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Robert Aldrich, American film directorEdit

Why was the infobox image of Robert Aldrich (Wikipedia article) removed? You posted "has been deleted from Commons by Jcb because." and no further link I could locate. CerroFerro (talk) 16:38, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

The file was nominated for deletion with this comment: "Links doesn't prove files have been published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 without a copyright notice. - Missing permission." - Jcb (talk) 16:42, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
Does this image provide the required proof?,_Cary_(Suspicion)_01_Crisco_edit.jpg CerroFerro (talk) 19:08, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
Maybe. You could file an undeletion request and somebody will have a look. I myself normally skip undeletion requests in this specific area, there are people around with way more knowledge about US copyright. Jcb (talk) 21:24, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Undo deletionEdit

Why was these files deleted?

  • Ранко Кеча.jpg [Ticket#: 2018102910007388]
  • Гордана Ковачек Станић.jpg [Ticket#: 2018110110002165]
  • Јелена Видић-Трнинић.jpg [Ticket#: 2018102910007557]
  • Атила Дудаш.jpg [Ticket#: 2018102910006496]
  • Марко Кнежевић.jpg [Ticket#: 2018102910006576]
  • Слободан Орловић.jpg [Ticket#:2018103110003001]
  • Зоран Лончар.jpg [Ticket#: 2018110110002165]
  • Гордана Дракић.jpg [Ticket#: 2018102910006496]
  • Наташа Деретић.jpg [Ticket#: 2018103010003307]
  • Антун Маленица.jpg [Ticket#: 2018100110004745]
  • Милана Писарић.jpg [Ticket#: 2018102410006049]
  • Драго Дивљак.jpg [Ticket#2018102610006036]

ID007NS (talk) 23:07, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

You tagged the files as {OTRS received}, although you are not an OTRS agent. Don't do that again. Jcb (talk) 23:11, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
Look at these advice that I have received.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by ID007NS (talk • contribs) 23:56, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately that advice was erroneous. Jcb (talk) 23:59, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
So undelete all files that you have deleted.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by ID007NS (talk • contribs) 00:03, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
As soon as an OTRS agent handles a valid permission, they will take care of undeletion. Jcb (talk) 00:05, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
When will it be? Deleting files as punishment is not advised by Wikipedia rules ID007NS (talk) 00:08, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
File:Драго Дивљак.jpg [Ticket#2018102610006036] was released by OTRS agent
and File:Милана Писарић.jpg [Ticket#: 2018102410006049] also. ID007NS (talk) 00:20, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
I did not remove the files as 'punishment'. I remove files with fraudulous permission templates because they cause legal risk to our project. Reusers must be able to trust that a trusted OTRS agent has looked at the situation if they see an official OTRS template. I don't know when an OTRS agent will handle the ticket. Jcb (talk) 22:25, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Undo deletion againEdit

Why was this file deleted?

  • Branimir Miroslav Cakić.jpg

This file was uploaded almost three years ago and I did not add any {OTRS received} tag! ID007NS (talk) 06:18, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

No, but I flushed it with the other files because I don't think this is own work and there is no permission. Jcb (talk) 22:28, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Shoukyokusai teniti itiza.jpgEdit

Hello. Yesterday you deleted the file File:Shoukyokusai teniti itiza.jpg. I think that it should be undone, as I had updated the date of this image; if I remember well, this poster was from (Japanese) Meiji Era 41, which is 1908 and, if I am not mistaken, into public domain. Best regards --HotaniKG (talk) 06:42, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

  Done - I somehow missed your edit - Jcb (talk) 22:33, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much for restoring the file--HotaniKG (talk) 06:56, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Category:Rugby union logosEdit

Hi, I bet every single one of those logos are copyrighted and shouldn't be stored at Commons. [1]. Cheers! Aʀvєδuι + 18:42, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Some of them, probably. Nominate those files, not the category. At least some are below the threshold of originality. Jcb (talk) 22:36, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Close deletion requestEdit

Hiya. You forgot to close Commons:Deletion requests/File:Coat-Of-Arms-Swansea-Uni.png --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 19:58, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 22:37, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Deleted imageEdit

Hello, my picture of Pandžić was deleted by you even though I explained I have the rights to use that picture. The man portrayed personally gave me the right to post his picture and Filozofski fakultet sveučilišta u Zagrebu (his image was already on their website because he gave them his permission) doesn't hold any rights to his picture. Vlado Pandžić even gave his permission for public use of that picture long ago.My explanation was ignored and I waited three days to find no response. I am asking you to publish it back, I also don't know the procedure so all I want is help. I hope you will not ignore me like others and I fully understand this was your job so no hard feelings. I just want to know the details of the procedure to take back his image. ~ Vijavica (talk) 08:11, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Permission in principle has to come from the photographer, not from the depicted person. Please ask the photographer to contact OTRS to provide permission. Jcb (talk) 09:55, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

PromFest imagesEdit

Hi! What is the meaning of "no permission" for the following images? Google cache shows that they all have reference to an OTRS ticket. It seems that all uploads of given user were tagged as "no permission" while earlier uploads actually have a permission. Here the nominator admits that one made a mistake regarding one image. It seems that the same applys to the following images. In this case please restore them. Otherwise, if there are actual concerns about OTRS tickets, then I believe this should be clarified in a regular deletion request.

I couldn't check the following image, but it likely has a permission as two other images uploaded on the same day by the same user do have a permission:

--Pikne 08:45, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

I checked the OTRS tickets of several of the files and I concluded that these tickets should never have been accepted. Apparently the organizer of the event thinks that they are the copyright holder of any picture taken at the event. Jcb (talk) 10:08, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
Fair enough, but since permissions were initially accepted then I assume the uploader isn't aware of this problem, right? As an OTRS agent, could you please follow up the OTRS correspondence and write about it to the uploader, so that one could seek for proper permissions? Pikne 11:45, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
That would be a large task, because they produced a separate ticket for each file. And the chances for success are small, combined with a high risk for false authorship claims. Involved uploader uploaded several more copyright violations without even a ticket. Jcb (talk) 15:12, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
Discussin continued here. Vysotsky (talk) 22:03, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Removal of Original WorkEdit

You recently blanked all images I have ever uploaded, including multiple original photos of firearms. Two examples have since been reuploaded, as I continue to search for others that may have been lost. Please do not so carelessly do that, as they were being used on their wikipedia pages. Thank you. Drassow (talk) 20:35, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

The result of a simple reverse image search tells that there is no reason to believe that these pictures are your own work. Don't reupload deleted files! Jcb (talk) 21:27, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

@JCB: I have multiple image of the precise firearms, as they are mine, including the licence for the Star BM. I find it offensive that you accuse my own work of not being as such.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Drassow (talk • contribs) 21:41, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
I gave Jcb a hint. Jcb didn't take it, instead he reverted my edit saying "removing nonsense comment". Well, I'll bite. What exactly did that reverse image search of yours turn up Jcb? Don't be selfish, share some results. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 21:45, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Almost all uploads of this user where easy detectable copyright violations. Of the two files they clandestinely reuploaded, one gave dozens of hits, including several at full resolution predating upload here. Both files lack camera exif. If the files are really own work, they can contact OTRS and send the original file from their camera for verification. Jcb (talk) 21:54, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Happily rolling back I see. You didn't give any link. I can understand, there aren't any, so how could you provide one? - Alexis Jazz ping plz 22:25, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Every admin can verify what I wrote. Jcb (talk) 22:30, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
You think I'm bullying you. All I asked for is a single link, and if you would have provided one, I would apologize to you and tell Drassow to never upload copyvios again and how disappointed I am. I would even call for a block if it would appear they have been lying about all this. But.. you don't have a link. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 22:42, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
He won't post a link because he doesn't have one. It should be very obvious that Jcb just wants to abuse his power, as I have already pointed out he has been blatantly lying. Drassow (talk) 22:46, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

File deleted by you has been reuploadedEdit

Please see File:PartyHardGame1.jpg. It was uploaded today by the same user, under the same name, and with the same copyright violation as a file you deleted two days ago. Please also delete this one. Regards. Lordtobi () 14:31, 5 November 2018 (UTC)


File:Heilig Landstichting blikt terug op Tweede Wereldoorlog.webmEdit

All the videos on this channel have a cc license. At the time of upload video2commons generated the wikitext with the cc information. Vera (talk) 05:19, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

The source video of this one has no CC license. The file had a failed license review. Jcb (talk) 06:56, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
There is a clear reason the license for the video changed: the producers had used a copyrighted version of the US anthem in the end part of the video. As you can see in its the description Epidemic Sound Publishing made a copyright claim against that recording. The publication here on Commons I recut with a different recording of the national anthem that does have a free license. Vera (talk) 12:06, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
That may be or may not be the case, but without a successful license review I don't know. Jcb (talk) 15:40, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Category:1940 in Champagne-ArdenneEdit

Bonjour Jcb, pourquoi supprimer Category:1940 in Champagne-Ardenne ? C'est une catégorie qui existe pour les siècles précédents, pour les régions voisines, BOurgogne, Alsace...Lors de la création en 2016 de Grand est les régions existantes précédentes, comme Chamapgne -ardenne y sont renvoyées comme histoire du Grand est et référencées aussi par Champagne-ardenne par année. Si c'est une question de respect des régions administratives existantes à cette époque alors ce serait plutôt la Généralité de Chaalons qui était pertinentes pour l'ancien régime et les coutumes de Vitry et XXX pour le juridique. Cordialement Garitan (talk) 14:01, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

@Olybrius: Can you answer this question? Jcb (talk) 15:46, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
These cats are anachronisms created by Garitan. 'Champagne-Ardenne' is a recent administrative region that was created only in 1956, just Like 'Marne' department that was created after the French Revolution, so stuff like '1553 in Marne' is anachronistic as well and should be deleted. We discussed the matter on the French Bistro and others agreed with me but Garitan doesn't seem to understand and/or care and stubbornly wants to stick with these anachronisms. - Olybrius (talk) 17:47, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Karte Landkreis Greifenberg in Pommern.jpg, File:Karte Landkreis Cammin in Pommern zwei.jpgEdit

Dlaczego usunąłeś te pliki? Zwiadowca 21 20:28, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Copyright situation could not be determined due to lack of source information. Jcb (talk) 21:30, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Message by AmazighkabyleEdit

hello i have changed the logo of the club Jeunesse sportive de Kabylie because they are changing it help me to change it That would be kind of you.this is the file of the oficielle logo

officielle logo
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Amazighkabyle (talk • contribs) 09:19, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
It's up to local Wikipedia versions to decide what version of the logo they want to use. Wikimedia Commons is only the place where they are hosted. Jcb (talk) 11:17, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Tram in Arnhem 1922Edit

Ik heb graag wat meer informatie dan alleen de OCTR melding. Als het beeld van 1922 is, dan is de fotograaf al lang overleden. Zolang het overlijden van de fotograaf nog geen 70 jaar geleden is dan hebben zijn erfgenamen nog rechten, anders is het publiek domein. Is het eerste het geval kan je dan aangeven wanneer het beeld PD (undelete) wordt? Bij publicatie licenties (kranten, landkaarten, etc) is er een termijn van 70 jaar, dus ook dan PD. PS: Deze file valt onder de VS 1923 licentie. Bij anoniem werken (vaak het geval bij prentbriefkaarten) is de limiet ook 70 jaar. (Anonymous-EU)Smiley.toerist (talk) 11:31, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

In dit geval is er geen informatie die kan ondersteunen dat het een anoniem werk zou zijn, dus moeten we er vanuit gaan dat het auteursrecht 70 jaar na het overlijden van de fotograaf verloopt. In dit geval weten we niet wanneer die is overleden, dus moeten we een veilige marge houden. Hoe groot die marge is, daar hebben we vorig jaar over gestemd. De gemeenschap heeft bepaald die voor PMA+70 landen te stellen op 120 jaar na creatie. In dit geval zou de afbeelding dus in aanmerking kunnen komen voor terugplaatsing vanaf 2042. Jcb (talk) 13:32, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Ik vind wel dat de WMF wel extreem voorzichtig is en de juridische licentie problemen zeer theoretisch zijn in dit soort gevallen. Die 120 jaar regel pas ik alleen toe als de auteur bekend is, maar niet te achterhalen is wanneer die is overleden. Bij briefkaarten kijk of er toch geen fotograafnaam is te vinden en als het niet zo is dan kan bij grote uitgevers het werk als anoniem beschouwd. Bij kleine lokale uitgevers ga ik ervan uit dat de uitgever ook zelf de fotograaf is en dan pas ik de 120 jaar regel toe.Smiley.toerist (talk) 14:33, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Ik kan me voorstellen dat je in persoonlijke publicaties minder streng bent. WMF is groot en wereldwijd bekend en daardoor ook kwetsbaar voor juridische problemen. Overigens was die stemming eigenlijk een versoepeling, voor die tijd gebruikte ongeveer de helft van de admins een marge van 130 jaar, een enkeling zelfs 140. Jcb (talk) 16:55, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Question about deleting my files without copyrightEdit

Good day! You deleted files that are my property and to which I did not impose copyright restrictions. Here are the files File:Kostanchuk_and_Semenchenko.jpg and File:Kostanchuk_Taras_Dmitrovych.jpg One photo is an official photo session for the press. To post it do not need permission. The second photo is also a photo for the press and I did not impose copyright on it. How can I return photos for pages? Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 10:16, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

This is some kind of mistake. Even if you try to find these photos in search engines, you can only find them in the cache of Wikipedia pages. This is my property, on which I do not put restrictions. Let everyone who needs it use it. I can send the original images to your email for you can make sure that I am the creator and owner of this content. Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 10:54, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

If you are the photographer, why is the camera metadata missing? Jcb (talk) 11:10, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Absence of embedded metadata is no policy-based reason for deletion. Especially not when you don't seem to have raised this as an issue before their deletion. Andy Dingley (talk) 13:59, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the help in the situation. I've been trying to find photos with metadata for several hours. Can I upload a photo again? For me it is very important, because I am waiting for the approval of the page in English (it has already been approved in Ukrainian). I would like my pages to be beautiful and useful, so I never violate anyone's rights and Wikipedia rules. Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 15:43, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Andy is just confusing the case. Absence of EXIF is an indication that uploader is not the author, especially when, like in this case, there is also the name of the copyright holder in the small part of EXIF that remained. In this case you have admitted explicitly that you are not the author, so that verification via OTRS is required anyway. Jcb (talk) 16:10, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

I am not a photographer. I work in the press center. I am the customer of many photos, some of which I use in my Wikipedia articles.The photographer is not the copyright holder of the photo, if it is made to order was paid. Therefore, the technical characteristics of the photo, I can not tell you, unfortunately. As I understand, there are no complaints about ownership. Can I recover data files in my article? As I understand, they were deleted by mistake and there was no reason to delete them. Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 11:45, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Please contact OTRS to provide evidence of permission. Jcb (talk) 11:50, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

I apologize. I first encounter such a problem. Photos are specially made for placement on the Internet, so I can not understand what the problem is? I assure you that no one will complain about ownership. I take all the responsibility. Is it possible to simplify this procedure? Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 12:04, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

No, it's not possible to shortcut the procedure. This must go via OTRS. Jcb (talk) 12:39, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I did not find the reasons for contacting OTRS. None of the reasons on the OTRS page coincides with my case. Licensing images: when do I contact OTRS? I have received permission from the original author (not me) to upload the file to Commons. I am the copyright owner but my file has been previously published without a free license on a medium I can't alter. I regularly publish my work elsewhere and want to avoid the hassle of sending permission statements for every upload I make. I am the copyright owner and my file is being hosted on Commons without permission. Please reconsider your decision to delete my photos. You are the administrator of OTRS. My photos do not violate any rights. Please help me solve this problem or let me upload a photo again. Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 15:50, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
I have to send an email to with a request to post my files again, right? Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 12:44, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
"I have received permission from the original author (not me) to upload the file to Commons." is what applies here. permissions-ru is fine if the permission is in Russian, this queue is managed by people who speak Russian. If everything is in English, permissions-commons @ is probably faster. Jcb (talk) 16:15, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
One of the photos was taken more than four years ago. I do not remember being a photographer that day. I can not physically contact the author. How can I prove that I am the copyright holder? Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 16:28, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
By sending the document to us in which the photographer agreed to transfer the copyright to you (often an invoice). Jcb (talk) 16:42, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
I have nothing like that. I can try to find a flash card with photos with all the saved metadata. Will this be enough to re-upload photos? I have no other option. Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 16:49, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
If there is no document, then there is no transfer of copyright. Finding the author will be the only option then. Jcb (talk) 16:55, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
This is unfair. These photos are not copyrighted and can be used anywhere. I paid for this job, but I cannot use it now. Nobody had any complaints, but you deleted my content for no reason. It is a pity that you did not help me. I work with hundreds of photographers. There must be another way. Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 17:07, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
There is no other way, I am sorry. If you don't have the proper paperwork, we cannot do anything. Jcb (talk) 17:09, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
What were your reasons for deleting these photos? Best regards, Pa30T (talk) 17:19, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
No evidence of permission. You next step now should not be continuing to edit my talk page hoping for a different answer. Your next step should be getting a written transfer of copyright from the photographers. Jcb (talk) 17:22, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by M.M.BILLAEdit

You closed this as delete but one file (File:At jhbdsk.jpg) wasn't deleted. Please check. --Stefan2 (talk) 15:10, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

  Done - thanks for the notification! Jcb (talk) 16:08, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Object deletedEdit

Hi JCB. You very recently deleted a image I uploaded (Joshua_Pulumo_Mohapeloa,_circa_1930s.jpg). This photo taken in the 1930s are found in a number of printed and online works. Furthermore not one of these sources claim copyright to this work. According to DALRO (Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisaton of South Africa), if no evidence of ownership can be determined, the work (especially considering the age and the fact that the object predates our copyright laws) can be considered in the public domain until claim is made by teh creator. Due to my work I have access to thousands of images dating from the late 1800s to mid-1900s. None with copyright statements etc. How do you suggest I (we) deal with this if these images are of value to the public, yet 'ownership' is indeterminable.

Wynand User:Wynlib40

Copyright information was completely missing. If a file has no license and has an external link in the source field, it gets usually deleted instantly, because 99% of such uploads turn out to be copyright violations. Is this picture taken in South Africa? If so, it can be undeleted because of the third point of {{PD-South-Africa}}. If a picture meets the criteria for PD-South-Africa, please add {{PD-South-Africa}} as a license on upload and everything will be fine. Jcb (talk) 10:41, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you so much. I appreciate the guidance.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wynlib40 (talk • contribs) 15:52, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
The file is back online: File:Joshua Pulumo Mohapeloa, circa 1930s.jpg. Please feel free to contact me or another experienced colleage if you have any more questions. Jcb (talk) 17:42, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Seeing a wrong thingEdit

Materialscientist blocked user CottoHottoLotto indefinitely just for 1 edit that doesn't involve swear words, but might be inappropriate or vandalism but this user has only made 1 edit. If you find the block wrong or is wrong, please unblock this user.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)
(talk page stalker) Case from 2016. Was an obvious vandalism-only account. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 00:58, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Voor de duidelijkheidEdit

Mijn bedoeling was niet om meningen die me niet aanstaan uit te sluiten. In deze zaak zal Fæ juist eerder mijn kant kiezen. Sterker nog, dat heeft ie al gedaan. Daarnaast wilde ik ook mezelf uitsluiten. Ja, en Colin dus. Twee personen met een duidelijke bias die mogelijk een beslissing zouden proberen te blokkeren plus mezelf als uitvoerder. Opbouwende kritiek van die twee zou ik overigens niet eens willen blokkeren.

Als je liever niemand uitgesloten had gezien, was eigenlijk ook prima geweest wat mij betreft. Netto +1 stem voor "mijn" kant. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 01:30, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Ik ben neutraal over wat er met die EXIF zou moeten gebeuren. Ik wil alleen geen bewerkingsoorlogen zien, dus neem gewoon even de tijd die nodig is om het goed eens te worden. Als je een heldere meerderheid hebt (bijv 5 tegen 2), dan moet de minderheid zich daar natuurlijk bij neerleggen. De tijdsdruk zou er voor zover die al bestond af moeten zijn nu de DR gesloten is. Jcb (talk) 17:14, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Dat deel is door Fæ opgelost.
Ik ging niet door over de gesloten discussie. Ik had een nieuwe thread aangemaakt, een andere gebruiker (AnonMoos) heeft die verplaatst. Mijn thread ging niet over dat hele EXIF-gedoe, dat is afgesloten. Het ging alleen over Colin's gedrag wat lijnrecht tegen COM:AGF ingaat. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 15:53, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Ik heb gezien dat jij een nieuwe thread had aangemaakt en dat die verplaatst is, maar in feite ging je wel degelijk door met de vorige discussie. Als een discussie is gesloten, dan betekent dat dat beide kanten moeten ophouden. Jcb (talk) 15:57, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Deletion request to be resolvedEdit

Hi Jcb. Any chance Commons:Deletion requests/File:Joakim-noah.jpg could be resolved? Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 05:02, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Sure, but we are not in a hurry. Jcb (talk) 17:16, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Copyright mark in the Elisa Maria Boglino article.Edit

Hi Jcb. I have uploadet one more picture in the Elisa Maria Boglino article, to show and to ask you if this mark is ok? Now, we are registred at , so that Commons can ask there, if they need.As you know , i have allready sent them many mails. Otherwise just delete it, its from a very old Catalog from 1933.Hope you will not be to angry with me. Actually, its been very difficut to understand the whole thing, and I have not tried to come in front of some other ones, just tried to do it right.--Ciopone. (talk) 23:57, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Not sure how you could possibly still have the idea that it would be ok to upload this file. Don't do it again, or you will be blocked again. Jcb (talk) 15:39, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Undo deletion of Peter_N_STEINMETZ.JPG ?Edit

I am wondering if this deletion can be undone. I had responded to [Ticket#2018061210009755 release of PETER_N_STEINMETZ.JPG] via email on June 13, 2018 as follows via email to Kyi Pho Htet never responded on that ticket.

"The copyright was transferred to me as part of the contract which was signed to perform the photo session. Thus I am the copyright holder and the subject.

Please advise how best to proceed.

Thanks, Peter "

I am new at this, can you please advise steps needed to upload that image, whose copyright I own, to Wikimedia Commons?



— Preceding unsigned comment added by PeterNSteinmetz (talk • contribs) 17:32, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
I found the ticket, you have received a reply now. Jcb (talk) 21:37, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Undo Deletion of Carter Cruise.jpgEdit

My name is Daniel Adams, I uploaded a photo of Carter Cruise to add to her wikipedia page at her request and you deleted it. I received permission to use the photo by the photographer who took the photo and owner of the copyright Simplyyy G (Which you can find here I am only trying to help Carter by updating her page on her behalf is there any way you could please undelete the file? I would greatly appreciate it and really hope you can so i could get Carter's page updated for her.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Musicoblivion (talk • contribs) 11:42, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
If the permission was sent to OTRS, please wait patiently until they handle the ticket. Jcb (talk) 16:48, 15 November 2018 (UTC)


I'm dealing with Ticket#2018111610003458 related to the mentioned file. Would you please undelete it so that I can address the validity of the ticket? --Mhhossein talk 12:36, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

@Mhhossein:   Done - please process the ticket - Jcb (talk) 16:22, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  Done --Mhhossein talk 16:38, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

사형 문서Edit

문서를 삭제한 이유가 궁금하군요. 저작권 침해되는 내용도 아니고. 한글파일로 변환하려다 실패해서 그냥 올렸습니다. Backtothe (talk) 05:03, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Please see Commons:Deletion requests/File:건국이후 사형 집행 현황.pdf. Jcb (talk) 17:22, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Appeal for the deletion of imagesEdit

Deletion tags were added to nine images that were uploaded by me. I added the source and the author of the derivative work last week but still, they were still deleted by the admin. I'm here to appeal for the deletion of the images.

Images deleted include: File:Peak tram hk map.png, File:Hong Kong Tramways.png, File:XRL Map.png, File:XRL and Intercity Map.png, File:High speed rail map.png, File:Wo hop shek.png, File:Port rail line 01.png, File:Whampoa railway.png, File:Humen Bus 846.png.

Thank you.

Cypp0847 (talk) 14:38, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Permission from the original authors is required. E.g. if you use a base map, you need to show evidence that this base map has a valid permission or that it is somehow in the Public Domain. Jcb (talk) 17:24, 17 November 2018 (UTC)


I saw that you deleted most of the images of which I have requested the deletion with criterion G7. I want to thank you very much for your work and also to apologise to have give you a huge lost of time because of my big mistake in uploading images from Flickr. Greetings, --Civitas13 (talk) 07:47, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Don't worry, we have VisualFileChange for this. Took me a minute or so to start the job, the script was doing the rest in a separate browser tab while I was doing other things. Jcb (talk) 12:23, 18 November 2018 (UTC)


Yes, «closed = closed», that’s why I adedd my comment outside the div. -- Tuválkin 23:49, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Silvio Parnis.jpgEdit

I thought the image was free Alan347 (talk) 15:51, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Things you grab from the web have to be considered 'all rights reserved' unless there is evidence to the contrary. Jcb (talk) 15:56, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Your comment on ANUEdit

I took a look at their talk page and guessed that one on one discussion would be a waste of time. World's Lamest Critic (talk) 17:53, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

That may be or may not be the case, but you cannot skip this step. Jcb (talk) 17:55, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Vriendelijk verzoekEdit

Wil je alsjeblieft mijn essays undeleten? Specifiek Commons:Do disrupt Commons to illustrate a point, Commons:Assuming worst case copyright en Commons:Everipedia. Wat betreft die laatste, de humoristisch bedoelde delen zal ik eruit halen zodat alleen een algemene beschrijving en beschrijving van hoe/waar de attributie is te vinden overblijft.

Alvast bedankt. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 21:52, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Dat lijkt me geen goed plan. Dat je graag recalcitrant bent moet je zelf weten, maar vraag niet van de gemeenschap daaraan mee te werken. Jcb (talk) 21:58, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
Is dat een nee? - Alexis Jazz ping plz 21:59, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
Ja. Jcb (talk) 22:01, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
Iets anders dan, zou je excuses willen maken richting Guanaco voor deze aanval? - Alexis Jazz ping plz 23:17, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
Nee. Jcb (talk) 23:22, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Laia Aleixandri.jpgEdit


You left me a message about Laia Aleixandri.jpg file asking about copyright permissions. Please note information has been submitted via email and has been reviewed by another OTRS Member. The message in the file says: "Wikimedia has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on this page. This correspondence has been reviewed by an OTRS member and stored in our permission archive. The correspondence is available to trusted volunteers as ticket #2018112210006505."

Are there any actions required from my side?

Thanks, --Junta (talk) 08:47, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

@Junta: All files need a license template in accordance with COM:L. I have now fixed it for you for this file, please see here how I did that. Jcb (talk) 15:12, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

Maurice Chabas undeletion requestEdit

Can you please take a look at that UDR? Abzeronow (talk) 18:40, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 18:49, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Abzeronow (talk) 18:52, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

An invitation to commentEdit

I started a Village Pump discussion about the meaning on "partially nude" here on Commons. I already know your opinion on this, but I think it would be helpful if you participated in the Village Pump discussion. Thanks. World's Lamest Critic (talk) 23:49, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. I hope this will lead to some consensus. Jcb (talk) 16:25, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Deleted imageEdit

@Jcb: Hello. I would like to ask whether the current presentations of sources are enough or not, so to avoid the deletion of the uploads. Please kindly check the description page of File: CYmap Sha Tau Kok.png. Thank you. Cypp0847 (talk) 14:47, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Don't upload such files again! Google Maps is copyrighted. Jcb (talk) 15:43, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Sorry about that, would you mind to list out some base maps that can be used in Wikipedia Commons? Cypp0847 (talk) 15:44, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
At least OpenStreetMaps and maps from the CIA World Factbook are free. Jcb (talk) 15:52, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Deleted images in the category "KUNSTradln in Millstatt"Edit

@Jcb: Hello, On Nov 22 2018 17.08/09 you deleted a number of files in the category "KUNSTradln in Millstatt", which I have uploaded. The deletion was due to lacking OTRS informations (the files are : File:Veronika Dirnhofer Gemälde KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Swoboda Helmut Gemälde KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Robert Oltay Gemälde1 KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Robert Kabas Skulptur KUNSTradl in Millstatt.jpg; File:Oswald Oberhuber Installation1 KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Nemanja Cvijanovic Skulptur KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Markus Wilfling Skulptur1 KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Manfred Wakolbinger Skulptur2 KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Manfred Wakolbinger Skulptur1 KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Lore Heuermann Batikkunst KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Johann Weyringer Skulptur KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Herbert Golser Skulptur KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Helmut Machhammer Skulptur KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Gabriele Schöne Gemälde3 KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Franz Kaindl Gemälde2 KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Clemens Heinl Skulptur2 KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Arnez.jpg; File:Brigitte Kowanz Lichtinstallation1 KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Bettina Patermo Gemälde KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg; File:Amy Brier Skulptur KUNSTradln in Millstatt.jpg)

All files are images of art works, which were exhibited in the public space in Millstatt during the art event "Art cycling in Millstatt" (see the entry in the English Wikipedia). According to the "freedom of panorama" within the Austrian copyright law all these art objects can be photgraphed and the photos then be used freely. They were photographed by the manager of the event, Petra Weissenböck, which gave me the permission to upload them in Wikimedia Commons. She also promised me to send a message with that permission to the German OTRS team.

I got no notification by the OTRS team the any of the files mentioned above should be be deleted because of a missing OTRS permission, so I thought that everything was ok, until I now found out, that they were deleted. Something obviously went wrong with the permission mail by Petra Weissenböck.

So what can we do to undelete the files mentioned above? Can you undelete the files upon receiving a mail by Petra Weissenböck with the information the the art works were exhibited in public space and that she as photographer gave the pernmissen to use the photos under a creative commons license? Or do we have to contact the German OTRS team with these informations, and it is their task to undelete the photos?Leontari1 (talk) 19:11, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Apart from the fact that as far as I can see we never received anything from Petra Weissenböck, also permission from the artists is required. Freedom of panorama does not apply to works that are temporarily in public space. Jcb (talk) 21:07, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Flickr image licensesEdit

Hello, many of the images I have uploaded to Commons have been deleted due to copyright. Is there any way to reverse the removals? All these images originated from Flickr with a compatible license, and was marked so during the upload process to Commons. Links to images below. Sauer202 (talk) 17:28, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi JCB, out of curiosity, I looked and some or all of these images come from, is that correct? This Flickr user has uploaded a number of images over several years with the public domain mark and, from spot-checking, all of them that I saw were taken with the Olympus E-M5. It seems like {{PD-author}} would be the correct answer - this is someone publishing their own work and proclaiming it to be in the public domain. --B (talk) 17:26, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

May be, but as long as they do not state such a thing at Flickr it has no value. PD-Mark is not a release and not legally binding. Jcb (talk) 17:36, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
@B: Commons:Village pump/Copyright#Images from flickr with Public Domain Mark by the author - Alexis Jazz ping plz 18:57, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

How to approach an OTRS ticketEdit

Hello, thanks for your hard work keeping Wikipedia clean. I was the uploader for an image that I think was recently deleted due to passing a 30 day time deadline. Does that look correct? I had sent a ticket to OTRS to confirm the license. The photographer was kind enough to re-license the photo under CC-BY-SA so it can be used on Wikipedia. However, I am guessing no one had made it through the OTRS queue to my ticket yet.

Is there a best way to proceed? Should I simply wait for the OTRS queue and for the photo to be restored? Is it better if I contact someone? I posted a note on the OTRS Noticeboard here to ask. I just wanted to ask and let you know since it looks like you were the person who took care of the image.

Thanks for your time. Let me know what's best. --Culix (talk) 03:48, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Please just wait. The ticket is still open. It should be handled one day. Unfortunately we have a huge backlog. Jcb (talk) 15:30, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the reply. On the OTRS Noticeboard they said "Since the source is now licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0, OTRS isn't required. An admin should just undelete the file and mark it as license reviewed". An admin has now restored the photo. Is this okay to now re-add it to the article? --Culix (talk) 06:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes, no problem. As soon as a file is back online, it can be used. Jcb (talk) 10:06, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Fantastic. Thank you very much! --Culix (talk) 04:31, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
I have restored the image. I also created an entry on the image Talk page to outline the events, and store the links as evidence. --Culix (talk) 04:48, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Ok, everything seems perfect then. Jcb (talk) 08:38, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Querying deletion of photo Melinda Szymanik AuthorEdit,_NZ_Children%27s_Author.jpg

This has been deleted, citing no permission since Nov 11, however the licence holder emailed their permission November 12th/13th as per the advice I received. Her email was acknowledged but there has been no correspondence since and the photo has been removed. Should I resend the permission form she completed or is there some other process I should follow to undo the deletion? Thank you

— Preceding unsigned comment added by MelSzymanik (talk • contribs) 21:14, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
OTRS has a backlog, so that it may take some time. As soon as an OTRS agent handles a valid permission, they will take care of undeletion. Jcb (talk) 21:40, 29 November 2018 (UTC)


Could you explain please what is the exact licence problem with files like

File:Grundkurs Mathematik (Osnabrück 2018-2019)Teil IVorlesung7.pdf


File:Grundkurs Mathematik (Osnabrück 2018-2019)Teil IVorlesung20.pdf

I am professor of mathematics and am the author of these files writing it on german wikiversity, hence CC-by-sa 3.0. The uploaded version is the pdf-version (more beautiful). For used images from Commons all licences are given explicitly in the appendix of the file. The licensing statement expresses this and links to the wikiversity file. So please tell me what else I have to do in order to make the licencing satisfactory. Thank you, Holger.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bocardodarapti (talk • contribs) 21:54, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
Please make sure the license is in the document, adequat source information of included third party works (pictures) is given and a proper license has been applied. Jcb (talk) 22:01, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
The used third party picture from commons are listed with their licences in an appendix in each file (Abbildungsverzeichnis). Do you mean that the pdf-file itself should contain a licensing statement saying that I have written it and that it is under CC-by-sa 3.0. My understanding was so far that the picture itself does not contain the licensing statement, but the info contains it, and I consider the pdf-version as a whole as a picture.Bocardodarapti (talk) 22:09, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
In case of the deleted file, there was no license in the file and no license at the file description page and source information was completely missing. So there was no indication at all that this file would have a free license. And no, a text document is not a picture. Jcb (talk) 22:13, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
It might be that the uploader, my secretary, forgot to include the Abbildungsverzeichnis. Sorry about that. It might also be that at the time of uploading she had not immediately included our template :{{Wikiversitydedruckversion}}. What I see is that the pdf-versions do not themselves contain a copyright statement and a link to the source file on wikiversity. That is something we could do in the appendix.Bocardodarapti (talk) 22:33, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
That template was indeed missing. And yes, it's definitely a good idea to include the information in the PDF file as well. Jcb (talk) 22:39, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
I make a copy of this discussion on the talk page of the template.Bocardodarapti (talk) 23:47, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Lass das Bitte!Edit

Die Bilder sind nicht aus Ulbrichs Buch, lass sowas bitte! --Xocolatl (talk) 16:25, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

I left a clear instruction in the edit summary the first time. Jcb (talk) 16:26, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Goa flag cropped.pngEdit


You have deleted File:Goa flag cropped.png which is an integral part of the template for Wikipedia:WikiProject Goa, which is under Wikipedia:WikiProject India. Could you please help us fix whatever the issue was. Thanks. SerTanmay (talk) 14:06, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Nominated for deletion by Ronhjones as 'This is a derivative work and no source or permission of the original work is provided.' I agree with this nomination. Jcb (talk) 15:01, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Melody Zoë Klaver.jpgEdit

Could you please leave a quick user-friendly note on the uploader's talk page regarding permission? Given that the uploader is notable, it seems plausible that the permission was transferred to her as a work for hire. Regardless, I'd hate to lose a valuable photograph because the user didn't dot the i's and cross the t's. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:12, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

@Magog the Ogre: I suppose this message was meant for @JuTa:? Anyway, I disagree with you. It does not seem plausible at all that the copyright was transferred to the depicted person, such a claim will need verification via OTRS. In most cases I have seen in OTRS over the past ten years, it turned out that the photographer granted a usage right, often even for a limited period of time, to their client. People mistakenly tend to interpret such a permission as a transfer of copyright, which it is obviously not. Jcb (talk) 17:29, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
No, I meant to as you for a favor because you speak Dutch.  Anyway, I didn't say probable, I said plausible. My reasoning is that celebrities often get a release from the photographer. We don't know though unless she sends in the documentation. I'd rather you tried since you speak her language. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:05, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
Ah, I see. I will see what I can do. Jcb (talk) 21:02, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Image Deletion QuestionEdit

Hi, You deleted three images off of a page I contributed to about australian actor Elise McCann. I saw that you deleted them for lack of permission. I actually got the images off of the actor herself, one from her website and one from her public facebook. I emailed through her website and asked if I could put them on her wikipaedia and she responded saying I could. I am new to wikipaedia so not sure how to submit to get them back up. Are you able to assist with how I can do that?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jenny Knocking (talk • contribs) 01:01, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Please ask the photographers to contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 16:36, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Request for Release of Audio Files under open licenseEdit

Dear JCB,

Listed files in the attached document were tagged- Copyright Status.

Kindly note that we have sent a copy of the link below to for the release of the audio files under open licenses.

We understand that this process takes so long a time . We therefore request that you should help to expedite the process.

For: Wikimedia User Group Nigeria.

Don't upload such document here, only send them to OTRS. No, I am not expediting a specific ticket. OTRS unfortunately has a backlog, but there is no reason why you should have priority of all other people waiting. Just patiently wait for your turn. Jcb (talk) 23:28, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Fred Cheng.JPGEdit

The photo "Fred Cheng.JPG" was taken by me. No copyright issue. You should not delete my work. Dltl2010 (talk) 01:26, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Maybe, but the background is a copyright infringement. Please see DW. Jcb (talk) 15:46, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Please see DM and undelete the file. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 19:33, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz: I think I've resolved this issue. See the file page. Guanaco (talk) 21:22, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of my uploadsEdit

Please delete the uploads that I nominated for deletion because I do not want them to be uploaded anymore and not happy with these images. I didn't know that uploads deletion nomination reason 'unwanted file' is invalid, sorry about that and won't do it again. If I knew that reason for uploads deletion 'unwanted file' is invalid, I wouldn't have done this. --HutheMeow (talk) 03:02, 4 December 2018 (UTC) HutheMeow

Warned the user at their own talk page. Jcb (talk) 15:47, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Donat Kirsch.jpgEdit

Hello, it's OTRS, I'm right? No deletion is needed in my opinion. --Gower (talk) 10:48, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

What do you mean? I tagged the file for not having a license 11 October. You added a license 12 October and Polimerek subsequently removed the 'missing license' tag. So I am not sure what the problem would be? Jcb (talk) 15:51, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Demers Certificate: Copyright ClearanceEdit

Hi there - I provided copyright clearance and original content information for the image I uploaded. Nevertheless the image was deleted. I would like the image restored since the original content (certificate) as well as the image copyright (flat art photo of a certificate) is cleared. I provided this information as requested yet the image was deleted. Thank you - MarionPB (talk) 19:00, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Please see DW. There is not evidence of permission for the depicted work. Jcb (talk) 22:20, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Files from Lies Thru a Lens Flickr streamEdit

  • Now files are deleted without any proof? Yann didnt show a single image that was a copyright violation, only links with suspicions and nothing of evidence.
  • On the contrary i´ve shown that this photographer was the same. Need to read again some of the evidence? Dan Rocha, aka Dan Bowen, aka Dan Mullan/Pinnacle, is the same as the photographer "Lies thru a lens" or the Narratographer
  • This site was the website of Dan Rocha, aka Dan Bowen. The fact that this is the same photographer can be confirmed in the internet archive, where he says "Ive recently become a Getty Artist and have started licensing images through there".

Another proof that image File:WTF (8439080666).jpg, taken with a Nikon D3s, with metadata of authorship Dan Mullan/Pinnacle, is attributed to Dan Bowen Photography in

  • See all the archived pages in the Internet Archive and you will only see images taken by him, as he says several times.
  • Images, of the same person, in Getty Images and in Commons, with metadata
  • So as i´ve shown, by crossing this images with Getty Images is that Dan Mullan/Pinnacle is the same Dan Bowen Photography. As i´ve shown that the photographer in Getty is the same as in If you see the url "Portfolio" in, you will see that it links to
  • Cameras
  • As i said before by Yann that said "have found at least a dozen different cameras, all high-end gears, and from different brands*Also why he used several cameras", dont you know that professional photographers change gear periodically, and as i said before he changed from cameras from time to time, always from medium ones to better ones.

Except for four images, one a family photo of 1914, three of Cameras (two where sourced from Sony with free licenses, and one from Nikon, albeit the three were without attribution), show in the first links of photographers sites were are the copyright violations. "Dan Bowen from Dalton, GA, USA (see also [2]" was an completly different style of shooting and models. and has zero images that were uploaded to Commons. The same with the websites of Daniel Rocha and that has zero images.

So, why in the hell did you deleted this images? Where are the "convincing arguments (...) why files from this Flickr stream cannot be trusted. Unlike Yann that links to sites of photographers that have nothing to do with this photographer, claiming that the images come from there, but shows zero proofs of any copyright violation on that sites, i´vw shown that this files are properly licensed and by the author of the images. Tm (talk) 00:59, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Duplicate with the UDR. Jcb (talk) 15:38, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Photo licensing from Flickr checksEdit

Please check my uploads that have been obtained from Flickr because the copyright status is undeterminable by a bot. HutheMeow

As far as I can see they have been correctly reviewed in the meantime. Jcb (talk) 15:39, 5 December 2018 (UTC)


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Thanks for the notification. Jcb (talk) 15:40, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Question about uploadsEdit

Can a Wikimedia Commons account have above 500 uploads? HutheMeow

Yes, there is no maximum. Jcb (talk) 15:32, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

NOAA photosEdit

Why did you delete all the PMNM photos I uploaded? They're clearly marked in the description as works of NOAA, viz, the US government. I might not have got to adding the PD-USGov tag to all but I think you deleted some I did tag. —innotata 17:26, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

The files I deleted were tagged with PDM, which is not a valid license. It's your responsibility as uploader to establish a valid copyright situation. Jcb (talk) 17:29, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Can you undelete all of these, I can add the license to them (they can't be reuploaded, and PD files shouldn't be kept of Commons because of my "failure" - didn't realize these would be deleted rather than reviewed by people and thought I got to manyof them):

(Deletion log); 17:20 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Wisdoms Mate And Chick (27907276651).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:20 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - White Tern (28206858596).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:20 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - White Tern chick at Kure Atoll (30007192485).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:20 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Tag Sharks (27618417071).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:20 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Setting Invasive Species Quadrat On USS Macaw (35209735730).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:20 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - sea turtle hatchlings (28128852695).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Randy and Spotted Moray at Maro Reef - Greg McFall NOAA (27161157056).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - sea star Okeanos (28049471441).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Nihoa Millerbird on Laysan Island (27809301876).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - monk seals on crab island (27985946735).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - monk seal and turtle (27705150490).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Mission San Miguel (27226604103).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - laysan albatross (27618415151).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Laysan Albatross 2016 Cleanup (27624985333).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Kelly Gleason At Two Brothers Shipwreck (27878889432).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Hohonu Moana Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi (27229367574).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Hohonu Moana Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi (27231488933).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Hawaiian monk seal hauled out on large net at Pearl and Hermes Atoll (27094932105).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - hoei maru wreck (27657248416).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Birds on Turtles (27173920991).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange (Deletion log); 17:19 . . Jcb (talk | contribs) File:PMNM - Green turtle and Monk Seal (26640823494).jpg -) Tag: VisualFileChange

OK actually, yes I tagged these all with PD-USGov in addition to the Flickr tagging since I checked and they were all works of the US govet though two different agencies; this has been done before with mass uploads though maybe a bot then removed the PD-Mark tags. Still, none of these should have been deleted. —innotata 17:40, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
(after multiple ECs)   Done - please be aware that we get flooded with PDM files. Some uploaders like to do easy mass transfers, often hundreds at a time, without any intention to do some after care. That's why files with PDM get deleted by default if not fixed. Jcb (talk) 17:43, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
You should still check if they have some copyright status tagging added in addition to the PDM tag: I've been uploading stuff for a long time, I didn't figure out that you had to remove every instance of the PDM tag. I wasn't even sure uploaders were encouraged to, since isn't possible for uploaders to remove the tag with one click/visually, suggesting they shouldn't and should leave it to manual review by other users. —innotata 17:51, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
It is encouraged to view every page after you edit it. If you would have done this, you would have noticed that you left the page tagged for deletion. Jcb (talk) 21:51, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Mass deletion requestEdit

I'm rather confused looking at the 2 pages:

how do I nomination multi file or all files from 1 user?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Brinn.raisa (talk • contribs) 23:41, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

all Files_of_User:Dpvt1204 were taken from weibo (with watermark) claiming to be his "Own work"!--Brinn.raisa (talk) 23:40, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Both pages seem to be outdated. The easiest way is to go to the contributions of that user and then to press 'Perform batch task' from the tools menu on the left. (I have nuked the uploads of this user in the meantime). Jcb (talk) 23:45, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Seems like I, standard user doesn't have such function. But I now knew that a single file can be Nominate for deletion from the left...--Brinn.raisa (talk) 00:59, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
I think it should be available, but you may have to turn it on. In your Preferences go to the Gadgets tab. Then under Maintenance tools you should be able to turn on VisualFileChange. Jcb (talk) 10:25, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Mycorrhizal network diagram deletionEdit

Why did you delete this diagram : Réseau_mycorhizien_schéma.png it's all made by myself, except for the trees that i took from a royalty-free database (which i'd filled in in the image sources) ?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Parasquive Vlad (talk • contribs) 20:17, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
'Royalty-free' does not mean CC or PD. And do not reupload deleted content. Jcb (talk) 23:52, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, my mistake, my traduction was wrong, i meant to say a copyright free database ! I reuploaded it just because I wanted to see if I hadn't made a mistake by loading it the first time and that the deletion came from there ! User: Parasquive vlad

Ok. Just don't do it again and everything will be fine. Jcb (talk) 12:03, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Ok, sorry again ! So, the diagram could be restored or not ? User: Parasquive vlad

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Parasquive Vlad (talk • contribs) 15:59, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
No, 123RF is definitely copyrighted. At the bottom of the page you can read 'all rights reserved'. Jcb (talk) 17:23, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Template:Indian navyEdit

Can you fix this Category:Photos from, please? Thanks in advance :-) Wieralee (talk) 18:35, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done - may take a few hours until everything displays in the correct category. Jcb (talk) 22:11, 8 December 2018 (UTC)


As this was not a clear copyright violation, could you please restore the image and go through the normal DR process? Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:01, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Taken from here, which is not a US government website and where the file was not attributed to the US government, so yes, this is within our definition of copyright violation. Please note that the user keeps doing their transfers without proper after care even when they were clearly told not to do that. Jcb (talk) 22:14, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Most of the images on that site are taken by US servicemen. And, if you are going to throw shade on a user for being lazy with transfers, maybe you could be arsed to nominate the file for deletion on English Wikipedia. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:15, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
The files at EN wiki is their problem, I am not an active member of the EN wiki community. What is our business is that people only transfer files from EN to Commons if they are clean and do proper after care after transfer. If they don't do that, their transfers are counter productive and should stop. Jcb (talk) 00:18, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Brown dog deletionEdit

Hi Jcb, regarding the recent deletion of File:Brown Dog on plinth - Battersea Park - 2008-04-09.jpg, as I recall that was uploaded and released by the editor who took it. It was being used in a featured article. Can you say what the problem was? SarahSV (talk) 05:09, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

A valid permission was not established in the OTRS ticket and the file was deleted 30 days after our first response. Jcb (talk) 15:50, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

SimonKiselicki.jpg image deleted among othersEdit


my SimonKiselicki.jpg image was deleted among other pictures, all the pictures I uploaded are mine and I don't know how to reupload them as they seem to be deleted again for no particular reason or explanation why they shouldn't be there. How can I solve this problem? Thanks 12:43, 10/12/2018

Please see Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Nicoljocic. And do not reupload deleted content. Jcb (talk) 15:52, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

License reviewer rechtenEdit

Ik vroeg Edoderoo om naar een paar afbeeldingen te kijken omdat ie Nederlands is en op de lijst van license reviewers staat. Wat blijkt? Edoderoo weet niet eens wat een license reviewer is. Dus toen ging ik door de logs zoeken en vond het volgende:

12:29, 15 February 2014 Jcb (talk | contribs) changed group membership for Edoderoo from OTRS-member to OTRS-member, rollbacker, confirmed user, file mover and image reviewer (Trusted user, sitting right in front of me at the moment) (thank)

15:37, 17 January 2014 Jcb (talk | contribs) changed group membership for Sjoerddebruin from patroller and rollbacker to patroller, rollbacker, file mover and image reviewer (trusted user) (thank)

21:00, 31 January 2011 Jcb (talk | contribs) changed group membership for Kiran Gopi from OTRS-member to OTRS-member, rollbacker, confirmed user, patroller, file mover and image reviewer (OTRS-member, so trusted user) (thank)

01:00, 2 January 2011 Jcb (talk | contribs) changed group membership for Neozoon from image reviewer, OTRS-member and autopatroller to image reviewer, OTRS-member, autopatroller and file mover (OTRS-member, active in photo-submission-queue) (thank)

Ik zal de context waarschijnlijk missen maar hoe kan dit? - Alexis Jazz ping plz 11:54, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Er staat dan ook image reviewer en geen license reviewer bij mijn group memberships. Edoderoo (talk) 12:26, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
@Edoderoo: Da's hetzelfde. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 13:11, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
In die tijd werden dit soort rechten vaak zonder verdere formaliteiten aan actieve OTRS'ers verstrekt. Ik zie geen reden om dit recht nu na bijna 5 jaar ineens in te trekken. Jcb (talk) 15:58, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Predrag Keros.jpgEdit

Hello. My image was deleted by you. I understand that I made some mistake, but can you help. The owner of the image is a son of a subject (who died earlier this year). He gave me that image. What do I really have to do to proof that he is the owner of that image and that he is giving me perrmission to publish? Please help. Dmajdic (talk) 11:48, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

In principle permission has to come from the (heirs of the) photographer, not from the (heirs of the) depicted person. Jcb (talk) 15:39, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Permission request for Photo of Emil MichaelEdit

Hi, I am not sure of the procedure here, but I submitted a picture of Emil Michael with (I hope) all the needed documents to get permission to use the photo on Emil Michael's page on Wikipedia, but the process of getting that permission has been quite lengthy. I am wondering if there is anything I can do to help move the process along so the photo does not get deleted after the 30-day time limit has been reached. I really appreciate your helpfulness, and hope I dont seem like too much of a "nudge." Thanks so much. Melissastevens (talk) 08:15, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

OTRS has a backlog, but the ticket is already in progress. We have told the sender what we need to compleet the permission. Nothing more can be done at this stage. Jcb (talk) 16:37, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Coa fam ITA albergati2.jpgEdit

Hi Johan, I remember that the file Coa fam ITA albergati2.jpg was uploaded by user Massimop as his own work. Why was it deleted? --Antonio1952 (talk) 20:26, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

I didn't have any notice on this deletion. This is a new procedure ? --Massimop (talk) 21:20, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
I don't know why you did not receive a notification of this tagging, several other taggings of your files by @Castillo blanco: did generate the automated notification. Anyway, given this discussion, seems to be DW of non-free material rather than own work. Jcb (talk) 22:15, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Navy of BrasilEdit

Hello JCB, we are starting a GLAM project with the Navy of Brasil. We started a pilot project importing all pictures from the official flickr repository, where they published all content under publick domain mark 1. I noted that you are removing all content uploaded, how can we fix that since it's under an official partnership? Rodrigo Padula (talk) 00:34, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

'Public Domain Mark' is not a valid license, it's actually not a license at all. Please do not transfer files with 'Public Domain Mark' from Flickr to Commons. Jcb (talk) 00:39, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Jcb is correct, 'Public Domain Mark' (PDM) isn't a license (See the Creative Commons FAQ) and even then I do not trust that it means the photographs are in the public domain, you will need to research who photographed it, where it was photographed, who owns the copyright ect before you can add a PD license tag (such as {{PD-BrazilGov}}, {{PD-Brazil-URAA}} or {{PD-Brazil-media}}). Bidgee (talk) 01:10, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
So, if a person or organization publish a content online and clearly say "All content here is under public domain" for commons it's isnt acceptable? In this case all content is property of the Navy of Brasil with who we are starting a GLAM partnership. Rodrigo Padula (talk) 01:21, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
It (‘Public Domain Mark’) isn’t a license, as I said it needs to be researched to ensure that it is in the public domain and what license tag will apply. Bidgee (talk) 01:28, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
I'm in touch with the Navy of Brasil, we are formalizing a GLAM partnership, so, the best way will be to request them to update the license informed in the flickr repository or send a message to OTRS informing that all content is under PD? I imported the content to avoid more bureaucracy, it's always complicated to get formal contacts from them based on the militar hierarchy. Rodrigo Padula (talk) 02:13, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes, but it's also important to know why the navy is the copyright holder in the first place. In principle the photographer as a person is the copyright holder, unless they are e.g. an official photographer for the navy. Jcb (talk) 09:45, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

M-Renée Ucciani 1932, buste de P. Ucciani, dessin préparatoire, bas-relief de profil.jpeg : Différence entre versionsEdit

Bonjour, Vous avez demandé le retrait de la photo du dessin préparatoire au bas relief de profil de Pierre Ucciani par sa fille Marie-Renée Ucciani, au motif que l'oeuvre n'était pas dans le domaine public (l'auteur n'étant pas décédée depuis plus de soixante-dix ans,). C'est la raison pour laquelle j'ai autorisé sa publication sur Wikimedia en qualité d'héritier des droit comme son petit-fils. Je vous félicite pour votre vigilance. Cordialement. --Pierre-Dominique 07:52, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Pouvez-vous contacter OTRS avec cette information? Jcb (talk) 09:47, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

File:"Atheka-gaitzeko oihartzunak" liburuaren lehenbiziko argitaraldiaren azala (Baiona, 1870).jpgEdit

Greetings, I'm afraid my missing "}" here had a drastic consequence. Would you mind reconsidering ? Thanks, — Racconish💬 08:00, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 09:49, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Tahir Shah Author.tifEdit

Hi! On 13 November 2018, OTRS was received:

"Dear Esowteric,

The Wikimedia Commons page File:Tahir Shah Author.tif has been changed on 13 November 2018 by Krdbot, see for the current revision.

To view this change, see

For all changes since your last visit, see

Editor's summary: adding OTRS received"

However today, 14 December 2018, the file was deleted:

"Dear Esowteric,

The Wikimedia Commons page File:Tahir Shah Author.tif has been deleted on 14 December 2018 by Jcb, see

Editor's summary: No OTRS permission for 30 days".

Could you please clarify what happened here, and restore the file?

Many thanks, Esowteric (talk) 16:01, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

I believe the uploaded file was .tiff and the system changed it to .tif. Esowteric (talk) 16:06, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
We responded to the ticket 13 November, because we needed additional information. We never heared back, so that the file was deleted 30 days after our response. Jcb (talk) 16:19, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Ah! Thanks. I'll contact the subject/copyright holder again. Esowteric (talk) 16:22, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Jcb (The voice of wikipedia)Edit

Erg bedankt voor het inspreken van al die informatie. Zo kan ik soms lekker luisteren in plaats van telkens te lezen. :) —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:41, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Graag gedaan! Jcb (talk) 22:30, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
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