Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Multimedia and Commons/Allow import of Flickr images regardless of claimed licence

Allow import of Flickr images regardless of claimed licence

  • Problem: Trusted users cannot import PD images from Flickr, if they are set to a non-free licence
  • Proposed solution: Allow trusted users (however defined and flagged) to import Flickr images regardless of claimed licence
  • Who would benefit: Experienced Commons uploaders; end users
  • More comments: A user can use the Upload Wizard to upload images from Flickr, if they have a free licence, or are marked as PD. They can upload images which have a non-free licence on Flickr, by first downloading them from Flickr to their hard drive, if they can make a case that they are PD (e.g. scans of old ephemera, 2D images of PD paintings)). They should be able to do this without the intermediate step.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T281599
  • Proposer: Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:59, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • I asked WMF Legal about this, and they suggested that this would probably be fine as long as the uploader was required to specify a reason for why they believed the given license to be wrong. SWilson (WMF) (talk) 02:37, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Support (didn't know voting ends at 18 UTC) for license reviewers and higher per Taivo. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    18:41, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support. There's license reviewer right for that in Commons. All license reviewers should be able to do that. Taivo (talk) 19:34, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support with restrictions to trusted users Gnangarra (talk) 07:46, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 08:15, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportSHEIKH (Talk) 14:22, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support TheInternetGnome (talk) 08:15, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support OwenBlacker (Talk) 10:51, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support JPxG (talk) 00:53, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Ahecht (TALK
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  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 09:51, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 23:16, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support KingAntenor (talk) 06:48, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Yeeno (talk) 20:27, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 20:41, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Pi.1415926535 (talk) 21:56, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Exilexi (talk) 18:09, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Toadspike (talk) 03:20, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 07:57, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support DALIBRI (talk) 09:08, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support —— Eric LiuTalk 09:29, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Makes sense. paul2520 (talk) 17:02, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support BugWarp (talk) 00:09, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Marcok (talk) 08:05, 10 February 2022 (UTC)