declare that it is available for free use?

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timohthee (talk • contribs) 19:06, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

There isn't an article about Hack the North, so it was deleted. You could create an article regarding that if you want though. Then I think you could re-upload the image, once you have gotten the license stuff done.--Pizza0614 (talk) 23:38, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
@Pizza0614: There is no requirement on Commons that a topic have a Wikipedia article in order for pictures to be uploaded. Pizza0614, is there a page that misleadingly indicates that? (I say this without passing either way on whether this particular logo is notable, but the threshold is far lower than having a Wikipedia article.)
It says on the page: "Unused trivial logo of questionable notability. Should be in SVG if useful." Maybe I misunderstood what the "questionable notability" part meant. If so, could you give me a clarification?--Pizza0614 (talk) 01:07, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  • @Pizza0614: (1) While we prefer for SVG over PNG for a logo like this, that on its own would never result in a deletion; the person who wrote that may have their own bugaboo about it, but that isn't firm policy. (2) On notability: let me take that up in a subsection below, because clearly we will be getting a bit off-topic for the original question here. - Jmabel ! talk 02:36, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
@Timohthee: There are two issues you would need to address here.
  1. The copyright issue could be addressed by having the original artist send an email as described at COM:OTRS granting a specific license. I recommend {{Cc-by-sa-4.0}}, which reserves as many rights as are compatible with our hosting the image under Commons rules. If a specific attribution is in order for the logo, remember to include that.
  2. The notability issue is independent of that. I see no indication why this organization would or wouldn't be notable; if you make an undeletion request once the copyright issue is sorted out, as part of that request you will need to explain why the organization is notable enough that there is some reason for its logo to be on Commons. If it is undeleted, that explanation probably belongs as part of the description of the logo. - Jmabel ! talk 00:19, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
@Jmabel: Thank you so much for the info! I'll definitely get started on the email for OTRS — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timohthee (talk • contribs) 05:12, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Notability[edit]

@Pizza0614: Commons definitely has a lower threshold of notability than the English-language Wikipedia. For example:

  • Commons would be glad to have a photo of virtually anyone on the faculty of any accredited college or university, but most of those people do not merit a Wikipedia article.
  • Commons includes things like Category:Images from the H. Ambrose Kiehl Photograph Collection, the work of a decent but not terribly exceptional amateur photographer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, notable mainly because they are well-catalogued and give a good sense of what an amateur photographer of that era would have photographed; maybe half of these would be in Commons' scope on their subject matter alone, but a lot of them, if they were recent, we would dismiss as "unused personal photo". And even some that we very much want based on their subject matter will almost certainly never merit a Wikipedia article: e.g. a photo of a long-gone bridge over the Cedar River in Washington State.
  • Commons probably has pictures of somewhere between 250,000 and a million buildings that would never merit a Wikipedia article. For example, File:Our old house had a fire - a sad day - Flickr - brewbooks.jpg and File:Our old house restored - Flickr - brewbooks.jpg would be of at best marginal interest individually, but together they certainly merit being here. Not a trace of anything that would merit a Wikipedia article, though.

Those are a few examples. If that isn't homing in on what you were asking about, feel free to clarify what you wanted to know. - Jmabel ! talk 02:36, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:LAMBANG KABUPATEN KARAWANG.svg[edit]

Please change Copyright of this file to Public Domain thank You

--Budi Yunior (talk) 20:10, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

I would like to remove[edit]

all my pictures from wiki commons. How can I do this?--Sammy Silver (talk) 03:27, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

You should ask an admin.--Pizza0614 (talk) 04:13, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
@Sammy Silver: You could start a DR per COM:DP. A reason would increase your chances of success.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 04:49, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
For what it's worth, there only appears to be one such picture. - Jmabel ! talk 15:22, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
FYI: The user also asked on Commons:Administrators' noticeboard (Special:Diff/429676196/429677954) and on my user talk page. — Speravir – 21:57, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Creating a wiki page for a Wiffle ball league[edit]

I’m a fan, and I am helping MLW WIFFLE BALL create a wiki page. They have expressed willingness to allow me to do so, yet I don’t “own” their logo. What do I do? I am being allowed by the leagues founder to continue — Preceding unsigned comment added by MLW Wifflefan (talk • contribs) 06:24, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

@MLW Wifflefan: Hi, and welcome. Usually when someone uploads a smaller logo, it's a copyright violation taken from the web. Please upload the full-size original of it, including EXIF metadata, but it may be judged too complex to be under TOO in the country of origin, so the founder may need to post COM:L compliant permission for such works on their website or social media presence or send permission via OTRS because we don't allow Fair Use here. Also, any raster image will look jaggy when scaled up, so you may want to upload an svg version, too. If you want to use the file on English Wikipedia, please read WP:F.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 08:20, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
@MLW Wifflefan: When you say you are helping them create a page, I assume that is on the English-language Wikipedia. Please make sure you read and comply with en:WP:COI. - Jmabel ! talk 15:23, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

APPLICATION TO CONTACT CELEB[edit]

I'm nnemeka charles a script writer,please. I'm having issue to contact,Mr.Paul hoen directors lets it shine movie,You can mail me [personal e-mail adress removed] —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 129.205.124.38 (talk) 10:52, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

This is really not the right place to ask things like this. He's got a Twitter account, have you tried that? --El Grafo (talk) 11:09, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Блокировка загрузки картинки[edit]

Добрый день. На странице https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B6%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B9_%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%B9 пытаюсь вставить и сохранить картинку с обновленными маршрутами скоростного трамвая копия тут [URL=http://piccy.info/view3/13877940/b27db9cf316bc3635316b7eb0f6a297c/orig/][IMG]http://i.piccy.info/i9/7bfa3b720619776b995a8378180cabdb/1593519824/81018/1385873/37331SHvydk_1110_snyi_tramvai_skhema_800.jpg[/IMG][/URL][URL=http://i.piccy.info/a3c/2020-06-30-12-23/i9-13877940/550x777-r][IMG]http://i.piccy.info/a3/2020-06-30-12-23/i9-13877940/550x777-r/i.gif[/IMG][/URL] но системе что то не нравится и получаю отказ. Кстати здесь я тоже не смог прикрепить эту картинку — Preceding unsigned comment added by IvanZah UA (talk • contribs) 12:49, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Пожалуйста, приведите сообщение об ошибке. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:39, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

photographie de Paul Diel[edit]

Bonjour, Je souhaiterais insérer une photographie de Paul Diel sur le site Wikipedia. Je voudrais savoir si une photographie présente sur Internet dans la rubrique "image" à partir de Google est considérée comme du domaine public. Merci. JG — Preceding unsigned comment added by JamesWest321 (talk • contribs) 14:11, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

  • @JamesWest321: Most things you will find on the Internet are not public domain. - Jmabel ! talk 15:25, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

eliminare file[edit]

ho caricato due file identici con la differenza unica che il primo è la versione originale mentre invece andava pubblicata la versione tagliata quadrata. come la elimino? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Laura Sbarbori (talk • contribs) 14:33, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Featured picture candidates[edit]

Why isn't my nomination added to the candidate list? The nomination is [5]. /Ascilto (talk) 17:24, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi Ascilto, you added it on the 15th of June, but spelt it wrong. I added it today for you.--BevinKacon (talk) 17:43, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

How can I prevent anyone from using, copying and modifying my work without notifying me?[edit]

How can I prevent anyone from using, copying and modifying my work without notifying me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaylann (talk • contribs) 18:59, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Jaylann, those restrictions are incompatible with the ethos of Wikimedia Commons. If you don't want people to share and modify your work, don't upload them here. Please see Commons:Licensing for more information. -mattbuck (Talk) 19:17, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Getting Back On You Tube[edit]

I went to the help page went here and now I can't get back to You Tube!! —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.23.235.70 (talk) 19:46, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi, and welcome. Please see https://youtube.com.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:57, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

File Types?[edit]

What file types can be uploaded to Wikimedia, because my account keeps telling me that .mp4 files cannot be uploaded to this website/ Ethan Parmet (talk) 19:54, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

@Ethan Parmet: Hi, and welcome. Please see COM:FT.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:54, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Abdullah Bulut Adlı İçeriğim Siliniyor Neden ?[edit]

Merhaba Abdullah Bulut adına içerik girmeye çalışıyorum ama her seferinde silinme riski olduğunu söylüyor ve siliniyor. Nedenini anlamadığım şekilde oluyor. Bana Yardımcı olurmusunuz ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by İbrozdg (talk • contribs) 00:31, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Why is my content named Abdullah Bulut being deleted?
Hello, I am trying to enter content on behalf of Abdullah Bulut, but it says that there is a risk of being deleted every time and it is being deleted. It happens in a way that I don't understand why. Can you help me ?
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:24, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Link Audio File to Image[edit]

Hi all,

Is it possible to have an image on the page, with an audio link? So when you click image, it makes the sound? — Preceding unsigned comment added by EliasBueno (talk • contribs) 05:43, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

@EliasBueno: It is not possible to do this on Wikimedia Commons. The best you can do is provide a separate link to the audio file in the description text. This may be possible on other sites, if that's what you're talking about (your question is a little vague). – BMacZero (🗩) 05:52, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
If you really needed this, you could create a video with a static image and an audio track. - Jmabel ! talk 14:25, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Other IRC options ?[edit]

Hi All,

I've tried the #mediawiki room on freenode twice now, and both times, no one is chatting. It looks like about a million names listed, but no one public chatting or helpfully answering questions. Does anyone have a recommendation for another IRC area I could try for help with MediaWiki, please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by EliasBueno (talk • contribs) 05:46, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

I'm not sure in what to choose[edit]

Hello, I'm uploading a photo that I've taken of old art (1598), but I'm not sure in something: what do I choose between "It is my own work" and "It is not my own work"? --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 07:11, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

  • @StrowmanBrown2: Assuming it is an accurate photo of a pre-existing 2-dimensional work of art, there is no copyrightable aspect to the photograph; the description should describe the underlying work of art which is not your own work.
  • If it is a sculpture, though, or has a three-dimensional picture frame elaborate enough that it matters significantly from what angle it is photographed, then the photo is copyrightable and would be "own work". But then, after uploading, in the permissions field of the {{Information}} template you should explain that the underlying work is in the public domain, and why. - Jmabel ! talk 14:29, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

@Jmabel: Well, I've taken the photos of these artworks: Cosimo De' Medici's portrait and Caravaggio's "Scudo con testa di Medusa". But Commons asks me if it is my own work or not, and I don't know what to choose: I have taken the photo, but obviously I didn't make those artworks! What do I choose? --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 15:16, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

  • As I just said: for an accurate photo of a pre-existing 2-dimensional work of art, there is no copyrightable aspect to the photograph. Snapping a shutter does not make it in any relevant sense your own work, any more than if you copied a chapter from a book. So, no, it is not your own work. - Jmabel ! talk 19:48, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

@Jmabel: Sorry if I bother you again, but what should I put in the "Source" field and in "Now tell us why you are sure you have the right to publish this work"? --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 07:01, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

  • My apologies: I don't know the Wizard well (I upload with Special:Upload, since I know the wikitext I am trying to produce), so I don't know what choices it offers. Is there a choice about "work is in public domain", "author has been dead more than XX years" or something like that? If someone is more familiar with the Wizard, could you please help this user? - Jmabel ! talk 15:27, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Jmabel: If I choose "This file is not my own work" I have to fill out: source; author(s); why I am sure I have the right to publish the file. --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 16:15, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
May be there is a better solution - but for such cases one can choose own( work) and, (soon) after uploading, edit the file information to own photo. Hope it helps a little. Best regards --Wilhelm Zimmerling PAR (talk) 19:26, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@StrowmanBrown2: You chose a complex situation for your first uploads. :) About the photos you took of the Scudo, I assume that they look more or less like, for example, this photo, i.e. they show the object and also some of its environment in the museum. Is that correct? If so, Commons requires that you indicate both the information about the artwork and the information about your photo. The tool "Upload Wizard" may have some advantages, but it can offer only a limited number of options and it may be impractical when having to deal with some necessary subtleties. I don't use that upload tool either, so I can't help you navigate through its labyrinth. One simple solution can be to upload with the "it is your own work" path. Then, after the upload is done, you can edit the description page and refine the information if necessary. Another solution, and it is my personal suggestion, can be this: use the basic upload form, write a filename, erase the default text in the big "summary" box and replace it with the following text (fill the blank fields with the "photo date", "photo license" of your choice (in the parameter of "Self|") and, if you want, add a "photo description"):
== {{int:filedesc}} ==
{{Art Photo
 |wikidata          =Q2293905
 |artwork license   ={{PD-old-100-expired}}
 |photo description =
 |photo date        =
 |photographer      =[[User:StrowmanBrown2|StrowmanBrown2]]
 |source            ={{Own}}
 |photo license     ={{Self|}}
 |other_versions    =
}}

[[Category:Medusa by Caravaggio]]
... preview and upload. It's more simple than it sounds when I try to explain it. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:27, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
Let's see what you decide to do with the Caravaggio and the result of that first upload. Then we can attack Cosimo's portrait. For it, you can use the same method, or you can use the template "Artwork" instead of the template "Art photo". It may depend what the photo shows exactly, as Jmabel explained above. If the photo shows only the artwork, Commons asks that you release your photo to the public domain. (The photo is actually your own work and you own the copyright on your photographic reproduction in some countries, but Commons asks that you release it to the public domain.) Is it the portrait by Pontormo? -- Asclepias (talk) 20:50, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

@Asclepias: OK. And yes, it is the portrait by Pontormo. --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 21:30, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

There are different templates you can use to format the description page. They're equally valid. The choice is subjective. Some make the situation clearer to the reader than others. For the Pontormo, if you upload with the basic upload form, you can copy in the summary box something like this, for example, or anything else of you choice:
== {{int:filedesc}} ==
{{Art Photo
 |wikidata          = Q3937502
 |artwork license   = {{PD-old-100-expired}}
 |photo description = 
 |photo date        = 
 |photographer      = [[User:StrowmanBrown2|StrowmanBrown2]]
 |source            = {{Self-photographed}}
 |photo license     = {{Self|Cc-zero}}
 |other_versions    = 
}}

[[Category:Cosimo de' Medici portrait by Pontormo]]
Or, if you upload with the Upload Wizard, you can try to navigate through a path that will work for you and, after the upload, you can edit the description page to reformat it the way you want, for example with the same thing as above, or anything else of your choice. -- Asclepias (talk) 10:58, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Asclepias: OK thanks! So if I upload with upload wizard should I choose "it is my own work" or "it is not my own work"? --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 14:41, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
You are asking the same question as before and I can only give you the same answers as before. I'm not familiar with the Upload Wizard tool. I don't know if that tool has a straightforward option for that sort of situation. The use of the basic form would nicely avoid this problem. Anyway, if you use the Upload Wizard, I would say just choose any option that will get you to do the upload. After the upload, if necessary, fix the description page. Try to not obsess too much about the options. As long as your file is legitimate, the importsnt thing is the correct result at the end, not really the way you get there. -- Asclepias (talk) 17:06, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Hi. Where must I go to publish my photo[edit]

If you can give me all the steps I will be most grateful — Preceding unsigned comment added by Limescope (talk • contribs) 07:32, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

@Limescope: Hi, and welcome. Please follow our first steps, if you haven't already.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:04, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Uploading photos[edit]

Can i upload a photo that has already been uploadedJulian atieno (talk) 07:52, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

@Julian atieno: Hi, and welcome. No, exact duplicate photos should not be uploaded.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:15, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

upload with overwrite @commons[edit]

I have be confused by uploading with overwriting at Commons. Example File:Covid-19-term2.png : upload seems to be ok, the thumbnails seem to be the new one, but clicking shows the old file (at time after upload completion). At this time today it looks like fixed - so ..... bad to explain ..... Is there a time delay for activation of the new picture ? or do I have to wait a bit more until the new pic shows up in the documents ?? I did not recognize this behavior with upload to local wiki, just only with two files moved to Commons.

Sorry about this dummy (newbee) question, but, as you can see in history of this sample file I worked a bit helpless. At least this File has only two real versions, the very first from 20 June 2020 and just only one correction 10 days later 30 June 2020 at 21:15 (identical with now top current file from 30 June 2020 21:37). What have I missed ??

Greetings Pqz602 (answere DE or EN will be ok, German mothertongue, but IT-Terms more used to EN, Win10 PC switched to US-EN)

I don't think about cache, at least not mine (browser cache will be cleared by command if I have such problems, I tried also restarts). The upload becomes not immediatly "aktiv" or "current" after finishing without errormsg. Calling the link in regular way shows the "old current". Going through history and clicking the uploaded new - it is uploaded and will be shown (even not beeing the current one, just as all others in history). Is there some admin or similar action involved to make the upload current ??
*Just at this moment it shows the correct current, also with File:Nowc3005.gif (had same problems). I'm just asking and don't want to produce more garbage-files for testing. We can put this post in "wait" until next upload/updating /w overwriting Nowc3005.gif in ~1 week. Because of just using only new data in same Graphic there is no need to to rename and use each time new filenames. --Pqz602 (talk) 19:05, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
There are several caches along the way besides the one on your browser. Honest, things like this are caching problems. - Jmabel ! talk 19:50, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks and .... I'll wait some time more next time and see what happens. --Pqz602 (talk) 13:42, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Pqz602: While you wait, you might want to read COM:FAQ#PURGE.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:58, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks both, you both made my day. I have to use "purge" to pass through the server caches. I will read it completely before next upload. @Jeff: i didn't find that explanation before by searching around. To my own browser (cache): Im using Seamonkey (Mozilla Package similar to FF, Thunderbird and Composer in one package). It is not in your explanations, but: I'm used to Netscape with OS/2 since the 90s (IBM retired) starting with Netscape, ... and SM is the latest follow-on of Netscape. SM (Win and OS/2) has a configurable menu (menu bar - tools - clear private data) which clears cookies, cache, and a lot more. I have configured everything to clear, except saved passwords. These options can be triggered during session without restart, forcing sometimes new login, but at least my own local cookies and cache are completely cleaned. I haven't looked for a short cut, it needs only two mouse clicks. I did this already always before starting upload/overwrite and then recalling the file (otherwise by default I always will get my own cache, even with reload). So .... next uploading after learning about purge. --Pqz602 (talk) 20:30, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Screenshot of GNU GPLv03 licensed software[edit]

Hi, I want to upload a screenshot of a computer program that is distributed using GNU GPLv03. Can I upload it or not? , should I use the same license or can I use another one? I will understand if you do not understand the question well, since my mother tongue is Spanish and my knowledge in English is not very advanced, so I used an automatic translator to translate my question into English, and I am not sure if it is read well. Sincerily, Pardalys (talk) 18:00, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

@Pardalys: Hi, and welcome. You may use {{GPLv3}}.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:28, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
I appreciate your answer @Jeff G.:, I will upload the file. Pardalys (talk) 18:43, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
@Pardalys: You're welcome.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 04:28, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after two days.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 04:28, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

deleted media[edit]

Why was a picture that is my own work and for which I released all rights to and which has been on Wikipedia for several years, suddenly deleted because of "lack of permission." This action seems capricious at best and arbitrary, I tried to reinstate it and was threatened by, possibly an administrator, with loss of my editing privileges. So much for the peoples encyclopedia. Happlyi (talk) 18:35, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Someone else uploaded the same image, incidentally: File:TBT Publicity Pic.jpg. If you really are the photographer who took that publicity shot, you can explain that at the deletion request. If you aren't, then I'm afraid the picture is not your own work, but the photographer's. --rimshottalk 19:39, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
Convenience link: this is presumably about File:Truman Taylor.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 19:52, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Image is unreadable, I am trying to upload a readable version but am being blocked from doing so.[edit]

This image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Warptable.gif is completely unreadable and effectively worthless. The image itself is taken from a paper titled The Physics and Technology of Warp Propulsion by Bernd Schneider located here: https://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/treknology/warp.pdf on page 18. It is a higher resolution image of the exact same image already on Wikipedia only with legible text and the colors inverted. I wish to replace the existing wikipedia image with this one but there is no option to do so and attempts to download and reupload the image are being thwarted. How can I update this picture with a better quality one that can actually be read, as the current one is illegible and useless. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lehenbnw (talk • contribs) 22:51, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

@Lehenbnw: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload a png image as a new user while leaving the summary intact. Such uploads of png images are not allowed at all. You indicated it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a png image, it's a copyright violation taken from the web. Please upload the full-size original of it, including any metadata, but it may be judged too complex to be under TOO in the country of origin, so you may need to license it on your website or social media or send permission via OTRS. Also, any png image will look fuzzy when scaled down or jaggy when scaled up, so you may want to upload an svg or jpg version, too. If you change the summary or use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid that filter. In addition, this particular image appears to be copyrighted by Michael Okuda or Paramount Pictures, so we would need their permission to host it here until their copyright expires.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 03:29, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Hi, Jeff, thanks for the quick response, however the Fair Use clause of Copyright law allows for the use of copyrighted material on the basis of education. Given that the context for the use of the image is education couldn't an argument be made that its use falls under Fair Use? I saw mention of the fact that files can be uploaded under the premise of Fair Use, but doing so directed me here where the rules once again stated that it was creative commons only, so how do I upload the image under fair use, since the article is educational and I simply wish to update the material that already exists on the page, just not in a quality that makes the material useful in any meaningful way. Thanks for your time! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lehenbnw (talk • contribs) 05:06, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Lehenbnw: We do not accept Fair Use. If you just want to make Fair Use of it on English Wikipedia, please see en:WP:F. The Fair Use of the first file en:File:Warptable.gif limited the file to 408 × 244 pixels (99,552 pixels, just short of 0.1 megapixels) per en:Wikipedia:Non-free content#Image resolution. You may, however, transcribe the text into the description of that first file.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:28, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Can i upload my customer photo?[edit]

My customer is a businessman, he share photos on Instagram. How can i upload his photo to use in my wiki article? Sometimes wiki is deleting images — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tellatabi (talk • contribs) 09:56, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

@Tellatabi: Hi, and welcome. Please see Commons:Licensing for why we can't accept such a photo, and have the photographer send the photo and permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you. Who is your customer? See also en:WP:PAID and wmf:Terms of use#4. Refraining from Certain Activities.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:07, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Jeff G.:I am working with a famous boss, he is my customer. Thank you for your response. Regards. --Tellatabi (talk) 14:39, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Tellatabi: You're welcome. I guess Mehmet Sercan Öğe is not so famous after all. Who is the photographer?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:10, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Monirul Laskar[edit]

I am Monirul Laskar DOB: 06/12/1993 YouTuber My Wife Priyanka Dhar — Preceding unsigned comment added by IMonirulLaskar (talk • contribs) 10:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

@IMonirulLaskar: Hi, and welcome. I'm sorry, but what (if anything) does this have to do with help in using this site (Wikimedia Commons)?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:51, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Dwellings in England in the 6th/7th centuries[edit]

Hello. Could anyone tell me what was used as entrance covering in a peasant's dwelling, in Southern England, in the sixth and seventh cednturies? and what doorways might have been called in the same period? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.153.6.241 (talk) 14:38, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Hi, and welcome. I'm sorry, but what (if anything) does this have to do with help in using this site (Wikimedia Commons)?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:21, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

website starburst business technologies, inc is not shown on wikidata search[edit]

apparently some images are now deleted. Is there anything i can do to unblock this site that i created. or will site be automatically get unblocked at sometime in the future - thanks - shivram — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shivram108 (talk • contribs) 19:58, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

I would like to remove longitude and latitude in my file[edit]

Hello, I uploaded a file, but I forgot to remove longitude and latitude. Is there a way to do it even if I've already uploaded the file? --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 21:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

@StrowmanBrown2: We have no way of doing that. I suggest you get EXIF Pilot, a freeware EXIF editor, remove the coordinates, reupload and ask for deletion of the previous version. Rodhullandemu (talk) 21:57, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
exiftool is also free, if you are comfortable with a command-line tool. - Jmabel ! talk 04:07, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Yellow check.svg Half done The file is File:SunriseItaly.jpg, and the reason for the request by @StrowmanBrown2: is privacy, as the description says it is a from an apartment. I have uploaded a new version of the file with the GPS metadata removed. However, an administrator needs to remove the previous version of the file and also the edit history. Senator2029 03:44, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done but User:StrowmanBrown2 will you please provide categories, including one that indicates what populated place this is in? With latitude & longitude removed, it becomes even more important to add geographic categories. - Jmabel ! talk 16:04, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@Jmabel: I don't know which categories I should put :( . However thank you everyone. --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 16:22, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
@StrowmanBrown2: Most importantly, put the most geographically specific category that exists. I'm sure you know what commune/city/whatever this was in. - Jmabel ! talk 17:50, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
@Jmabel: OK! How can I do that?

Slicing a video[edit]

I recently shot a video clip I'd like to upload, but my hand was unsteady for the first four seconds or so, which I'd like to slice out. I tried using OpenShot, but it consistently fails when I try to save. Can anyone suggest some other tool, preferably free? I'm not terribly experienced with editing video, and I'm hoping not to waste hours trying different tools to save all of about 15 seconds of video. - Jmabel ! talk 04:10, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

If you shot the video with a smartphone, you can usually do trimming just by using builtin tools without any third party applications. Ruslik (talk) 05:15, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
I don't even own a smartphone.
Shot with a DSLR. - Jmabel ! talk 14:22, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

[edit]

Hi All,

I wanted to upload my company's brand logo to the infobox of it's upcoming wiki page. i have already tried uploading it once via the upload wizard and and it has been deemed for deletion, can anybody suggest a way out?

thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bhaskargoel (talk • contribs) 11:29, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

  1. @Bhaskargoel: I assume this is about File:Swachhpro Logo.jpg.
  2. The file was removed on the basis that it was created as an advertisement. That seems to me to have been wrongly decided: a simple logo is not an advertisement. You could take this to Commons:Undeletion requests. On the other hand, I'm not aware that your company is significant enough to be in scope, and you'd need to make a case for that.
  3. The logo was a really low-resolution JPEG. Usually, that is not what we want. Compare File:Mobil_logo.svg (which uses SVG) or even File:Wikimedia Community Logo Grayscale.jpg, which uses a much higher-resolution JPEG.
  4. You claimed this logo as your "own work" and offered {{self|cc-by-sa-4.0}} as a license. That means you are claiming:
    1. The logo is complex enough to merit copyright, and can't just be considered {{PD-ineligible}}.
    2. You personally designed the logo and own the copyright.
    As for the first of those implicit claims, I don't know what country you are in, so I don't know the relevant threshold of originality, but it is not obvious that that is true. And on the second: our experience is that usually when people upload a company logo, they are usually not the designer. At the very least, that claim should go through the COM:OTRS process.
  5. If all of this is just about getting the logo into an article in the English-language Wikipedia, it might be easier to leave out Commons entirely and upload on the English-language Wikipedia using en:Template:Non-free logo. The English-language Wikipedia allows non-free use in these circumstances; Commons does not. For that purpose, your low-res JPEG would be fine.
  6. Conversely: you should not be writing an article about your own company on the English-language Wikipedia (though it's fine to provide a logo if someone has written an article independently). See the English-language Wikipedia policy on conflicts of interest. - Jmabel ! talk 14:47, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

2600:1700:eca0:e8d0:dc44:fe71:7e1c:9cfa[edit]

Sooo I didn’t read the pervious questions and answers. How can I upload artwork I’ve created as free. Is there anything special — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:eca0:e8d0:dc44:fe71:7e1c:9cfa (talk • contribs) 16:26, 3 July 2020‎ (UTC)

Hi, and welcome. Please follow COM:FS.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:10, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Who owns a death notice in a newspaper?[edit]

Hi there! I recently uploaded the file File:Screen Shot of death notice of Anne Taylor as published in the Sydney Morning Herald 1 October 1988.png

It's screenshot (by me) of death notice found here https://archiearchive.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/angus-mum-death-notice.png but first published in the Sydney Morning Herald in 1988. So, it's an image of an image of an image.

From my understanding of the law it's a photograph of a public notice. Can I get some guidance on this?

The Little PlatoonThe Little Platoon (talk) 01:19, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@The Little Platoon: Hi, and welcome. The death notice is copyrighted by the Sydney Morning Herald, funeral home, or family of the deceased. Please have the copyright holder license it on their website or social media or send permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:15, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
Convenience link: File:Screen Shot of death notice of Anne Taylor as published in the Sydney Morning Herald 1 October 1988.png. It's not obvious to me that there is enough there to be copyrightable, this might be {{PD-ineligible}}. You might want to ask on Commons:Village pump/copyright. - Jmabel ! talk 16:07, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

[edit]

I'm the Owner of The Website of University of Basrah " https://uobasrah.edu.iq/ " and we need to replace the logo inside the " wikipedia " when I Upload the logo image in wikimedia it will be delete when i finish the upload and rejected from you please replay me what i should doing now because the manager tell me we should put the logo of university in wikipedia if you want to sure i'm the owner of the website , I can give you my formal university email " webmaster@uobasrah.edu.iq "

and this page of the owners and programming website " https://uobasrah.edu.iq/uobteam "

thanks , — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr94iq (talk • contribs) 02:09, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@Mr94iq: Hi, and welcome. Please license it with a COM:L acceptable license on your website or social media or send permission via OTRS.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:10, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
The key phrase in what Jeff G. wrote being "on your website". If you really intend to grant a free license, the University's own website is by far the easiest place to make it clear that has happened legitimately. - Jmabel ! talk 16:10, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Quality Images guide[edit]

Hello, I want to nominate an image for Quality Images. What is the step for nominating it with criteria? in simple explanations. Thanks --Wiki 🎮 Play 13:01, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@WikiGamee:, follow Commons:Quality images candidates#Nominations Face-smile.svg Lotje (talk) 13:16, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Screenshot of elected official on a Zoom call?[edit]

Hi all,

Is it acceptable to edit the Wikipedia article belonging to a publicly elected official in the United States to update the photo from an official campaign photo from 2016 to a screenshot of the official from a 2020 City Council meeting held over Zoom?

The Councilmember's physical appearance has changed significantly since 2016 – notably, his hair has grown past his shoulders after appearing close-cropped in the campaign photo. Hence, the photo is no longer an accurate reflection of a living person's image.

The uploader had an abuse filter that went off when I tried uploading the photo here, so apologies that I cannot post a preview. I would benefit from your guidance and an administrator's guidance before making any changes.

Many thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Greenpointer (talk • contribs) 13:39, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@Greenpointer: Hi, and welcome. Please have the official post COM:L compliant permission for their Zoom video stream or the screenshot on their website or social media presence or send permission via OTRS because we don't allow Fair Use here. If you want to use the file on English Wikipedia, please read WP:F, but you are unlikely to succeed in keeping it there if tha article already has a licensed photo. However, if an en:WP:RS picks up the story of the official's long hair and the article mentions that, the screenshot can illustrate that.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:59, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
A 2016 photo is still an accurate representation of how the person looked in 2016, and can be captioned accordingly. - Jmabel ! talk 16:16, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Template location[edit]

Where is the bot getting this template from? The wording is terrible and I have brought it up at Commons:Village pump/Proposals#ggressive wording on speedy deletion template(s). CambridgeBayWeather Talk 18:59, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@CambridgeBayWeather:: The template is User:Deletion Notification Bot/SDEL. See my reply on COM:VPP for more details. --bjh21 (talk) 19:46, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Accidental image post[edit]

Hello, i accidentally uploaded the wrong file to Wikimedia Commons. I would like it to be deleted. Here is the file: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Lord_Howe_Island_(3-2).svg As you can see, the dimensions of the file are not 3-2, as it says. The image is essentially a repost of this image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Lord_Howe_Island.svg Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheRealGrantma (talk • contribs) 20:00, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@TheRealGrantma: Hello, You can add the following line to the top of the file description page:
{{Speedydelete|I accidentally uploaded the wrong file.}}
-- Asclepias (talk) 21:06, 4 July 2020 (UTC)