Hi Subhashish,

Stamps are Indian govt works and retain copyright for 60 years after issual.
So image of any stamp issued after 1951 cannot be uploaded to commons. It
should be uploaded to the local wiki with a fair use rationale. (and under
fairuse, a stamp cannot be used to identify the subject like a infobox
picture, it can only illustrate the fact that a stamp was issued on the
subject and the line should be in the text for that to happen)


On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <psubhash...@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Here
> <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Madhu_babu_%28Madhusudan_Das%29.jpg>is
> a Postage stamp of Madhusudan 
> Das<http://or.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AC%AE%E0%AC%A7%E0%AD%81%E0%AC%B8%E0%AD%82%E0%AC%A6%E0%AC%A8_%E0%AC%A6%E0%AC%BE%E0%AC%B8>which
>  was tagged for deletion, Can anyone please help me about this? What's
> the policy for uploading Indian Postage stamps in Wikipedia/Commons?
> And recently I have gone through few regional language Wikis where the
> actual facts are changed.
> P.S. the English article <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayadeva> here and
> the Bengali article 
> here.<http://bn.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A6%9C%E0%A6%AF%E0%A6%BC%E0%A6%A6%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%AC>When
>  the English article clearly states that at the end of the controversy
> historians and researchers have come to an inference that Kavi Jayadeva was
> from Odisha there not a single line which says the same in Bengali
> Wikipedia. In this situation I would like to ask what would be the
> credibility of an article from an user's prospectives, is he going to get
> the right and valid info from a regional Wikipedia?
> *
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