Commons:Undeletion requests

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On this page, users can ask for a deleted page or file (hereafter, "file") to be restored. Users can comment on requests by leaving remarks such as keep deleted or undelete along with their reasoning.

This page is not part of Wikipedia. This page is about the content of Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free media files used by Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia Commons does not host encyclopedia articles. To request undeletion of an article or other content which was deleted from the English Wikipedia edition, see the deletion review page on that project.

Finding out why a file was deleted

First, check the deletion log and find out why the file was deleted. Also use the What links here feature to see if there are any discussions linking to the deleted file. If you uploaded the file, see if there are any messages on your user talk page explaining the deletion. Secondly, please read the deletion policy, the project scope policy, and the licensing policy again to find out why the file might not be allowed on Commons.

If the reason given is not clear or you dispute it, you can contact the deleting administrator to ask them to explain or give them new evidence against the reason for deletion. You can also contact any other active administrator (perhaps one that speaks your native language)—most should be happy to help, and if a mistake had been made, rectify the situation.

Appealing a deletion

Deletions which are correct based on the current deletion, project scope and licensing policies will not be undone. Proposals to change the policies may be done on their talk pages.

If you believe the file in question was neither a copyright violation nor outside the current project scope:

  • You may want to discuss with the administrator who deleted the file. You can ask the administrator for a detailed explanation or show evidence to support undeletion.
  • If you do not wish to contact anyone directly, or if an individual administrator has declined undeletion, or if you want an opportunity for more people to participate in the discussion, you can request undeletion on this page.
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  • If some information is missing in the deleted image description, you may be asked some questions. It is generally expected that such questions are responded in the following 24 hours.

Temporary undeletion

Files may be temporarily undeleted either to assist an undeletion discussion of that file or to allow transfer to a project that permits fair use. Use the template {{Request temporary undeletion}} in the relevant undeletion request, and provide an explanation.

  1. if the temporary undeletion is to assist discussion, explain why it would be useful for the discussion to undelete the file temporarily, or
  2. if the temporary undeletion is to allow transfer to a fair use project, state which project you intend to transfer the file to and link to the project's fair use statement.

To assist discussion

Files may be temporarily undeleted to assist discussion if it is difficult for users to decide on whether an undeletion request should be granted without having access to the file. Where a description of the file or quotation from the file description page is sufficient, an administrator may provide this instead of granting the temporary undeletion request. Requests may be rejected if it is felt that the usefulness to the discussion is outweighed by other factors (such as restoring, even temporarily, files where there are substantial concerns relating to Commons:Photographs of identifiable people). Files temporarily undeleted to assist discussion will be deleted again after thirty days, or when the undeletion request is closed (whichever is sooner).

To allow transfer of fair use content to another project

Unlike English Wikipedia and a few other Wikimedia projects, Commons does not accept non-free content with reference to fair use provisions. If a deleted file meets the fair use requirements of another Wikimedia project, users can request temporary undeletion in order to transfer the file there. These requests can usually be handled speedily (without discussion). Files temporarily undeleted for transfer purposes will be deleted again after two days. When requesting temporary undeletion, please state which project you intend to transfer the file to and link to the project's fair use statement.

Projects that accept fair use

Note: This list might be outdated. For a more complete list, see meta:Non-free content (this page was last updated: March 2014.) Note also: Multiple projects (such as the ml, sa, and si Wikipedias) are listed there as "yes" without policy links.

Adding a request

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Archives

Closed undeletion debates are archived daily.

Current requests

Files in Category:Documents from the US Naval Postgraduate School Library/reserved

496 Files

These files were deleted summarily, even though many of them are in the public domain owing to age. I ask that they all be undeleted temporarily, so that I may more easily determine the copyright status of the works. I could search for the records elsewhere, but that is very tedious (especially with so many works), so I ask that they be undeleted anyway to reduce unnecessary work on my part. As an example, File:Filmwise condensation of steam on low integral-finned tubes. (IA filmwisecondensa00geor).pdf was published in 1984 and is PD-US-1978-89. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 02:27, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@TE(æ)A,ea. and Yann: Undeleted as per request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:12, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Filmwise condensation of steam on low integral-finned tubes. (IA filmwisecondensa00geor).pdf

Per the followup comments in Commons:Deletion requests/File:Filmwise condensation of steam on low integral-finned tubes. (IA filmwisecondensa00geor).pdf, some doubts were raised as to the nature of 'copyright' status of the work. The claim is that as 1984 work without an additional license it might qualify for {{PD-US-1978-89}} as there wasn't an additional license/ registration within 5 years. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:32, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmm. If there were a copyright notice, it would be near the bottom of the reverse side of the title page. Unfortunately, on that page, only the top half was scanned by Google, so we don't actually know that there was no notice. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 14:11, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

TE(æ)A,ea., have you seen the whole page, without the redaction, or are you just guessing that there is no copyright notice? .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:37, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Gagarin and Visionary Crytek.webp and File:Yuriy Besarab on car 2007.webp

This is my works (or my father's works, to be precise). You can even clearly see that the first one is a selfie. Also, the other resource (S.T.A.L.K.E.R. wiki) have a footer, and you can read there "everything is under the CC licence".

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose If it is your father's work, then your father must provide a free license using VRT. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:03, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Dynamite BTS (musical group).svg

I request that the file be restored, it is just a music album composed of lyrics and 2 trapezoids, as user Taivo said here : does not surpass threshold of originality of the United States. --Aurelio de Sandoval (Mensajes aquí please) 18:47, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:BTS Dynamite.svg

I request that the file be restored, it is just a music album composed of lyrics and 2 trapezoids, as user Taivo said here : does not surpass threshold of originality of the United States.--Aurelio de Sandoval (Mensajes aquí please) 02:57, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The undeletion discussion in the following section is now closed. Please do not make any edits to this archive.

File:Nguyễn Văn Huyền.jpg

Let me add the tags missing to the file. Also, the file (image) is for public use. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DP598 (talk • contribs) 21:25, 20 September 2022‎ (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The image came from Flickr, where it has the Public Domain Mark. The PDM is not a license and is not acceptable on Commons unless it is used by the actual author of the work, which is not the case here. There is no reason to believe that this image is PD. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 12:55, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not done, per Jim. Thuresson (talk) 09:58, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The undeletion discussion in the following section is now closed. Please do not make any edits to this archive.

File:Nguyễn Văn Lộc.jpg

Let me go in and add the tags that some say that was missing. The file (image) is copyright free, okay to use for public purposes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DP598 (talk • contribs) 21:31, 20 September 2022‎ (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The image was taken from Amazon -- there's no evidence that it it is free of copyright. In fact a 1960s Vietnam image cannot be free of copyright. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 12:49, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not done per Jim. Thuresson (talk) 09:59, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:馬場彩月画像.jpg

https://www.peonys.net/company

出典元はここから、著作権も申請しています。 高橋圭 (talk) 02:52, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The image in question is File:馬場彩月画像.webp. The source page cited above has a clear copyright notice. Please note that claiming {{Own}} when you have lifted an image from the Web is a serious violation of Commons rules. If you do it again you may be blocked from editing here. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:26, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Gazprom-Logo-Lateinisch.svg

I request the restoration of the file, they are only letters and the flame are geometric figures (specifically ovals), it does not exceed the threshold of originality.--Aurelio de Sandoval (Mensajes aquí please) 03:08, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Aurelio de Sandoval: Can you prove that similar complexity logos are considered PD in Russia? Ankry (talk) 22:04, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ankry: I do not understand your question.--Aurelio de Sandoval (Mensajes aquí please) 22:17, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See the deletion request. We need to address the deletion rationale if undeleting an image deleted through DR. Ankry (talk) 22:20, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ankry: Yes, look at the category there are images of the Gazprom company and they are in PD.--Aurelio de Sandoval (Mensajes aquí please) 22:26, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ankry: According to it was because the flame of the logo was complex, but if you look closely at the flame they are only ovals, it does not exceed the threshold of originality.--Aurelio de Sandoval (Mensajes aquí please) 22:39, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not so obvious. From COM:TOO Russia: Simple result (consisted of simple geometric shapes and / or text) of creative work (creative human activity) is copyrightable. Ankry (talk) 22:59, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As Ankry says, the threshold of originality is very low in Russia, so the gas flame almost certainly has a copyright. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:52, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Dorothy_Hewett_and_Merv_Lilley_at_a_poetry_reading_in_2000.jpg

I took this photo in 1999 and own the copyright. I do not understand why it has been deleted. Can you please undelete it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evadeluge (talk • contribs) 13:05, 21 September 2022‎ (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The problem here is that the file description says the image was taken by Marilla North. If you are Marilla North, then please tell us so. If not, we need a free license from them using VRT. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:31, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Minna no Rhythm Tengoku.jpg Isn't it just a cover?

I'm not sure why this was deleted.

Aknip (talk) 19:00, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Nintendo video game cover without an acceptable free license issued by the copyright owner. Thuresson (talk) 19:48, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Yes, it is "just a cover", but it clearly is copyrighted. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:44, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Եղիպատրուշ, Սուրբ Աստվածածին վանական համալիր.jpg

Also:

Dear Recipient, The following images were deleted a second time. They were restored previously (Ticket # 2022080810004238) and I communicated with Aaqib Aafi and Alfred Neumann. Now the images are deleted again. All images are linked to the Wikipedia page. Please support me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Areshka (talk • contribs) 14:30, 22 September 2022‎ (UTC)Reply[reply]

I checked only the 1st in your list: it was deleted by an VRTS-volunteer with the rationale "VRTS: Unaccepted or insufficient permission for use on Commons". So, deletion was surely required. --Túrelio (talk) 14:40, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The first four were deleted by Krd as noted by Túrelio above. The last three were deleted by Túrelio. All were deleted for unacceptable permissions. They are a mixture of drawings b&w photos and color photos, all claimed to be {{Own}}. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 14:45, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I also note that you reloaded four of these images. Reloading deleted images is a serious violation of Commons rules and wastes both your time and ours. If you do it again you many be blocked from editing on Commons. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 16:33, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Hans H. Barschkis, CEO Volkswagen.jpg (said to be from 1963)

Also:

Reason: Historic photography that was created before 1963. Therefore the copyright only lasts 28 years. — Preceding unsigned comment added by VWdeMexico (talk • contribs) 08:23, 23 September 2022‎ (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose See Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by VWdeMexico. The subject was president of VW Mexico beginning in 1964 (see Hans H. Barschkis). The country of origin is therefore likely Mexico. It is also possible that the country of origin is Germany. The 28 years mentioned above would apply only if the country of origin is the USA and only then if it were published before 1/1/1964. There is no evidence that any of the images were first published in the USA. All three are still under copyright if first published in either Germany (pma 70) or Mexico (pma 100). The first may be free of copyright in the USA, but only if it was first published in the USA before 1/1/1964. The other two are still under copyright even if first published in the USA.

Also, please note that claiming that you were the actual photographer of these images, using {{Own}}, is a serious violation of Commons rules. If you do it again, you may be blocked from editing here. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:44, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Diliegro postgame.jpg

I am the owner of this photo, uploaded it myself. and granted permission to post on wikipedia commons, there is no reason it should be taken down. i took it, i uploaded it, i grant permission. its been up for years. --Dadilmotos (talk) 15:06, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Fitindia: for any comment. Thuresson (talk) 15:13, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have no objection for the image to be undeleted. Thank you - FitIndia Talk 17:01, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol support vote.svg Support The relevant portions of the file description are:

|source=Own work
|author=Dadilmotos
|permission=
|other versions=
{{self|cc-by-sa-4.0}}

While the permission= parameter is blank, it seems perfectly clear that this is own work with a CC-BY-SA license. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 16:20, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Mechanism (IA cu31924003901265).pdf

The deletion rationale is: “As clearly indicated on p 7, this was a UK, not US publication”. Neither p. 7 nor p. vii say anything about publication, however. The title page states, at the bottom: “LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO./39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON/FOURTH AVENUE & 30TH STREET, NEW YORK/BOMBAY, CALCUTTA, AND MADRAS/1920/All rights reserved”. This indicates simultaneous publication in the U.K. (and empire) and in the U.S. Thus, it is a U.S. work (owing to such simultaneous publication). As it is in the public domain in the United States (being published in 1920), and as it is a U.S. work, it should not have been deleted. Re: Infrogmation of New Orleans. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 20:52, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Symbol support vote.svg Support I'm not sure how much the editor of this third edition, Arthur Morley (1876-1962), actually contributed to the copyrightable content of the book. The book does not tell, but it still has the nine chapters already mentioned in the author's preface to the second edition, so Morley apparently did not add any further chapters. The actual author of the book, Stanley Dunkerley, is already named as late professor here and had died in 1912 accd. to this entry at Grace's Guide To British Industrial History, suggesting that the book is in the PD in the UK as well. Assuming there was a US copyright, it expired in 1996 at the latest, and as I don't see a proper copyright notice, perhaps there never was one. So if Morley did not contribute anything copyrightable, the book is in the PD in both the UK and the US, and if he did, the source country is the US per the Berne Convention's rule that in cases of simultaneous publication, the country of origin is the one with the shorter copyright duration (either zero years because of the missing notice, or 28/75 years from 1920, as opposed to 70 years from 1962 in the UK). --Rosenzweig τ 21:27, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I compared the first chapters of the second and third editions at IA and did notice some changes and new text on pages 12 and 13, presumably by Morley. So because of that, the third edition is most likely still protected in the UK until the end of 2032. --Rosenzweig τ 08:46, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uploads by User:Dankovychart

VRT permission has been received. Images are appropriately licensed. Ticket #2022092310004234. Sennecaster (talk) 22:30, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]