User talk:Elcobbola

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Apology and Question from Micaman 45

I apologize to you for uploading photos on the Wikipedia articles. All of the photos were unlicensed. Please tell me how to get a suitable license from Wikipedia for uploading photos on the articles. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Micaman45 (talk • contribs)

Micaman45, you may not simply upload any image you find on the internet. You need to be the author of an image or otherwise have evidence that it is freely licensed. The considerations surrounding "how to get a suitable license [for] Wikipedia" are complex and numerous; I'm not really able to answer such a broad question. I would suggest COM:L as a starting point. Эlcobbola talk 20:59, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


What's the problem with the fotos of Milan ?? --NL2015 (talk) 01:49, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

@NL2015: Without links hard to guess about specific ones, but probably that there is no Freedom of Panorama in Italy. Revent (talk) 07:41, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
NL2015, presumably you refer to Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by NL2015. Trophies are generally copyrightable for the reasons outlined at the essay I linked in the DR (User:Elcobbola/Awards). As Italy has no COM:FOP exclusion, we would require permission from the author (or copyright holder, if different) of the trophies themselves in order to host the images. Эlcobbola talk 17:24, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

David Manzur

Hello, my name is Felipe Achury, I'm the assistant of colombian painter David Manzur. David and I requested to update the information on him on wikipedia to Mrs. Marcela Franco Lozano. As we were new in all this, we received advise of one of the administrators regarding copyright issues. He was very kind and told us how to avoid any copyright infringement, that's why David Manzur sent an email yesterday authorizing Mrs.Marcela Franco Lozano to upload pictures of his work, since the primary and only source of images of his work to different colombian and foreign media is his studio. The Email was sent from his personal Gmail account to the following email address: Moreover, he did make clear that only Mrs. Marcela Franco Lozano was authorized to upload any pictures of his works of art.

We do hope to receive your advise on how to solve this, because our only goal is to create proper Wikipedia and Wikimedia articles on his art. We know that you have expressed your views to Mrs. Marcela Franco Lozano, and bearing in mind that maybe you didn't know about the Email authorizing her actions, you would be absolutely right.

We blame our inexperience for all the mistakes that have been done, but we want you to know that Mrs. Marcela Franco Lozano does not intent to do anything wrong and, as I said, our main purpose is to create proper articles on David Manzur. I thank you in advance for everything, and I do hope that once Wikipedia and Wikimedia know about David Manzur authorization to Mrs. Marcela Franco Lozano, she could have your guidance and advise to finish the work we have trusted her to do. Please excuse my english. My mother tongue is spanish. Have a good day.--Pipeatx (talk) 19:36, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the note, Felipe. As I understand you've sent an email with permission, at this point you do not need to take any further action. The volunteer who processes the ticket will restore the images (or request restoration on your behalf) if everything is in order. The permissions queue is staffed by volunteers and is at times backlogged for several weeks, so you may need to be patient. There has recently been a request for special attention to the Spanish-language queue, however, so hopefully your ticket will be processed shortly. Эlcobbola talk 19:54, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Thnak you

Thank you very much for your quick response. We do hope that everything will be alright.

Have a good day.

--Pipeatx (talk) 20:05, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

About deletion of images of Flora Rey and Stefan Strocen

Hi Elcobbola, I'm the son of these artist and I uploaded their pictures. Yes, my father died in 1999, and I wanted that they have their place in Wikipedia. I hope that you understand the situation and remove the nomination for deletion. Regards. Thank's a lot. Cybernene (talk)

Hi Cybernene, it is my understanding that Flora Rey is still alive; accordingly, she would need to provide permission to license images of her work through the process at COM:OTRS. For the works Stefan Strocen, you would need to submit documentation that intellectual property rights (not mere physical property rights) transferred to you upon your father's death. Unfortunately, merely being a relative or offspring is not demonstrative of authority to license on behalf of a parent or an estate. The images could certainly be retained if we received the appropriate evidence of permission. Эlcobbola talk 15:14, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your research

You provided a list of sources on a point of copyright in this edit. Did you find them somewhere, or did you put this together yourself? In any case, thanks for the work. --Abd (talk) 21:10, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

About the copyright problems with works by Sergio de Castro

Hi, Эlcobbola. These documents:

File:Sergio de Castro 73.78 - Agamemnon (diptyque).jpg File:Sergio de Castro 55.163 - Don Quichotte et Sancho Panza.jpg File:Sergio de Castro 73.77 - Oreste (diptyque).jpg File:Sergio de Castro 61.43 - Autoportrait.jpg

belong to Sergio de Castro archives, which I own as his widow. I can also confirm that I have inherited copyrights but I will only send a written confirmation by private email to Wikimedia Commons. For any questions, you can write to the official mail of the Association Les Amis de Sergio de Castro (of which I am president):

Thanks for your work and we hope to keep on working together on good terms.

Jonaselie , 12:08 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Jonaselie, yes, sending written permission (i.e., a scan of the actual legal conveyance- the document that transferred rights to you or an entity under your control) is all you need to do to resolve the issue. You may send it to the same address ( and reference ticket number 2015030410019789. Thanks, Эlcobbola talk 14:31, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for the information, but we are already in touch with them (we've sent confirmation to the French version address: and they haven't asked for a written permission or any other document. Jonaselie , 12:05 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I know, which is why I've referenced the OTRS ticket above (2015030410019789). You may send the document to that address as well. Эlcobbola talk 14:31, 24 March 2015 (UTC)