User talk:Katyrw

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Katyrw!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 01:15, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for uploading the photo of the memorial to African American troops at Vicksburg[edit]

This is a much needed memorial and much needed photograph here.

Unfortunately, our rules regarding copyright will force us to delete the photo unless we can prove that the statue was unveiled before 1978 or we get the sculptors permission for the photo. Do you know how to contact the sculptor by any chance?

Let me know if you do.

Thanks again for uploading this.


Smallbones (talk) 16:52, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Good news! I contacted the sculptor and expect to get his formal permission. He was extremely nice. It's unfortunate that US copyright laws are extremely strict these days. I was outraged the first time I heard that many publicly display sculptures can not "legally" be photographed in the US, and thus can't be included on Commons.
You can contact me by clicking the "talk" after my signature, and leave your own signature by typing ~~~~ after your messages.
All the best. Smallbones (talk) 15:40, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes, your message got through. There should not have been any problem uploading via the regular wizard, but it is a little more complicate. I'll check the 9 photos you uploaded, but don't expect any major problems. BTW at least 2 of yours are nominated for Best Picture (still a long way to go). Also, I've send about 3 emails back-and-forth to the sculptor and he is a remarkable gentleman. Thanks again for your participation, and don't worry that you're doing anything wrong. The site has just grown so fast that there are a lot of complications that haven't been ironed out. Smallbones (talk) 20:10, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

As far as placing your photos on the county lists, go to the county list and click edit. Under the relevant name you'll see something like this:

{{NRHP row |pos=9 |refnum=78002561 |type=NRHP |article=Herman Luce Cabin |name=Herman Luce Cabin |address=[[Lake Herman State Park]] |city=[[Madison, South Dakota|Madison]] |county=[[Lake County, South Dakota]] |date=1978-01-30 |image=Luce Cabin sm.jpg |lat=43.991389 |lon=-97.165833 |description=<!-- Description goes here --> }}

where I added the file name after image= . That's it for the lists. I'll get another example for articles. Smallbones (talk) 20:34, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

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