<mumbles>Trying to explain European copyright to Americans can be
quite hard… </mumbles>

;)

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 6:07 AM Yann Forget <yan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi James,
>
> Of course. More admins would lesser the work charge, and it would be great.
> We specially appreciate admins with multi-language capabilities, as it is a
> multilangual project.
> Of course, comprehensive knowledge of copyright is needed.
> That is complex, but it can be learnt.
>
> Regards,
> Yann
> Jai Jagat 2020 Grand March Coordinator
> https://www.jaijagat2020.org/
> +91-74 34 93 33 58 (also WhatsApp)
>
>
>
> Le dim. 12 mai 2019 à 19:01, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> a écrit :
>
> > It is hard to get the admin bit there aswell. Is Commons interested in
> > having more admins?
> >
> > James
> >
> > On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 5:41 AM Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > A couple of years ago a proposed project was for the WMF to pay for
> > > access to the Google image matching API access so we could run a
> > > copyvio bot on the live new uploads list. Such a bot would not be
> > > terribly hard to get working, and would be a great experiment to see
> > > if this aspect of the more boring side of sysop tools could be
> > > reduced.[1]
> > >
> > > Not specifically advocating auto-deletion, but daily housekeeping
> > > image matches to highly likely copyrighted categories would make mass
> > > housekeeping very easy.
> > >
> > > A separate old chestnut was my proposal to introduce systemic image
> > > hashes, which neatly show "close" image matches.[2] With a Commons hat
> > > on, such a project would be of far more immediate pragmatic use than
> > > mobile-related and structured data-related projects that seem to suck
> > > up all the oxygen and volunteer time available.
> > >
> > > Note that the history of these project/funding ideas is so long, that
> > > several of the most experienced long term volunteers that were
> > > originally interested have since retired. Without some positive short
> > > term encouragement, not only do these ideas never reach the useful
> > > experiment stage, but the volunteers involved simply fade away.
> > >
> > > Links
> > > 1.
> > >
> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Archive/2016/02#Google_has_opened_an_API_for_image_recognition
> > > 2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae/Imagehash
> > >
> > > Fae
> > >
> > > On Sun, 12 May 2019 at 12:21, Amir Sarabadani <ladsgr...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > IMO commons need either a Clue Bot NG for new uploads or ores support
> > for
> > > > images that might be copyright violation, or both.
> > > >
> > > > Best
> > > >
> > > > On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 1:10 PM Yaroslav Blanter <ymb...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Just the active community itself is too small, compared with the
> > > amount of
> > > > > material it has to deal with.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers
> > > > > Yaroslav
> > > > >
> > > > > On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 1:07 PM Benjamin Ikuta <
> > > benjaminik...@gmail.com>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is the shortage of admins due to a lack of people willing or
> > capable
> > > to
> > > > > do
> > > > > > the job, or increasing difficulty in obtaining the bit?
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On May 12, 2019, at 3:55 AM, Tomasz Ganicz <polime...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Well, Actually, at the moment it looks they are all undeleted.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > The good habit - which I was keeping when organizing several
> > > > > GLAM-related
> > > > > > > mass uploads - was to create on Commons project page describing
> > > what it
> > > > > > is
> > > > > > > intended to be uploaded, preferably in English. Then you can
> > > create a
> > > > > > > project template to mark all uploads with them.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > See: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Partnerships
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Despite practical issue of avoiding unnecessary clashes with
> > > Common's
> > > > > > > admins - creating template and project page helps to promote you
> > > > > project
> > > > > > > across Wikimedia communities and may inspire others to do
> > something
> > > > > > similar.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Commons is indeed quite hostile environment for uploaders, but on
> > > the
> > > > > > other
> > > > > > > hand it is constantly flooded by hundreds  of copyright violating
> > > > > files a
> > > > > > > day:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > See the list from just one day:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/2019/05/01
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > so this hostility works both ways - Common's admins have to cope
> > > with
> > > > > > > aggressive hostile copyright violators every day, and after some
> > > time -
> > > > > > > decide to leave or became being hostile themselves... and the
> > other
> > > > > issue
> > > > > > > is decreasing number of active admins and OTRS agents.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I think - sooner or later - all this system - uploads - screening
> > > > > uploads
> > > > > > > by admins, and OTRS agreements - needs deep rethinking.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > niedz., 12 maj 2019 o 10:48 Mister Thrapostibongles <
> > > > > > > thrapostibong...@gmail.com> napisał(a):
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >> Hello all,
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> There seems to be a dispute between the Outreach and the Commons
> > > > > > components
> > > > > > >> of The Community, judging by the article "Wikimedia Commons: a
> > > highly
> > > > > > >> hostile place for multimedia students contributions" at the
> > > Education
> > > > > > >> Newsletter
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/News/April_2019/Wikimedia_Commons:_a_highly_hostile_place_for_multimedia_students_contributions
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> As far as I can understand it, some students on an Outreach
> > > project
> > > > > > >> uploaded some rather well-made video material, and comeone on
> > > Commons
> > > > > > >> deleted them because they appeared to well-made to be student
> > > projects
> > > > > > and
> > > > > > >> so concluded they were copyright violations.  But some rather
> > odd
> > > > > > remarks
> > > > > > >> were made "Commons has to fight the endless stream of uploaded
> > > > > > copyrighted
> > > > > > >> content on behalf of a headquarters in San Francisco that
> > doesn't
> > > > > care."
> > > > > > >> and
> > > > > > >> "you have regarded Commons as little more than free cloud
> > storage
> > > for
> > > > > > >> images you intend to use on Wikipedia ".
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Perhaps the Foundation needs to resolve this dispute?
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Thrapostibongles
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