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Gates Mugshot and arrest photo, in or out?[edit]

There has been a lot of discussion over these pictures in or out, an editor has started a head count of opinions at the [Gates talkpage] This is an important decision for the Wikipedia, please come there and leave your opinion. Off2riorob (talk) 1:35 am, Today (UTC+1)

Heritage Malta question[edit]

Some days ago I asked "Is not the logo of Heritage Malta too simple for a copyright?" here. Today I wanted to check the answers and could not find the question neither at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions nor at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions/Archive/2013/December. Shouldn't it have been archived? Wikipedia:Media copyright questions still appears at a search --Error (talk) 00:45, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

It looks like the archive bot removed the sections from the main page [1] but forgot to copy them to the archive. -- Asclepias (talk) 01:08, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I've reverted the bot edit, and the thread concerned is Wikipedia:Media copyright questions#Is not the logo of Heritage Malta too simple for a copyright? --Redrose64 (talk) 01:19, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! --Error (talk) 01:27, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
It's been archived properly this time, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions/Archive/2013/December#Is not the logo of Heritage Malta too simple for a copyright? --Redrose64 (talk) 17:12, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Do you have a story of an "orphan work" that could not be used in Wikimedia?[edit]

The U.S. Copyright Office is asking for commentary on possible rules about "orphan works." These are works whose copyright owners cannot be identified or cannot be located, and therefore permission cannot be obtained to use the works. Example: a photo of a deceased notable person, taken by an unknown photographer, of no obvious cash value, held by the family, that would have been useful to illustrate an article. Our wiki chapter is trying to give examples to copyright office, to help get rules that would work for Wikimedia. We'd welcome specific tragic stories at the village pump. -- econterms (talk) 07:55, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Updating Company's logo question[edit]

Hi Guys,

I'm trying to update a company's logo but each time I try upload I am greeted with 'Upload warning - The XML in the uploaded file could not be parsed.' Am I doing this incorrectly? The file type is an accepted type so i'm stumped. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikiairport (talkcontribs) 03:57, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

What type of file is it? --Orange Mike | Talk 02:10, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Looking for volunteers for the Co-op mentorship space[edit]

Hi folks, I'm in the middle of building a mentorship space called the Co-op with a small team of people called. The general idea is that we're piloting a space where we match newer editors with experienced editors based on how they want to contribute. As many of you are aware, new editors often have a lot of questions about specific images, copyright, and the uploading process. We are therefore seeking editors who are experienced in these areas, as we expect a lot of editors who are invited to the space will request mentoring related to image work. If you are interested in dedicating some time to teaching one or two individual editors these sorts of topics, please feel free to sign up here. And if you have any questions about the space, feel free to ask me here or over at Wikipedia talk:Co-op. I, JethroBT drop me a line 22:17, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

OTRS volunteer?[edit]

Hi all. As we are currently facing severe backlogs in English-language tickets in the OTRS permissions queues, we are hoping to recruit several new volunteers who are well versed in copyright laws, policies and protocols relating to the same. If you are interested, or know anybody who is, please see m:OTRS/Volunteering. Note that you do not' need to be an administrator to apply. We're simply seeking active users who have demonstrated a sufficient understanding of copyright/media licensing on the wiki(s).

If you have any questions at all please contact me directly. Thanks! Rjd0060 (talk) 16:18, 3 April 2015 (UTC)