[Wiki Loves Monuments] FoP and monuments

WereSpielChequers werespielchequers at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 12:56:06 UTC 2012

The WMF supports some not totally free content - fair use images on EN Wiki
are far from free.

I think this might be worth raising as a possible extension to commons in a
new namesspace. Or even a separate project. The WMF is looking for ways to
make the wiki less bitey, and  this would certainly do that.

The key would be to restrict this to images that are free enough to publish
and that it isn't the photographer who is imposing the extra restriction.


On 21 July 2012 13:33, Strainu <strainu10 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2012/7/21 Platonides <platonides at gmail.com>:
> > On 21/07/12 13:59, WereSpielChequers wrote:
> >> In the UK we are OK with anything that is both three dimensional and
> >> permanently on public show. Even so lots of temporary exhibited
> >> sculptures and two dimensional plaques murals and so forth get deleted.
> >>
> >> Many other countries are much more problematic. I think we need a feeder
> >> database for images that can't yet be released on a full Commons
> >> compatible license but can be made available on a more restricted
> >> license. For example in some countries there is a no commercial use
> >> stipulation, but as I understand it it would be legal to take an image
> >> of something like that and load it onto a site that allowed such images.
> >> Ideally it would be tagged with a "safe to migrate to commons after"
> >> date. OK in some cases it will be many decades before those images can
> >> migrate, but there is no deadline and we can afford to think longterm.
> >>
> >> It would also be less bitey on commons if some images could be
> >> temporarily moved to this holding bay rather than deleted. It should
> >> even be possible to build this into the image uploader.
> >>
> >> WSC
> >
> > Create jail.wikimedia.org ?
> Creating it under the WMF umbrella is unlikely, as the WMF only
> supports free content.
> However, I have been thinking for a while about creating a NC image
> wiki, as most countries allow non-commercial use of such images. If I
> has the slightest sign that the WMF would approve of its use as 3rd
> party image source in Wikipedias, I would start the project tomorrow.
> Strainu
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