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Please return photos - written consent to the publication of photos has been sent 16.4. - see:

Original Message-----

From: Hanna [1] Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 11:19 AM To: 'Informační tým Wikipedie' <>; 'Martin Urbanec' <> Subject: FW: Souhlas prof. Bauerová

Pro heslo: hk

I sent again, also to the "info-wiki .."...I've already done it.... nothing.... photos did not return. I am sending the consent once again in an attachment. can you return the photos? thanks hana - druhák--Druhák (talk) 10:20, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Please send us the ticket number you've received. --Ganímedes (talk) 11:12, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
I don't know what number, I didn't get anything...I never got a number - no photos for other passwords on the wiki.....I'd love to send your approval repeatedly - just tell me - where. I do not want to lose the results of my work. druhák--Druhák (talk) 08:54, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
@Druhák, Ganímedes: I am seeing three tickets about "FW: Souhlas prof. Bauerová" from 16 April on: Ticket:2021041610006221, Ticket:2021050310004941, and Ticket:2021050310004978. Sorry, our systems are not set to auto-reply with ticket numbers for all queues yet, and the permissions-cs queue is 56 days long. Pinging @Martin Urbanec as involved.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:39, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
and So what? should I wait 56 days?....just to live. I'm not the youngest...or should I do something else?......and won't the photos be lost in memory? shouldn't the lubrication period be extended? hana - druhák--Druhák (talk) 07:38, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
@Druhák, Ganímedes: I merged the tickets to Ticket:2021041610006221 and requested undeletion at COM:UDR#Photos of Zdeňka Bauerová.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 08:30, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
@Druhák: Can you send the text of the document you printed, as text? I can't read Czech, and Google Translate doesn't like the PDF. Also, in future please use file URLs via email, and use internal links on-wiki.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 08:39, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
Uvolnění fotografií

Já, Zdeňka Bauerová, nar. 17.11.1930, majitel fotografií ze souboru Zdeňka Bauerová a zároveň autor zobrazeného díla, nahraného na Wikimedia Commons pod názvy uvedenými níže, souhlasím s publikací zmíněného díla pod licencí Creative Commons Uveďte původ - Zachovejte licenci 4.0 Mezinárodní (plný text, dále též jen jako Licence. ● Beru na vědomí, že toto dílo může být libovolně upravováno a přebíráno dalšími stranami k jakémukoli účelu, včetně komerčních, za předpokladu dodržení podmínek Licence a aplikovatelných zákonů. ● Beru na vědomí, že toto svolení není omezeno na Wikipedii a její sesterské projekty. ● Beru na vědomí, že vlastníku autorských práv tato práva zůstávají, stejně jako právo být uveden v souladu s Licencí. Modifikace ostatních nebudou implikovat, že tyto modifikace byly provedeny vlastníkem autorských práv. ● Beru na vědomí, že tento souhlas nemohu odvolat a že uvolněný obsah může, ale nemusí, být trvale publikován na Projektech Wikimedia.

Podpis: _____________________ datum: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Druhák (talk • contribs) 12:55, 6 May 2021 (UTC) Názvy uvolněných fotografií

File:Návrh Zdeňka Bauerová sako.jpg File:Model - Zdeňka Bauerová.jpg a zveřejněny souhlasím s tím, aby tyto moje fotografie byly zveřejněny prostřednictvím Wikimedia Commons, pod licencí Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International (zkráceně české znění: Beru na vědomí, že tyto fotografie /děl Zdeňky Bauerové mohou být libovolně upravovány a přebírány dalšími stranami k jakémukoli účelu včetně komerčních. Přeji si, aby za autora těchto fotografií byl označen Zdeňka Bauerová.

Názvy uvolněných fotografií

File:Zdeňka Bauerová.jpg a zveřejněny souhlasím s tím, aby tyto moje fotografie byly zveřejněny prostřednictvím Wikimedia Commons, pod licencí Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International (zkráceně české znění: Beru na vědomí, že tyto fotografie Zdeňky Bauerové mohou být libovolně upravovány a přebírány dalšími stranami k jakémukoli účelu včetně komerčních. Přeji si, aby za autora těchto fotografií byl označen Zdeňka Bauerová (archív). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Druhák (talk • contribs) 13:36, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

@Druhák: Thank you. Who was the photographer of File:Zdeňka Bauerová.jpg?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:18, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi Jeff G., While writing the password "Zdeňka Bauerová", I also collaborated with her colleague (she is 90 years old) ... the author of the photo is someone (we don't know who) from Atelier Ago d´Oro (, where prof. Bauerová sometimes still works. They put the photograph in her archive for her needs, and agreed that it would be listed as "Zdeňka Bauerová - archive". And they also let her sign the consent - and sent it to me signed: I sent all mail correspondence with ago d´oro on "permission..": Sent: Friday, May 07, 2021 3:36 PM To: 'Informační tým Wikipedie' <> Subject: RE: [Ticket#2021041610006221]....

So maybe that's explained enough. Everyone was very happy with the result of the cooperation. Thanks for your understanding and help Hana - Druhák--Druhák (talk) 16:03, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Hi Jeff G.,..I'm in no hurry... I'm just asking - only.... Is this information enough?...hana - druhák--Druhák (talk) 09:34, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: The image File:Zdeňka Bauerová.jpg was deleted on 6th of June 2021) because lacking OTRS permission. I am not sure why the permission was not granted, I was trying to clarify (in the image description) the issue about authorship (see above) and I believe that the permission from the copyright holder ([Ticket#2021041610006221]) was sufficient. I ask the admin who deleted the image but they (as well as me) cannot se the ticket directly. Could you please tell me what needs to be done to save the image? Thanks --Vojtěch Veselý (talk) 15:52, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

@Druhák, Vojtěch Veselý: No, sorry, that information is not enough. We need an identification of the photographer of File:Zdeňka Bauerová.jpg and (permission from that person or their heir or written assignment of copyright to Atelier Ago d´Oro and permission from them).   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:48, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
I'm crying. The professor Bauerová (the person in the photo) is happy, when her photo is on the wiki. Agrees in writing. The studio Ago dóro (author of the photo) is glad, that the photo is on the wiki. Agrees in writing. But it's not enough for “Jeff” (wiki commons). I end up for a wiki. Druhák--Druhák (talk) 16:50, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Screen shotEdit

Is there is any problem to upload a screenshot (photo of a signature) here? If no, let me know which license I need to user? Thank you TogoYogi (talk) 02:55, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Is it your signature? --Ganímedes (talk) 17:50, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Pinging @TogoYogi.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:02, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

No, it's not my signature. TogoYogi (talk) 01:03, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Pinging @TogoYogi: So you can't upload it if is not in public domain. --Ganímedes (talk) 00:20, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Ganímedes, but it is published in website.. TogoYogi (talk) 04:23, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

@TogoYogi: Where, exactly?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:13, 15 May 2021 (UTC)

Templete instead of LicenseEdit

I'm planning to upload photos of university officials and government officials. The copyright holder is me for all photos. Do I get a template to use when uploading my works? Thanks in advance. Powerful Karma (talk) 00:37, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

@Powerful Karma: for which ticket number?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 04:34, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Jeff G. : This is the ticket no, Ticket#: 2021051110013229. I'm I able to get a custom templete to use in every photos which I'll be uploading? Powerful Karma (talk) 05:38, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

@Powerful Karma: You may by repeating such a request via email (in that or a new ticket) with the requested template and category names so that we have such info on file.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:49, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Jeff G.: Let me have the email address? Powerful Karma (talk) 00:14, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

@Powerful Karma: permissions-commons   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 02:02, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Jeff G.: Actually, I don't understand. What I'm talking about is a customized templete for {{Cc-by-sa-4.0}} license like {{Kester}}. Category:Sharath Abhivadyah is my category. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Powerful Karma (talk • contribs) 02:12, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

  • Jeff G., Done, this is the ticket number that i got. Ticket#: 2021051310006448. Powerful Karma (talk) 09:08, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
@Powerful Karma: I replied via email.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:07, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
@Powerful Karma:   Done with {{Abhivadhyah}} per Ticket:2021051310006448, but please resolve the identity crisis between Category:Sharath Abhivadyah and Category:Photos by Sharath Abhivadyah.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:37, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
@Powerful Karma: Yes, that's what I meant by "  Done".   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:05, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
  This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Ganímedes (talk) 17:58, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

OTRS Requests for uploads by Allo002Edit

I've applied for OTRS back in few months ago. Let me know the status of those ?

These are the links. Please let me know the status. Thank you.Allo002 (talk) 11:54, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Ticket:2021013110003227 and Ticket:2021013110003245 are in the permissions-commons queue. Did you not receive the autoreplies? Did you know that you could have sent one email message instead of two? - Allo002 (talk) 11:57, 14 May 2021 (UTC)

Hi. As well, you can send one statement for both files. However, the problem it's the same: we accept permissions only for the copyright holder. And the client never answers the tickets, so we can't continue the process. Sorry about the inconvenience, but is not our fault. Regards, --Ganímedes (talk) 12:15, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
  Comment I've merged both tickets into ticket:2021013110003245. Please don't send a new one. We're still waiting a reply of the copyright holder. Regards. --Ganímedes (talk) 12:18, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
Since the copyright holder doesn't have account on Wikimedia Commons, I would release these pictures to free license. Allo002 (talk) 14:13, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
The copyright holder doesn't need a Wikimedia Commons account, just need to answer the email. Only copyright holder can grant permission. Sorry. --Ganímedes (talk) 17:16, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
  This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Ganímedes (talk) 17:58, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Missing OTRS permissionEdit

I see that this file is deleted for missing OTRS permission for 30 days (among with some others I suppose), but that file was a part of a series of iamges that I uploaded a while ago and there must have been an OTRS permission with the others. Either there's a mistake about the permission e-mail or an OTRS volunteer, because other images of the series have their OTRS permissions. Can it be brought back so I can contact with the creator to send that permission again? Or we just fix the error. And if there are any other images like this (and as far I can see there are), those ones as well :) Thanks in advance.--Nanahuatl (talk) 08:49, 20 May 2021 (UTC)

@Mussklprozz: You added Ticket:2021020810003779 to many of these files.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:01, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
@Nanahuatl, Jeff G.:: I did not accept permission for all of the files. This is what I wrote to the client: “All those photos” (for which I had accepted the permission and which I had listed above) “either show old objects which are public domain, or objects which are outside and hence underlie the freedom of panorama. However, modern object within like for instance the models of the town of Istanbul are subject to copyright. You need a permission from the copyright holder, e.g. the museum, to publish those photos.” Afaik we received an answer to that question withing the support team. – Cheers, --Mussklprozz (talk) 12:28, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
@Mussklprozz:, interiors of "public" areas in Turkey are considered under the freedom of panorama. As far as I can see, you even deleted an image of a stone that's produced during the Ottoman Empire era, which is definenetly a free to take the photo (see {{PD-Ottoman}}). This file only contains text, besides it's a public domain becase it stands in a public area in Turkey, it also can be considered as a public domain per {{PD-text}}.--Nanahuatl (talk) 19:19, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
@Nanahuatl: I am not an administrator and do not delete any pictures. What we, the support agents, do is check the permission messages we get. For the ones we find well founded, we place the permission badges into the file descriptions. For the others, we ask the client about additional information. If we get no answer, then an administrator will delete the file after a certain period because it is missing the permission badge.
I am not familiar with Turkish legislation, but here I see no hint that interiors of museums in Turkey fall within the category of “public streets, avenues or squares”. – Anyway, since I am not the one who can restore the pictures, I suggest that you forward your arguments in Commons:Undeletion requests. Thanks for your understanding, cheers, --Mussklprozz (talk) 20:25, 20 May 2021 (UTC)



Hi everybody :-)

This video is sourced from an open-access article licensed under CC-BY-4.0, but has a copyright notice of it's own (watermark and at end of video), hence is a little unclear. To clear things up, I asked the primary author at his e-mail address (listed here on PubMed Central as “lrodrigosaez at gmail“) to mail OTRS clearance. Events after that:

  1. The author sent an OTRS release (ticket number unknown to me).
  2. The author receives confirmation from Alfred Neumann, who asks him to send a link to the file.
  3. I upload the file.
  4. The author sends the link to either permissions-commons@wm.o or Alfred Neumann, presumably on 2021-05-19
  5. OTRS stays pending in the file's details; I start to wonder because the queue is currently short.

To avoid running out of time for the pending OTRS, I'd like to follow up on the matter and see if there were any issues. I'd like to continue to assist the author in the process, which he appears unfamiliar with; he received his PhD in medical science in 1975, published hundreds of papers, and seems happy to see his work release here, too.

Thank you. --WrightSamantha (talk) 18:08, 22 May 2021 (UTC)

@WrightSamantha: Please tell us the ticket number the copyright holder has received. --Ganímedes (talk) 22:36, 22 May 2021 (UTC)
@Ganímedes: Ticket:2021051810002915.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 09:02, 23 May 2021 (UTC)
@WrightSamantha I am not sure that it was the author that has written to us. I just replied. --Ruthven (msg) 11:34, 30 May 2021 (UTC)
@Ruthven: es:Luis_Rodrigo_Sáez is named in the visual copyright watermark in the video. The publishing journal of the article names him as the author to whom correspondence should be addressed: The online version only shows the email address when logged in, but the print version publicly states it. PubMed Central names him in this capacity as well, and lists the same address publicly: click 'Author information' to open the fold-out. In Pubmed Central the video is in a ZIP file in section 'Associated Data - Supplementary Materials'; the same video-in-zip is also publicly downloadable at the publishing journal's online version of the article. Beyond that, Google reveals he uses the same address widely, including some documents hosted directly by his university. If there is anything I can do to assist in clearing this up, please let me know. --WrightSamantha (talk) 13:55, 30 May 2021 (UTC)
@WrightSamantha Can Luis Rodrigo just answer to the email with this information? --Ruthven (msg) 06:52, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
@Ruthven: Understood. Is there a reason I may truthfully give for this extra hoop? Eg, that he doesn't use an institutional email address (name@university.tld)? Thank you for helping me get this file on-board, I do appreciate your work. --WrightSamantha (talk) 11:08, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
It's to have the reasons of ticket acceptance in the ticket itself. If it's too complex for you to ask to Rodrigo to send a new email, I can leave a note... Ruthven (msg) 20:15, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
@Ruthven: Please clear the file by leaving a note in the ticket. If the file cannot be cleared in that manner, I'll talk to Rodrigo. In that case, I'd prefer knowing which exact aspect needs clarification (from my point of view, having him explain he is the listed author would be circular, because his email is already listed in all print and online sources). He is doing me a favour in goodwill, hence I'm inclined to keep it as simple as possible. Thank you --WrightSamantha (talk) 12:44, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

File:Julian Walder - Wien 2020.jpgEdit

Hallo liebes Team, ich habe vor 14 Tagen ein Formular über die FREIE LIZENZ für im Betreff genanntes Bild vom Inhaber Julian Walder und vom Fotografen Andrej Grilc (Urheber)als Email an das Team ORTS gesendet und hatte Kontakt mit Hr. Neumann, welcher aber seit dem 15. Mai verschollen ist- Ticket:2021051410010299 FREIE LIZENZ von Inhaber und Fotograf (Urheber) - mittlerweile mit Unterschrift von beiden Inhaber und Urheber an ''; 'Permissions - German Wikipedia' <> gesendet, aber keine Reaktion mehr bekommen und das Bild ist nach wie vor nicht freigegeben! Liebe Grüße --Celklavio (talk) 21:25, 27 May 2021 (UTC)Celklavio

Sorry for my English, please be a bit patient, the agents of the mail service are sometimes very busy. And we all are volunteers. Kind regards, Elly (talk) 16:55, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

Duplicate copyright violation ticketEdit

I noticed this ticket Ticket:2021060110002141 today but it is the same request as this 3 month old open unfinished ticket Ticket:2021033010002101 with several emails. Perhaps someone can investigate further or perhaps merge. Ww2censor (talk) 11:12, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

I've requested help long time ago, but no one answer, so... --Ganímedes (talk) 18:21, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
Indeed Ganímedes I saw your request which is why, after seeing the new ticket, I posted here so someone else might chime in as it is not really my area but I am giving the new ticket Ticket:2021060110002141 a go to solve the false copyright claims. Post a note if you think you can help out. The older ticket will be closed. Ww2censor (talk) 10:33, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Regarding accounts affiliated with organizations / custom license tagsEdit

Hi, from time to time we receive requests to verify the affiliation of a particular Wikimedia username to that of an organization. We see this case mostly for uploading media on a large scale. In such cases, we generally create a custom template that they can use with all their further uploads. There are 600+ such cases on Commons, in this category. While I have processed a handful of such tickets myself, I don't exactly remember how I have learnt the process. Strangely, I couldn't find any documentation for such cases, neither on Commons nor on the VRT-Wiki (actually it was pointed out to me by another volunteer). There isn't documentation neither for VRT volunteers to process such tickets or for organizations to initiate such a process. I might very well be missing something, so just wanted to ask around. If there isn't any, it will be worthwhile writing some documentation. Thoughts please, --KCVelaga (talk · mail) 15:31, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

@KCVelaga: I make organizational permission templates occasionally, when the organization expresses an intent to keep uploading and avoid additional interaction with Agents. I started by copying custom wikitext, but then it got easier when I found and started using {{Source-Layout2}}. For an organization example, please see {{EPFL}}.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:03, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Yes, I agree. My point, there isn't any documentation regarding this practice. KCVelaga (talk · mail) 13:09, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

File:Chin & Chilla, 1986.jpg - Wiederherstellung, Ticket#2021030210012385Edit

Ich habe das file: »Chin_&_Chilla,_1986.jpg« am 1. März 2021 hochgeladen und Christian Zecha, der das Foto gemacht hat, hat am 2. März 2021 eine Einverständniserklärung an geschickt:

I, Christian Zecha, confirm in regard to the image known as »Chin_&_Chilla,_1986.jpg« that: I photographed it myself.

I hereby permit everyone to use the image under free license Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International. I therefore grant third parties the right, under intellectual property law, to use the image (including for commercial purposes) and to modify the image, provided they do so in compliance with the licensing terms. I am aware that in most cases I will not be able to revoke this authorization. I am aware that the free license is limited to intellectual property rights and related rights, and that I am therefore free to take action against third parties on the basis of other laws (governing personality rights, trademark rights, etc.) if those parties use the image in compliance with the free license but in violation of other laws. Nevertheless, I do not assert any right to have the image appear permanently on Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons.

Yours sincerely, Christian Zecha

Er hat folgende Antwort erhalten:

Von: Permissions - English Wikipedia Datum: 2. März 2021 um 21:36:19 MEZ An: "Zecha, Christian" Betreff: [Ticket#2021030210012385] Confirmation of receipt (Re: Chin_&_Chilla)

Dear Zecha Christian,

Thank you for your email. This is an automatically generated response to inform you that your message has been received. Because all emails are handled by volunteers, it may take some time for us to reply. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we try our best to reply as quickly as possible. If your article or file has been deleted in the meantime, please don't worry. Any administrator can restore these later.

If you want to send more emails about the same subject, please add the following to the subject bar of the email: [Ticket#: 2021030210012385].

Yours sincerely,

The Volunteer Response Team

Ich glaube er hat nicht den ganzen Titel der Datei in den Betreff geschrieben, vielleicht ist die Bestätigung deshalb untergegangen?

Am 22. April habe ich noch einmal bei nachgefragt und leider noch keine Antwort erhalten. Ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn das Bild nun wieder hergestellt werden könnte. Danke!

Preschit (talk) 09:17, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Use of imageEdit

I requested permission from a photographer to use an image of theirs recently, and they granted it. Unfortunately, this person does not speak English fluently, so I'm not sure how to get them to send you an email for confirmation. Korean is their native language. Btspurplegalaxy (talk) 22:43, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

We've got a permissions-ko queue, but it's got 250+ days of delay. --Ganímedes (talk) 13:39, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

ticket #2008012510003504Edit

I have a question regarding ticket #2008012510003504:

David W. Carmichael has contributed numerous figure skating pictures to Wiki Commons already and I want to ask, if he gave permission to the use of his full archive or just selected pictures? I need six images from that archive (also want to color-correct and cut them to size before upload) and it would be much easier to refer to the mentioned ticket than asking individually for permission. If not, I will contact Carmichael via mail. Henni147 (talk) 18:09, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

He sent a very detailed email with a full batch of photos, one by one. Regards, --Ganímedes (talk) 01:13, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

ticket #2011102310008874Edit

Hi, I'd be very grateful if someone could take a look at the correspondence related to this ticket for me please. I was hoping to use the image at, and possibly some other images from ECGpedia that can be found on Wikimedia under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license, commercially. However the source link takes you to the ECGpedia page itself where the same image is shown under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. On Wikimedia it states that "Wikimedia Foundation has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on this page." I'm a bit confused about the same image being available under these contradictory licenses. I tried previously to get a answer regarding this from ecgpedia but haven't heard from them, any chance someone could help me out by looking at the email and/or explaining the difference to me? I was under the impression an image could only be available under one of those 2 licenses, not both. Thanks in advance for any help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Newestuser2021 (talk • contribs) 16:11, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Newestuser2021: Sometimes authors agree to license their work to us under a free licence, which is what the ticket verifies, but they still use a restrictive licence on their own website or elsewhere. That's fine so long as you comply with the terms of the licence AND attribute it correctly to us here as the source, preferable with a full url link. Please sign your posts by adding four tildes, like this ~~~~ on all talk pages. Ww2censor (talk) 16:23, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
Hello @Ww2censor:, thank you very much for your help! That's reassuring to hear, and I would definitely attribute it fully including a source link to wikimedia. Is there any way for me to access the ticket myself so I can verify and have a record of the copyright holder giving permission, or is that private between Wikimedia and the copyright holder? Kind regards, Newestuser2021 (talk) 08:39, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Unfortunately no Newestuser2021. Tickets are only seen by a small number of volunteer editors in the privacy of direct communications with copyright holders. The ticket number is the verification and is the evidence of the licence of any particular file. Ww2censor (talk) 13:44, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

« Liberté de panorama » /« Freedom of panorama »Edit


FRANÇAIS Bonjour. Je vous écris au nom de Langloys, un sculpteur français qui verse depuis 2016 sur Wikimedia les photos de ses œuvres exposées en extérieur. Récemment, un contributeur nommé Rehabmamet a proposé la suppression de toutes ses photos parce que la « liberté de panorama » n'est pas acceptée sur Wikimedia France. Il me semble pourtant que le fait que ce sculpteur soit lui-même l'auteur des œuvres qu'il a photographiées et placées sous licence CC BY-SA 4.0 constitue une exception à cette règle: puisqu'il en est l'auteur, il n'y a aucune enfreinte de copyright. Pourriez-vous me donner votre avis? Un grand merci d'avance! Tatvam (talk) 18:39, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

ENGLISH Hello. I am writing on behalf of Langloys, a French sculptor who has been uploading photos of his outdoor exhibits to Wikimedia since 2016. Recently, a contributor named Rehabmamet proposed the deletion of all his photosgraphs because "freedom of panorama" is not accepted on Wikimedia France. However, it seems to me that the fact that this sculptor is himself the author of the works he photographed and placed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license constitutes an exception to this rule: since he is the author, there is no copyright infringement whatsoever. Could you give me your opinion? Many thanks in advance! Tatvam (talk) 18:39, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Tatvam:, I think this has nothing to do with Panorama freedom. If as you say, Mr. Langloys is as well the sculptor as the photographer, he can give whatever license he wants to the images, such as CC_BY_SA for use on the Wikimedia projects. However, it would perhaps be wise to avoid future problems if @Langloys: can confirm his identity to OTRS. Please ask him to mail to the French queue if he likes to write in French: Kind regards, Elly (talk) 21:26, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your advice. One last thing: after sending his mail to OTRS, should he place the {{subst:OP}} template on all the concerned images (there are ten of them) or just on one? All the best: Tatvam (talk) 10:34, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

@Tatvam: All, please.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:43, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Can soemone please check an OTRS request for me?Edit

Hi all

I convinced a company to release some images about an agricultural process under an open license. I drafted the OTRS email for them (which I've done loads of times in the same way) which they sent to OTRS with a list of the file names on Commons which I uploaded. Unfortunately there was some confusion from the person replying to the ticket and all files were deleted. Please could someone check the email for me? I never got a ticket number, the email was sent from, here is a list of the file names on Commons (which were included in the email).


Thanks very much

John Cummings (talk) 10:51, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Ticket:2021030210005017 --Ganímedes (talk) 13:35, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks very much for finding the ticket Ganímedes. Please let me know if I need to do anything else. John Cummings (talk) 15:31, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
@John Cummings: I added a list of actual URLs to the ticket.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:29, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Jeff G. thanks very much, I've never had an issue with just giving the file names, I'll add the full URLs in future. John Cummings (talk) 17:36, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
@John Cummings: You're welcome.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 22:39, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Question: Is there anything else I need to do, or is it just waiting in the list to be looked at? Thanks, John Cummings (talk) 09:06, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

DR on File:Jürgen Valdeig Angela Merkel SST9232.jpgEdit

Can someone please check whether the OTRS permission is correct for this file? We got a complaint on a DR. rubin16 (talk) 09:31, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

  Comment The ticket is writen in German. --Ganímedes (talk) 12:30, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
I received some help in IRC, not needed here, thanks rubin16 (talk) 17:34, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
  This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Ganímedes (talk) 14:06, 12 June 2021 (UTC)


Can someone please take a look at Ticket:2021060910012027 and give some ideas? Thanks. --Ganímedes (talk) 22:44, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Ganímedes: My 2¢ worth. This looks like a sort of bystander selfie or even self-portrait, where the subject has the control of posing, expressions, etc., so they have the artistic (!) control. In that case the subject is the author and the booth is essentially like a camera on a tripod. The additional text, added by others appears to too trivial to affect the main image's copyright in any significant way. Ww2censor (talk) 11:52, 11 June 2021 (UTC)


Hi! I noticed it:Template:Copyright_Nintendo. Perhaps someone that speaks Italian can check if it is okay to move all the files to Commons. It mention GFDL but it also says "EDP". --MGA73 (talk) 16:49, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

I was told on IRC that the template is like en:Template:Non-free with permission. --MGA73 (talk) 18:16, 11 June 2021 (UTC)


In Commons:Deletion requests/File:Јелена Тинска.jpg an IP claims that the uploader of File:Јелена Тинска.jpg doesn't have permission from the photographer. However, the image carries OTRS-ticket 2012011710005331 since nearly 1 year, which had been added by bot. Could an agent eventually re-check the permission? --Túrelio (talk) 18:52, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

I think the ticket is in Servian/Bosnian. Elly (talk) 22:36, 12 June 2021 (UTC)