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Understanding of WP Commons rules[edit]

Hello Storkk, I just understood the precise "undirect" problem of copyright here. Some of my drawings and paintings are inspired by movie scenes (e.g. for Dewaere). But the one I draw in 2010 was a complete original one and are no copyvio relevant :

  • [[1]] File:Dewaere.png

As such as the fac simile of is "signature" in 1968

  • [[2]] File:DewaereSignature1968.jpg

Please note also that the photos I took myself are originals :

  • [[3]] File:DewaereMaisonParis.jpg
  • [[4]] File:CarlinaBiarritz1.jpg

To be valid and proper to conform to the WP rules, I'd like to know if I have to remake brand new drawings or paintings of the same subjects not directly inspired by any existing photo or movie scene, then, will they be OK ?

Thank's again for your kind support.

Best regards

Martino75 (talk) 10:15, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Dear Storkk,

Thanks for welcoming me to Wikipedia, and thank you for your comments. Regarding the "panoramic" picture: I rather like the mosaic effect (and prefer it over the result of panoramic merging programs), but if you really think it needs to be improved then please feel free to ask me for the originals (I think I may still have them somewhere).

Anyway: Thanks for your kind message!

All the best from London, alex bainbridge (alexjtb at gmail)

Alexjtb (talk) 20:21, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the correction!Bluestarfish88 (talk) 18:49, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

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Replied on m:WM:RFH[edit]

Replied. :-) Thanks for reporting it, even if it is not the correct venue. It is definitely appreciated. πr2 (tc) 16:59, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Your edit[edit]

Not really sure why that reversion took place. Will need to keep an eye on whether my account was hacked. Serendipodous 08:37, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Images I uploaded[edit]

Hello. Thank you for copying the File:Unstained Echinostoma egg.jpg image I uploaded to Wikimedia Commons! I may be uploading another image and I'll make sure to see if I can upload that one to Wikimedia Commons too. Thanks again! Isabellelouise19 (talk) 12:31, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

AC Martin Images[edit]

Hi, Storkk —

Permission to use all files taken from the AC Martin website and attributed to AC Martin has been given to me by the company's design principal, David C. Martin, himself. The company owns the images and requested that they be uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons. (Please see notes left on individual image talk pages.)

Please let me know if you have any questions or if Wiki law requires me to do something else in order to publish these images.


Miohcal Flork — Preceding unsigned comment added by Miohcal Flork (talkcontribs) 11:47, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi @Miohcal Flork:, it would be great if we could keep the images. Per the message I most recently left you on your commons talk page, I have converted them to a commons:COM:DR. This will give you time to follow the steps at commons:COM:OTRS to verify that the copyright holder has indeed licensed the images in the manner specified, and we can keep the images. Thanks! The steps needed are laid out in the section titled "If you are not the copyright holder". Please note that OTRS has a backlog - it is possible that the files will get deleted, but if the steps are correctly followed, they will be undeleted by an OTRS volunteer when the emails are reviewed. Storkk (talk) 12:26, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Files Slated for Deletion[edit]

Hi, Storkk —

When I presented the free licensing options to David C. Martin of A.C. Martin, he decided that he was uncomfortable applying those terms to the company's photos. As I do not know how to delete them myself, are you able to remove the following files for me?

File:AC Martin - Henry Madden Library.jpg

File:AC Martin - Wilshire Grand.jpg

File:AC Martin - Madera County Courthouse.jpg

File:AC Martin - Fish Interfaith Center.jpg

Please let me know. Thanks!

Miohcal — Preceding unsigned comment added by Miohcal Flork (talkcontribs) 12:35, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Miohcal, I'm not an administrator here or on commons. Only administrators can delete files, but I expect when an administrator closes the DR, they will be deleted. This normally happens within a week for uncontroversial cases, so I expect this to happen soon. Best regards, Storkk (talk) 08:49, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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Image of Larry E. Haines[edit]

Sorry, I no longer have that image on my computer. It was taken during a ceremony at the state house in Annapolis, Maryland. I think he was in attendance as the Governor of Maryland gave an address. I did take the picture myself. «Marylandstater» «reply» 17:04, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

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Fredricka Whitfield[edit]

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Kent Hovind[edit]

Kent E. Hovind is not a tax evader. False info, you are probably paid by the government fucking clown.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Youngsavage425 (talkcontribs) 13:23, 18 June 2015‎

I would like to see this government fucking clown. He evidently owes me backpay. Storkk (talk) 12:32, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


I apologize. I did not know that you could not do that after contesting. I will wait till the review is over. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rohit r m (talkcontribs) 14:17, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

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File deleted enquiry?[edit]

Hi Storkk

I received message regarding a photographic file I posted for Andrew Korda which has been deleted RQ1X0712.jpg

When I posted the photo I first asked the photographer for permission and they agreed and sent it to me - and said they had updated the meta data to reflect that it was the property of Andrew Korda

I'm not sure if they did this correctly

I would really appreciate if you could let me know what I can do to satisfy the wikipedia requirements for this to be re-posted

Many thanks for your help

Jonno lips Jonathan lipworth (talk) 02:43, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Jonathan lipworth (talk) 02:43, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Jonathan lipworth. Someone has re-uploaded the photo using the username Sally Tsoutas. Ms. Tsoutas should read and follow the steps on commons:COM:OTRS to confirm that this is indeed her, and that she releases the photo under the license stated. Best regards, Storkk (talk) 07:43, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Kattankudy City.jpg[edit]

Hi, have you got any updates from the author of the above file giving a valid permission? If not, I am going to nominate for deletion.--obi2canibetalk contr 14:08, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Obi2canibe. There has been no response. I was going to wait another couple days (the request for clarification was only sent out on 22 September) before nominating it myself, but I have no objections to you doing so. Cheers, Storkk (talk) 10:15, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Maksim Behar rename[edit]

Greetings, and thank you for opening the requested move discussion at Talk:Maksim Behar. I feel like the OTRS evidence, coupled with some other published sources, make this such a slam dunk that the move isn't controversial. Do you agree, or do you feel like the move needs to go through discussion? Please advise, because I'm prepared to boldly move the article. —C.Fred (talk) 00:03, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi C.Fred. I am inclined to agree for the most part, however my reasoning was that a record of consensus would help prevent future moves. I think a little patience now may help prevent future difficulties, but I don't feel strongly about it. Storkk (talk) 09:14, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
You have a point about showing consensus. I've already pinged the editor who made the prior move, so he can't say he wasn't aware. —C.Fred (talk) 15:37, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi C.Fred. I know you have made your opinion clear above the requested move, however if you'd like to reiterate in the Requested Move section, where it can't be missed by the closing admin, that might be a good idea. Storkk (talk) 10:31, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

WP:REFUND#File:Appayya Swami Aigali.jpg[edit]

It seems a waste of time for the OTRS guy to have to rely on someone else to view and undelete the image. Any interest in turning Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Storkk into a blue link? Nyttend (talk) 02:16, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi Nyttend - apologies, I was traveling the last few days. I am slightly wary that this pattern may be a stumbling point, but I'm flattered and would gratefully accept if that turned blue. There is a lot of file related work that needs to be done. Storkk (talk) 10:46, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

File:Hugh L. Carey, Sylvia Dwyer, and Vincent Vita, Feb 1962.jpg[edit]

Hi, I restored File:Hugh L. Carey, Sylvia Dwyer, and Vincent Vita, Feb 1962.jpg, but I still need you to put on the correct OTRS received template. An edit filter blocks admins from me from applying the template. I know how to bypass that, but the chain of trust is shorter if you do it yourself! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 23:26, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Graeme Bartlett - there is still a back and forth on OTRS, and the permission should still be marked as "received" but not confirmed. Unfortunately, in the latest iteration it now seems less likely to be free. I would like to leave the "OTRS received" until there is a reply to a question I sent today or the end of the week (when I'll nominate it for deletion), unless you feel it is more urgent. Storkk (talk) 10:34, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, there is no urgency, so you can AGF and wait for the outcome. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:19, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

OTRS ticket[edit]

Re your ANI post, I'm not planning on responding to it (above my paygrade), but you may want to unlock the ticket so that someone else can take care of it. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 13:13, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

@SpacemanSpiff: done... thought I had done so earlier. Thanks for the heads up. Storkk (talk) 13:30, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

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Laura Branigan live in Massachusetts[edit]

Hi, you listed File:Laura Branigan live in Massachusetts.jpg for deletion. As the uploader of the photo and who sought after the copyright holder of it, can you please explain to me what has happened? I am not clear on what has changed since it being granted an OTRS ticket. — Dell9300 (talk) 14:20, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

@Dell9300: I am not sure I can be clearer than Wikipedia:Possibly_unfree_files/2016_February_8#File:Laura_Branigan_live_in_Massachusetts.jpg. The Ticket submitter is unsure whether they were the photographer, and therefore we cannot be sure they are the copyright holder. Storkk (talk) 15:01, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
But I don't understand how it was accepted months back then just recently isn't acceptable? More confusing to me is I spoke to who I believe took the photo and guided them through the process of getting the photo approved on Wikipedia. I told them they would have to give their consent for use on Wikipedia, relinquishing their copyright. They agreed, and on a personal note they told me what it was like seeing her live etc. That's what makes this strange. What makes you say they are unsure they took the photo? I don't have an OTRS log-in to look at the ticket you see. — Dell9300 (talk) 15:32, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
I don't know what you mean by having it approved "months back". As far as I can see this is ticket 2015102910026961, where I was the first responder. I did accept it erroneously on February 5, but realised I probably made a mistake on February 7. I cannot divulge the contents of the ticket much further than I have already due to some strict privacy rules we have, but if you'd like an independent set of eyeballs, please take this up at WP:OTRSN. I'm out of town for the next couple days, so apologies I can't answer further for a little while. Storkk (talk) 17:13, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Simon Kozhin images[edit]

I am asking for your help here Storkk as there is a computer problem that makes it difficult for me to edit on commons. I cannot sign or use certain symbols. I see that you have had experience with this sort of thing before. The above page has a number of images on it whose author is given as User:SLKozhin on commons. If SLKozhin is the same person as Simon Kozhin then it looks unlikely that he could be the author. One image would have been taken two years before he was born
others show Kohsin in frame so it looks unlikely that he took them, for example

[6] and [7]

The talk page shows a number of previous copyvios. SovalValtos (talk) 20:37, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
I have nominated them for deletion. Best regards, Storkk (talk) 11:23, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. The advantages of collaboration. SovalValtos (talk) 12:08, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
IMO same applies to uploads by Slkozhin. They look very similar. No OTRS either. Your comments? Ankry (talk) 16:55, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Agreed, and nominated for deletion. Storkk (talk) 10:12, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Mohommed Ali Shah page image[edit]

Please could you help again? An image thumb|Mohommed Ali Shah lead the parade used on the above I think may be a possible copyvio. It purportedly shows a parade in 2008. The metadata [[8]] says it was digitized in 2015. Other data does not add up for a photo seemingly taken in bright sun; 1/25sec, f/1.8, ISO 800. IMO the quality of the image does not correspond to the pixel size. Is it possibly a photo of a print? Did the uploader understand fully about copyright? Yours SovalValtos (talk) 09:03, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

If you believe it is likely a copyright violation, please nominate it yourself. If you enable C:Help:QuickDelete in your preferences, you don't need to input any symbols: just click "Nominate for Deletion" on the file page. You raise potentially valid points, but I don't have the time at the moment to investigate further. Storkk (talk) 07:58, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. I have tried to do what you have suggested, I hope it turns out right. I have been hoping for a local meet-up where as well as helping others who are at an earlier stage of learning than myself, I could get help in various areas where I need help myself. SovalValtos (talk) 11:34, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

EV Nautilus.jpg[edit]

What are you looking for regarding EV Nautilus.jpg? Do you need the OTRS copyright email to originate with the Ocean Exploration Trust staff? Rbcwa (talk) 12:32, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

@Rbcwa: The issue is that we simply have passive assent rather than any language indicating they have read and understood the license, or even that they are the copyright holders. Ideally it would also come directly from them, yes. See c:COM:CONSENT for the type of language that avoids ambiguity. Storkk (talk) 12:56, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

100th Army Band KY State Senate.jpg[edit]

Benjamin.garnett (talk) 17:21, 24 August 2016 (UTC) Question regarding the requested picture added to the 100th Army Band wiki page. The history shows that display permission was restored, but the picture still lists as deleted.

@Benjamin.garnett: please see Wikipedia:Possibly_unfree_files/2015_September_28#File:100th_Army_Band_KY_State_Senate.jpg. Essentially, the file was restored pending clarification, a reply to which was never received, so the file was deleted again. Storkk (talk) 09:55, 30 August 2016 (UTC)


I deleted this because you marked it as "OTRS received". For procedural reasons, though, I should have asked if there was any further OTRS process going on for this file. Can you please check if there is still conversation going back and forth? In that case I would undelete. De728631 (talk) 14:50, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

@De728631: There was not: as is the case most of the time, a follow-up email from us to the customer has not been answered. I think the default stance should be delete after a reasonable window unless the agent has "reset the clock" in some way... there is no good way of keeping track of languishing tickets and the vast majority of them will need to be deleted, so no real need to inquire regarding specific files. Storkk (talk) 14:56, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

You will specify me how me talk?[edit]

Where Wikipedia is written that I can not say that the other party is lying? I believe that user Jameslwoodward and Kumkum or deliberately lying or wrong. It's my opinion. What does it violate? Gl dili (talk) 16:49, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

You must endeavor to assume good faith on Commons, and your behavior was hostile and disruptive to its collegial atmosphere. See the third sentence in C:COM:BP. You were told multiple times to stop your accusations of lying, and that failing to stop would lead to a block. You continued; it did. Storkk (talk) 17:12, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Note also that if you are planning on discussing or contesting your Commons block, I would advise you to keep all discussion about it on your Commons talk page, which you can still edit, so that the discussion is centralized. Storkk (talk) 17:17, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Accusing someone of lying is very offensive. Actual lying -- deliberately writing something that is not true -- is very rare on WMF projects. There is not much point in actually lying here, because everything can easily be checked. It is always safer, and almost always more correct, to say that you think something is wrong. . . Jim - Jameslwoodward (talk to mecontribs) 19:04, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Gl dili, calling someone a liar violates policy WP:NPA. Plus, you have no reason to assume they are lying. If you told me that XXXXX is the most beautiful town in Romania, I could say that you are mistaken, but would offend you if I called you a liar. So, please assume and say that you think someone is mistaken, just like you would if you were sitting with a person over coffee talking about Romanian towns. Best wishes, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 20:45, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

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