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More information is available at the community portal. You may ask questions at the help desk, village pump or on IRC channel #wikimedia-commons (webchat). You can also contact an administrator on their talk page. If you have a specific copyright question, ask at the copyright village pump.
Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit
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.
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]]
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 05:57, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Claes Oldenburg Barcelona 1992.jpg was uncategorized on 24 August 2009.
- Image:Rosendo Mercado.jpg was uncategorized on 22 December 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:42, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Telecaster submarino amarillo.jpg was uncategorized on 22 December 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:42, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
- Gracias bot, pero encuentro algo liado lo de categorizar. a ver si me animo.
Creo que te refieres al logo de CDS, puedes cambiar lo que creas oportuno. Un saludo (siento el retraso, pero entro en commos muy poco) --Alavisan 14:44, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Notifying you of an image removal under the DMCAEdit
An image that you uploaded to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Claes_Oldenburg_Barcelona_1992.jpg was removed based on the receipt of a takedown notice made pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512 (the “DMCA”). The Wikimedia Foundation (“WMF”) takes alleged copyright infringement very seriously and carefully examines each takedown notice received and the image in question for compliance with U.S. copyright law. This image was one of 59 photographs included in a DMCA takedown notice received by WMF of various publicly-installed sculptures around the world created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
Some of these sculptures are located in countries that recognize “freedom of panorama” for sculptures, while others are not. Currently, U.S. copyright law does not recognize freedom of panorama for works of art, such as sculptures, and thus the copyright holder of a sculpture has the right to exclude others from publishing images of that sculpture, so long as it still enjoys copyright protection. While it is true that some of the sculptures in question here are located in countries whose copyright regime conflicts with the U.S’s regime, current U.S. conflict of law principles indicate that U.S. copyright law would apply in evaluating the scope of a copyright holder’s rights.
WMF strongly supports a change in U.S. copyright law that would extend freedom of panorama to artwork so that more people can experience beautiful and thought-provoking works of art that they would not otherwise be able to enjoy. However, WMF is a U.S.-based organization that must comply with U.S. laws as they presently exist, including U.S. copyright law, conflict of law principles, and the DMCA.
What can you do?Edit
If you feel that this particular image does not infringe the alleged copyright holder’s rights, you can contest the takedown notice by submitting a “counter-notice” to us. Before doing so, you should understand your legal position and you may wish to consult with an attorney. If you submit a counter-notice, the alleged copyright holder can stop us from restoring the content by suing you. Please note that WMF will not be a party to any legal action that arises from you sending a counter-notice, and that WMF is unable to provide you with legal advice.
More information on DMCA compliance may also be found at:
Filing a Counter-NoticeEdit
If you choose to submit a counter-notice, you must send a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org asking WMF to restore this image. The letter must comply with DMCA standards and must contain the following:
- A link to where the content was before we took it down;
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you believe the content was taken down mistakenly;
- Your name, address, and phone number;
- If your address is in the United States, a statement that says “I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court in the district where my address is located, and I will accept service of process from the person who complained about the content I posted”; or if your address is outside the United States, a statement that says “I agree to accept service of process in any jurisdiction where I can be found”; and finally,
- Your physical or electronic signature.
Pursuant to the DMCA, WMF must inform the alleged copyright holder that you sent us a counter-notice and give the alleged copyright holder a copy of the counter-notice. We will restore this image within ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days, provided that the alleged copyright holder does not give notice of suit to restrain re-posting of the material. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 20:37, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Notification about possible deletionEdit
Some contents have been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether they should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at their entry.
If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with them, such as a copyright issue.
Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Earth 2015!
On behalf of the Wikipedia community and Wikimedia Spain, organizer of the Spanish edition of Wiki Loves Earth 2015, we want to say thank you for your participation, and especially for contributing your pictures to the free knowledge. Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest has gathered thousands of pictures of natural heritage sites from 25 countries.
You can find all your uploaded pictures in your upload log, and you are of course very welcome to keep uploading images (WLE is still running) and hence help to develop Wikimedia Commons. Commons community meets in the Village Pump.
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.
You are more than welcome to leave us a comment, suggestion or question. You can post them here.
File:Windows 8 Pro DVD.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.
If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Wiki Loves Earth Spain 2018 has started!Edit
As every year, Wiki Loves Earth in Spain, an international photographic contest about natural heritage sites in the Spanish territory, started on May 1st. On behalf of the Wikipedia community and Wikimedia España (WM-ES), and as a participant in former editions of the event, we'd like to encourage you to participate in the 2018 edition. We do know that you've been keen on contributing your work to the free knowledge in the past and therefore believe that you'll be glad to help us again to document biodiversity.
We look forward to your free images!
We take also the opportunity to invite you to Wiki Loves 2017 awards ceremony, which will take place on June 16th at 17:00 in the Medialab-Prado auditorium, in Madrid. Open entry until filled to capacity.