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Archived discussionsEdit

Seven 2006/2007 discussions organized as subpages, ignoringincl. comments added in 2014:

1944 photographs from the RAF archiveEdit

Hello, a question for some copyright expert from the United Kingdom: this photograph was taken on 11 September 1944 at the Parc de Princes in Paris, France, by a Royal Air Force's photographer prior to a rugby union match between RAF RU team and Paris Universitaire FC. Can there safely apply {{PD-UKGov}}? Thanks -- Blackcat   10:21, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

Blackcat: that seems reasonable and source webpage does have a Crown copyright notice that expired after 50 years. Ww2censor (talk) 19:10, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
Ww2censor, thank you. Since I am not experienced in the UK copyright customs, I needed to hear an informed voice. -- Blackcat   21:01, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

Ireland stampsEdit

While for the time being this point is academic because An Post exists since 1984 so none of their stamps are over 70 years old, Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Ireland#Stamps shows that An Post is the copyright holder of the stamp copyright and not the artist. This statement is unsourced and I have not seen one of their contracts. I would presume such a contract would also cover the artwork as well as the stamps but I suspect that without a specific copyright transfer the artist is still the copyright holder. I'm interested in your opinion. Ww2censor (talk) 19:06, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

my logo image is my own and I want to create my own articleEdit

Hi, my name is Nicky Vaez. I'm a DJ composer. It won't let me create my article because, according to Wikipedia, it says that I'm copying from others and it's not like that because I created this own logo with a program. Nicky Vaez (talk) 02:59, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

@Nicky Vaez: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload a smaller (<50,000 bytes or <2,000,000 pixels) jpg logo as a new user, and Special:AbuseFilter/156 by trying to upload a smaller (<50,000 bytes) jpg logo as a new user. Each jpg logo you tried to upload is smaller, and you indicated it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a smaller logo, it is a copyright violation taken from the web. If you made the logos yourself, please upload the full-size originals of them per COM:HR, including EXIF metadata. If you did not make the logos, please see Commons:Licensing for why we can't accept them, and have the copyright holder(s) license them on their official websites or social media or send the logos and permissions via OTRS with carbon copies to you. If you can't get a compliant license, the logos may still be uploaded to English Wikipedia in compliance with en:WP:F because we don't allow Fair Use here (but not Spanish Wikipedia). If you change use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid filter 153.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:41, 18 April 2022 (UTC)
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