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Flickr[edit]

Yes, you are right. Those photos were taken by Noele, not by Jack himself: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jackdorsey/188883635/

Dear Mattbuck,

Feel free to delete all those images. I've already removed them from all the Wikipedia articles.

By

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Soleil222 (talk • contribs) 21:59, 1 January 2018 (UTC) (UTC)

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Uploads on Meena Kumari's Wikipedia Page[edit]

Dear Mattbuck, From the past many days I have been trying to upload several pictures in various Wikipedia pages but somehow I'm facing copyright issues on my uploads. I just wanted to know, how can I 'create' pictures of people (such as Meena Kumari) who have died several years ago? I feel its quite obvious that I'll fetch their pictures either from print media or electronic media. So how should I upload more pictures without any copyright violation? Vrishchik (talk) 16:46, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Vrishchik, you should start by reading Commons:Licensing - this has a good overview. Put simply, if the photo is not one you took yourself, then it either needs to be so old that it has fallen into the public domain (this usually happens 70 years after the death of the photographer) or it needs to be explicitly released under a free licence. This means that images you find in books or online are almost certainly not acceptable. If you want to use these images for a Wikipedia article, and the subject is dead, you may be able to upload images to that Wikipedia as "fair use", however not all Wikipedias allow fair use (for instance English Wikipedia does but German Wikipedia doesn't). Fair use images are not allowed on Commons. -mattbuck (Talk) 00:16, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Mattbuck, firstly I'll thoroughly go through Commons:Licensing before uploading anything. Thank you for your guidance.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Vrishchik (talk • contribs) 17:04, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

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Affected:

And also:

Yours sincerely, ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:30, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

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Affected:

And also:

Yours sincerely, ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:39, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

1996 scans[edit]

I have scanned and uploaded railway pictures from 1996 slides. I dont know the precise date. See Category:1996 in rail transport in London and Category:1996 in rail transport in the United Kingdom (Brigthon and Ashford). There are also some 1996 Eurostars (problem I cant separate the English, French and Belgian Eurostar subcategories) Could you help to catogorise?Smiley.toerist (talk) 11:29, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, I moved from the high speed line categories as high Speed 1 was only opened from 2003.Smiley.toerist (talk) 22:52, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
@Smiley.toerist: fair point, I've moved them to South Eastern Main Line as the Chatham Main doesn't go via Ashford. -mattbuck (Talk) 00:36, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

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Waldir talk 17:52, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Albert Camus[edit]

Dear Matt,

Could you please delete the photos of Albert Camus? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Vaugirard_Paint.jpg

Soleil222 (talk) 12:35, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

@Soleil222: ✓ Done Rodhullandemu (talk) 13:05, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Picture of Fisting[edit]

You descided "keep" for this nomination for deletion in 2013. Meanwhile, the photo has been deleted from it's origin, Flickr, and so has, apparently, the photographer's gallery on Flickr. Would that make any difference in your opinion, e.g. concerning the depicted person's consent? I'm asking because we cannot identify nor contact the photographer nor the model anymore and there might have been a good reason to delete that stuff on Flickr? --Superbass (talk) 21:24, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Superbass, I confess I'm not sure. That DR was more based around the idea of the model being underage. If you feel it's problematic, start another DR. -mattbuck (Talk) 21:29, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of my photo of Edward S. Walker Jr.[edit]

Hi. I personally made a photo of Edward S. Walker Jr. in September 2006, edited it and uploaded it to Wiki giving all the necessary permissions. Now I have noticed that you have deleted it and the whole article has since then been missing a photo. Why? What rationale did you have? Can you fix your screwup?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mixer (talk • contribs) 22:12, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
Mixer. Hello and welcome back. I have never before been asked about a deletion that happened seven years ago, so there's something new! This is what I was able to work out from looking at the logs and the filepage:
The file was deleted as a copyright violation. It had a big notice "(c) Mikko Vedru" on it, and there was no evidence that that that was you. Furthermore, it was found on Picasa where it was listed as All Rights Reserved, which is not something we allow on Commons.
If this is in error I apologise, we have a policy here of erring on the side of caution and deleting anything which looks iffy, but this was pretty clear-cut. -mattbuck (Talk) 06:17, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
That was one of my first contributions to Wiki and I haven't been following what is happening to the article - I assumed, that quality at least won't degrade. Recently I decided to check my history and remind myself of things I did in the very beginning of wiki and how well/bad my edits survived a decade.
The photo was fully mine. My equipment, my photography, my edit. Obviously, the copyright is also mine. It stays with me from the moment I created this work (and can't be transferred), regardless of whom I grant part of those rights (even if they are full exclusive material rights till the end of times). Picasa was my personal archive and I don't remember setting anything specific there (but then again it was 10 years ago). Maybe I didn't want people to take all photos from my personal gallery, but was totally fine with people using specific photos I granted wikipedia all needed rights. There also might have been an idea of "Wikipedia and people can use my photo however they want as long as I get the source attribution.
Can you undelete the photo? I don't seem to have an unedited version anymore.
Please also tell me what (if anything) I did wrong in that situation back then? How and what I should have done instead? How have the rules changed since then (e.g. I can't put my name on the photo anymore?)? What do I need to know for this not to happen again? -Mixer (talk) 12:47, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Mixer, there haven't been any changes to the way we handle such things in the past seven years. We generally frown on people adding watermarks to images as it reduces their usefulness. Images with watermarks are liable to be cropped to remove the watermark, or, if cropping is not possible due to positioning, just plain deleted. In this particular case, there was nothing to confirm that the uploader was Mikko Vedru, and when the same image was found elsewhere under a different licence it was assumed that the uploader here had simply copied it from Picasa and uploaded it without permission. We get that a lot.
As for your Wikipedia edits, once the image was transferred to Commons from Wikipedia, it became an issue for Commons. We take copyright seriously here, and so it wouldn't matter if it was used on every single Wikipedia page - if we thought it was a copyright violation, we would delete it.
How to fix this now: I've restored the file File:Edward walker.jpg, but have added a 7-day countdown to getting sufficient permissions. You need to make clear that User:Mixer is the same person as Mikko Vedru. Create a userpage or something. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:50, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
I created a user page, put my name in both Commons and En-wiki, as well as edited the photo page. Could you please make sure that I did everything correctly? -Mixer (talk) 04:23, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Mixer that looks ok to me. -mattbuck (Talk) 15:32, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Have a nice day! -Mixer (talk) 17:12, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

About how images of bugreiros[edit]

Hi! I spoke previously with the user Ronhjones about the images of bugreiros that were deleted, he told me to talk to you. In order to be contextualized, you can see the discussion there, but in summary, I affirm that there is no reason for the exclusion, since according to Brazilian laws, unknown author works are public domain, I posted the link there, in addition, even if it were not, it is very likely that 70 years have passed since the death of the author. Please, I ask you to reconsider the exclusion and sorry for bad english.

-Petterson Pereira da Silva (talk) 22:40, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Class 73s mis-categorised[edit]

Hi Matt, among all those images uploaded last week there are a couple of hundred pictures of class 73s which have all be categorized as Category:British Rail Class 43. Do you have a quick way of moving them all to the correct category? Geof Sheppard (talk)

Hi Geof, I've moved all the images of 73s I could see (230ish in all) from Category:British Rail Class 43 to Category:British Rail Class 73. I used the Cat-a-lot tool - it's available from Preferences > Gadgets > Tools for Categories. -mattbuck (Talk) 18:28, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I've got plenty to do just sorting through the real 43s! Geof Sheppard (talk) 07:15, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Photographs of sculptors and artwork[edit]

On 5 Oct 2014 you nominated a photo for deletion citing copyright infringement. Under UK law, any photograph taken from a public place is not illegal and the copyright rays with the author of the work (photograph). In nominating a photo for deletion because it contained an artwork, it follows therefore that all photos of artworks globally on Wikimedia ought to be deleted also on the same reasoning because those artworks (sculptures) are all copyright of the sculptors and any images of those sculptures should therefore have consent of the sculptor to be photographed. Since this is not the policy of Wikipedia or Wikimedia, my image of a sculpture was illegally deleted cutting incorrect application of Wikimedia policy and therefore the file should be restored. The content of the image is not a breach of copyright unless that content is copied by another person for their profit. Ashattock (talk) 18:58, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Ashattock I'm afraid you're mistaken about the law there. If you take a photo of, say, the cover of a magazine, while in a public place in the UK, that's a copyright violation because that work is not permanently situated in a public place. With artworks, the rule is that "graphic works", such as paintings, retain the copyright of the original author, while 3D things such as sculptures and buildings are not copyrighted. A better explanation can be found at COM:FOP#United Kingdom. -mattbuck (Talk) 19:16, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

New sub-category, not quite right[edit]

Greetings, Mattbuck, I have created a new sub-category but it is not quite right. The problem is it displays a warning: "This meta category should only contain other categories" and I intend it to contain files. It is: Category:British Rail Class 43s in London North East Railway livery Zath Ras (talk)

Zath Ras, the template you want is {{tbyl}}. That said, those are not in LNER livery, it's still the VTEC livery, just with a new name on the side. -mattbuck (Talk) 12:13, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Featured Picture Nomination[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that the image Beeston railway station MMB 24 221129.jpg, which was created or uploaded by you, has been nominated for featured picture status; have a look at the nomination page. Thank you and good luck! -- Pkbwcgs (talk) 11:46, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Featured Picture Nomination[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that the image Blackwall DLR station MMB 11.jpg, which was created or uploaded by you, has been nominated for featured picture status; have a look at the nomination page. Thank you and good luck! -- Pkbwcgs (talk) 12:12, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Featured Picture Nomination[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that the image Hornsey railway station MMB 27 365XXX.jpg, which was created or uploaded by you, has been nominated for featured picture status; have a look at the nomination page. Thank you and good luck! -- Pkbwcgs (talk) 08:58, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Featured Picture Nomination[edit]

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File:Cameraobsucuraimage.JPG[edit]

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