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Commons:Undeletion requests

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On this page, users can ask for a deleted page or file (hereafter, "file") to be restored. Users can comment on requests by leaving remarks such as keep deleted or undelete along with their reasoning.

This page is not part of Wikipedia. This page is about the content of Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free media files used by Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia Commons does not host encyclopedia articles. To request undeletion of an article or other content which was deleted from the English Wikipedia edition, see the deletion review page on that project.

--Jaro1980 (talk) 00:44, 23 August 2014 (UTC)It is current pic of Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik, Central Chairman if the Communist Party of Pakistan, 2014-08-03 22-13.jpg = Finding out why a file was deleted == First, check the deletion log and find out why the file was deleted. Also use the What links here feature to see if there are any discussions linking to the deleted file. If you uploaded the file, see if there are any messages on your user talk page explaining the deletion. Secondly, please read the deletion policy, the project scope policy, and the licensing policy again to find out why the file might not be allowed on Commons.

If the reason given is not clear or you dispute it, you can contact the deleting administrator to ask them to explain or give them new evidence against the reason for deletion. You can also contact any other active administrator (perhaps one that speaks your native language)—most should be happy to help, and if a mistake had been made, rectify the situation.


Appealing a deletion

Deletions which are correct based on the current deletion, project scope and licensing policies will not be undone. Proposals to change the policies may be done on their talk pages.

If you believe the file in question was neither a copyright violation nor outside the current project scope:

  • You may want to discuss with the administrator who deleted the file. You can ask the administrator for a detailed explanation or show evidence to support undeletion.
  • If you do not wish to contact anyone directly, or if an individual administrator has declined undeletion, or if you want an opportunity for more people to participate in the discussion, you can request undeletion on this page.
  • If the file was deleted for missing evidence of licensing permission from the copyright holder, please follow the procedure for submitting permission evidence. If you have already done that, there is no need to request undeletion here. If the submitted permission is in order, the file will be restored when the permission is processed. Please be patient, as this may take several weeks depending on the current workload and available volunteers.

Temporary undeletion

Files may be temporarily undeleted either to assist an undeletion discussion of that file or to allow transfer to a project that permits fair use. Use the template {{Request temporary undeletion}} in the relevant undeletion request, and provide an explanation.

  1. if the temporary undeletion is to assist discussion, explain why it would be useful for the discussion to undelete the file temporarily, or
  2. if the temporary undeletion is to allow transfer to a fair use project, state which project you intend to transfer the file to and link to the project's fair use statement.

To assist discussion

Files may be temporarily undeleted to assist discussion if it is difficult for users to decide on whether an undeletion request should be granted without having access to the file. Where a description of the file or quotation from the file description page is sufficient, an administrator may provide this instead of granting the temporary undeletion request. Requests may be rejected if it is felt that the usefulness to the discussion is outweighed by other factors (such as restoring, even temporarily, files where there are substantial concerns relating to Commons:Photographs of identifiable people). Files temporarily undeleted to assist discussion will be deleted again after thirty days, or when the undeletion request is closed (whichever is sooner).

To allow transfer of fair use content to another project

Unlike English Wikipedia and a few other Wikimedia projects, Commons does not accept non-free content with reference to fair use provisions. If a deleted file meets the fair use requirements of another Wikimedia project, users can request temporary undeletion in order to transfer the file there. These requests can usually be handled speedily (without discussion). Files temporarily undeleted for transfer purposes will be deleted again after two days. When requesting temporary undeletion, please state which project you intend to transfer the file to and link to the project's fair use statement.

Adding a request

First, ensure that you have attempted to find out why the file was deleted. Next, please read these instructions for how to write the request before proceeding to add it:

  • In the Subject/headline: field, enter an appropriate subject. If you are requesting undeletion of a single file, a heading like [[:Image:DeletedFile.jpg]] is advisable. (Remember the initial colon in the link.)
  • Identify the file(s) for which you are requesting undeletion and provide image links (see above). If you don't know the exact name, give as much information as you can. Requests that fail to provide information about what is to be undeleted may be archived without further notice.
  • State the reason(s) for the requested undeletion.
  • Sign your request using four tilde characters (~~~~). If you have an account at Commons, log in first. If you were the one to upload the file in question, this can help administrators to identify it.

Add the request to the bottom of the page. Click here to open the page where you should add your request. Alternatively, you can click the "edit" link next to the current date below.

Archives

Closed undeletion debates are archived daily.

Current requests

Watch Edit

File:Avro Anson K8758.jpg

The image in question is found on page 41 of Radar Days by Bowen, which can be seen on Google Books. The image was taken from one of two RAF Avro Anson, of another RAF Avro Anson, both of which are identified by serial number on the description page and the book in question. The aircraft in question were part of an experimental group seconded to AMES by the RAE for the development of airborne radar systems. Everyone that ever even heard of the aircraft was either in the RAF or Air Ministry, including the photographer, who was either Hanbury Brown or Bowen himself. This clearly falls under UK Crown Copyright, and thus has an expired copyright as described on the license page in question.

The file was posted for deletion by Nigel Ish on the 2nd, while I was out of town. When I returned I posted a message in an attempt to clarify issues. Nigel did not return to the page, but on the 11th Fastly deleted it anyway saying that it was unclear and requires "explicit written and/or textual, tangible evidence" and linked to the [Commons:Project scope/Precautionary principle], which obviously doesn't apply given that we know who owned the copyright and that it has expired. I asked what more evidence might be required, but have not received a response.

Maury Markowitz (talk) 01:25, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

I will not take a position on this because I am not absolutely certain of the law. In the US, images taken by Federal employees whose job includes photography are automatically PD, but those taken by people whose job is not photography are not PD. I would assume that the same is true of Crown Copyright -- certainly not every snapshot taken by someone who works for the UK government has a Crown Copyright, even if it was a government subject. Robert Hanbury Brown was certainly not employed as a photographer and I doubt that Bowen was either. Thus unless we have someone who is certain of the nuances of this rule for Crown Copyright, I think this must remain deleted. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:40, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
It's not exactly true that a US Government's job description must be a photographer for their photos to be PD-USGov. It just has to be part of their duties -- if they were primarily say an editor, but they were asked to take photos that day for use in an article, then that is part of their official duties that day. Basically, if the photos were taken as part of their job, versus ones taken for personal use along the way. If something would be a work for hire by an employee, it would be PD-USGov for a government employee. The UK is very similar today, but before 1988 Crown Copyright was very expansive, covering anything done under the direction or control of a government department (regardless if the authors were government employees or not). So, I guess the question is if the photo was the result of someone asking to get some photos for the record, or a private photo Bowen took for himself and still had before publishing in the book. It seems to be a photograph in flight. If the photograph came from an RAF or government archive I'd guess it would be PD-UKGov, but if it was a private photo Bowen took and only he owned then it would be different. (Well, it became PD in the late 1980s same as Crown Copyright, but was re-copyrighted in 1996 by the EU extensions and would now be under copyright for a good long time.) Carl Lindberg (talk) 04:17, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose There needs to be clear proof that this image is PD before we can restore this, at them moment there are just too many "if's and but's" to get over the COM:PRP. LGA talkedits 00:52, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

File:中华人民共和国机动车驾驶证简式样本(副页).png

1.这张图片及其之前被删除的版本是我自行排版制作的,是我自己的作品,它的原始来源为中华人民共和国境内的证件,而中华人民共和国境内的证件属于公有领域的著作品(如下图),我的作品并未侵犯任何版权要求(条款);{{PD-PRC-exempt}} 2.我按照并且严格遵守维基百科的图片上传方针,在图片的来源上注明了Flickr,并且原始图片在Flickr(https://www.flickr.com/photos/100953993@N06/14673650170/ )注明了版权许可表示,请予以明察; 3.请认真考量我的申诉请求,并体谅我的图片制作热情与辛苦,认真做出客观、真实的结论。 --TVBS588 (talk) 10:23, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Is a driving licence really a "文件"? That only refers to textual documents, right? The somewhat complex background is not text. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:40, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Status in PRC is at best unclear, however no indication it would be free in the US. LGA talkedits 00:47, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

File:中华人民共和国机动车驾驶证简式样本(正页).png

1.这张图片及其之前被删除的版本是我自行排版制作的,是我自己的作品,它的原始来源为中华人民共和国境内的证件,而中华人民共和国境内的证件属于公有领域的著作品(如下图),我的作品并未侵犯任何版权要求(条款);{{PD-PRC-exempt}} 2.我按照并且严格遵守维基百科的图片上传方针,在图片的来源上注明了Flickr,并且原始图片在Flickr(https://www.flickr.com/photos/100953993@N06/14673650170/ )注明了版权许可表示,请予以明察; 3.请认真考量我的申诉请求,并体谅我的图片制作热情与辛苦,认真做出客观、真实的结论。 --TVBS588 (talk) 10:23, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Is a driving licence really a "文件"? That only refers to textual documents, right? The somewhat complex background is not text. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:40, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Status in PRC is at best unclear, however no indication it would be free in the US. LGA talkedits 00:47, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

File:It is current pic of Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik, Central Chairman if the Communist Party of Pakistan, 2014-08-03 22-13.jpg

It is current pic of Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik, Central Chairman of the Communist Party of Pakistan, 2014-08-03 22-13.jpg and this picture can be used by anyone on Wikipedia and has a free licence to use it accordingly. --Jaro1980 (talk) 00:51, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per the message left on your talk page, you need to follow the procedure at COM:OTRS, if everything checks out they will restore the image. LGA talkedits 00:55, 23 August 2014 (UTC)