[Wikimedia-l] Saving some URAA-affected files on Commons (was Copyright URAA trolls on Wikimedia Commons)

Michael Maggs Michael at maggs.name
Tue Dec 31 17:31:03 UTC 2013

Please see here


for a new Commons policy proposal.

Obvious first candidates are the government-generated works of the UK, Canada and Israel, but there will certainly be other countries that could take advantage of the policy, if approved, to save many files from imminent deletion.


On 29 Dec 2013, at 22:43, Klaus Graf <klausgraf at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Can nobody stop the URAA Copyright trolls mass deleting perfect fine files
> on Commons?
> I think it would be the best if _all_ URAA affected files would be kept
> until a DMCA take down notice.
> But in the case of in the country of origin PD works which are foreign
> government works it is needed that the WMF clearly speaks out that such
> works could be accepted on Commons even when a written statement of the
> foreign government doesn't exist.
> See for Canada's crown copyright
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Burlington_Skyway_1958.png
> Klaus Graf
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