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Deleting Duplicate jpg Uploaded File in my Gallery

Please delete two duplicate files that you have messaged me about. Both are candidates for speedy delete:

“Jean Jepson Portrait circa late 1940s or early 1950s.jpg” “Jean Jepson Portrait circa circa late 1940s or early 1950s.jpg”

They are no longer needed. I do wish to retain however the "Jean Jepson 1940s portrait.jpg".

I tried to delete them on my own but your help guidelines are too complicated and did not provide a simple and clear example of how to do it. I gave up because it was far too frustrating trying to use the HELP feature. CableHut (talk) 06:54, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi CableHut. I am not an administrator, so I cannot delete the photos.
There are basically a few things you can do at this point:
  1. Do nothing and the files will be deleted by an administrator in a few days for lacking proper permission, or
  2. Add {{SDG7}} to the top of each file's page.
FWIW, the easier of the two is to do nothing, but if you want to request immediate deletion than you should do #2.
As for the file you want to keep, that is what is considered a derivative work. Derivative works of copyrighted images are also subject to the original copyright and also possibly a new copyright well depending upon the the situation.
  • If I download a photo copyrighted by someone else, and simply make a mechanical reproduction of it or make just a cosmetic change (e.g., scanning a photo for online use, cropping a photo to reduce it's size, removing "red-eyes" from the photo, etc.), then I cannot claim a new copyright over my "version" and the original copyright is still in effect.
  • If I take a photo copyrighted by someone else, and alter it in some significantly creative way then I there are now two copyrights which come into play: (1) the copyright of the original work, and (2) the copyright of my creation. The original copyright is still in effect, but there is now a new copyright which also needs to be taken into account.
Regardless of which of the above is applicable, altering another person's copyrighted image does not void their copyright. So, even though I agree to freely license my "version" of the photo, I cannot claim ownership over the original version of the photo. In such cases, I need to show that the original copyright holder of the original photo under a license compatible with Commons' licensing policy.
Who is the original copyright holder of the photo? For photos this tends to almost always be the photographer who took the photo, not the subject of the photo and not the person who currently has the photo in their possession. If you are the original copyright holder of the photo, then refer to COM:OTRS#Licensing images: when do I contact OTRS?. If you are not the original copyright older of the photo, refer to COM:OTRS#If you are NOT the copyright holder for more information. --Marchjuly (talk) 07:23, 3 February 2017 (UTC)


This file is from a family photo album - more than 50 years old, so in the public domain, I thought. James W. Curran is my grandfather. When I upload the photo should I state that somewhere? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:02, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi A copyright image may be in the public domain for a number of different reasons as explained in COM:PD, but 50 years is not really a long time when it comes to copyright status and the requirements related to photo age vary from country to country. In most cases, the copyright of a photo is held by the photographer who took it, not the subject of the photo or those who have the photo in their possession; therefore, unless that copyright has been officially transferred by the photographer to another party as part of some "work-for-hire" copyright transfer agreement, the permission of the photographer or their estate is going to be needed to upload the photo.
Do you know any more information about the origin of the photo? Simply assuming that it can be freely licensed as "own work" because it is in your possession is almost never the case. It needs to be somehow clearly shown that either the copyright holder has explicitly agreed to license the file in accordance with COM:L or the file is clearly in the public domain; otherwise, it might be hard for Commons to accept the file per COM:PCP. You can ask for the opinions of others at COM:VP/C or at COM:HD if you like. -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:51, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Don't act too smart

I have the proof to use the DMICElogo.png . Why should I show to you. DMI gave authorized me to publish in wikipedia. Mind your business. Edson Frainlar (talk) 11:54, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi Edison Frainlar. You don't have to provide proof to me, but you need to provide proof to Wikimedia Commons OTRS, which clearly showd that the original copyright holder has agreed to release the files under a free license to not only you and not only Wikipedia, but to anyone anywhere in the world for any purpose, including commercial. Otherwise, Commons is unable to accept the files and they will be deleted by a Commons administrator. If the university has agreed to license the files in such a way, then please follow the instructions at COM:OTRS#If you are NOT the copyright holder. I think you should take a look at COM:FAQ for some more general information about the types of images the Commons accepts. -- Marchjuly (talk) 23:18, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Take note

Sir please do investigate the files uploaded by User:Rahuldeshmukh101 as he has uploaded videos from which links to a YouTube channel and is does not have cc license. I have advised him to upload them to local upload wizard but it hasn't done yet please see in this matter and do whatsoever necessary --Tiven2240 (talk) 09:28, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi Tiven 2240. If you feel there is a problem with a file's licensing you can (1) nominate the file(s) for speedy deletion as explained COM:SD or (2) nominate the file(s) for regular deletion as explained in COM:DEL. If you're not sure how to do that or have any other questions, then you can try asking for assistance at COM:VP/C. -- Marchjuly (talk) 10:25, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
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