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Invitation to participate in Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 Participant Survey (Reminder)Edit

Dear AntiCompositeNumber,

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2019, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world! We would like to ask again a few minutes of your time. Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 210K+ pictures of cultural heritage objects from more than 40 countries around the world.

You can find all your pictures in your upload log, and are of course very welcome to keep uploading images and help develop Wikimedia Commons, even though you will not be able to win more prizes (just yet). If you'd like to start editing relevant Wikipedia articles and share your knowledge with other people, please go to the Wikipedia Welcome page for more information, guidance, and help.

To make future contests even more successful than this year, we would like to invite you to share your experiences with us in a short survey. Please fill in this short survey, and help us learn what you liked and didn't like about Wiki Loves Monuments 2019.

Kind regards,
the Wiki Loves Monuments team 03:43, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Unsure why bot is still posting warningsEdit

Hi. Unsure about an issue. In regards to [1], the author is the U.S. government. Reading policy, it states US gov information is not copyright protected. The source is Radio Free Asia, a US gov broadcasting group. The URL to the image is included in description. The image uploaded is from Buddhist Door, crediting RFA, and the URL is also included in description. The RFA image is larger than the BD image, but otherwise appears identical. Is the problem resolved by simply uploading the larger image file from RFA? Thanks for the time! Pasdecomplot (talk) 11:59, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

@Pasdecomplot: While Radio Free Asia is funded by the US Government, it is not actually part of the US Government and their publications are not in the public domain (unlike Voice of America). Even if RFA-produced content was in the public domain, that photo would not be in the public domain because it was not produced by RFA but is Courtesy of an RFA listener. Unfortunately, this means that it can't be uploaded to Commons. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 20:10, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
That's too bad. Good news is your info clarifies a discussion on RS and RFA.
If "the listener" released copyright to RFA, and we had specific permission from RFA to use image, then it's ok for Commons?
Thanks for your help. 11:00, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
here's another quick question: if "the listener" was established as a US gov department, and therefore non-copyright protected, does RFA get copyrights thru publishing, or is non-copyright status inheritable? Thanks again. Pasdecomplot (doesn't look like auto login worked during last message). Pasdecomplot (talk) 19:08, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
@Pasdecomplot: The answer to your first question is largely "it depends". To license a work under a free license, you must have all of the exclusive rights of copyright, a well as the right to authorize others to exercise those rights pursuant to the license. If the photographer gave RFA those rights, which is unlikely, then RFA could release the photographs under a free license. As for your second question, once a work enters the public domain, it is no longer protected by copyright law. If someone added their own original copyrightable authorship to the work (creating a derivative work), only that new authorship would be protected by copyright law. Claiming copyright protection over a work that is in the public domain is called copyfraud. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 03:05, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks so much. In the 1st, the theoretical was what if the images were not copyright protected = US gov agency images; if the theory was confirmed, then RFA could not claim copyright if it didn't add authorship to the work/images. Did I understand the related issues correctly? Pasdecomplot.
@Pasdecomplot: Correct. AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 17:06, 9 October 2020 (UTC)


before you will send such a message

Again: please do not remove license templates from file description pages, as doing so does not adequately resolve any copyright problems the file may have. If you believe that a file is incorrectly licensed, please apply the correct copyright tag or nominate the file for deletion. Removing copyright tags, especially without an edit summary, is considered vandalism and continuing to do so may result in you being blocked from editing. Thanks, AntiCompositeNumber (Diskussion) 22:46, 24 September 2020 (UTC) 

to me, I ask you to correct the license templates in c:File:Gedenktafel Via Verano (Vöran) Knottnkino.jpg. As the placque is in Italy, it shouldn't be declared as c:Template:FoP-Germany. And as the text is by de:Inga Hosp, who is just 77 of age, it is unlikely to be in PD-old-70 or in CC.

--Goesseln (talk) 18:32, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

@Goesseln: You should nominate the file for deletion per COM:FOP Italy. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 20:13, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Where to goEdit

Hi again. Here's a file File:Tibetan Monks arrested in 2008 遭逮捕的西藏僧侶.jpg and I'd like to ascertain it's source (before Flickr) but I don't read Chinese. Where should I ask? Thanks. Pasdecomplot Pasdecomplot (talk) 11:29, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

@Pasdecomplot: I would suggest that you try to contact https://studentsforafreetibet.org/, who published the image on Flickr. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 02:57, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
Super cool. Thanks. Pasdecomplot

File:Rohatyn - Synagoge - Bożnica.jpgEdit

Images that were marked PD old should not be deleted. Ankry (talk) 20:35, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

@Ankry: fixed. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 21:04, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

File:True Widow, performing live in Berlin in 2010.jpgEdit

Hello, File:True_Widow,_performing_live_in_Berlin_in_2010.jpg is marked for deletion due to insufficient information on its copyright status. The copyright license of the image is Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) with all the Metadata. What is the problem? It looks like the metadata is not attached to the image I downloaded to my computer from the Flickr account, and then uploaded to Wikimedia. Oroborvs (talk) 14:36, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

@Oroborvs: Fixed. When uploading files to Wikimedia Commons, you must include a valid license template, not just the name of the license. In the future, you should use toolforge:flickr2commons or the UploadWizard to upload files from Flickr to Commons, as they handle all the metadata and templates automatically. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 15:25, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
@AntiCompositeNumber: Thanks for your help. Oroborvs (talk) 15:42, 11 October 2020 (UTC)


Your BOT must be timed to trigger only after 24 hours; Thank you. Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 07:20, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

@Archaeodontosaurus: AntiCompositeBot's NoLicense task waits at least 30 minutes from the time of upload before processing a file. This is more than enough time to include a license tag as required by COM:LI. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 17:00, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
No you can be interrupted by thousands of problems; it takes 24 hours.--Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 18:24, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

I have provided copyrightEdit

This file - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lady_Mayoress_Elinor_Lupton_(right)_with_Princess_Mary_at_Leeds_Art_Gallery.jpg appeared in this 2020 book https://books.google.com.au/books/about/A_Regal_Yorkshire_Family_Tree.html?id=lN6RzQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

I - Michel E. Reed - wrote the above book and give my permission for "commons" to use it.

The photo may have appeared in a newspaper elsewhere at some point.

Please let me know if this is OK. Thanks Srbernadette (talk) 21:18, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Hello and thank you again for your quick and effective work bulk-deleting hundreds of files with copyright violations last week, and for your helpful advice a couple of days ago about a username change request via the stewards to undo an impersonation problem. Both issues are cleanly resolved now, and the real person has recovered her real name as her own. Kind regards. TarichaRivularis (talk) 17:37, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

@TarichaRivularis: I have applied {{Verified account}} to the new account's talk page to make clear that they are correct owner of the account. Thank you as well for helping to resolve the situation. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 16:32, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Question de AlexazerioEdit

Bonjour je suis nouveau j'ai envoyé par accident une photo au lieu d'une autre comment puis je la supprimer cordialement Alex--Alexazerio (talk) 21:13, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Bonjour Alexazerio, seulement les administrateurs (comme moi) peut supprimer des pages. Vous pouvez demander la suppression d'un fichier que vous avez téléversé par ajouter la texte {{SD|G7}} sur la page. Quel fichier voudriez-vous supprimer? --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 16:31, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
c'est cette photo cordialement Alex — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexazerio (talk • contribs) 17:13, 19 October 2020‎ (UTC)
@Alexazerio:   Done --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 17:15, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Merci beacoup 😀 👏--Alexazerio (talk) 17:30, 19 October 2020 (UTC)