User talk:BadboyIain

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File source and copyright licensing problem with File:Bristol Profile Pic.jpg[edit]

File Copyright problem

Thanks for uploading File:Bristol Profile Pic.jpg. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, then a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a restatement of that website's terms of use of its content, is usually sufficient information. However, if the copyright holder is different from the website's publisher, their copyright should also be acknowledged.

As well as adding the source, we also need to know the terms of the license that the copyright holder has published the file under, usually done by adding a licensing tag. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then the {{GFDL-self}} tag can be used to release it under the GFDL. If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Non-free content, use a tag such as {{non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair use. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log. Unsourced and untagged files may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the file is copyrighted under a non-free license (per Wikipedia:Fair use) then the file will be deleted 48 hours after 17:57, 12 March 2011 (UTC). If the file is already gone, you can still make a request for undeletion and ask for a chance to fix the problem. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Fut.Perf. 17:57, 12 March 2011 (UTC)


Hello, thanks for your message. The issue about the collage is, you need to document the copyright status of each component image, not just the collage as a whole. If you are actually the photographer of every component, then all is fine, but in most cases when people upload collages, they have taken the component images from somewhere else. If that's the case, please provide a link to each of the sources, and state who their author is and what copyright license they are under. Thank you, – Fut.Perf. 06:51, 15 March 2011 (UTC)