User talk:ZLEA

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, ZLEA!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 19:34, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Aircraft 3-views[edit]

I notice that you have been adding many categories to aircraft images, without apparently considering the category hierarchy principles in our policy article COM:CAT. That article goes into considerable detail about the hierarchical category tree, and why we should avoid adding categories that are direct parents or children of categories already containing the same image. For example, an image can be in Category:Aircraft 3-views or Category:SVG aircraft 3-views, but not both. Similarly, Category:Aircraft 3-views is a sub-category (ie child) of Category:Line drawings of aircraft, so an image should not be a member of both. Also, Category:CAC-15 is a sub-cat of Category:CAC aircraft, so Category:CAC aircraft is redundant for the same image. I hope you will attempt to understand better the hierarchy principle, and that you will correct the many errors you have already created, thank you in anticipation, PeterWD (talk) 21:26, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

OK. - ZLEA (talk) 21:45, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

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2D objects Vs. 3D objects[edit]

Hello 👋🏻, I saw that you uploaded a number of images of coins from the United States of America to Wikimedia Commons from an external website, are those images listed as free there? Because when someone makes a scan of a 3D object (like coins) new copyright © is created and we would need OTRS permission to use them here. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 06:22, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

For example File:1951 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg was made by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, so while the government of the United States of America created it (making it a public domain design) the fact that the coin is 3D means that the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has separate copyrights over the scanned image. You can also e-mail the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and ask them to verify a free license for usage on Wikimedia Commons if you haven't already. Or maybe this has already happened and you forgot to use the template. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 06:25, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Donald Trung From my understanding, the US Mint holds the copyrights for all coins it produces. While outside individuals and organizations design the coins, the copyrights are handed over to the mint if the design is accepted.
Coin designs, while stamped into a 3D object, are in fact considered 2D. Therefore as long as the coin is pictured head on, it should be okay. - ZLEA T\C 15:40, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
@ZLEA:, well, yes the designs are "{{PD-USGov}}" and simple sketches of them are considered to be 2D derivative works that can't be copyrighted, but scans are a different story, please see "Commons:Currency#Important points". While I would like simple scans of coins to be acceptable a new copyright © is created. Face-sad.svg Please see this user talk page (Mobile 📱) for a case where a user (recently) assumed the same. You could upload these images locally to the English Wikipedia under fair use but here there exist 2 (two) separate sets of copyrights for coins and while one is in the public domain the photographer (read: Scanner) owns the copyrights of the scans (banknotes are considered to be purely 2D works, but coins aren't). --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:56, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Donald Trung Thanks for letting me know. For technical reasons I cannot contact PCGS or NGC for copyright permission. If you or someone else is able to do that, that would be great. If not, go ahead and delete them. - ZLEA T\C 14:44, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
I will try to contact both of these parties sometime in the future, you could also nominate those pages yourself if you want, but if an OTRS ticket is fetched then they will be undeleted. Also you could upload them to the English language Wikipedia before nominating them as Wikipedia does allow them. Basically anything not accepted here can be locally uploaded to some Wikipedia's, but it's best to upload them here if they have a free license because then they could be used at any Wikimedia website and re-users are certain that they're free. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 15:06, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Donald Trung Will the each file's corresponding Wikipedia pages (such as en:File:1925 Medal Norse Silver commemorative (obverse).jpg) be deleted if the images are deleted on Commons? - ZLEA T\C 15:23, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Unfortunately yes, which is why they would need new names first. You could first copy the file and names manually and then delete the files here for deletion, though I would advise you to keep a list (such as "User:ZLEA/PCGS" or something) of them for when I will request permission. I really don't like breaking bad news to people. Face-sad.svg --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 17:01, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Donald Trung I've created the lists of images from the PCGS and NGC at User:ZLEA/PCGS and User:ZLEA/NGC respectively. - ZLEA T\C 23:11, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, I will try to contact both companies soon. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 06:41, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Donald Trung According to the following template, Template:PD-USGov-money, all of the images are in fact on the public domain despite being taken from PCGS and NGC. - ZLEA T\C 13:07, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

NGC permission[edit]

I received permission from the NGC, however the letter I received by Janell Armstrong also included the note "you should check before using images from our World Coin Price Guide, Ancients articles or NGC Registry as these are not our images." So I would like to ask you if the images you uploaded fall within these before I will direct them to the OTRS team. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 17:01, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Donald Trung The images came from [1]. - ZLEA T\C 18:13, 24 April 2019 (UTC)