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Correct Tag for Uploading Content from Massachusetts State GovernmentEdit

The Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth's office states on their Archives page that, "Those records created by Massachusetts government agencies and institutions held by the Massachusetts Archives are not copyrighted and are available for public use." I would like to upload some images and illustrations from the "National Register of Historic Places" registration form for Tewksbury Hospital. The registration form was prepared by Massachusetts Historical Commission. The completed registration form can be found at (Click the "NR" Button). What sort of public domain tag should I use for this? Thank you. Carl Henderson 02:39, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

It sounds like you're looking for {{PD-MAGov}}. LX (talk, contribs) 06:44, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! Carl Henderson 07:08, 30 January 2016 (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. Revent (talk) 11:38, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Tod eines KZ-Häftlings Ende April 1945Edit

Guten Morgen! Hier ist Leopold Maderbacher, wohnhaft in 2572 Kaumberg. In meinem Archiv ist eine Todesanzeige von Florian TAUBE zu finden. Meine Mutter und einige ihrer Verwandten sagten: er wäre ihr Cousin gewesen. In den Taufbüchern der umliegenden Pfarren ist aber nichts zufriedenstellendes zu finden. So weit ich aus Fotos und Erzählungen ersehen konnte, Ist Florian Taube etwa im April 1898 geboren. Wo er zuletzt gewohnt hat, ist mir nicht bekannt. Laut Todesanzeige ist F. Taube kurz vor Kriegsende im KL Mauthausen unter tragischen Umständen ums Leben gekommen. Ist in Ihren Unterlagen der Grund seiner Internierung zu finden? die ungefähre Todesursache kann vielleicht auch festgestellt werden? Eine Antwort bitte an: Leopold Maderbacher Markt 118 2572 Kaumberg oder auch als E-Mail an leopold.maderbacher@gmx.at Ich selber bin Geburtsjahrgang 1937 und kann mich noch an verschiedene böse Ereignisse (auch in Mauthausen!) erinnern. Beste Gruesse und vielen Dank für Ihre Bemühungen — Preceding unsigned comment added by Heinz Eßer~commonswiki (talk • contribs)

  • Ich habe keine Ahnung, was diese Frage haben könnte, um mit Wikimedia Commons zu tun. - Jmabel ! talk 17:02, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

FotowettbewerbEdit

Welcher Zeitraum steht für die Bewertung zur Verfügung? Im Voraus besten Dank. MfG esser-heinz@arcor.de

Du meinst Commons:Photo challenge? Üblicherweise ein Monat. --El Grafo (talk) 16:17, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Coyle Theater, Charleroi PAEdit

The picture is greatly outdated - go here for new pictures that showcase all that has been done to restore, preserve and renovate the Coyle Project site since the end of last year. https://www.facebook.com/The-FOTC-True-Friends-in-the-Valley-703363333085518/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.126.42.146 (talk • contribs) 09:27, 31 January 2016‎ (UTC)

Having summoned my psychic powers (actually, I used the search function), I'm going to hazard a guess that you're talking about File:Coyle Theater Charleroi Pennsylvania.jpg, which documents what the property looked like in 2009. Newer photos would indeed be appreciated, but unfortunately, none of the ones at Facebook are free. Seeing as this is the help desk, is there something we can help with? Do you have a question? LX (talk, contribs) 10:05, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Ректор ЯГПУ.jpgEdit


--Moskalekx (talk) 11:20, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Oops! Looks like you forgot to ask an actual question. Anyway, since the file in question is a non-free photo grabbed from the Internet, I've tagged it for deletion. Please read Commons:Project scope/Summary to understand what you can and cannot upload to Commons before attempting to upload anything else. LX (talk, contribs) 11:35, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

book coverEdit

Hi people of Wikimedia Commons,

I'm looking foreward to uploading a photo that I took by myself. It is a photo of a book. I wander if it's legal because of the cover since it's someone else's piece of art. Can somebody help me, please?

Greetings, --Hein Mück (talk) 13:49, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

No, that would not be legal, unless the cover is ineligible for copyright protection, its copyright has expired, or its copyright holder has agreed to publication under a free license. Taking a photo of a non-free, copyrighted book cover does not magically liberate it from its legitimate copyright holder. See Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Book covers. LX (talk, contribs) 14:33, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
It depends on how this book cover looks like, in other words on how original the cover is. If it only has the title and the author printed on it and nothing else, it will be ok. Ruslik (talk) 18:28, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Changing name of uploaded picture and changing info about pictureEdit

I've tried to find how on me own but can't find my way through maze of material. My proposed change is simple and straightforward. Photo called Bucharest worker should be renamed BUDAPEST POET. Why? Because person that statue portrays is a poet. His name is Attila Jozsef. He died in 1937 at the age of 32.

Would someone please make this change? Apparently I'm not authorized to do anything as awesome as that! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lookandlike (talk • contribs)

  • I don't see a file with a name anything like that, and you haven't linked it. You can either use {{rename}} on the file page to request a rename (which is the normal way you request this) or just link it from here so someone can follow up.
  • The reason very few people other than admins are allowed to move files is that Commons has a very strong presumption in favor of keeping files at their original names, for purposes of reference stability. We pretty much only rename if the original name is meaningless or actively misleading. Even among the people with file-moving privileges, we more than occasionally have to remind someone not to move files just to improve an already decent but not great name. If we opened it up wider, it would almost definitely become a chaos. By making it a tag-and-review process, we get it done pretty efficiently without that chaos.
  • Info, of course, you can change yourself. - Jmabel ! talk 00:14, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Help deleting incorrect uploadsEdit

Could someone help by deleting the duplicate uploads to File:Rhydyfelin, Rhondda Cynon Taff.jpg please? I thought I had accidently uploaded the original version, rather than the improved replacement. However, I think I simply had not refreshed the page in my browser, so the first replacement was actually fine. Cheers! Sionk (talk) 21:45, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

  • There is no meaningful sense in which intermediate versions can be deleted. Once they are on our server, they stay there permanently. We can hide a version so only admins can see it, but we pretty much never bother with that unless there are issues of copyright, libel, etc., since it's just as much server space (actually, slightly more, for the "deletion" event), a bit of admin time to do it, and really nothing much gained. - Jmabel ! talk 00:16, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

The licenseEdit

May I upload this image [1]? --Maksimilian karlovich (talk) 08:46, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

I would guess you could (it's 140 years old), but I suggest you bring this question to Commons:Village pump/Copyright for a more definitive answer. - Jmabel ! talk 17:16, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. --Maksimilian karlovich (talk) 10:26, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Hummelsbüttel-Stadtteilgrenze und Schutzgebiete.jpgEdit

Hallo, habe die im Betreff genannte Datei im Transparenzportal der Stadt Hamburg aufgrund des Hamburgischen Transparentgesetzes erstellt. Nach telefonischer Rücksprache mit dem Geo-Portal ist diese Datei als jpg oder pdf aufgrund der unten rechts angegebenen Herkunftsangabe lizensiert. Internetadressen siehe Beschreibung. Kann leider die genaue Bezeichnung der Lizenz nicht den Commons-Richtlinien zuordnen. Kann mir dabei jemand helfen oder dieses u.U. für mich erledigen? Vielen Dank im Voraus. --Eduard47 (talk) 13:38, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Der entscheidende Satz in der Verordnung scheint mir dieser zu sein (§10 Nr. 3): Die Nutzung, Weiterverwendung und Verbreitung der Informationen ist frei, sofern höherrangiges Recht oder spezialgesetzliche Regelungen nichts anderes bestimmen. Ob das frei genug für Commons ist, ist nicht ganz klar. Insbesondere sehe ich da nicht die explizite Erlaubnis für abgeleitete Werke. Es sieht mir danach aus, als ginge es nur darum, dass die Behörden jedem die Informationen bereitstellen, nicht dass jeder damit machen kann was er will. --rimshottalk 21:25, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Bel Kamen Panorama 12 July 1918.jpgEdit

GOOD MORNING! I M FROM GREECE AND IM INTERESTING TO FIND IN BETTER ANALYSIS THIS PHOTO : (File:Bel Kamen Panorama 12 July 1918.jpg. IF YOU CAN'T SEND ME THE SAME I ALSO PREFER O COPY OF THIS PHOTO BY BETTER QUALITY.OR WRITE ME TO FIND IT IN ANOTHER SITE DIGITALLY ON INTERNET.

THANK YOU SO MUCH

MY E-mail : mail@vivl-petal.mes.sch.gr

or boukpetr@yahoo.gr — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.73.154.83 (talk • contribs) 08:36, 2 February 2016‎ (UTC)

@85.73.154.83: Hopefully you'll check back here (people are unlikely to email you). A quick image search doesn't show any matches for a better version in any obvious places, and 'we' don't really know anything other than what is on the file page. You should probably ask the owner of http://florina-history.blogspot.bg/ (which is where the copy we have came from). Revent (talk) 09:55, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

FlickrEdit

If I want to upload a picture from Flickr which is not copyrighted, then how can I find out whether the same image was previously uploaded with a different name by another user? Is there any bot which will check my upload and match the image? --Marvel Knights (talk) 14:18, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

A good first check would be to see if the ID of the file on Flickr appears anywhere on Commons. If we look at File:Strawberrytimes.jpg, the first (and really the only relevant) part of the source link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/marfis75/4742552971. The ID of the file is 4742552971. If you search for that, you should find previous mentions of that ID. There is some automatic duplicate checking as part of the upload process, but it's not perfect and won't detect scaled-down duplicates. (In this case, you uploaded a low-resolution version. That was fixed by the FlickreviewR bot that also reviewed the license.) LX (talk, contribs) 14:57, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Are you sure you mean "not copyrighted"? Free-licensed mages with a license such as CC-By-SA are copyrighted, they just have a generous license. On any image that is not very simple or very old, a claim on Flickr that it is "not copyrighted" is probably false. - Jmabel ! talk 16:53, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
    Files released into the public domain using the {{CC-zero}} waiver are (except in some jurisdictions, and not in any practical sense) not protected by copyright. LX (talk, contribs) 17:47, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Uploads blocked for no apparent reasonEdit

I've had several uploads blocked for no apparent reason. One is a sculpture outside Pompidou in Paris. Another is sunset over the Palisades/Hudson River. Explanation?

lookandlike — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lookandlike (talk • contribs) 14:54, 2 February 2016‎ (UTC)

There are no deleted files in your log, and no current deletion nominations for your existing uploads, so I assume by "blocked", you mean that something happens during the upload process that prevents you from uploading them. Exactly what is hard to say, since you haven't quoted any error messages. Is that because there is no error message? If you are using the Upload Wizard (the default interface for uploading files to Commons) and there is simply no way to move forward, that is a common problem and one of the many different ways in which the Upload Wizard is broken. You may wish to try Commons:Upload, which tends to be much more reliable.
This is probaly unrelated to your question, but since you mention statues in Paris, you should be aware that France has no freedom of panorama (and what that means), so please make sure you check the copyright status of the depicted statue before uploading. LX (talk, contribs) 15:10, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Laurenceolivier.jpgEdit

The version of File:Laurenceolivier.jpg that we currently have on Commons is lopsided with a crooked black border around it and an upside-down reproduction number at the bottom. There have been several attempts over the years to correct this with new uploads, but each has been reverted due to an understanding that the photographer (Carl Van Vechten) didn't want his images cropped. While this is understandable, the border and reproduction number are clearly not really "part" of the photograph. In fact, I would argue that keeping them there actually misrepresents Van Vechten's original vision more than they would do otherwise. Am I wrong about this? Surely they can be removed whilst still upholding Van Vechten's wishes? In any case, both of the URLs given in the Source field (i.e. LoC description page and Link to photo file) now link to cropped versions of the photo. And if the Library of Congress thinks it's fine, surely that should be good enough for us? Thanks, A Thousand Doors (talk) 16:33, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

  • You are welcome to upload another version under a different filename and link them via {{other version}} or {{image extracted}} and {{extracted from}}, but it seems clear that there is a consensus not to overwrite this version. - Jmabel ! talk 16:56, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
According to the Library of Congress (see here) the donor restrictions in the gift of the works to the Library of Congress expired in 1986, and the LoC believes that the works are in the public domain (this is also in the notice we have here). That being said, there is absolutely no reason we can't treat them like any other PD work, and modify it however we wish. However, as Jmabel noted, there is clearly a desire to keep this 'particular' version in the form originally imaged by the LoC (borders, slant, and all), so any modified version should just be uploaded separately (and they should be linked to each other in the 'other versions' field). People can then argue about what copy to use on their home wikis. Revent (talk) 19:56, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
For the sake of hopefully avoiding any arguing (and also for the sake of a better-quality version) I downloaded the tiff from the LoC, converted it at 100%, and 'made it happen'. The two versions are at the filename linked above, and at File:Laurence Olivier (borders removed).jpg. Enjoy. Revent (talk) 20:18, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Can't Find Copyright InfoEdit

Dear Wikipedia,

I would like to upload the following 2 pictures of the great Haitian writer Jacques Stephen Alexis to the Wikipedia page about him at [[2]]. However, no copyright information can be found for the pictures anywhere on the Web. I think they are of the public domain. Can I use them?

https://www.google.com/search?q=jacques+stephen+alexis&biw=1280&bih=658&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjw9aKC2trKAhWCTSYKHRhpCQoQ_AUICCgD#imgrc=1QfORSrM6zPbvM%3A

https://www.google.com/search?q=jacques+stephen+alexis&biw=1280&bih=658&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjw9aKC2trKAhWCTSYKHRhpCQoQ_AUICCgD#imgrc=e-IsHn0ZbmVFgM%3A

Thank you very much for your help.

--WebGarv — Preceding unsigned comment added by WebGarv (talk • contribs) 04:51, 3 February 2016‎ (UTC)

  • Why would they be public domain? (That's not a rhetorical question: do you have a specific legal argument to say that they have fallen out of copyright?). Both appear to state copyright by Gérald Bloncourt. Bloncourt, though quite old, is still alive, so I can't think of any reason these are likely to fall into the public domain within our lifetime. - Jmabel ! talk 05:30, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

PD to CCEdit

(I'm not experienced in license changing).

I released this image into the public domain and would like to republish it under CC-BY-SA-4.0. MB298 (talk) 06:25, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

That is not legally possible. Releasing content into the public domain means that you irrevocably waive all copyright to it. The work is no longer protected by copyright, and you are no longer its copyright holder. The Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license is a copyright license. It can only apply to works that are protected by copyright. The license depends on copyright for its requirements to be enforceable. Since anyone can legally do whatever they want with a work in the public domain, no one (not even its former copyright holder) can impose any such requirements. LX (talk, contribs) 07:04, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
MB298, as LX says, one cannot simply take an image you have released freely and apply a more restrictive licence to it. What we can do is multi-licence, so I have added the CC-BY-SA-4.0 to the page, alongside your original PD release. -mattbuck (Talk) 18:47, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Not really. Multi-licensing only works provided that the work is still copyrighted. A work that is not protected by copyright cannot be the subject of a copyright license. LX (talk, contribs) 19:38, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
@LX: Since a 'release to the public domain' is not legally applicable worldwide (hence the 'disclaimer' in the release) it's somewhat meaningful to also license it, though it seems a bit redundant since it would be effectively impossible to enforce the license restrictions. Revent (talk) 20:46, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

写真の人間Edit

新見正興率いる 萬延元年日米條約批准交換使節新見豊前守一行 と印刷された写真がカリフォルニア州の親類宅に飾って在ります。 既に渡米してから四代目五代目となるので現地でも詳しく分かりません。 写っている人間の中に 荒川家と繋がる人間が居るのか? 何故飾ってあるのか?是非知りたいのです、お願い致します。

Masahiro Arakawa

荒川眞弘 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Masahiro Arakawa (talk • contribs) 07:21, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Someone who reads Japanese should check this, but a quick run through Google translate suggests that this question has nothing to do with using Wikimedia Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 21:09, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
  • @Masahiro Arakawaさん,Wikimedia Commonsは写真等のメディアに関する質問サイトではなく,ここ Commons:Help desk も荒川さんから頂いたようなご質問にお答えする場ではございません.ja:Yahoo!知恵袋などをご利用ください.ところで上記書き込みを拝見いたしますと,(ja:新見正興没年から推測するに)写真の著作権は切れているようですから,お持ちのような歴史的写真であればWikimedia Commonsにアップロードしていただくことができるかもしれません.ご関心がおありでしたら「Commons:ファースト・ステップ」をご覧ください.ご検討いただければ幸いです. --KurodaSho (talk) 14:55, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding D5321851a.jpgEdit

Hallo. Eine Frage dazu: "Werke, deren Urheber seit über 70 Jahren verstorben ist, sind in Deutschland gemeinfrei und dürfen frei veröffentlicht werden, auch Fotos/Scans/Reproduktionen davon. Ist der Urheber nicht bekannt, gilt: Nur wenn sicher davon ausgegangen werden kann, dass der Urheber vor mehr als 70 Jahren verstorben ist (so etwa bei einem Kunstwerk aus dem Mittelalter)" Kann man Bilder alter Kunstwerke aus Auktionen die auf Pinterest veröffentlicht sind auf Wikimedia hochladen? Wenn nicht: was brauche ich dafür für eine Genehmigung? Ist das freie Werk jetzt das "Kunstwerk selbst" oder das "Foto dieses Kunstwerkes"? vielen Dank — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tyros76 (talk • contribs)

Tyros76, die offizielle Politik der Commons ist, dass eine zuverlässige Wiedergabe von einer gemein Arbeit nicht selbst urheber, so dass Ihr Pinterest Bilder sollten für den Upload akzeptabel sein. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter Commons:Wann man die PD-Art-Kennzeichnung verwendet. -mattbuck (Talk) 18:43, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you

File deletion process detailsEdit

When a deletion request gets executed, does the file get deleted "softly" (just hidden from public view) or "hardly" (removed from the servers)? And what happens to direct links (e. g., "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Sample.jpg")? Or does it depend on the amount of time passed and deletion reasons? --Djadjko (talk) 03:42, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Always soft (admins can still see it). I'm not sure what is the non-admin experience of a deep link, since I'm an admin. Obviously, if someone's browser (or another website) has it cached, there is nothing we can do about that. Can anyone fill in the gaps in my answer? - Jmabel ! talk 04:37, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
    Deep links for deleted files return HTTP 404 not found. (Try https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/ImagesFoxes.jpg for example; if you're an admin you can verify it in a private browsing/incognito window.) LX (talk, contribs) 06:47, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Even for an admin, deep links of that form give a 404 error. The URLs by which an admin can see a deleted file are of a completely different format (they are through Special:Undelete). To the original question, though, even oversighted files (which are hidden from admins) are never actually 'deleted' from the servers themselves (at least not on WMF wikis)... technically they are 'archived', and can be undeleted. It's 'possible' to actually delete archived files (from the filesystem itself) by running a maintenance script on the server, but only someone with shell access can do so. Revent (talk) 21:02, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Does that mean that WM Commons keeps a lot of garbage in archives? Or does anyone runs the maintenance scripts from time to time to delete some garbage (e. g., more than 10 year old files)?
A sort of curiosity, tech optimization, privacy & legal matters combined in this question :) --Djadjko (talk) 02:27, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes (tho disk space is, on the scale of things, cheap), and, AFAIK, no. (though, glancing at old deleted crud, for the sake of precedent, can be educational) The joy of being an admin, you can look at ancient selfies. Revent (talk) 11:22, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
Seriously, though the retention of 'deleted' content is useful, in that it allows an admin to essentially use not just kept, but deleted, material as a 'casebook' as to what consensus has found to be allowable content. Revent (talk)

Copyright infringementEdit

Copyright infringements are critical and should be solved fast.

I see that the file on File:Steinway & Sons upright piano, model 1098, manufactured at Steinway's factory in New York City.jpg in size 1,767 x 1,695 (2.87 MB) has been uploaded with permission by a company. However, in the file history there are two versions from 2014 that are of much higher sizes "3,998 x 4,828 (4.5 MB)" and "3,998 x 3,652 (4.47 MB)". My guess is that these two large versions from 2014 are too high and are not in accordance with the permission from the company. Is it possible to delete these two old versions from 2014 in the file history: File:Steinway & Sons upright piano, model 1098, manufactured at Steinway's factory in New York City.jpg#File history? SimpleSimpleSimple (talk) 04:30, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

@SimpleSimpleSimple: It's possible, but unless someone from Steinway (or, at least, who can read the actual OTRS ticket) asks for it, it's rather unlikely. For one thing, it appears to me that the 'higher resolution versions' were just 'magnified' versions of the same image (not actually higher quality) created in a misguided attempt to a fix the technical problem... if anything they would be derivative works that are allowed under the license. In the majority of cases, though, a license applies to the 'creative work itself', and not any particular resolution. Even Creative Commons agrees that "Under U.S. copyright law, for example, mechanical reproduction of a work into a different format is unlikely to create a separate, new work."[3] The license usually applies to the creative work itself, not a particular resolution, unless there is something itself copyrightable about the difference. Revent (talk) 21:28, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
@Revent: To me it looks clearly that the two versions from 2014 are not magnified versions but higher resolution versions. E.g.: The two versions from 2014 does not have the so-called staircases. We are allowed to create derivative works of what is uploaded here on Commons, but we are not allowed to simple find the same image in a higher resolution somewhere and then re-upload it here. That is illegal. Who can remove the two images from the history - and who can get access to the OTRS ticket? SimpleSimpleSimple (talk) 00:46, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
@SimpleSimpleSimple: If you want someone to verify the OTRS ticket, poke the people at COM:ON. But, like I said, in general a copyright (and a license) applies to a 'creative work' itself, not to a specific 'version' of that work... the difference between resolutions is merely mechanical, not creative, so there is no 'new' copyright in different resolutions. Unless Steinway was unusually specific in their grant of license, it probably covers the photo at any resolution. In the presence of a OTRS ticket, we truly can't assume that a third-party assertion of a copyright violation is valid without having someone authorized to read the ticket itself check (they contain personal information, so access is limited). However, if a author 'generically' licenses a work, without being specific about the resolution, then we normally take it to mean that higher resolution is covered by the same license grant (it depends on the country whose specific laws apply, but we are talking about the US here). Past legal cases strongly imply that, and there is no legal precedent I am aware of that indicates otherwise. Revent (talk) 01:10, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
OTRS - Ticket is valid and good. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:09, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
@Hedwig in Washington: Thanks. @SimpleSimpleSimple: Hopefully, that answers your question.. people who can see the actual (confidential) grant of license confirm that it covers the higher resolution versions. Revent (talk) 11:34, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Help for fixing template recursion errorEdit

I did try to internationalize {{PD-Iraq}}. But I made an error. I also tried to eliminate this error, but I couldn't. Please tell me what I should do how eliminate this error, thank you.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Kkairri (talk • contribs) 14:54, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi User:Kkairri! The loop was caused by invoking an autotranslated template from within a specific language version of another autotranslated template. I fixed it by specifying English in the English version. The other alternative would be to move the template call out to the layout template. LX (talk, contribs) 23:24, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much!--Kkairri (talk) 15:41, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
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. LX (talk, contribs) 15:43, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Lukay at Juno Awards in Toronto, Canada, 2011.jpgEdit

I have found this picture from the website of Lukay http://www.lukaymusic.com/photos.html which is linked to his Instagram page. Its also available in his official Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150203969466211.336991.66253431210&type=3

Could you please tell me what's the problem with this file and what should I do in order the file isn't deleted by Wikimedia?

--MariaHar.yan92 (talk) 07:07, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

What you should do is to read Commons:Project scope/Summary and Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Internet images to understand what you can and cannot upload to Commons before you attempt to add any more files. LX (talk, contribs) 07:10, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
This is a shorter answer. It's copyrighted. Revent (talk) 21:45, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Copyrighted isn't a problem. Copyrighted and non-free is. LX (talk, contribs) 21:49, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Зверополис.jpgEdit

Зверополис.jpg file is an image of fair use.

1. This image provides a visual representation of the visual style of the film, which is impossible to obtain from a text description, and without which the article about the film can not be considered complete.

2. This image does not limit the copyright owners the ability to benefit from the sale of the image in its original printed form. Image Resolution repeatedly reduced in comparison with the original, so the printing of the image can not be compared with the original quality.

3. Image has been specifically designed for widespread copyright for the purpose of advertising the film. Using the image meets the criteria adopted in Wikipedia fair use. The image is also used on many other sites.

--Dakumah (talk) 21:14, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Although Wikipedias in several languages allow non-free images on a fair-use basis, those must be uploaded to the individual Wikipedia, along with a template (varies from one Wikipedia to another) explaining the justification for non-free use in the particular case.
  • Commons does not ever allow non-free images on this basis. - Jmabel ! talk

Copyright help regarding File:Logo IntelliJIDEA.pngEdit

Hi, I downloaded this image from official IntelliJ press site URL : https://www.jetbrains.com/company/press/. I am really not sure what would be the license for using these images would be. I need help in tagging it license. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

--Sbobba3 (talk) 05:29, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

I think you can mark it as {{PD-textlogo}}. Ruslik (talk) 17:54, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Probably, or {{PD-ineligible}}, but there are four different countries that they claim as "home," so it's hard to know whose copyright laws would apply. I think in the U.S. that is simple enough to qualify as Ruslik and I have stated, but I can't speak of the thresholds in Russia, Czech Republic, or Germany. You might want to take this question to Commons:Village pump/Copyright if no one can weigh in more definitively here. - Jmabel ! talk 17:58, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
The logo (it was part of a 2015 rebranding) would probably be considered to be simultaneously published in all four countries, or alternatively published from their webserver (which is located at an Amazon server farm in Virgina), so it's probably fair to assume that it can be considered a US-source work for our purposes. Revent (talk) 22:02, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Blockwork-fence.gifEdit

Can anyone figure out why the two categories there aren't showing up? I have no problem with the hidden categories, but there are two ones that aren't showing up, and it appears as though it will not allow for any others as well, if they were to be added in the future. Thanks! Kevin Rutherford (talk) 05:39, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Fixed. There was a <nowiki> tag that hadn't been closed. LX (talk, contribs) 08:27, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
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