User talk:Wikicarlos

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Hello, Wikicarlos. WikiCommons only allow images that can be used by anybody anywhere and usually logotypes are owned by somebody. Please add a proper license + your source for this image. Thuresson 02:08, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Please add a proper license if you are sure the creator of this image allows all use, including commercial and derivative work, of this image. Otherwise, the image will have to be deleted. BTW: "freely downloadable" is true for all image on the web (if I can see it, I can also download it). This says nothing about the copyright status. -- Duesentrieb 18:04, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Hello again. Please note that the commons only allow images that can be used by anyone for any purpose - the fact that you are allowed to use it does not help, the logo will have to be deleted. Please read Commons:Licensing for details. Thanks! -- Duesentrieb 00:58, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Images on the commons must be released under a free license - this can only be done by the copyright holder. The license must allow the use of the image by anyone for any purpose, including commercial use and publication of derivative work. The only restrictions may be that the author has to be named, and that derivative work must be published under the same license. The licnese status must be clearly documented, i.e. the source of the image, the author and copyright holder must be clearly named, and a reference to the license statement must be given. See also Commons:Criteria for inclusion.

Logos are generally problematic, becuase they are often also protected by trademark law. Generally, we only care about the copyright aspect, but depending on the jurisdiction, the trademark claim may interfere with a free license. This is the reason why we have only very few logos on the commons. If your school has an official policy on the use of the logo, it would be a good start to point to that, so we can see if it is "free enough".

If the logo is original work of the government, it may be in the public domain and you only need to document that fact by labeling the image with {{PD}} and pointing to a policy page or to the relevant law. Please note that government work is in the public domain automatically only in some countries (it would help to tell us in what country the school is).

If the image is not in the public domain, you would have to do the following:

  • find out who the copyright holder is. This may be the original designer, or (if the copyright was transferred completely) your school. In case the designer still has rights (as is the case in a civil law countries, because copyright is not transfereable there), both, the dewsigner and the school, have to be asked.
  • Ask the copyright holder to release the logo under a free license. Dual licensing under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) and the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license (cc-by-sa) is preferred, but look at Commons:Copyright tags for more possibilities.
  • put the tag for the licnese(s) on the description page and add a reference to who released it and where s/he said so.

I know this sounds complicated, but sady international copyright law is complicated. It would be much easier if you wanted to publish your own work. Publishing the work of others on the commons is generally not simple.

Hi hope this helps -- Duesentrieb 12:45, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Castillo_Terreros.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading Image:Castillo_Terreros.jpg. I notice the image page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this media yourself then you need to argue that we have the right to use the media on Wikimedia Commons (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the media yourself then you should also specify where you found it, i.e., in most cases link to the website where you got it, and the terms of use for content from that page. If the content is a derivative of a copyrighted work, you need to supply the names and a licence of the original authors as well.

If the media also doesn't have a copyright tag, then you must also add one. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then you can use {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multilicense GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

Note that any unsourced and untagged images will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have uploaded other media, please check that you have specified their source and copyright tagged them, too. You can find all your uploads using the Gallery tool. Thank you. Jusjih 17:12, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

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