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File:Juko-Mart Kõlar.jpg -- kinnitus on olemas. Kruusamägi (talk) 14:04, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

@Kruusamägi:   Done. Taivo (talk) 14:38, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Hiding non-free framesEdit

Hi again Taivo. Would you mind crossing out (hiding rather than removing entirely) each revision for File:Stanley Baldwin ggbain.32267.jpg from (and including) 21:55, 30 September 2018 to 22:21, 13 January 2019? These frames were derived from the National Portrait Gallery in London and, because they have credited their version to Walter Stoneman (died 1958), they would be well within their rights to claim copyright for the next ten years. Thanks! AlbanGeller (talk) 00:05, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @AlbanGeller: No they're not. It's the same photo. The entire file and all of its revisions are copyvio, or none of them are. I know some countries/institutions believe their scanning/digitizing efforts would give them copyright perks (IIRC the NPG was one of them), but Commons called BS on that. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 00:27, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
The bottom line is, the photographer the NPG credits the version they themselves commissioned died in 1958, which happens to be less than 70 years ago. The LOC version, on the other hand, is not credited to Stoneman and was obtained by the LOC in 1948 at the sale of the Bain collection. AlbanGeller (talk) 00:39, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
@AlbanGeller: It's the same photo. The entire file and all of its revisions are copyvio, or none of them are. w:National Portrait Gallery and Wikimedia Foundation copyright dispute. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 01:32, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
They're not the exact same photo. One has been copyrighted (and will remain in copyright until 2029) and the other was published without any "known copyright restrictions". AlbanGeller (talk) 02:00, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
@AlbanGeller: it's the same photo. I have eyes. You have eyes. Look at it. It's the same photo, mkay? It's possible the US copyright has expired (95+ years after publication) while copyright in the UK (70pma) may still be enforceable. But it's still the same photo. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 16:08, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
Again, they're not exactly. I just (wrongly) retouched the NPG version to make it look as if it was the same as the LOC version. And you should know that Commons policy requires all images to be PD both in the source country (UK) and in the US. AlbanGeller (talk) 16:34, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
@AlbanGeller: It's the same photo.
It is, really, the same photo.
Just trust me on this. It's the same photo. A little retouch or crop doesn't change that. It's still the same photo with the same copyright status. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 16:50, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, but I can't. In this particular situation, it would be best to err on the side of caution. AlbanGeller (talk) 16:53, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
  Not done. For my eye, it's the same photo. It has plausible license. If you think, that the license is incorrect, then you can create a regular deletion request. Taivo (talk) 11:21, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

3 Synchronist-uploadsEdit

Please forgive me if I'm "out of my league" but I'd like you to review the deletions of:

  • Files uploaded by Synchronist
    • File:G. W. Smith comment on Inceptionism post.jpg
    • File:Blast flyer 450x225.jpg
    • File:BLAST software flyer circa 1983.jpg
Illegitimate Commons:derivative works. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 05:22, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Deleted, Taivo (talk) 07:28, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Although I chose to not interact or respond to Synchronist's friendly "perhaps we met" (we didn't, but I used the BLAST (protocol) software, long long ago), I have a certain "feel" that he was given a bad deal on this. I'd rather not directly contact him, but please check. Thanks in advance. ( Pi314m (talk) 04:34, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

I checked the deletions. All the files had text and there was no permission from text authors. Taivo (talk) 11:13, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Termómetro Christin 1743.jpgEdit

Hi, Tavio. I see you deleted this image from the Science Museum of London when they even encourage people to use their material. Can you undo it? HeMaCh (talk) 11:56, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

  Not done. Yes, I can undo it, but it would be wrong. I deleted the file, because source site was published under license "All rights reserved." They can encourage people to use their material, but uploading them into Commons would be copyright violation. Taivo (talk) 18:50, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Revision deletion 3Edit

Hi again! Would you mind deleting the 04:37, 21 July 2019 revision for File:Ramsay MacDonald (cropped).jpg? I uploaded that (duplicate) revision by mistake using the CropTool when I didn't intend to. Thanks! AlbanGeller (talk) 03:46, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

  Done Taivo (talk) 15:20, 21 July 2019 (UTC)


Hi Taivo. Do you have any suggestions/pointers/advice to give me as I intend on applying for RfA in the near future. I have an interest in participating in clearing the backlog of DRs, and clearing the backlog of files that are in Incomplete files (5 MB interruption) (especially those in JPG & PNG subfolder). Although my account is only 2.5 months old, I think that I’m up for the challenge. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 23:19, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Of course you know Commons:Administrators. Please read carefully recent applications in Commons:Administrators/Archive/Unsuccessful requests for adminship about why people fail in RfA. I see you as future administrator, but 2½ months is not much and you must be prepared to answer a lot of questions. Taivo (talk) 06:39, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi Taivo. After much consideration, I've decided to run for adminship (see Commons:Administrators/Requests/大诺史). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 15:30, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

File:Bez hranic začátky 04.pngEdit

Hi, Taivo, I do not understand why do you want to delete this picture. I sent permission from author Ladislav Szpyrc and I think it concern all his works.--Alfi51 (talk) 02:50, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

I contacted an OTRS-member, who speaks Czech language. Maybe we have the OTRS-permission and then no additional permission isn't needed. Taivo (talk) 08:01, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
OTRS-permission was found and the file was kept. Sorry. Taivo (talk) 10:02, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Please commentEdit

Hi! Please comment. --Микола Василечко (talk) 13:46, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

  Done Taivo (talk) 13:31, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Arabsat-6A_mission_patch.jpgEdit

Hi Taivo, could you explain the rationale behind your decision? No proof of such a "no copyright" statement from SpaceX has been provided. Thanks --Discasto talk 22:40, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

@Discasto: You said yourself: "it's SpaceX's, which happens to release things under a "Creative Commons" license. It's all we need." I trusted your decision and considered your statement as withdrawing the request. Taivo (talk) 10:25, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Tiny helpEdit

Hi Taivo. I stumbled upon 2 users having redundant rights, could you remove them? Thank you. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:30, 4 August 2019 (UTC)


Bonjour Taivo, pourquoi avez vous effacé mes photo qui concerne Emile Audiffred, les photo m appartienne et fond parties de mon fond familial. ET SONT LIBRE DE droit.

  Comment Traduction de Google: les auteurs sont inconnus, cela ne signifie pas anonyme. Photos de 1930, probablement encore protégées par le droit d'auteur. Le propriétaire des archives familiales n'a généralement pas le droit de publier les images sous licence libre. Taivo (talk) 13:31, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Need helpEdit

Good Morning, I was just unblocked. Do not want to get blocked again. I uploaded an image of a black belt MMA fighter UFC Champion Ronaldo Candido in wiki commons (file:RonaldoCandido.jpg). I believe he already sent the permissions to wiki commons and received a ticket number. Can you please confirm if the image can be cleared to be used on his profile?

@Pilot03: I am not OTRS member, so I cannot confirm anything related to OTRS. Taivo (talk) 19:37, 17 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi! OPL doesnt cover live and archive video or audio broadcasts, which are recordings of Parliamentary proceedings. What you deleted was not recordings of Parliamentary proceedings.--Roy17 (talk) 18:25, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

The Open Parliament Licence does not cover live and archive video or audio broadcasts. Taivo (talk) 19:35, 17 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi Taivo. Would you mind taking a look at this user's contributions? Almost all of the files they have uploaded seem questionable in terms of licensing and authorship, but that is something which often happens with new editors. However, this editor is also removing deletion/permission tags added to the file pages by others and even removing edits to bot pages like this, this and this which sort of looks like they are trying to cover up their uploads for some reason. One of the files (File:BJYM logo official4.jpg) is one you nominated for deletion, but the DR template was removed from the file's page by an IP and the same IP also removed the DR notification from the uploader's user talk page; so, there may even be a connection between the accounts. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:18, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

I observe him, he's in my watchlist. Taivo (talk) 07:25, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Non-needed ApproachEdit

@Taivo: Hi, you could visit my user talk before the persistently destructive-damaging edits to the file by the continuous reversion. I already discussed issues beyond this file with the other user involved in the deletion process @Wdwd: .... Just take a look at my talk page: ... Please unprotect the file or simply delete the whole image of RighTel as I asked. Milad Mosapoor 22:08, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

  Not done. I did not make any destructive edits. On the contrary, I defended the file against destructive edits, reverting your speedy deletion request and fully protecting it. You complained about your safety – in my opinion that's false, at least I do not see any evidence for potential danger. Taivo (talk) 09:38, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
@Taivo: Thanks, I understand your statements but that is my file and I like that to be deleted. It should not be any problems since it is used in no articles at Wikipedia(s). Milad Mosapoor 14:15, 21 August 2019 (UTC)


Why have you deleted the London 9s RL logo?? I even have an email from the guy who organises the tournament or do I physically have to ask him who designed the logo and physically get permission from them to use it on the wikipedia page. WOW if that's the case that's a lot of effort for a wikipedia page and you guys from Wikimedia commons expect people to go out of their way just so a wikipedia page can use an image? Wikipedia pages are supposed to be informative. You know a picture paints a thousand words. Wikipedia shouldn't exist then it's simple as that (if it can't provide relevant information) Why don't you try uploading the logos or images next time and see how hard it is to find these required licenses, because you don't want to end up in court? who really is going to go through all that effort just for a wikipedia page. Like I said wikipedia pages are supposed to be informative. Stop deleting the images or I won't be using this Wikimedia commons things anymore. Getmefood (talk) 11:19, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

@Getmefood: The logo violated copyright. Complex logos can be in Commons only with OTRS-permission. Please open COM:OTRS page and look, what kind of e-mail should be sent into our permissions department at The permission must come from copyright holder Rugby and Music Festival representative. Do not re-upload the logo, because after receiving and processing the permission the file can be restored. As you said, nobody in Commons does not want to end up in court. Taivo (talk) 12:54, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
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