User talk:Morgankevinj/8 July 2012 - 6 September 2013

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Adobe EchoSign.png undeletion -> en

Thanks for taking care of Commons:Undeletion requests/Archive#File:Adobe EchoSign.png. DMacks (talk) 22:21, 8 July 2012 (UTC)


With requests like this I just outright remove them because of the sheer amount of requests we are getting now with it being automated. If they cannot give us a reason for undeletion, then why should we waste our time and debate? User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 17:13, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

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responded on SchuminWeb's talk page. MorganKevinJ(talk) 17:21, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Copyright ownership on gifts to the US Presidents

hello - I work at the Ford Presidential Library and Museum (a branch of the National Archives), and we have a project started on Commons. As we gather steam, questions have arisen as to the nature of the licenses we've chosen for our image uploads.

I've always chosen the PD-US because I have been told that the gifts to the Presidents/First Families are in the public domain, once they pass into the custody of NARA. Several Wikipeidans have protested - see COM:VPC#Category:United States Bicentennial materials in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and here

I'm in touch with the US National Archives (NARA) lawyers to see what they think. I've looked at the Presidential "Deed of Gift" and read the United States Code Title 44 Chapters 21 and 22 and the Copyright Law and its variants til I'm cross-eyed. It's clear to me that we have pretty deep rights to these items. This question actually has implications BEYOND Wikimedia and Wikipedia, as we put our materials into more open source web spaces.

I would still like to see our atifacts - and the artifacts of all 13 Presidential Libraries (300k artifacts? Maybe even 1/2 a mil) - on Commons in the most useful way possible.

I even have the audacity to wonder if we can create a particular license structure for these items.

So far no one has speedy deleted any uploads I've done. And I understand it may happen, I'm just trying to get as many informed opinions as I can and buy some time til the lawyers do their thing.. Thanks. Bdcousineau (talk) 00:34, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

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Error in labeling

The enlarged view of the caterpillar in the Tomato hornworm entry is labeled as a tomato hornworm caterpillar. It is actually a tobacco hornworm (note the diagonal stripes rather than "V"s. It is correctly labeled in the small picture at the bottom of the article. See the error

Thanks for all the time you provide to Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 10:43, July 26, 2013‎ (UTC)

✓ Done MorganKevinJ(talk) 19:41, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Question About Deletion Requests

I am wondering since I am a member of the OTRS team, if I can close deletion requests if I find the OTRS ticket satisfactory. The ticket is ticket:2013082710019178 with the corresponding deletion request here. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 18:05, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

I personally have nothing against you closing deletion requests provided that the only reason for deletion is the lack of permission and permission is confirmed. Commons policy is not clear on non-admin closures since it only give instructions for admins to close requests but does not seem to forbid non-admin closures. As long as you are acting in good faith, I do not see foresee that any action will be taken against you without a prior warning. You should not close any requests as delete, since at the time an admin closes a request as delete they are excepted to delete the image. MorganKevinJ(talk) 05:23, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
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