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日本人のBookmanと申す者です。コモンズで、お互い日本人としてがんばりましょう!--Bookman 07:16, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Removing of licence templates[edit]

If you remove licence templates (PD, GFDL, PD-Japan etc.) please add {{subst:nld}} to the image description and notify uploader (for example: {{subst:image source|Image:Flag of Akita Prefecture.png}}~~~~)--Anatoliy (talk) 09:04, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

OK. I've finished to check Prefecture's flag and I'll notify uploader.--Knua (talk) 16:53, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Flag of Okinawa Prefecture[edit]

There is a discussion of the copyright status of the Okinawa flag here: [ Can you explain the status of the Okinawa flag copyright?. Also if you have an opinion on Article 46 in regard to flags. Thank you. 20:04, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

OK. But I understand only basic level of English. Please give me a time to read this discussion.--Knua (talk) 04:30, 2 May 2009 (UTC)


If there are other prefecture flags that are copyrighted, let me know so I can delete them. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 03:48, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

User:Monaneko/都道府県旗に関するメモ is useful. If the flag is eligible for copyright, No check (Green check.svg) flags are copyrighted.--Knua (talk) 14:21, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
I am not sure if you seen Commons:Undeletion_requests/Archive/2009-07, but one of the images we need to delete has been restored. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 22:14, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Many flags is very simple as well as Okinawa flag. This precedent makes me hesitate to apply speedy deletion. --Knua (talk) 23:34, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
I asked some Wikimedia officials, who happen to be Japanese, by email what to do about this. No response yet. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 03:34, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
In any case, I am just checking Japanese municipal flags and I will request deletion.--Knua (talk) 08:21, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
The problem I have is when I draw the prefecture flags, I follow instructions published by the government. Should those instructions be public domain under Article 13, Point 1 and 2? User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 03:14, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
Those instructions is not always public domain. According to ja:Wikipedia:井戸端/subj/都道府県旗のアップロード and Commons:井戸端/過去ログ3#都道府県旗及び都道府県章のアップロードは問題ないか, "Article 13" applies only texts of government law, and doesn't apply contents (emblem, flag, song, etc). In general, We can use the flag and emblem through the regular procedure. Those instructions is guide for authorized people.--Knua (talk) 05:00, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
But are they law? I think we need to ask other people. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 05:58, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

I restored all images. I concluded that if the official drawing diagrams are in law, and laws are public domain, we can draw them. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 05:22, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Contributor and Sysop may owe the legal liability. Community of Japanese Wikipedia warns about the danger of convenient legal interpretations. I have checked most emblem and flag. After warning contributor, I will request deletion and the decision is Community's of Commons.--Knua (talk) 06:05, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm both, so I will be able to face any issues. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 17:49, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Re File:Flag of Kyoto Prefecture.svg Although I have made alteration in the copyright section I have no real knowledge of copyright status of flag. If there are specific concerns I would advise deletion and suggest files I used as sources be examined Pchapman12345 (talk) 00:19, 29 September 2009 (UTC)


Some of the flags you have marked as no license, there are textual descriptions on how to draw the flags and those are exempt from copyright status. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 00:48, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

As you know, you can add free licenses to files which you judge free copyright status if you take all the legal liabilities. I researched the work day of the files and add free licenses to copyright expired files. I never judge whether the files of flags have copyrightable graphic or not. I will only check the file of flags and protect the copyright.--Knua (talk) 13:43, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
I been checking the images too. My rule is if there is no Reiki page about the flag and construction details, I don't add it to the Commons and I mark it for deletion. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 13:47, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
I have noting to say If you will push your original rule, knowing the judgment of Japanese wikipedia is ingnored. I regard your revert as applying your original rule entailed legal liabilities for your sysop.--Knua (talk) 02:15, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
And I will take that responsibility. But your position is that of the minority here at the Commons; if there is a legal description of the flag in legal code, it is public domain when we remake the flag. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 02:55, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the Copyright of Japanese municipal flags[edit]

Knuaさん初めまして。Tokorokokoと申します。日本の市町村章と旗の著作権について、(現行のルールや解釈には色々あるようですが)、User:Knua#Copyright of Japanese municipal flagsのページがとても参考になりました。 user pageの"個人的なメモ"とは言え 必要な要素が揃って一覧表に纏まっていて有意義な資料だと思います。 きちんと書いておいて頂いて、どうもありがとうございます。--Tokorokoko (talk) 15:03, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

こんにちは。私も、いろいろ見ていて、User:Knua/Japanese municipal flagsに辿りつきました。素晴らしいです。参考にさせていただきます。それでは、また。Takabeg (talk) 04:03, 24 February 2012 (UTC)