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18:28, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Josve05a. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

       Sent via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Permission of files on Commons[edit]

This is reagrding the files listed on commons:User talk:Steve cedar jameson

Josve05a, I wrote an article on Steve Jameson, Artist. He gave me permission to use some of his paintings in the article. He uploaded the images for me. Recently he received a message from you to ascertain that he had given his permission. He was requested to send an email to a wiki address stating his permission. He told me he has done this. I am new to writing wiki articles. I hope all that is required has been done. Huma Irani Huma irani (talk) 17:51, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

@Huma irani: The email needs to come from you. Wikimedia requires a written permission to both allow us, WIkipedia, and other parties to use the file, and proof that you, the copright owner, agrees to license these files under a free license.

Please see this page for more information on how to confirm permission, and c:Commons:Permission if you would like to understand why we ask for permission when uploading work that is not the uploaders own work.

(tJosve05a (c) 18:04, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

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