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Loes WoutersonEdit

Are you going to nominate every picture I planned to upload from OTRS/WikiPortrait? Then I better wait a few days. These extra tags and templates are added for a reason. This image is uploaded and made freely available by OTRS/WikiPortrait, so I don't see why you now mention it to be a copyright violation. Edoderoo (talk) 10:27, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Well, I didn't see any link to a proper source, there was no OTRS ticket number, and I found the exact same image on an external website without any mention of the cc-by-sa/GFDL (you've tagged it with cc-by too, but I guess that was by mistake). Of course, if you can provide a proper source and OTRS ticket, then the image can stay. Prof. Professorson (talk) 10:36, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
You are right, I forgot to mention the ticket number ... This happens once every 35 tickets :-( As a rule of thumb, you can leave images with an OTRS mention aside for OTRS members, as they are in general OK. But feel free to continue to check other images that are new/existing on commons, as there are a lot of images uploaded that are actually a copyright violation. So actually I have to congratulate you because you spotted this image well. Edoderoo (talk) 10:42, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
Great! I've removed the template. Is it cc-by or cc-by-sa though, according to the ticket? Because you've applied both licenses and I'm not sure which one is right. Prof. Professorson (talk) 10:55, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

File:Magellanic Cloud.jpgEdit

And I thought that my 6000x6000 is full resolution... Congratulations! Bulwersator (talk) 13:36, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

:-) Thanks! Prof. Professorson (talk) 14:46, 29 December 2011 (UTC)


Hola cual es tu problema con las foto cargadas por mi:

  • File:Valla de Polar en las Mercedes Daniela Kosan.JPG
  • File:Valla de Polar en el Hotel Tamanaco Daniela Kosan 000.jpg
  • File:Valla KRAF en la Mercedes Ana Karina Añes.jpg
  • File:Valla en Las Mercedes Gaby Espino 001.jpg
  • File:Valla en Las Mercedes Gaby Espino 000.jpg
  • File:Matches Box 002.jpg
  • File:Matches Box 001.jpg
  • File:Matches Box 000.jpg

Estas son foto tomadas por mi persona no veo cual es el rollo.

  • File:Aguasanta Ermini.jpg este señale la fuente que es Venciclopedia un Wiki
  • File:11369589-venezuela--circa-1953-un-sello-impreso-en-venezuela-muestra-oficina-de-correos-de-caracas-cerca-de-1.jpg esta señale la fuente y en el sitio señalan que son libres que es lo que quiere, de verdad que aquí cada día complican más las cosas.

--Veronidae (talk) 17:53, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I don't speak Spanish. Maybe you can ask for assistance on Commons:Café, or contact a Spanish-speaking administrator listed on Commons:List of administrators by language. Prof. Professorson (talk) 18:02, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Hola de nuevo cual es tu problema con mis imagenes --Veronidae (talk) 18:52, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Me esta haciendo enojar y voy colocar una denuncia en tu contra --Veronidae (talk) 20:42, 1 January 2012 (UTC)


Hi, in this change could you explain why you would want to change pd-1923 to pd-art? By the way, I understood there was no reason why the original license as on Flickr on upload could not be left with an image file in addition to any weaker licenses that may be added for particular locations. Thanks -- (talk) 23:57, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Well, I don't think we should imply that the flickr user has any rights to the image; leaving the cc-by-2.0 tag on the description page suggests that the flickr uploader must be credited even though the image is public domain and they didn't even create it. PD-Art is precisely the tag that explains why Commons doesn't recognize fraudulent copyright claims on public domain media, hence my using it in this case. Prof. Professorson (talk) 00:04, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
Hm, "fraud" seems a strong allegation in this case, particularly as the template does not mention that word. This has been discussed before (I can't remember exactly where, but it was a few months ago), and the consensus was to leave the CC licenses rather than mass removing them for these sorts of batch uploads. You may like to see the additional text, however the PD-1923 is sufficient. I'll not change it but I'm not in a rush to change similar past uploads unless there is a clear consensus or policy to point to. Thanks -- (talk) 00:20, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
I find the wording of PD-Art pretty strong myself: claims to the contrary represent an assault on the very concept of a public domain. So according to PD-Art, tagging those PD images with a cc-by license is an assault on the very concept of a public domain, which obviously I think we shouldn't do. I'm not opposed to leaving information about which license was claimed on flickr, as is the case in the Description field of File:Face without skin Page 86.jpg, but it shouldn't be a license tag.
If you find the reference to the discussion you mentioned, I'd be interested. Prof. Professorson (talk) 01:01, 3 January 2012 (UTC)


Many thanks for your assistance :-) --Cactus26 (talk) 10:09, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

No problem :) Prof. Professorson (talk) 10:38, 3 January 2012 (UTC)


Hola Prof. Professorson te agradezco gentilmente que ya dejes la burla te dio por pedir que se borraran mis imágenes bien ya veo que tiene amiguitos en esta cosa, bueno ya las borraron y ya no estoy interesada en que mis imágenes estén más acá, además ya explique cuando las tome en el sitio en Dinamarca pregunte que si podía tomar foto y me dijeron que si y que no había ningún problema, fotos como esa las he usado en otro sitios sin ningún problema solo acá me han salido con ese cuento que Dinamarca se reserva derechos, por Dios un país que vive del turismo no pone con esas cosa. De nuevo te agradezco que no me molestes más, no estoy interesada en subir más material a este sitio de wikimedia commons. Atentamente --Veronidae (talk) 17:11, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Please leave your comments on the deletion request; as I told you already, I do not speak Spanish. Prof. Professorson (talk) 17:13, 10 January 2012 (UTC)


Awesome username. -- Cirt (talk) 19:04, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks :) It's not my real name though, my real name is Professorberg ;) Prof. Professorson (talk) 19:13, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
I absolutely agree with Cirt - awesome. I would though, my dog's name is Poligraf Poligrafovich. Smallbones (talk) 16:40, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Hehe :) Thats a pretty cool dog name too (a bit difficult to yell perhaps: "Poligraf Poligrafovich, come back here!" ;) ). Prof. Professorson (talk) 16:36, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Graf for short - which is Russian and German for "Count," also similar to "gaf-gaf" (bow-wow). I'd guess your spouse uses a short form as well - perhaps calling you "Prof"? BTW, did you see Commons:Deletion requests/File:WP on Getty images with watermark.jpg Smallbones (talk) 19:01, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Autopatrol givenEdit

Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This has no effect on your editing, it is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones like yours. In addition, you can now share images from Flickr using the UploadWizard, batch-upload up to 500 files with UploadWizard instead of 50 and upload freely licensed audio files in the MP3 format. Thank you. Morning Sunshine (talk) 11:23, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

lizenz Rosenbauer vehiclesEdit

I've send the Lizenz for 25 Rosenbauer pictures to permissions-nl just 10 minutes ago. Henk Obee 13:11, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Ah okay, I won't tag any more images then. But you should use {{OTRS pending}} on your uploads to show that you're in the process of validating permission. Prof. Professorson (talk) 13:13, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Time, Place and ColorEdit

I told you on FT and my UT in detail. I thought that this problem was solved long ago (even five years ago): both authors - is one person - that's me. --Serge Lachinov (talk) 14:14, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

I see... It wasn't exactly clear looking at the file description page. Maybe you could write something like Serge Lachinov (aka Alexej von Schultz) in the author field, to avoid such inconveniences in the future. Sorry for the trouble. Prof. Professorson (talk) 14:30, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for your understanding! I will try to return to this issue later. Good luck! --Serge Lachinov (talk) 16:29, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

File talk:WiZ okladka 01 2010.pdfEdit

I have got written permission (in Polish) from the copyright holder - the Polish magazine "Wiedza i Zycie" to use the graphics on the Wiki. --Jerry34 (talk) 22:54, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

It will be undeleted by the OTRS team as soon as the permission is processed then. If you don't see anything coming after a while, you can inquire on the OTRS noticeboard. Prof. Professorson (talk) 16:40, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Partido da Terra and Smiling SunEdit

You may find permission for Smiling sun in the English version logo. Please check before deleting. The Partido da Terra has also produced a document providing permision for internet use. Please check --Cgnk (talk) 10:17, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm not going to delete anything, I'm not an admin. The tag I added was just to inform you that you didn't add a proper license tag; you should add one. If I refer to the English version of the logo, {{GFDL}} seems appropriate. Prof. Professorson (talk) 10:30, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Well, I fixed it for you. It should be fine now. Prof. Professorson (talk) 12:58, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

File:Earth moon size comparison.jpgEdit

Hi. You recently flagged the file Earth moon size comparison.jpg. I'm the 3D artist of the picture and I have the full rights on it. May I ask you two simple questions:

  • The warning tells "Please provide evidence of permission by either providing a link to a site bla bla" but I can't see where I can put this link.
  • Is the text on this page explicit enought: lesud astro which will be the link. I put this text : "These files are availiable on wikimedia common under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 licence.").

Thank you for your answer. Lsmpascal (talk) 14:59, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

I've added the link on this image, in the Permission field [1]. The permission seems fine, except that if you don't wish to release all the images on that page under cc-by-sa, maybe you should say that "the images uploaded on Commons by Lsmpascal are released under cc-by-sa-3.0", or something like that; otherwise, some people may think they're all free, and start uploading them here. In any case, thanks for your contribution, the image looks great! Prof. Professorson (talk) 15:06, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh, and maybe you should link to Wikimedia Commons, to avoid any ambiguity (and for those who don't know what Wikimedia Commons is), and call it Commons, with an "s". Prof. Professorson (talk) 15:08, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
I did everything you told me. The link, the text... thank you so much. It's a bit hard to understand something huge like Commons or Wikipedia when you are a newbie. I still have a question : Is it still necessary to send a message to ? Thank you another time (and for your comment too :) Lsmpascal (talk) 15:18, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
No, I don't think it's necessary now. Just include the link to that page on your future uploads, to avoid other people tagging your images as I did, and it should be fine. (And you forgot to update the French text on your website, so now it doesn't match the English version :) ). Cheers. Prof. Professorson (talk) 15:23, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
I updated the french version. Thank you. Cheers.Lsmpascal (talk) 15:40, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


Este fichero fue borrado y es de mi autoria. Yo soy FundacionFree ( Gracias por su repuesta


Hi Prof. Professorson, I gave my answer on Henk Obee 14:10, 31 January 2012 (UTC)



Please do not create a speedy DR for plushes. Most of your requests are just plain toys, which are not copyrighted. When in doubt please create a proper deletion request. Thanks, Yann (talk) 10:20, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Plain toys are not copyrighted!? Where did you get that from? It's certainly not what COM:DW says. Besides, if you disagreed with my tagging, you should have turned it into a DR instead of just reverting me. Please do that. Prof. Professorson (talk) 12:28, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
Since you didn't even bother to explain why these toys wouldn't be protected by copyright, and since Túrelio has deleted a bunch of these in the meantime (File:McSooty & Friends Xmas Charters 2011.jpg for instance), I've placed the tags back. If you still disagree with this, please turn these into a DR, as you should have done the first time. Prof. Professorson (talk) 11:29, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
This is NOT a speedy deletion. YOU have to create a DR if there is a problem, not me. Do NOT add a speedy tag. Thanks, Yann (talk) 12:17, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
I don't appreciate your tone. Instead of shouting at me, perhaps you could answer the question I asked: why aren't plain toys copyrighted (and what make a toy "plain", for that matter)? Where did you get that from? Prof. Professorson (talk) 13:24, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

19th century engravings of militaryEdit

Please don't be hyper-painstaking about such clear PD-Art of Napoleon times. Checking the modern pictures will be more usefull for project. Shakko (talk) 14:48, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Please provide a source, that's required by policy; it would be more useful than writing "web". Prof. Professorson (talk) 14:57, 7 February 2012 (UTC)


I indicated the source for this file: It has been published under a Creative commons licence as you can see here Superbenjamin (talk) 06:50, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes I know. But not all Creative Commons licenses are free; in this case, the image on flickr is under the cc-by-nc-nd-2.0, which forbids commercial usage and derivative works. This is not acceptable here; see COM:L for details. Prof. Professorson (talk) 09:11, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

I do not understandEdit

See if you can understand! These pictures I took them myself with my camera! It's no copyright violation! The truth is I do not understand! Please if you can explain me!!! MadonnaFan (talk) 16:50 10 feb 2012 (UTC)

If you take a picture of a copyrighted image, the resulting picture cannot be released under a free license; the original copyright subsists. See COM:DW and Commons:Screenshots for details. Prof. Professorson (talk) 16:54, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
And why they have to erase the image "Miley Cyrus - Secret". That is not even a violation of copyright. I made it myself! Because I have to delete the!??!!! --MadonnaFan (talk) 16:57, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Answer me!! --MadonnaFan (talk) 17:01, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Calm down, please. Give me a minute, will you?
As I explained here, I think this image is out of scope because it consists entirely of text, and it's not in use. If you disagree, please make your case on that page. Prof. Professorson (talk) 17:04, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Ok! I'm so sorry! It's ok! --MadonnaFan (talk) 17:08, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

By the wayEdit

If the DR relating to that isn't closed in a week or so you are welcome to drop me a note - thanks for your work here. Regards --Herby talk thyme 14:28, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Will do, cheers. Prof. Professorson (talk) 14:32, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Moje uliczne galerie w WarszawieEdit

Welcome once again in this discussion. st New World (Nowy Świat), Cracow suburbs (Krakowskie Przedmieście) - are particularly considered. In the weekends are often closed - always in the summer and host of numerous cultural events. On the sidewalks there are exhibitions as a regular part of the street. Square ks. Jan Twardowski that STREET GALLERY - is a constant. Topics may change, but the exhibition are almost without interruption ever since, from many, many years. I am convinced that this solves the problem. It is hard not to let show exhibitions coming to the gallery! Even if it's just a street gallery. I cordially greet and welcome foreigners to Warsaw. – Sorry my English. Yours sincerely --Jolanta Dyr (talk) 06:48, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Witam raz jeszcze wracając do tematu swoich "wystaw" - nie zauważyłam jakiejkolwiek dyskusji na ich temat, tylko skutki - usunięto część plików w jednej wystawy i wszystkie z innej - podczas gdy relacja z wystaw była moim dziełem - czyli wszystkie zdjęcia wykonałam osobiście, więc nie naruszyłam praw autorskich. Autor wystawy DOM Spotkań z Historią "pobłogosławił" moje zdjęcia w Commons, czyli wyraził dodatkową zgodę na ich prezentację, choć nie musiał tego robić, bo nasze prawo tego nie wymaga. Zdjęcia nie łamały norm społecznych, estetycznych czy moralnych i mówiły o Polskiej i nie tylko historii XX wieku. Otrzymałam też pozytywną opinię polskiego przedstawiciela Wiki Commons co do ich prezentacji. Więc cóż się stało, że wyleciały do śmieci z encyklopedii? --Jolanta Dyr (talk) 07:29, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

destroy photoEdit

destroy because you put in my photos if I'm uploading correctly.--CourtneyMcCulskey (talk) 08:40, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

This is an abuse that circled to clear--TaylorSwift♥T 08:53, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Your user page states that English is your mother tongue, however I can't understand a word of what you said above. Please double-check what you wrote. Also, your new signature is misleading; it should contain your user name. Prof. Professorson (talk) 10:06, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
the firm has nothing to do besides not speak English, the second that you keep checking the photos you uploaded to that eh deleted have nothing better to do all the photos uploaded eh were tested that if they were uploaded to Flickr.--TaylorSwift♥T 10:11, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but you're not making any sense. Prof. Professorson (talk) 10:14, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
I do not speak Spanish I'm saying because you want to delete my photos that I went up.--TaylorSwift♥T 10:25, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
You're not giving an exact motive for the images to be deleted.--CourtneyMcCulskeyT 16:36, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes I did. The name of the file on flickr shows that the flickr user copied the images from facebook; they are not the author or copyright holder. So please, don't remove the {{Copyvio}} tags, an administrator will take a look and decide what to do. Thanks. Prof. Professorson (talk) 16:39, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
The User:FlickreviewR I confirm that if it was originally uploaded to Flickr.--CourtneyMcCulskeyT 16:44, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
No, it confirmed that it was uploaded on flickr, but of course it cannot know if it was uploaded there originally. Facebook generates image names in the form of "270787_10150710121550076_672725075_19626 750_1520815_n.jpg", so the fact that File:David Archuleta Press Conference 2012.jpg was named that way on flickr shows that the flickr user got the file from facebook. Prof. Professorson (talk) 16:49, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
and your like know if the user who rose to Flickr the first went up to his facebook and then pass them to Flickr.--CourtneyMcCulskeyT 16:53, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Actually the other Flickr images uploaded have - like this one - no camera info on Flickr whick makes me wonder about Flickr washing - might point someone else here who knows more than me. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 12:04, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Gibraltar bannerEdit


You have nominated the Gibraltar banner for deletion, it is true that the address doesn't exist, but will do in two days, the website is currently being prepared. I would appreciate if you remove the deletion request.

Many thanks Mrjohncummings (talk) 01:44, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

I can't remove it, but an admin will close it within a week or so. Prof. Professorson (talk) 08:11, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Bilder GuntamaticEdit

Hallo, Sie haben Löschanträge für meine Bilder des Unternehmens Guntamatic gestellt. Ich arbeite für dieses Unternehmen und die Bilder wurden bewusst unter der angegebenen Lizenz veröffentlicht. Was benötigen Sie zum Nachweis? --Hkalteis (talk) 06:07, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Please have the copyright holder for these images send permission to OTRS. Thanks. Prof. Professorson (talk) 08:10, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for this advice. --Hkalteis (talk) 08:21, 10 July 2012 (UTC)


You seem to be quite useful...;) Maybe an RfA at some stage - though you would need to fill in the redlink! Thanks for the work anyway. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 11:29, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, you seem useful too ;) I may consider running for adminship at some point (I've noticed there's quite a backlog in a few areas. like Category:Copyright violations), but I probably need to become active more regularly first. In any case, thanks for the encouragement! Cheers. Prof. Professorson (talk) 11:36, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
Fair enough (& respected) - you should get at least one support vote :) --Herby talk thyme 11:47, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

About File:Presidentielles2012-Affiches.jpgEdit

You may be, and almost sure you are, right about that, but I wonder what is the fundamental difference beetween this picture and File:Times Square 1-2.JPG for example. Where is the limit ? Best regards --Jean-Christophe BENOIST (talk) 10:58, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

MGuf's answer at COM:BI#Cas litigieux ? seems quite correct, although the Times Square image is a bit borderline (sure it's impossible to take a picture of Times Square without including some of these advertisements, but here it seems to focus on them on purpose). Prof. Professorson (talk) 14:56, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Changing category:MediaIlike in page MediaILikeEdit

Thank You for giving me information about using a user:page instead of category:mypage. I am slow in understanding the difference in the use of categories and pages. But slowly slowly I seem to get a feeling. I have tried to accomplish the changes and hope it ist all right in this was. Thank You for Your help. ArishG (talk) 05:14, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome :) Prof. Professorson (talk) 08:11, 13 July 2012 (UTC)


Hi, please read my message on the deletion-debat (Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Gohe007) Kind regards Gohe007 (talk) 23:21, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Cover of Splendid ExchangeEdit

Reusing the Covers of Books is permitted under Fair Use.

See for example these files:

Novonium (talk) 10:41, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

It is allowed on the English wikipedia, but here we're on Commons, where fair use is not allowed. Please upload them locally on en.wp with an appropriate fair use rationale. Prof. Professorson (talk) 11:58, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Thinking about you!Edit

  Not a barnstar, though.
Digging must be very, very boring. The good thing is, you are not alone! Because being alone and bored really sucks. I guess. Elitre (talk) 21:38, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

О файлахEdit

Сразу говорю первые 2 файла я сделала сама лично. по эмблемы программ сразу говорю не знала , что похожие есть в Интернете.--Romanda (talk) 11:27, 25 July 2012 (UTC)


Good catch.--GrapedApe (talk) 21:30, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Copyright violationEdit


You have written to me: "This file is a copyright violation for the following reason:" , but this website or this blog ( is my own site or blog. Look at the email address on the blog and compare.


--Radivojl (talk) 10:18, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Copyright violation, 2 xEdit

I am Radivoj Lazić. The file: familija-klarineta.jpg you deleted is also mine. Website or this blog ([2]) is my own site or blog. Look: [3]. Email address is my, too. Text on Gravator [4] is the same as in Commons User:Radivojl [5]. I really do not understand. What copyright law. My pictures are my right, and you delete them to me? Why are you doing this? You take my copyright. Please put my pictures back. Copyrights are not violated.


Radivoj Lazić

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