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Need an expert of copyright of the UK[edit]

Good evening, I was wondering whether this photograph, which comes from the City of Edinburgh Council's website, is free because of UK-GOV. Can anyone advice? -- SERGIO aka the Black Cat 16:35, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Blackcat, no, unfortunately, per the sites notice; Non commercial material isn’t compatible with our license, so a lower quality version would have to be used instead. Moneytrees🌴Talk🌲Help out at CCI! 16:49, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Ok @Moneytrees:, thanks for your quick reply. -- SERGIO aka the Black Cat 16:57, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Copyright in another language?[edit]

Could somebody please advise me as to whether the speedy deletion WP:G12 qualifies for an article that is clearly a word-for-word translation from a webpage in another language? The article in question is Julián David Trujillo Moreno (Thánatos) which (as a Spanish speaker) I can tell is a direct translation of this web page, and I think it is very likely that both the web page and the Wikipedia article are autobiographical. Richard3120 (talk) 20:21, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

Richard3120, Yes, it definitely does. Thank you for bringing this here; I've deleted the page. Moneytrees🌴Talk🌲Help out at CCI! 20:33, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
@Moneytrees: many thanks – if it hadn't qualified I would have taken it straight to AfD as it was clearly self-promotional... the web page is a directory listing from the cultural center of the artist's home town, which I suspect was also a biography provided by the artist. Richard3120 (talk) 20:35, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

Irish Supreme Court cases articles[edit]

Hello WT:CP, I'm cross-posting this to New Pages Patrol as well as here at the suggestion of User:Hut 8.5.

Over the past academic year I have been working with students and law faculty to create articles on Irish Supreme Court cases. There is an explanation of the rationale and pedagogy behind this project on the front of my user page. The key point is that non-disruptive contributions were my priority.

When the project started I took feedback from WikiProject Law based on a few early articles. They pointed out the need to avoid WP:QUOTEFARM. I worked with the student editors to strike a balance between this guidance and the advice from my law faculty colleagues that it is often important to preserve and quote the exact language used in a decision.

In this respect, one thing I have noticed is that Earwig is giving a false positive on some of the articles due to the presence of direct quotes from the case decision. The case decisions are from the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) and its usuage rules for Irish decisions follows the Courts Service of Ireland regulations. Its rules allow for re-use and quoting as long as citations are provided. Earwig is also flagging common legal phrases and proper nouns. We are checking every article with Earwig to make sure that any flags it puts up relate to material that is properly quoted and cited or refer to common legal phrases and proper nouns. If anyone has concerns about content please let me know. Alternatively, I will have all the articles on my watchlist so I can respond to concerns on individual article talk pages.

I will be moving articles to mainspace starting later today and tomorrow, and over the course of May. The law faculty and I are working through them in chunks to do the Earwig checks, formatting, and any final tidying.

The first batch of articles is (I will add links as I move them):

  • Okunade v. Minister for Justice & Others
  • Comcast Int. Holdings v Minister for Public Enterprise & ors and Persona Digital Telephony Ltd v Minister for Public Enterprise & ors
  • Bederev v Ireland
  • The Health (amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2004
  • AAA & Anor v Minister for Justice & Ors
  • DPP v  McLoughlin
  • Attorney General v Oldridge
  • O'Connell v The Turf Club
  • Roche v Roche
  • Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform v Bailey
  • N.V.H v Minister for Justice & Equality
  • Dunne v Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
  • Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform v Murphy
  • C.K. v J.K
  • D.C v Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Delahunty v Player and Willis (Ireland) Ltd
  • Braddish v Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)

AugusteBlanqui (talk) 10:56, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Considering the court cases are free to be reused, it may be a good idea to add the website to User:EarwigBot/Copyvios/Exclusions to prevent false postives. That is, asuming there is no other material on the website that should not be copied. --MrClog (talk) 11:21, 30 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @MrClog:. I don't think there is any protected content. I've posted a request on Earwig. AugusteBlanqui (talk) 13:44, 30 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Since these are being used as cited quotations in the articles, they're really no different than any other copyrighted source being quoted. For purposes of Earwig ignoring the direct quotes, that's probably good. CrowCaw 14:07, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Unable to list a problem here[edit]

I discovered text in a Wikipedia article that appears to have been copied verbatim from the website of the subject of the article. Unfortunately it seems that anonymous editors cannot file a report as it requires the creation of a page. So I will note here that the problem is at Lagos State Ferry Services Corporation. Please take any necessary action. (talk) 11:08, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

I've listed it at Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2020 May 12 for you. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:20, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Possible copyvio in TCEC season articles[edit]

Can I get some help with whether the material in the "notable games" sections of TCEC Season 14, TCEC Season 15, TCEC Season 16 and TCEC Season 17 (the last sections of all of those articles) are copyvio issues? They don't directly quote from the cited source, but the content is immediately identifiable as coming from it. If they are copyvio, what is to be done? Banedon (talk) 23:01, 3 June 2020 (UTC)