User talk:Sometimes somethings

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Photos of Living People[edit]


What's the deal with photos of living people? If I find a photo on that the photographer has released under CC and it is of a really famous person can I upload it to wikipedia?Sometimes somethings (talk) 04:07, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

I think it depends exactly which flavour of CC. Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#For image creators suggests some acceptable variants, with the key being that "the license must not prevent commercial reuse or derivative works". You might want to post your question at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions if this wasn't helpful. Bovlb (talk) 04:34, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. Must it really be on CC allowing commercial use? Sometimes somethings (talk) 04:44, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
One of our objectives in building Wikipedia is that others may make broad use of the content, so we have to allow for the possibility of commercial reuse. For example, suppose someone (perhaps the Wikimedia Foundation) wanted to sell "Wikipedia on a DVD", would that be commercial? Our copyright rules may seem overly paranoid and unnecessarily restrictive, but I'm afraid they are what they are, and there has been a lot of thought put into them. Bovlb (talk) 04:59, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't find them at all paranoid. They are rational and well reasoned; I would like to find a good resource for learning all of them without my head spinning off! I don't doubt there has been a lot of work put into them. I certainly appreciate that work and all the work that you and others do. In actuality, I'm very fussy about sticking to copyright law for anything that will be seen by others. I flagrantly ignore copyright law when it's for my own enjoyment—which I know is still illegal—but I don't care; there are lots of things I don't like about copyright law, and it's my bit of civil disobedience. That doesn't mean I'm not committed to maintaining legality elsewhere. (wikipedia and publications for work, for example) Sometimes somethings (talk) 05:13, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't find our copyright rules to be as clearly-explained and well-organized as I would like, but you can find most things by following links from Wikipedia:Copyrights. Bovlb (talk) 05:21, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Photo hosting for es.wikipedia[edit]

So I'm fairly high-functioning in Spanish, and I was over on es.wikipedia, and I'm wondering, are all the photos in es articles hosted at commons? Their how-to for adding images to articles says to upload them to commons, and I can't find anyplace to upload photos directly to the wikipedia. Does anyone know what this is about?Sometimes somethings (talk) 04:07, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi there! It does seem that over at es.wikipedia they only accept images uploaded to commons (i'm not very proficient in spanish, but believe this to be true). To upload an image at commons, go to the upload page and follow the instructions there. You do need to create a user account there, but it's pretty much the same as creating one here. Be sure to check out First steps before uploading your images to be sure they meet common's requirements. If you have any other questions, feel free to re-add the {{helpme}} tag, write here, or on my talk page. Happy editing! --omtay38 05:01, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

{{helpme}} See your talk page.

I'm pretty sure that it would. I don't know the actually policy, but i'm almost sure cropping a picture already on commons would still qualify as commons worthy. Best regards! --omtay38 05:28, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Copyright problems[edit]

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Commercial use of Image:Ancient roman aqueduct turkey detail.png[edit]

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Safety equipment listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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