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I just wanted to post a note here: I've spoken with Mr. Lipofsky and he is what he claims to be, an experienced professional photographer who wants to help us out. He's not someone just taking images off the web. His images are okay from a copyright perspective. If you have questions please go easy on him since he is new to this. Thanks. --Gmaxwell 20:11, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

ID confirmed at OTRS ticket:2010033010055495. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 04:48, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Image:Dennis_Johnson_Lipofsky.jpg[edit]

Wow! that's a great image. I would like to thank you very much for choosing to share this image with the projects, it was very kind and thoughtful of you to do so. I understand (as an observer) that there may have been a few bumps in the process this first time around the loop but hope that they haven't deterred you too much, and that things will be smoother going forward. Again, thanks very much! ++Lar: t/c 16:09, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

I have requested protection of this image until the issues are resolved. See Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/Blocks_&_protections#Request for Image Protection. --MECU 02:07, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for the awesome Jordan pic! If there's ever anything I can do for you, or if you ever need help with anything let me know. It really was a welcome addition. Thanks again. Quadzilla99 10:27, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Image:Jordan by Lipofsky 16577.jpg deletion[edit]

Hi. While your photos are valuable to the project and I don't wish to embarass you, I've marked the image Image:Jordan by Lipofsky 16577.jpg for deletion because you've indicated that you don't want the visible watermarks to be removed from the image. This information is still contained in the image metadata and will be preserved without being visible. The issue is that the GFDL allows others to reuse images in creative ways, and a prohibition against removing visible watermarks makes this very difficult. I encourage you to reconsider giving permission for these watermarks to be removed. Dcoetzee 22:27, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

I have to say that this has become frustrating for me. Not only are people removing the copyrights from my images, but are removing the credit lines from underneath. I would have been happy to have people use my images on their non commercial web sites, so long as they are credited. I'm sure that the people that have all this free time to remove my credits are not going to chase all over the internet to ensure that my images have proper attribution. It appears that they would rather have no images at all to illustrate NBA players rather than respect my credit. I have enjoyed Wikipedia and had been looking forward to contributing large numbers of first quality images, but this nit picking has ground me down. cavics@aol.com

Hi, thanks for your response. I'm sorry to cause you frustration. I've withdrawn the deletion nomination, because it was hasty and rude of me to nominate so quickly. I'd like to make sure we talk things through first and see whether you're willing to consider allowing watermark removal.
I understand that as a professional you're accustomed to receiving visible credits right next to a photo where it is used, but keep in mind that that's in print — it's a standing convention on at least some parts of Wikipedia that authors are never credited in the article itself, but instead in the history and on the image description page. People who read Wikipedia know that if they want to know who produced an image, all they have to do is click it to find out.
If anyone attempts to distribute illegal copies of the image, without the image description page, the image metadata will help to track the author's identity. Although it can be removed, this is a more effective and less obtrusive way of letting people know who produced it than a watermark in the image itself.
Although we don't wish to put author information in the image itself or the article, it is strictly against the rules for anyone to remove author information from the image metadata or the image description page, where we very much want it to be, and if they do so I encourage you to revert these changes and protest.
I should also warn you that the license you chose, the GFDL, does permit others including commercial entities to use the low-resolution photos you supplied, with attribution.
Your photos are of excellent quality and we would be happy to respect the attribution of the image in both the metadata and image description pages. Rather than rush to delete, considering this is a contentious issue, I'd like to hear what you think about it. Thanks a lot. Dcoetzee 23:34, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
I emailed him in the hope that he'll come back and make clear what he wishes us to do with the pic. I'd hate to see his pics get used in a way that upsets him. Quadzilla99 13:12, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Solution[edit]

Per Jimbo's statement on the outcome (to summarize): The image with watermark shall be deleted. I am proposing that this image be unprotected, reverted to the unwatermarked version. If you revert it to the watermarked version, or states otherwise that he wants it deleted, then it should be immediately deleted. Also, the caption shall be completely removed, and if you restore it in any capacity or state otherwise, the image and caption shall be immediately deleted and removed. --MECU 00:25, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

File:Magic_Lipofsky.jpg[edit]

Ok, just noted the above and will remove the deletion tag. However, you wrote "author Cavic" in the author field, but the author name is actually given by you in the EXIF and the filename. You wrote your name here, and so Cavic ≠ the author. As a question of accuracy I suggest to write the correct author name in the author field. If copyright was assigned to you, I dont know but it should be the case if you license the image, you may correct it to some wording like "author, copyright by Cavic". --Martin H. (talk) 02:43, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
You maybe not see the need. However, at the moment I can reuse the image anywhere, for any purpose including commercial reuse with attributing "(C) Photo: Cavic, cc-by-sa/3.0". I dont think thats appropriate or intended. The image description page on Commons must give all information, a user is not forced to visit your website and search for attribution in the EXIF. --Martin H. (talk) 04:03, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Cavic!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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File:Erving_Lipofsky.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Erving_Lipofsky.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 14:43, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Erving Lipofsky.jpg[edit]

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Requesting photo of Shareef Abdur-Rahim[edit]

On Wikipedia, Shareef Abdur-Rahim is classified as a Good Article, yet Commons lacks a good photograph of him. Could you upload the basketball-reference photo of Abdur-Rahim, if you took it and the other photos of players on that site? I also seek photos for:

Lpdrew (talk) 03:58, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

File tagging File:Larry Bird Lipofsky.jpg[edit]

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File:Larry Bird Lipofsky.jpg[edit]

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High Contrast (talk) 09:00, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Permission[edit]

Hi Steve! There has always been some confusion around your uploads. Could you please clearly state in every single upload that User:Cavic = Steve Lipofsky? Thank you, --Polarlys (talk) 13:10, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Will do! - Steve
See above note from Gmaxwell. --Túrelio (talk) 19:05, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

File:Lipofsky-Kevin Garnett.jpg[edit]

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File:Lipofsky-Kevin Garnett.jpg[edit]

Hi Cavic, as you asked how to add a license to this image: ff you want the same license as in File:Lipofsky-JDražen Petrović.jpg, then simply paste this {{self|cc-by-sa-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0|GFDL}} ontot the description page. --Túrelio (talk) 19:06, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Friends. Thanks for your help. I continue to add what I hope to be valuable content to Wikipedia. I'm not always good at getting the protocol right and appreciate your patience.

Please email me at cavics@aol.com if I need to correct something. Please be as clear and simple as possible. Thanks! Steve Lipofsky

Discussion of interest to you[edit]

I've started a hopefully helpful discussion regarding you and your uploads to eliminate any problems with your uploads, past and future. The discussion is located here.

Thank you for your great contributions! --Hammersoft (talk) 16:10, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

File tagging File:Barkley Lipofsky.jpg[edit]

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File tagging File:Lipofskydotcom Pitino-31817.jpg[edit]

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Denniss (talk) 16:46, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

File tagging File:Jordan Lipofsky.jpg[edit]

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I suggest you write an email to COM:OTRS to confirm your identity/authorship to avoid any future confusion/wrong copyright violation claims. Once confirmed there's one or the other deleted image we may undelete if it was deleted because of lacking permission. --Denniss (talk) 16:52, 9 June 2013 (UTC)


File tagging File:Allen Iverson Lipofsky.jpg[edit]

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Šarūnas Marčiulionis photography[edit]

Dear Steve Lipofsky,

I saw that you have uploaded a large amount of basketball Hall of Famers classic photos to the Wikipedia, including Lithuanian legend Arvydas Sabonis. This year another Lithuanian former star Šarūnas Marčiulionis was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame and his photo is missing as well. If it is possible, maybe you could also upload his photo?

Yours sincerely, Povilas

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File tagging File:Larry Bird 1 Lipofsky.jpg[edit]

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Email[edit]

Hi Cavic, I have send you an email. All the best, Taketa (talk) 04:45, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Appreciate all of your excellent NBA photos. Bagumba (talk) 09:40, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

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