User talk:DLand/Archive 1

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This was from my Wikipedia beginnings, when I was still somewhat of a n00b - and unaware of copyright restrictions.

Image:Carmen2.jpg has been listed as a possible copyright violation[edit]

An image that you uploaded, Image:Carmen2.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Copyright problems because it is a suspected copyright violation. Please look there if you know that the image is legally usable on Wikipedia (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), and then provide the necessary information there and on its page, if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.

Ditto the above for Image:Altman.jpg and Image:Altman2.jpg.

Thanks for your rockapella contributions, but images from websites are not free for anybody to use (especially when they've got big copyright watermarks on them!). You specified the "CopyrightedFreeUse" licensing tag, which is very misleading, since I assume that you haven't actually gotten permission from Rockapella and Altman for anyone to use them for any purpose.

I suspect that Image:Carmen.jpg is a copyright violation too, but I couldn't find the source. I've listed that one at WP:IFD though, since it's not used on any page, and is probably a violation. Staecker 04:33, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about the violations - I guess I was a bit too trigger-happy without actually knowing the rules for licensing pictures. If pictures from a website's photo gallery are off limits, what is generally done to get legitimately licensed pictures of this sort? DLand 04:38, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
No problem- happens all the time. One thing that is legit are "fair use" images. These are things like movie/TV/videogame screenshots, album cover art, movie posters, etc. So a screencapture of Rockapella from a Carmen Sandiego episode is OK, but Image:Carmen.jpg is probably not, since it looks like a posed photograph rather than a frame from the TV show.
Another type of fair use for something of this nature would be publicity photos. Read there about how to find/identify those.
An alternative to this is to write the copyright holder and get written permission to put the image on Wikipedia. I admit that I've never tried this- it would probably be impossible for Rockapella, but maybe Sean Altman (being the egomaniac that he is) would go for it. The permission would then be added to the image description page. This would get you a great image, but the permission is a pain for other users to verify later.
The best type of image to use is one that you created yourself. In this case, it would be a photo that you yourself took at a concert or public appearance. That's why the Rockapella article has that fairly uninspiring photo when there are better ones online- it was personally taken by the contributor, which means nobody can ever claim copyright on it. Staecker 14:11, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! I guess I have some reading to do. DLand 15:20, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
Hey- way to go with the photos. I see some nice looking new ones. Staecker 02:42, 3 January 2006 (UTC)