Wikipedia:Media copyright questions

Hi there. I see User:Ashashyou has placed under public domain by the virtue of Egypt's 1954 law that was applicable on works published prior to 2002.

So, would the Qur'an (audio) recitations of the famous Egyptian reciters (El Minshawi, Al Hussary, Abdul Basit Abdus Samad, Mustafa Ismail) fall under public domain too, especially since most of them published their works well before 2002 regardless of whether anyone claims legal rights to the recitals (record companies or firms that acquired rights to the recordings post their deaths or secured rights in other countries)?

Originally asked here: User_talk:Ashashyou#Egypt_copyright_laws and here .

I was looking at the wikipedia page on House Resolution 121 concerning the issue of "comfort women" and found that only the response advertisement from the Japanese "Committee for Historical Facts" was included in the article. I would like for the original advert run in the Washington Post: "The Truth About Comfort Women" also be added to that page. The only source I could find for the original ad was on this page: and am unsure on how I should categorize the copyright of this particular image. Some help would be much appreciated. Sancusdiusfidius (talk) 10:12, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

Maps removed from 2001 Bangalore Mahanagara Palike election and 2010 Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike election Pages

I see that Bangalore_Bengaluru_BMP_wards_1995-2006.png is removed from 2001 Bangalore Mahanagara Palike election Page and File:198-wards of BBMP (2010-2020).pdf is removed from 2010 Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike election. But summary on Image files were mentioned that we can use them in less number of Pages. Not more. But I added in only one page. Stil it is removed. These Maps were released by government for information sharing purpose through Government website. -Vijethnbharadwaj (talk) 11:38, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

Hello all. I have been told that I might find it useful to ask my question about a copyright issue on this board. I'm being told File:Map of the Russell Islands.jpg may violate WP:NFCCP criteria one. My intent is to provide the readers with a window onto the late 20th century (1968-1995) professional perception of (1) the spelling of the local geographical names of over twenty geographical features (that could of course be duplicated in a free image), (2) the contours of the undersea features in the positions they were at as understood at that time (I guess that could be duplicated too), and (3) the contours of the coastlines and land elevations as they were understood at that time (that could be duplicated too, right?). BUT my thought is that if you duplicate the core content of the map and then change the colors or scale, isn't that just a form of copyright infringement? When I asked this question, I was referred to this board. Thanks for any guidance. Geographyinitiative (talk) 16:18, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

(there is a secondary challenge by a bot on the basis of criteria seven that is easily resolved)(PS: I'll give you an example of a difference between Google Maps and this map that I'm seeing: it looks like a channel has been dug in the close-to-surface sands to create a passable seaway north of Pavuvu Island. This map doesn't have it, but you can see it clearly in Google Maps. That's just one detail I can see as a non-cartographer. Development in the Solomon Islands and global warming will likely lead to further changes to the geography as this century goes on.)(PS Yes, all ten criteria must be met. But no one on that page is challenging criteria eight at this time, and I will work on each criteria that is brought up as a basis for removal as they actually arise. I followed the upload wizard procedure to the letter and I believe that the image passes all ten criteria. If you throw all the criteria together at once and say "nope" and try to run me out of town, then yes, the image will be removed. But if we look at each criteria separately when they arise, then I think that I have a good case on all ten.)
But we don't look at each image as they arise, the evaluation is made for all ten at the same time.

If it DOES qualify, it should be moved to the Commons. If it does NOT qualify, it should be reduced in scope and the appropriate non-free fair use rationale added for its use in Grease (franchise).

So, is this in the public domain, or not? davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 02:45, 15 November 2020 (UTC)

Hello, we are currently working Anjum Singh at WP:ITNRD and wanted this group's guidance regarding fair usage guidance for . When I uploaded the file with a fair use rationale, I followed the steps that had been undertaken earlier at Ben Cross and Marguerite Littman, starting off with a search, albeit by myself alone, to look for free alternates. Is there some additional guidance that group will be able to help us with? E.g. time to wait after the subject of an article is deceased etc. For now, pending this guidance, we have removed the page from the article. Appreciate any guidance. Thanks in advance. Ktin (talk) 19:36, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

I create this meetkats picture and placed to wikipedia

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Probophilic (talkcontribs) 13:03, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

I have taken some photos and would like to upload them to Wikipedia for use in some articles. However, I would like them to be released under some restrictive licenses.

If, per WP:IUP, non-commercial licenses are not accepted as free licenses (and thus CC BY-SA is the most restrictive CC license allowed on Wikipedia), can I dual-license the photos as CC BY-SA and CC BY-NC? (c:Commons:Licensing allows such practice, but I would like to be sure here as the photos would not be suitable for Commons.) Ntx61 (talk) 08:27, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Hello. I am drafting an article (Draft:DispteSoft) and recently uploaded a logo for the infobox (File:DisputeSoft Logo for Wikipedia SMALL.jpg), but @B-bot keeps deleting the image as orphaned, claiming that it is not used in any articles. But I am using it on Draft:DisputeSoft. This is a draft form of the article, as I am adjusting content before posting. Why does the bot keep removing the image? AvdITSoftware (talk) 17:41, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

BBC photo of Alasdair Milne - deceased person but no identification of photographer

I would like to use the following photo - under his obit would it be fair use?

No photos are available of Tom Burns (sociologist) except via the British Academy

Is it worth contacting Charlotte MacDonald via the University of Edinburgh for a photo?