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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Ferran Mir!

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 05:53, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Bernstein Felix.jpgEdit

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it please read the text above again and follow the links in it, if you still need help ask at the   Commons:Help desk in any language you like to use. --Nikbot 08:43, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!

Dear Ferran Mir,
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world!

Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 350,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from 36 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.

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 in your own language, and help us learn what you liked and didn't like about Wiki Loves Monuments 2012.

Kind regards,

the Wiki Loves Monuments team
Message delivered by the Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 notification system on 04:41, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

File:Grave of James Stirling (1692-1770), detail.jpgEdit

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Thank you for uploading images from Wikipedia to Commons. However, the file you uploaded, File:Grave of James Stirling (1692-1770), detail.jpg appears to be a scaled down version of the version on Wikipedia. Please reupload the full version of the image. You can then tag the scaled down version with {{duplicate}} to have it deleted. Consider using CommonsHelper to provide the correct image description and licensing tags. Thank you,

Stefan4 (talk) 23:34, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

File tagging File:Naonobu Ajima.jpgEdit

This media has been deleted JuTa 19:01, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Naonobu Ajima1.jpgEdit

This media may be deleted. Thanks for uploading File:Naonobu Ajima1.jpg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:50, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

@Magog the Ogre: Hi: I do'nt understand anythink. Today I have received an email from (Ticket#2015050610021198) stating: Dear Ferran Mir, The permission state is fine, but your statement to him is problematic. Perhaps you missed the closing sentence: I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project. In other words, he cannot withdraw the permission, once given. Yours sincerely, Stephen Philbrick.
Please, delete the file: the process to obtain permission is too much complex for me and I do'nt want to follow. Thanks.--Ferran Mir (talk) 17:41, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
  Done you may want to review Commons:Model d'autorització. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:26, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

File:Darcy thompson.jpgEdit

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Wikimedia Commons does not accept fair use content. Fair use laws vary from country to country, and uses that are acceptable under US law, for example, may not be acceptable in many other countries with more restrictive rules.

Also, fair use is only applicable in a few limited contexts. The use of a media file in one context may be considered fair use, while the use of the same file in another context may constitute copyright violation. In particular, fair use does not extend to the collection and distribution of media files in a media database such as Commons. Therefore, Commons cannot legally rely on fair use provisions.

Non-free content that may be used with reference to fair use may be uploaded locally to projects which allow this.

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Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 06:51, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

@Magog the Ogre: Hi: I'm sorry. Just a question: the concept of fair use is only applicable in the USA?. Thanks.--Ferran Mir (talk) 18:45, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
It is not relevant. We do not accept any fair use on Commons. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:15, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: I'm sorry, but I want to understand completely. The fair use is only acceptable in enwiki? The same pic is published in enwiki under the tag fair use...--Ferran Mir (talk) 11:25, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Sorry about that. Apparently I transcluded the wrong template; I meant to use the one with language about which projects accept fair use. I've now fixed that above. Anyway, yes, it is allowed on English Wikipedia and some other projects under limited circumstances. Let me know if you still have questions after reading the note above. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 15:15, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: Thanks. I thing I understood the point about fair use. I will search an other image of D'Arcy Thompson. It seems that there is an image in the National Portrait Gallery under Creative Commons License.--Ferran Mir (talk) 11:09, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

File:John Carruthers Beattie.jpgEdit

File:John Carruthers Beattie.jpg has been marked as a possible copyright violation. Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content—that is, images and other media files that can be used by anyone, for any purpose. Traditional copyright law does not grant these freedoms, and unless noted otherwise, everything you find on the web is copyrighted and not permitted here. For details on what is acceptable, please read Commons:Licensing. You may also find Commons:Copyright rules useful, or you can ask questions about Commons policies at the Commons:Help desk.

The file you added has been deleted. If you believe that the deletion was not in accordance with policy, you may request undeletion.

Wikimedia Commons takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

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And also:

Yours sincerely, User:Marcus Cyron (talk) 12:17, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

I'm sorry, @Marcus Cyron:, but the file Sir-DArcy-Wentworth-Thompson.jpg is under a Creative Commons License in the web page of National Portrait Gallery. See: here. I do not understand why it was deleted.--Ferran Mir (talk) 14:57, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
As far as I understand the copyright, the NPG had no right to put this under a free license. -- Marcus Cyron (talk) 18:27, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
Hello @Marcus Cyron:, The text in the NPG web says: Creative Commons / What is this? / Image licence and download for limited non-commercial use. Image sizes are 800 pixels on the longest dimension at 72 dpi. / What can I use the image for? / Use in non-commercial projects (e.g. online in scholarly and non-profit publications and websites, blogs, local society newsletters and family history). / How much does this cost? / Making a donation will help support our work and sustain the service we provide. / How do I download the image? / Read and agree to the full agreement terms and conditions / Creative Commons License. Why is it not sufficient to publish this image on COMMONS? There are other images from NPG on COMMONS, like Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, etc.--Ferran Mir (talk) 09:37, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, once more: we have to see 2 different local laws. The UK law, that probably would allow to use the image, and the US law, that stated 70+ years after the dead of the photographer. Commons is not a british website, so we need to see more than one thing. -- Marcus Cyron (talk) 13:11, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
@Marcus Cyron:, if the copyright owner is the National Portrait Gallery and NPG publishes this picture under a Creative Commons License, is it not valid everywhere?--Ferran Mir (talk) 06:47, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes. The question is: if. I learned, that the most institutions can not tell apart theit property rights and copyrights. Usually they don't have such right, because they can not have them, because nobody knew about the internet in the time they bought the artworks. And once more: not only the UK copyright count on Commons. Also the US copyright. -- Marcus Cyron (talk) 07:07, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
@Marcus Cyron:: OK. I will not use images from NPG anymore. Thanks by your comments.--Ferran Mir (talk) 10:04, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

File tagging File:Emilie Norton Martin.jpgEdit

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This media was probably deleted.
Thanks for uploading File:Emilie Norton Martin.jpg. This media is missing permission information. A source is given, but there is no proof that the author or copyright holder agreed to license the file under the given license. Please provide a link to an appropriate webpage with license information, or send an email with copy of a written permission to OTRS ( This also applies if you are the author yourself.

Please see this page for more information on how to confirm permission, and Commons:Permission if you would like to understand why we ask for permission when uploading work that is not your own.

The file probably has been deleted. If you sent a permission, try to send it again after 14 days. Do not re-upload. When the OTRS-member processes your mail, the file can be undeleted. Additionally you can request undeletion here, providing a link to the File-page on Commons where it was uploaded ([[:File:Emilie Norton Martin.jpg]]) and the above demanded information in your request.

(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) is not a valid CC license here. Tbhotch 18:46, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

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