Am Donnerstag, 08. Juni 2006 16:42 schrieb Erik Moeller:
copyright concerns are mentioned, they don't seem to be
explored in depth. Commons has a huge amount of copyright violations
on it today.
Then they should be deleted. InstantCommons is a manual,
user-initiated process. Commons has no legal responsibility to stop
users of other wikis from copying images from Commons, whether it is
by means of manually downloading or uploading, or by setting their
wiki up for IC and initiating an IC transfer process. The copyright
cleanup script is a convenient thing we can provide, and by no means a
FYI: Wikimedia Commons has already such a thing. We made our
license/maintenance templates machine understandable (not just readable :p)
and any script can make use of it. See:
There is already a brand new alpha media search engine by Duesentrieb using
that feature (remember Wikimedia Commons is not indexed in any search engine,
due to a technical problem with file extension pagenames like
Image:example.png that let skip all search engine robots indexing these HTML
pages, this affects all MediaWiki wikis for those that still don't know ;):
It also linked in our slightly modified search page: ;)
Another use of these tag categories and many more modules (like the CheckUsage
module) is the CommonsTicker (already advertised here).
So completely independent the question how and when to relize InstantCommons
you can imagine how to solve some legal problems technically.
P.S.: I will write to you some more things I fear getting lost in that
somewhat heated debate here in a private mail in some hours.