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While looking at the thread on Wikipedia Japan that you had mentioned in the above deletion request, I explored the video clip mentioned and this is where things turn interesting... The clip is from Universal-International News (also known as Universal Newsreel), a division of Universal Studios. Now, supposedly, all material of Universal Newsreel have been gifted to the National Archives (NARA) and its owners "withdrew their rights and title in favour of the National Archives in trust for the American people. As the National Archives made the collection generally on an unrestricted basis, Universal thus became the only major newsreel whose use was not encumbered by royalty and licence fees." (p. 10 Smither, Klaue, Newsreels in film archives (1996)) Lawrence and Timberg also state: "Universal Newsreel, for example, is the only sound-era newsreel collection substantially in the public domain, by virtue of Universal Studios' deed to the National Archives ...". (Fair use and free inquiry (1989), p. 246)
I am uncertain if this means the newsreels have been declared to be in the public domain (i.e. the owners has surrendered all copyrights to them), but the Archives state for the newsreels: "Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted; Use Restriction(s): Restricted - Possibly, Copyright, Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property right restrictions." If you are interested in uploading the clip to Commons, I would suggest a check at Commons talk:Licensing, or with Elcobbola, Lupo, or Clindberg. I do note that there is Category:Universal Newsreels, but as noted above, sometimes things are overlooked or uploaded in mistaken circumstances... Jappalang (talk) 05:19, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
- Ah, thanks for looking. I might try at a future time, though the clip is already posted as an external link in the article. I imagine eventually there will be a Japanese Wikipedia article on her (though this might be in quite a few years), and they will be able to find more stuff on her. It will help if I can get the article featured. On that score I have had a flap over a great fair use image. If this gets deleted, as it appears it should be, that will ironically help on that issue as there will no longer be a "free equivalent". Not that I want it deleted, but it doesn't appear I have a leg to stand on on the verifiability issue of publication, so it is what it is.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 11:27, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
File:Speedy delete contest button.png Except that I just realized JUST now that the middle of the button is transparent also. Argh lol, sorry. I have a massive head cold and have not been thinking clearly. Normally, this is not a big deal. (Do you have Photoshop? You take an image, turn its "background" layer into a regular "layer", then set the blending mode of that layer to Multiply (with a white background). Boom, simple. But I forgot to protect the inside of the image. So wait for one more upload! – Keraunoscopia (talk) 22:14, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
- I was okay with the first version you uploaded! That is not the say I will turn up my nose at better versions; improve away! I really am a beginner's beginner at these programs. I recently switched to a Mac but used PAINT.net before that and was only fumbling around with very basic stuff. I downloaded GIMP but it seems rather complicated. I'm sure if I applied myself, sat down with some tutorials, I could become proficient but my interests lie elsewhere. Thanks for the effort.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 22:22, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
- It's not a problem. This is so basic that it's almost embarrassing that it took me 15,000 attempts to get it right. Try the PNG now (or if you already did, it should be corrected). With the JPGs, I was erasing the white pixels in the corners and cropping out the top white part. For the PNG, all I did was make one layer "Multiply" with a second layer protecting the button. I tested it with a pattern background and there's no discernible difference between the original JPG and the new PNG, so I finally got it right. GIMP should be able to do this, but I gave up trying to figure that program out! – Keraunoscopia (talk) 22:29, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
- Done. Blending modes don't export as transparent (the pixels are still there). So I did, in fact, have to paint out the background, but I'd had so much practice by now, it was a cinch lol. Thanks for your patience, sorry you didn't land with someone a little more pro, but I learned something today : ) – Keraunoscopia (talk) 22:51, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
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Are you still seeing the original version that has the border with the photographer's name? I uploaded a cropped version, and I think it was just a cache issue that was causing the original to still display. Postdlf (talk) 21:11, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
- No, at least not any longer. I couldn't actually tell you if it was there or not. I think it was, and if so it was a cache issue, but I may have been editing too quickly. If you look at my recent contributions, you'll see I was tagging a whole series of images all by the same uploader with that watermark/credit issue, so I might have failed to see this one was the odd image out, that was already fixed.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 22:08, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
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In regard deletions made to Michael Stever:
I am a colleague of Stever. He provided the information to me that you deleted.
Please advise on how to restore it.
I'm new to Wikipedia as you know and sorry to say I find it extremely user unfriendly. Kudos to you who work with the platform and navigate it easily. But I'm at sea.