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DVD cover added[edit]

Hi Brian, I did try my best uploading Little Spain's film art cover. Let me know if it's right. Thank you. Another question: the files uploaded in the english wikinews can be used by other wikinews such as the Spanish one...? I saw there by "uploading" a file only mean about using Commons...--FiloActual (talk) 16:41, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Live report of Commons images with DRs raised which are used on any Wikinews project[edit]

Hi Brian,

Based on the UNDEL commons discussion I have created c:User:Fæ/Wikinews DRs. This should update itself once a day (at 4am UK time) and covers Wikinews in its 32 languages. Feel free to share the link. If anyone has suggestions for simple improvements they ought to raise them on my Commons talk page or on the report talk page. I have vaguely been thinking of similar reports for DRs of interest, and your example images gave me the incentive to revisit the issue. -- (talk) 21:43, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks. I'd almost prefer we worked with local upload, and then pushed to Commons later-on; however, the realistic approach is let Commons be as-strict as they are. Then, we can do as-done for the couple of recent images. As I remarked there, if something gets through review and published, the odds are against any images which Commons might find contentious not being eligible for Fair Use/Dealings on Wikinews. If something has made it that week past publish, and into the fully-protected archives, we'd do our best to draft a FU rationale for retention of an image Commons might reject.
That "Fair Use/Dealing for News" is rather bizarre to folks who don't get their head around what news actually is. We consider 'competing news sources' completely off-limits, but Wikipedia will happily plunder such imaqes.
Wikipedia will happily replace a 20 year-old photo of an article subject with a current one; and that's perfectly reasonable for an encyclopedia entry. If we've been forced to go the Fair-Use/Dealng route? We want to keep the time-appropriate image, not one that might post-date an article by years. --Brian McNeil / talk 00:13, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
And, as you might have noticed, there is an "Add local description" tab on File: pages where the media is on Commons. I'm quietly hopeful that "restore to local project" is on an unpublished list of MediaWiki development goals. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:43, 30 November 2014 (UTC)