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Eulenburg deleted fileEdit

Re: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Philipp-Fuerst-von-Eulenburg_%281847-1921%29.jpg We have the same problem (unknown authorship) also for these pictures from the same scandal and the same years:

I leave you the decision about what to do with them. --User:G.dallorto (talk) 12:38, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice. While this is by no means "official" policy, i wouldn't press the first one for example: with a creation date of 1882 it would be unlikely enough (for my preferences), that the author died 70+ years ago (adding 50 years should make this safe enough for all images created before 1893). Also for some pictures it may be possible to claim "PD-anonymous" for Germany. Two facts must be shown: the file has to be published 70+ years ago and there must be some evidence/proof, that the author's name wasn't disclosed in the publication (or they used a pseudonym for an unknown real author). Hope that info helps a bit, but i am not going to nominate those images myself. GermanJoe (talk) 13:21, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Please remind to always answer on the discussion page of the writer, not on yours, otherwise the writer could now know you answered.
I know the rules very well, and they apply both on the image you nominated and on those I called your attention upon. Since you don't want to nominate them (why?) I made myself a page with several cases similar to the one you nominated, please cast your vote for their deletion. Thank you.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/Unknown_authors_around_1900 --User:G.dallorto (talk) 10:34, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I notice now that it was not you who nominated the image, it was User:mattbuck. My mistake: my apologies. --User:G.dallorto (talk) 17:06, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your rapid and helpful response to my question at the Village Pump. Pleasantville1972 (talk) 03:33, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Your VFC installation method is deprecatedEdit

Hello GermanJoe, we are aware that using the old installation method of VFC (via common.js, which you are using) may not work reliably anymore and can break other scripts as well. A detailed explanation can be found here. Important: To prevent problems please remove the old VFC installation code from your common.js and instead enable the VFC gadget in your preferences. Thanks! --VFC devs (q) 16:23, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Done - common.js updated, preferences set. GermanJoe (talk) 16:53, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

File:Pandit Raghunath Murmu.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requestsEdit

This photo is available freely in public domain and I have added this to the Commons for using it in the wiki page titled "Pandit Raghunath Murmu"(the public figure). Just because you found this image at one particular website doesn't mean it is a copyrighted material. This photo is the most popular and the most widely available image of Pandit Raghuram Murmu. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sameerhansda (talk • contribs) 06:21, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Hello @Sameerhansda:, as just explained on en-Wiki, modern creative works are copyrighted by default unless their author grants an explicit free license. I am sorry, but you are mixing up "publicly available" and "public domain" (not copyrighted) - these terms are not synonymous. If you need further clarification from other uninvolved editors, I recommend you ask for additional advice at Commons:Village Pump/Copyright. GermanJoe (talk) 06:40, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Hello @GermanJoe:, the picture we are talking about is the only photo of Raghuram Murmu available. This is the photo that is used in all websites,seminars, articles, presentations, functions, youtube videos and what not. What can be done to validate this photo?? SameerHansda — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sameerhansda (talk • contribs) 14:31, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Hello @Sameerhansda:, that's very difficult when images don't have complete information about their author and previous publications. Some necessary details would be: Who created the initial image? The copyright entirely depends on the original creative author (the original photographer or painter) and the first publication, not on any later re-publications by others. Also important: when and where was this image first published? When was it created? As you seem knowledgeable in this topic area, maybe you can provide this required information? Unfortunately all websites I checked lack these basic details. India has a copyright protection between 50 and 60 years after the copyright owner's death or first publication. As Raghunath Murmu died in 1982, it is very likely that the image is still under copyright protection and cannot be used at all. One more important aspect: if the copyright situation cannot be sufficiently clarified, images have to be deleted by default. Commons does not host images with unclear copyright. GermanJoe (talk) 19:16, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
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