This is a good idea in theory, but the tags-per-country could become
endless, and I wonder who would be brave enough to upload images to
such a project, as the uploader would be responsible for the
"freeness" of the uploaded content and the associated completeness of
license tags.

Perhaps if you just open it for certain popular types of images that
could each be supported with a standard USRAA-exemption-type template
(I am thinking of unattributable news photos of famous people of the
20th century, WWII art, or WLM photos of monumental structures in
locales without freedom of panorama that are taken by non-residents of
those locales). Do we have any stats on what types of images are on
the under "fair use" and so forth?

2014-03-03 4:16 GMT+01:00, Avenue <>:
> That would be wonderful. I imagine we would want to tag the images to
> indicate their copyright status in certain jurisdictions, and set up a
> mechanism so that projects can define which sorts of images they want to be
> able to embed in their local pages, and which they do not want (unless a
> locally EDP-compliant tag is attached).
> However, that wouldn't improve the URAA situation much. We would still need
> to delete clear infringements under the URAA, unless they are covered by
> some project's EDP. I guess it would at least reduce the number of
> transwiki transfers needed.
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 12:51 AM, Sam Klein <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Nathan <> wrote:
>> > Which led to the thought that hey, what we really need is a meta-project
>> > for hosting images that is *explicitly* intended to serve the other
>> > projects. We tried this before, right? But maybe this time we make the
>> > meta-project a technical implementation without its own community, where
>> > local uploads can be toggled to make files globally available without
>> > giving some global intermediary the right to turn that toggle off.
>> I can see every file that is uploaded to any project being available
>> via some global namespace.   Commons as we currently imagine it could
>> become the core set of "maximally free" images: those "freely reusable
>> in every jurisdiction".
>> And there would be a separate threshhold for the rest of the images.
>> "Covered by at least one project's Exemption Doctrine and tagged as
>> such; freely reusable in almost all of the world and tagged as illegal
>> in one or two countries; &c..."
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