Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Patrick Rogel!

Re: File tagging File:Alessandra Moretti 2020.jpgEdit

Hi Patrick! I made a mistake while specifying the license and author of the file, now I've updated the informations. --Pottercomuneo (talk) 23:01, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

@Pottercomuneo:. Hi. These informations were in the EXIF already so it doesn't change anything. You must obtain Javier Bernal Revert permission to be sent via COM:OTRS. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 23:05, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
I based myself on this file, which is in a similar situation; is the difference the publishment on Flickr? Thanks! --Pottercomuneo (talk) 16:03, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
Hi, could I have any news about this? :) --Pottercomuneo (talk) 17:07, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
@Pottercomuneo: The difference is the image you are refering to is from a certified Flickr account from the European Union and your file not. Besides we are still waiting for Javier Bernal Revert permission. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 21:21, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Create Wikimedia commonsEdit

Hi, please upload pictures in Vani Bhojan Wikimedia commons


Source Link in the Wikipedia article has been rectified Menneth (talk) 02:30, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

@Menneth: Hi. Video is not free. Please have owner of the YouTube account to change the standard license to a Creative Commons one. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 10:03, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

Category: 2020 Mexico City ePrixEdit

Hi there! Two days back, the files in this gallery were nominated by you for deletion. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:2020_Mexico_City_ePrix

I have asked the original photographer to send an OTRS e-mail, which he did and the files are now fully valid with a proper license and a permission from the copyright owner. Is it possible to remove this nomination, or will it disappear automatically as the files are now valid? Can I do anything to stop the deletion as I already fixed the licensing problem? Any answer will be appreciated, thank you. :) CrashmasterSOAD (talk) 12:09, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

@CrashmasterSOAD: Permissions have been received and photos are OK. Deletion template will disappear. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 12:45, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

File:Nadine Tanega, Miss Hawaii USA 1994.jpgEdit

Hello, you had recently added a tag to a photo I had uploaded (photo title in the subject title) and had stated that this photo does not have permission to be used on Wikipedia; however, this photo is in the public domain and thus does not require permission from the original copyright holder to be uploaded. IZ041 (talk) 07:19, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

@IZ041: Please explain after reading Commons:Copyright rules by territory/United States and adding the correct license tag why image is public domain in the U.S.A. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 19:45, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

File:Gautam Gambhir - LS MP.jpgEdit

You marked File:Gautam Gambhir - LS MP.jpg for speedy deletion. Can you point to the exact discussion through which this image was deleted earlier? Bharatiya29 (talk) 22:17, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

 OK, done. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:56, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Re: Notification about possible deletionEdit

Hi Patrick, can I send one permission e-mail for multiple files from the same author? Or do I mandatorily need to send 1 e-mail per each file even if they are all from the same author?

Thank you --Pottercomuneo (talk) 15:53, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

@Pottercomuneo: Hi. It's not up to you to send permission(s) but each photographer. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:09, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes of course I know, but does each photographer have to send 1 single e-mail per each file? --Pottercomuneo (talk) 16:03, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
@Pottercomuneo: One permission per author even if there's several photographies. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:13, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
Perfect thank you, I've contacted the photographers, they will send the email on Monday --Pottercomuneo (talk) 00:09, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Rahul Ahuja.jpg recoveryEdit

Hi Patrick, I would like to inform you that all the Images uploaded are mine and hence available on my facebook page. request you to please help me with the same. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Papasrosie (talk • contribs)

@Papasrosie: Hi. The fact that you are pictured in doesn't make them "yours"; on the contrary the copyright is almost always hold by the photographer, not the subject. Besides Commons doesn't allow Facebook images: it makes 2 reasons why these images won't be recovered. So either reupload them at full resolution directly from your camera (not the Internet) or have the photographer sending a permission via COM:OTRS. Please note too regarding your pages on English Wikipedia that one page is enough and that users are discouraged to write about them so please read en:Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia. Nevertheless since draft about you has been deleted once I suggest you to solve this notability problem at Wikipedia first before thinking of uploading more pictures here. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:35, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for being so clear. If I upload the same images right from the camera memory I hope there will be no issues.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Papasrosie (talk • contribs)
@Papasrosie: You should care about the Wikipedia draft before uploading pictures here because if the draft is not accepted images will be deleted. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:32, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Please help instructing a userEdit

AnthonyForever63 has been uploading unfree images (Disney characters and sport logos well above too) and doesn't seem to respond to messages on their talk page.

Could you please leave a message to explain we only accept free media on w:fr:Discussion utilisateur:AnthonyForever63? (I'm asking because you are a French speaker and I am.. not) - Alexis Jazz ping plz 11:40, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

File:Діана Овсяникова.jpgEdit

Dear Patrick, you nominated File:Діана Овсяникова.jpg for deletion

Now an OTRS permission was added to the file information. Revision #401623497

Do I have a right to take off the {{Delete}} template from the file information? --Perohanych (talk) 10:12, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

@Perohanych: Yes you have. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:42, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

BORRADO FOTO Gustavo MatosEdit

Querido Patrick, me tienes un poco cansado ya con tu búsqueda incansable de borrar mis fotos. Te ruego encarecidamente que no me borres mi foto ya que es diferente a las otras y yo no he duplicado fotos borradas, la foto la saqué con mi cámara en el trabajo, es legítima, y es mía. Por favor, no me borres el archivo Fotowikipedia1.jpg. no entiendo que fijación tienes conmigo. Creo que deberías buscar más info antes de tener los dedos tan rápidos para borrar las cosas. Si te fijas bien las fotos que he subido son diferentes porque la cara del fotografiado no es igual, y si no, aprende a mirar bien, te ruego que no me la borres, bastante trabajo me ha costado todo esto. Gracias — Preceding unsigned comment added by DulceFleitas (talk • contribs) 08:22, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

@DulceFleitas: Hi. I've deleted nothing; an Administrator has. Please click on the image name (red links) to know the name of the deleting Administrator and the reason for the deletion and, eventually, contact him/her for further enquiries. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 13:57, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

File:Zohre fakoorsaboor.jpgEdit

can you help me?can you help me what is my problem? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Esigh (talk • contribs)

@Esigh: Hi. Two of your images (File:Alirum nouraei.jpg and File:Zohre fakoorsaboor.jpg) were recently deleted in accordance with our process and policies. You have recreated this content after it was deleted; please do not do this. If you would like to contest the deletion, please visit Commons:Undeletion requests and follow the instructions there to have the deletion reviewed. Recreating deleted content outside of process is not allowed, and doing so repeatedly may cause you to have your account blocked. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:43, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

File:Zohre fakoorsaboor.jpgEdit

I mean what's wrong with me؟Why do you insist on deleting my photos؟؟؟؟--Esigh (talk) 17:19, 6 March 2020 (UTC)Esigh2020march06

@Esigh: There's nothing wrong with you; it's indeed your photos which are not OK. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:57, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

How can I fix it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Esigh (talk • contribs) 18:07, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

About your reviewsEdit

I noticed that you tagged my uploads as deletion. May you explain me what kind of license I should use when upload free images from internet? MrInfo2012 (talk) 12:37, 7 March 2020 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrInfo2012 (talk • contribs)

@MrInfo2012: First, don't link to the image itself but the page containing the image: you will find out that content is Copyright© 2020 FIVB - All rights reserved so not a free license. Please have someone at FIVB to send a permission via COM:OTRS. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:04, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Thanks for your guidance. I hadn't seen FIVB copyright text. I uploaded another photo of Sajad Dehnavi. May you see its copyright status. I think there isn't any problem.
@MrInfo2012: No this is not OK. Indeed almost everything you find on the Internet is copyrighted by default, even if "Copyright©" is not mentionned. Please re-read COM:Copyright. The only free files you can upload here are 1) your own pictures 2) pictures published under a valid license 3) pictures old enough in the country of first publication to be public domain. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:28, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: I can find so many images that don't pass your criteria but they haven't deleted yet such as 1. About second image I uploaded, that site gathers images of Instagram and publishes on its site. MrInfo2012 (talk) 22:38, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
@MrInfo2012: Instagram images are not free. If you think some image is a copyright violation you can propose it to deletion... after you have understood what is a free image, which seems not quite very clear in your mind. So please read the links mentionned above before uploading new files. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:51, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Copyright Watcher Barnstar
Commons is inundated with images uploaded with false claims to authorship, source, and licensing. Thank you for your substantial effort to identify these violations and mark them for speedy deletion. Senator2029 17:25, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

File: Vətəndaş_Həmrəyliyo_Partiyasının_Logosu.pngEdit

Hi Patrick!My photos were logos of political parties and they accept to share them. It is not illegal Your sincerely, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cavid23 (talk • contribs) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cavid23 (talk • contribs) Then where's such permission? --Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:07, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Re: file Henk VeldhuizenEdit

Dear Patrick, Thank you for your message. The picture of Henk Veldhuizen is copyrighted by ourselves. The website you found the picture was licensed by us to use the image. Kind regards, Jeannette — Preceding unsigned comment added by J.Baljet (talk • contribs) 08:55, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

@J.Baljet: Hi Jeannette. "Ourselves" means nothing for us moreover since you have previously claimed "own work": author of the photography must send a permission via COM:OTRS. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 13:07, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
Dear Patrick! I understand this completely and will ask him. J.Baljet (talk) 13:06, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Old postcardsEdit

Dear User talk:Patrick Rogel I have noticed your request to delete the 1900s postcards I have uploaded and I thank you for your remarks. I already answered that there are thousands of such postcards loaded, that mine obviously date before 1910, plus other remarks and therefore your chances to have deleted are extremely scarce. Why not answering to my points instead of adding dozens of new files to be deleted, without discussion ? This made me very sad by thinking you I was not listed to. Also, it implies a lot of work for the Administrators, so we should be reasonably sure of the result before asking for a deletion requests, which are a very important thing and should not be taken too lightly. By the way, are you please the same Patrick with which we discussed about on Wikipedia https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discussion_utilisateur:Patrick_Rogel ? Many thanks in advance. Rc1959 (talk) 09:04, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

@Rc1959: Premièrement, je vous remercie de bien vouloir continuer la discussion dans les sections idoines plutôt qu'ici afin de ne pas éparpiller les explications. Comme vous le dites, vous avez déjà répondu (à côté) aux objections émises, notamment ici, ce qui contredit votre affirmation selon laquelle on ne vous aurait pas répondu. Sur le fond, la discussion que vous évoquez est un monologue de votre part puisque l'on vous demande depuis le 17 février (et encore aujourd'hui, soit un mois) ce qui vous fait penser que ces images sont dans le domaine public en France; Taivo vous demandant de son côté ce qu'il y a inscrit au verso de ces carte-postales et, ceci, sans réponse. Au lieu de ça vous nous embarquez dans des tentatives d'explication oiseuses sur, par exemple, la date à laquelle la carte postale a été postée, sur un site qui serait la source de vos téléversement (alors que la license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR n'est pas valide), etc ou continuez à téléverser des images sans information aucune (par exemple, concernant la plus récente en date téléversée il y a moins de 3 heures, nous avons date : 14 décembre 2019 pour une image datant du 20e siècle, source : aucune, auteur : inconnu et license PD-old-70-1923 fantaisiste). Je ne crois donc pas que vous faisiez preuve de l'esprit collaboratif qui sied aux projets Wikimedia et n'hésiterais pas à avertir les Administrateurs de votre mauvaise volonté si vous persistez à nous imposer au forcing des images plutôt que de donner une explication crédible aux objections déjà soulevées. PS: je suis le même Patrick Rogel bien que je ne me souvienne pas que nous ayons discuté auparavant. Bien à vous, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 09:32, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
User talk:Patrick Rogel About hundreds of old postcards that you wanted to be deleted finally are, although you never gave any help and valid suggestion to keep them, just as there are thousands of similar ones in Commons Wikimedia, and despite the efforts I sincerely provided to document them as precisely as possible. I cannot understand this attitude which I believe is purely negativefor Commons. Regards. Rc1959 (talk) 08:00, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
Ecoutez une bonne fois pour toutes, @Rc1959:. Je suis vérificateur de licenses ici; j'ai vérifié les licenses de ces images (qui étaient loin d'être "des centaines"), elles n'étaient pas bonnes, je les ai signalées et l'administrateur @Didym: a fait ce qu'il avait à faire (connaissez-vous la règle COM:PCP?). Donc, chacun son job ici. Votre job à vous était de vous assurer qu'elles étaient dans le domaine public AVANT de les téléverser. Vous ne l'avez pas fait, soit par fainéantise, soit par imitation de ce qui pouvait se faire dans pareils cas. L'administrateur Taivo vous avait pourtant dit dès le 18 février qu'il était douteux que les cartes-postales post-1900 soient dans le domaine public, et qu'il était nécessaire que vous en apportiez la preuve. Comme vous n'avez pas fait votre job préparatoire (par exemple en vous rendant aux Archives départementales pour en savoir plus sur "E.M.M", "Fleury" etc...) nous avons du vous consacrer un mois entier durant lequel vous n'avez cessé de nous embrouiller avec vos histoires de timbres et, contrairement à ce que vous affirmez, je ne vois pas dans quelle mesure vous avez déployé des efforts puisque vous n'êtes jamais parvenu à documenter correctement les descriptions (pas de date de création ou de première publication ou de date de décès d'auteur ce qui vous a d'ailleurs in fine empêché de trouver une license adéquate et, donc, de prouver indubitablement que ces images étaient dans le domaine public). Maintenant, vous avez raison de vous consacrer à d'autres photos (telles que vos propres travaux. Vous pouvez aussi opter pour d'autres cas simples en téléversant des photos sous une license valide, celles suffisamment anciennes pour être réellement dans le domaine public, celles pour lesquelles le tri a déjà été effectué par des experts (comme Gallica) mais, de grâce, oubliez ces cartes-postales qui demandent un travail préalable de recherche conséquent. Cordialement, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 15:46, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Please let's stay calm and avoid personal attacks ("fainéantise", "vous n'avez cessé de nous embrouiller") that I believe are unfounded, and blaming me for "a month of work" is exaggerated: I provided efforts, possibly useless and clumsy, but efforts, of reviewing and editing of each image, trying to do what you told me to do. I did my best according to my modest skills: @Taivo: very kindly helped me but unfortunately some key examples I wanted to discuss about (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_uploaded_by_Rc1959) did not get a definitive answer. So, I was back to indeed imitate examples in good faith, whose majority are not more documented than my imports. I explored on the internet, on Commons examples, on various forums and Q&A what was the right approach: I could not find any clear information except that the important details were authors and dates, and the only way I could find was investigating the images themselves, using the few information I had: stamps indeed (and why this irony ?), googling with the editor and photograph name (this gave nothing) etc... Living abroad, I had absolutely no idea that "Archives departementales" can provide such information. I would have liked to find proof of my error, and would have immediately agreed with the lack of a valid license. As everyone can see, I did this in good faith from the start, and tried to understand what it was all about. Now, I accept @Didym: decision unreservedly. But after all, this is a collaborative project, I do my best to make Wikipedia and Commons richer and more interesting, and I would have greatly appreciated a warmer and more cordial approach. Rc1959 (talk) 19:10, 25 March 2020 (UTC). Rc1959 (talk) 19:10, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
@Rc1959: Vous nous dites que vous acceptez la décision de l'Administrateur Didym et, pourtant, vous ne lâchez pas le morceau. Je ne crois pas que ce soit faire preuve de bonne foi de revenir à la charge ici alors que Didym vous a déjà répondu 3 heures avant que vous ne me laissiez ce message: "If there are similar postcards on Commons, that might be a reason to also nominate them for deletion." Maintenant, faîtes ce que vous voulez (notamment fr:WP:N'hésitez pas et proposez ces images à la suppression) et laissez-moi faire le mien: je crois d'ailleurs vous avoir déjà dit (relisez nos échanges) ce que je comptais faire (ou plutôt ne pas faire) concernant ces images. Patrick Rogel (talk) 19:39, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Artworks - media jpgs - article: Walter BaldessariniEdit

Dear Patrick Rogel, just saw your delete request for the jpgs/artworks in the article Walter Baldessarini. I own te righst of these artworks (also for publishing them), is there any possibility to prove it? Already thought that it will be a problem. Otherwise I'll delete them immediately. Thank you very much --User-l'alba34 (talk) 17:06, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

@User-l'alba34: Hi. As indicated in the deletion request Walter Baldessarini must send a permission via COM:OTRS. Since you are the copyright holder please send the permission the same way with a transfert of rights enclosed. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:42, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
@User-Patrick Rogel: Good evening. Ok, thank you very much. I'll prepare the mail and send it to permissions-de@wikimedia.org. Then I'll wait for an answer and afterwords, if it's ok, re-uplpad the files. Would that be ok?

Thanks a lot for your help --User-l'alba34 (talk) 16:34, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Photo Copyright on "Lickerish Quartet" pageEdit

Hey, sorry for any copyright confusion. I was attempting to submit the photo on this post as one without an alternative. This is the only image of the band together, and thus is useful for informational purposes. How would I go about doing that correctly? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:The_Lickerish_Quartet_(band) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mwthecool (talk • contribs) 17:44, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

@Mwthecool: It's quite simple: 1) upload only pictures which are yours or 2) obtain permission of the photographer of the picture you wish to upload by using COM:CONSENT. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 19:23, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: I was referencing this page, which states that non free images can be used if they follow specific criteria. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Non-free_content_criteria#4- mwthecool
@Mwthecool: It's not English Wikipedia here but Commons and fair use is not allowed. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:33, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Carlo Prevale 2017.jpgEdit

Hi Patrick Rogel, it is an error to request the cancellation of the image: Carlo Prevale 2015.png because I had made the mistake with the date but I corrected furthermore, the license on the author's website: Prevale Gallery allows use and therefore uploading. Can you help me remove the cancellation request? Thank you. --Emilygarbi (talk) 15:17, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

@Emilygarbi: Hi. Please click on the file name (red link) to know the name of the deleting Administrator and ask him/her for an undeletion. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:08, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Hi, I don't understand .. I'm not yet practical, can you help me and do it please? Can I otherwise request speedy deletion and reload the image again? Emilygarbi (talk) 16:32, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
@Emilygarbi: Please ask Administrator Túrelio or request an undeletion here. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:36, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Photo Copyright Violation NoticeEdit

Hi Patrick, You noticed me about a copyright violation for the following link below however the photo on google search result has different dimensions and black&white. It would be better if you can remove your deletion notice on the photo. Thank you.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nilüfer_Yumlu.png — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35milimetre (talk • contribs) 16:07, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

@35milimetre: Please send a permission via COM:OTRS or have the photographer sending a permission via COM:OTRS. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:19, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Photos deletion proposalEdit

Hello Partick, I was noticed that photos file:Ck ph.png and file:7Β. Τοπίο Καλαβρύτων 1938 0,10υ χ 038π.jpg are in discussion for deletion. As i' m new here, would you please give me a path on how can i get the permission to upload photos? In any case the page i created refers to a painter Κώστας Κουτσουρής who was my father. These photos, but also other seen in various sites or institutions belong to my collection of photos and references regarding my fathers' s work. Thank you in advance.Timomac (talk) 20:12, 20 March 2020 (UTC)Timomac (talk)

@Timomac: Please contact COM:OTRS and they will guide you. Basically a certificate of inheritance from your father is needed. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:29, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. 10:03, 21 March 2020 (UTC) Hi again, for yr info i contacted OTRS and i wait for guidance. Timomac (talk) 12:27, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Photos deletionEdit

All files listed here is proven to be photographed before 1987 which means that it is copyrights expired in Egypt and is proven to be photographed before 1981 which means that it is copyrights has expired in USA. Otherwise kindly read carefully every photo description and permission statement as most of this photos belongs to characters died before 1981, So the photo is proven to be been taken before that date. Please undo the deletion requests and wait for separate discussion for every photo regarding dates if you want.--Muhammad adel007 (talk) 08:10, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

@Muhammad adel007: Replied here. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 10:23, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

not seriousEdit

I can't take you seriously Patrick, If you're going to tag and nominate something for deletion, then delete it. Otherwise you're just a tagger. And tagging indiscriminately is just vandalism. CatCafe (talk) 13:38, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

@CatCafe: Hi. First please say Hello and Goodbye when you are talking to me: we are not in an instant messenger here. The person which put a file on deletion is never the one who erase it: it's an Administrator who will decide if these two images should be kept or deleted (please re-read our Help). In the meantime please do not remove deletion request tags from images before an administrator has closed the debate. If you do not agree that the image should be deleted, you can express your opinion on the deletion request page. You can find this page via a link in the deletion request tag or at Commons:Deletion requests. REgarding your accusation of "vandalism" you should stop right away if you don't want to be reported to the Administrators. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 13:47, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
You're a tagger Patrick Rogel. Your attempt to have my image deleted has failed, so give it a rest. Don't post on my talk page, it's counterproductive. Please act civil in these matters and your tagging multiple times is considered a hostile stance on your part. If your deletion requests has support I would take you more seriously. CatCafe (talk) 13:51, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Patrick Rogel can you please discuss on Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems. pls don't ignore my messages to you. CatCafe (talk) 14:25, 23 March 2020 (UTC)


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common deletion foto "‪File:Chervinsky Nemkov Vologdin.jpg‬".Edit

Dear Patrick you nominated my foto "‪File:Chervinsky Nemkov Vologdin.jpg‬". for deletion, please left it, is only one I have of this three persons, my father and his friends. thanks a lot, Elena —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:25, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi Elena. If you are @Elena Nemkova: please connect to your account. You are claiming own work for pictures ranging from 1974 to 2010 so it's unlikely that you are the author of all of them. So please attribute each image with the actual photographer's names in the file descrptions pages, change the date from March 23, 2020 to the date(s) of shooting then ask the photographer(s) to send a(their) permission via COM:OTRS. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 10:48, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Помогите пожалуйста, не получается загрузить фото в ВикипедиюEdit

Настоящим я заявляю, что являюсь автором и/или единственным обладателем исключительных авторских прав на произведение https://www.instagram.com/p/B8JNZ5FpFqY/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B5hwRfwpZBa/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq3DPtWA0w7/ Я согласна опубликовать это произведение на условиях свободной лицензии GNU Free Documentation License версии 1.2 или любой более новой (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), опубликованной Фондом свободного программного обеспечения (Free Software Foundation) с дополнительными условиями, принятыми в Википедии, то есть без неизменяемых секций, без текста первой обложки и без текста последней обложки, а также свободной лицензии Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/). Выбор из этих двух лицензий остается за лицензиатом. Я понимаю, что тем самым даю право любому лицу распространять, изменять и использовать произведение в любых законных целях (в том числе связанных с извлечением коммерческой выгоды) при условии соблюдения указанных лицензий. Я уведомлен, что я сохраняю исключительные авторские права на это произведение вне условий указанных лицензий и что я всегда сохраняю право на упоминание меня как автора в соответствии с выбранными лицензиями. Я согласен с тем, что информация о моём авторстве будет сохранена в истории правок статей (если речь идёт о текстовой информации) либо на сопроводительных веб-страницах (если речь идёт об изображениях и иных медиафайлах). Модификации, которые сделают другие люди, не будут приписаны мне. Данное разрешение затрагивает только мои исключительные авторские права, и я оставляю за собой право предпринимать действия против использования моей работы с нарушением закона, в частности: для клеветы, унижения чести и достоинства, нарушения правил использования торговых марок, нарушения права на охрану изображения гражданина и т. д. Я понимаю, что я не могу отозвать данное разрешение, и что моя работа может размещаться в проектах Фонда Викимедиа в течение неограниченного времени либо быть удалённой оттуда. 23.03.20 Ульяна Лысенко Как сделать чтобы фото не удалялись? Подверждение то что это мои фото отправлено. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kob3apb Andrew (talk • contribs) 12:55, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

@Kob3apb Andrew: Hi. As noted on your Talk page you have to send this message via COM:OTRS. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 13:10, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

File:B Raczkowski by Piotr Chmura 1935.jpgEdit

Hello! File "B Raczkowski by Piotr Chmura 1935.jpg" is in public domain, could you remove "missing permission" template? Thanks. --Gower (talk) 20:50, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

 OK, done. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 13:56, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

All of My Uploads in the Past 2 WeeksEdit

Hello, I am not clear as to why you are flagging the follwing images for deletion related to Connie Smith, Patsy Cline and Jan Howard. All these images are promotional photographs taken before 1977 and do not have a copyright notice. What do you need me to add for these to be considered up to par?

In regards to my uploads from today: I received permission from the person who owns the photos via email. Explain to me how I add that because the directions are rather confusing. Thanks. ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 23:56, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

@ChrisTofu11961: Hi. Regarding your upload of today photographer must send a permission via COM:OTRS. Regarding the other uploads there's no evidence that these pictures have been published (not taken) in the U.S.A. before 1977, the websites you provide as sources being much more recent than 1977. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 00:02, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
With the exception of the 1977 photo, what is considered a credible website to verify they were taken before 1977? I assumed that one would simply be able to look at the photos and know just from looking at them they were taken before 1977...ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 00:09, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
"Published", not taken. The vast majority of users who upload such photos on Commons make it from an eBay link where the item is an original paper picture and the back is available too so you can verify if there's a copyright notice or not. You can upload from scanned archives from periodicals too. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 00:15, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
I used eBay as a source for this photo: 150px. Why is this being flagged? Cleary it is a promotional photograph from Capitol Records and it has a back to the image as well: Link ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 00:24, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

I am comparing my uploads to this photo: link. What makes my photos capable of deletion versus this photo taken from eBay that has not been deleted? ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 00:32, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

As I've told you above the photo you are refering to has a "Pre-1978, no mark" indication which can be verified by the back image with no copyright mark enclosed in the upload. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 00:36, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
I found the back cover. I added some more details to the table as well for this photo: Link does this work? ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 01:01, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
It's not the back; it's a close-up of the front (her signature). --Patrick Rogel (talk) 11:40, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
For god sakes. Alright, I'm done. Go ahead and delete. ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 18:05, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Ilian Petrov Iliansen13Edit

why are you deleting? Iliansen13 (talk) 06:22, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

@Iliansen13: What make you think you are notable enough to get an article Is there in one of our sister oroject (Wikipedia, Wikinews...)? --Patrick Rogel (talk) 11:44, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

I'm noticeable enough If you don't think so, delete it ;) Iliansen13 (talk) 13:10, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Files uploaded by Anytime-VEdit

Dear Patrick,

Regards the deletion requests:

Now the permission is formally sent to OTRS and approved, ticket #2020032210003706. So could you please withdraw your deletion requests? Thanks! (This file is used in the banner of on-going contest in Russian Wikipedia, so I would like to eliminate the red deletion notification in its description.) Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 12:50, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Dear Patrick, I'm worrying that you read my question, but didn't respond. Ok, at least don't you mind if I remove the delete template from the File:Stop Coronavirus COVID-19 cropped 900 mirrored.jpg file description page? Thanks! Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 23:14, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
@Drbug: Please wait an Administrator closes these requests: it's their task to remove the templates. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 23:25, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Hello PatrickEdit

All 3 files need speedy deletion immediately for copyright violations:


Of course. Regards. --Ganímedes (talk) 14:27, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Jan HowardEdit

Hello again. I was wondering if you could give me your thoughts on this photo from Billboard magazine that I just uploaded Link. Thanks. ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 16:20, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

@ChrisTofu11961: This one is OK. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:24, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
Great news, thanks. I apologize for my behavior at times. This can be a frustrating process. ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 16:31, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Robert KlapischEdit

I hope you saw my message about the licence for thumb|Robert Klapisch, 2016. It is the first time I upload a cropped photo. Maybe I should have done it differently. Thanks for further advise.Bibliophilen (talk)

@Bibliophilen: You're right, I've corrected it. Thanks, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 05:26, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Jan Howard new photoEdit

Hello Patrick. This new photo that you have tagged is part of my own personal collection of Jan Howard's photos. These are home photos of her that were passed down to me, not professional photos. Why do they still need permission? ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 17:50, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

@ChrisTofu11961: Hi. "personal collection" does mean nothing for Commons. Commons is only interested in who the photographer is or, depending on the different countries copyright laws, when and where it has been first published. Since it's obviously not your "own work" you have to choose a license among those if picture falls under U.S. law. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:58, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel:This photograph was never published anywhere, so I am confused. What should my next steps be? ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 18:02, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
@ChrisTofu11961: As I've already told you a license has to be choosen among those listed at Commons:Copyright rules by territory/United States but in this case if never published, it's quite simple: file is still under copyright. It you want that image is correctly reviewed by an Administrator you must change source for a valid one and author for the name of the photographer. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:25, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Message received, thanks. I will find a way to correctly license this photo and will try my best to keep the dialogue open with other administrators willing to help me. Please understand that I am not as familiar with these rules that you know by heart. It is more challenging for me to understand them as I do not upload images to the commons regularly. So your patience and understanding would be appreciated. Until next time, ChrisTofu11961 (talk) 02:53, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

File:Major Valerie Wetzbarger.jpgEdit

Hi! On the Flickr page, the person who created the file released it as public domain. Shouldn't that be enough? Thanks! Megalibrarygirl (talk) 21:16, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

@Megalibrarygirl: Unfortunately CC Public Domain Mark 1.0 is not a license. Please read Flickr and PD images - Status of PD Mark 1.0 and COM:L to know the valid licenses and eventually ask the Flickr owner to change it. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:25, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
Huh. I didn't know that. Thanks for the clarification. :) I'll look into things. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 22:27, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Christine EvangelistaEdit

Es que yo no entiendo cual es tu problema que yo suba imagenes si he puesto el autor que tomo la foto estoy diciendo que la foto no es mia que mas tengo que hacer? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tia Canita (talk • contribs) 00:48, 28 March 2020 (UTC) Tia Canita Talk 19:50, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

@Tia Canita: You can't copy images here that are not yours without the photographer's permission. Then if you are talking about File:Christine-evangelista-Ivan-Nikolov.jpg you must have Ivan Nikolov sending a permission via COM:OTRS. I recommend you to re-read the help at the top of your user page because I think you still don't know how copyright works. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 00:56, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Siempre coloco Mi FirmaEdit

Bueno yo siempre dejo mis firmas cuando otorgo un mensaje esta me equivoque por lo apurada que estoy, bueno como podemos solucionar este problema de las imágenes...??????????? saludos cordiales.Tia Canita Talk 19:50, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

@Tia Canita: I've already replied to you above: the photographer must send a permission. In the meantime please read the "Primeros pasos" section at the top of your talk page and especially COM:Copyright and be sure you have understood it (one of your image of Cassady McClincy has been deleted on English Wikipedia a few days ago). Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 01:22, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Deletion of my imageEdit

Hi, Greetings!

I want to inform you that, One of my Image is marked for deletion. This picture is mine only.

The reason is quoted that - This file is a copyright violation for the following reason: https://www.wfmj.com/story/41889393/hacker-404-error-happiness-not-found-by-bhanu-srivastav-becomes-fastest-bestseller-in-india Wikimedia Commons takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

See Screenshot - https://ibb.co/cLwjWnN


wfmj.com has taken this image from me see credit given to me by them, at bottom of same article here - https://ibb.co/w0Vd9Ff

Kindly guide me what to do??

I have all proofs that this image is mine, I purchased the license from Adobe and get it used for book cover through edits by a hired freelancer. I got it created from a freelancer from fiverr.com totally 3 versions were made by the freelancer I selected this one finally. I can provide the receipts and date of creation and screenshots of my fiverr.com page along with adobe license.

Thanks and have a nice day

Ashish Verma 9891Ashish Verma 9891 (talk) 09:55, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

@Ashish Verma 9891: Hi Ashish. {{Own}} as you stated in the file description means "you personally created the entire original image by yourself (for example you used a camera to take the photograph.)" so please have the actual photographer sending a permission via COM:OTRS. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 10:19, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

@Patrick Rogel : I am new on wikipedia, kindly guide me what i have to do via COM:OTRS ?

Thanks Ashish VermaAshish Verma 9891 (talk) 10:27, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Borradi de imagenesEdit

Estimado Patrick Rogel, podrias explicar que politicas de wikipedia fueron violadas, al publicar las imagenes, siendo yo el unico autor, propietario y contando con la autorizacion para publicar las mismas, para el uso posterior en un articulo en el cual colaboro en wikipedia.--Dbianchir (talk) 16:32, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

@Dbianchir: Hi. Please explain in the discussion pages what make you think that both Samdy Camila Godoy or Sandy Camila Godoy and Friedrich von Luxburg are in COM:SCOPE here and on which local Wikipedia you intended to create an article about them. Indeed I remember you yours articles on Spanish and English Wikipedias have been deleted multiple time since 2013 Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:49, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

en Samdy camila godoy, sobre la detencion ilegal de activistas y periodisras en venezuela, y en Friedrich von Luxburg, de la labor que realiza la fundacion Luxburg y el cementerio cuadrado luxburg en venezuela.--Dbianchir (talk) 16:55, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

@Dbianchir: Please reply directly on the deletion requests, not here. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:00, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Tập tin: Lê Đăng Khánh.jpgEdit

I am the photo owner and I want to license it for help Khanh228 (talk) 23:56, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

@Khanh228: You have sent a permission for this image via OTRS. Please wait it is received and validated. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 07:02, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Re: File tagging File:Photo-Theo-Schouten-Artist.jpgEdit

Hi Patrick! You are right, i forgot to add the permission information. It has been a while since i've uploaded a photo and the whole layout has changed, so it was quite a shock. Either way, i've changed the page and let the owner know that he needs to send permission to OTRS. Will be done as soon as possible. Hope I changed it right though.--A.Kalteren (talk) 08:38, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Deletion requests: Files from the National Digital Archives Poland uploaded by Elżbieta Kossecka to Wikimedia CommonsEdit

The photographs I uploaded to Wikimedia come from the National Digital Archives (NDA) Poland (Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe (NAC)). The rules for using the archive collections are given on its website. (The archive cooperates with Wikimedia and has provided it with extensive photo collections). https://www.nac.gov.pl/en/ https://www.nac.gov.pl/en/audiovisual-archive/providing-access/ Providing Access The NDA’s collections are made available to any person interested therein. The user does not have to: • be an adult • pay any charge In order to browse through NDA’s collections, you may use Audiovis application (www.audiovis.nac.gov.pl) where materials are made available in digital form. Audiovis database contains more than 210 thousand photographs and nearly 15 thousand descriptions of sound recordings and is regularly expanded with new digitalized materials. The access to the archive database is free of charge. How to use NDA’s archive materials https://www.nac.gov.pl/en/audiovisual-archive/providing-access/how-to-use-ndas-archive-materials/ PDF Download Terms and conditions (in Polish) https://www.nac.gov.pl/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/180524-regulamin-udostepniania-i-uslug_RODO.pdf §18 W serwisie www.szukajwarchiwach.pl oraz audiovis.gov.pl NAC publikuje jedynie kopie cyfrowe Materiałów, należące do Domeny Publicznej, albo do których autorskie prawa majątkowe posiada Skarb Państwa lub uzyskał stosowną licencję od właściciela autorskich praw majątkowych.

§18 - Google translation On the website www.szukajwarchiwach.pl and audiovis.gov.pl, NAC publishes only digital copies of Materials, belonging to the Public Domain, or for which copyrights are held by the State Treasury or obtained the appropriate license from the owner of copyrights.Elżbieta Kossecka (talk) 16:29, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Replied. Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:10, 30 March 2020 (UTC)



For the photos mentioned in the delete requestsEdit

Hi Patrick Rogel please note that the mentioned files

are all send to me by an approval to share and modify them from their owners and I have the right to share them in wikimedia because their owners don't have an account for wikimedia commons and they give me them directly, Really It is just an unintended technical error, Can I know a method to prove that please? --Tarek Wageeh El Sayed (talk) 22:07, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

@Tarek Wageeh El Sayed: Then you are not allowed to claim {{Own}}. Please have photographers sending a permission via COM:OTRS. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:13, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Ok, I'll contact them to send the permissions, Many thanks Tarek Wageeh El Sayed (talk) 22:26, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

File:Moção de Aplauso da Camara Municipal pelos 150 anos da Fidelidade Mineira.pngEdit

All images of personalities are freely accessible to anyone interested, including copies already made in books. The Masonic Lodge Fidelidade Mineira provides the images even so that these people do not disappear from history. Many of the old Venerables do not have photos because they have no living relatives or their descendants do not have such old photos. Maintaining these photos on Wikipedia will serve to immortalize them for future stories of Freemasonry in Brazil. Documents posted as the Foundation Minutes are also freely accessible. The documents like "File: Motion of Applause from the Municipal Chamber for the 150th anniversary of Fidelidade Mineira.png" and others are also in the public domain, easily accessible and I made the link available on the page I am creating. If I need to send you a copy of the authorization of the images, all made available by Loja Maçônica Fidelidade Mineira. I only ask for a few days due to the advent of the Coronavirus that caused the Lodge to be closed by quarantine, as most Masons are part of the risk group. It should be noted that I am part of the board, so I have the endorsement of the store for this. If the above is not enough, I ask you to kindly guide me on how to proceed to make the images acceptable on Wikipedia. I'm really looking to be active and contribute with articles, and I wouldn't want to be making mistakes. Grateful. Leandro de Lemos (talk) 01:17, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

 OK, replied. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:47, 2 April 2020 (UTC)


Hello Patrick, those pictures from the videos that I uploaded has a Creative Commons (CC) license, I have seen all these videos.-Fandi89 (talk) 05:52, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

@Fandi89: As far as I can see (archive.org is slow to upload) they are not under a CC license. I've lauch a regular deletion request so you are able to reply there. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 06:17, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

For what reason?Edit

Hello Patrick, I'm confused why are these files up for deletion? Can you give me the reason? Gillfoto 17:30, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Gillfoto

Categories (++): (+) From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository < Commons:Deletion requests

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons on EXIF.

   File:AASB Staff 17.jpg
   File:Carl Rose AASB 02.jpg
   File:Alaska Pipeline 47.jpg
   File:Alaska Pipeline 36.jpg
   File:Alaska Pipeline 29.jpg
   File:Alaska Pipeline 22.jpg

Patrick Rogel (talk) 06:59, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

@Gillfoto: Hi. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike is not a valid license so may you confirm you placed these images on cc-by-sa-4.0 instead so that commercial reuse of your pictures is allowed by you? Thanks, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 20:46, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Rosny AineEdit

Bonjour. Rosny Aine est mort en 1940 donc il y a 80 ans, il est donc dans le domaine public. Les oeuvres postumes sont dans le domaine public 25 ans après la publication. Merci. Hektor (talk) 06:39, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@Hektor: Qui est l'illustrateur de cette version et quand est-il mort? Merci d'avance, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 11:54, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Mes excuses mais je l’ignore. Je n’ai pas fait attention à cette question, me préoccupant uniquement du texte puisque c’est pour wikisource. Je pense qu’il suffit de supprimer cette page et l’illustration et ainsi le problème sera réglé. Auriez-vous un outil permettant de supprimer une page sur un djvu ?Hektor (talk) 12:51, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
L'illustration a été enlevée du fichier DjvU. J'espère que cela contribue à résoudre le problème. Hektor (talk) 13:37, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Problemi con l'immagine: File:Fòto do Carlini.jpgEdit

Hi, Mr. Enrico Carlini has already sent Wikimedia Commons a declaration about giving up his rights. I wonder why his photo was canceled. Anyway, I have uploaded his picture again and he will send a new declaration in English again. He is well over 80 and has some difficulties with computers. Please consider the age of elderly people and also the fact that it is a great joy for them, after spending a lifetime translating like Mr. Carlini did, to see a recognition on Wikimedia. All the best, --Luensu1959 (talk) 15:45, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@Luensu1959: Hi. I suppose the OTRS has not received his authorization or it's because you haven't added {{subst:OP}} on the file description page. So please add it to prevent future deletions but note you are not allowed to reupload already deleted files. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 15:56, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Hi Patrick, thanks for the information. I didn't know anything about subst:OP and have to admit that some mechanisms of Wikimedia are still unclear to me. Mr. Carlini has sent me a receipt he got from Wikimedia Commons after sending a second declaration (please see below). Could you please confirm that his picture has now been approved? All the best, --Luensu1959 (talk) 08:29, 4 April 2020 (UTC)[Ticket#2020040310005855] Confirmation of receipt (Re: Declaration accordin [...])
@Luensu1959: Hi. Asyou can see here the permission is in a queue awaiting processing. For an update on the issue, please contact someone with an OTRS account, or the OTRS noticeboard. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 09:46, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Photo CopyrightEdit

Dear Patrick Thanks for your attention. You mentiod that File:Javid Nikpour.jpg is marked for the copyright violation. Please be noted that this picture has been taken by myself and I am the photographer, and the right holder. Regards --AgentBarsam (talk) 11:13, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

@AgentBarsam: Hi. Commons policy requires that, for files previously published under an unfree license (like here), copyright holder, who is almost always the photographer and not the person pictured, must send a permission via COM:OTRS. Besides writing on yourself is generally discouraged on the various Wikipedias so please check if the Wikipedia in Farsi has the same rules. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 12:52, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

File:Yash gupta.jpgEdit

Paid editing and promotional uploads. Part of the syndicate that has been doing their rubbish here, WD and English WP. Started Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Dharmakaran  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:55, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

File:Luis Fonsi 2018.jpg / File:Alejandra Guzmán 2018.jpgEdit

Both of these images are screenshots from YouTube, they state that they allow users to mark their videos with a Creative Commons CC BY license. Catironic9013 (talk) 01:50, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

@Catironic9013: But users have not marked these videos with a Creative Commons CC BY license; they have only a standard Youtube license. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 12:50, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

File:Opera 2 San Remigio GMN 9.jpgEdit

Hello, all the sites of Gian Mario Navillod are licenced with CC BY 4.0, it is specified in the footer of his web site also for File:Opera 2 San Remigio GMN 9.jpg . This file is under the same licence of the others photos and textes (not when photos are of an other author, but it is always specified when it happens). I don't understand what is the problem, please help me to understand.--Pạtạfisik 07:37, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

@Patafisik: You are right, my bad. It has been corrected. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 07:40, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, I have been in contact whit Navillod via mails in 2015, and he publishes also in panoramio (:ex.), so I was very surprised! But really thank you for correction. Have a nice day--Pạtạfisik 07:56, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Lady Miss Kier with Flowers.jpgEdit

Hello Patrick, I just emailed my OTRS release for this file, please let me know if any further issue. -Steven Menendez — Preceding unsigned comment added by Steven Menendez (talk • contribs)

@Steven Menendez: Hi Steven. Since all is clear now you can tell them there that your identity has been verified via OTRS. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 06:29, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

What's Next?Edit

I have appealed, what's next? Thanks, EditQwerty (talk) 07:50, 9 April 2020 (UTC)EditQwerty

Unloads from europarl.europa.euEdit

Hi Patrick; can you please take a look at https://www.europarl.europa.eu/privacy-policy/en/legal-notice in regards to my uploads from https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en ? I'm certain that the wording of the text is tantamount to a CC by 4.0 license. It allows for commercial and non-commercial use, and also allows for "partial reproduction" so long as the url of the source is linked. Furthermore, the European Parliament maintains a flickr account which releases everything under usable Creative Commons licenses, futher suggesting that this is the European Parliament's policy across the board: https://www.flickr.com/photos/european_parliament/. CeltBrowne (talk) 09:48, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

@CeltBrowne: You are right, my bad. Has been corrected. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 09:56, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Thank you Patrick. Just while I have your attention, could you please also remove the deletion tags for the files mentioned in Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by CeltBrowne, as they are also uploads from europarl.europa.eu?
@CeltBrowne: PLease sign your postings. Sorry I can't. You have to wait an Administrator closes the request. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 10:11, 9 April 2020 (UTC)


Dear Patrick, Thank you for your message. Did you notice in the e-mails I provided in the Permissions section that the photographer agreed "to put [the photograph] into the public domain”? This is a far-less restrictive licence than the one I gave it ("the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation”). I did so to preserve my role in the authorship of the photograph (its selection and cropping) and to record the photographer's work. In any case, if I honour what the photographer originally agreed to, I imagine I will have the same problem in establishing that the photograph is in the public domain. I would like to spare the photographer from the necessity to send e-mails to Wikimedia. What do you think?Robert P. O'Shea (talk) 06:01, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

@Robert P. O'Shea: Hi Robert. Unfortunatelly COM:OTRS doesn't accept forwarded messages and I'm afraid copyright holder has to sent a COM:CONSENT directly to them. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 08:09, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Thanks. I've sent a message to the photographer to send the e-mail. Once that comes through, will the text of the e-mails in the permissions section of the page disappear? (I realise I inadvertently left one example of the photographer's e-mail address in that text.)Robert P. O'Shea (talk) 09:23, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
@Robert P. O'Shea: Hi again. You are right. You should ask an Administrator or ask the OTRS agent to ask an Administrator to hide these personal informations. Just not delete them by yourself: they'll be still available through History. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 09:27, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Robert P. O'Shea: I have removed the email information and hidden the first three revisions from public view. --Green Giant (talk) 09:43, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

Deelete reasons for AndreiywwEdit

Greetings! You did not provide a reason for deleting the following files:

Владислав Мордасов в суде.jpg Ян Сидоров на суде.jpg Фото из материалов уголовного дела "Ростовского дела".jpg Монумент Первоконникам, он же «конь с яйцами».jpg Всадник с телефоном.png

I ask you to remove the mark about being put up for deletion or provide a meaningful justification for this action. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andreiyw (talk • contribs) 13:33, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

@Andreiyw: Hi. I do provide a reason for these files to be put on deletion: they are all missing evidence of permission, as stated on your Talk page (and displayed in your language). Indeed these images have been copied from copyrighted websites. Please provide evidence of permission by either providing a link to a site with an explicit release under a free license or by sending a declaration of consent to confirm copyright ownership by email at permissions-commons@wikimedia.org. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 15:05, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: the files are distributed under the OVD-info license (ovdinfo.org) licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License and this was indicated by me in the licensing. Do I need anything else to confirm? --Andreiyw (talk) 16:13, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
Hi again. It seems you don't understand that you can't license images that are not yours. For example, the first one on the batch File:Вячеслав Шашмин на суде.jpg is credited Vasily Deryugin / Kommersant so you must obtain Deryugin's permission which he sends himself at the requested e-mail and so on for each photographer. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:21, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

Margherita Torretta.jpgEdit

Bonjour, J'ai le permis de Margherita Torretta à utiliser la nouvelle version du fichier Margherita Torretta.jpg. Il faudrait svp supprimer la version précédente de Margherita Torretta et tenir la dernière. Margherita Torretta dans l'entretien vous envoie le permis à utiliser la dernière version. Cordialement, Annamaria — Preceding unsigned comment added by Annamaria Costalonga (talk • contribs) 17:07, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

File:To Every Non-Communist Full-Page Ad.jpgEdit

Hello Patrick Rogel,
You recently reversed my change on the above-mentioned page whereas, on 20 February 2020, I notified the following on the appropriate discussion page : " I have now found the appropriate copyright rule, which is that works published in the U.S. without a valid copyright notice before 1978 automatically fall into the public domain. This is promotional material entirely provided by MRA as a full-page ad. The copyright notice should then be {{PD-US-no-notice}}. " You did not object then, and I changed the copyright notice accordingly. So why this revert now? With due respect I don't understand.
Yours sincerely, Pensées de Pascal (talk) 18:41, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

@Pensées de Pascal: You are not authorized to remove a deletion template until an Administrator closes the discussion. Besides doing so doesn't closes the discussion because it's indexed elsewhere. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 21:36, 10 April 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel:, what must then be done? There was no reaction to the copyright notice change back in February. Pensées de Pascal (talk) 23:39, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
@Pensées de Pascal: Wait an Administrator closes this request but it may be long or ask to an Administrator of your choice to take a look at it. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 09:46, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

File review for: Andrew Hastie MP with Huyghur delegates and Sen James Paterson 30 November 2019 photographed by D BirchEdit

I understand you've flagged an issue for this image. The owner of the image, D Birch, will be emailing to establish the new open licence, as per the protocol.Erasmus Sydney (talk) 11:07, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

As indicated, permission has now been emailed to OTRS, and permission has now been added. Thank you for playing your part in the checking process. Erasmus Sydney (talk) 11:07, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
In case you haven't heard it lately... THANK YOU for the work that you do. Your work is appreciated by many. ~riley (talk) 07:44, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Dennis Villarojo and Immaculate Conception School for Boys pictureEdit

Hello Patrick Rogel

It is my utmost apology to post unnecessary photos without looking into the usage of it as a free licensed photo. My request is to fully delete the photos immediately from Wikimedia Commons and its not a decision I will back out on. I would not ask sympathy or forgiveness for my wrongdoings and I will prevent myself from doing this in the future. — Preceding unsigned comment added by WIZ*ONEI (talk • contribs) 09:40, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletion of my picturesEdit

Hello Patrick Rogel, I am posting an article about honorable author Andrey Kulagin, and I have upload some of his pictures. I am representing him and he gave me all rights to post his works. I know about licensing rights. They are saved. I just don't know which evidence do you need to confirm them? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fingertipsandcompany (talk • contribs)

@Fingertipsandcompany: Hi. If you erase the deletion discussion from your Talk page you'll have difficulties to reply to objection raised there. Please reply there what make you think Andrey Kulagin has to have an entry on one of our project (Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikinews...). Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 08:57, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Christine KatoEdit

Hello Patrick Christine Kato page should be published. Please do not delete any photos they were taken by an unknown photographer MY images that are under a free license or in the public domain. and I am the sole owner of its copyright. The images were first published on my website. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Christine Kato (talk • contribs)

@Christine Kato: Please reply on the discussion page. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:50, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Soy SocialistaEdit

It seems that there have been more copyvio complaint coming from Soy Socialista, I thought it was important letting you know about it. Best regards --Jamez42 (talk) 21:33, 13 April 2020 (UTC)


I provided all sources in file description. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Informatik_thumb.png Haven't you noticed it? Did I do it incorrectly? How can I improve this so that the file is not deleted? ~Et4y — Preceding unsigned comment added by Et4y (talk • contribs)

@Et4y: Hi. The sources must be Commons file only, not external sources. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:15, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Even if external sources are officialy in public domain or have officialy free to use license? So i should add those images to commons one by one first? --Et4y (talk) 22:23, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
@Et4y: Yes, that right. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:27, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Files with "Protestas Plaza de la Bandera día uno" and othersEdit

The photographer has sent the drive via email OTR giving me permissions to user all his pictures.

File:Protestas Plaza de la Bandera día uno.jpgEdit

File:Protestas Plaza de la Bandera día uno.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.

Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Help is neededEdit

Dear Sir I am new to Wikipedia, Since four days or more I am trying to create a Page but I am making mistakes, please guide me if someone can make a page for me and the charges, I well be great full.thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shahkars Architecture (talk • contribs) 19:45, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

@Shahkars Architecture: Hi. Have you read that "artwork without obvious educational use, including non-educational artwork uploaded to showcase the artist's skills" is not considered realistically useful for an educational purpose on Commons? Please reply at Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Shahkars Architecture especially at Jeff G. 's objection and explain in which other Wikimedia project these images are intended to be used. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 05:26, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Stonehouse montageEdit

Regarding File:Stonehouse montage.jpg, all the pictures were taken by me, and the Source description states this. What more do I need to do to prevent this being deleted? Celuici (talk) 07:47, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

@Celuici: Hi. All individual images must have been uploaded to Commons prior of creating the montage. Please list them in the file description. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 12:13, 15 April 2020 (UTC)
Done. Thank you. Celuici (talk) 22:03, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

File:Aman Bassi.jpgEdit

The permission for the same has been emailed. Please check and update File:Aman Bassi.jpg

File:Das Gloria-Theater Bad Säckingen.jpgEdit

Hi Patrick, thanks for your review. I am super new here. The link you provided as a proof for possible copyright violation is the lonk to the city tourism center that got the picture Das Gloria-Theater Bad Säckingen.jpg from us. I am working for the Gloria-Theater and therefore got the allowance to use this picture. What have I done wrong? I will read into uploading pictures again, right now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by H8ppyL8nding (talk • contribs) 16:25, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

@H8ppyL8nding: Hi. Please have the photographer sending a permission via COM:OTRS or have the Gloria-Theater website modified to a valid license. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 06:21, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Gary Friedman's Photos re: Puppets Against AIDSEdit

Gary Friedman has submitted a release for the Puppets Against AIDS photos. He owns the copyright. Discussion is ongoing. My husband Ira Gottlieb sent a release, as well, for photo of UTLA strikers in the tunnel. (He took another one with the strikers in the rain, so I will follow up with him on submitting a release for that one, as well.) I took the UTLA strike rally photo and own the copyright. Marcywinograd (talk) 20:40, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

@Marcywinograd: Once again please reply directly on Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Marcywinograd. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 08:50, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Moshe Jakobovits picturesEdit

Dear Patrick. I have a written and signed permission from the owner of the pictures, Tamir Jakobovits, the son of Moshe. (In Hebrew) forMoshe Jakobovits.jpgJakobovits 1947.jpg Jakobovits 1949 Jordanian Imprisonment.jpgCertificate_Redeemed_of_Captivity.jpgThank you --Gklein2018 (talk) 15:31, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

@Gklein2018: Hi. If so please add {{subst:OP}} on the file description page. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 08:47, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
OK. Thanks.--Gklein2018 (talk) 14:20, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Fivestar3145 ImagesEdit

hank you for your comments in relation to the images that I uploaded. In relation to images: File:Ray Wedgewood 001 B W 300802 4923.jpg File:20040524RW046 1.jpg File:20040326rw005.jpg ile:20040326rw002.jpg the copyright is held by Transport for NSW a State Government agency in New South Wales Australia. I have am email from a duly authorised representative of that agency providing me with approval to upload the images to Wikimedia. However, the email is not in the form and does not use the precise wording of the approval email required by Wikipedia. I have requested the representative to either use your interactive release generator or to send an appropriate email to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org. I understand that if you do not receive approval from them within a reasonable time then the images should be deleted.

With respect to the image File:Cherub Sailing 01.jpg I am the holder of the copyright and I have requested that it be restored. The image was published on the site sail-world.com as part of an article I authored. I provided the image to them under a free licence. Sail-world.com at no time held the copyright for the image. If you need me to provide a release for the image I assume that I need to have it restored to use the interactive release generator. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fivestar3145 (talk • contribs)

@Fivestar3145: Thanks. OTRS is waiting for their authorization. Regarding File:Cherub Sailing 01.jpg a response has already been given to you at Commons:Undeletion requests/Current requests#File:Cherub Sailing 01.jpg. Please reply there. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 08:59, 18 April 2020 (UTC)


Patrick, how dared you delete my image? Give it back otherwise I´ll report you for misusing your privileges. Rolly~skwiki

@Rolly~skwiki: I've deleted anything; an Administrator has. Please click on the image title (red link) to know his/her name and the reason for the deletion and, eventually, contact him/her for further enquiries. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 04:17, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

File :File:Farid Al Atrash.pngEdit

@Patrick Rogel: Hi, my friend Patrick: I wanted to know why you nominated this image File:Farid Al Atrash.png when the source is flickr Under license creative commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) ) [1]? Regards.--Derbake (talk) 16:46, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

@Derbake: Obviously it was a bad Flickr account hence the deletion of the picture by an Administrator. You can contact him/her for further enquiries. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:51, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

Hi Patrick, I wanted to share that Gary Friedman, who owns the copypright on the Puppets Against AIDS photos and took the color photo (with the mannequin) himself, has sent in the release/permission under Creative Commons form via the template(s) for the color and black and white photos and was told he needed to get the photographer (who is no longer alive) to send in a release, as well. When Gary informed Wikipedia that the photographer had passed, he was told he needed to get an heir to use the OTRS template, too--which Gary did, the only thing is the heir, Mark Turpin, had trouble with the technology, so he forwarded a letter (generated by the template from Wikipedia)that grants permission, which I then forwarded to Wikipedia photo submissions several hours ago. Re: the teacher strike photos you nominated for deletion on the UTLA page, I took one of them (pre-strike rally) and own the copyright, though the photo submissions editor said she can't authenticate that. I've sent in a few emails attesting to the fact that I took the photo and own the copyright. Re: the other strike photos, my husband Ira Gottlieb took two of them (in the tunnel and umbrellas in the rain, gray sky) and just uploaded them to Wikimedia yesterday via the template. Re: the other strike photos, the photographer Mike Chickey also sent in a release, but was told he needed to do a few other things and I'm unclear as to whether he followed up. Re: the photos on the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions page, the owner of the copyright Jeff Halper also sent in a release, but the Wikipedia submissions editor told him he needed to do some other things, and I'm unclear as to whether he did or did not follow up. In short, however, all who own copryights have submitted written release/permission letters. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Best wishes, MarcyMarcywinograd (talk) 15:14, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletionsEdit


Have you seen the template {{SD}}? It's pretty neat. See Special:Diff/413624405.Jonteemil (talk) 11:48, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Aha, I see you're using User:Minorax/common.js. I guess it is him I should speak with then...Jonteemil (talk) 08:44, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Question on File:Rafael Caldera 1969.jpgEdit

Thank you Rogel.

Can you remove the deletion request on File:Rafael Caldera 1969.jpg?, it was reviewed by OTRS.

Best regards

--Venlur (talk) 08:28, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

@Venlur: The deletion request hasn't been closed yet. Please wait an Administrator closes it; neither me nor you can do it. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 08:31, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you! --Venlur (talk) 08:33, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

File:DaddyYankee Alex J Luis Fonsi.jpgEdit

File:DaddyYankee Alex J Luis Fonsi.jpg has been marked as a possible copyright violation. Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content—that is, images and other media files that can be used by anyone, for any purpose. Traditional copyright law does not grant these freedoms, and unless noted otherwise, everything you find on the web is copyrighted and not permitted here. For details on what is acceptable, please read Commons:Licensing. You may also find Commons:Copyright rules useful, or you can ask questions about Commons policies at the Commons:Help desk.

The file you added has been deleted. If you believe that the deletion was not in accordance with policy, you may request undeletion.

Wikimedia Commons takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

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Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:25, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Hi there! We provided Mix Magazine with the original picture. As you see the uploaded version is higher resolution and not so processed. We gave authorization for them to use that picture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AlexJWorld (talk • contribs) 17:06, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

@AlexJWorld: Hi. "We" doesn't mean nothing here. On the contrary {{Own}} supposes that "you personally created the entire original image by yourself ", which is not the case. Then please have the photographer sending a permission via COM:OTRS. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:53, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Files uploaded by MUSICMAN.MEEdit

Hi Patrick. All photos submitted are my own work of which I am the owner. File:Sean Friday with Rikki Jai.jpg - Request to remove (no permission granted from Rikki Jai) File:Friday's Music Mill Studio and Bandroom Rehearsal.jpg - This is my work and my photo. Please advise if the person in the background has to give permission for the side shot — Preceding unsigned comment added by MUSICMAN.ME (talk • contribs) 18:31, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

@MUSICMAN.ME: Hi. {{Own}} supposes that "you personally created the entire original image by yourself" which is highly unlikely since these images are not selfies. Then the photographer(s) has(have) to send a(their) permission(s) via COM:OTRS and, if as you claimed that you were the owner of them, you have to explain how do you acquire rights on them. Besides I've seen you have created one day after this deletion request a draft on yourself but English Wikipedia has strict rules which prohibit your writing your own article -- any contributions you make to it are subject to immediate deletion there. I strongly recommend you to quickly disclose this conflict on interest on English Wikipedia and to submit your draft for review, as it has already suggested to you. Please note that if your draft were to be rejected the images will be deleted automatically for being not COM:INUSE. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:09, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Recours demande de suppression PollyPonsChallengeMeAtSnooker.jpgEdit

Bonjour Patrick, Concernant l'image: thumb

je suis désolé mais le fait que la photo soit diffusée qui plus est sur le twitter officiel n'en fait pas pour autant une photo avec un copyright Je vous invite a visiter ce nouveau tweet sur le même compte qui vous a servi a vérifier. Juste posté a l'instant avec la mention est placée en creative commons licence 4.0 https://twitter.com/PollyPonsX/status/1255865594882273284

Merci pour votre retour

As4pass (talk) 16:03, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

:File:Aziza Jalal عزيزة جلال2.jpgEdit

Hi friend Patrick, I don't understand why you nominated to delete this image The file File:Aziza Jalal عزيزة جلال2.jpg resized from File:Aziza Jalal عزيزة جلال.jpg

Let me tell you that lately I am realizing that you are exceeding your functions. You only chase what you don't like. Perhaps you are the only revistor of all Wiki Commons that always nominates all my images? I don't think so. I have talked to administrators and reviewing users and nobody helps by uploading an image to illustrate a biography. They only respond by deleting the image. Wiki Commons has been transformed into a personal page managed by a group of users who do not allow this project to expand. I understand the copyright policies registered for "mickey mouse" now I think they should be revised for historical images of public people. Your friend --Derbake (talk) 16:43, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

@Derbake: Hi. First File:Aziza Jalal عزيزة جلال2.jpg seems OK. I've no special "functions" on Commons, just like you. Unfortunately it appears while reviewing EVERY single upload of the past 24hrs your uploads often flashes red. You can easily check my contributions to find out that I'm not "chasing" you. It's not my fault if you have so many files put on deletion (or already deleted) but a misunderstanding by you of the copyright policies (which are decided by the legislators of each country, not by us) or the goal of the project: Commons doesn't need to be "expanded" by more copyright violations. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:42, 30 April 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel:Dear Patrick, I have been on Wikipedia for 13 years. I am not interested in the commons project at all, I just use it to illustrate some Wikipedia posts. As you said, I see that you are not interested in the project expanding with images without copyright, but I do see a lot of images with copyright that are useless. As you will see, in 13 years I have not uploaded as many great images as you. Unfortunately in my case, I can't take my camera and go to an airport to take an original photograph of an airplane that I like to share in the commons, if you have the way to take an original photograph of a personality who died 30 or 40 years ago. without having to resort to a public archive tell me. Regards.--Derbake (talk) 20:26, 30 April 2020 (UTC)
You are of course allowed to illustrate Wikipedia articles with images but with images which are free, which means 1) images you have created yourself 2) images found on websites with a valid license 3) images old enough to be public domain in the country of first publication. I insist on the last point because it's the type of images you usually upload and because there's a confusion in your practice (since 13 years) between shooting date and publication date. So please re-read the copyright laws of Lebanon, Syria and Egypt until you understand them or focus on more simple tasks like uploading (very) old images. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:24, 30 April 2020 (UTC)
I will take your findings into account. The next time I will consult you before. Thank you for reversing the deletion of the file File:Aziza Jalal عزيزة جلال2.jpg. Regards--Derbake (talk) 23:01, 1 May 2020 (UTC)


Hi, Patrick Rogel ! I don't know how can I fix it. Can you help me? Bonzg (talk) 18:32, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

@Bonzg: Hi. There's notthing to fix: this image is copyrighted so not "freely licensed" and you can't use it on Commons. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 20:48, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Pierre-Yves SoucyEdit


vous m'avez mis en suppression les fichiers dessins empreintes et portraits concernant Pierre-Yves Soucy ainsi qu'un portrait. Pour ce qui est des photos des oeuvres de Pierre-Yves Soucy (10 images de dessins-empreintes), je suis l'auteur des images, je les ai photographiées à partir des différents recueils de poésies que je possède de l'auteur. Je l'ai contacté pour savoir si je pouvais les diffuser, il m'a dit un grand oui. Je ne savais pas pour la procédure de permission licence CC BY-SA 4.0 J'ai donc envoyé un message à l'auteur pour qu'il fasse cette procédure d'autorisation, c'est donc en cours. Pour ce qui est du portrait, il est issu du blog d'une personne autorisant la diffusion de ses photos. je vais aussi lui envoyer un message pour la procédure de permission licence CC BY-SA 4.0 Je réponds tardivement à tout ça car je suis nouvelle sur wiki et je ne comprends pas tous les éléments, je viens à peine de comprendre que j'avais des notifications et des messages concernant les images. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saul Zart (talk • contribs) 15:27, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

Merci de ne pas supprimer ces images, la procédure de régularisation est en cours.

BIEN CORDIALEMENT, --Saul Zart (talk) 13:22, 8 May 2020 (UTC) Saul Zart

@Saul Zart: Bonjour. Vous devez ajouter {{subst:OP}} aux fichiers afin que pareille mésaventure n'arrive pas. COrdialement, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 09:54, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

--Saul Zart (talk) 10:17, 10 May 2020 (UTC) Saul Zart . Merci pour votre réponse. Je dois joindre {subst:OP}} où exactement sur les fichiers ?

@Saul Zart: Peu importe. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 10:23, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Par ailleurs, l'auteur des 10 dessins empreintes m'a envoyé aujourd'hui une attestation que j'ai renvoyée par mail à wiki medias. Merci pour les réponse. @PatrickRogel @Patrick Rogel J'ai bien pris note de tout ça et téléchargé à nouveau les images en suivant la procédure. Merci ! Bon dimanche. --Saul Zart (talk) 11:41, 10 May 2020 (UTC)Saul Zart

License questionEdit

Hi Patrick, I've come to ask about some images since you've done some good reviews on my uploads. I found an album on Flickr that has the CC-BY little man icon attached, but after uploading it looks like a lot of the images individually have a CC0 license. Now, while it's clear that the uploader took them, is it right that this isn't allowed? Kingsif (talk) 19:43, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

@Kingsif: Hi. Please read COM:L; CC0 is OK. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 06:27, 9 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello dear Patrick, I want to use this image on Arabic Wikipedia :Amaar_Elsheree.jpg. I can and with what license? regards--Derbake (talk) 16:50, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi. This image has been posted under fair use on Arabic Wikipedia and is tolerated there only because it's a low-resolution image. But there's no fair use on Commons and, by the way, what make you think this image is free? As I've explained to you there's only 3 reasons for an image to be free:

So, definitively not free. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:45, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. But if this image is published by an official page of the government of Egypt [2]. Couldn't I be licensed {PD-EGY}?--Derbake (talk) 17:42, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
@Derbake: A copyrighted work doesn't become uncopyrighted just because of another publication. A copyrighted work may become uncopyrighted only because of its age in entering the public domain or if his author (the photographer) and only him decides to abandon his rights on it. In the particular case you are talking of the Egyptian government (or anybody else) can't license this work simply because he is not the author of it. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 20:20, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

File:Mark Levine Alexandria VA.jpgEdit

Hello: you just marked the photo File:Mark Levine Alexandria VA.jpg as a copyright violation of a SHRM conference page at https://conferences.shrm.org/session-type/general-session?page=4. However, the photo in question was actually provided to SHRM by the aforementioned individual. I have full ownership and permission to use this photo. Please remove the copyright tag at your earliest convenience. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Campboypr (talk • contribs)

@Campboypr: Hi. The informations you provide are rather contradictory: you say photo was provided by Mark Levine and at the same time claim {{Own}}. So are you Mark Levine? --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:30, 16 May 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: I am his webmaster and currently maintain his official website, markfordelegate.com.(talk) 14:45, 29 May 2020 (EST)

File G9KN6072.jpg and DhunnAlbumCover.jpgEdit

Hi Patrick, you marked both the above mentioned images: G9KN6072 for possible copyright violation and DhunnAlbumCover for fair use. I am Ankur Bhasin and I own these images and give to Wikipedia hence there is no copyright violation and issue of fair use. Hope this solves the matter? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maskedzephyr (talk • contribs)

@Maskedzephyr: Hi. Photographer or representative of the music company has to send a permission via COM:OTRS. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 07:15, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: I own the music company as well. Mail has been sent. Thank you. --Maskedzephyr

I apologies for for violating the copyright rules by uploading three movie posters without permissionEdit

I am writing this to say I apologize for violating the copyright rules for uploading three movie posters without permission because I cannot find the original owners of the posters and uploading them on Wikipedia proves to be difficult with the copyright rules and doing that will ban me from editing on Wikipedia

So with that I apologize for my action and kindly don't ban me.I promise I will no longer edit pictures on Wikipedia and decided to ask you in email to post them instead

So kindly delete file:Highlander 1986.jpg and File:God told me to black and white poster.jpg and you upload the posters on Wikipedia by yourself

The Highlander poster I found : http://saturdaysleepovers.podwits.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Highlander86.jpg comes from saturdaysleepovers : http://saturdaysleepovers.podwits.com/category/sci-fi/page/2/ The god told me to poster https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075930/mediaviewer/rm891422720 comes from imdb : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075930/mediaindex?ref_=tt_mv_close

and The Wizard of Oz poster comes from imp awards : http://www.impawards.com/1939/wizard_of_oz.html --Belrien12 (talk) 16:51, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Multiple files missing permission informationEdit

Hi Patrick Rogel! All the photos were self-scanned and were originaly taken before july 1970. I uploaded them under this license:

This work is in the public domain both in Portugal and in the United States because it was first published in Portugal (and not published in the U.S. within 30 days) and it was first published before 1 March 1989 without complying with U.S. copyright formalities, such as copyright notice and it is one of the following:

  • A photographic work, work deemed to be photographic work or work of applied art created before 1 July 1970 ( more info here);
  • Another type of work whose author died before 1946;
  • An anonymous work or a work deemed to be anonymous, or a work by a collective person whose authors were not individually identified, published or disclosed before 1946.

For background information, see the explanations on Non-U.S. copyrights.
As of 1 January 1996, the following were in the public domain in Portugal: works whose author died before 1946; anonymous works, works deemed to be anonymous, or works by a collective person whose authors were not individually identified, first published or disclosed before 1946; photographic works, works deemed to be photographic works or works of applied art created before 1 July 1970; news articles or economic, political or religious articles, published or disclosed before 1996, provided that rights have not been specifically reserved and mentions, wherever possible, the name of the author and of the publisher, of the title of the work and other elements enabling it to be identified.

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That puts them in the public domain without the need for a permission, no? JonJon86 (talk) 17:04, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Raul Mestre.pngEdit

Hi Patrick,

You tagged Raúl Mestre.png for speedy deletion because is copyryghted material. Of course it is, i personally took that picture last september on Malaga (Spain) during EducaPoker 10th Aniversary. So, i am the owner of the picture and i want to crop the image from the original for Wikimedia Commons for make the zoom. What's the problem? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adri1704 (talk • contribs) 20:46, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

@Adri1704: Hi. This file has been tagged for being a screenshot, not a copyright violation. You said it's a picture which is unlikely because cameras doesn't make .png files making believe it's rather a screenshot from a video. Besides it has been published before your upload on an unfree site. In such cases the photographer is requested to send a permission via COM:OTRS. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 21:00, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
A png file doesn't imply anything except it is a specific format. Jeblad (talk) 21:03, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
That's not a screenshot, please, at least don't lie. Here you can find the original photo. https://www.flickr.com/photos/184756718@N06/albums/72157711143260002 Do you know how i know it? Because i am the one who took the photo! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adri1704 (talk • contribs)
@Adri1704: First please sign your postings: as you can see I receive a lot of messages and I've a lot of conversation to handle. We are not clairvoyants here so if you don't indicate the Flickr account as source we can't know the image comes from it. Besides it doesn't come from it since you file is a lower resolution than the images posted on Flickr and the website I mentionned. Why remains a mystery. Nevertheless the Flickr account is not under a valid license so either you modify it or the photographer sends a permission via COM:OTRS. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:08, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

PhD Sean RossEdit

Nice to know it, thanks! Richard Lionhearth (talk) 00:35, 20 May 2020 (UTC)


Hi Patrick, I tried multiple times to get you to respond to my messages on this file's deletion request discussion page but no reply, so I assumed you've concluded the conversation. I need to know exactly what licensing tag is needed for that image, as I couldn't find any template (and I find thw whole wikipeia licensing world very complex and confusing, despite my presence on the site for over five years). Also my statement for keep is there. Thanks, User:Raphael.concorde - 09:37 am UTC, May 22, 2020

@Raphael.concorde: Hi. First please sign your postings by using ~~~~. There's no need of any more templates since file seems OK now. You have simply to wait an Administrator (not me neither you) closes the request without removing the deletion template (you can read "Do not remove this tag until the deletion nomination is closed." on it). Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 10:53, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Ok now I know. Thanks. Last question before I go: is there a way to put in the discussion any recent updates indicating its ready to be closed to aministrators? Thanks --User:Raphael.concorde (talk) 13:20, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
@Raphael.concorde: No. you may ask an Administrator of your choice to close it but there's no hurry. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:18, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Evangelia Charmandari.jpgEdit

Dear Patrick. I do not understand why you removed this picture of my sister from wikimedia commons. I took it some time ago with my camera and I also put it in the web page I had made for her (http://echarmandari.gr/en/cv.php). I noticed that someone had made an entry in wikidata for her (Q44406215) and I thought it would have been a good idea to also include a picture of her. Thanks in advance Vassilis Charmandaris Vcharmandaris (talk) 14:05, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

@Vcharmandaris: Hi. I haven't remove anything; an Administrator has. Please click on the image name to know who he/she is and the reason for the deletion and, eventually, contact him/her for further enquiries. Typically you are not authorized to copy anything from the web since almost everything on the Internet is copyrighted moreover if it's explicit, like here (© 2020 All Rights Reserved). Besides Commons is looking for the highest resolution pictures so you can reupload it at full resolution with intact EXIFs directly from your camera. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:18, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

My CollagesEdit

Dear Patrick! I'm new wiki user. I want publicate collages maked by me with my author's photos but you add derivative work tag. What do I have to do so that you don't delete my work? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Atenazh (talk • contribs) 14:03, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

@Atenazh: Hi. As explained on your talk page you have to upload each individual file separately and after only create the collage. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 20:41, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Reply & QuoteEdit

Thank you very much. I didn't know how to sign. Also would you be kind enough to tell me the code to quote someone. @Patrick Rogel that don't seem to work. -BlehDFI (talk) 08:39, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

@BlehDFI: To notify someone use {{ping|user name}} which translates automatically in @user name. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 18:54, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Eugeniusz KupskiEdit

It was taken from the archives of en:Institute of National Remembrance. I can publish any document from the IPN everywhere (perhaps Commons in only one place where it is not possible). I do not understand your problem. I gave the source (IPN). Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 13:49, 1 June 2020 (UTC) These two photos were taken from the national archives. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 14:10, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

@Leszek Jańczuk: Hi and welcome too. The field Source in the file description page must link to a website containing the image then the patrollers might verify if the picture is under a valid license, not a Wikipedia page. Please note too {{PD-PolishGov}} is unvalid because this license tag is not about images. Nevertheless please reply in the two discussion pages (not here) if you want that your point of view is read by the closing Administrator. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:12, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
There is no website with these photos. I have received permission from the IPN, and other governmental archives for publishing. I publish them in other places and there is no problem. Note "archives of IPN" is enough. Or "archives of AAN". They do not demand anything else. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 14:19, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@Leszek Jańczuk: Hi and welcome too (bis). Then a representative from the IPN must send a permission via COM:OTRS but, once again, please reply on the discussion pages. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:25, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
It is not possible, I asked several years ago. It does not work at that way. Not everybody can use sources of the IPN, only small number of peoples, but who received it, he can publish. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 14:34, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Clearly erroneous CSDEdit

File:Sajid-Wajid.jpg - Getty Images is known for their sometimes predatory (and illegal) tactics. Please also make sure to check next time, especially when there is a valid OTRS ticket too... RandomCanadian (talk) 14:40, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

  • 1: WP:DTTR. 2. I'm contesting the speedy deletion as mentioned given there is both an OTRS and the known behaviour of Getty... RandomCanadian (talk) 14:42, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@RandomCanadian: HI and welcome too. What kind of regular? You have cropped two files here. If you were a regular you should know that removing deletion templates is not allowed and that there's a "Challenge speedy deletion" button for such cases. Besides the "known behaviour of Getty" is a slogan, not a valid reason for keeping a file. Nevertheless please reply directly in the DR if you want that the closing Administrator reads your arguments. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:57, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Possible copyright violation (John Prentice)Edit

The website doesn't own the copyright of the photo. My family does. We've allowed the website and others like it to use it publicly, and we have every right to allow Wikimedia to use it, as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Packer1028 (talk • contribs) 06:00, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

@Packer1028: Hi and welcome too. Commons policy requires that, for files previously published under unfree license, copyright holder (who is almost always the photographer so one person only, not "a family") must send a permission via COM:OTRS. Alternatively photographer may reupload file at full resolution with intact EXIFs directly from his (her) camera. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 07:34, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
What if the original photographer is an elderly woman who doesn't know how to use the Internet? Is there some way I can do this process for her? Also, sorry, forgot to sign the last post, am a little frustrated at this whole process. The original photographer is a relative, but there's no way she knows how to do any of this. Packer1028 (talk) 14:02, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
@Packer1028: It's as easy as she did the first time with the website. Of course you may assist her in filling the declaration of consent and in posting it to OTRS mail but have you requested their help to solve the problem? You should. In the meantime you should too search for the original high-resolution version of this image (on a camera or computer hardrive or on a print perhaps ) because you will have hard times to convince them your file is the original because it's lower resolution (150 x 188) than the one on the the Internet (252 x 274). Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:20, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Beatriz Álvarez Fanjul media evidence of the free rightsEdit

Patrick Rogel I have evidence (an e-mail) of the free rights of the file I have just uploaded (File:Beatriz Álvarez Fanjul) replacing the other one, where can I provide the evidence? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sanitroni (talk • contribs)

 OK, replied. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 10:58, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Long LIST of long-time-ago uploadsEdit

Hi, yesterday (4 hours ago) you marked for deletion a dozen or so images =some of which have resided in COMMONS for a long time= ALL OF WHICH ARE OF MY OWN AUTHORSHIP and for sure will not be contested for copyright. I cannot imagine why = is it something about Relevance? Then there is nothing I can do, alas. Well, in my view all these are valuable and deserve to remain in Wiki - but again, you know better. Please, leave them in place! Thx, rgds,--Ecce Ego (talk) 15:00, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

@Ecce Ego: Hi. I've already explained to you what were the problems with your files. It's up to you now to explain in the two discussions (another one has been launched by another user since) why you think these files must be kept. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 15:08, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Sad Story, indeed. Too bad! Such a waste! Rgds, --Ecce Ego (talk) 15:15, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Sir, at least 2 TWO documents are essential, pls consider leaving them: Page 1 and Page 2 of Peter Diki...LIST OF PROJECTS = these are verified by the Minister and really relevant! Thx, best Rgds (WELL< SELFIES by Peter Dikidjiev cannot possibly be contested...?) Thx, --Ecce Ego (talk) 17:38, 2 June 2020 (UTC)


Hi Patrick Rogel,

why did you reverted my edits? What's wrong with my revert? Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker OverlegCA 15:52, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

@Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker: Hi. You reverted twice a valid addition by Misscupcakke which solved {{No source since|month=June|day=2|year=2020}} problem. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:13, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
And about this revision, is this warning necessary or not? Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker OverlegCA 16:15, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
@Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker: No I don't think so since there's an article on Wikipedia. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:30, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Brice Wikimedia CommonsEdit

Hi Patrick,

You marked the image I uploaded of B. Brice for speedy deletion for copyright infringement. This is actually my work that was requested by NewsNY and a number of other publishers. I have record of correspondence with NewsNY for the image handover for news media and feature purposes and the required sign off to use this image. If you cannot rectify this issue, please feel free to remove the image and I will upload original content that has not been featured online before that I and only I own full copyright privilege to. Will this solve the issue? Guidance would be appreciated.

Thank you for your help and diligence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Watchfuleditor (talk • contribs) 17:39, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Watchfuleditor, any evidence proving that you own the rights to the image should be submitted to COM:OTRS. Once you send them an email, you can replace the {{copyvio|1=...}} text on the file page with {{subst:OP}}. clpo13(talk) 18:14, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi PatrickEdit

Kindly be informed that the picture marked for deletion is done by a paid painter in old market of Kuwait back in 1985 and he was freelance. The picture is for my grand father and kept with me all this time. Thanks for understanding. Alduaij65 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alduaij65 (talk • contribs)

@Alduaij65: Work is far too recent to be public domain in Koweit. Even if commissioned we need the painter's permission via COM:OTRS. If anonym work is protected 50 years after it has been unveiled so until 2035 (1985 ̟ 50). Please read Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Kuwait. Nevertheless the problem with these files is that they appear out of COM:SCOPE because ːarːSheikh Ali bin Muhammad bin Abdul Mohsen bin Ahmed Al-Duaij has been deleted already. So I suggest you to rework your draft and to re-submit it. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 12:33, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

File:Dongdaemun Stadium 2005 02.jpg, File:Sanggye Station 201409.jpg, File:Dongdaemun Stadium 2005 01.jpgEdit

These files are not apparent copyright violation. There is no direct link to the photo, so you need to check the license through the collection link that contains the photo. Access this site(Dongdaemun Stadium) and this site(Sanggye Station), and click on any photo. You can check the license of the picture you clicked on. These files are freely licensed. Thanks. — parrot 23:51, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

@앵무: Contrary to me @Nat: has been able to open a direct link with the valid license so you may you ask him/her to review these files. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 04:48, 7 June 2020 (UTC)


Hi, Patrick. please undelete my picture. It is an original picture taken by me and authorized by the individual in the picture as it is her wikipedia page I am using it for. Thank you.--Likeabite (talk) 16:06, 7 June 2020 (UTC)


Hello Patrick.You delete a photo filename vezyrakis.jpeg but this photo belongs to be.please check it.thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nikoskriti26 (talk • contribs)

@Nikoskriti26: Hi. I've deleted nothing; an Administrator has. Please click on the file name (red link) to know his/her name and the reason for the deletion and eventually contact him/her for futher enquiries. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 13:23, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

Please do not remove deletion requestsEdit

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Please do not remove deletion request tags from images before an administrator has closed the debate. If you do not agree that the image should be deleted, you can express your opinion on the deletion request page. You can find this page via a link in the deletion request tag or at Commons:Deletion requests. Thank you.

--A1Cafel (talk) 02:59, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

suppression de photosEdit

Bonjour, vous avez supprimé plusieurs photos dans l'article Robert Kaddouch, dont je détiens tous les droits d'utilisation. Nous pouvons en parler si vous le souhaitez. Peut-on restaurer ces photos où dois-je les intégrer de nouveau ? merci de votre collaboration --Quiop (talk) 06:00, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

@Quiop: Bonjour. Je n'ai rien supprimé; c'est un Administrateur qui l'a fait. Merci de cliquer sur le nom de l'un des fichiers supprimés (lien rouge) pour connaître son nom et les raisons de la suppression. Merci de le/la contacter avant de solliciter toute restoration. Cordialement, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:14, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Merci de votre réponse. Je vais essayer de trouver une solution. Bien à vous,--Quiop (talk) 18:05, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion: File:Tunku Dato' Seri Utama Naquiyuddin Tuanku Ja'afar.jpgEdit

Hi Patrick! I had update and specifying the location and date of the photo, because all of the photography are photo by mine, the person inside the photo which is my father and photo during his receive the awards from the King. Therefore I got his permission and it is fully valid for license. And for the photo under this page https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_uploaded_by_Patricialiew are also from me. I am the author of these pictures. Is it possible to remove these nomination? Thank you very much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Patricialiew (talk • contribs) 05:21, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

@Patricialiew: Hi Patricia. You must explain in which of our sister project (Wikipedia, Wikinews...) an entry has been written about your father because I can't find it. Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 06:30, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Hi, Patrick thank you for your reply, these photos I use to create his wikipedia, that's why it still not yet have his entry on wikipedia. Is that I require to create his wikipedia at first? (Patricialiew (talk) 13:20, 14 June 2020 (UTC))
@Patricialiew: Yes a Wikipedia article comes first otherwise the pictures are out of COM:SCOPE here but, frankly and at first sight, I doubt your father is notable enough for a WP entry. You can try nevertheless but don't forget to disclose your conflict of interest, especially if it's on English Wikipedia. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:20, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel:Hi, the wikipedia article had created, its on the https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%BB%96%E5%9F%8E%E5%85%B0 (Chinese Language) and https://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truly_Nyonya_Malacca (Malay Language) (Patricialiew (talk) 06:11, 22 June 2020 (UTC))
@Patricialiew: Hi. Thanks for the news but I don't read Chinese neiher Malay language. As predicted your article on Chinese has been speedy deleted three times and is on discussion. It's up to you know to make it accepted. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 07:37, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Hi, the Chinese one and Malay one is already accepted and not under discussion anymore. And I hope I can recover some of the photo which under this debate https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_uploaded_by_Patricialiew#Files_uploaded_by_Patricialiew_%28talk_%C2%B7_contribs%29 because I did not discover that it has debate, now it is closed. Maybe could I make some fixing or some others amendments? may you guide me? (Patricialiew (talk) 08:27, 23 June 2020 (UTC))

Porque quieren borrar mi contenido acerca de Lolita de la Colina con licencia?Edit

Estas fotos para un articulo de Lolita de la Colina, la subo a petición de la misma compositora.... ya se que están en su ley en reclamar derechos, y lo entiendo...pero reitero, subo esas fotos a petición de ella... Tomás Ferretiz (talk) 07:14, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

@Tomás Ferretiz: Hi and welcome. A person has no rights on images picturing him/her unless they have been transfered by contract. The copyrights are always with the photographer so he/she (or his/her heirs) must send a permission under COM:OTRS. Please note that albums covers or other images falling under fair use are not accepted here. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 09:11, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Lolita a pesar de que es dueña de las fotos, ella me dió permiso de publicarlas en su articulo.... nos pusimos de acuerdo los dos que asi será... Tomás Ferretiz (talk) 14:31, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
@Tomás Ferretiz: Hi and welcome (again). Perhaps you have agreed something with her; I'm just telling you how it works on Commonsː images won't be kept unless a permission of the photographer(s) (or their heirs) is sent. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 14:39, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

File:President Kalam presenting the 'colours' to the J&K Police.jpgEdit

The author of this file, Mr. Kushal Kumar Sinha is my friend and he permitted me to use the file on Wikimedia and Wikipedia. I provided the adequate information that you asked. So, please remove the tag of deletion. Thank You. Mangalam Agrawal (talk) 07:26, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

@Mangalam Agrawal: Hi and welcome. First, Commons doesn't accept low-resolution Facebook or Twitter images. Second, it doesn't rely on oral permissions neither; it's why the message sent to you asks the copyright holder (Kushal Kumar Sinha) to send a permission via COM:OTRS. To end please don't add nonsense templates like {{FoP-India}} or {{QualityImage}}. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 09:28, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
He provide me permission through direct message from twitter, not orally Mangalam Agrawal (talk) 09:42, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
@Mangalam Agrawal: Hi and welcome (again). He must send personally his permissionː OTRS is unable to accept forwarded permission statements or proxy statements for legal reasons. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 09:47, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Educational Content from Social Media.Edit

Can I not upload the educational contents from the social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)? Mangalam Agrawal (talk) 15:02, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

@Mangalam Agrawal: Hi again. A "hello" and "thank you" is welcome here even if it's not the first message you try to send me hereː nobody will be aware of the messages let to someone else on your talk page if you don't notify that person by using {{ping|user name}}. To reply to you I've already told you that social media content is not allowed here. More generally almost everything you find on the Internet is copyrighted and can not be copied here unless exceptions. I see you are a new user so I suggest you to re-read the Help pages linked at the top of your talk page and to come back if you need a reply at a question which is not already answered in these Help pages. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 15:22, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
But sir I am talking about the education Content and not about any good morning messages,etc. If I add the link of that social media page (where I found the image) in the source, then would it be accepted? Mangalam Agrawal (talk) 16:00, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Example if the Indian Army post an image of its social media accounts and also mention that images in their website, then would that image with {{Indian Army}} license would be acceptable or not on Wikimedia? Mangalam Agrawal (talk) 16:04, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

I understand your concerns about social media files. So, I am proposing that I will change the source of all my social media files and marked them as 'own work' and mail all the permission for using those files on Wikimedia Commons. So, please remove the tag of deletion. Thank You. Mangalam Agrawal (talk) 13:51, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

ːFile:Faiq Agayev.jpgEdit

Photographer himself (Niko Abbasov) send me this image to upload. What should I do? I have permission EyyubVEVO (talk) 15:59, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

@EyyubVEVO: Photographer has to send a permission via COM:OTRS. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 19:43, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

File:Kaushik Basu - Festival Economia 2013.JPGEdit

Hi Patrick, regarding this: I am the author and uploader. I prefer the photo to be attributed to my name and not to my nickname, but my name links to my user page, so I do not understand what doubts can there be. --Jaqen (talk) 06:12, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

@Jaqen: File is OK and sorry for my mistakeːI've been fooled by the name Kaushik Basu1952 (who is probably the person pictured in) since this image didn't look like a selfie. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 22:15, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, he overwrote my file with his, and then reverted back to mine. No problem! --Jaqen (talk) 06:40, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Public Domain files.Edit

File:PM Nehru presenting the 'colours' to the UP PAC.jpg This file is in Public Domain because of the Indian Law of Public Domain.

File:The Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Patel presenting the colours to the CRPF.jpg This file is in Public Domain. So, please review before the deletion.

I changed the source for File:The Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Patel presenting the colours to the CRPF.jpg and File:PM Nehru presenting the 'colours' to the UP PAC.jpg and tagged as own work. I will send you the permissions via email. So, please remove the tag of the deletion. Thank You. Mangalam Agrawal (talk) 13:46, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

@Mangalam Agrawal: It doesn't work like that. Only an Administrator can close the discussions (it needs that you copy your arguments from here to there) so please wait for their decision. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 21:19, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Samuel Meisels Photo removed because of copyright violation (COM.CSD#F1)Edit

Hello Patrick, I would like to re-upload the Samuel Meisels image with the appropriate permissions in place. The Buffett Institute where Samuel Meisels is Executive Director purchased the photo portrait from a freelance photographer. Should I have the Institute, Meisels, or the photographer fill out the Interactive Release Generator (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Email_templates/Consent)? Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lizin402 (talk • contribs) 16:06, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

@Lizin402: Ideally the photographer himself must send the permission. In the case of a work for hire a representative from the Buffett Institute must send the permission with a copy of the transfert of rights from the photographer to the Institute enclosed. Yours, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 21:23, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
@Patrick Rogel: Thank you, I appreciate the information. Just to be clear, after they have submitted the permissions information will they receive confirmation of some kind that gives approval to upload the image to use in the Samuel Meisels article?

Photos by AntonyZEdit

Hello Patrick,
I checked the photos, which you placed for deletion on my page and all are from Naval Herritage History Center. I already checked their privacy policy in the past and found out, that these photo are allowed to be publish under public domain and there should be credits of each photo, which I believe I put in the source field. Please check the link here: Privacy Policy of Naval Herritage History Center and let me know, If you get it wrong. Also on your link is mentioned Official government photographs and documents are in the public domain and may be scanned and reproduced in print or online. They may be cropped or resized, but their content may not be altered.
I apologize for inconvenience, but I would like to maintain these photos on Commons, check the privacy policy and then let me know, what I can do different.
Thank you so much for your cooperation AntonyZ (talk)
@AntonyZ: Hi. It seems this Privacy policy has nothing to do with copyright while Scanning, Copyright & Citation Information has but feel free to discuss directly on the discussion page. Note that Commons doesn't allow files which can't be modified (no Non-Derivative restrictionː please read COM:L). Kind regards, --Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:28, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
Okay, but what now? I have to admit that I am little bit confused now, because from my point of view, I had uploaded the photos with descriptions, source, author if possible and If I check rules from Navy Herritage History Center's section "Copyright and Citation", I fulfilled their rules. In short, what I have to do with these photos to keep them uploaded? Because I spent many hours on articles with these photos. Thank you for your time AntonyZ (talk)

Don't delete my pictures.Edit

  Don't delete my pictures. PLEASE
If you wanna talk about it,

Discord: UnglaublichUngestählt#7800 Skype: KSDettmers Twitter: KSDettmers Dettmero (talk) 21:42, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

File:NHerrero 12.jpgEdit

Hi Patrick About this pic, I just wanted to say that when I uploaded the pic 8 years ago, it had free Commons permission. I see that author has changed idea. Best regards. --Cvbr (talk) 15:57, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

@Cvbr: Hi. I'm afraid the author has not changed anything in the license. You extract an image from this video just two years ago and even at the time it wasn't under a free Creative Commons license. --Patrick Rogel (talk) 16:09, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

File:VISHAAL.jpg and File:SAB-81-VK-5G.jpgEdit

Hi Patrick, I am an editor on enwp and noticed you nominated File:SAB-82-ML-4G.jpg for deletion so thought I would alert you to these as well. It's the same user who has created a few sock accounts on enwp. You can view the enwp SPI report here. So far, 4 accounts have been identified. Note, they used File:SAB-82-ML-4G.jpg to replace the image in an existing article about an unrelated Vishal Kumar here. S0091 (talk) 20:21, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Robert Fico June 2020Edit

It's just your guess and it doesn't mean anything. The truth is that it is my work, a photo from a press conference. Completely unnecessary nomination based only on presumption without any proof. -- 12:14, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Elżbieta KosseckaEdit

Bienvenue. Pense à appuyer sur le bouton "supprimer". Si tu ne connais pas exactement les termes de la licence, réfléchi ou pose des questions. Ce genre d'agissements tels que les tiens, si quelqu'un remplis toutes les conditions en intégrant des fichiers, s'apparente à du vandalisme. Pour le coup le rédacteur Elżbieta Kossecka a rempli toutes les conditions et les fichiers joints sont justes. Débattu entre autre avec moi en tant que membre du groupe OTRS. Bonne journée. --Gruzin (talk) 15:46, 23 June 2020 (UTC)


Regarding Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Wegeta, I was going to open a deletion request until I saw this discussion. What evidence do we have that these sockpuppet users are the artist himself? Is it not customary to have a COM:OTRS request for copyright release, to prove ownership and licensability? Elizium23 (talk) 11:54, 4 July 2020 (UTC)


Dear Patrick, maybe you can help me:
The photographer of this picture sent his release weeks too late, so it got deleted. After he finally sent the release, OTRS asked him to provide the original picture including metadata, in order to prove that he is the author. Alberto doesn't know how to do this, as the original file ist too big to send via E-Mail. He asked OTRS on July 10 what to do, but did not get a reply until now. I asked on his behalf yesterday but did not get a reply neither (well, maybe I'm to impatient here). In my undeletion request from July 6 I got the answer that undeleting would be out-of-process. Can you give me a hint to solve this problem? Thanks, Kaethe17 (talk) 13:37, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) (sorry Patrick) @Kaethe17: If the photographer has a website, he could post it there with a notice stating that "This photo has been published under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 license" (or a less restrictive license) and reply to the email with a link to the page.
Does this website belong to the photographer in question?
As a last resort, he could perform copyright registration of the content at an official registration agency and then send it to us with the registration document attached as a PDF. Green Giant (talk) 00:31, 18 July 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Green Giant. Putting the image on the website sounds like a good idea.--Kaethe17 (talk) 11:15, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Elena Cruz.jpgEdit

What do you mean "no evidence of publication" ? There's no reason to delete the image. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:00, 31 July 2020 (UTC)