Commons talk:Reusing content outside Wikimedia

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Clarifying authorship[edit]

I just got credited on IT World for a Wikipedia image. Unfortunately, I am not the author of the image, just the person who uploaded it, after obtaining permission. I think this guideline ought to make clear the difference between uploaders and authors, and how to find the later. Also in the section on getting further permission, there ought to be a mention that files which were obtained from other sites, such as Flickr, typically have a link to the source. --agr (talk) 15:12, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Radical rewrite[edit]

Radical rewrite today, to focus on the needs of reusers and try for much greater clarity: before and after. Some material moved to Commons:Enforcing license terms, some to Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia/technical, some to Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia/licenses. Rd232 (talk) 23:57, 31 July 2012 (UTC)


I would like to change the following sentence in the lead

  • from: Content in the public domain has no legal requirement of attribution at all.
  • to__: Content in the public domain has no strict legal requirement of attribution.

as, though it may legally not necessary to credit the author, it is ethically appropriate to do so.
In addition, I am not totally sure that outside of the US it is really legal/o.k. not to credit/mention the creator (if known) of a work considered to be or given into the public domain. I think that this might not be legal in Germany due to the strong bond between the work and its creator in the copyright law of Germany. --Túrelio (talk) 13:33, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

I was actually thinking something similar. How about
Content in the public domain may not have a strict legal requirement of attribution (depending on the jurisdiction of content reuse), but for ethical reasons attribution is recommended.
Rd232 (talk) 13:37, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
That's fine for me. --Túrelio (talk) 13:47, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
✓ Done. Rd232 (talk) 13:55, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Getting content into WikiMedia[edit]

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but i can't seem to find a better forum for the question: Is there a way for me, as an editor to request permission from a graphic license holder, and then load that permission and graphic into OTRS/WikiCommons, or does the whole process need to be initiated by the license holder? BeadleB (talk) 01:39, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

CJEU: Under EU law, you are not liable for embedding or framing a video or image from another website[edit]

If the latter is accessible to the general public.

If and to the extent that this work is freely accessible on the website to which the internet link points, the assumption must be made that the holders of the copyright have, when they permitted this communication, considered all internet users as the public.

Quoted from [1]. Not that we're going to embed YouTube videos, but nice to know. --Nemo 10:56, 22 November 2014 (UTC)