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File:Redaktor_Wikipedia_600px.png

 
File:Redaktor_Wikipedia_600px.png 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.

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William S. Saturn (talk) 23:31, 19 June 2010 (UTC)


File:Wikipedia_Reviewer.svg

 
File:Wikipedia_Reviewer.svg 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.

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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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William S. Saturn (talk) 23:32, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Re: File:Wikipedia Rollback.svg and File:Wikipedia Reviewer.svg and maybe others?

Request   Done for these two. But which others? :-) --Diego Grez return fire 19:02, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

I didn't know if you updated any others, I just noticed that those two on my en.wiki userpage looked odd today. VernoWhitney (talk) 19:03, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Autopatroller rights

Hi, I've just given you Autopatroller rights. Bidgee (talk) 22:50, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I appreciate it. VernoWhitney (talk) 23:23, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Leeuwenhoek Microscope.png

You are right. I have not excuse about my bad behaved, so I think is just that I have a exemplary punishment for that. I wait for it. Jacopo Werther (talk) 22:06, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

I am not an admin and so am not offering punishment, but if you have claimed other work as your own when it is not it would be greatly appreciated if you could let someone know so that we can credit the actual photographers and ensure that they are ok with having their images posted here. VernoWhitney (talk) 03:31, 21 October 2010 (UTC)


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Question

Hello, Why should I answer your question? Do you have any authority here? Yann (talk) 13:15, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

I'd like to start with common courtesy. My argument was based on policy and you dismissed it as being not a valid reason with no further explanation. As to authority, mine is the same as yours: I am an editor. VernoWhitney (talk) 14:59, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
It seems you either didn't read the policy, the deletion request, or the relevant copyright law. The copyright of this picture belongs to the uploader. I am not going to argue with you about that. Please do not come again about this DR, it is closed. Yann (talk) 16:16, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

What about File:Cincinnati Subway 2.jpg?

Hi. Per your OTRS edit, is File:Cincinnati Subway 2.jpg free? I don't see any indiciation on the source web site. You tagged the other John Warren photo as copyvio. Just making sure, thanks. Wknight94 talk 13:33, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, the author indicated via OTRS that he was okay leaving the second image, he just didn't want the first one to be released PD. He didn't indicate how the images were actually distributed so I couldn't give a more precise source, I just corrected the author for him. VernoWhitney (talk) 14:05, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Vels University Images

I have forwarded permission regarding the following Images to OTRS.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velss1.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velss2.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velss3.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velss4.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velss6.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velss7.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velss8.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velss9.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velss10.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Velss11.jpg

This is for your kind information.RajendranVels (talk) 07:52, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. There are a limited number of volunteers who reply to emails, so there is often a bit of a backlog, but someone will get back to you as soon as possible. VernoWhitney (talk) 02:13, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks.RajendranVels (talk) 11:31, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

File:KaDee Strickland by Leslie Hassler.JPG

Hi, You added a npd-tag to the file. Then you added a OTRS-ticket here but did not remove the npd-tag. From your edit-comment I am not sure if the added tickets content is enough permission or if adding the ticket should have solved the tag and you just forgot to remove it. Please clarify (or remove the tag). -- Cecil (talk) 10:47, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Sorry I wasn't clear. We do not have usable permission for the image (and there has been no new email added to that ticket since 2006). Should I have just removed the npd tag or not added the OTRS received to it in the first place or what? VernoWhitney (talk) 14:09, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

File:Rr lyrae aavso.png

Can you tell me if otrs:2011042310001936 would apply to File:Rr lyrae aavso.png (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) or just to File:Rs oph aavso.png (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)? Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) 22:00, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

It explicitly mentions the one picture, so while it's probable we can get permission we don't have it yet. I've just emailed and asked about it. Oh, and for future reference the ticket numbers that start with a year are linked to via Ticket:2011042310001936. The OTRS: syntax uses a different number. VernoWhitney (talk) 17:25, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
And now we have permission. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. VernoWhitney (talk) 11:48, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Bat

Hey, thanks for catching that. I assume that was either one of my earlier uploads or else the copyright information was buried somewhere. Bob the Wikipedian (talkcontribs) 14:27, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Well, it certainly wasn't a clear cut problem - it was on a federal site (which would usually make it automatically PD), but attributed to a state agency (which can claim copyright, and so we have to assume that they do without specific permission). In this case we also received a complaint from what certainly appeared to be the original photographer, although how the state agency ended up with their picture and passed it along to federal without attributing them I don't know. Anyways, cheers! VernoWhitney (talk) 14:31, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, VernoWhitney!

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 22:04, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Why You want to delete it ?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pride_of_Performance.jpeg A friend of mine won this medal and allowed me to make a picture of it for wikipedia. Why you want to delete it?--Khalid Mahmood (talk) 11:33, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, it's not a free image. While you took the photograph and are releasing it under a free license, the medal itself is creative and thus copyrightable as well. This makes the image a derivative work, and it would thus require the copyright holder of the medal to release it under a free license as well. If I am mistaken and there is some reason why the medal itself is not copyrightable, in the public domain, already released under a free license, etc. please comment at the deletion request. It would be great if we can keep this image if that's the case. VernoWhitney (talk) 00:05, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
Deletion of this picture is unacceptable. I have given comments about it above. It is simpley illmannered act.--Khalid Mahmood (talk) 18:06, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
I'm sorry you feel that way. VernoWhitney (talk) 02:55, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
The picture has not yet been reverted. It is a common medal in Pakistan for distinguished work. For Wikipedia fotogrpahy the medal was specially sent to a jeweler for luster and shine. And the owner of the medal payed for it and it was meant for identification.--Khalid Mahmood (talk) 13:04, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
I appreciate the reasons that you uploaded it and the effort that went in to it. I'm afraid, however, that none of that has any bearing on the suitability of the image for here on Commons. If the medal is copyrighted (which in the absence of evidence to the contrary we must assume that it is), then taking a photograph of it such as you did is creating a derivative work which is still subject to the copyright protection of the original.
As I stated above, if "there is some reason why the medal itself is not copyrightable, in the public domain, already released under a free license, etc." then please tell someone so that the image can be restored. VernoWhitney (talk) 16:27, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

File:Taye Diggs Elton John Viewing Party.jpg

Critically evaluate Flickr licenses
File:Taye Diggs Elton John Viewing Party.jpg has been marked as a copyright violation. You may have preserved the information shown on Flickr correctly when transferring the image here, but the Flickr uploader is not the copyright holder of this image. Either the image was created by someone else, or it is a derivative of someone else's work. As stated in Commons:Licensing, only the copyright holder may issue a license, so the one shown on Flickr is invalid. Always remember to critically evaluate Flickr licenses. Photostreams with professional-looking photographs, album covers, posters, and images in a wide range of styles or quality taken by many different cameras often indicate that the Flickr uploader either does not understand or does not care about copyright matters. See Commons:Questionable Flickr images for a list of known bad Flickr users.

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Denniss (talk) 15:59, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Your revert of correction of an error in policy

Re: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Derivative_works&action=edit&undoafter=85956713&undo=85989776 (comment: those key exceptions are already covered elsewhere in the page -- no need to make it wordier than it has to be) I find your revert leaves the policy in an unacceptable state; it's misleading, even if there are rectifying comments below. (where?) You also reverted an unrelated change I made as part of the edit. Please put it black and please suggest a compromise that makes it not misleading, e.g. (exceptions exist; see below)?--Elvey (talk) 01:48, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Ford Museum uploads

Hello - Thank you for weighing in on the confusing copyright/public domain issues surrounding materials from the Presidential Libraries system (a branch of NARA). I appreciate your guidance. (I have more questions, still!)

Since NARA no longer has a PD template, I've decided to create one for the Presidential Libraries, since I'd like to grow our presence here. I'm working with Jim among others. I'd like to get as many Wiki-eyes on this as possible and then take it to NARA lawyers for their input, and then to the folks at Presidential Libraries for their input.

If you'd like to take a look at the language, the template is User:bdcousineau/PD-USGov-PresLib

After we upload the Ford materials, my plan is to continue with Presidential Library docs/photos prior to 1978 - seems a WHOLE lot easier. Also, not many Libraries have artifacts photographed at this point. Thanks! Bdcousineau (talk) 21:17, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Kit right arm gold lower.png

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Talkback

I've responded on my talk page. —Tom Morris (talk) 01:59, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

I responded to the second part of your query too. —Tom Morris (talk) 23:24, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Sam Mills Statue

Hey, I noticed you requested the picture for the Sam Mills statue be deleted. Is there any way to research the copyright status of a statue? I don't believe the Panthers copyrighted the statue, but I would like to find out so the picture can possibly be re-added. Toa Nidhiki05 (talk) 03:37, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Depending upon when the statue was created, copyright may be automatic -- File:PD-US table.svg is a (very) brief and simplistic rundown of the basics for that. The Copyright Office's public catalog can be searched at http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First but it can be hard to find what you're looking for unless you know the name of the statue or the artist/corporation which registered it. It's not particularly user-friendly. VernoWhitney (talk) 16:45, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
I tried the copyright searcher already, and there was nothing for a statue with codewords 'Carolina Panthers' or 'Sam Mills' - of course, it could fall under the designer (who I do not believe is known). I suppose I could e-mail the Panthers about the copyright status of the statue but barring that there isn't really anything about it. Toa Nidhiki05 (talk) 22:28, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Well, if the statue was created any time since March 2, 1989 it's pretty simple: it's automatically copyrighted no matter what and we would need an explicit release from the statue's copyright holder (whoever it is) in order to take a free photo of it. If it was earlier than that then it gets more complicated. VernoWhitney (talk) 23:50, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
The statue was created sometime 1998 after Mills was inducted into the team's Hall of Honor. I did get a response via email from the Panthers general council, Richard Thigpen, on the issue:

"There is not a problem if the photo is purely for personal use. It may not be used in any commercial context. Please let me know if you have more specific questions."

So with the combination of the two, it doesn't appear it can be used. Thanks for the help. :) Toa Nidhiki05 (talk) 16:07, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your patience and looking into that. It's always nice to have a definitive answer, even when it's not the one you're hoping for. There are a lot of nice modern statues that are only fair use since there's no freedom of panoram for that sort of artwork in the U.S. VernoWhitney (talk) 00:04, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

File:Ruger-lcp-1.jpg

I saw you marked this file for missing permission. Please have a look at the talk page and the edit history. The image has been hosted on en.wikipedia before and was correctly transferred over here. If you really think the file should be deleted, I suggest a formal deletion discussion. Regards, De728631 (talk) 18:17, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Okay, I've now looked at the edit history and the talk page. I also looked at the deleted version of the image on enwiki. I didn't see verified permission anywhere. Just because an admin didn't check for evidence when they deleted the image there doesn't give an unsupported claim additional authenticity. VernoWhitney (talk) 20:35, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Anyhow, I've notified the original uploader at WP, who has been inactive since 2008, so I guess this file will soon be deleted. De728631 (talk) 21:37, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
I hadn't bothered with that step as they hadn't replied to any of the other messages left them in the years since they retired.
In somewhat related news, there is a Flickr-user who uses CC-BY and has a Ruger LCP judging by this photo, so it may be possible to get in contact with them and request a verifiably free replacement photo from them. VernoWhitney (talk) 00:22, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Metal Bird.jpg for Deletion

Hello. Again.

I left you several messages on here, and a method of contacting me for clarification, neither of which you deigned to respond to.

I see that you have been on here as you have been conversing with someone else.

So; will you now please respond to my questions as to why the file in question has been deleted despite the fact that I asked you not to, despite the fact that I gave you an avenue to contact me, and despite the fact that I have affirmed that i am, in fact, the copyright owner of this image?

I reply rather more quickly to people who give off rather less of a sense of entitlement. As a general rule I do not communicate about actions on Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons via email. I am not the admin who deleted your image, I am only the editor who began the deletion discussion as there was no evidence that you were the copyright holder. In order for us to be able to accept previously published work, we need a verifiable statement of permission. Please see Commons:OTRS for the process. VernoWhitney (talk) 23:58, 4 February 2013 (UTC)


'A sense of entitlement'? Goodness.

First of all, I would not have repeated my request in an ever-more strident manner had someone simply bothered to tell me what to do when I first asked some months ago (and then again in the following weeks) instead of simply ignoring me.

Secondly, I find it particularly galling that as a supposedly 'Open' and 'Inclusive' collaboration in the sharing and expansion of knowledge, your behaviour indicates the opposite - especially when someone who doesn't know your precious 'Rules' is treated with such disdain.

Thank-you so much for your help.

CGJ

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Cléopâtre et Antoine sur le Cydnus - 1848

Where is the Henri-Pierre Picou original? Is the original a full color painting? Was the original lost in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire? Are there larger prints in general circulation? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 205.155.38.1 (talk) 21:14, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

I honestly know very little about it, other than it got rave reviews. There's a newspaper article from 1877 indicating that it had just been put on display at Snow and May's Art Gallery and it looks like there was a photograph of the painting submitted to the Library of Congress. (And there's a cabinet card reproduction of that photograph for sale on eBay right now!). I did some research just now, but I wasn't able to turn up anything else. Sorry. VernoWhitney (talk) 18:13, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

File:Siskind.jpg

 
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