User talk:Brechtbug

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External links to photos[edit]

I notice you've added a lot of links to your personal Flickr account in articles such as Planters and Mr. Peanut. You need to be aware of the external links policy (which disfavours links like the ones you inserted), and of the fact that you can actually upload pictures directly to Wikipedia, if they're properly licenced.

If you're the owner of those pictures consider following the procedure at WP:CONSENT, and uploading them to Wikimedia Commons, a free content database that is compatible with Wikipedia. Alternatively, Flickr provides a convenient way to licence your photos using Creative Commons—if they're licenced that way, we can use them directly in Wikipedia.

However, note that since those are 3-D works of art pictured, you need to make a convincing assertion that the sculptures are not copyrighted (trademark doesn't matter here), because your photography would be a creative derivative work. (Since there's a good chance that copies of those sculptures were publicly exhibited/sold in the United States pre-1923, this may actually be very simple—just prove the date.)

If you've got any questions, feel free to ask them at WP:MCQ, or leave a {{talkback}} message on User talk:TheFeds. TheFeds 20:44, 1 November 2009 (UTC)


Your contributions are certainly appreciated, but (as per the previous note) you have to stop posting links to Flicker pages. If the images are worth adding to the articles, they should be properly uploaded to Commons and then added as direct internal links. Right now, you're expending effort on adding external links to your Flicker pages that then have to be removed per WP:EL, causing extra work for other editors. Please ask if you have questions about this. Thank you in advance. --Ckatzchatspy 19:24, 3 January 2010 (UTC)