User talk:MichaelMaggs

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Michael, can you help me? I'm an experience guy on commons but I dont understand OTRS and how to get permission for an image for an image that I'm very proud of and others would like to use of different wikipedia projects. The Women In Red project has been recognised as a finalist for UN award. I have an email that doesnt mention copyright but it does encourage us to publish the award. Can you (or someone who watches your page) give me a quide as to what I need to do? I'm hoping that Wikimedia_UK will use the logo to help us to record our success in getting this far. (The project was started by an American and a Brit.) At the moment we have "fair use"d the image onto en:wiki but we have sister projects on about 9 other wikipedias and several of these have no "fair use" possibility. Thanks for listening - Roger Victuallers (talk) 10:38, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi Roger, congratulations! I'm happy to help in any way I can, though there may be a little delay as I'll be away for a few days from tomorrow. It's a fairly standard problem, I'm afraid, where the copyright holder won't provide a proper licence but approves use 'for Wikipedia only'. As you know, that may work for en.W, where fair use is possible, but for sites such as Commons and de.W the community has resolutely decided not to accept such images. The only possibility in such a case is to pesuade the copyright holder to grant a suitable release. I have a good idea of what's needed, and I'd be happy to look at the email you mention if you'd like to send it to me privately. WMUK's website isn't quite as rigid as Commons, and we might well be able to use it there. Have you discussed with one of the staff? --MichaelMaggs (talk) 15:15, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Michael will do Victuallers (talk) 10:53, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

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