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CosplayEdit

Do you happen to know of any references that might help me on this, other than the various Lucasfilms cases in the US and UK? --MichaelMaggs (talk)

(un)deletion of some of our filesEdit

Many thanks for your help and suggestions. We will proceed accordingly. With best, ESDC Secretariat

Help ...Edit

Hello ... Pls Delete all Old & New version of this file

commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Harminder_Singh_official.JPG


Thanks :)

« Wemmick's Castle »Edit

Thanks for the information. You're absolutely right. The best thing is to remove the file from Commons. It's not all that important, since it's not a genuine illustration. Personally, I'm deleting from the article Les Grandes Espérances. Best wishes, Robert Ferrieux

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 AnnouncementEdit

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!Edit

 
2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

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VPCEdit

Hopefully you took my comment in the spirit it was meant, as a 'teasing' joke. What you said was quite apt, just a bit of a 'wall of text'... I try to keep things friendly.. the OP's comment was rather not, so a bit of a digression seemed in order. Revent (talk)

Oh, no offense taken ;-) That's hardly my worst example of a stream-of-consciousness wall of text reply on here either... I have some pretty long ones sometimes ;-)

FYIEdit

this got archived within hours. :-( Missed it?

Philippines section on my FoP essay userspace pageEdit

Hello. Under my userspace essay User:JWilz12345/FoP#Philippines, is my interpretation of URAA correct? 95 years after completion date for copyrighted works that had US copyright restored in January 1996? Thanks for the response. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 14:14, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Close. It's the earlier of 95 years from publication, and 120 years from creation. Defining "publication" for sculptures and paintings is difficult, though if they were put on permanent public display before 1978, that generally counted. We often do assume publication around the time of creation, unless something is documented to have remained unpublished or private to the author for longer. Works published 1978 or later can have different terms. The U.S. started using 70pma (well... 50pma at the time, but later increased to 70pma) as its general term for works created 1978 or later, but various grandfather cases make it more complicated for works created before 1978 but only published later. See Commons:Hirtle chart. Couple of other notes -- photos of architecture are not derivative works in the U.S., so for FoP purposes, the building only has to expire in the Philippines for photos of it to be OK; there is no URAA issue other than the copyright to the photograph itself (which is usually licensed). Also, works which were "simultaneously published" (within 30 days) in both the Philippines and the U.S. avoided the URAA, because the U.S. was allowed to treat those as "United States works" and not apply the URAA. That status is usually almost impossible to prove, but once or twice we've been able to show it for news photographs. Carl Lindberg (talk) 14:39, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

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Regards, AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 01:47, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Incidental?Edit

Hi Clindberg. Do you think the Peko-chan logo/sign in File:Fujiya restaurant.jpg would be considered incidental? -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:05, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Sure seems like the photo was focusing on the restaurant signs in particular. The name, and the logo. They weren't trying to capture the whole building or even just restaurant. The restaurant name is fine, but... the other one not so much. You could try to argue that they were taking a photo of whatever logo happened to be there, as it was not the artistic expression itself which caused it. The likelihood of the photo being fair use is pretty high, in most contexts, for "real life" usage. But when it comes down to the technicality of "free" and relating to the Ets-Hokin decision... feels more like a photo focusing on the bottle's label, rather than a photo of the bottle where the label is unavoidably part of it. Carl Lindberg (talk) 04:22, 30 October 2020 (UTC)
I kind of thought the same, but thanks for taking a look at this. I could see if this was a photo taken from across the street or something, but it does look like the photographer was focusing on the sign and that rest is actually incidental. Obviously, the photo seems to lose its value so to speak without the logo; so, I don't think blurring is an option. Perhaps this would be good to further discuss at COM:DR? -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:38, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Australian FoP arrangementsEdit

Hi, I've started a discussion of this at Commons talk:Copyright rules by territory/Australia. I think that expert advice to substantiate the claim being made here is needed, as it seems to be risky advice without it. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 23:35, 30 October 2020 (UTC)