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Friar HouseEdit

Hi SlimVirgin,

Do you want a daytime photo of the house? If so, I can take you a photo next time I pass by it with a camera.

cmɢʟee ⋅τaʟκ 16:02, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi cmglee, that would be wonderful if it's no trouble. Germaine Greer and Clive James both lived there, so I've added the image to her article. It would be good to have some of the street too, because the point is not only to show the house but also something of the area. I like the image you took because it includes the sign for the Eagle on the left, though including that means there is less of the house. SarahSV (talk) 20:09, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Hello, Sarah! I've uploaded four photos of Friar House and Bene't Street:
Hope that's useful!
cmɢʟee ⋅τaʟκ 15:15, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
cmglee, these are wonderful photographs, thank you! You're an excellent photographer. I'm going to use the fourth one, File:cmglee Cambridge Friar House from The Eagle.jpg, because it shows the house well and has the Eagle sign too, which is perfect. Thank you again! It's very kind of you. SarahSV (talk) 22:45, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
It's in place in the Cambridge section of Greer's bio, next to the description of her room in the house. It looks good! SarahSV (talk) 23:09, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks for the compliment and barnstar, Sarah, and it's a pleasure. Good update on en:Germaine Greer, too. I've also updated en:Bene't Street and en:Free School Lane with photos and info about Friar House. Feel free to amend or add to them. Cheers, cmɢʟee ⋅τaʟκ 09:29, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:St Edwards Passage, Cambridge (evening).jpgEdit

Copyright status: File:St Edwards Passage, Cambridge (evening).jpg

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Thanks for uploading File:St Edwards Passage, Cambridge (evening).jpg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

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Ronhjones  (Talk) 03:15, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Ron, I'm not sure what further thing you need. Sean Hickin took the photograph in 1986. He describes which camera he used, what kind of film he used, the approximate date he took it, and that it was originally too dark, and he has released it into the public domain. What else is needed? SarahSV (talk) 00:30, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
See COM:PDM (and expand the hidden sections in the template on the image page) - he has not released it into the Public Domain. He has added a "Public Domain Mark" which means that he believes it's in the Public Domain (because it's too old, or US Gov, etc). A PDM is not an irrevocable license - as you know we must have that here. He needs to change the designation to "Public Domain Dedication (CC0)" if he wants to give away all rights. Flickr has made a right pain of it's choices. Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:40, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
Ron, surely this is splitting hairs. He is the author, so if he says it's in the public domain, then it is. I asked him to release the image for use in an article, and that's the template he chose. I don't know whether Flickr offers more than one PD template, and I don't want to harass him about it. SarahSV (talk) 00:45, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
The conclusion at COM:PDM is that we don't accept a PDM - the other option I quoted ("Public Domain Dedication (CC0)") is exactly the Flickr item one needs to choose - it gives the image an irrevocable CC-zero license. The PDM template I put on the image page took some editors a lot of collective effort to get enough information in it for the user - it was not done lightly. It can always be changed to to DR if you like, I'm fairly certain of that sort of outcome. The current tagging regime gives a user enough time to make contact with the Flickr owner (or add a standard PD template if that applies). Ronhjones  (Talk) 01:02, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
Ron, I've emailed him but last time it was four months before he responded. Because Flickr makes people create Yahoo accounts, and probably few use Yahoo nowadays, it can take ages to get replies. Please wait at least a month before deleting. Also, I can't find anything in the discussion you referenced about authors using that template. If the author says there are no copyright restrictions, that's a release. SarahSV (talk) 23:24, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
You don't have to use yahoo e-mail on Flickr, you can set the contact email address to whatever you want. Mine is my current e-mail address. I don't normally delete images I have tagged. Suggest you add a note to the talk page. Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:36, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
It does not distract from the fact that a PDM is not a license, it's just a mark - says "The Public Domain Mark is recommended for works that are free of known copyright around the world. These will typically be very old works.." Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:47, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
Ron, when I last checked, Flickr did force people to set up Yahoo addresses. You can then add another address, but a lot of people don't bother, and therefore it can take ages before they see their Flickr emails. This is a known problem when trying to contact photographers via Flickr.
As for it not being a licence, the Creative Commons site lists it as a licence. See "In this section". Licensing types --> public domain --> CCO and Public Domain Mark. You are right that when some unconnected person adds it, it's not a release (but that is true of any licence), but when the copyright holder adds it, it surely does count as a release. If the copyright holder says "there are no copyright restrictions", that's a release. Not all releases have to be in the form of "I hereby blah blah". SarahSV (talk) 01:47, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
If he has said "there are no copyright restrictions" then there would not less of an issue, he actually says Another picture from the Mamiya Press, circa 1986 and before the redevelopment of the Arts Theatre (I was working there at the time) - which in itself is a bit off - when you work for someone in this country, it's very normal that the work you do has copyright belonging to the company. If he was working for Mamiya Press and took the picture for them, then he has no authority to give away the copyright. Ronhjones  (Talk) 01:55, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
The Mamiya Press is a camera. But no matter. I've read more about this, and I understand the distinction now between the licences. I think it's a distinction without a difference for practical purposes in this case, but no matter. I'll wait and hope that he responds. SarahSV (talk) 02:01, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Moving files in batch uploadsEdit

With collections like Fortepan, when you rename a file it is good practice to leave the batch identifiers in the file name, like Fortepan 60957. This makes mass processing and searching a lot easier. Thanks -- (talk) 21:27, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi , sorry about that, and thanks for pointing it out. I've added "Fortepan 60957" to the file name. SarahSV (talk) 21:35, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
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