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Hi, How dare you to violate all photos, I copyright it from those people from the Prople of Caraga Region, you are not allowed to delete those photos that which you are deleted in 7 days or what!!! If you are from America, I hate Americans to block me or insult me for nothing!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by IamUrian (talk • contribs) 05:23, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi IamUrian. Nobody has blocked you and nobody has insulted you. When you freely license a photo, you are basically giving anyone in the world permission to use the photo in anyway they want, even for commercial purposes. For this reason, Wikimedia Commons only accepts files which are unequivocally freely licensed or in the public domain as explained in Commons:Licensing so as to protect the rights of copyright holders. There is no indication that the original copyright holders of any of the photos I tagged with Template:No permission since have released their work under a Creative Commons 4.0 license, a you cannot simply take a photo from somewhere and freely license it unless you provide information which verifies that (1) you are the photographer who actually took the photo or (2) the copyright holder has explicitly agreed to release it under a free license. Almost all of the photos you have uploaded list a different author, so Commons is going to require verification from each that they have agreed to freely license their work. You can find out how to do this by reading COM:OTRS. Since you are new to Commons, you are probably not very familiar with it policies. I suggest that you take a look at Commons:FAQ for some general information, but if you have specific questions then you can ask for assistance at Commons:Village pump/Copyright. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:39, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Marchjuly, I will take my own photos for sure, instead of a copyright photos. Make sure my photos are mine, not them.IamUrian (talk) 05:56, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Most photos taken with digital cameras will add what is referred to as EXIF data to the file and this data is typically uploaded to Commons when you upload a photo. This type of information can sometimes be helpful in verifying who took a particular photo and when it was taken. All you need to do is follow the instruction given on the OTRS page I linked to above. One thing you do have to be aware of is that there is no freedom of panorama for photos of artistic works such as sculptures, statues, etc. in the Philippines. The Philippine government has put in place certain rules designed to protect the copyrights of artists, etc. who have their work publicly displayed. You can take a photo of such things for you own personal use perhaps, but you cannot upload such files to Commons unless you can show that the work is in the public domain or that the artist has explicitly agreed to freely license it for anyone to use as they please, even for commercial purposes. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:43, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Marchjuly, I created that montage the one that you deleted!!! that is not COPYRIGHT VIOLATION!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by IamUrian (talk • contribs) 06:47, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Please refer to my reply on your user talk page. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:00, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

File: Marshall Hall Publicity 2.jpg Permissions

Marchjuly,

Thank you for the heads up on the photo copyright permission. I have verbal permission from the photographer to use any photo from our photo shoot to use as I wish.

As I'm certain this is not sufficient for your purposes, I have contacted him and he will be sending an email to OTRS with his permission.

Thank you!Marshallkiphall (talk) 20:13, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the message Marshallkiphall. Yes, you are correct in that verbal permission is not acceptable for such a thing; an explicit declaration of consent from the orginal copyright holder is needed. You should receive a confirmation email from OTRS after they receive your email. This reply will contains an OTRS ticket number, which is like a reference number, so please keep a record it somewhere. If by chance you need to discuss your permissions email later on with OTRS, this number help them track it down. Eventually an OTRS volunteer will review the email and determine if it is in order. This make take some time because there are only so many volunteers with lots of emails to check. The current backlog is listed as 101 days.
Once you have sent in your email to OTRS, please remove the {{No permission since}} on the file's page and add {{OTRS pending}}. The "OTRS pending" template should be entered after |permission= that I have added to the file's {{Information}} template. You can't see the parameter now unless you're in the edit window, but it will become visible once something has been added. The OTRS who verifies the permissions email will change the "OTRS pending" to {{OTRS received}} after they have verified that everything is OK. They will also update the file's licensing and source information as needed. The "OTRS pending" template is valid for 30 days; If 30 days have passed without a proper verification, the system will automatically revert back to the the "No permission since" template.
If, by chance, the file is deleted before OTRS permission has been verified, please do not reupload the file. Files which are deleted are not really gone forever; they are only hidden from view and can easily be restored at a later date when appropriate to do so. Please check the Special:Log (just add "File:Marshall Hall Publicity 2.jpg" to the "Target" field) instead to find out which administrator deleted the image and why it was deleted. You can then post a message at that administrator's talk page and ask them for clarificaiton. If you have any further questions about the OTRS process you can ask for assistance at COM:OTRSN. OTRS correspondance can only be accessed by OTRS volunteers to protect the privacy of all involved. So, I can help with general questions, but I can't answer anything specific about any email(s) you may have sent in. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:58, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
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