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Archived discussions[edit]

Seven 2006/2007 discussions organized as subpages, ignoringincl. comments added in 2014:

Template protection after review[edit]

There are many country specific copyright templates on commons that need review and should be protected thereafter. Many images on commons use these templates and changing something in the template like accidentally adding a hot cat category would affect all of these and would require mass purging for all images. We should have a review department reviewing each available template and after discussion protecting it. We should discuss the layout of PD templates: Should they include why they are PD in the USA or should this be handled in another template like {{PD-Egypt}} and {{PD-Egypt-1996}}. With the URAA laws the copyright laws of a country doesn't mean that much without an explanation on why they are PD in USA. Something like {{PD-China}} doesn't work for commons because it doesn't specify why it's PD USA. And should there be templates for country specific templates for each case like found in Category:Egypt-related tags? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Diaa abdelmoneim (talk • contribs) 14:06, 2009 April 23 (UTC)


I would like to upload a book on wikimedia for a further use on wikisource. Author died more that 70 years ago but the book has been published in France in 1923. Am i allowed to do so, due to the 1923 rule?

Thanks and Regards

--Bob isat (talk) 18:17, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Bob isat: Bonjour,
Le copyright dépend de l'année de décès de l'auteur. Le livre est dans le domaine public aux Etats-Unis si l'auteur est mort avant 1936. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 21:37, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
Yann:Bonjour Yann et merci pour votre retour.

L'auteur (en l'occurence Michel Corday) est mort le 12 Janvier 1937. Sachant que le roman qui m'occupe a été publié en 1923, ne puis-je donc pas l'uploader sur Commons, pour l'appeler ensuite sur Wikisource?

Merci pour votre aide.

--Bob isat (talk) 13:04, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Bob isat Bonjour, Dans ce cas, il vaut mieux l'importer sur Wikisource. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 14:12, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Indian Army Licensing[edit]

Is the media released or posted in Indian Army website are free to be uploaded to Commons are per the their copyright policy. If yes what is the template? <bɾ> Copyright Policy of Indian Armyː --Krishna Chaitanya Velaga(Citizen of the RoIN) Talk 14:39, 3 May 2016 (UTC)