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Bug 12497 - Allow templates on image description page to prevent display of image
Allow templates on image description page to prevent display of image
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 8298
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
File management (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-01-04 01:11 UTC by Omegatron
Modified: 2009-12-31 01:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Omegatron 2008-01-04 01:11:54 UTC
On Wikipedia, fair use legality issues result in a "shoot first" policy in which images are deleted immediately if there is any fear that they might not be legal to display on the project.  This results in a lot of collateral damage, annoyance to newcomers who don't understand the process yet, etc.  

It should be possible, with a magic word or other such function (which can be included in standard templates like {{no rationale}}, to put something on the image description page that prevents the image from displaying anywhere in the project (and maybe prevents it from being downloaded, too).  Then we aren't violating anyone's copyright, but there's also not a mad rush to write fair use rationales, find sources, explain how copyright law works, etc. before the image is deleted.
Comment 1 Guillaume Paumier 2009-12-31 01:11:49 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 8298 ***

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