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Thank you for adding images to Wikivoyage. Gizza (roam) 12:16, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Lack of FoP in the PhilippinesEdit

Hi. I reverted your edit to File:Ermita Manila.jpg. I disagree that the modern skyscrapers in the background are de minimis. We can remove this file from here when Commons stops deleting photos from the Philippines because that country's new FoP law has gone into effect some time in the fall. For now, more such photos are going to have to be uploaded locally if we want to save them. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:14, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

  • @Ikan Kekek: I think you must look the main subject first before claiming it fails standards at Commons. It is in public domain: the monument was completed in 1910s and its last surviving desogner, w:Richard Kissling, died in 1919. Hence it is already in public domain both in the Philippines (commons:Template:PD-Philippines-artistic work) and in the United States (as a pre-1926 artwork). The buildings in the background are de minimis, because the main subject of the image is the monument itself. The Flickr description also proves that. Commons also hosts images of city scapes like File:Manila skyline day.jpg and File:Big Manila.jpg, the former was once deleted on Commons but was successfully restored on the basis of de minimis. JWilz12345 (talk) 07:30, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
  • And the fact that we do not have FOP yet does not mean we are deprived of DM-compliant images of cityscapes of the Philippines that can even be used on Tagalog Wikipedia etc.. What is not OK as of today are images whose architecture and contemporary public art are tha main or intended subjects of the images. JWilz12345 (talk) 07:34, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
If or when that photo is nominated for deletion on Commons, please make the argument that the skyscrapers are de minimis. I don't think they are at all. Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:26, 3 July 2021 (UTC)