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Template protection after reviewEdit

There are many country specific copyright templates on commons that need review and should be protected thereafter. Many images on commons use these templates and changing something in the template like accidentally adding a hot cat category would affect all of these and would require mass purging for all images. We should have a review department reviewing each available template and after discussion protecting it. We should discuss the layout of PD templates: Should they include why they are PD in the USA or should this be handled in another template like {{PD-Egypt}} and {{PD-Egypt-1996}}. With the URAA laws the copyright laws of a country doesn't mean that much without an explanation on why they are PD in USA. Something like {{PD-China}} doesn't work for commons because it doesn't specify why it's PD USA. And should there be templates for country specific templates for each case like found in Category:Egypt-related tags? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Diaa abdelmoneim (talk • contribs) 14:06, 2009 April 23 (UTC)

நான் சொந்தமாக எடுத்து இணைக்கும் படங்கள் எந்த வகையில் Copyright violations ஆகிறது?Edit

நான் சொந்தமாக எடுத்து இணைக்கும் படங்களை ஏன் நீங்கள் நீக்குகிறீர்கள். அவை எந்த வகையில் Copyright violations ஆகிறது. புதிதாக யாரும் கட்டுரையோ படங்களையோ இணைக்கூடாது என்று நினைக்கிறீர்களா? எங்களுக்கு வேறு வேலை வெட்டி இல்லை என்றா நினைத்துக்கொண்டு இருக்கிறீர்கள்.... நீங்கள் அனுப்பிய இந்த செய்திக்கு என்ன பொருள். எதற்க்காக last warning. உடன் பதிலை சொல்லுங்கள் திரு. ஆலன்O.

"Hello Velu66. It has come to our attention that you have uploaded several files that are copyright violations. You have done so despite requests from editors not to do so, and despite their instructions. See Commons:Licensing for the copyright policy on Wikimedia Commons. You may also find Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter useful.

This is your last warning. Continuing to upload copyright violations will result in your account being blocked. Please leave me a message if you have further questions."

Holomráz TourEdit

Dobrý den, chci přidat fotografie z koncertu Holomráz Tour, ale nevím zda by to porušilo autorská práva. Nad podiem je upravený obal alba Holomráz. Zde je odkaz na video, kde jde vidět podium: --Patriccck (talk) 18:04, 5 March 2018 (UTC)


Can a copy of the last supper be purchased? Msrfranklin (talk) 21:56, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

@Msrfranklin: File:Última Cena - Da Vinci 5.jpg is considered the best display of Leonardo Da Vinci's painting of the Last Supper on English Wikipedia. File:Leonardo da Vinci - The Last Supper high res.jpg is considered better here because it is entirely in the Public Domain. You may print either for private use, or the latter for commercial use. Yes, you may also buy such a print.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 22:16, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Private use or commercial use is (most likely) neither here nor there, nor do I see that the second file "is considered better here". In fact, they both come from the same source, so they both have the same legal issues!
@Msrfranklin: should look at Commons:Reuse of PD-Art photographs and consider their personal tolerance for legal risk. I don't think that private or commercial use changes whether it's legal, though it may change risk assessment. I had OfficeMax produce a copy of a painting on Commons for me, and it was quite reasonable and easy, though this shouldn't be taken as an endorsement of OfficeMax over anyone else; I suspect any number of small or chain shops offer similar reasonably priced printing services.--Prosfilaes (talk) 21:33, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Question regarding a schematic depictionEdit

Hello, I'm planning to illustrate an article for the German Wikipedia by using this image (PDF, p. 7). Would it be OK to upload it to Commons under the PD-license considering it to be quite schematic and only showing physical laws? --Clemens Stockner (talk) 19:02, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

OK, I've done it with slightly changes and CC to my name. Let's hope it stays online. --Clemens Stockner (talk) 14:26, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
@Clemens Stockner: It looks good, but what is "Fc"?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:56, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Fc is the calving force, I'm going to add a legend in the description. --Clemens Stockner (talk) 15:01, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
@Clemens Stockner: Thank you.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 15:13, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
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