Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations

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    Contributor copyright investigations

    Contributor copyright investigations (CCI) is a process intended to identify users who have repeatedly committed copyright violations in articles or uploaded many copyrighted images (typically over a long period of time), and is intended to systematically remove this infringing material. This process begins with the filing of a CCI by an editor who notices a large-scale pattern of copyright violation by an individual contributor and, if the case is approved, will lead to a complete survey of their contributions, followed by removal of any material suspected to be infringing copyright.

    This process is intended for large-scale systematic copyright violations only. Persistent unattributed copying or translation within Wikipedia or from other Wikimedia properties or compatibly licensed sources may also be raised here. To list individual media files or articles for evaluation, see Wikipedia:Copyright problems or Wikipedia:Files for discussion; however, attempting resolution is not required prior to filing a CCI request.

    When and how should a CCI be started?

    As a rule of thumb, at least five instances of clear copyvios (copy/pasting of unlicensed third party material; clear derivative works) should be required to file a case. There are no other requirements for filing a CCI request.

    New cases should be filed by placing the {{subst:CCI-request}} underneath the requests header below.

    {{subst:CCI-request
    |user = the user subject to the CCI
    |evidence = your reasoning for opening the case
    }}
    

    Please remember to remain civil. Some contributors violate copyright policies due to a misunderstanding of copyright policies or laws, rather than malicious intent. While it may be necessary to intervene to prevent future copyright issues, it is not helpful to treat individuals listed here discourteously. Good faith requests are welcome even if they should prove mistaken. However, please remember that this is a serious allegation and should not be made without evidence. Requests without evidence may be interpreted as harassment.

    After submitting a case, please notify the contributor by adding {{subst:CCI-notice}} ~~~~ to the bottom of their talk page. It is not necessary to notify individuals who are currently blocked for copyright infringement, even if temporarily.

    Review of CCI requests

    Simplified flowchart

    Following a CCI request, a CCI clerk or admins will determine whether concerns are substantiated, based on the evidence presented and the response of the editor who is the subject of the CCI. Non-admin clerks may request that an administrator reviews deleted contributions where necessary. If the evidence does not substantiate the concern, the CCI request will be declined, and then filed in the archive subpage.

    If a user has requested evaluation of your contributions here, please remember that the purpose of this process is not to harass or embarrass you, but to ensure that Wikipedia remains compliant with copyright laws. If you believe that your contributions have not constituted a copyright problem under Wikipedia's policies, please succinctly provide your rationale. If it should prove that the contributor who made the request is mistaken, this will be noted and the request archived. However, if concerns are substantiated, you may best demonstrate your willingness to comply with Wikipedia's copyright policies by helping to identify and address the copyright issues you have caused.

    Accepted cases

    Upon accepting a case, a clerk or uninvolved admin will create the appropriate contributor survey subpage and then populate the contribution data.

    If contributors have been proven to have a history of extensive copyright violation, it may be assumed without further evidence that all of their major contributions are copyright violations, and thus removed indiscriminately, in accordance with Wikipedia:Copyright violations. If such indiscriminate removal would be controversial or cause considerable collateral damage, an effort must be made to assemble a volunteer force sufficient to evaluate problematic contributions. If insufficient volunteers are available to manage clean-up, presumptive wholesale removal is allowed.

    To participate in cases, follow the link of one of the open cases. All contributors with no history of copyright problems are welcome to contribute to clean up, and users who are listed here are encouraged to help clean up their own materials. The user should not expect to receive individual notices of articles or images that are deleted or blanked for copyright concerns during the course of a CCI.

    The Green tickY and Red XN (created with {{y}} and {{n}}) templates are used to confirm whether the edit was a copyright issue. The ? (created with {{?}}) template is used to indicate that the edit has already been either deleted or completely rewritten, and therefore confirming whether the edit contained copyright issues is impossible, or else not worth the effort. Upon completion, the CCI case will be filed on the archive subpage.


    Requests edit

    Please add all requests at the bottom of the list below, following the format given at How should a case be filed? above. A copyright clerk or administrator will review your request, according to the instructions, then either open the case or decline it.

    Open investigations edit

    Only clerks or administrators should add or remove listings in this section. Proposed investigations should be listed in the section above. All contributors with no history of copyright problems are welcome to contribute to clean up. Additionally, contributors listed are encouraged to contribute to clean up of their own materials. New listings should mention the date they were opened, and listed in the order they are opened. Overview of rough stats here with Firefly's bot.

    Case Date Notes
    Hauganm 31 July 2011 Sweden, Norway, biographies
    Arfaz 3 August 2011 Indian films
    20111004 04 October 2011 aviation
    Ironboy11 09 October 2011 Pakistan
    SasiSasi 18 October 2011 copyright
    Borsoka 23 October 2011 Eastern Europe
    20111108 8 November 2011 text
    Tiamut 11 March 2012 Middle East
    20120412 12 April 2012 energy
    Marcus334 19 April 2012 India, environment
    Anglo Pyramidologist 6 June 2012 miscellaneous
    Judgesurreal777 23 June 2012 pop culture
    YHoshua 10 August 2012 Indiana
    Striver 4 September 2012 Islam
    Hyperionsteel 10 October 2012 Canada
    Proudbolsahye 21 December 2012 Armenia
    IWannaABillionaire 29 January 2013 popular culture
    Tobyc75 13 February 2013 Switzerland
    Snigdhasinghsweet 20 February 2013 India
    No barometer of intelligence 01 March 2013 American politics, national security
    Rosser1954 04 March 2013 Scotland
    Hantsheroes 17 March 2013 Canada
    Tamravidhir 25 March 2013 India
    20130330 30 March 2013 philosophy
    BhagyaMani 19 April 2013 wildlife
    Gunkarta 10 June 2013 Indonesia
    Arrwiki 17 June 2013 Indian films
    20130819 20 August 2013 Military
    Degen Earthfast 5 September 2013 Military
    20130908 8 September 2013 geology, paleontology, biology
    Zictor23 19 September 2013 Politics
    FreshCorp619 14 October 2013 Schools
    America789 31 October 2013 Military
    Buster40004 31 October 2013 Military
    DrMicro 13 November 2013 medicine
    Aetheling1125 9 December 2013 British history
    Premkudva 20 December 2013 India
    Purrum 15 January 2014 Australian Football
    20140127 27 January 2014 Biographies
    Nehapant19 18 February 2014 India
    Dante8 27 March 2014 feminism
    $1LENCE D00600D 17 April 2014 American military history
    Norden1990 25 April 2014 Hungary
    DendroNaja 17 May 2014 snakes, crime
    GordyB 1 June 2014 Rugby
    Trident13 22 July 2014 Britain
    Superzohar 10 August 2014 Russia
    Kprtqrf06 16 August 2014 Canadian military history
    Zozo2kx 23 August 2014 Syria
    Lactasamir 27 August 2014 Europe
    Skoojal 6 September 2014 philosophy, LGBT
    Gryffindor 16 October 2014 various
    El Cazangero 17 October 2014 various
    20141020 20 October 2014 Native American history
    Mztourist 29 October 2014 military
    DocOfSoc 22 November 2014 California
    Wysinger 1 December 2014 Jazz
    Ajdebre 5 December 2014 Serbia
    ProfReader 1 January 2015 South Carolina
    Hahc21 18 January 2015 music
    BiggestSataniaFangirl89 21 March 2015 History
    Rick570 2 April 2015 New Zealand, Christian brothers
    Headhitter 15 April 2015 Biographies, music, churches
    Grunners 17 August 2015 Europe, railways
    Oanabay04 25 August 2015 US railways and popular media
    20150927 27 September 2015 Nigeria
    20151115 15 November 2015 American history
    Coldcreation 15 November 2015 Art
    Koala15 15 November 2015 Film
    20151212 12 December 2015 Ireland, TV shows
    Aldebaran69 22 May 2017 unattributed translations about royalty
    Nannadeem 23 May 2017 Pakistan, Islam
    Faedra 23 May 2017 Nobility
    Josephlalrinhlua786 23 May 2017 Film
    Ahendra 23 May 2017 Islamic and other history
    Helena Bx 24 May 2017 South Asian history
    CJojoC 22 September 2017 Korean movies
    20171031 31 October 2017 India
    Jwratner1 1 December 2017 Earth
    20180325 25 March 2018 Women and other minorities in history
    Tanbircdq 22 August 2018 Asia
    Sayerslle 11 September 2018 Politics and arthouse films
    Nauriya 11 September 2018 Film and TV
    20150507 11 September 2018 Animals and Cricket
    Edelmand 11 September 2018 Britain and Led Zeppelin
    Rochelimit 11 September 2018 Indonesian architecture
    Hogie75 11 September 2018 Canadian geography
    Mahussain06 11 September 2018 Boxing
    Dunks58 11 September 2018 Australia, Milesago.com
    20190125 25 January 2019 American military
    MatteoNL97 24 July 2019 Cigarettes and motorcycles
    Contaldo80 24 July 2019 Homosexuality and religion
    Dead.rabbit 24 July 2019 Bangladesh BLPs
    Flooded with them hundreds 24 July 2019 Music
    20190724 24 July 2019 Unattributed NASA copies
    Favre1fan93 24 July 2019 Superhero media
    20190724a 24 July 2019 Terrorism in India
    Kailash29792 26 December 2019 Indian cinema
    Dutchy85 26 December 2019 Old films and TV
    20200212 12 February 2020 Aviation and transport
    20200411 11 April 2020 India: Assam
    Georgiano 22 May 2020 Caucasus history
    Dhollm 19 July 2020 Science
    Snickers2686 21 July 2020 American politics
    ZarhanFastfire 29 July 2020 Canadian art
    Isinbill 22 August 2020 Ethnic groups and Mexico
    Veillg1 2 September 2020 Machine translations, Quebec
    Lmmnhn 7 September 2020 Hong Kong
    Kiraroshi1976 16 September 2020 American culture and movies
    20201008 8 October 2020 Britain
    20201108 8 November 2020 Royalty and foreign arthouse films
    20201122 22 November 2020 The Middle East and technology
    Comhar 27 November 2020 Ireland
    Greenock125 30 November 2020 Songs
    Sengkang 7 December 2020 Singapore geography
    211.237.125.110 7 December 2020 Japan
    ZaDoraemonzu 7 December 2020 International relations
    Ssolbergj 24 December 2020 The EU and Europe
    JoeScarce 9 January 2021 Catholicism and news
    20210111 11 January 2021 Britain
    Shootingstar88 26 January 2021 Sexuality
    20210126a 26 January 2021 Books and art pop
    20210126b 26 January 2021 Film
    20210127 27 January 2021 Nigeria
    20210127c 27 January 2021 Alcohol
    Backendgaming 28 January 2021 Asia, music, and news
    20210128 28 January 2021 Indian cinema
    20210206 6 February 2021 Guyana
    Manannan51 15 February 2021 Catholic
    TheriusRooney 4 March 2021 Motoring
    Ruigeroeland 6 March 2021 Species
    Troy86 12 March 2021 Brazil
    20210314 14 March 2021 Austrialia, world history
    20210315 15 March 2021 Misc. american history
    Kahsiav 16 March 2021 India
    Vvven 22 March 2021 Ibero-America
    20210410 10 April 2021 Tamil movies
    Amshpatten 16 April 2021 Indian history and culture
    20210418 18 April 2021 Military history
    Lg16spears 24 April 2021 Movies and TV shows
    BornonJune8 25 April 2021 American sports and TV
    Verosaurus 30 April 2021 Ships
    Rockysantos 11 May 2021 Portugal
    20210531 31 May 2021 World history
    LupEnd007 4 June 2021 Rap music
    20210813 13 August 2021 India- Kollam
    Bluecountrymutt 26 August 2021 US Air Force
    Elan Morin Tedronai 2 October 2021 Science fiction, fantasy and music
    Enthusiast01 13 October 2021 Australia, world events
    20211022 22 October 2021 European biographies
    DaWulf2013 31 October 2021 US military regiments
    Werldwayd 6 November 2021 Music
    20211117 17 November 2021 Hinduism
    20211215 15 December 2021 Indian history
    MWD115 26 January 2022 Unattributed translations
    BOZ 1 February 2022 Table top games and video games
    Shadowwarrior8 14 February 2022 Islam
    Qualitatis 20 February 2022 Israel, Palestine
    JShanley98 20 February 2022 Movies
    Harshhussey 20 February 2022 Cricket
    Ashim nep 20 February 2022 Nepal
    20220220b 20 February 2022 Hinduism
    Ewf9h-bg 4 March 2022 Ancient society
    Friedjof 4 March 2022 German biographies
    DeltaSquad833 4 March 2022 Ships
    Rtkat3 25 April 2022 Comics
    TDKR Chicago 101 15 June 2022 Biographies and Chicago
    20220623 23 June 2022 Cuba
    20220731 31 July 2022 Bangladesh and Indian films
    Nicholas0 1 September 2022 Film
    Suslindisambiguator 24 September 2022 Science biographies
    20221001 1 October 2022 Translations
    J Bar 23 October 2022 Australian media
    20221029 29 October 2022 The Bible
    Takhellei 30 October 2022 Manipur films
    Lelouch Di Britannia 13 November 2022 Miscellaneous
    Chinakpradhan 5 January 2023 Spaceflight
    20230110 10 January 2023 Sikhs
    Profile101 11 February 2023 Transport
    SuperSwift 12 February 2023 Nigerian history and government
    20230303 3 March 2023 Sustainability
    SGT141 8 May 2023 US police
    20230508 8 May 2023 Afghan military history
    Sittaconde 8 June 2023 Sierra Leone
    Chamaemelum 21 July 2023 Science and genetics
    Zackmann08 21 July 2023 Fires and firefighting
    Peripatetic 12 August 2023 Biographies
    20230813 13 August 2023 Australian music
    20230831 31 August 2023 Diving and South Africa
    20230909 9 September 2023 Australia
    1Sire 22 October 2023 Music
    Gilabrand 3 November 2023 Israel
    20231125 25 November 2023 Botany
    Piledhigheranddeeper 19 December 2023 USA history
    Hadden 13 January 2024 USA history
    FuzzyMagma 13 January 2024 Middle East
    Cs california 13 January 2024 Plants
    OcelotHod 13 January 2024 Films
    20240203 3 February 2024 Mathematics
    Gre regiment 2 March 2024 Greece, Turkey
    GoldenBootWizard276 7 April 2024 British politics
    20240428 28 April 2024 Veterinary medicine
    Opus88888 3 May 2024 Latin American music
    20240516 16 May 2024 Medicine
    Tetovario 20 May 2024 Albania


    Declined requests and Closed investigations edit

    All closed and declined investigations can be found at Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations/Archive.

    Templates and tools edit

    CCI specific templates

    See Category:Wikipedia contributor copyright investigations templates.

    • {{CCI}}: placed on article talk pages to note cleanup
    • {{CCId}}: placed on article talk pages when it has been tagged presumptively for deletion review in one week
    • {{CCI-notice}} to notify contributors of a new listing
    • {{CCI-project}} to notify a project of a CCI with which they may help
    • {{CCI project update}} to notify a project that a CCI has been completed
    • {{CCI update}} to notify people who have assisted in a CCI that it is finished.
    • {{CCI-subject}} to notify contributors that their CCI is finished.
    • {{CCI-request}} to request new investigations
    • {{CCI-open}} to denote open CCI requests, this template should only be used by a clerk or administrator
    Other useful copyright and attribution templates
    • {{Source-attribution}} to attribute public domain content (either at end of articles or for references)
    • {{Text release}} for placing on talk pages of articles that contain content that was under a free license, but the source no longer states it as such
    • {{CC-notice}} to attribute content licensed under a Creative Commons license
    • {{Copyvio}} for listing an article at WP:Copyright problems
    • {{Copyvios}} and {{CVD}} provides link to Earwig's copyvio detector report of an inputted diff
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