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Hi Yann,

Hope all is good You've left me couple of messages warning me that I'm violation copywrites and that I'm risking getting my account blocked I'm sorry I am new to the community and was trying to choose the correct options as I was uploading my files. Could you please help me on how to properly document the photos I upload if they were retrieved from the internet with no clear ownership?

I'm halting uploading further files till I figure this out Thanks!


Hi, these photos are made by myself. --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 16:14, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

@It's gonna be awesome: Hi,
These are derivative works of satellite images, so you are not allowed to do that unless the source images are free. And you have to prove that with a source. In the absence of information, these are presumed copyright violations. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:25, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
They're free. ref. --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 16:27, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Well, I don't read Chinese, but 版權所有 © 2008-2019 QGIS is translated by Google as Copyright © 2008-2019 QGIS. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:31, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
It took me some time to refine the satelite image from several black & white raw image into the colorful pictures. The raw data were provided by NASA which were some open source raw images. I then followed the steps taught from the Ref and successfully converted them to some useful and readable images. You can just search Google and realize I was the first uploader. --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 16:35, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
I can show you one of the procedures of my work in a snapshot if you need. --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 16:40, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Well.. I have to say that the deletion nomination should be re-opened or just be canceled. It looks like all those my work was deleted simply because "a person doesn't believe that those pieces of stuff could be made by an average person". Likewise, I will never doubt the legitimacy of your uploaded media simply because someone doesn't believe in your ability. I should not be judged guilty before proven innocent. Please feel free to leave me messages. Thank you. I wish Wikimedia being a place with no room for any kind of prejudice. Regards. --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 17:26, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Nominator comment: If you obtain the information from a governmental source, with a copyright "版權所有 © 2008-2019 QGIS " (which I guessed correctly it's a meterological agency) and enrich / process them, they are derivative. Yes, I did a google search, and you are the first uploader, but you aren't the first person which create the image which is still an non-free derivative which commons do not allow. Even if the raw data is from NASA, it has been processed by the agency in Taiwan which gives it some form of uniqueness which surpass the threshold of originality. There isn't any manner these files can be used on commons. @It's gonna be awesome:--Cohaf (talk) 18:01, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
    • That was just a website for educational purpose. My previous work wasn't just copied from the website. You can't find the same image anywhere else including the educational website. I would like to emphasize that I learned the abstract knowledge rather than just copied the physical proprietary objects from the website.--It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 18:07, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
    • That educational website just provides the link to NASA to download the raw data concerning Taiwan. --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 18:13, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
      • Do you have proof of the NASA images being open source and in a license compatible with commons? And the exact source of the images? Using a method of a website that is copyrighted to extract information doesn't match. In addition, educational purpose may be compatible with local NFCC rules but not to what commons allows. I think the best way is to transfer the files to zhwp if they are willing to accept under NFCC rules. @It's gonna be awesome:--Cohaf (talk) 18:35, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
        • Here they are, 2, 3, 4 --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 03:29, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
        • What's NFCC? Also, we all learn skiils from some copyrighted textbooks, website, etc. That doesn't mean we can not build things on our own based on the knowledge gained from those copyrighted sources. --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 03:59, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
        • All ASTER data products are now available at no charge to all users. In a joint announcement by the US and Japan, the entire ASTER archive was opened to the public. Any scene, and all derived products, can be ordered by anyone., It is available online to users everywhere at no cost. , "This is the most complete, consistent global digital elevation data yet made available to the world,", "This unique global set of data will serve users and researchers from a wide array of disciplines that need elevation and terrain information.", The data will be distributed by NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center at the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science Data Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., and by METI's Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Center in Tokyo. Reference, Reference II --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 04:08, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
  • The nomination was submitted by Cohaf (talk) at 05:44, 29 July 2019 (UTC) and was then closed by Yann (A) (talk) at 07:20, 29 July 2019 (UTC). We should all respect Procedural justice. --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 04:20, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
    • @It's gonna be awesome: NFCC means Non Free Content Criterion, see w:en:WP:NFCC. I will say the sources you give doesn't differ from the first you have given. Available at no charge doesn't mean no copyright nor allows for free use. And now you mentioned the sources are copyrighted, anything build up is derivative of copyrighted content. Any more discussions should be filed at commons request for undeletion, not here, but I don't think those files can be used at commons with unclear licensing. If you wish, you may contact OTRS if needed. --Cohaf (talk) 07:32, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
      • @Cohaf: Hi, I am back. Thanks for the participation. I learned the know-how from w:academia sinica's blog and built pieces of stuff upon NASA's materials which are open to the public. Hence, let me conclude, it has no way to constitute any kind of breach of anyone's copyright. Regards.--It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 15:41, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
        • Here states that there isn't copyright for non commercial use for most of the files, however, for commercial uses (which commons images are to be) needs to obtain permission. Hence, it cannot be allowed here. @It's gonna be awesome:--Cohaf (talk) 17:11, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
          • @Cohaf: Hi, I think in this case, they're my original work developed upon NASA's raw data. It might not be the same as the scenario that someone directly uses NASA's stuff for commercial purpose. Regards. --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 18:22, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Hello Admin Yann, I was just hoping to see these pictures again. Could you just recover them a little, please? --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 08:59, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
  • @Yann: Hi. I just re-uploaded the photo File:Landform_of_Formosa.png. Now you can believe that's really my work. Could you please recover them so I will have time to play with other stuff? Thank you! --It's gonna be awesome!#Talk♬ 16:26, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
  • @It's gonna be awesome: Cohaf explained you above that the license at the source is not OK for Commons. Anyway, when you create a map, you need to explain what data or sources you used. Do not reupload deleted files, or you will be blocked. If you want to request undeletion, this is the right place. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:00, 16 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi Yann. Could you take a look at the uploads of Yaitz331? His uploads such as File:Battle of Parilem 1.png and File:Battle of Yultab - 3. Night 1.png seems to fall out of com's scope. But I don't want to DR this just because I think that this is out of scope. Views? (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:24, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi, We need the source of the background. Regards, Yann (talk) 05:58, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
The backgrounds are made by me, in QGIS. If you need proof, I can send you the files before anything was added. Could you remove the "Derivative Work" from them? Yaitz331 (talk) 13:03, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Yaitz331: Could you please explain that in the description, with eventually a link to the data used? Thanks, Yann (talk) 10:50, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
OK, added. Now can you remove the tags? Thanks. Yaitz331 (talk) 18:39, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
@Yaitz331: Is there a link to the data? Regards, Yann (talk) 07:26, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
I got the height data from, and put that in the description.Yaitz331 (talk) 08:12, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
  Done Yann (talk) 08:33, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

File:Flag of Puerto Rico.svgEdit

Hi Yann. Could you remove the en caption from File:Flag of Puerto Rico.svg? (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 13:26, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

@大诺史: Why can't you do it yourself? Regards, Yann (talk) 17:35, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
It’s auto locked because it’s used on wikinews. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 00:11, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Foto's artikel Camp-letEdit

    • Ik ben een beetje verrast door uw woordgebruik in deze. Bij het uploaden (binnen een kort tijdsbestek na elkaar) heb ik keurig de vragen beantwoord waar de foto's vandaan kwamen en hierbij heb ik aangekruist dat ik de foto's van internet heb gehaald en NIET wist of deze foto's al dan niet beschermd waren etc. Nu verwijt u mij dit. Dan moet wikicommons de keuze niet geven toch? Neeroppie (talk) 11:19, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
    • goedemiddag Yann, inmiddels heb ik bericht van het bedrijf inzake het gebruik van foto's van hun site voor het artikel op wikipedia. Hoe nu verder? wat moet ik aanleveren aan u zodat e.e.a goed komt? Neeroppie (talk) 12:41, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Upload "Kaqërotë/kaçërote" picture - licenseEdit

As far as I know this picture has no copyright at all.SKA-KSI (talk) 13:29, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

There is a copyright by default on all pictures, so you need to explain with the right license why this picture would be allowed. In this case, if the photographer is Paul Traeger, he has to be dead for more than 70 years. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:04, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply, Yann. That was my bad, I found this picture in an (onl.) article about highlanders and their tribal haircuts. Which I added as the source. Later I found the original photo, which was indeed from photographer Paul Traeger (added that also later) and it is also found on Robert Elise's website. Quote "you need to explain with the right license why this picture would be allowed"... (pls excuse my ignorance) but how? Regards, SKA-KSI (talk) 15:01, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
@SKA-KSI: Like I said, when did Paul Traeger died? Regards, Yann (talk) 15:05, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Copyright violationsEdit

Dear Sir, It is said that I have uploaded several files that are copyright violations. But the files which I have uploaded are my own. The files are not taken from anywhere as they are not published yet. They have been taken from my personal library. Regards, Prodyut Kumar Deka 2001:4408:4401:1F:4A1A:6980:3198:412F 05:40, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi, Could you please log in before writing here? Thanks, Yann (talk) 05:45, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

File:Президент Приднестровья Вадим Красносельский в Оксфорде.jpgEdit

А ничего, что на сайте Президента ПМР стоит лицензия - All content on this site is licensed under: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International и фотография была добавлена с сайта, соответствующая лицензия указана? Для чего тогда эта лицензия была указана к фотографии и источник на нее? Сами нарушаете правила? Можете прежде чем удалять, то стоит сначала зайти на сайт и посмотреть лицензию к фотографии было? Жду восстановление фотографии и извинений, что Вы администратор сами не соблюдаете правила, а удаляете просто так. Хоть фотографию заливал не я, но меня поражает Ваше отношение к файлам... Были указаны лицензии согласно правил, указан источник, на сайте стоит лицензия, а Вы взяли и удалили с причиной нарушение авторских прав... А то что сайтом Президента ПМР разрешено использовать фотографии и стоит на сайте лицензия Вам мало? Как минимум извинитесь перед тем, кто залил фотографию согласно всех правил, а Вы их нарушили. --Kodru (talk) 08:24, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

@Kodru: Hi,
I restored File:Президент Приднестровья Вадим Красносельский в Оксфорде.jpg, and created a DR instead. Please see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Президент Приднестровья Вадим Красносельский в Оксфорде.jpg. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:24, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Political party logosEdit

Hi Yann

How can I upload the logos of political parties? Are they not in public domain?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Pecetowy2 (talk • contribs) 10:37, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
@Pecetowy2: No, there are not in the public domain, but under a copyright by their respective creators. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:19, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Copyright violations tag and deletion requestEdit

Hi Yann,

Hope you are well. In regards to the tag that you have left for me this morning. Yesterday was actually the very first time that I have noticed that there is some issues with the licence on some of the photos that I have uploaded in the past, sorry if there was some repeated mistake done, it's all unintentional. Couple of the photos have already been deleted by you last week, and few more are on the deletion request list now. I would highly appreciate if you can advice or help to resolve the problem with them because would be devastating to get those files deleted. I have already left a message with the Admin EugeneZelenko in regards to this issue as he actually put the mass deletion request yesterday. Hope we'll resolve the problem. Kind Regards, F00700I (talk) 08:55, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Please tell me how to get a licenseEdit

I got deleted the picture and also your warning regarding for the picture i've uploaded. I don't understand and need to know how can I get a license or prove to upload the picture.

Is it too complicate?

Can you send me the form and suggestion?

Best regards,

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Eyesonannsirium (talk • contribs) 16:30, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
@Eyesonannsirium: Hi,
You can give a license only if you are the copyright holder, who is usually the photographer, or his/her employer. In other cases, you need a formal written permission from the copyright holder. Please see the instructions for this case. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:10, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Copyright violationEdit

Hi Yann. Thanks for the email about copy rights violation. I have requested approval from CET, to use all the images I uploaded. They verbally agreed and will send a formal email to me with that approval. Will this suffice? I understand I have a week to clarify all this?

Thanks Ayal Gersh

ayalgersh on Wikipedia.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ayalgersh (talk • contribs) 17:34, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
@Ayalgersh: Hi,
The permission validation can take some time. Do you have the ticket number? Regards, Yann (talk) 07:23, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Hi,I don't see any ticket number - where do I see the ticket number?. I'm referring to the files I've uploaded and they were approved by CET, they are now working on writing the approval letter in English. Please do not remove these from the page as this will approve very soon by them.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ayalgersh (talk • contribs) 07:30, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
@Ayalgersh: You will get the ticket number if you are in copy to the permission email. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:33, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
PS: You don't need to ping me on my own talk page.
I was not copied on the permission email. When I get the letter from CET ( who do I need to email it to?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ayalgersh (talk • contribs) 08:04, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
@Ayalgersh: The copyright holder must send the permission directly to Ask them to be in the copy, so you will be informed. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:30, 19 August 2019 (UTC)


Yann, I've uploaded the files with permission from the author who is also the subject of the photos. I've done this in Wiki Commons and have sent an email to Commons to approve these photos as a representative of the copyright holder. I believe I've done everything correctly. It has been incredibly frustrating trying to get these up, so if you have any advice on how to do that more effectively I'd love to hear it. Cheers,


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Tbc32 (talk • contribs) 16:52, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
@Tbc32: Hi,
Do you have the ticket number? Regards, Yann (talk) 17:38, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, the ticket is ticket:2019081810004583. They told me that permission from the subject wasn't enough (even though he owns the photos) so I'm trying to get the photographers permission, or get them listed on a CC sanctioned wordpress site. I'll keep you posted. Tbc32 (talk) 01:19, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Multiple copyrighted uploadsEdit

Yann, I recently dealt with copyrighted content copied from the school's website at en:Cambridge School Srinivaspuri by Csnp (talk · contribs) and Deepanshi.82 (talk · contribs). Both users have uploaded multiple school-related images on wikipmedia commons and marked them as "Own work". A spot check indicates that the images uploaded by Csnp may indeed be their property (or, rather that the user is working on behalf of the school). However, the images uploaded by Deepanshi.82 appear to be just taken from the school's website (eg this page) with no indication of permission or access to the original resolution files. For example File:Csnp-med.jpg is a copy of this; File:Csnp-chemistry Lab.jpg is copy of this etc.

Ronhjones has dealt with some of this in the past but appears to be inactive at the moment. I am loath to search for corresponding images for each of Deepanshi.82's uploads and tag them individually. Is there a more efficient way to deal with this? Abecedare (talk) 22:00, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I deleted a few Facebook files. Other small files are nominated for deletion. Thanks for noticing. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:04, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you for reminding me. This is the first time I edited a wiki page. Not entirely familiar with relevant issues. I will be more careful next time. Thank you!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Potatomm (talk • contribs) 02:33, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

A beer for you!Edit

  спасибо за помощь

планирую нормальную страницу на вики сделать кафе фанкони, а то разные бродяги пишут чепуху всякую

спасибо Sergvoronenkov (talk) 12:09, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Copyright StatusEdit


By the looks of your talk page, you already get loads of messages about this kind of stuff. I'll try to make this quick.

One of the files I uploaded was missing its Copyright status. You respectfully warned me about this issue. Less than 5 minutes after the warning, the file was deleted. I did intend to add the {{PD-text logo}} tag to it, but I never got my chance. The deletion summary said the file was a copyright violation. If the file was in fact copyrighted, I apologize. I've seen many other logos with {{PD-text logo}} tag and thought the file I uploaded would fit the requirements.

Out of curiosity, if I had immediately applied the {{PD-text logo}} tag, would it have been deleted as fast? I know I don't own the work, but I doubt the uploaders of all the other logos did either.

--Diriector Doc (talk) 22:41, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

@Diriector Doc: Hi,
I am one of the most active admins, so yes, I get feedback. I suppose you are talking about File:Gamepedia logo.png. This appears too complex to be {{PD-textlogo}} to me. If you disagree, please ask on COM:UDR. For File:Algs.png, please indicate the source, date, author, and a suitable license, otherwise it will be deleted. Regards, Yann (talk) 06:25, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Explain the copyright issue, pleaseEdit

Hello Yann, talking about the File:ChrisMartin HockeyClubTeamAtSherborneSchool.jpg... I have a personal email from the person in charge of the Sherborne School Archives ( where she told me that all of the images there are free to be used but she didn't respond about the use of a copyright license yet. What can I do on the file to fix the problem? I would truly appreciate your orientation, please. (Sorry for my bad english) --User:Thebeehive42

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