User talk:Geraldo Perez

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Please post new messages at the bottom of my talk page. Please use headlines when starting new talk topics. Thank you.

You have been mentioned[edit]

You have come up in a user talk page posting here. 71.234.215.133 (talk) 02:17, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Revert notification[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if there was a reason that you did not warn User:Hammy23 when you reverted this edit to Austin & Ally? I went ahead and placed a warning on his page, I hope you don't mind. The user is starting to become troublesome with random content and image removal from Disney articles, and I'm just checking to make sure he gets warned as needed. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 13:44, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

I should have and also reported to WP:AIV as he has been blocked for this many times previously. He deletes talk page messages and I missed the history. Geraldo Perez (talk) 13:50, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
I reported it to WP:AIV and account is now indef blocked as a vandalism only account. Geraldo Perez (talk) 15:48, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Copyright Vio[edit]

I see you marked my uploads as copyright infringements,I believe what you did was the right thing to do,I just don't understand why Wikipedia is so concerned about copyright violation of images.I've seen lots of ordinary people uploading content to Wikipedia from Flickr claiming that they own copyrights(Clearly they don't).Anyway my point is I didn't mean to break copyright laws on purpose,I just live in a counry where copyright laws doesn't apply(surprisingly).I understand the necessity of removing those images.I assure you that I won't upload copyrighted content without prior permission.Thank you!--ChamithN (talk) 04:18, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia is very serious about copyrights for text and images. There is potential legal liability to the Wikipedia Foundation based on US law. Wiki makes all its contents available for free and basically warrants that what we release is all free-use including images (with the major exception images with valid non-free-use justifications on WIki but all Commons images must be free-use). There are a lot of copyright violations on flickr - flickr doesn't seem to care unless the copyright owner complains. I get very suspicious about pro-level photos added to bio articles, they are usually copyright violations with the major exception of a few profession photographers who will release their images. These usually have a real name on Flickr and the photos are full-sized with a valid EXIF. Geraldo Perez (talk) 04:36, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
@Geraldo Perez: I'm not familiar with Copyright laws,I wouldn't add those photos if I knew copyright violation is punishable by law.I currently resides out of US,So Copyright laws aren't applicable over where I live.Your information gave me a good insight to copyright laws.Thank you again--ChamithN (talk) 04:47, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Wiki Foundation is legally liable (can be sued by the copyright owner) and it is in the US and governed by US laws. Individual contributors are pretty much immune from any legal consequences for copyright violations other than being blocked from editing Wiki for repeated violations after warnings. Geraldo Perez (talk) 05:44, 16 September 2014 (UTC)