On 9 March 2016 at 14:26, Moushira Elamrawy <melamrawy(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
The fair-use images issues I mentioned are tackled here
, it is a policy issue.
It's complicated, of course. www.wikipedia.org
is not the English
Wikipedia, so it is debatable whether the policy applies there, and both
sides of that argument have legitimate points. It's also important to note
that the non-free content exceptions
explicitly includes a note that non-free images are allowed in search
results without an accompanying fair use rationale being needed on the file
page of the image in question, so we're actually covered there even if the
policy does apply.
Regardless, the fix for the broader PageImages issue which does
unquestionably affect the English Wikipedia and other projects (as
documented in T124225 <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T124225>) will be
rolled out tomorrow. All PageImages API consumers, such as the portal, but
also mobile web, mobile apps, and VisualEditor, will start using the new
images automatically. It may take a little bit of time for that to happen
due to caching, and so on.
Lead Product Manager, Discovery