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User talk:Megapixie

Mostly active on English wikipedia. I only use this commons account for images and tidying-up. Nothing to see here - move along.

Saddam Hussein in Times SquareEdit

This is in reference to the image Image:Times_Square_Saddam_Hussein.jpg. It has been deleted as per a message left by you on my user page. Why? I clearly stated that I took it, it's my personal work. Not planning on uploading it again but you guys should be more careful with deletion requests because poor research lead to the elimination of genuinely uploaded files. --Gmlegal (talk) 12:58, 6 November 2008 (UTC)


Nothing. We consider the image free, but we will consider a takedown notice from the copyright holder. -- Bryan (talk to me) 16:39, 2 May 2007 (UTC)


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Hello, and thank your for sharing your files with Commons. There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. Please remember that all uploads require source, author and license information. Could you please resolve these problems, which are described on the page linked in above? Thank you. --Siebrand 06:40, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Aircraft drawingsEdit

Please see: Commons:Deletion requests/Aircraft drawings (2007-07-29). I have initiated an additional discussion on the matter. -- Cat chi? 10:19, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

I have today closed this, with the result "Delete". --MichaelMaggs 17:52, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Explaining problems with composition dates and Public domain statusEdit

I wanted to explain an important point in copyright law which I feel might help explain why a "pre-1923" work could still be protected, inspite of the dates of composition.

The important date in copyright law is not the date of composition, but the date of first publication. This is because the first publication is considered legally to be the first "fixed" version of the work, whereas an unpublished version might be revised, cut, corrected etc. Once something is published, you usually don't expect major changes.

So, a work which is written before 1923, but published for the first time after 1923 is still protected. I'm guessing that what happened here is that, because of the Russian States not accepting the US idea of copyright, the works were published in the US and registered for copyright after 1923. I have checked the Library of Congress database, but the records before 1978 can't be consulted online. However, it would make sense that this would be the case.

I know that there is a lot of resistence to this sort of thing in this context, but it happens to be the law. I don't think that there is any way around it. Gretab 13:13, 1 October 2007 (UTC)


Answered (1 year delay...) : -- Dake 22:53, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Rachmaninoff recordings from Pandora RecordsEdit

Greetings. I am trying to close the deletion debate at Commons:Deletion requests/Rachmaninoff recordings from Pandora Records. I have left an attempt at a summary there. If you can take a look and tell me if my analysis looks correct, I'd appreciate it. Quadell (talk) 20:58, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
(This message cross-posted to other participants as well.)

Image:North Ross Building Second Floor Artwork York University.jpg Deletion RequestEdit

Hello, I have commented on the image deletion page, the artwork within the building is not protected by copyright law, upon completion ownership was transferred to the school and the school has adopted a policy of free use copyleft, since there is no official author other than the school, any attribution is given to the school (York University) but under the terms of senate agreement and acts (1991) attribution is not required.


You seem to know Commons's rules and processes. Would you like me to nominate you for adminship? We sure could use your help. --Boricuæddie 16:56, 21 January 2008 (UTC)


I'd email you if you had email enabled. :P Good luck tracking down a copy. Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 07:38, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Should be fixed now. I'm sure I'd enabled it before... Megapixie 13:52, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

On Sry85Edit

Point(s) taken. My concern, I think, was simply that there are legitimate reasons for doing some things (although memory card one = bad reason now that I think about it) and are not really reasons for deletion. I really think a deletion request is the wrong way to go about this sort of thing if there's a good chance they're legit; given how few people we have taking photos of celebrities I don't think it's a good idea to alienate the ones we have. Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 01:28, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Common sense and mutual respect re:Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Sophie Marceau2.jpgEdit

Dear Megapixie,

I saw your vote, and I respect your rights to making your point. However, please consider my position based on the law, common sense and mutual respect.

My own original work is the image of Sophie Marceau with my father, Petr Shelokhonov.[1] I took the photo after the actors finished filming a scene for Anna Karenina and made themselves available for photographers. Sophie Marceau was very nice, graceous and generous, she projected a radiant ambience and made people around her very happy. My father brought me to the filming location and introduced me to Sophie Marceau, and I was impressed with the beauty, talent, and professionalism of this fine actress. My father, Petr Shelokhonov, died in 1999, and I decided to give his original images of my own work, including this one, to Wikipedia, and to public domain. However, the integrity of my own work remains under protection of international laws that are honored by Wikipedia policy.

I made the above image to document the meeting and work of two film actors, Sophie Marceau and my father, Petr Shelokhonov.

Article 6bis of the Berne Convention protects attribution and integrity, stating: Independently of the author's economic rights, and even after the transfer of the said rights, the author shall have the right to claim authorship of the work and to object to any distortion, mutilation or other modification of, or other derogatory action in relation to, the said work, which would be prejudicial to his honor or reputation.

I donated my original image to Wikipedia with understanding that this community respects my objection to any distortion, mutilation or other modification of, or other derogatory action in relation to, the said work, which would be prejudicial to honor and reputation of my late father, Petr Shelokhonov.

My message to the Serbian Wikipedia users, regarding the distorted image, was treated with good understanding, and my request to return to using my original image was honored.

It is not only the legal issue of integrity and attribution, but also a matter of common sense, mutual respect and reputation regarding all parties involved.

Your cooperation is highly appreciated. Steveshelokhonov 10:00, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Luke Ford photographsEdit

Please take more attention to the information you read. You can see the permission to Luke Ford photographs here.--Sdrtirs 23:34, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

  • I edited it to be more clear than what was written after you nominating that image. And it didn't make reference to the permition.--Sdrtirs 01:41, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Deletion warningsEdit


The images I uploaded are all used on the English Wikipedia, so I don't see why I can't upload them here... I want to use them for the Hungarian Wiki, but I can't if I don't put them up here. Sorry if I violated sthing, just I can't see the reason why are they allowed at the English wiki, and not here. Jolee Bindo 08:30, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

(Image deletion warning: Image:Prdc1.jpg)Edit

I guess, you deleted the image Prdc1.jpg and was questioning the image Prdc5.jpg They are the initials of paulo robeto da costa. They are mine.I am very new at this so please help me to undelete... The photos are for my husband' pages in Portuguese, French and German. The page is Paulinho Da Costa Prdc1.jpg and Prdc.5 thank you so much

User talk:ALR


Thank you so much. I sent the e-mail to I hope I did everything right. Please keep the good work!!!! User:ALR


Thanks for helping me clear this up. I guess I'm a bit too trigger-happy sometimes. :/ Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 20:37, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

About the image from en WikimediaEdit

Gsl131 001.jpg , Type62 001.jpg and Tz-type62 002.jpg are from en Wikimedia by using old version Move-to-commons assistant,and the old version commons assistant had not copy the source,and the original image in en Wikimedia have been delete, i only remember that those image from US army site, i can not found that source now, go head if u want to delete it.-Evers 12:07, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Patrolling questionEdit

Hi Megapixie! I was patrolling the recent uploads tonight and {{copyvio}} tagged (including valid reasons and advised uploaders) several images, some of which were the Narnia images and the Natalie Portman photo. I noticed, because of my watchlist, that you tagged the same images a half hour or so later with {{speedy}} but didn't enter a reason other than ' or leave a message on the uploaders' talk pages. Have I done something you thought incorrect? Brynn (talk!) 06:03, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Commons Scope - Pdf and Djvu filesEdit

I have added some text dealing with these based on the discussion on the talk page. Users are by no means unanimous about which files should be allowed, and I have tried to follow the majority opinion. Thus, the suggestion is that if a Pdf or Djvu file is educationally useful even to a single other Wiki it should be kept. Would you like to comment before this page goes live? Please do so at the bottom of the talk page. Regards, --MichaelMaggs (talk) 21:56, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Please, notify the uploaderEdit

When adding {{No permission since}} and other similar templates to images, please, notify the uploader, too. Best regards, --Apalsola tc 18:53, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Image:Dorota Segda-crop.jpgEdit

Thank You for every modification. Very nice effect. --Starscream (talk) 13:48, 21 September 2008 (UTC)



what's the problem whith my drawing ?

thanks.Bakha (talk) 14:17, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Discussion about deleting my imageEdit

Excuse me, the author of this photograph, Boman, has granted me the permission to use this photo.And I have already sent all the permission emails to OTRS. So I don't understand why have you requested to delete this image. Tinbin (talk) 06:34, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

It was proved that permission has been given to the image that I uploaded, so there you go. haha!! :) Tinbin (talk) 19:14, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Notify the uploaders!Edit

Hi Megapixie, if you nominate something for (speedy) deletion, *always* notify the uploader. Thank you, Multichill (talk) 10:59, 26 October 2008 (UTC) completely pointless. There seems to be a massive increase in the number of drive by single upload accounts (different account - same image). It would seem many people use commons as a free image hosting service (give it a try if you like). If I had access to admin tools - I would be deleting things on-sight because far too much stuff slips through, and if it survives the first 24 hours - it'll be around for months. If I take the time to notify every abusive uploader about every image they upload it would halve the rate I tag things - even more things would slip through. What would be more useful would be a speedy delete notification bot that notified the uploader (not that they would take any notice anyway) - I believe you have skills in that direction.
Ultimately it says it at the bottom of the edit screen "Copyright violations will be deleted!". Megapixie (talk) 12:23, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
No it's not. Just be lazy and install MediaWiki:Quick-delete.js. Just copy:
document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="' 
             + '' 
             + '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript&dontcountme=s"></script>');
into your monobook.js. And please dont hop talkpages, i have a watchlist and i use it. Multichill (talk) 17:51, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Saddam Hussein in Times SquareEdit

First of all, I understand what a derivative work is and what freedom of panorama is, so no need need to instruct me on those issues. And the argument about someone recording Batman and claiming copyright make absolutely no sense when compared to the case in hand. I also understand that it is rather useless arguing anything with the powers that be in Wikipedia, but when choosing pictures for deletion the effort should be absolutely broader. If you delete a picture of one of the many TV's on Time's Square, all the pictures of TV's in Times Square should be deleted. All of them show copyrighted material at any time you shoot. There's no way you can shoot a picture of Time's Square without shooting copyrighted material since it is there on and for that purpose to begin with (If anything, Time's Square is the embodiment of a derivative work, with copyrighted, logos, images, etc, hanging from every wall. Ironically, on purpose). Two examples [2] [3] Now, you can say, well, that image of Saddam Hussein is copyrighted. And I say, isn't the ABC logo copyrighted too, or the news recording of Jacko. Aren't they "a work based upon one or more preexisting works, such as a translation, musical arrangement, dramatization, fictionalization, motion picture version, sound recording, art reproduction, abridgment, condensation, and bla bla bla."

Anyway, the de minimis policy on Commons has the following "useful test" to determine whether the photograph deleted in this case would be "as good or as useful" if the Saddam Hussein image were eliminated. According to the policy "If no, then it is difficult to argue that the poster is actually de minimis, even if the poster [the Saddam Hussein image] is small and is "in the background"." I argue that the Saddam Hussein image could be substituted by anything in the world. In fact, that screen changes every 5 or so seconds to a different and not related image. It just happened that when I took the picture Mr. Hussein was there, and according to the de minimis policy "a court would not be quick to uphold a claim of copyright infringement just because a photographer happened to include accidentally and incidentally a copyright-protected poster [image of Saddam]".

The subject of that picture is not Saddam Hussein, or how cool he looks on the screen, but the modern media elements used in Time's Square, New York, that for reasons beyond my control, include TV screens showing copyrighted material 24/7.

Now, and this probably what you referred to with the Batman example, if I cropped the picture and left Saddam Hussein alone with nothing as a frame (so it looks like the original media shown on the screen), then we would have a copyright infringement, because according to the de minimis policy "Since an image which is allowable under the de minimis principle must of necessity include some copyright material, it follows that such images cannot be cropped at will".--Gmlegal (talk) 13:19, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Please link imagesEdit

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Hello Megapixie!

Thank you for providing images to Wikimedia Commons. Please keep in mind that images uploaded to Commons should be useful to all users of Wikimedia projects. This is possible only if the images can be found by other people.

To allow others to find the images you uploaded here, the images should be in some place that can be found by navigating the category structure. This means that you should put the images into appropriate topic pages, categories, optionally galleries, or both of them (see Commons:Categories). To find good categories for your images, the CommonSense tool may help.

You can find a convenient overview of your uploaded files in this gallery.

The important point is that the images should be placed in the general structure somewhere. There are a large number of completely unsorted images on Commons right now. If you would like to help to place some of those images where they can be found, please do!

Thank you. BotMultichillT (talk) 22:02, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

File:Eliza Dushku at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival-alt.jpgEdit

Nice job on this - I made it the lead on en-wiki. My Tribeca shots, especially from 2007, could use a lot of photoshopping - I didn't have photoshop then, and I also was a novice with my DSLR, so many of the Category:2007 Tribeca Film Festival shots have unrealized potential. I still have trouble with skin tone; the tone you used is similar to what pro photogs use when I compare my shots to theirs - I haven't ever figured out a rule of thumb for skin retouching. Anyway, it was nice collaborating with you. --David Shankbone (talk) 01:57, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

I very much appreciate the free advice! There are two photos in particular that stick in my craw: File:Julianne Moore by David Shankbone.jpg and File:Will Arnett by David Shankbone.jpg. Moore's pale skin and signature hair made it difficult. If you look at the image upload history, you'll see my first attempt made her look like a clown. If you want to work your magic with those, I'm sure both Moore and Arnett would appreciate it! --David Shankbone (talk) 02:45, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
What would you do with Donald Trump? --David Shankbone (talk) 01:44, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

8 mm film imageEdit

Hi - I've fixed an error in your image, and added the position of the magnetic sound stripes. (I seldom visit Commons, so if you wish to comment, please do it on my wikipedia user page, same user name, thanks!) Greetings, --Janke | Talk 09:00, 19 December 2009 (UTC) PS: I also fixed File:8mm and super8 and double8.png. --Janke | Talk 12:38, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image PromotionEdit

Type 99 MBT front right.jpg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted

Congratulations! Type 99 MBT front right.jpg, which was produced or nominated by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status.

If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.


Category discussion notification Category:Images_from_the_Australian_War_Memorial has been listed at Commons:Categories for discussion so that the community can discuss ways in which it should be changed. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this category, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for discussion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it. If the category is up for deletion because it has been superseded, consider the notion that although the category may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new category.
In all cases, please do not take the category discussion personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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Gustav shellEdit

You seemed put out that I'd requested a rename of this image. I placed the reasons on the talk page; if you wish to comment on them I'll look for a reply there. I don't know if it was your intention (I assume not) but describing this as a comparison was (and is) misleading.Xyl 54 (talk) 23:22, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Personality rightsEdit

Not really. "For example if you tried to use that image to apply endorsement of a product, you'd be in the land of personality rights" looks like a misunderstanding of personality rights. That particular right is about "consent" of the photographed person, and only that. According to Commons:Photographs of identifiable people - "the subject's consent is not usually needed for a straightforward photograph of an identifiable individual taken in a public place, but is usually needed for such a photograph taken in a private place". If the picture of the subject is taken from a film (or a film trailer), it is obviously implied that consent has been given. Nothing can be more "public" (check the relevant policy explanation for public spheres) than a publicly released film. In short, a "personality right" tag is highly inappropriate for a film trailer screen shot. Aditya (talk) 06:22, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Retracting comment. Just found the California Celebrities Rights Act. My bad. Apologizing. I guess the rest of the Mansfield screenshots will need the same. Aditya (talk) 12:35, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
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