Le mar. 14 mai 2019 à 15:32, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk> a
écrit :

> On Tue, 14 May 2019 at 04:50, Yann Forget <yan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Currently, we require a confirmation via OTRS if an image was previously
> > published elsewhere before being uploaded to Commons.
> Really? can you provide a link to a policy age proving that assertion?
> Your claim rather makes a mockery of the suggestion that people should
> publish to, for example, Flickr before importing to commons

Unless the external publication is done with a free license, of course.
AFAIK, there is no "official" suggestion that people should publish to
Flickr before importing to Commons.
This is the primary evidence when images are deleted as copyright violation.
Others may be watermarks, copyright mentions in EXIF data, etc.

> I think professional photographers should have their account confirmed by
> > OTRS.
> Feel free to raise an RfC to make that policy if you think it would
> gather support.

This is simply a consequence of the above.
If images of professional quality are imported to Commons after being
published elsewhere, their copyright status will be questioned,
and rightly so. Now if these images are only published on Commons, fine,
but the objective of a professional is to sell his images, not to give them
away for free.
In addition, many professionals use stock image agencies (Getty, etc.),
which often requires exclusivity, and therefore prevent publication under a
free license.

Regards, Yann
PS: I am probably one of the most inclusive admins on Commons (or less
strict regarding copyright issues), so if you think yelling at me would
solve the issue, you are mistaken. I really want Commons to improve, and I
am open to critics, that's why I come here to discuss, but do not shoot the

> Andy Mabbett
> @pigsonthewing
> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

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