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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)

Permiso enviado el 22 de enero de 2015

Estimado Elcobbola, gusto de saludarle. Paso por aquí para solicitar su ayuda. Entiendo que ha habido algunos problemas con la verificación de permisos, y la verdad, es que no quiero ser una molestia para usted. Pues bien. Me he encontrado con esta planilla de verificación de autorización en este archivo. Se envió permiso por su autor el 22 de enero de 2015, 18:20 y ayer se ha vuelto a enviar. Espero usted me pueda ayudar con esta confirmación. La verdad no quiero ser una molestia para ustedes. Desde ya muchas gracias. Un saludo.--Deucaleon (talk) 21:58, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Deucaleon, I have no knowledge of this file and from looking at its history and your talk page, I do not see that I have ever edited in relation to it. I must then inquire as to what assistance you need from me, a German-speaker (not a Spanish-speaker), and apparently also from Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard and Jcb. If you have submitted permission to OTRS, as you imply, it will be processed in due time. The queue is perennially backlogged, so you may need to be patient. Эlcobbola talk 15:28, 8 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi. My picture file Thierry Pauchant.jpg was marked for deletion and in copyright violation. I don't understand the world of wikipedia yet and I'd like to know why I can't post it? This picture was first put up to the website (that I'm the admin on and therefore, belongs to me). It was personnally sent to me from Thierry Pauchant upon request. Can you please help me understand what I'm missing? Thanks Drake — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dragriffin (talk • contribs)

Hi Dragriffin, there are several issues. Copyright attaches upon creation, and is thus held by the author (i.e., photographer). Thierry Pauchant, as the mere subject, would not be expected to hold the copyright unless the photographer transferred it to him through a formal written conveyance. Therefore, in order to host the image, we would require a copy of the conveyance as well as evidence that you are an agent of Pauchant authorised to license the image on his behalf. This could be accomplished, for example, by providing the conveyance and identification of a free license from an address known to belong to Pauchant (e.g., per here) using the process at COM:OTRS. Эlcobbola talk 22:09, 8 April 2015 (UTC)


Ok, thank you for the instructions. I'll try to do that the next time.--Caarl 95 (talk) 21:46, 14 April 2015 (UTC)


copyright violations? sorry but Which are the fotos with copy right violations !?! --NL2015 (talk) 23:55, 5 May 2015 (UTC) so? can you answer to me?--NL2015 (talk) 14:42, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

I've already done so at the DR, which is the appropriate venue for this discussion. Additional examples I've just noted, for your convenience, include File:Maury Lobina.JPG which you took from Instagram and File:Aglietti.JPG which has the watermark "© TOP EVENTS PHOTOS © photo VITTORIO SANGUINETI ©" across the subject's chest. Эlcobbola talk 15:17, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
      • i've answered to you here [1] please help we. I do not want to be deleted my photos--NL2015 (talk) 12:35, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

so?? --NL2015 (talk) 00:57, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Sock of Milanopablojavier24

Found this April sock: User:Milanopablo.javier15. This guy mostly flies under the radar, but he's one of the most continuously active LTAs on Commons, with almost 5 years of steady socking. There's never been a time when I checked the user list for him and didn't find new socks. INeverCry 01:18, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Blocked and tagged; also Pablo091963. Thanks, INC. Эlcobbola talk 15:31, 13 May 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for your positive vote at Commons:Bureaucrats/Requests/Jameslwoodward. I will do my best to live up the trust you have put in me. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 20:54, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Another sockpuppet of Bruce2366

Orayht is another sockpuppet of Bruce2366 (Category:Sockpuppets of Bruce2366). Could you block him and add him to the category? Thus far the user has only uploaded one image, but it is a probable copyvio. The style of the upload text is identical to Weisenstar's (another recent sock), the user claims to be/live in the Philippines (like Weisenstar claims), and Weisenstar used the image the same day it was uploaded, both in a spurious Wikipedia article he created called Ryan rens that was speedily deleted, and in Ryan Rems. Please consider this a CheckUser request, if you need a outside request for that and if that is necessary. -- Softlavender (talk) 03:10, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Artículo bueno.svg Confirmed Orayht = The golden dog = Bruce2366. Also Vidododo and Dragonestors. All blocked and tagged. Thanks. Эlcobbola talk 09:19, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Please sign new Wikimedia confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information by 15 December

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The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that anyone with access to nonpublic information sign the new confidentiality agreement by 15 December 2015 (OTRS users have until 22 December 2015) to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have access to nonpublic information and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy.

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Sock double check

Hi Elcobbola. I can't see the edits, so am not sure how certain you were, but please see ticket:2015100610009906. Storkk (talk) 11:13, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

By the way, I tried changing the owner to you, but cannot find you on the list. Storkk (talk) 11:16, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Hi Storkk, I don't have rights to see the ticket. Could you move it to the Commons queue?Эlcobbola talk 13:47, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
I may have screwed something up - I just moved it to Commons, but Commons listed under "Sister projects", which I can't access. Not sure if you're on that queue, but I hope so. Otherwise I'll try to ping Rjd to sort my mess out. Storkk (talk) 14:15, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm still getting an insufficient rights error. Эlcobbola talk 14:16, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
I've asked Rjd0060 to fix the situation. Cheers, Storkk (talk) 15:53, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
I've now been able to move it to permissions-commons. Storkk (talk) 16:47, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
I missed the fact that Vituzzu was the person I should have asked; I just saw your block of the user. Anyway, thanks for looking into it. Storkk (talk) 13:07, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Let's deal with it on cu ml! --Vituzzu (talk) 20:55, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Richiesta di aiuto per traduzione

Salve Elcobbola, sono un utente che da diverso tempo richiede un aiuto per una pagina wiquote in tedesco, alla fine Pavia mi ha detto che sei bravo, spero che potrai essermi di aiuto, la richiesta è la seguente: Potresti aiutarmi in questa pagina? I contenuti già ci sono con tantissime fonti più che affidabili, si tratta solo di correggere la grammatica tedesca e le impostazioni richieste dal wikiquote tedesco, se volessi accettare puoi farti aiutare dalla versione italiana e tedesca di wikiquote e simple wikipedia... Ciao Smitersleon (talk) 13:23, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Smitersleon, I'm unfamiliar with de.wikiquote, including its policies on user-provided translations and those that presumably gave rise to the article's currently pending deletion. I think it makes much more sense to reach out to users of de.wikiquote who, one would think by definition, are also German speakers and familiar with that project. Эlcobbola talk 14:43, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Hello Elcobbola, and thank you for having responded to me , I'm sorry but I don't speak perfect English (and german). Will you help me ? The page has been deleted. I would like to create a page in dewikiquote as enwikiquote or itwikiquote, but nor this!(Game of Death) but this wikidata. Can you create the page please? Smitersleon (talk) 08:11, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Smitersleon, I'm sorry, but this is not a project with which I can help you. Again, I'm unfamiliar with de.wikiquote (or any language variant) and the article appears to have been deleted because an official or authorized translation is required, not because the translation was poor (i.e., even I did did translate the article, it would simply be deleted again because my translation would not be official.) Frankly, the Commons is not the place to make arrangements for wikiquote; I would suggest you ask at the appropriate village pump. Эlcobbola talk 14:37, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

OK, Thank you Elcobbola, but can you help me here? (Look, I left a message in appropriate village pump: The Game of Death) Smitersleon (talk) 15:26, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

R: File:死亡的遊戲 (The Game of Death).jpg

Thank Commons:Bar italiano#Devo correggere un file --Smitersleon (talk) 16:23, 19 October 2015 (UTC)


Hi, Informing you on talkpage per standard procedure about Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#Block_reason. Regards :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:14, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year!

Pyro wiki.JPG Fireworks from the Philippines to celebrate 2016
Happy New Year Elcobbola! I hope you still do your great work in 2016! Face-smile.svg Poké95 07:26, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Block of User:Jnaga

User:Mıııżo may be another sock. --Denniss (talk) 22:19, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Artículo bueno.svg Confirmed and blocked. 22:41, 19 February 2016 (UTC)