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asked 2017-04-04 18:20:39 -0600

updated 2017-07-25 14:26:01 -0600

Wikipedia is not allowing us to upload Creative Commons photos from Cinema Politica - what do we need to do?

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answered 2017-04-05 14:00:40 -0600

updated 2017-04-05 14:02:41 -0600

When a work uses a Creative Commons license, it includes up to four different restrictions:

BY - Attribution is required.
SA - Modifications of the work must be released with the same license it uses.
NC - Commercial use of the work is not allowed.
ND - Use is permitted, but not modification.

Only BY and SA are accepted on Wikimedia Commons. There are a variety of reasons for that, but because Cinema Politica uses BY-NC on their Flickr stream (at least for all those I checked), they violate the Wikimedia licensing rules and will have to be deleted, unfortunately.

There's a bit more about this on page 10 of the Illustrating Wikipedia handout.

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answered 2017-07-23 00:03:36 -0600

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