User talk:Srkris

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Hi Srkris! Nice to see you here on Commons. You accidentally tagged three pictures on my watchlist which had full source and licensing information. The ones I mean are:

  • Image:Gopuram-madurai.jpg, which said who the author was and what license he released it under (the source you thought it was a copyright violation of was much smaller, and it couldn't possibly have been enlarged with the resolution it had)
  • Image:Women farm workers in coimbatore.jpg, for which I had provided the source and a license (all USAID works are public domain), but which you (probably mistakenly) tagged as lacking a license.
  • Image:Tamil girls in Tiruvanamalai.jpg , which explained that it had been uploaded as PD with the photographer's consent, but which you tagged as not having a license.

In general, if a photo has a license, you shouldn't tag it as not having a license. There is a slightly different procedure if you think the license is incorrect or that the user is claiming to have rights you think they don't have. List the image at Commons:Deletion requests if you're sure the licence provided is false, or add the tag {{disputed}} if you think it's a copyvio but aren't wholly sure. It's usually also useful to first ask the uploader for further information on their userpage and only take further action if they don't answer.

I hope you find these pointers helpful! -- Arvind 13:22, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi Srkris. Template:No source, Template:No license and Template:No permission since are all intended for use where the image description actually fails to specify a source, a license or the permission that was granted. So, for example, if a source and a license are given, but no statment has been made as to permission, the correct tag to use is Template:No permission since. Only use Template:No license if the image itself is missing a license tag, and Template:No source if it does not mention a source (and not if you think the claimed source or license is incorrect). The point to these tags is to make sure that people uploading images give sufficient information for others to be able to verify copyright status. See Commons:Deletion guidelines#Missing legal information and Commons:Incomplete license. If information has been provided with which you disagree, then you should make a deletion request - either for a speedy deletion, or for a normal deletion depending on which set of criteria it makes. See Commons:Deletion guidelines. It is also important that you notify the uploaders of the images you tag that you have tagged them - as the tags themselves say - so that they can respond.
And to answer one point you raised:
Do you understand french? I do, and there is nothing the author says about copyright or source of the photo. Regarding size of the photo, if there can exist a thumbnail with the exact same proportions, same view, same angle, same cloud formations in the sky, there must be a bigger copy somewhere on the internet that the thumbnail was made from. How are you so sure about someone else's upload when you dont know the source?
I speak French quite well, and the photo's description page says that the author of the photo is fr:Utilisateur:Nataraja. Assuming good faith requires one to believe Nataraja when he claims to be the author of the photo unless one has very good reason to suspect him of lying. Given how much Nataraja contributed to Wikipedia before his death, I'd think several times before suspecting him of falsely palming off someone else's work as his, but if you are really concerned, the appropriate procedure would be to either ask his wife (fr:Utilisateur:Shakti), or list the file at Commons:Deletion requests. Remember that many people take pictures from Commons for their own websites, so finding a thumbnail of something elsewhere is not by itself proof of it being a violation.
On the other two photos, the site I got the photo of the labourers from used to have credits for each photo, but it has been quite drastically changed since then. At that time, I was quite careful to only upload those photos which were credited to USAID employees. This is one of a bunch that I uploaded at the same time. If you're not satisfied with this explanation, feel free to list them all for deletion on Commons:Deletion requests (and I do mean that - I don't take these things personally) so the administrators who work with these things regularly can decide. The third photo was uploaded by my wife, who obtained permission by email and provided evidence of that as was required at the time.
Have fun working on Commons, and feel free to message me with any further questions! -- Arvind 16:11, 27 December 2006 (UTC)


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--Hekerui (talk) 09:19, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Your recent deletion request[edit]

Srkris, Please be more careful when opening deletion request and follow the instructions. In the Deletion request page you must put the file link and the arguments, no the Deletion request used in the File page. Amitie 10g (talk) 02:22, 27 May 2013 (UTC)