Creative Commons attribution removalEdit
Not sure you're active here, but we'll see.. I don't know if this is a "third-party legal issue" I should contact legal@ with.
On Wikimedia Commons, many files with a Creative Commons license are uploaded every day. Sometimes an author asks us to remove the attribution in accordance with the Creative Commons license terms. (If requested by the Licensor, You must remove any of the information required by Section 3(a)(1)(A) to the extent reasonably practicable.)
Which is fine, but Commons is aimed at re-users. And if we remove this information, our re-users can't fulfill the attribution requirement. Does this mean that if an author requests the removal of attribution information, Commons can no longer be a source for re-users? Or does the author have to accept anonymous credit from any re-user that used Commons as a source? Alexis Jazz (ping me) 16:08, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
- Tony flagged this to me. While I can't give legal advice on the issue, what I can say is that we would not generally see a need to remove an image because of a user requesting removal of attribution info. Under the 4.0 license, attribution needs to be kept with a work "to the extent provided" so if someone exercised their license right to have attribution info removed, it would no longer be provided and the image could be shared and reused without it. -Jrogers (WMF) (talk) 04:22, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
Not sure if you or @Jrogers (WMF): were the person to contact, but I wanted to let you know about an ongoing en-wiki RfC providing a community request for Legal to take whatever action suitable to prevent Status Labs (Wiki PR v2.0) egregiously breaching the various prohibitions on it and ToS issues.
Obviously it's still underway, and when concluded I'd imagine one of our Arbs will email legal@ with it, or, more likely, one of the Community Engagement staff members who are a bit more "finger on the pulse" will raise it in-house.
However, I thought I'd drop a notice here in case there was anything someone in your team wanted to say while it was ongoing (if not that's fine, but please just let us know). Cheers, and thanks for your work for the project. Nosebagbear (talk) 16:24, 27 January 2020 (UTC)