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WikiProject Copyright Cleanup
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WikiProject Copyright Cleanup is a project formed to address copyright concerns anywhere on Wikipedia. Among its primary activities are tagging potential copyright problems for further action, assisting contributors who do not understand copyright policies, following up on contributors who have mishandled copyrighted materials, and coordinating cleanup of largescale copyright problems. Everyone is welcome to join the project and contribute. Lists of members can be found in Category:WikiProject Copyright Cleanup members.
To join the project, you may add this userbox by placing {{User WikiProject Copyright Cleanup}} to your user page. You will automatically be added to the members category. You can also add yourself directly to that category without the userbox by placing [[Category:WikiProject Copyright Cleanup members|{{PAGENAME}}]] to your userpage. Even if you do not wish to list yourself in the category, your contributions to the project are welcome.
Here are some matters related to the project and copyright issues that may be of interest to members.
Major policy and licensing issues
RfCs
Ongoing widespread clean-up projects
CCI list
CaseDateNotes
Ardfern19 August 2010Ireland
LouisPhilippeCharles26 August 2010cut/paste moves
2010091212 September 2010music
2010091717 September 2010India, Bangladesh
Epson29104 October 2010Hebrew, Israel
ItsLassieTime16 November 2010children's stories
2010112222 November 2010India
Epeefleche7 January 2011Jewish biographies
Arilang123420 January 2011China
Ahmetyal20 January 2011international relations
S71020 January 2011Moroccan biographies
Eurodog4 February 2011musician biographies
Jpullokaran5 February 2011Kerala
24.57.81.18510 May 2011Serbian biographies
Dawkeye10 May 2011military history, navies
GVnayR25 June 2011video games, Nascar
Djflem25 July 2011New Jersey
2011072727 July 2011United States
Hauganm31 July 2011Sweden, Norway, biographies
Arfaz3 August 2011Indian films
Marylandstater26 August 2011Maryland
2011100404 October 2011aviation
MusiCitizen08 October 2011baseball
Ironboy1109 October 2011Pakistan
SameerJaved10 October 2011Norway, Pakistan
SasiSasi18 October 2011copyright
Borsoka23 October 2011Eastern Europe
201111088 November 2011text
Hentzer23 November 2011Brazil
Indian Education Program26 November 2011misc.
Jazz31112 December 2011American football
201112077 December 2011Urdu culture
Tiamut11 March 2012Middle East
Mushroom94 April 2012India
Wikiwatcher111 April 2012Images
2012041212 April 2012energy
Marcus33419 April 2012India, environment
Sfsorrow225 May 2012steam engines
GreenUniverse6 June 2012unattributed merges
Judgesurreal77723 June 2012pop culture
Patapsco9131 July 2012USA, Catholicism
YHoshua10 August 2012Indiana
Striver4 September 2012Islam
Crosstemplejay28 September 2012Ghana
Hyperionsteel10 October 2012Canada
Proudbolsahye21 December 2012Armenia
IWannaABillionaire29 January 2013popular culture
Tobyc7513 February 2013Switzerland
Snigdhasinghsweet20 February 2013India
No barometer of intelligence01 March 2013American politics, national security
Rosser195404 March 2013Scotland
Hantsheroes17 March 2013Canada
Tamravidhir25 March 2013India
2013033030 March 2013philosophy
BhagyaMani19 April 2013wildlife
Gunkarta10 June 2013Indonesia
Arrwiki17 June 2013Indian films
2013081920 August 2013Military
Degen Earthfast5 September 2013Military
201309088 September 2013geology, paleontology, biology
Zictor2319 September 2013Chile
FreshCorp61914 October 2013Schools
America78931 October 2013Military
Buster4000431 October 2013Military
DrMicro13 November 2013medicine
Kazemita15 December 2013Islam
Aetheling11259 December 2013British history
Premkudva20 December 2013India
Purrum15 January 2014Australian Football
2014012727 January 2014Biographies
Nehapant1918 February 2014India
Dante827 March 2014feminism
$1LENCE D00600D17 April 2014American military history
Norden199025 April 2014Hungary
DendroNaja17 May 2014snakes, crime
GordyB1 June 2014Rugby
Cheeseladder14 June 2014Biographies, water sports
Trident1322 July 2014Britain
Superzohar10 August 2014Russia
Kprtqrf0616 August 2014Canadian military history
Zozo2kx23 August 2014Syria
Lactasamir27 August 2014Europe
Skoojal6 September 2014philosophy, LGBT
InfoDataMonger9 September 2014Medical science
Gryffindor16 October 2014various
El Cazangero17 October 2014various
2014102020 October 2014Native American history
Mztourist29 October 2014military
DocOfSoc22 November 2014California
2014112622 November 2014India
Wysinger1 December 2014Jazz
Ajdebre5 December 2014Serbia
ProfReader1 January 2015South Carolina
201501077 January 2015Poland
Hahc2118 January 2015music
Jackninja521 March 2015History
Rick5702 April 2015New Zealand, Christian brothers
Headhitter15 April 2015Biographies, music, churches
Grunners17 August 2015football
Oanabay0425 August 2015US railways and popular media
2015092727 September 2015Nigeria
2015111515 November 2015American history
Coldcreation15 November 2015Art
Koala1515 November 2015Film
Buster722 November 2015Biographies
2015121212 December 2015Ireland, TV shows
2017051919 May 2017Ghana
Aldebaran6922 May 2017unattributed translations about royalty
Nannadeem23 May 2017Pakistan, Islam
Faedra23 May 2017Nobility
Josephlalrinhlua78623 May 2017Film
Ahendra23 May 2017Islamic and other history
Helena Bx24 May 2017South Asian history
2017092121 September 2017Norwegian music
CJojoC22 September 2017Korean movies
2017103131 October 2017India
Jwratner11 December 2017Earth
2018032525 March 2018Women and other minorities in history
Tanbircdq22 August 2018Asia
Sayerslle11 September 2018Politics and arthouse films
Nauriya11 September 2018Film and TV
2015050711 September 2018Animals and Cricket
Edelmand11 September 2018Britain and Led Zeppelin
Rochelimit11 September 2018Indonesian architecture
Hogie7511 September 2018Canadian geography
Mahussain0611 September 2018Boxing
Dunks5811 September 2018Australia, Milesago.com
2019012525 January 2019American military
MatteoNL9724 July 2019Cigarettes and motorcycles
Contaldo8024 July 2019Homosexuality and religion
Dead.rabbit24 July 2019Bangladesh BLPs
Flooded with them hundreds24 July 2019Music
Lightburst24 July 2019Misc.
2019072424 July 2019Unatributed NASA copies
Favre1fan9324 July 2019Superhero media
20190724a24 July 2019Terrorisim in India
Kailash2979226 December 2019Indian cinema
Dutchy8526 December 2019Old films and TV
Angel Angel 215 January 2020Eastern Europe
2020021212 February 2020Aviation and transport
2020041111 April 2020India: Assam
Georgiano22 May 2020Caucasus history
RCFrancis16 July 2020Book spam
Dhollm19 July 2020Science
Snickers268621 July 2020American politics
ZarhanFastfire29 July 2020Canadian art
Isinbill22 August 2020Ethnic groups and Mexico
Veillg12 September 2020Machine translations, Quebec
Jjaey7 September 2020Asian celeberties
Lmmnhn7 September 2020Hong Kong
Kiraroshi197616 September 2020American culture and movies
202010088 October 2020Britain
202011088 November 2020Royalty and foreign arthouse films
2020112222 November 2020The Middle East and technology
Giangkiefer27 November 2020Film
Comhar27 November 2020Ireland
Greenock12530 November 2020Songs
Sengkang7 December 2020Singapore geography
211.237.125.1107 December 2020Japan
ZaDoraemonzu7 December 2020International relations
Ssolbergj24 December 2020The EU and Europe
Obetpaguia9 January 2021Filipino athletes
JoeScarce9 January 2021Catholicism and news
Kangaroo1810 January 2021Radio stations
2021011111 January 2021Britain
Shootingstar8826 January 2021Sexuality
20210126a26 January 2021Books and art pop
20210126b26 January 2021Film
20210126c26 January 2021Film
2021012727 January 2021Nigeria
Yprpyqp27 January 2021Gun images
20210127b27 January 2021British sports
20210127c27 January 2021Alcohol
Backendgaming28 January 2021Asia, music, and news
2021012828 January 2021Indian cinema
202102066 February 2021Guyana
Manannan5115 February 2021Catholic
TheriusRooney4 March 2021Motoring
Ruigeroeland6 March 2021Species
Troy8612 March 2021Brazil
2021031414 March 2021Austrialia, world history
2021031515 March 2021Misc. american history
Kahsiav16 March 2021India
Vvven22 March 2021Ibero-America
Jjanhone24 March 2021Finland
Agastya112 April 2021India
2021041010 April 2021Tamil movies
Amshpatten16 April 2021Indian history and culture
2021041818 April 2021Military history
Chzz21 April 2021Misc.
Lg16spears24 April 2021Movies and TV shows
BornonJune825 April 2021American sports and TV
2021042626 April 2021American politics
Verosaurus30 April 2021Ships
Onlinenow30 April 2021Texas
WikiProject Tropical cyclones8 May 2021Guess what?
Albertaont11 May 2021Current events
Rockysantos11 May 2021Portugal
2021052929 May 2021South Sudan
2021053131 May 2021World history
LupEnd0074 June 2021Rap music
Beatgr13 June 2021Spaceflight
Tasks and tips
Are you looking for Project-related work to do?
Where to find copyright concerns
Media based copyright concerns are categorized in Files that may violate copyright, Possibly unfree images, Files for discussion, Media copyright questions and sometimes CCI.
Other categories of interest in copyright work include Linkvios, Copyright examinations and Excessive non-free images
Address tagged copyright concerns
  1. Look in one of the categories or project pages listed in the box above; select and investigate an article or image tagged as a copyright concern.
  2. If the problem can be easily addressed, address it. For example, if an image lacks a non-free use rationale but you can supply one, do. If an article is copied from a compatibly licensed source but provides no attribution, attribute it. You may also consider requesting copyright permission. (See below for specific ideas for various forums of concern.)
  3. Make sure the problem is listed at the proper forum, with all necessary information. For instance, if an article is at Wikipedia:Suspected copyright violations and it should be tagged for speedy deletion as it meets criterion WP:CSD#G12, tag it with {{Db-g12}}. If you have located licensing information that suggests an image at WP:PUF may be properly licensed, note it.
  4. Make sure that others interested in the file or article are aware of the problem, where appropriate. For instance, if an article is listed at WP:CP but the article itself is not tagged {{copyvio}} or if an image is listed at WP:PUF but the image caption at an article is not tagged {{pufc}}, add those tags.
  5. Make sure that the contributor has been notified, usually with the notification template for the purpose.
  6. If copyright concerns seem valid, check the contribution history of the contributor to ensure that there are not other copyright issues that need to be addressed. If contributions are extensive enough to warrant additional assistance, request it at the project's talk page.
Work on collaborative projects
  • Keep the Noticeboard up to date.
    Add new, related issues from Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Policies or other areas. Remove resolved.
  • Contribute to the clean-up efforts listed on the noticeboard.
  • Check the project's talk page to see if a contributor check is required.
Help keep an eye out for new infringement
  • Watch endangered articles. Certain article types, like television episode guides, on Wikipedia are particularly prone to copyright misuse. It's a good idea to watchlist one or a number of these articles to guard against the introduction of infringement.
  • Keep an eye on Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion to help ensure that redirects are not deleted if they have significant page history needed to provided CC-BY-SA and GFDL attribution after page merges. Template:Splitfrom can be placed on talk pages of articles or redirects from which material has been copied to indicate that the page history is needed for this reason.
  • Keep an eye out for infringement at points where articles with substantial new content may be listed, including Special:NewPages and Template talk:Did you know.
Help spread the word
Wikipedians wishing to help clean copyright concerns should be reasonably familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines related to copyright. In addition to links in the "Wikipedia Copyright" box, useful resources may include:
For background on some of these issues, as well as current trends, see:

This is a WikiProject, an area for focused collaboration among Wikipedians. New participants are welcome; please feel free to participate!
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Last edited on 27 April 2021, at 18:09
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