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Game of Thrones and SlzaEdit

Hi, can be uploaded this and this files to Commons? --Patriccck (talk) 09:28, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

@Prosfilaes: Can you please help? Patriccck (talk) 07:04, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
They're fine in the US, but I have no idea what the Czech Republic's threshold of originality is.--Prosfilaes (talk) 22:22, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
@Prosfilaes: Please see this page. --Patriccck (talk) 12:23, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
@Matěj Orlický, Frettie, Rosičák, Shlomo: Can someone please help? --Patriccck (talk) 12:56, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
I dont think so. --Frettie (talk) 07:59, 22 April 2019 (UTC)


Hello, on the website of the Finnish musician there are pictures available for publication and it says on the website below "Use of these photos in media (print, TV or web) is allowed as long as the photographer is credited (file name contains the name of the photographer). Due to this statement I will upload 1 picture to be published in the articles of Wikipedia. Tokota (talk) 08:19, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

@Tokota: Please don't. This statement is not sufficient for Wikimedia Commons. We need a release under a free license. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:35, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Look at the picture. It says clearly for which use it is allowed. Tokota (talk) 08:37, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
@Tokota: Yes, but that's not sufficient. Wikipedia is not a media in that sense, but an encyclopedia. Beside please read COM:L before uploading anything here. You have a long list of deleted files because of copyright violation. Thanks, Yann (talk) 08:51, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
@Yann: You must change your politics. Many times I have sent emails from the copyright holders allowing beeing published on Wikipedia that were ignored from you, even 1 picture of myself that was rejected by you. I ignore also. Tokota (talk) 13:38, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
@Tokota: We won't change our policies, but may we can help you. Do you have the ticket numbers for your permissions? Regards, Yann (talk) 13:48, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
@Yann: I will not start now and look through my old emails. This fair is read. I am not interested to insist proving the legalality of the uploaded and distributed pictures from the companies. You should know Tokota. Commons is too severe in judging. Tokota (talk) 15:23, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
@Tokota: Fine, your choice. But you will be blocked if you upload more copyrighted works. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:39, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
@Tokota: A free license must allow any use, and not be restricted to "print, TV, and web" (even though that is a lot). In a movie, for example. On a t-shirt, or whatever. Uploading it is not a violation of law, since we are within the stated license, but it does violate site policy, and the images would be removed without a more explicit permission being sent to OTRS. Carl Lindberg (talk) 17:28, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Update links to Copyright Office searchEdit

In the section about public domain material, the link to the online search at the Copyright Office is broken. This an up-to-date link, and this one to the currently proof-of-concept Virtual Card Catalog should probably be added since it allows searching for pre-1978 copyright information. -- (talk) 05:37, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

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