Wikipedia:Files for discussion

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Files for discussion (FfD) is for listing images and other media files which are unneeded or have either free content or non-free content usage concerns. Files that have been listed here for more than 7 days are eligible for either deletion or removal from pages if either a consensus to do so has been reached or no objections to deletion or removal have been raised. To quote the non-free content criteria, "it is the duty of users seeking to include or retain content to provide a valid rationale; those seeking to remove or delete it are not required to show that one cannot be created." For undeletion requests, first contact the administrator who deleted the file. If you are unable to resolve the issue with that administrator, the matter should be brought to deletion review.

Examples of what files you may request for deletion or change here:

  • Obsolete – The file has been replaced by a better version.
  • Orphan – The file is not used on any pages in Wikipedia.
  • Unencyclopedic – The file doesn't seem likely to be useful in any Wikimedia project.
  • Low quality – The file is of an extremely low resolution, distorted, or has other physical image quality concerns.
  • Copyright violation – The file might be used in violation of copyright.
  • Possibly unfree – The file is tagged with a freeness claim, but may actually be eligible for copyright in the United States.
  • NFCC violation – The file is used under a claim of fair use but does not meet the requirements.
  • NFCC applied to free image – The file is used under a claim of fair use, but the file is either too simple, or is an image which has been wrongly labeled given evidence presented on the file description page.

If you have questions if something should be deleted, consider asking at Media Copyright Questions.

What not to list here

  1. For concerns not listed below, if a deletion is uncontroversial, do not use this page. Iinstead tag a file with {{subst:prod}}. However, if the template is removed, please do not reinsert it; list the file for deletion then.
  2. For speedy deletion candidates as well, do not use this page; instead use one of the speedy deletion templates. See the criteria for speedy deletion. These are: duplicates (where both files are on Wikipedia), thumbnails, broken files, non-existent files, non-commercial, "by permission" files and files which are not an image, sound file or video clip and have no encyclopedic use.
  3. Files that have no source, have an unknown copyright, are unused or replaceable non-free, or are non-free without rationale can be marked so that they will be deleted after a week, and should not be listed on this page. Add one of the following to the file page:
    1. {{subst:nsd}} if a file has no source indicated
    2. {{subst:nld}} if a file has a source but no licensing information
    3. {{subst:orfud}} if a file has a non-free copyright tag but isn't used in any articles
    4. {{subst:rfu}} if a file has a non-free copyright tag but could be replaced by a free file
    5. {{subst:dfu|reason}} if a file has a non-free copyright tag but the rationale isn't sufficient or is disputed
    6. {{subst:frn}} if a file has no non-free use rationale
  4. Redundant or duplicate files do not have to be listed here. Please use
    1. {{isd|Full name of file excluding the "File:" prefix}} for speedy deletion if the other file is on Wikipedia, not on Commons
    2. {{now commons|File:NEW FILENAME}} if the file now exists on Commons, or {{now commons}} for files with the same name on Commons. (Don't nominate protected images, they are usually locally uploaded and protected since they are used in an interface message or in a highly used template, thus they are high-risk.)
  5. For blatant copyright infringements, use speedy deletion by tagging the file {{db-f9}}
  6. If a file is listed as public domain or under a free license, but lacks verification of this (either by an OTRS ticket number or a notice on the source website), tag it as {{subst:npd}}.
  7. Files that are hosted on Wikimedia Commons cannot be deleted via this process. Please use the Commons deletion page instead.
  8. Description pages with no local file, even though they are in the file namespace, should not be listed here.
    1. Redirects should be treated as in any other namespace: if no speedy deletion criteria apply, they should be listed at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion.
    2. Local description pages for files hosted on Commons are usually speedy-deletable under criterion F2; use {{db-nofile}}.
    3. Local description pages with no associated file are speedy-deletable under criterion G8; use {{db-imagepage}}.
    4. Any other deletion of a description page with no local file should be listed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion.
  9. If a file is appropriately licensed and could be usable elsewhere, consider copying it to the Wikimedia Commons instead of listing it for deletion. Once copied to the Commons, it is eligible for speedy deletion per criterion 8 for files.
  10. If you are the uploader of the image, tag it with {{db-author}}.

Instructions for listing files for discussion

To list a file:

1
Edit the file page.

Add {{ffd|log=2017 April 30}} to the file page.

2
Create its FfD subsection.

Follow this edit link and list the file using {{subst:ffd2|File_name.ext|Uploader= |Reason= }} ~~~~

Leave the subject heading blank.

If the file has been replaced by another file, name the file that replaced it in your reason for deletion. Refer below for a list of other common reasons.

For listing additional files with the same reason, edit the first file section and use {{subst:ffd2a|File_name.ext |Uploader= }} for each additional file. Also, add {{ffd|log=2017 April 30}} to the top of the file page of each file other than the first one nominated.

3
Give due notice.

Inform the uploader by adding a message to their talk page using {{subst:fdw|File_name.ext}}

  • Remember to replace "File_name.ext" with the name of the image or media
  • For multiple images by the same user, use {{subst:fdw-multi|First_file.ext |Second_file.ext |Third_file.ext}} ~~~~ (can handle up to 26)

If the image is in use, also consider adding {{ffdc|File_name.ext|log=2017 April 30}} to the caption(s), or adding a notice to the article talk pages. Consider also notifying relevant WikiProjects of the discussion.

State the reasons why the file should be deleted, removed, or altered. Also, state what specific action should be taken, preferably in bold text; this allows discussion participants and closers to better understand the purpose of the nomination. Some examples of nomination statements include:

  • Delete. Orphaned with no foreseeable encyclopedic usage.
  • Delete. Replaced by File:FILE2.
  • Free (public domain) file may actually be eligible for copyright in the United States. This photograph was actually first published in 1920, not 1926.
  • Remove from ARTICLE1 and ARTICLE2. The file only meets WP:NFCC#8 with its use in ARTICLE3.
  • Non-free file may actually be free. This logo does not seem to meet the threshold of originality to be eligible for copyright in the United States and should actually be tagged free using {{PD-logo}}.


Some common reasons for deletion or removal from pages are:

  • Obsolete - The file has been replaced by a better version. Indicate the new file name
  • Orphan - The file is not used on any pages in Wikipedia. (If the file is only available under "fair use", please use {{subst:orfud}} instead). Please consider moving "good" free licensed files to Commons rather than outright deleting them, other projects may find a use for them even if we have none; you can also apply {{Copy to Wikimedia Commons}}.
  • Unencyclopedic - The file doesn't seem likely to be useful in this encyclopedia (or for any Wikimedia project). Images used on userpages should generally not be nominated on this basis alone unless the user is violating the Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not policy by using Wikipedia to host excessive amounts unencyclopedic material (most commonly private photos).
  • Low quality - The image is of an extremely low resolution, distorted, or has other physical image quality concerns.
  • Copyright violation - The file might be used in violation of copyright.
  • Possibly unfree file - The file marked as free may actually be non-free. If the file is determined to be non-free, then it will be subject to the non-free content criteria in order to remain on Wikipedia.
  • Non-free file issues - The non-free file may not meet all requirements outlined in the non-free file use policy, or may not be necessary to retain on Wikipedia or specific articles due to either free alternatives or better non-free alternative(s) existing.
  • File marked as non-free may actually be free - The file is marked non-free, but may actually be free content. (Example: A logo may not eligible for copyright alone because it is not original enough, and thus the logo is considered to be in the public domain.)

These are not the only "valid" reasons to discuss a file. Any properly explained reason can be used. The above list comprises the most common and uncontroversial ones.

If you remove a file from an article, list the article from which you removed it so there can be community review of whether the file should be deleted. This is necessary because file pages do not remember the articles on which the file were previously used.

Administrator instructions

Contents

Instructions for discussion participation

In responding to the deletion nomination, consider adding your post in the format
* '''View''' - Reasoning ... -- ~~~~
where "Delete", "Keep", "Comment", or something else may replace "View". In posting their reasoning, many editors use abbreviations and cite to the following:

Remember that polling is not a substitute for discussion. Wikipedia's primary method of determining consensus is through editing and discussion, not voting. Although editors occasionally use straw polls in an attempt to test for consensus, polls or surveys sometimes impede rather than assist discussion. They should be used with caution, and are no more binding than any other consensus decision.

Also remember that if you believe that an image is potentially useful for other projects and should be moved to Wikimedia Commons, in lieu of responding '''Move to Commons''', you can move it there yourself. See Wikipedia:Moving files to the Commons for instructions.

Instructions for closing discussions

Nominations should be processed for closing after being listed for 7 days following the steps here.

Old discussions

The following discussions are more than 7 days old and are pending processing by an administrator:

For older nominations, see the archives.

Discussions approaching conclusion

Recent nominations

April 24

File:UC Riverside Wordmark.png

File:UC Riverside Wordmark.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Bsuorangecrush (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Orphaned; File:UC Riverside Highlanders logo.svg has replaced this image in all articles. Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 01:56, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:SD CIMG0516.JPG

File:SD CIMG0516.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Nick22aku (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (sign) FASTILY 07:19, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:HBU Scoreboard CIMG8288.JPG

File:HBU Scoreboard CIMG8288.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Nick22aku (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (sign) FASTILY 07:19, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Eastlake Ohio.JPG

File:Eastlake Ohio.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Nick22aku (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (sign) FASTILY 07:19, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Polaris CIMG9490.JPG

File:Polaris CIMG9490.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Nick22aku (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (sign) FASTILY 07:19, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Cleveland Track 19 and 20 CIMG9816.JPG

File:Cleveland Track 19 and 20 CIMG9816.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Nick22aku (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (sign) FASTILY 07:20, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Keep. The information on the sign is a replica of an old train schedule. As a mere listing, there's nothing there that meets the threshold of originality. - Eureka Lott 14:01, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Sure, but what about the frame? That is copyrightable as well. -FASTILY 01:01, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
  • The sign has been there since the building opened in 1930, and it's not marked with a copyright notice. It's {{PD-US-no notice}}. - Eureka Lott 18:07, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:TCC HOF CIMG9815.JPG

File:TCC HOF CIMG9815.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Nick22aku (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (other photos) FASTILY 07:20, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:John O'Quinn parking space sign CIMG3970.JPG

File:John O'Quinn parking space sign CIMG3970.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Nick22aku (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (logo on sign) FASTILY 07:20, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Pringles Park CIMG8873.JPG

File:Pringles Park CIMG8873.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Nick22aku (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (sign) FASTILY 07:20, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Phot Permission Sherman.pdf

File:Phot Permission Sherman.pdf (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Kevin Murray (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

belongs at OTRS, not on Wiki. No encyclopedic use FASTILY 08:40, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:One drop.jpg

File:One drop.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Kevin Murray (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

derived from deleted image (listed at PUF), unlikely to be freely licensed FASTILY 08:43, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Transferware2.jpg

File:Transferware2.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Kevin Murray (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (teapot) FASTILY 08:43, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:No Gods Image-Zeus.jpg

File:No Gods Image-Zeus.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Kevin Murray (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

superseded by File:No Gods Image-Zeus.png FASTILY 08:46, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Transferware1.jpg

File:Transferware1.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Kevin Murray (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (china) FASTILY 08:46, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:HIREghanaSmall.jpg

File:HIREghanaSmall.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Tsaltas (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

unused, no encyclopedic use FASTILY 08:49, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:PlayStack logo.jpg

File:PlayStack logo.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by 07jen (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

unused, no encyclopedic use FASTILY 08:50, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:RamblasPete.JPG

File:RamblasPete.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by DaveSumpner (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

The file summary says Photograph taken by P. Evans. The uploader is User:DaveSumpner. It look like the uploader is not the photographer. OTRS permission needed her. --geageaTalk 09:47, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:97 and 52 concurrency.png

The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposed deletion of the media below. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the media's talk page or in a deletion review). No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the discussion was: Withdrawn by nominator Daniel Case (talk) 17:40, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

File:97 and 52 concurrency.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Floydian (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

no reason to keep local copy Jon Kolbert (talk) 10:09, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Keep—no reason not to keep a local copy. The uploader has had a major philosophical difference in the operations of Commons at times and does not wish to have his photographs solely held within Commons. Imzadi 1979  12:49, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep - As uploader. Imzadi1979 has summarized my position in the politest of terms :) See Wikipedia:Files_for_discussion/2016_October_20#Keep_local_vs._Commons for recent precedent. - Floydian τ ¢ 23:11, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
    @Floydian: Fair enough. Thank you for linking to the discussion - have not seen that before. Withdrawn request. Jon Kolbert (talk) 11:06, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the media's talk page or in a deletion review). No further edits should be made to this section.

File:Prairiewood High School Emblem.jpg

File:Prairiewood High School Emblem.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by AndrewGorges (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

The uploader is claiming this emblem in CC-BY-SA 4.0 but the given source's copyright page [1] shows restrictions on mofiication, and commercial use. This could be converted non-free use as the primary means of identification. Whpq (talk) 11:21, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Covert to fair use and change licensing to non-free logo. Salavat (talk) 10:36, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Ghostbusters II Soundtrack.jpg

File:Ghostbusters II Soundtrack.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Monkeynutbar (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Violates WP:NFCC#3a and WP:FILMMUSIC since the soundtrack cover contains the same image of the Ghostbusters that can be seen on the poster for Ghostbusters II. DBZFan30 (talk) 19:52, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Africa Scout Region (World Organization of the Scout Movement).svg

File:Africa Scout Region (World Organization of the Scout Movement).svg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Tsange (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

I can't find this logo (an emblem on top of a map) on the organisation's website. I can only find the emblem there. Is the logo fake? Stefan2 (talk) 20:18, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Not at all-Google images shows them in photos, worn above the left pocket. Ugly as it is, I wish it were fake, but that's what Scouts in the region wear.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 01:45, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Cal State Fullerton F Wordmark.gif

File:Cal State Fullerton F Wordmark.gif (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Bsuorangecrush (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Orphaned; File:Cal State Fullerton Titans logo.svg has replaced this image in all articles. Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 21:36, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Character Ma Cler.png

File:Character Ma Cler.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Gsklee (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

superseded by vector version Jon Kolbert (talk) 23:24, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Moreogromsdal.jpg

File:Moreogromsdal.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Pungelg (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

website sourced does not use a free license Jon Kolbert (talk) 23:25, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

April 25

File:Belton. Church.Giano.gif

File:Belton. Church.Giano.gif (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Giano (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

superseded by File:Belton Church Giano.jpg Jon Kolbert (talk) 05:04, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Note: This is the second nomination in less than a year. The previous discussion at Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2016 May 17 #File:Belton. Church.Giano.gif is useful background, and it's notable that the nominator failed to mention it (or even read it, apparently). --RexxS (talk) 15:47, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Obvious Keep: (1) This is the original uploaded file. The derivative file is File:Belton Church Giano.jpg. The jpg format is lossy, so the conversion from a gif (a lossless format, albeit restricted to 256 colours) will always lose information. Any image created as a jpg from a gif is therefore intrinsically of lower quality, because it cannot "magically" recreate extra colours that were not present in the original gif, and will lose some of the high frequency information as all jpgs do. Interpolation of colours such as by applying a Gaussian filter can be performed when reducing the resolution, at the loss of some sharpness, but this has not been done in this case. If any attempt is made to improve this image, it needs to start with the original, therefore the gif version needs to be kept.
  • (2) When Giano uploaded this file in 2006, he released it into the public domain. When User:Amandajm created a jpg derivative and uploaded it in 2008, they gave the source as "Wikipedia" and failed to note that the evidence of Giano's PD release was at File:Belton. Church.Giano.gif. That has now been corrected, but nevertheless, the file history at Special:History/File:Belton. Church.Giano.gif is essential in order to verify the licence status of the file and any derivatives. Therefore the gif version needs to be kept. --RexxS (talk) 15:47, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Keep: what is wrong with people here? This is an obvious keep, I sometimes think that a certain type of editor thinks that deletions are some sort of points system towards becoming an admin. They are not! Giano (talk) 16:25, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Keep: We have been using this work for twelve years. This is the sort of irritating fiddling we can do without- I hope the nominator can find somewhere else to use his talents. Get involved in Women in Red and produce some serious BLPs, go over to Wikishootme and convert some red-dots to green ones- or just follow me arounf and correct my typos- and I have a to-do list of vital articles that need referencing.ClemRutter (talk) 17:49, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Keep: Words fail me! Jon Kolbert, in addition to ClemRutter's requests, might I also suggest that you pop over to good article nominations where you will find many dozens of articles that need reviewing. This will undoubtedly improve this godforsaken place far more than deleting a particularly fine, not to mention, free, picture taken by Giano. CassiantoTalk 19:10, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Raj-Shetty.jpg

File:Raj-Shetty.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Miha dani (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

article on subject was deleted, only linked to from an abandoned userspace draft Jon Kolbert (talk) 05:07, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Apple valley flag.jpg

File:Apple valley flag.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Appraiser (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Obviously not public domain. Non-free logo, not needed for identification. ~ Rob13Talk 09:10, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Seems simple enough to convert to "pd-logo" or "pd-simple". Salavat (talk) 11:53, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

File:MeadSingapore1991Stamp.jpg

File:MeadSingapore1991Stamp.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Meadamaryllis (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

This 1991 stamps fails WP:NFCC especially criteria #8 because the use of a non-free image of the stamp is no essential to the reader's understand that a stamp was issued to honour Theodore Luqueer Mead as fact that is already well stated in prose. ww2censor (talk) 09:39, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Se-tenant Stamp Cuba.jpg

File:Se-tenant Stamp Cuba.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Bobdatty (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Delete: this image is used to illustrate the topic of the article Se-tenant (philately) but fails WP:NFCC#1 beacaue there are plenty of freely licenced se-tenant stamp images on the commons c:Category:Se-tenant ww2censor (talk) 10:05, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

File:1921 stamp Liechtenstein Gutenberg Castle.jpg

File:1921 stamp Liechtenstein Gutenberg Castle.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by 5464536 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

It seems to me that a 1921 stamps from Liechtenstein is the the public domain for two reasons, first that it was published before 1923 and secondly that 70 years have elapsed since it was issued which according to the WIPO Liechtenstein IP act is their copyright term. Also of interest is whether the same IP document considers stamps to be "means of payment" "Zahlungsmittel" in Article 5, section b, which would affect all other Liechtenstein stamps. Some stamps up to 1935 are on the commons with a general 70 year criteria. Thoughts, PD and move to commons? ww2censor (talk) 14:24, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Coggon August 27 2010 (N).JPG

File:Coggon August 27 2010 (N).JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Shabbytrick (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Possible Copyright Violation, based on text in image Paltron (talk) 18:32, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Eric Presten's Bleriot XI.png

File:Eric Presten's Bleriot XI.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Benpresten5875 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

The uploader is asserting own work but the description provides a photo credit to Roger Cain. We would need WP:OTRS confirmation of license. Whpq (talk) 22:16, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Comment: Don't you think that leaving that information on the uploader's talk page first (and giving time for a reply) would be preferable to jumping straight into FFD? It looks like our uploader is likely to be the builder and pilot of the replica, so there's every chance that he will be able to arrange OTRS if somebody can explain it to him (as he's only been editing for two weeks so far). --RexxS (talk) 22:56, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

April 26

File:Garry walia.jpg

File:Garry walia.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Secretupdater (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Uploader has been indefinitely blocked for abusing multiple accounts to promote Gary Walia. Article title is protected from creation, therefore this file will probably never be used again. Exemplo347 (talk) 10:07, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Move to Commons(?) - Commons doesn't have a legitimate page about sockpuppetry. Rather commons:COM:Sockpuppetry is redirected to Wikipedia:Sockpuppetry. I'm sure the image may have potential, though it's not currently used in one article. Nonetheless, if verified as free, I think it's suitable in Commons as sockpuppetry is not a sole reason to delete this image. Also, Commons doesn't have its own COI page, in contrast to Wikipedia. --George Ho (talk) 02:10, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Well, if his article is protected from creation and he himself is blocked, what use will the image have? Exemplo347 (talk) 16:31, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure a deletion discussion at Commons would find it within scope. You can't anticipate what possible use an image may have, what somebody may someday find to do with it. Daniel Case (talk) 05:32, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Hannibal key art.jpg, File:Hannibal Season 2 promtional poster.jpg and File:Hannibal season 3 promotional poster.jpg

File:Hannibal key art.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Theo's Little Bot (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 
File:Hannibal Season 2 promtional poster.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by SchrutedIt08 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).
File:Hannibal season 3 promotional poster.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Unframboise (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

Fail WP:NFCC No. 8; they are used for purely decorative purposes in the article, without any sourced commentary specific to those images explaining how they help enhance the reader's understanding of the subject Daniel Case (talk) 17:08, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Der Landser by Franz Kurowski.jpg

File:Der Landser by Franz Kurowski.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by K.e.coffman (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

This is not a proposal for deletion. It is a debate on the image usage in both Der Landser and Franz Kurowski. Copying Marchjuly original rationale:

Decorative use of non-free cover art in Franz Kurowski#Work for Der Landser. As explained in WP:NFC#cite_note-3, non-free cover art is generally considered acceptable as the primary means of identification in a stand-alone article about the work in question, so non-free use is fine for Der Landser. In other articles, however, the cover art itself typically has to be the subject of sourced commentary in order to provide the context required by WP:NFCC#8. There's no real justification for non-free use of this image in the author's article and it should be removed. A wikilink to the relevant book are is more than sufficient as explained in item 6 of WP:NFC#UUI.

However, I felt that the rationale is not valid for speedy deletion. Instead, I'm taking this to FFD for more input, now that FFD is cleaned up by implementation of File PROD. --George Ho (talk) 18:21, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

See more in File talk:Der Landser by Franz Kurowski.jpg. --George Ho (talk) 18:23, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Comment: I tagged the file with {{di-disputed fair use rationale}} because I felt its use in the author's article did not comply with WP:NFCCP. I still feel that way and suggest remove from "Franz Kurowski" and keep for "Der Landser". My reasons for this have already been re-posted above GeorgeHo and further expanded upon on the file's talk page (see the above link), so there doesn't seem to be any point in repeating things here. Furthermore, GeorgeHo might have misundertood my use of the template in that I was not suggesting that the file be deleted; I was only disputing one of its non-free use rationales. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:26, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
I appreciate your usage on the template. However, sometimes the template is slowly becoming less useful and less effective (to keep a file), and even when it says "the file will be deleted or removed from some uses". Also, the template is part of the WP:F7 criterion and discussed at WT:CSD#Re-reviewing F7 criterion - Invalid fair use claim (April 2017). The template is more of a redundant "deletion" template to me. George Ho (talk) 00:51, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Tearsofgriefbayonne.JPG

File:Tearsofgriefbayonne.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by AdamFirst (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Used in both "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism" and "Memorials and services for the September 11 attacks". Marchjuly's original rationale, which is not valid for speedy deletion:

Non-free use in Memorials and services for the September 11 attacks fails WP:NFLISTS because the same image can be seen in the stand-alone aritcle To the Struggle Against World Terrorism. As explained in item 6 of WP:NFC#UUI, a link to the stand-alone article is preferred in cases like this.

However, the sculpture is illustrated in the image, and the use in "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism" has potential validity. George Ho (talk) 18:35, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Comment: The reason I added the {{di-disputed fair use rationale}} template was because I believe the use in the list article does not comply with WP:NFCCP. I was not suggesting that the file be deleted; I was only suggesting remove from the "Memorials and services for the September 11 attack. I thought this was clear from what I posted in the template. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:30, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
I know what you mean in the last sentence, but "Files for deletion" became "Files for discussion" when FFD merged with now-"historical" WP:NFCR. Also, the {{di-disputed fair use rationale}} is less useful as a template to keep a file; rather it's more of a redundant "delete" template to me. --George Ho (talk) 00:53, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Sabrina Spellman.jpg

File:Sabrina Spellman.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Jamdonaldson (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Marchjuly's original rationale:

Decorative use in Sabrina Spellman#Live-action television. Non-free images of fictional characters are generally allowed to be used as the primary means of identification in stand-alone articles of such characters, but this particular image is not being used in such a way. The screenshot itself is not the subject of any sourced critical commentary within the relevant section so the context required by WP:NFCC#8 is lacking. Moreover, there are free images of Melissa Joan Hart the actress who play the character availble on Commons which could be used to show her if necessary.

However, I think that rationale is not valid for speedy deletion. I think more input is needed as a free image of the actress is not a good substitute for this image, but I'll leave others to decide. To make matters more complicated, it was uploaded by a blocked sockpuppet in 2010. --George Ho (talk) 18:44, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Comment: A freely licensed photo of the actress can be used to show her ("her" in this context refers to the actress, not the character she's playing) if needed, but I don't a non-free image of the character is needed since its main function seems to be decorative. If the file was being used at the top of the article as the primary means of identification, then its non-free use would be OK; however, it's being used in a sub-section of the article about one representation of the character. There's no sourced article content specifically about this particular screenshot, which means that it could be replaced with any other screenshot of Hart as "Sabrina" in order to show her in the role. If that's the case, then there's really no need for any non-free image of Hart as "Sabrina" to be used since there's nothing about seeing Hart as "Sabrina" which significantly improves the reader's understanding to such a degree that not seeing her as the character would be detrimental to that understanding. -- 00:39, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep: No free-use image of the actress would be appropriate to show the appearance of a character as portrayed in the show, which is he point of the image here. There won't be any free-use images of any copyrighted character. This portrayal is significantly different than the cartoon image in the infobox and, in a similar way that that cartoon image illustrates that version of the character, this image does the same for the live-action portrayal. Generally fair-use images should be minimized in articles but this image adds value to this article. Any other screenshot of Hart as Sabrina could replace this one, there will not be a free-use one available so this one is as good as any as a representation of what the character looks like in the show. Geraldo Perez (talk) 01:43, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
It would agree with you if this was a stand-alone article about that particular character, but it's not. I think the guidance in MOS:TV#Images is relevant here in that this is an "in-the-body-of-the-article image" which the reader does not actually need to see in order to understand what is written about the character. While I can appreciate that Hart is obviously not the same as the the animated character, I just don't see the context for WP:NFCC#8 be provided for this particular screenshot. I also don't think tweaking the caption as you did here is sufficient enough to justify non-free use. Perhaps there's some sourced information which could be added as to why Hart was choosen as "Sabrina"? Something about her appearance and how it reflected the way the character was portrayed in the comics which goes beyond the obvious that she's female and blond would help justify the screenshot's non-free use. -- Marchjuly (talk) 02:11, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
The guidance at MOS:TV#Images is more for additional non-free images for the same portrayal. This article is basically a merger of what could be two separate character (in show disambig) articles of the character and just as the infobox character is justified for the animated portrayal the live action portrayal is similarly justified as that would have been the infobox image of a separate article if there were one. Even if there is no commentary about that specific image, I believe it is contextually significant for this usage and meets NFCC#8 and would be detrimental to this article to remove it. I changed the caption as I wanted to emphasize that this is a character image, not an actor image, the emphasis is on the character's appearance, not the actor's. Geraldo Perez (talk) 02:30, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Wikipedia's definition of contextually significant when it comes to non-free use seems to imply that something more is needed than simply wanting the reader "to see" a non-free file; it has to be essential to the reader's understanding is such a way that not having it would be detrimental to that understanding. Sourced commentary about the image in question somewhere in the relevant article would better connect the article content to this particular image. I don't see how omitting this particular screenshot is going to make anything written about the character in that relevant section difficult for the reader to understand. In fact, I don't see anything in that section about the character's appearance at all. This is why I asked if it were possible to added content about the character's appearance and perhaps why Hart was chosen to portray the character. Why does the reader need to see this particular screenshot for them to understand anything of the content about the character's background or love life? -- 03:13, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Same justification as for the non-free image in the infobox. Infobox character images are generally permitted without commentary solely to illustrate appearance of the character and that is deemed sufficient justification for the infobox image. This is the significant portrayal in another medium justified in the same way, to illustrate appearance of the character as it is different from the infobox image. Geraldo Perez (talk) 03:26, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
This file is no longer being used as a main infobox image so that comparison is not really valid in my opinion. From the article's edit history, it does appear that at one time it was primarily about the character protrayed by Hart, and the file was being used as the main infobox image at least up to this version; however, it was replaced and moved to the sub-section here. Lots of editors simply move a non-free image without really taking into account how it affects the file's non-free use justification. They mistakenly assume that non-free use is "article-specific", and all that matters is that image is being used in the same article. Non-free use, however, is "use-specific" and the non-free use rationale is supposed reflect the particular use and how it satisfies all ten non-free content criteria; therefore, moving a file from one location in an article to another is likely going to impact its non-free use justification. A main infobox image may be allowed because it is assumed that the context for the image's non-free use comes from the enitre article and its sources, and that somewhere within that article there will be (or can be) some sourced discussion of the file per se which better justifies its use per NFCC#8. The same, however, cannot necessarily be assumed for non-free images within a sub-section of an article. For example, non-free content use policy might allow the use of a non-free logo in the main infobox because the logo is seen to serve as the the primary means of identification of the subject of the article. The same non-free logo, however, generally requires a much stronger justification, typically being the sourced of critical commentary, when used within a sub-section of the article and the justification for non-free use for the infobox may no longer be applicable. Per your reasoning, it seems that non-free images could also be added for all of the portrayals of the character listed in the "In other media" section as well. I don't think non-free content use policy would consider such a thing to be permissible without a pretty strong justisfication for each specific use. -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:35, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Emiratespalace.jpg

File:Emiratespalace.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Asdfghkl12 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Previously available online. link. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 18:54, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Keep and relicense as non-free - The United Arab Emirates does not allow Freedom of Panorama on architecture. The image is non-free and taken from website, but it still has some potential. Somehow, some or many uploaders either are confused with the Upload Wizard tools or misused them. George Ho (talk) 19:06, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
This user may be more that just confused, as they have been warned on their talkpage previously. Also how do we go about the relicense? Do we just edit from the page and fill in a fair use rationale, or do we have to reupload the image? Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 19:13, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Well, editing the page would take an overhaul or something, but better to edit the page than re-upload it. You can change to {{non-free architectural work}} or {{non-free fair use}}. --George Ho (talk) 19:55, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Speedy Delete as a copyright violation. The image does not meet WP:FREER for non-free usage. -- Whpq (talk) 15:22, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Logo of Sangeet Shikhharthee Sammilan'.jpg

File:Logo of Sangeet Shikhharthee Sammilan'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Unlikely own work. – Train2104 (t • c) 20:19, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Raag Manjori'.jpg

File:Raag Manjori'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Unlikely own work. – Train2104 (t • c) 20:22, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

File:ABC Spark Logo.png

The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposed deletion of the media below. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the media's talk page or in a deletion review). No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the discussion was: Files moved to Commons Daniel Case (talk) 17:38, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:ABC Spark Logo.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Emarsee (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

The ABC Spark article doesn't use this logo anymore. The article now uses the teal logo instead, which is located at File:Logo for ABC Spark.svg, so I don't see why this file should still exist, and as such, I think it should be deleted. - Kamran Mackey (talk to me · my contributions) 23:54, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Keep and move to Commons. As a logo consisting solely of text in a common face and geometric shapes, it is ineligible for copyright in the US and thus a free image. Daniel Case (talk) 19:03, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Addendum: I have changed the licensing on both versions to {{PD-logo}}; since the images no longer violate any policy in such a way as to warrant deletion, I request that this be speedy-closed. Daniel Case (talk) 19:06, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: That's not why I want the PNG image to be deleted. I want it to be deleted because it's redundant since it's been replaced with the teal version of the logo in the ABC Spark article, not because it violated any rules. I just don't think having a duplicate of the teal logo (just with different colors) is a good idea. - Kamran Mackey (talk to me · my contributions) 13:11, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@KamranMackey: It has historical value then. We don't delete free images merely for non-use. IF we move it to Commons, this won't be an issue. Daniel Case (talk) 14:19, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Daniel Case: Just moved the files to Commons. The files here do need to be deleted however. - Kamran Mackey (talk to me · my contributions) 17:15, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done And with that we can close this (I will do this myself; it's not a conflict since the files now come under CSD F1). Daniel Case (talk) 17:38, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete the PNG version (too many colors) as unfree. Nonetheless, move the SVG (plain green) version to Commons. --George Ho (talk) 19:46, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
The amount of colors makes no difference to its copyright status in the US. Daniel Case (talk) 23:24, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the media's talk page or in a deletion review). No further edits should be made to this section.

April 27

File:SAS 1972 tunnel.jpg

File:SAS 1972 tunnel.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Epicgenius (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Wondering if, for is stated purpose in Second Avenue Subway, isn't redundant with File:Second Avenue Line provision vc.jpg. Both images show the subway tunnel in its abandoned state (which I don't necessarily see the need for an image). This image has better lighting, but I question whether it's substantially more useful than the free image. Ytoyoda (talk) 14:34, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Delete the non-free image, since a free alternative exists; however, since both were taken in non-public areas, it would be hard to find any other equivalent, free or not. epicgenius (talk) 15:15, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

File:'The Rabbi's Concert' by Fred A. Precht.jpg

File:'The Rabbi's Concert' by Fred A. Precht.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Wmpearl (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Image is being used on the article about the artist not on any article directly about the painting. There is zero discussion about this particular painting on the artist's article. Fails WP:NFCCP #8. I made a mistake in the previous FFD discussion by closing that as a keep when it should not have been. So bringing it back for the proper result and to fix my mistake. Majora (talk) 21:23, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

April 28

List of starships in Babylon 5

File:EAS Agamemnon.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Sullivan.t.j (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 
File:B5 blackstar.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Technopaladin (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).
File:Sharlin Class Warcruiser.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Lamro (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).
File:Valen-class cruiser.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Lamro (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).
File:G'Quan class heavy cruiser.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Lamro (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).
File:Babylon 5 - Liandra.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Matthew (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).
File:Babylon 5 - Hyperion class.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Matthew (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).
File:Babylon 5 - Primus class battle cruiser.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Matthew (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).
File:Babylon 5 - White Star.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Matthew (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).


Various non-free screenshots of starships which appeared in the TV series Babylon 5 being used to illustrate individual list entries in the List of starships in Babylon 5. Generally, WP:NFLISTS does not allow this type of usage because it tends to be decorative and lacks the WP:NFC#Meeting the contextual significance criterion required by WP:NFCC#8. I don't think the way these files are being used is an exception to that and don't feel their non-free use is justified. It appears that at one time some of these files may have actually been used in stand-alone articles about the particular ship, but were merged into the list article over time, and the non-free use rationale originally provided is no longer really valid for the new use. Only "File:EAS Agamemnon.jpg" is till being used in EAS Agamemnon. At least at first glance that non-free use appears to be appropriate, so I suggest keep for that stand-alone article about the ship itself but remove from the list article. The merging of the stand-alone article, however, is being proposed and if implemented the file's non-free use justification would no longer be valid in my opinion. As for the other eight files, I suggest delete unless the consensus is that their non-free use in the list article is considered NFCCP compliant. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:04, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Defence Minister A.K. Antony presenting Raksha Mantri Padak to Cadet Arvind Raturi.jpg

File:Defence Minister A.K. Antony presenting Raksha Mantri Padak to Cadet Arvind Raturi.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by SwatiGupta1986 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

I don't have a Facebook account and can't verify the PD claim, but I can verify that "It is available for public viewing on the facebook profile of concerned person." is not usually a valid PD claim. AntiCompositeNumber (Leave a message) 02:25, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Delete unless it can be clearly established that this photo is in the public domain or has been released under a free license compatible to WP:L. I don't a way to even possibly justify this as an non-free image since it's primary purpose appears to be decorative in order to simply show the group receiving an award. -- Marchjuly (talk) 02:47, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:NCC Mt Everest Expedition 2013 - Team 1 at the summit on 19 May 2013.jpg

File:NCC Mt Everest Expedition 2013 - Team 1 at the summit on 19 May 2013.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by SwatiGupta1986 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 
File:Arvind Raturi at Everest summit.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by SwatiGupta1986 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log).

No indication on the either source link provided for these photo that they have been released into the public domain. Publically visible and public domain are completely different things when it comes to copyright matters. -- Marchjuly (talk) 02:50, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Der Landser U-boat war by Franz Kurowski.jpg

File:Der Landser U-boat war by Franz Kurowski.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by K.e.coffman (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

The fair use rationale for this image has been challenged, hence I'm nominating it for discussion. K.e.coffman (talk) 03:16, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Keep as uploader. I believe that fair use rationale is justified in this case for Franz Kurowski, as it significantly enhances the reader's understanding of the topic of "Landser-pulp" literature that the subject of the article produced. The subject has fashioned himself as a "historian", but it's much clearer from the image that this piece is strictly militaria literature aimed at those interested in details of uniforms, insignia, etc. K.e.coffman (talk) 03:18, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete per the reasons I gave at File talk:Der Landser U-boat war by Franz Kurowski.jpg (I tagged the file with {{di-disputed fair use rationale}} but the uploader moved it here for further discussion). I just want to add that however the author fashions himself is not really relevant to the non-free use of this image. It is, however, possible that some of the photos used by Kurowski in his books are public domain images and there's a whole category of WWII German submarine images found at c:Category:World War II submarines of Germany and sinking ships found in c:Category:Sinking ships, which might be used if desired. The way the images are arrange by Kurowski is likely copyrightable as a WP:Derivative work even if the images he used are PD. Showing this particular images does not prove that Kurowski is not a "historian"; it simply shows that he used some WWII photos and other imagery in this book, and the reader certainly does not need to see a non-free image of the inner page of a book to understand such a thing. -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:29, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Paradise By2.jpg

File:Paradise By2.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Deoma12 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Additional album cover of Paradise (By2 album). Not discussed whatsoever on the article. Fails both WP:NFCCP #3a and #8. Majora (talk) 03:32, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:By2 Paradise Devil Edition.jpg

File:By2 Paradise Devil Edition.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by By2YuMiko (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Additional album cover of Paradise (By2 album). Not discussed whatsoever on the article. Fails both WP:NFCCP #3a and #8. Majora (talk) 03:33, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Cat and Mouse Album Photo.jpg

File:Cat and Mouse Album Photo.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by By2YuMiko (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Additional album cover of Cat and Mouse (By2 album). Not discussed whatsoever on the article. Fails both WP:NFCCP #3a and #8. Majora (talk) 03:35, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:ChartWET.png

File:ChartWET.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Terrymurphy000 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Definitely a copyright violation. The uploader has claimed to be the author and has slapped a CC-BY-3.0 license on the image, but this images seems to be a screenshot, taken from an old version of http://www.laplink.com/index.php/individuals/pcmover-for-windows. FleetCommand (Speak your mind!) 07:53, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Spinningtales.jpg

File:Spinningtales.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by The Oriccle (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Unused book cover. Derivative work. Actually it's copyrighted, and mislicensed.

Also these files by the same uploader, with the same problem:

XXN, 10:28, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Eurovision 2016.jpg

File:Eurovision 2016.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by AXBM (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Screenshots of Eurovision TV show contest. Derivative works of non-free content.

Also these files by the same uploader, with the same problem:

XXN, 10:39, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Warisshah.jpeg

File:Warisshah.jpeg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Shemaroo (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Unwikilike, obsolete and low quality Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:21, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Little Cookie.JPG

File:Little Cookie.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mitchamz (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Uploading user has an apparently incomplete understanding of what copyright is and how fair use works. They obviously did not take this photograph as it is a school picture and the subject graduated in 1964. They therefore cannot release the rights as claimed and as this person is apparently still living fair use does not apply either. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:49, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Wilbur Mitcham.JPG

File:Wilbur Mitcham.JPG (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mitchamz (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

I think it is fairly obvious that this is not the uploader's own work and they did not have authority to release the rights, so i it were transferred to commons it would probably be deleted. That is not desirable as this person is deceased. Without knowing the source of the image I'm not sure what WP:FUR would be acceptable. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:03, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:DukesWinfred.jpg

File:DukesWinfred.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mitchamz (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Uploader has a history of copyright violations, and it seems unlikely they really were the creator of this obviously old image. As the subject is still alive and apparently active in politics it seems that it is entirely possible that an actual free image could be obtained Beeblebrox (talk) 18:07, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:CSM Rasor.jpg

File:CSM Rasor.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Mitchamz (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Obviously a professionally taken photograph in front of a backdrop. No evidence of permission, no indication who this even is, not is use anywhere on Wikipedia. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:09, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

The image is probably PD-USGov, but I can't find it anywhere online to verify. The image was previously used in Barney B. Rasor, which was deleted as non-notable at AfD back in 2009. Therefore, this low-quality file isn't useful on the English Wikipedia. I'm not sure Commons would want it either, so Delete. --AntiCompositeNumber (Leave a message) 19:39, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Downtown South Bend.jpg

File:Downtown South Bend.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by JJL56 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

This is a city skyline used to identify the city in an infobox. It is almost certain that equally relevant free content could be created, so this fails WP:NFCC#1. RL0919 (talk) 20:10, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Delete I'm not buying that fair-use rationale, as the nom says a free equivalent could be created. Beeblebrox (talk) 20:22, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:SeaSurfaceDensity.jpg

File:SeaSurfaceDensity.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by LollyBear12 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Converted from speedy to FfD. Original nominator was Rracecarr, reason given was: "The density data is nowhere close to correct. Whole areas of the open ocean are shown as clearly having density less than 1016 kg/m3" FASTILY 20:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. Wasn't sure what the appropriate tag was. The colorbar is way off. Open ocean surface density is >= 1020 kg/m^3. I can provide any number of references for this. Here's one from NASA: [2]. This image depicts large regions of the ocean as having a density of <1010 kg/m^3. It is not just a bit off, it's way out of whack. Seems to come from [3], which is also in error. Rracecarr (talk) 01:51, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Oilgasstandards.jpg

File:Oilgasstandards.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Baudoin1 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

unused logo (originally used in a now deleted advert), no encyclopedic use FASTILY 20:45, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:BitcoinCloud v3.1 Detail.jpg

File:BitcoinCloud v3.1 Detail.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Artwanker (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (artwork) FASTILY 20:47, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Acosta.jpg

File:Acosta.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Marine678 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Photo is not a works of the U.S. government, but a works of Florida International University School of Law. Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 20:48, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

April 29

File:Suren with Tanpura'.jpg

File:Suren with Tanpura'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

distorted, no encyclopedic use FASTILY 09:39, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Suren Das.jpg

File:Suren Das.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

photo of a notable individual, dubious self-work claim; uploader has a history of copyright violations FASTILY 09:40, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Program'.jpg

File:Program'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

photo of a notable individual, dubious self-work claim; uploader has a history of copyright violations FASTILY 09:40, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Teachers'.jpg

File:Teachers'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

photo of a notable individual, dubious self-work claim; uploader has a history of copyright violations FASTILY 09:41, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Manabendra and manas'.jpg

File:Manabendra and manas'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

photo of a notable individual, dubious self-work claim; uploader has a history of copyright violations FASTILY 09:41, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Priti Ranjan Roy'.jpg

File:Priti Ranjan Roy'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

photo of a notable individual, dubious self-work claim; uploader has a history of copyright violations FASTILY 09:41, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Brothers'.jpg

File:Brothers'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

photo of a notable individual, dubious self-work claim; uploader has a history of copyright violations FASTILY 09:41, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Suren Das and Bela '.jpg

File:Suren Das and Bela '.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

photo of a notable individual, dubious self-work claim; uploader has a history of copyright violations FASTILY 09:41, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Priti and Alaka'.jpg

File:Priti and Alaka'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

photo of a notable individual, dubious self-work claim; uploader has a history of copyright violations FASTILY 09:42, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Manas Kumar Das & Alaka Das'.jpg

File:Manas Kumar Das & Alaka Das'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

photo of a notable individual, dubious self-work claim; uploader has a history of copyright violations FASTILY 09:42, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Comilla Foundation Gold Medal'.jpg

File:Comilla Foundation Gold Medal'.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Das Dipanjan (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

photo of a notable individual, dubious self-work claim; uploader has a history of copyright violations FASTILY 09:42, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:National Capital Area Council logo.png

File:National Capital Area Council logo.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Gadget850 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Not free and not in use Abel (talk) 13:40, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Cover Art.jpg

File:Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Cover Art.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by JMFan08 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Uploader incorrectly states this album cover is in the public domain. Cover was previously published on John Mellencamp's website, which means it is not in the public domain. DBZFan30 (talk) 14:05, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

  • I relicensed the image as non-free and then added rationale. --George Ho (talk) 20:55, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:The Brick Field logo.png

File:The Brick Field logo.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Dooptastic (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

I'm thinking that this image is not unique enough to qualify for copyright in the United States, and should be tagged as {{PD-logo}}. Steel1943 (talk) 17:11, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Relicense to pd-logo and transfer to Commons. Salavat (talk) 02:50, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Lynda Resnick.jpg

File:Lynda Resnick.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by DarjeelingTea (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Image is almost certainly flickrwashed. The EXIF data shows photoshop and the person has only uploaded one file to Flickr. It even says "copy" in the description. The original image (at least part of it) has been used previously on Forbes Majora (talk) 17:43, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Is there a way to report this to Flickr? It should be relicensed as "all rights reserved" or something? George Ho (talk) 20:59, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
    @George Ho: As far as I know, the copyright holder would have to request a takedown from Flickr. I'm not aware of any method for us to report it. Just have to be vigilant and take into account all available information when making a determination of whether or not an image is truly free. --Majora (talk) 21:31, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

File:ANARESAT Macquarie Island.jpg

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The result of the discussion was: Delete; deleted as G7 by Anthony Appleyard (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) AnomieBOT 07:05, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

File:ANARESAT Macquarie Island.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Supcmd (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Link provided states copyright is from M & G Therin-Weise, not UNESCO. – Train2104 (t • c) 21:49, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

  • That is correct, I did write "M & G Therin Weise / UNESCO" to indicate that I got it from UNESCO but happy to revert to the original. Happy for it to be changed based on your experience. Please go ahead based on your judgement. Supcmd (talk) 22:54, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
  • What I meant to say is that the copyright link on the website says that "Any use of photographs requires a separate request for authorization from copyright holders.", this it's not PD. – Train2104 (t • c) 23:35, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
  • OK it looks like it has changed. It previously said Public Domain. Fine to delete it. Added db-author tag. Supcmd (talk) 04:04, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
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File:C10orf76 MSA orthologs.png

File:C10orf76 MSA orthologs.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Ronburgandee (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Invalid PD rationale. – Train2104 (t • c) 21:50, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

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File:LambieHirshhorn.jpg

File:LambieHirshhorn.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Ser Amantio di Nicolao (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (3d artwork) FASTILY 02:07, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Consolidated Aircraft Logo.png

File:Consolidated Aircraft Logo.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Chitt66 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

unused no encyclopedic use FASTILY 08:21, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Should this not be used in the infobox in Consolidated Aircraft? But is the logo out of copyright? If not, should be converted to fair use czar 04:27, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
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Looks like the original uploader accidentally replaced .png with .jpg when they tried to insert the image. A previous discussion decided that the file should be {{PD-US-no notice}}, and I could not find any registration of this logo in a search. Therefore, Keep and add to article --AntiCompositeNumber (Leave a message) 14:38, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Confederate Lot on the NRHP.jpg

File:Confederate Lot on the NRHP.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Hoteltwo (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (plaque) FASTILY 08:23, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Second time this has been questioned. Previous discussion was withdrawn. I am the editor who published the photo in both the HMdb.org website and Wikipedia. I am the one who took the photo and posted it to both places. I even noted on the Wiki page that I used it on HMdb.org. Has a GNU Free Documentation License. User: hoteltwo Hoteltwo (talk) 00:39, 11 March 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hoteltwo (talkcontribs) 00:11, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

I don't doubt that you took the photo. The problem is that you may have taken a photo of copyrighted content, which means that you may not freely publish this image under any license you choose. -FASTILY 02:28, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

I checked with the NPS on any copyright they may hold. Their response is: "We (the National Register of Historic Places) do not have a problem with taking photographs of plaques and posting them wherever you choose." As to the entity that purchased the plaque, or the manufacturer of the plaque, I believe that is going to the extreme. Carrying this thought further, would mean that thousands and thousands of photos taken basically in the public realm, would be perceived as copyright in this instance and come close to violating freedoms granted in the 1st amendment.````

  • The plaque is all text, so it doesn't contain copyrightable elements, no? czar 05:24, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
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File:Eastbourne pier 1870.jpg

File:Eastbourne pier 1870.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Malick78 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Fails WP:NFCC#1 given the many free images on the article, but this could be {{PD-US-no notice}}. Could the uploader check if there was any copyright notice on the playbill? ~ Rob13Talk 15:26, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

  • There was no copyright regarding the image on the playbill. Surely, however, as an 1870 engraving, it is out of copyright? Furthermore, to my knowledge, Wikipedia doesn't consider a front-on photo of a work of art to have it's own copyright. Also, "given the many free images on the article" - erm, this is the only image of the pier in the 19th century used in the article. It therefore has a unique place, given that the article covers the history of the pier. Malick78 (talk) 22:58, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
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  • Keep - I cannot see any reason to doubt this is {{PD-UK}}. The original dates from the 1870s and has no author I can find, it's later re-publication does not affect the copyright - Peripitus (Talk) 11:24, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Just to be clear, we're talking about an engraving first published in 1930 (not 1870) as long as we have no proof of prior publication or authorship. There's nothing stopping an illustrator from depicting what they thought a place would look like in 1870. czar 03:35, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
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    • Czar, you say 'first published in 1930'. Why do you use the word 'first'? I see no reason to make that leap. A theatre bill is unlikely to have paid someone to make an original engraving of a previous view of a building. If it says 1870, I would assume the engraving was made in that year or soon after, not 60 years later. You're right, there would be "nothing stopping an illustrator" from doing that, but it seems unlikely given the style of the engraving, which is basic and not as elaborate as would be the fashion in 1930. 1870 is most plausible. Malick78 (talk) 14:13, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Camilo Jacob Historical Marker at Polangui, Albay.jpg

File:Camilo Jacob Historical Marker at Polangui, Albay.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Jp2593 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Derivative of non-free content, there is no FOP for 3D works in the Philippines FASTILY 10:34, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

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File:BavarianSportsBadge.jpg

File:BavarianSportsBadge.jpg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Skibden (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

possible derivative of non-free content (badge) FASTILY 08:50, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

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File:Windows 8.1 PC settings app.png

File:Windows 8.1 PC settings app.png (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Batreeqah (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

This image is in violation of WP:NFCC articles 1 and 3. More specifically:

  • Its contents can be (and has been) adequately explained with text alone.
  • Its presence is redundant to File:Windows 8.1 PC settings app.png which is already on the same article and is non-free.

Codename Lisa (talk) 07:00, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

File:LadyVb&W.jpeg

File:LadyVb&W.jpeg (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by Maxman732 (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

No evidence uploader is copyright holder. Kelly hi! 09:52, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Delete. This image has "uneducated uploader" written all over it. In my opinion, Wikipedia must require its users to take a copyright exam before giving them the right to upload anything. —Codename Lisa (talk) 10:35, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Yaqeen Ka Safar Title Screen GIF.gif

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The result of the discussion was: speedy delete as F7 by BU Rob13. Primefac (talk) 16:19, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Yaqeen Ka Safar Title Screen GIF.gif (delete | talk | history | links | logs) – uploaded by International Editor Shah (notify | contribs | uploads | upload log). 

Use of an animation instead of a still image does not represent minimal use of non-free content, thus violating the NFCC. Besides, I doubt International Editor Shah created the title screen of the TV series himself, putting the "source" information in the non-free use rationale in doubt. Huon (talk) 13:34, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

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