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File:Ervaren lichaamsbeeld, naar geslacht en naar bmi, bevolking van 18 jaar en ouder, 2014 (in procenten).pngEdit

As Natuur12 indicated on Commons:Undeletion requests/Archive/2019-01#File:Ervaren lichaamsbeeld, naar geslacht en naar bmi, bevolking van 18 jaar en ouder, 2014 (in procenten).png, it was well sourced.

Considering this was a rather poor speedy deletion tag by ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 who doesn't understand Dutch and deletion by Jcb, I also request undeletion of everything else in the batch:

If needed, those can go through a regular DR process. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 06:24, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

  Oppose - I rechecked several and all of them miss vital source information. E.g. PDF documents with several images in them without any source/authorship information. Jcb (talk) 06:30, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
No offense but I'm not taking your word on this kind of thing. I've been burned a few too many times on that. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 07:24, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
I left some notes behind the file names. Most files if not all files have dubious own work claims. Natuur12 (talk) 20:23, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
@Natuur12: thanks! Files like File:Emigratie vroeger en nu.jpg seem like they are strictly educational, but the quality (hand-written text, no professional-looking illustrations, as far as I can tell from the Google thumbnail) makes it unlikely to be useful. I wonder where the obvious violations for the PDF documents were taken from? I can't see those at all. Knowing that may aid in finding sources for PD-simple files. File:Aandeel lezers en niet-lezers in een week, bevolking van 13 jaar en ouder, naar enkele achtergrondkenmerken.png was not claimed as own work either, but looking anything up is troublesome for deleted files, so a DR would help. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 22:26, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz: I left more notes. Strakhov (talk) 03:23, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
@Strakhov: also thanks! I think it'll take one or more people who understand Dutch and Dutch culture to sort all of these out. I'm willing to go over them in a DR, I think Donald Trung also won't mind. The obvious copyvios Natuur12 identified and Homer could potentially remain deleted. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 06:23, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
Well, most files are just plain garbage and undeleting them would be a waste of resources. The files seem to be part of some middle school project. The copyright violations are low quality teaching material. The non copyright violations are CBR graphs or self created drawings. While the deletion reason for most files is faulty there's little point in undeleting them. (CBS graps exlcuded). Natuur12 (talk) 15:24, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
@Natuur12: I'd be okay with undeletion of the CBS graphs and leaving everything else. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 07:46, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

File:JANDI DAVID (1893-1944).jpgEdit

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Sabnic Artist as stated in the file name died in 1944. Been public domain in Hungary since 2015. Abzeronow (talk) 00:02, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

  Info This is upper-left image from this site. While it is likely to be PD in Hungary, we cannot be sure as we know nothing about the painting history (if it was published first time less than 25 years ago, it may be copyrighted in EU, including Hungary). Also, we know nothing about its US copyright status.   Neutral Ankry (talk) 10:05, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. Yeah, I can't find any info on that particular painting from a web search. It looks like it could have been published in the 1920s (1930s also possible). Or it could have been unpublished, which could mean some issue with publication right in the EU but now public domain in the US due to author death date. Abzeronow (talk) 17:41, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
  Info I am waiting for another admin opinion before final decission here. Ankry (talk) 06:59, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Unjustified nominations by User:ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2Edit

I made some review of images recenly nominated by this user and found many that are doubtful IMO. While the most appropriate license templates might be different, they were not totally incorrect, and I found requesting OTRS permission here as an incorrect action that totally misleads uploaders.

  • Old PD book scans:
    • a 1889/1908 books by
Taras Shevchenko  (1814–1861)        
Alternative names Tarass Chevtchenko
Description Ukrainian poet and painter
Date of birth/death 9 March 1814 (25 February 1814 in Julian calendar) 10 March 1861 (26 February 1861 in Julian calendar)
Location of birth/death Moryntsi Saint Petersburg
Authority control
creator QS:P170,Q134958
  • a 1858 photo (likely from a 1858 book):
  • photos of a 1912 medal:
  • photos of a 1713 medal:
  • photos of a 1761 medal:
  • photos of a 1838 medal:
  • photos of a 1902 medal:
  • photos of a 1821 medal:
  • a non-copyrightable cover:

The photos seem to be amateur, non-professional, with EXIF. @Jcb: if you see any reasons to doubt these images to be PD, please elaborate. While some images of this uploader are clear copyvios, many of the above are not even copyrightable. IMO, the PD/copyvio ratio among deletion nominations here is too high. Ankry (talk) 11:02, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

You will normally see that such a file is uploaded by a user uploading e.g. 90% blatant copyright violations. (I checked some of the above, were this turned out to be the case). If a user uploads a batch of copyright violations, most admins here just flush the batch, without carefully examining file by file to see if one or two files can be saved. I think this is totally justified as pragmatic use of our limited volunteer resources. If it turns out that some can be undeleted, no problem. Jcb (talk) 11:17, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
@Jcb: I know that this is common practice, and my reservations concerned rather initial nominations than final deletions. But let's focus on these particular files, which IMO are either just PD (regardles of their origin) or cases where there is no clear doubts whether they are own works of the uploader. Ankry (talk) 17:08, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support No evidence that these files are copyright violations. Yann (talk) 18:28, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Just curious – how may “П'ЯТА СЕСІЯ УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ НАЦІОНАЛЬНОЇ РАДИ. 1962. На чужині.jpg” be {{PD-UAGovDoc}}? Is Ankry serious about Ukrainian jurisdiction extending to that event? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 05:10, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: No idea. IMHO it does qualify for PD-Text, though. Strakhov (talk) ~
I think I found somewhere the information that it applies also to Ukrainian SSR law; but maybe indeed my mistake. Ankry (talk) 08:44, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

I was recently contacted by Albinfo regarding an upload by Cunolf who is his mentee in German Wikipedia's "adopt-a-user" program. Apparently, although with a somewhat problematic upload history, Cunolf is among those affected by questionable "no permission" tagging by this user. Specifically, this is about File:14 Kundelfingerhof um 2000.png. It's apparently a self-scanned older photograph from a slightly crumpled original in an album (even the photo corners are visible). Cunolf's "own work" declaration therefore seems plausible enough for such a 2000 photograph (it's not unusual to have own older photographic prints and to scan them now) - at least plausible enough for a regular deletion request, it seems to me. Pinging Ellin Beltz who deleted that image, what do you think? Undelete it and convert to DR, would you agree? Gestumblindi (talk) 16:58, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@Gestumblindi: how does this affect undeletion process of the above mentioned images? If you wish to undelete another image, create a separate request. Ankry (talk) 05:51, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Ankry: I added it here because it is another case of the nominations by User:ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, so I thought this is the most fitting place. Gestumblindi (talk) 08:46, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Gestumblindi: If you are not asking for undeletion nor expressing an opinion about undeletion then it is not. Ankry (talk) 08:53, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Well, personally I would undelete (and I agree with you regarding the other files), but I would like to hear Ellin Beltz' opinion first. Gestumblindi (talk) 08:54, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Gestumblindi Restored file, sent to DN per your request, please see Commons:Deletion_requests/File:14_Kundelfingerhof_um_2000.png. I did not look at any other image in this list, and have no current opinion other than I agree with Jcb as above. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:28, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Roza-Shanina profile.jpgEdit

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Roza-Shanina profile.jpg circa 1944 photograph. Could be {{PD-Russia}} Abzeronow (talk) 15:34, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

  Support per {{PD-Russia}} (anonymous photo). Ankry (talk) 14:40, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Reposição de ficheiros de João Justiceiro (2)Edit

Dando prosseguimento aos pedidos de reposição por partes, solicito o restauro destes arquivos, sinalizados como "violação de direitos autorais":

São mapas de minha autoria derivados de trabalhos já existentes no Commons (os originais estão na descrição). O último é um mapa retirado da web com a devida referência.

João Justiceiro (talk) 04:17, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@Jcb: can you shed some --MB-one (talk) 20:26, 20 May 2019 (UTC)light on this?

The maps come from non-free sources, e.g. here. Jcb (talk) 21:06, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
@Jcb: Por favor, pare de ficar distorcendo as coisas. O mapa original (do exemplo que você citou) é este, e inclusive está citado no mesmo arquivo como eu já disse ali em cima. Obviamente, para fazer o desenho tem que ter a fonte, que é esse link que você colocou. João Justiceiro (talk) 05:39, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Jmabel, você deu uma ajuda da última vez. Poderia faze-lo de novo, se possível? João Justiceiro (talk) 04:05, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

@Jcb: I'm confused. None of these much resemble, which you link. For which map are you saying that is a source? I'm guessing File:Mapa da Eleição estadual em Minas Gerais em 2018 por município (2.º turno).svg since it is the only map of Minas Gerais among those listed above. Obviously, any district-by-district outline map of Minas Gerais is going to have some close resemblance, but I don't see anything to suggest that particular map was its source. Could you be more specific? The uploaded file was described as deriving from File:Brazil Minas Gerais location map.svg, which might need more explicit attribution of authorship than was given, but which is certainly free-licensed. Do you have some basis to say that in fact it derived from the file rather than the one that was attributed? - Jmabel ! talk 05:07, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
@Jcb: pinging you again, hoping to get a response. - Jmabel ! talk 23:35, 24 May 2019 (UTC)


Please restore the following pages:

Reason: Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Wittstock.jpg

I think Commons applies PD-Art worldwide now, correct? Abzeronow (talk) 14:53, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

  Support undeletion. Ankry (talk) 17:29, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Image description page says this is from 2007. No information about who the painter is. Thuresson (talk) 18:16, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
The painting is certainly contemporary from the 30 Years War. The style and arrangement also reminds me of Pieter Snayers, but I'm not an expert. De728631 (talk) 19:35, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
  Oppose No information about author or date of first publication. ”Made in 17th century style” is not a license. Thuresson (talk) 05:30, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

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File:Ahangaran.m.a 1555964455968.jpgEdit

این عکس متعلق به بنده می باشد با استعلام از صحفه رسمی محمد علی آهنگران می توانید به این موضوع پی ببریدShasanhashemi (talk) 18:55, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Ahangaran.m.a 1534086705.jpgEdit

این عکس متعلق به بنده می باشد با استعلام از صحفه رسمی محمد علی آهنگران می توانید به این موضوع پی ببریدShasanhashemi (talk) 18:57, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Ahangaran.m.a 1532596079.jpgEdit

این عکس متعلق به بنده می باشد با استعلام از صحفه رسمی محمد علی آهنگران می توانید به این موضوع پی ببریدShasanhashemi (talk) 18:57, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Ahangaran.m.a 1551652474.jpgEdit

این عکس متعلق به بنده می باشد با استعلام از صحفه رسمی محمد علی آهنگران می توانید به این موضوع پی ببریدShasanhashemi (talk) 18:57, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

  Oppose It is uploader's duty to provide evidence of free license if an image was already published. Free license coming directly from the copyright owner, following COM:OTRS instructions is needed, if the evidence cannot be provided on public for any reason. Also, claiming a photo authorship by a non-photographer is copyright violation. Same applies to all four images above. Ankry (talk) 07:08, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

  Not done per above. Ankry (talk) 07:05, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

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File:Roger Chung CUHK.jpgEdit

I am a research assistant working in the Chinese University of Hong Kong under Prof Roger Chung. He gave me permission to use this picture on his own Wikipedia page. Please undelete the image. I am going to create an English page for him, as requested by him, using the same image. I am not violating any copyright as he is just using his own picture.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Clhy (talk • contribs) 09:38, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
@Clhy: Please sign your messages.
  Oppose First, this image does not seem to be a selfie, so the permission from the subject is likely invalid (at least without evidence of copyright transfer contract)
Second, no permission can grant you right to claim authorship while you are not the photographer. This right is not transferrable. Ankry (talk) 07:02, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

  Not done per above. Ankry (talk) 07:06, 25 May 2019 (UTC)


Please restore the following pages:

Reason: Good afternoon, we changed the site, now on it: CC BY-ND 4.0 Iseewb (talk) 10:34, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

  Info @Iseewb: Non-derivatives license is not accepted in Wikimedia Commons. However, I see another license info on the above-mentioned page. Is it your mistake or there is a non-intended license declaration there? Ankry (talk) 06:56, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Good afternoon, we changed the license to meet the requirements, we are trying to do everything so that our materials are not deleted!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Iseewb (talk • contribs) 07:57, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  Support them. Ankry (talk) 07:04, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Treintañeras Cañeras.jpgEdit

I own every right to use this picture as I please since it's my band lol --WikiCMDW (talk) 00:00, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

  Oppose The right "to use" is not enugh to publish a photo in Wikimedia Commons nor it allows to claim autorship. Ankry (talk) 06:52, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

How can you determine who the author is? --WikiCMDW (talk) 07:33, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Who took the photo? That's the author. - Jmabel ! talk 23:52, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

File:HoM Kestutis.webpEdit

This is the photo of the Head of EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine posted on EUAM web-site. And this is where this photo first appeared - Please undelete it and allow using

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Euamppid (talk • contribs) 06:43, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  Oppose I do not see a free license there nor information that User:Euamppid is the photographer. Ankry (talk) 06:48, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Euamppid is a collective account registered on the EUAM Ukraine's PPID (Press & Public Information Department). And we are developing a Wiki page dedicated to EUAM. using photos from our web-site only. Please undelete.--Euamppid (talk) 06:59, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

First, anybody can say that; we have no evidence that any web-based action taken by this account can be considered a legal contract signed by the organization and that it would be considered such by a Ukrainian and/or US court in case of dispute.
Second, an organization cannot grant that they "personally created the entire original image". Creator is always a human, or a team of humans, not an organization. So any use of {{own}} template by this account should be considered invalid and trigger a DR. Ankry (talk) 08:55, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@Euamppid: Please contact OTRS so they can verify you are who you say you are. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 10:08, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you :@Alexis Jazz: I've emailed OTRS. let's see what they say. It's the first time I'm doing this. I did create pages in the past, but the process back then was far less complicated than this time around.--Euamppid (talk) 13:45, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

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this is a nasimi celebration of poets in Azerbaijan country and this picture had taken by U TV ( The local television of NSU in Baku)
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Drpmz (talk • contribs) 11:13, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  Oppose If it is taken by U TV, claiming that it is taken by User:Drpmz is violation of Commons rules and copyright law. Why do you suggest that U TV wishes the image to be under cc-by-sa-4.0 license? Any evidence for that? Ankry (talk) 12:23, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

  Not done per above. Ankry (talk) 07:07, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

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File:Poster gemeenteraadsverkiezing 2018 Deurne 15.jpgEdit

The picture is taken in public area and the intention of the makers of the posters was to show them in public area, that is why there can not be question of author right, just like with public artworks, buildings etc. The picture just gives an impression of election campaigns in public area.--Pieter Deurne (talk) 11:17, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

  Oppose "show in public area" is not the same as "allow free use by anybody for any purpose". If the latter was the authors' intention, they need to express it in a written form. Ankry (talk) 12:25, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

  Not done per above. Ankry (talk) 07:07, 25 May 2019 (UTC)


this is the pmz corporations Software collection that made in 2009 in miandoab WA iran.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Drpmz (talk • contribs) 11:18, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@Modern Sciences, Billinghurst: IMO, the design of the CD cover is simple, the Windows logo is {{PD-shape}} and the rest is {{PD-text}}. Why did you suggest copyright violation here? I tend to   Support undeletion. Ankry (talk) 12:30, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

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File:portada basca 2017.jpgEdit

Estimados buenos días

Por este medio solicito de su ayuda para que el archivo File:Portada basca 2017.jpg sea restaurado debido a que las fotografías subidas pertenecen a Basca y tomadas del catalogo fotográfico de la banda misma que represento y tengo derecho.

Seguro de contar con su ayuda, anticipo mis agradecimientos


Xavi Calle L (talk) 16:31, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Xavi Calle L: A written free license permission from the photo actual copyright holder (presumably the photographer) is needed in order to undelete the photo. They should follow COM:OTRS/es instructions. Fair use images, with no clear evidence of free license cannot be stored in Wikimedia Commons. Ankry (talk) 05:09, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

  Not done OTRS needed. Ankry (talk) 07:08, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

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Requesting undeletion of this book cover since I own the copyright to it and I am happy to have it in the public domain.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Peter Sandham (talk • contribs) 05:43, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
@Peter Sandham: please sign your messages.
In case of books that were not published under a free license, you need to follow COM:OTRS instructions. You will need to convince an OTRS operator that you own exclusive copyright to the book cover. Ankry (talk) 06:15, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

  Not done OTRS needed. Ankry (talk) 07:09, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

File:International Robowars.jpgEdit

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: I am the owner of this image since I am the Events Manager of Techfest, IIT Bombay. OmJaiswal81 (talk) 11:35, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

  Oppose Anybody can say that. @OmJaiswal81: If you cannot prove that the image is freely licensed as anonymous user, basing on publicly available info, COM:OTRS is the only way to do this. Ankry (talk) 12:04, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

File:John Vignola al festival Musicultura, Macerata 2018.jpgEdit

i can distribute the picture on the basis of an official release note for photographic material signed by the author of the pic and granting me any right, in time and place, to do so.

the note can be downloaded at a link i can provide (made unavailable for privacy matters)

--Kireru (talk) 12:16, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

@Kireru: Every image uploaded here must be under a free license; read COM:L for details. Fair use images, without a license granted by the exclusive copyright holder cannot be stored in Wikimedia Commons. Ankry (talk) 15:00, 24 May 2019 (UTC)



I would like to ask you for undelete File:Alcoholika_La_Christo.jpg because I am the owner of the file also I am in the picture and I have the rights for the use of the image, please do not delete this file.

Best Regards

Victor Paredes

Sixundersix (talk) 14:09, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

@Sixundersix: Right "to use" is not enogh. You need to be the exclusive copyright holder in order to license the photo. I see nothing about your rights on this page. Nor about free license. Ankry (talk) 14:54, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

@Ankry:Well this is my oficial site on facebook : Im the owner of the image you can see also. Sixundersix (talk) 18:38, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

We cannot verify this on-wiki. Also, if you are not the photographer, we need an evidence that you own copyright. I suggest contact COM:OTRS. Ankry (talk) 19:01, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Schauffele Molly young.jpgEdit

Dear Wikimedia Commons: Please note that I am the grandson of Richard Schauffele. Photos relating to Richard Schauffele are historical photos in the ownership of our family and have been published with permission by the family in the past 50 to 100 years. They are indisputably in the public realm. Sincerely, Stefan Schauffele (stefantast)--Stefantast (talk) 03:04, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

@Stefantast: Ownership of photos is unrelated to copyright that belongs to authors until expired or transferred in a contract. Are you the photographer as you claimed during upload? If not, who is? Unpublished photos of unknown photographers are copyrighted in US 120 years since creation. And we cannot store photos with unclear copyright status due to COM:PCP. Ankry (talk) 04:59, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Designer Phuong My.jpgEdit

The file is Wiki Commons CC0 Waiver and can public on the sites.Fashion Asian (talk) 06:20, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

  •   Oppose This image has (or these images have) appeared on the Internet without a free license prior to being uploaded here (or appear(s) to have based on the small size and lack of EXIF metadata), and was (or were) thus deleted by an Administrator. Policy requires that the actual copyright holder, which is almost always the photographer or image designer, must send a free license directly using OTRS. Take note that the current backlog for OTRS is 179 days, OTRS depends completely on volunteers, who work as hard as they can.
"© PHUONG MY Design Company" is not a free license declaration. Ankry (talk) 06:51, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Phuong My flagship store.jpgEdit

The photo is aFashion Asian (talk) 06:22, 25 May 2019 (UTC) usable media files to which anyone can contribute

  Oppose As above: no free license at the source page. Ankry (talk) 07:01, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

File:PHUONG MY logo.jpgEdit

The file photo Fashion Asian (talk) 06:34, 25 May 2019 (UTC)can use in public

  Oppose As above: no free license at the source page. Ankry (talk) 07:03, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

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OTRS agent (verify): request: we've received Ticket:2019010910000321 regarding File:Malinda_Williams.jpg. Please restore in order to verified veracity and finish the process. Regards. --Ganímedes (talk) 11:50, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

  Done @Ganímedes: Please proceed. De728631 (talk) 12:52, 25 May 2019 (UTC)