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Notification about possible deletion
|Some contents have been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether they should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at their entry.
If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with them.
- I have nominated all 8 of the images you uploaded so far for deletion because they are photographs of things that are all almost certainly still under copyright and cannot be used on the Wikipedia Commons without the permission of the copyright holder. Low-resolution versions can, however, be uploaded directly to the English Wikipedia provided they qualify as fair use images. I would encourage you to pro-actively request deletion of all of these images from the Commons, then after en:Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Alberto González is accepted into Wikipedia, upload low-resolution versions of some of these images directly to Wikipedia, but only if they qualify as fair-use images for that article. It is very likely that using more than 1-2 "fair use" images in this article will be heavily frowned upon. If you have a photograph of Mr. González that you took yourself, please upload that to the Commons and use it instead of "fair use" images. Davidwr (talk) 03:33, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
- Please follow the link at "about this at their entry" above to discuss this rather than use email. I recommend re-posting the email you sent me about these images to that page so everyone can see it. In any case, I will reply in broad terms:
- If you photograph someone else's artistic work, such as a character they portray or a stage play written by someone other than you, the original creator or his estate retains some copyright interest. In many cases, works published after 1923 are still under copyright. The photographer also retains some copyright interest. In the case of closed newspapers, the copyright does not expire with the newspaper. In many countries, laws provide that the copyright go to a successor-of-interest or revert to the employee or freelance artist or writer who created the work. In many cases, freelance artists or advertisers do not assign the copyright to the newspaper, it remains with them. Tracking down who still has copyright to articles and ads in defunct publications is a nightmare (see en:Orphan works), but unless copyright is fully cleared, they cannot be on the Commons. For works created or first published in US possessions, US law applies. For works created or first published in other countries, the laws of those countries and US laws (and any applicable treaties) will apply. See Commons:Copyright and the many links from that page for more information. In particular, Commons:Copyright#Material in the public domain indicates that material first published in the United States before 1964 and whose copyright was not renewed is in the public domain. Other works published in the United States before 1978 have a 95-year copyright. Commons:International copyright quick reference guide has a bit of info about other countries' laws. Once you have obtained permission from everyone involved, submit the information through the Commons's open ticket reporting system so a permanent, non-public record is available. If you can conclusively determine that an item is not under copyright other than your own photographer's copyright, you can state that as the reason why it should stay on the commons and I or any other editor can remove it from the list and remove the "deletion" tag from the file. Davidwr (talk) 21:01, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
- If you personally took the photograph File:Family Photo, Alberto Gonzalez.jpg and it was not taken "for hire" (even without being paid, e.g. an official campaign volunteer taking a photo in the scope of his work on the campaign), then you "own" it completely. Just say the word and I will remove them from the list and remove the deletion templates. Please update the image's description to state that you are the photographer and approximately when it was photographed (at least the year). Davidwr (talk) 21:05, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
- Another editor recommends deleting these files in 7 days if the issues have not been resolved. If you need more time please go to Commons:Deletion requests/CGLUQUE1958 contributions to ask for more time. If nothing is heard the files will be deleted shortly after 7 days from the timestamp of this message. To recap, the files are:
- File:Family Photo, Alberto Gonzalez.jpg
- File:Se Alquilan Habitaciones Censured.jpg
- File:Pepe Yedra y Avelino Plumon.jpg
- File:Marunga Rides Again.jpg
- File:Marunga -Sin Pelos en la lengua.jpg
- File:NO HAY MAL QUE DURE 100.jpg
- File:Fidel Castro Character drinking a Coka Cola.jpg
- File:Moon Seventy Pictures Press Release.jpg}}
- Davidwr (talk) 14:27, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
- I have removed the deletion template from File:Family Photo, Alberto Gonzalez.jpg but I am requesting that you read the instructions at Commons:Permissions and send in an OTRS ticket confirming you own the copyright. Davidwr (talk) 17:22, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
File:Celebrating with Plaque at Versailles Restaurant.jpg
If you personally took the photo File:Celebrating with Plaque at Versailles Restaurant.jpg and it is not a work for hire, please update the description to say that you were the photographer and correct the date (I assume it wasn't taken this past Saturday). This will avoid any future copyright confusion. Davidwr (talk) 21:07, 14 April 2013 (UTC)