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Music permission for video[edit]

Could someone check OTRS for a ticket related to the file File:MRNA vaccines against the coronavirus.webm. This video is currently a Featured Picture candidate on English Wikipedia, but the nomination has been suspended pending clearance of the music rights. Nosferattus (talk) 18:54, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Do you have information about the ticket#? I did not search for a ticket (yet), but the end of the file links to . Most - if not all - files are CC-BY-NC. Elly (talk) 21:29, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Ellywa: The ticket should be an email from Bio Unit explicitly releasing the music in the video under a CC-BY license. I'm aware that the music is listed as CC-BY-NC on the website. This is why it was necessary to get an explicit release for the music in the video. Nosferattus (talk) 21:51, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[]
✓[OK] all good I was a bit confused about what is happening here, but this seems in order. de:Benutzer:SCNAT is the creator of the video and they uploaded that from their registered account, so no ticket permission is required. The ticket on the file is not for the entire video, but it is from the music creator and copyright holder, and does give compatible permission for the music.
I have long felt that our practice of default privacy for the metadata of tickets is an error. As things are now, the Commons file page does not make it obvious who provided the ticket and what part of the work it covers. In the future when we have more videos this will be a bigger problem as videos frequently have multiple works and creators. Blue Rasberry (talk) 12:14, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Validity of Ticket:2019082110004933 and Ticket:2019090410007569[edit]

In Commons:Deletion requests/File:Warhammer AoS Lind.jpg, VRT volunteer @Krd: closed it as "Kept per OTRS permssion" however in Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_in_Category:Warhammer_40,000, it was closed as deleted by VRT volunteer @Elcobbola: due to not being valid tickets. So I guess the quetion is whether these are valid tickets or not. If the tickets are not considered valid, then Template:GamesWorkshop and other files depicting Games Workshop figures should be deleted. If the ticket is valid then files in Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_in_Category:Warhammer_40,000 should be undeleted. Dylsss (talk) 17:51, 3 October 2021 (UTC)[]

The conclusion given here is not neccessarily correct, but I support that an uninvolved VRT volunteer reviews this case. --Krd 14:22, 4 October 2021 (UTC)[]

File:Bangladesh Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed OSP, ndu, psc, PhD.jpg[edit]

Hello VRT team, This file is originally published on the website of Bangladesh Army, [1]. Please review this permission tickets. Thanks, Ping @Krd: MdsShakil (talk) 11:14, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Ticket should be reviewed by an uninvolved VRT member. --Krd 09:13, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]
(copy-pasting my previous comment) Kindly confirm me that "Bangladesh army" from their official email address sent permission for this file, not someone else. Note that is not real author. This file is available all over the internet, First found on Jun 24, 2021. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 15:04, 8 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Moheen and Jayantanth: --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 19:45, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
In my opinion, these image is in copyvio. The uploader claim that his uncle shoots this image. The OTRS volunteer has asked for an original un-edited copy from the user. But the uploader fails to do that. Jayantanth (talk) 19:55, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]

permissions-ja queue[edit]

Is there a delay in processing tickets in permissions-ja queue?

According to ticket:2021100210001972 there was a permission from Keiji Uematsu(ja:植松奎二) sent there some time ago, but the sender received no response (even automatic), yet. Ankry (talk) 06:51, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Ankry: There are ticket over 450 days in ja-. I assume that's a long delay. I've asked for recruit new agents in several languages, but that has not proceed. Sorry. What I think it's possible it's to send "We've got no agents in your language" messages, if that helps. I think I can do it for all or almost all the permissions-something queues. Regards. --Ganímedes (talk) 20:10, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Ganímedes: Before you do that for ja, let me see if there are any I can handle. I'm OK with reading and writing simple things. -- King of ♥ 21:02, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]


JGHowes has uploaded an image "Old Bay Line Service Since 1840" that is a postcard. The image is in black-and-white. I am the publisher of Postcard History, a free online site for postcard collectors and am writing an article about one of the Old Bay Line ships. I am asking that Mr. Howes contact me if he has this postcard as I would like to have the image in its original color (it is a linen card). My email is —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:51, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[]

I am not sure you mean the same person, but User:JGHowes has alas passed away. I cannot find the image you mean without a link. Here you can view the uploads of JGHowes: Special:ListFiles/JGHowes. Elly (talk) 09:28, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]

File:Scottish Green Party Logo.svg[edit]

Could someone please check whether the permission is valid?

The information page contains an OTRS, err, VRT tag but says "permission granted to Wikimedia to use." However, my understanding is that permission for use by Wikimedia is not considered a free license. Ixfd64 (talk) 22:55, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[]

The ticket shows the permission is valid for this image dating from 2011: File:ScottishGreenBranding.png, in a small resolution. The permission is for CC-BY-SA-3.0. I will change the description on the png file. The larger resolution possibilities of the svg file-type was not the intention of the holder of the copyright. It was even a suggestion of the agent to upload a low resolution version only. I am not aware if the licensing makes a larger resolution permissible. Perhaps that has been discussed or decided somewhere. But perhaps the svg version should be deleted on basis of the ticket. (And replaced on the projects, because it is frequently used). Elly (talk) 09:19, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Yeah, unfortunately the customer was given bad advice. The advice should have been: The allowance of derivative works means that anyone can create an SVG of your logo which can be blown up to any size. However, you are still free to pursue unauthorized users for trademark infringement. -- King of ♥ 19:52, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]
The copyright holder did not complain... so perhaps there actually is no problem. The permission is valid in any case. Elly (talk) 20:49, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Russian ticket[edit]

In Commons:Deletion requests/File:Stanishevsky portrait by Kaydalov.jpg, reference is made to Ticket:2021011710002764. Can a Russian speaking agent please check and add their comments to the DR. The central question is: Was the permission in the ticket valid for File:Stanishevsky portrait by Kaydalov.jpg? Thanks, Elly (talk) 17:14, 18 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Koeleman or Corbino?[edit]

Dear Team, I was wondering about this photograph (see OTRS ticket:2018090410007516.) The photographer is mentioned as Alex Koeleman, Corbino. But since they are both photographer (Alexandra Koeleman & Maarten Corbijn), I can't decide who the real photographer is. Exif is missing too. Could you look if the ticket gives more clarity? Vysotsky (talk) 14:29, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]

According to the ticket the assignment for the image was for Corbino and the rights were transferred to the person uploading to the person uploading and emailing. Koeleman was only the person that confirmed the story 'represent Corbino': I corrected this on the file page. Ciell (talk) 15:14, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Thanks! Vysotsky (talk) 15:41, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Ganímedes (talk) 09:48, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Being able to include a photography on a wikipage[edit]

(Question transferred from the page Commons:Service d'aide)

Hi, It seems that there is a problem with : File:Céline Mauge photographiée par Bruno Charavet au Studio de l'Ermitage - 2021.jpg The photograph as received this mail :

I hereby affirm that I, Bruno Charavet, am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the following media work:

I agree to publish the above-mentioned work under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work, even in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws. I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that the copyright holder always retains ownership of the copyright as well as the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by the copyright holder. I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

Bruno Charavet

and after that he's been ask to confirm again [Ticket#2021101410005884] that he took the picture and that he owe the rights, he did it, and also 3 days after he thought he could do again the procedure and everything went the same but with [Ticket#2021101810004538] Still it's not possible to use the picture although everything should be clean, thanx for your help on this.--Laughing Seabird (talk) 08:34, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Thanks, I combined the tickets into Ticket:2021101410005884 and added a note. @Krd: do you have time to finalize this permission? Elly (talk) 17:56, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Restoration of the poster on the page OCEAN (Movie) ОКЕАН (Фильм)[edit]

  • Hello, the MBHbot bot removed the poster for the movie OCEAN due to copyright infringement. However, the owner of Pasteur LLC "Film Studio "M"-Film" sent 14.10.2021 to the post office A letter of permission to use the works and to transfer the site to an open license. I am informing you of the registration number of the Permit - Ticket:2021101410003037. Could you please restore the poster. ---Maksimrein (talk) 22:55, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]