Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files

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This page is for listing and discussing files that are marked as available under a free license or public domain, but have disputed source or licensing information. Files are listed here for 7 days before they are processed. Files that are tagged with a non-free template should not be listed here.

To list texts with copyright issues, please use WP:Copyright problems.


Before listing, remember that files which are already marked unfree and used under fair use should not be listed here.

To list a file on this page:

Edit the file page.

Add {{puf|date=25 January 2015}} to the file page.

Create its PUF subsection.

Follow this edit link and list the file using {{subst:puf2|image=File_name.ext|reason=reason}} ~~~~ (remember to exclude the File: prefix).

Give due notice.

Inform the uploader by adding a message to their talk page using {{subst:fdw-puf|File_name.ext}} ~~~~

If the image is in use, also consider adding {{pufc|File_name.ext|date=25 January 2015}} to the caption(s), or adding a notice to the article talk pages. Consider also notifying relevant WikiProjects of the discussion.

Remember to replace "File_name.ext" with the name of the file

Unlike Wikipedia:Files for deletion the primary purpose of this page is to ascertain the source and/or copyright status of a file. Therefore it is not specifically a vote to keep or delete but a forum for the exploration of the copyright status/source of a file and contributions should not be added solely in those terms.

Listings should be processed by an administrator after being listed for 7 days. Files that are accepted following this 7-day period should have {{oldpuffull}} added to the file talk page. If no objection to the file's deletion is raised, or no proof that the file is indeed free is provided, the file may be deleted without further notice after the 7-day period.

Note: Files can be unlisted immediately if they are indisputably in the public domain or verifiably licensed under an indisputably free license (GFDL, CC-BY-SA, etc.—see Wikipedia:File copyright tags for more on these).

Speedy deletion[edit]

Blatant copyright violations or files missing source or license information may be "speedied"

If a file is unquestionably copied from another website and no assertion of permission or fair use is made, the file may be speedy deleted under criterion F9 (formerly I9). Such files do not need to be listed here. Please tag the file with {{subst:db-f9|url=source URL}} and warn the user with {{db-copyvio-notice}}.

If a file is missing source, evidence of permission, or license information, place either use:


on the description page to put the file in the appropriate category. After being tagged for 7 days, the file will be eligible for speedy deletion per criterion 4 or criterion 11 for images/media.

Please also notify the uploader so they get a chance to fix the problem(s). The templates {{subst:File source|File:file name}} and {{image copyright}} are made for this purpose, but feel free to write a message of your own. It is not necessary to warn the uploader about every individual file if they have uploaded several of such files, but at least one message telling them that files without source/license will be deleted should be given to each user.

If a file is indisputably non-free, and its possible use can comply with our non-free content policy, be bold and retag it as a non-free file using a non-free image tag instead of taking it to this page.

Please note that this page is not for disputing the fair use of already non-free media, but for the disputing if a freely licensed file really is free. Please take queries of this nature to Files for deletion or Non-free content review An archiving system was implemented July 2007. For older discussions, see the history pages. For all discussions from July 3, 2007 forward, see the Archive.

Holding cell[edit]

These files have been listed for at least 7 days. Discussions should be closed following the steps here. Files that have been determined to be acceptable may be removed from this page.

New listings[edit]

January 18[edit]

January 19[edit]

January 20[edit]

January 21[edit]

File:Chitti Incomplete.jpg[edit]

File:Chitti Incomplete.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).

File:James Caan.jpg[edit]

File:James Caan.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • Previously published elsewhere, eg [1], [2]. Evidence of ownership/permission needed. January (talk) 10:54, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Viaduct by brian whelan.jpg[edit]

File:Viaduct by brian whelan.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • Unlikely uploader owns the copyright, OTRS needed to verify. Deadstar (talk) 16:39, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

January 22[edit]

January 23[edit]


File:Filigree.JPG (delete | talk | history | logs).


File:Finish.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • What is this? A screenshot from a computer game? Stefan2 (talk) 00:06, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

File:First Cav Army Mon.jpg[edit]

File:First Cav Army Mon.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).

File:Flag icon.svg[edit]

File:Flag icon.svg (delete | talk | history | logs).
Assumed in good faith it was user creation. No contest if it turns out that it isn't Sfan00 IMG (talk) 00:55, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
We can typically only assume that it was the user's own creation if the user says so. --Stefan2 (talk) 15:04, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


File:Flitzer.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).

File:Svetlana Antonova, 2011.jpg[edit]

File:Svetlana Antonova, 2011.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • EXIF contains copyright notice. Eeekster (talk) 03:50, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

File:BB Best of.jpeg[edit]

File:BB Best of.jpeg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • This image is used, in a less cropped higher resolution format, as the cover of the Album "The Best of Brenda Best" - see here. At the least we need a permissions email. Peripitus (Talk) 09:56, 23 January 2015 (UTC)


File:Nicolae.jpeg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • Image is credited in the exif data to Angels Photography Peripitus (Talk) 10:20, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Raviteja at balupu movie shooting in vizag.jpg[edit]

File:Raviteja at balupu movie shooting in vizag.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • Looks like this was cropped from a larger image and considering the uploader's history of copyright violations I doubt he actually shot the image himself as claimed. Eeekster (talk) 22:27, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

January 24[edit]

File:Spaceport Sheboygan Armory.png[edit]

File:Spaceport Sheboygan Armory.png (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • Blueprint copyright is owned by the architect and not in the public domain in the United States. Royalbroil 04:12, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Paras Khadka .jpg[edit]

File:Paras Khadka .jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • The exif data clearly states that this is (c) to the ICC from 2013. Peripitus (Talk) 05:31, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Slow Man -poster.jpg[edit]

File:Slow Man -poster.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • The 2008 painting on the poster is by Michaël Borremans (born in 1963). See here The source given is Program book Malta Festival 2012 ISBN 978-83-87346-79-9 (no page number). There is no evidence whatsoever that this painting has been released under CC-by-SA, or that the poster containing it was. The uploader has a long history of inappropriate and now deleted image uploads [3]. Voceditenore (talk) 15:17, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Shell Shock -opera.jpg[edit]

File:Shell Shock -opera.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • Source of the file given on the upload page is . That page is clearly marked © Sebastian Rich - Gallery Stock. There is no evidence whatsoever of permission to release this under CC-by-SA. The uploader has a long history of inappropriate and now deleted image uploads [4]. Voceditenore (talk) 15:26, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

January 25[edit]

File:List Jamaican-Americans.jpg[edit]

File:List Jamaican-Americans.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • This page violates WP:NFCC#9 as a non-free image is used on the page. Additionally, File:Madge Sinclair.jpg, one of the images in the collage, is unfree, so the collage is unfree. Stefan2 (talk) 00:01, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

File:List Jamaican Americans.JPG[edit]

File:List Jamaican Americans.JPG (delete | talk | history | logs).
  • This page violates WP:NFCC#9 as a non-free image is used on the page. Additionally, File:Madge Sinclair.jpg, one of the images in the collage, is unfree, so the collage is unfree. Stefan2 (talk) 00:01, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


Today is January 25 2015. Put new nominations in Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files/2015 January 25 -- (new nomination)

If the current date's page has been started without the header, apply {{subst:puf log}} to the top of the day's page.

Please ensure "===January 25===" is at the very top of the new page so that internal page links from the main Possibly unfree files page (the one you're on now) work.