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Uploading images from FlickrEdit

I recently located an image on Flickr that I would like to upload to the Commons. It was not listed under an acceptable license, but after contacting the photographer with my request, he changed the photo's license to Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic. I believe that licenses on Flickr can be changed back and forth though. So would there be any problem with me uploading the image here, since technically, the photographer could revoke the license?

I've only uploaded an image here once before - in that case, I had the copyright holder send me an e-mail, in which he explicitly stated which license he was releasing the photo under. I then forwarded the e-mail to someone who works here at the Commons.

However, I'd much rather not have to send another message to this photographer, asking him to go through any hassle, since he's already being very generous in changing the license. --Jpcase (talk) 20:26, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Insert the the template Flickrreview in the description page of the file. Make sure you mention the link to the flickr page as the source. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:39, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi Jpcase. As Asclepias states, the way to get round this problem is to use the {{flickrreview}} template. While people can stop distributing images under a free licence, they cannot be revoked. The flickrreview template asks a trusted user or bot to come along, look at the image on Commons and flickr, check they're the same and that it's on flickr under a free licence. That way, even if the flickr user changes the licence, we can say "it was released freely at this time". -mattbuck (Talk) 15:50, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments - cannot upload to interactive mapEdit

Hello, today I uploaded some photos onto Wikimedia Commons and now cannot upload these photos to the interactive map to enter the competition as it says the image already exists. Help would be appreciated, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fay1982 (talk • contribs)

Hi Fay. You are correct, it will not allow you to upload images which are identical to ones already on Commons. However, the Wiki Loves Monuments map is just one way of doing things, you can also use the Upload Wizard. If you are referring to your image series including File:Royal Holloway, University of London (4).jpg then it looks to me like you did upload using the WLM Upload Wizard. However, you didn't add the listed building number, which can be done by adding {{Listed building England|1028946}}. I have taken the liberty of doing this for you. This template is used for any listed building, you can find the number to use via English Heritage, or similar groups for non-English buildings. -mattbuck (Talk) 15:38, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Clover Day's.pngEdit

--Ch561727 (talk) 15:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Read at the bottom of http://www.alcot.biz/product/cld/index.html "Copyright © 2013 ALcot All Rights Reserved." Hence you are not allowed to upload this image under a free license over here! -- Ies (talk) 15:26, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Tartan patterns and threshold of originalityEdit

Do Scottish tartan patterns fall below the threshold of originality or are they protected by copyright? Thank you! :-) Pigby (talk) 21:30, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

  • You might better ask this at Commons:Village pump/Copyright where it is more likely that someone with expertise on copyright law will weigh in. - Jmabel ! talk 05:25, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the feedback! Pigby (talk) 06:12, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Logo Wiki Loves monuments pour la FranceEdit

Bonjour,

J'ai voulu relayer l'operation WLM sur le net et a cette occasion j'ai pu remarquer differentes versions du logo selon les pays. Celui pour la France n'y etant pas, je me suis permise hier de le creer (en suivant le design des autres pays). Est il conforme ? L'auteur ne veut pas de lien dans les sources, mais il m'a semblé devoir le faire etant un derivé. Le fichier est il correctement enregistrer ou viole t'il des droits ? merci. Bonne soirée, --Photomaltese (talk) 22:18, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Version EN (google traduction) Hello, I wanted to relay operation WLM on the net and on this occasion I could see different versions of the logo in different countries. One for France not being there, I'm allowed to create yesterday (following the design of other countries). Is it consistent? The author does not want to link the sources, but it seemed to have to do being a derivative. The file is properly record or you violate rights? thank you. Good evening, --Photomaltese (talk) 22:18, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

  • @Romaine: I think you may be able to answer this.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:04, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
    • I personally would recommend to have the same logo used everywhere, but I can't decide this for the various teams. I think as long as the goal of WLM is served in a proper way it is not an issue and local teams can have their own logo derived from the original one.
      The original logo is designed by the uploader himself. Romaine (talk) 12:17, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Can a picture from a Missing Person Bulletin issued by the FBI be permittedEdit

I would like to add a picture to a page, and wonder if it is allowable to use a neutral picture from the bulletin issued by the FBI, is that allowed?MeropeRiddle (talk) 06:49, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

If the FBI has made a verifiable statement that they own the copyright, then the photograph is public domain. The template to use is {{PD-USGov-FBI}}.
We do see many examples of federal organizations reusing photographs from other organizations, such as state level police forces. In these cases the copyright is not automatically public domain as this will vary by state or the policies of the agencies involved. If there is doubt, then provide the link here to the source site, as others may be able to give more specific advice. -- (talk) 12:38, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Probably not. If they obtained a photo of a missing person, they likely obtained it from an external source, such as for example the family, unless the FBI knew in advance that the person would be missing and sent their employees take a picture before it happened, which is improbable. -- Asclepias (talk) 15:11, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Cannot upload photo - says already existsEdit

Hello, I recently uploaded two photos of Tower 42, but cannot upload the third as says image already exists. This is my own work and have not uploaded these photos before. I typed the building into the search engine and cannot find the image that is supposed to be mine, nor the other two photos I uploaded. Thanks for your help.

Please rename your photo and upload then.--Motopark (talk) 08:09, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
The files File:Tower 42 (2).jpg and File:Tower 42 (3).jpg uploaded successfully. Presumably the third image is "Tower 42.jpg"? A file with that name already exists.
Also, you can see your uploads from the "uploads" link next to log out link. MKFI (talk) 09:08, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Page for Francis Lynde, American author 1856-1930Edit

How to create a page for Francis Lynde, American author 1856-1930?

Gutenberg.org has 17 books by this author. Apparently Lynde wrote approximately 36 novels of the American west, esp. Colorado and Nevada with subjects incl. engineering, mining and esp. railroading. Detail is especially accurate.

Little information on Lynde but Google books "Appalachian Images in Folk and Popular Culture" (W. K. McNeil) has a paragraph on him. Can it be "reused?"

Wikipedia is a wonderful site but extremely complicated to use. I uploaded a page on skeleton clocks a couple of years ago but could never figure out how to upload photos. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Douglas Vogt (talk • contribs) 15:17, 7 September 2014‎ (UTC)

  • Yes, obviously you are finding this confusing. For starters, you are not asking this question on Wikipedia. This is the Wikimedia Commons. Like the many language-specific Wikipedias, the Commons is a operated by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF). However, the Commons is not an encyclopedia, it's a media respository (mostly images, also sound, video, etc.). Among other things, content in the Commons can be included in Wikipedia articles.
  • For the most part you are going to have to ask questions about Wikipedia on Wikipedia. I presume you are interested in the English-language Wikipedia. Here is a link to their help desk. But let me answer a couple of your questions now:
    • "Appalachian Images in Folk and Popular Culture" is a copyrighted work, so you could not take a paragraph intact. You could use it as a reference and paraphrase its content, exactly as you could in an academic paper.
    • Lynde's 17 books are themselves citable examples of what he wrote. You can compile a bilbliography, and you can summarize what he wrote about. However, you'd need a presumed reliable source for a statement like "Detail is especially accurate."
    • If he published 36 novels, you should be able to research in old newspapers and magazines to find contemporary reviews, and there is a fair chance you can research in academic journals to find some sort of overview of his work.
    • en:Wikipedia:Picture tutorial should explain how to use images in Wikipedia articles.
  • I hope that helps. - Jmabel ! talk 15:52, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Summer of Monuments 2014 Upload Wizard - Cannot select license other than CC-By-SA 3.0Edit

I usually release all my photos under CC-0, but for some reason the Summer of Monuments Upload Wizard not only defaults to CC-By-SA 3.0 (something I'm not crazy about as it is), but also gives no other licensing options! What gives? 0x0077BE (talk) 20:01, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

You should probably ask at Commons talk:Wikipedia Summer of Monuments and specify the upload page you are using. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:16, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Otherwise, upload it under CC-By-SA 3.0 and then change by hands to CC-0--Ymblanter (talk) 09:04, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Uploading the band logo and original pictures from gigsEdit

Dear Wiki helpdesk,

I am writing an article about the band Stormy Atmosphere. It includes bands' biography, discography etc. I'd like to upload bands' logo, a picture from a show and two album covers. All these were made by professional designers and photographers, who sold the stuff to the band and/or granted all the rights to the it. I know the band members personally, but I assure you that all the info in the article is true, totally objective, and has independent proofs.

Please guide me how to enrich my article with these relevant pictures, with no risk of getting them used/stolen by some third party.

Thank you in advance,

Truly

Silverray

Hi Silverray. I think you're on the wrong project, you probably want Wikipedia - they do articles. Here on Commons we do media files. Regarding your question with media, the images you are talking about would all be presumed to be all rights reserved, and thus would not be allowable for upload here on Commons. If the band want to release them then they should contact our OTRS team to say they give permission to release these images freely. Please be aware that that means anyone can use them for any purpose, including making derivative works or using them for commercial gain. For more information on what that means, see Free content on wikipedia. -mattbuck (Talk) 21:12, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Deleting an Upload?Edit

It is possible to delete an upload I made by mistake?

I edited a photo and then uploaded an incorrect version. After that I uploaded the correct version, but . . .

This is version the smaller, incomplete and needs to be deleted https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/7/7e/20140908192110!Margaret_Mitchell_NYWTS.jpg

Wiki name (talk)

[Wiki name is talking about File:Margaret Mitchell NYWTS.jpg] It's possible, but in this case it wouldn't help at all. If you'd uploaded this image under a new name and then wanted it to be deleted because you made a mistake, we'd do that, but since you uploaded on top of an earlier version and then uploaded the correct one on top of that, we won't — it's not hurting anything by sitting in the page history, and nobody's going to complain that you damaged something, because you didn't. You did everything as you should have, so thank you :-) Nyttend (talk) 00:15, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Family CrestsEdit

I am searching for coats of arms.

My ancestors were in the Royal Court of Franz-Joseph Hapsburg. He killed a man in a duel, over his wife's honor, outside the ballroom. Then, he fled the country with the Kings help.

I can only assume this was between 1825 and 1890.

Any hope of finding the family crest of my ancestor? — Preceding unsigned comment added by James52 (talk • contribs) 19:54, 8 September 2014‎ (UTC)

Wikipedia help neededEdit

Some years ago, someone set up a helpful tool here that helps resolve a specific type of typo — when you go to a nonexistent category, we're presented with a "Did you mean..." if we have a category with the same name with an "s" on the end. For example, go to Category:Abandoned churche and you'll be asked "Did you mean: Category:Abandoned churches?" It's a great idea, but it's not present at en:wp (see en:Category:Buildings and structure, for example), and I'd like to create it there. Could someone help me find the name of our template or MW page that produces this message, so I can copy the code to Wikipedia? Nyttend (talk) 00:30, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

That's {{Did you mean}} which is used on MediaWiki:Newarticletext (which in turn is used on MediaWiki:Newarticletextanon) and MediaWiki:Noarticletext. LX (talk, contribs) 16:19, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! It also helped that you gave the MW:space pages where it's used, since I didn't have to look to see where to put it. Check back at en:Category:Buildings and structure to see it working. Nyttend (talk) 23:00, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

WLM relatedEdit

Trying to enter the wiki loves monuments competition. Can't get to the page from this site. Can't click on the banner on the main site as it just disappears after two seconds, suugestions so I can enter? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Meg&Rachelsdad (talk • contribs) 15:46, 9 September 2014‎ (UTC)

Hi, Don't know what entry point you may prefer, but you can probably start there or there. -- Asclepias (talk) 17:50, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Adding signature for a Wikipedia entryEdit

I have the signature of Oscar S. Heizer, the Consul of the USA in Jerusalem in 1925. It is on a document he signed regarding my grandfather. I wanted to add it to his Wikipedia page. Can I do this, and if so, how? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Klesteve (talk • contribs)

You need to scan the original and then to upload the resulting image file here. Ruslik (talk) 19:22, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
And then see en:Wikipedia:Picture tutorial for how to add it to the page, if you don't already know. - Jmabel ! talk 23:52, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

"check usage" and "log" tabs removed?Edit

A long time ago, there were "check usage" and "log" tabs for each file description page. However, they are no longer showing up. Have they been removed? --Ixfd64 (talk) 19:18, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

If you're using the Vector skin, they're hiding under the "More" menu, but with Monobook, they're still there. LX (talk, contribs) 15:12, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm using MonoBook, and they don't show up. --Ixfd64 (talk) 16:41, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
I do recall some similar elements missing after site updates gone wrong until I cleared my browser cache, so you could try that. Or you could try a different browser. If you see the problem with different browsers, it's probably got something to do with your preferences, but as far as I know, this should not depend on any gadgets being enabled or anything like that. LX (talk, contribs) 17:29, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Monument locationEdit

How do I determine the latitude and longitude for a monument photo upload? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Warriors Remembered (talk • contribs)

  • There are several ways to do this. I usually identify the location on either Google Maps or Bing Maps, then use their tools to get latitude and longitude. - Jmabel ! talk 23:55, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
The lists I’ve checked on Wikipedia have all shown the location of each site. Note that coordinates you enter in the upload wizard are not for the monument itself, but where the photo was taken: they end up in the “Camera location“ field. The difference is likely to be slight in most cases, but will be significant for long-distance views.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 07:51, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Upload error messageEdit

While uploading a file to File:Test.svg I received these messages:
[8c5cec2c] 2014-09-10 09:06:48: Fatal exception of type MWException
[1039584b] 2014-09-10 09:08:37: Fatal exception of type MWException
What does that mean? What is the problem? -- Maxxl² - talk 09:14, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Can I upload these imagesEdit

I would like to upload some photos from facebook https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneWaterLAC/posts/704835016262828 published by my local police department. The photos are history photos over 100 years old of the area where I live. I would like to include the photos on the wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_Bay,_New_South_Wales.

I have posted a question on FB asking the police what the copyright is.— Preceding unsigned comment added by MjgAustralia (talk • contribs)

  • This question would better be asked at Commons:Village pump/Copyright, where you are more likely to find the relevant expertise. I suspect it will get tricky and be item-by-item. The police probably did not worry about copyright, and if the images are roughly 100 years old, some of the photographers could well have lived into the 1960s or 1970s. - Jmabel ! talk 17:00, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
    Australia is pretty straightforward when it comes to old photos. {{PD-Australia}} should apply. LX (talk, contribs) 17:32, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Proper category for tall bearded iris variety photosEdit

I chose the drop-down category "Iris" on the upload wizard, but I think that is the wrong category. The plant is iris, as in Iris pallida, and there are tall bearded irises, dwarf irises, etc. I don't think I know enough about the plant to choose the right place to put it. Should I make a Tall Bearded Iris Gallery to put them all into? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Renee C. Fraser (talk • contribs) 18:59, 10 September 2014‎ (UTC)

Because of the many meanings of the word, the page "Category:Iris" is not a category. The general category for the flowers is Category:Iris (Iridaceae). For a more precise identification, some Wikipedias have a page for this type questions about identification of photos about botanics. For example, the page fr:Projet:Botanique/Quelle est cette plante ? on the French-language Wikipédia. You can look if your favorite Wikipedia has a page like that. If not, you can can ask on a general discussion page, such as en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Plants on the English-language Wikipedia. Or ask your question on the French-language page, as there may be someone there who can reply to your question in another language. Or you can leave the files in the general category and hope that someone else will categorize them in the more specific categories. (I prefer to leave to other people your other question about the opportunity of the creation of galleries.) -- Asclepias (talk) 19:51, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Where does copyright end?Edit

I had a file deleted:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Tim_Minchin-Pop_Art.jpg&action=edit&redlink=1

I understand that, had I taken the image and used software to manipulate the photo, it would be still copyright of the original photographer. However, I drew this, line by line, using a stylus, from scratch. Yes, I used the original photo (see here ) as a visual reference. But I physically drew it as you would with a pencil and paper, only using a stylus and a drawing game. Surely that isn't still covered by the original photographer's quite valid copyright, as it would if I had simply gone into Photoshop or something and run a few effects? Any advice would be helpful for the future. AndyRatchick (talk) 23:48, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

  • What you are describing is still a derivative work. You have a copyright on all that you did, but the original photographer still has an underlying copyright on the composition. For someone to reuse the work legally, they would need both of your permission. - Jmabel ! talk 15:46, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

How do I use the reflist template with Edit Beta?Edit

I want to know how to use the reflist template. I've seen it used in the Edit Source but how do I use it in Edit Beta? I want full control on using the template and no need for help by someone else in any part of it because I am making small articles for small areas that totally deserver articles such as Willits Town Center. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Greshthegreat (talk • contribs) 06:28, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

I think you are talking about Willits Town Center in English Wikipedia which is a different project. But editing is similar in this project too, so you can find the help in the last part of en:Wikipedia:VisualEditor/User_guide#Adding_a_new_reference. (Next time, you can ask at en:Wikipedia:Help desk for helps on editing English Wikipedia.) Jee 02:19, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Clearing text on a photo of a historical marker/plaqueEdit

I uploaded a picture of a historical plaque. It was deleted because the text on the plaque was possibly copyrighted. If I contact the organization that placed the plaque, and they want to release the text under a free license, where should they send the response? Thanks!StaniStani  12:38, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Help removing a page from a .djvu uploadEdit

According to wikisource:en:Help:Internet Archive, uploaded .djvu files for use there shouldn't have the Google Books cover page. Unfortunately, my recent upload File:Fragments of the Debates of the Iowa Constitutional Conventions of 1844 and 1846 along with Press Comments and Other Materials on the Constitutions of 1844 and 1846.djvu does. I've never manipulated these files before, so can someone help here? – Philosopher Let us reason together. 20:39, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

How do I see the files uploaded by me?Edit

How do I see the files uploaded by me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Immasureda (talk • contribs) 12 September 2014‎ (UTC)

Hi ‎Immasureda. At the top right of your screen you should see links to "talk", "preferences", "watchlist", "contributions", "uploads" and "log out". Click the Uploads link.
Also, please remember to sign your postings on messageboard with four tildes (~~~~) so that people know who said what. -mattbuck (Talk) 22:46, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Can audio or video recordings of local government meetings be included in WC?Edit

Can audio or video recordings of local government meetings be included in Wikimedia Commons (for example a recording of a town council meeting)? Would it depend on who did the recording? What if it were recorded by myself on a portable recorder? What it it was from a broadcast on a public access TV channel? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Johnpankowicz (talk • contribs)

You may upload such recordings if you made them yourself. In all other cases a permission of the copyright holder (usually the person/organisation who did the recording) is required. Ruslik (talk) 19:28, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Founding FatherEdit

When I booted up your reference to Thomas Jefferson, he is identified as a Founding Father, with capitol Fs.

As Webster's Dictionary will inform you, Jefferson was not a Founding Father (with capitol Fs). Jefferson was in France in 1787, not in the USA or at Philadelphia. He was not at the Constitutional Convention. He is not a Founding Father (see Webster's Dictionary). The Founding Fathers are the men who were at the Constitutional Convention and drafted the Constitution. Jefferson was not at that convention. Please, correct the misinformation in your information about Thomas Jefferson.

I have no idea as to how to make any changes. Someone who reads this message will half to correct the misinformation about Jefferson.

Gene Garman Pittsburg, KS — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.92.97.212 (talk • contribs)

  • As far as I can see from Category:Thomas Jefferson, the only sense in which Jefferson is "identified" as one of the "Founding fathers of the United States" (no second capital on the page, by the way) is inclusion in a category. And I, for one, would certainly consider the primary author of the Declaration of Independence to be one of the founders of the country. The Constitution is not the only critical founding document in U.S. history. - Jmabel ! talk 07:43, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  • I suspect that Gene is referring to the Wikipedia article, which would really need to be discussed on the associated talkpage. Nonetheless, I agree with Jmabel that US "founding fathers" refers to a wider group of people than just signers of the Constitution. By the way, Jefferson didn't just happen to be in France in 1787; he was there as the US ambassador (minister plenipotentiary) at a time when the US didn't have 200+ ambassadors nor even a State Department. Green Giant (talk) 11:57, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

using picturesEdit

I would like to use about 7 pictures of Greek gods in a slide presentation of pictures of planets during a non-profit orchestra's performance of Holst's The Planets. We are not publishing this slide show separately - just using once for the pleasure of our audience. Is this allowed if I arrtibute each Wikimedia picure used as indicated? Thanks very much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2ndbsn (talk • contribs) 14 September 2014‎ (UTC)

@2ndbsn: Usually, you'll have to attribute the author of the image plus the license it was released under. There's no need to mention Wikipedia or Commons. See Commons:Reuse (and possibly Commons:Licensing) for details. Hope that helps? --El Grafo (talk) 16:42, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

How do I reply to Notification about possible deletionEdit

I have responded to another user's Notification about possible deletion by appending my comment at the end of the page https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_uploaded_by_Stepmars. Is this the correct procedure? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stepmars (talk • contribs)

  • Yes, you responded in the correct place. - Jmabel ! talk 04:39, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
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I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after four days. Jmabel ! talk 04:42, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

List of train songs: question on image copyright/useEdit

I've been editing Wikipedia's List of train songs for the past few years and would like to add an image from the sheet music of the first known train song, which was copyrighted 1828. I located the image on the following page on JScholarship:

https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/31154

The URL for the image itself:

https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/bitstream/handle/1774.2/31154/039.021.000.webimage.JPEG?sequence=5

I wasn't able to find any information regarding the re-use of images on JScholarship, but in any case, the image I'd like to upload would be for fair use, educational purposes only. By and large, it would be of no other value since it would only include the first page of a multi-page work, plus it would be relatively illegible when reduced for inclusion in the WP article.

Meanwhile, the significance of the image to the article's introduction and its subsequent interest to readers are incalculable. While hundreds of other sheet music images might be readily available, none is more notable than this one.

I've only uploaded a couple images to the Commons, so I'm uncertain as to how to proceed in this case. Therefore, I'd appreciate your advice. Thank you. Allreet (talk) 16:40, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

The copyright on this song had expired long ago. On the other hand, exact copies of 2D public domain works are considered to be in public domain (see Commons:2D_copying). So, you can upload them. Ruslik (talk) 19:24, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
{{PD-scan|PD-US-1923}} as a license template should be fine. --El Grafo (talk) 19:33, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Ruslik and El Grafo: Thanks. Allreet (talk) 17:18, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Billerica Town Charter.pdfEdit

Is a town charter written in 1979 for a massachusetts town considered to be in the public domain? All massachusetts government documents are already considered to be.


--BUEngineer (talk) 17:46, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

In the sourcepage http://www.town.billerica.ma.us/copyright will be read

All content © 2006-2013 City / County / Hospital and its representatives. All rights reserved.--Motopark (talk) 17:58, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

I've changed the license to PD-GovEdict; it clearly falls into "judicial opinions, administrative rulings, legislative enactments, public ordinances, and similar official legal documents."--Prosfilaes (talk) 21:22, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

caricamento foto per il concorso dei monumentiEdit

ho caricato 4 immagini relative a 4 monumenti del concorso in corso, ma non c'era il link per attribuirli a ciascun monumento, ho cercato di farlo rientrando in un altra pagina (quella del concorso) ( non si capisce che il concorso dei monumenti è un'altra cosa che non è collegata con il sito) per ricaricare le foto collegandole a ciascun monumento ma non è consentito perchè le foto già ci sono e non so come fare per utilizzare le foto già caricate per il concorso dei monumenti. L'impressione generale è che il sito sia pessimo, non sono chiari ne link ne i collegamenti, non posso spostare le foto già caricate nel sito generale per utilizzarle per il concorso, non posso rimuoverle, e non posso ricaricarle nel concorso. Sito pessimo, funziona tutto malissimo, sito da evitare, cercherò di diffondere la notizia presso i miei amici appassionati di fotografia e circoli fotografici che ho modo di frequentare perchè vi evitino. con i più cari saluti Paolo Pieromaldi — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pmaldi (talk • contribs) 16 Sept 2014 (UTC)

  • I can read Italian pretty well, but write it poorly. If you cannot understand English, say so and someone will translate, or someone else will answer. (Posso leggere l'italiano abbastanza bene, ma scriverlo male. Se non riesci a capire l'inglese, dirlo e qualcuno si tradurrà, o qualcun altro risponderà.')
  • I presume that the four images you are referring to are File:Piazza papa.jpg, File:Internomole.jpg, File:Loggiamercanti.jpg, and File:Monucaduti.jpg. I believe you are correct that if you did not upload the images with the tool specific to the competition, you cannot afterward enter them in the competition. I'm not sure why you thought otherwise. The instructions for the competition are, as far as I can tell, pretty clear.
  • Other than that, you can freely edit those pages, just like anyone else. If you do plan to edit, probably the first thing you should do is to clarify which of several places in Italy known as "Corso" these represent.
  • I apologise that I don't have time right now to write a lot more. If you have some specific questions about how to do some particular thing, ask and I will try to help. - Jmabel ! talk 16:14, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

I cant put my informationEdit

I made a description of my company but the sisten didn't let me did it, I do not know why, I can not do my page, says i´m attempting against wiki commons and search abut help but can not eather , whats up? this page really is working or not, thank you.