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Uploading logos[edit]

I am trying to upload the logo of Grunt which is a open-source software. I am guessing it is not trademarked, but I cannot be sure. How can I confirm this? Also, I am unable to find designer's name and date of publication for this image. Can anyone suggest how I may find this information? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mohits19 (talk • contribs) 14:47, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Trademark is not an issue, except for possibly using the {{trademark}} template. The question is whether it is copyrighted. You don't point to an example online, but this is presumably recent enough that if it rises to the threshold of originality necessary for copyright, then it is copyrighted. - Jmabel ! talk

WWI Zeitung[edit]

Ich möchte eine alte Zeitungsseite von 1915 zum 1. Weltkrieg hochladen. Keine Ahnung wer da die Rechte dran hat. Kann ich die Seite denoch hochladen? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 93.193.179.116 (talk) 14:21, 08 November 2016 (UTC)

Hast Du mehr Information? Woher hast Du die Zeitung? Original oder web? Sollte allerdings kein Problem sein, die Zeitung ist altersbedingt public domain.

Derivative images[edit]

For an image derived from an existing Commons file (for example, a crop), should the source be given as the existing file, or the source of the existing file? Vzeebjtf (talk) 06:59, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

You should also specify the source of the existing file and can add the existing file as well. Although I would do the latter using the other_versions field. --Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 07:03, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Done. Thanks a lot! Vzeebjtf (talk) 13:24, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Actual copyright status[edit]

I'm currently editing the italian page of Bombing of Yawata (June 1944) and I was looking for images. In this reference (http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/V/AAF-V-1.html) I found a picture that could be useful for the page, however I don't know if I can use it or not. The images is surely older than 70 years, but it's located in a copyrighted book (last renovation is 1983). Yaniv 01 (talk) 12:54, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

  • It's going to depend on what country's laws apply. Republication in a book doesn't matter: anything about publication date would be date of first publication. But for most countries, the relevant date isn't the date of the photo, it's the date the author dies. You might do better to take this question to Commons:Village pump/Copyright, where there is usually more expertise. - Jmabel ! talk 16:12, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
User:Yaniv 01: The first image on that page is already on Commons (in higher quality than the version on that page): File:B-29 target cities in Japan.png. It's hard to imagine that the other file wouldn't also be {{PD-USGov-Military-Air Force}}. LX (talk, contribs) 17:20, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
The copyright notice in the 1983 copy [1] reads: "Copyright 1953 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. Published 1953. [...] Copyright registration renewed 1981. This work, first published by the University of Chicago Press, is reprinted in its entirety by the Office of Air Force History. With the exception of editing, the work is the product of the United States government." -- Asclepias (talk) 18:43, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Can I upload this picture to Wikimedia Commons?[edit]

https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dosiero:Robert-RolletdelIsle.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Momijiro (talk • contribs) 16:49, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

The license box tells us, the image would be in public domain, so yes you could move it to Commons. But in fact this depends on life dates of original author. The name mentioned there is Jean-Robert, but there is only an intrawiki link to an Esperanto article without these dates. Do you know these dates? Is there an article for the author in another Wikipedia like the French? BTW into this Esperanto article eo:Karikaturaj bildkartoj de desegnisto Jean-Robert are more images embedded. I did not check them, but in case they are also available only for Esperanto Wikipedia, they perhaps could be moved to Commons, as well. — Speravir – 17:10, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Oh, the first embeded image is already on Commons, and this could serve as template for image and license information, but needs itself categorization, see File:S-ino Alice Farges en karikaturo.jpg. — Speravir – 17:15, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --Momijiro (talk) 17:59, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Where to discuss categorization of Category:Nikon AI AF Nikkor lenses[edit]

Hi! Where is a good place to discuss the categorization of Category:Nikon AI AF Nikkor lenses. IMHO the discussion page of the category reaches only a small audience. For me the naming AI AF Nikkor lensen is odd. "Ai" is a term for old Nikon lenses. I guess the name was chosen to indicate that these lenses have an aperture ring. But it is not an official notion of Nikon, s. for example AF DC Nikkor 135mm. --Tuxyso (talk) 18:15, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

  • If you want to discuss the name of the category (as I gather), start a discussion at COM:CFD. You should see "Nominate category for discussion" in the left nav on the category page. - Jmabel ! talk 01:17, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Anton de Goede - Gijsbert van der Wal en Armando-S.webm[edit]

I already got personal confirmation from the maker of this video, Jeroen van Kan, to use this video. He posted this video (https://vimeo.com/62503607) with no copyright restrictions on Vimeo. I just want to know I did everything oke. I would not like Wikepedia to remove the video since I am really trying to follow the guidelines to post a 'clean' article.

If there is any doubt about this video, do let me know in time (before the possible expiration). Jeroen van Kan, is namely willing to supply all the documentary necessary.

Kind regards --MarqyF (talk) 22:31, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

  • The File page was marked for possible deletion because you didn't indicate any license terms at all.
  • I don't see any indication on that Vimeo page that there are no copyright restrictions. If he would add that to that Vimeo page, that would suffice: it would be clearest if he says explicitly that he is releasing it into the public domain under CC-0. - Jmabel ! talk 01:24, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Images that are difficult for colorblind people to understand[edit]

Hello, Is there a template or any other means on Wikimedia Commons to flag an image (for example, a map) that uses colors in a way that is difficult for colorblind people to interpret, and is there a project to rectify such images? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frans Fowler (talk • contribs) 08:25, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes, {{Colour blind}}. --ghouston (talk) 08:28, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

[edit]

I work for Life-Link Friendschip Schools and I want to upload the logo on Commons. I received the logo from the head of Life-Link Friendschip Schools. However, we both don't know who made the logo for our organisation. Is there any possibility that we are still in our right to upload this file? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hvthiene (talk • contribs)

  • You don't point to an online example of the logo. If it's simple enough (just text and/or simple geometric shapes) it wouldn't be eligible for copyright. Otherwise, to upload it on Commons you are going to need to work out who owns the copyright and get their permission.
  • If your real goal here is to use the logo in the English-language Wikipedia, then bypass Commons and use the English-language Wikipedia's provisions for non-free images. - Jmabel ! talk 16:49, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Hvthiene: Commons:Guidance for paid editors covers this and other topics relevant to your situation. LX (talk, contribs) 17:54, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
  • In my upload I put in a link to the Life-Link website where the logo is visible, should I provide an other online example? I can not bypass Commons, because I don't have a confirmed account yet. I already read a lot of information, but it is still unclear. As I understand we need to have permission from the creator, but as I said we don't know who this is. When is a picture simple enough, this terms are very vage in my opinion. I would say it is a geometric shape, but the question remains is it simple? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hvthiene (talk • contribs)
    Based on the Google cache, it seems the logo in question is https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100185310735322779430/albums/profile/5673831368509853538. That would be above the threshold of originality required for copyright protection in most jurisdictions. A simple geometric shape would be something like a circle, an octagon or a chevron.
    If you are not autoconfirmed on English Wikipedia, you can use their files for upload wizard to ask an experienced user to upload the file. LX (talk, contribs) 13:32, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

contacting author[edit]

How do I contact Wojciech Migda, who is listed as the author of the picture of Inbee Park, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2009_Women's_British_Open_%E2%80%93_Inbee_Park_(2).jpg.

He says to "contact him" but I don't know how to do that. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 152.20.222.21 (talk) 21:21, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

  • If you are logged in with an account that has an email address, you can email him. Otherwise, your best bet is to use his talk page. - Jmabel ! talk 00:36, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) Well, I do not see, where you read this, but Woiciech has added his Commons name in parentheses with a link to his user page, so in theory you could leave a message on his talk page. Practically Woiciech was lastly active here in May this year, hence it it unsure, whether he will react. On his (linked) Polish Wikipedia ressource he was only active until March 2014, in the English Wikipedia the latest edit was in March this year (see en:User:Wmigda). — Speravir – 00:45, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
There's a bit on his user page that says "feel free to contact me". Just to be clear: there is no requirement to contact the author in order to use files from Commons as long as you are willing to comply with the licensing requirements shown on the file description page. LX (talk, contribs) 13:42, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
What up? How can I help you? Wmigda (talk) 10:31, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Tarot[edit]

What is the explanation of The Fool Card in Tarot. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AWANISH ARUNAKAR (talk • contribs) 08:19, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

That question does not seem to have anything to do with how to use Wikimedia Commons free media repository. You may be looking for the humanities reference desk over at the English Wikipedia site. LX (talk, contribs) 13:55, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Uploading a photo I have been given[edit]

I wish to upload a photo of the subject of the article I am preparing for inclusion in Wikipaedia. It is a photograph of a painting which the owner of the painting has sent to me and is happy for me to include in Common.

Could you please tell me what procedure I need to follow: any forms that need to be completed etc.Pogga D (talk) 22:45, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

  • It doesn't matter who owns the physical painting. What matters is who owns the copyright to the painting. We'd need permission from the artist or the heir to the artist's intellectual property rights. That permission, if obtainable, must either grant a specific free license or release the work into the public domain. The process is explained at COM:OTRS.
  • You don't mention what language's Wikipedia, but I'm guessing English. If so, there is some chance that even if the image is not eligible for inclusion on Commons, you might be able to upload it directly to the English-language Wikipedia under their provision for using non-free images. - Jmabel ! talk 23:32, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

पुस्तक लिखने में सहायता हेतु[edit]

मैंने एक पुस्तक लिखी है उसको यहाँ अपलोड करके छपवाना है लेकिन मुझे अभी इसकी समझ नहीं है , कृपया मेरी सहायता करें / अरुण कुमार शास्त्री — Preceding unsigned comment added by डॉ अरुण कुमार शास्त्री (talk • contribs) 15:04, 01 December 2016 (UTC)

Template for lens data[edit]

Is there a template for adding to an image, the lens data, and software used to proces the image? regards --Cvmontuy (talk) 23:57, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

@Cvmontuy: no template that I know of, but you can add a relevant category from Category:Photographs by lens and Category:Images by software used. MKFI (talk) 07:42, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks MKFI --Cvmontuy (talk) 16:40, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Using En wiki images in kn wiki[edit]

Hi, I wish to reuse this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahathir_Mohamad#/media/File:Mahathir_2007.jpg image on kn-wiki. Reason being I tried to download this image to local machine & upload to kn-wiki. I keep getting error saying such a file already exists... I couldn't hotlink this particular image either thru en:image--<link>.... I couldn't locate this piece of info in help section. Kindly help me. Thanks. Mallikarjunasj (talk) 07:07, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

The file is already on Commons, you can use it in any Wiki without reuploading it locally. --Magnus (talk) 07:28, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
… with the usual syntax described in kn:ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ:ಚಿತ್ರ ನಿರೂಪಿಸು ಬೋಧನೆ. (Found from en:Wikipedia:Picture tutorial and the file is Mahathir 2007.jpg.) — Speravir – 01:32, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

help[edit]

Big text i have completed the required 10 edits for my article and saved it but its still not visible when searched on wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Raymond Ayivor (talk • contribs) 10:54, 02 December 2016 (UTC)

Commons is not the right place for articles. I don't see any contributions from you in other Wikis. If you want to make an article of the description here, I strongly advise you not to. --Magnus (talk) 11:08, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

This is not a real user[edit]

Hi, I just noticed this message:

 This is not a real user

Why is this showing up, please?

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alicetomccinci (talk • contribs) 15:47, 02 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi, It means it is an account running with an automated tool, called a robot or bot, not a personal account of someone. A bot account is under the responsibility of a person, but it is not the personal account of the person. See Commons:Bots for more information. The standard welcome message is left by a bot because, as you can imagine, it is an immense task to leave it on the pages of all new users. It may be a bit disappointing to be welcomed by an automated message. So let me welcome you personally: Welcome to Commons, Alicetomccinci! Don't hesitate to ask here on the help desk if you need help with anything. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:08, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

how to upload a powerpoint file[edit]

Hello,

I created a powerpoint file that I want to include in a page I am writing. I can save it as a JPEG or other formats if that helps.

How do I upload this file? I tried with the JPEG version using the wizard for Commons, but got the error message "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed"

I don't know why this action is deemed to be harmful or what to do about it.

Thanks for your help.

Roger Schroeder — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rgschroeder12 (talk • contribs) 17:28, 02 December 2016 (UTC)

Hello Roger,
You triggered an automatic filter that prevents new users from uploading small JPEG images. This filter is intended to reduce copyright violations (images taken from the internet) being uploaded to Commons. In this case it was a false positive.
If your Powerpoint file is a graphic image then PNG is a better format choice and will not trigger this filter.
Once you have more than 25 edits in Commons the trigger will no longer check your uploads. MKFI (talk) 08:31, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Why am I being shown this cartoon?[edit]

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UploadWizard — Preceding unsigned comment added by G41rn8 (talk • contribs) 21:52, 2 December 2016‎ (UTC)

Possibly because you clicked on some link pointing to the page Special:UploadWizard and the box "Skip ..." is not checked in your upload wizard preferences? -- Asclepias (talk) 22:21, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

picture[edit]

I cannot upload my picture can you help me.208.131.186.19 01:40, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Anonymous users cannot upload pictures. You should create an account to upload pictures. Remember to read Commons:First steps, our licensing policy, and other policies and guidelines before uploading. Good luck, Poké95 02:00, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

[edit]

Hi. I added the club logo for Sai Gon FC a few months ago - however, it was removed as "deleted from Commons by INeverCry because: Copyright violation," However, I spoke to the club today and they confirmed that the image has not been copyrighted and can be used freely. How can I prove this? The image is also on the V-League website here; http://www.vnleague.com/doi-bong/16-Sai-Gon.html Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by John arneVN (talk • contribs) 17:47, 03 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Under the Berne convention, copyright exists by default, so the logo is almost certainly copyrighted, even if its owners don't know that. In fact, if they don't know about that, it is unfortunately likely that the designer still owns the copyright, because that sounds like they didn't know they had to have the designer sign it over to them.
  • We need the copyright holder to provide either a sufficiently free license or a release into the public domain. See COM:OTRS for how they can do that. - Jmabel ! talk 20:10, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Responding to Quality Image Review[edit]

I uploaded several pictures for the Wiki loves monuments campaign in September. I have just noticed that one of them, "Parham, St Peter's Church.jpg " was nominated for Quality Image Status. The reviewer, W.carter, thought it needed a more detailed description. I have now made the suggested change. Is it too late? And how do I contact W.carter to acknowledge this useful advice? Michael Coppins (talk) 21:48, 3 December 2016 (UTC)Michael Coppins

You can contact a user by leaving your message on their discussion page. In this case, the page User talk:W.carter. That user can also probably also answer your question about how archived nominations can be reactivated. Or you can ask on the page Commons talk:Quality images candidates. The main page Commons:Quality images candidates doesn't seem to mention that aspect. -- Asclepias (talk) 00:15, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Finding Creative Commons Images[edit]

Isn't there an easier way to find free Creative Commons Images of tennis players? Bryson483 (talk) 01:14, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Go to Category:Tennis players and click through the categories. Most images you will find are under a Creative Commons license. -- Robert Weemeyer (talk) 06:42, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
I suspect Bryson483 means finding files that are not already on Commons. Based on Commons:Help desk/Archive/2016/09#Permission, Commons:Help desk/Archive/2016/10#How to contact someone on Flickr, Commons:Help desk/Archive/2016/10#Permission on Photographs, Commons:Help desk/Archive/2016/10#All Rights Reserved, Commons:Help desk/Archive/2016/10#Upload a Picture onto Wikimedia Commons, Commons:Help desk/Archive/2016/10#Pictures, Commons:Help desk/Archive/2016/11#Nobody answered my question., Commons:Help desk/Archive/2016/11#Putting a photo on Stefanie Vögele's page, Commons:Help desk/Archive/2016/11#Where you can get images from, it seems the uploader is not having any luck finding free media or getting people to make their works available under a free license, and does not seem to want to accept the answer that there aren't always free images of everything we'd want. LX (talk, contribs) 10:21, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Wrong "Photographs taken on ..." category[edit]

File:Defense.gov_News_Photo_040129-D-2987S-072.jpg was taken on 2004-01-29, and there is Taken on  in the file information. However you don't find it in Category:Photographs taken on 2004-01-29, but in Category:Photographs taken on 2004-12-05. Does anyone know why? -- Robert Weemeyer (talk) 06:45, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

I've fixed it. --JuTa 08:56, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! -- Robert Weemeyer (talk) 09:22, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
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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 four days. Speravir 18:12, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

REQUEST FOR ONE PAINTING[edit]

To whom it may concern: hello and hope to be fine.herewith you are kindly requested to provide us information or any help regarding a piece of painting under the name of Phren(frina) on the poseiden festival in Elevzine by Heinrich Semiradsky a Polish painter.As we were surfing the nets we are directed to this web page and also we want to have connection with the photographer of this work..here is our contact number:+98-9144083585. email:kfa.sardrood@gmail.com —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 91.107.131.83 (talk) 08:21, 05 December 2016 (UTC)

After a bit of adjustment of the spelling, I'm guessing you're looking for information on one of the files in Category:Phryne by Henryk Siemiradzki. Information about who reproduced the painting photographically, if available, is shown on the file description of each respective file. For example, File:Henryk Siemiradzki, Frine alle feste di Poseidone a Eleusi, 1889.jpg was photographed by Sailko, who can be contacted by posting at User talk:Sailko. LX (talk, contribs) 10:54, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Images not working at all[edit]

Hi I've just joined Wikimedia Commons but not one of the images is showing up. There is the 'broken link' box in the top left corner of every image on every page. I have tried cutting and pasting the url and it is still a blank box. Please help.

AJ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Galena22 (talk • contribs) 14:40, 05 December 2016 (UTC)

Deinterlacing template[edit]

Is there a template to mark video files with something like "deinterlacing needed"? --Djadjko (talk) 00:43, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Nothing listed in Category:Video cleanup templates, so the best you can do without creating a new template is probably a generic {{Cleanup}}. (That's a redirect to {{Cleanup image}}, which is in Category:Image cleanup templates, but there's nothing image-specific in its wording or the category it applies.) LX (talk, contribs) 12:24, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
Or you could ask at Commons:Graphic Lab/Video and sound workshop, but there's no guarantee that someone will do the deinterlacing successfully --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 12:43, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
ffmpeg with the yadif filter should work for most cases, but you want to be sure to apply it early in the workflow. LX (talk, contribs) 13:33, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
Actual deinterlacing process is not a subject of my question :) --Djadjko (talk) 02:15, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Magazine Cover[edit]

I see this magazine cover is included in an article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_News_College.jpg

I want to include a different cover of the same magazine, but I don't know how to go about uploading it with the appropriate rationale. Unschool (talk) 05:02, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

  • @Unschool:, that's not on Commons, it's on the English-language Wikipedia. Commons doesn't allow non-free images. If you have a comparable justification to use a different US News cover in an English-language Wikipedia article, you would upload it on the English-language Wikipedia (not on Commons, not allowed here) and use the same {{Non-free magazine cover}} and {{Non-free use rationale}} template used on the page you linked to (with an appropriate rationale provided), rather than the usual {{information}} template. - Jmabel ! talk 05:50, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
    • Ahh, thank you. It's been many years (probably sux or seven) since I put an image into an article, and didn't realize that en.wiki had its own repository of images, separate from Commons. Unschool (talk) 06:03, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Old TNA Knockout Championship.jpg[edit]

What other information could I provide for this file? Cause I've been inform that there isn't enough sufficient information and it isn't valid or tag. How do I resolve that?

--Homey104 (talk) 10:12, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

The question is: Has Claire Smith given permission to copy this file to Wikimedia Commons? And has she granted permission to anyone to use this image for free, even for commercial purposes? -- Robert Weemeyer (talk) 11:05, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

For the record I found this image on another website which happens to be Tnasylum.com from an article page at this link http://www.tnasylum.com/2012/10/shadows-and-light.html?m=1 so it's obvious the image is already been used even though it's from a photobucket.com account not sure if it's through permission though, so I figure the image is free licenses. --Homey104 (talk) 23:12, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Help finding a photo[edit]

I have been trying to find free Creative Commons Images for Petra Cetkovská from 2009 and 2016. Specifically for 2009, at the 2009 BNP Paribas Open and specifically for 2016, at the 2016 Australian Open. I love adding photos to Wikipedia Pages to make te page more interesting, but I haven't been able to find any images from 2009 or 2016 for Petra Cetkovská. What should I do? I tried flickr, but when I contact people on flickr, they have not been answering me. Is there a website specifically I could use to find pictures of all tennis players that has free Creative Commons Images? Bryson483 (talk) 00:45, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

  • You keep asking essentially the same question over and over. You want free images of something (professional tennis matches) where there are probably few or no free images to be had. Best of luck (honestly) in finding them, but as for what you should do: either you should persist at seeking such images or you should give up. Nothing magic is going to happen. - Jmabel ! talk 00:53, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Jiang Ruijia.jpg[edit]

--樹寶寶 (talk) 07:46, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Oops! It looks like you forgot to formulate an actual question. But thank you, 樹寶寶, for bringing this file to our attention. I've marked it as the copyright violation that it is. Please stop uploading non-free files that you grabbed from the Internet and making up false claims about their licensing. Please read Commons:Project scope/Summary to understand what you can and cannot upload to Commons. Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 10:04, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Право использования фотографии семейного архива[edit]

Здравствуйте! Я уже написал несколько статей, принятых сообществом Википедии, но до сих пор не могу разобраться, как загрузить фото из семейного архива и оформить право при загрузке — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chetverikov (talk • contribs) 11:15, 07 December 2016 (UTC)

Кто является фотографом? Когда были сделаны фотографии? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:23, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Please delete[edit]

Please delete this redirect. Zoranzoki21 (talk) 12:17, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Why? It doesn't look misleading. - Jmabel ! talk 16:54, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Not misleading, but potentially confusing? That may be why Zoranzoki21 requested the deletion a few minutes after creating this redirect. This filename was that of a deleted file. Using the exact same filename (including the parenthesis) for creating a redirect to a different file might cause a confusion. It might make some users believe that the other file was moved. -- Asclepias (talk) 18:05, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
  • If some admin other than me wants to delete it, feel free, I'm not actively objecting. - Jmabel ! talk 20:03, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
If it's not deleted, then I think it should at least have as its target the category, not an arbitrarily chosen file. That would help remove the misleading aspect of recreating the filename of a deleted file and redirect it to a different file. -- Asclepias (talk) 21:24, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
We never redirect files to categories. - Jmabel ! talk 01:02, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done, per request and discussion. --Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 01:12, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
Sebari, remember the section resolved template … — Speravir – 18:11, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
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Am I allowed to use this image?[edit]

Today, I was looking for photos of Petra Cetkovska from 2009 andI found one! I'm not sure if I am allowed to use this image? Here's the website: http://www.usatodaysportsimages.com/setImages/55851/preview/3651893 Bryson483 (talk) 16:39, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Clearly no. It has a copyright watermark on it, and no indication of any free license. - Jmabel ! talk 16:55, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Is this image in the public domain in the US?[edit]

I'm having trouble understanding the licensing on this image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ben-Gurion.jpg Can anyone tell me whether this image is in the public domain in the US, or is it just in the public domain in Israel? Thanks in advance for your help! —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.79.233.250 (talk) 17:46, 08 December 2016 (UTC)

The tags says it "is not in the public domain in the United States". -- Asclepias (talk) 18:33, 8 December 2016 (UTC)