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Fwd: Restoring CC attribution to Flickr, because Yahoo broke it

Federico Leva (Nemo)
«For years, Flickr has been one of the most important repositories of
Creative Commons imagery in the world; now, thanks to a new design, it's
all but useless for serving and attributing the CC-licensed images it's
been entrusted with by museums, galleries, national archives, libraries,
and millions of individuals.»
http://boingboing.net/2014/04/07/restoring-cc-attribution-to-fl.html

Didn't pass here yet I think, though many commoners care a lot about
this sad fate of Flickr for obvious reasons including the ease with
which stuff à la
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Flickr_files/Appeal_for_license_change>
earns us new material daily.

Nemo

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Re: Fwd: Restoring CC attribution to Flickr, because Yahoo broke it

Srikanth Ramakrishnan-3

I've found numerous images on Flickr which I've got on to the Commons. Especially for Wikipedia Takes Chennai, back in 2009. It's sad that Yahoo decided to screw up. Something needs to ensure that this is fixed ASAP.

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On May 1, 2014 2:37 AM, "Federico Leva (Nemo)" <[hidden email]> wrote:
«For years, Flickr has been one of the most important repositories of Creative Commons imagery in the world; now, thanks to a new design, it's all but useless for serving and attributing the CC-licensed images it's been entrusted with by museums, galleries, national archives, libraries, and millions of individuals.»
http://boingboing.net/2014/04/07/restoring-cc-attribution-to-fl.html

Didn't pass here yet I think, though many commoners care a lot about this sad fate of Flickr for obvious reasons including the ease with which stuff à la <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Flickr_files/Appeal_for_license_change> earns us new material daily.

Nemo

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Re: Fwd: Restoring CC attribution to Flickr, because Yahoo broke it

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I know that the real issue here is that most Flickr users have
absolutely no idea how to either find or change their licenses,
however two pragmatic technical pointers:

1. The flickrapi gives you back the licence based on a simple query
using the photo_id. I recently used this to double check licences
using a custom Python script during a mass upload. For Commons, it
would be not too hard to build friendly web-based simple tools to help
users check licences and even mass change their own licences in their
Flickr albums to be "Commons compatible" with a simple couple of
button presses (using oauth). The well designed Upload Wizard can do
the mass upload of their chosen albums to Commons.

2. I use a bookmarklet to quickly find images that can be used on Commons:
javascript:(function(){if("".length==0){window.location="http://www.flickr.com/recent_activity.gne?days=1"}else{window.location="http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=&l=commderiv&ss=2&ct=6&w=all"}})()

Here is an example search for "cookies" using the bookmarklet:
https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=cookies&l=commderiv&ss=2&ct=6&w=all

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Re: Fwd: Restoring CC attribution to Flickr, because Yahoo broke it

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On 1 May 2014 06:04, Fæ <[hidden email]> wrote:
> 2. I use a bookmarklet to quickly find images that can be used on Commons:

Correction to bookmarklet:
javascript:(function(){if(%22%s%22.length==0){window.location=%22http://www.flickr.com/recent_activity.gne?days=1%22}else{window.location=%22http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=%s&l=commderiv&ss=2&ct=6&w=all%22}})()

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Re: Fwd: Restoring CC attribution to Flickr, because Yahoo broke it

Noopur-2
Not sure if this still works (disclosure: I work with Commons Machinery) but we had a similar conversation regarding Flickr and some people on twitter found this useful: http://commonsmachinery.se/2014/02/copyrdf-addon-updates-oembed-site-rules/ 


On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 10:38 AM, Fæ <[hidden email]> wrote:
On 1 May 2014 06:04, Fæ <[hidden email]> wrote:
> 2. I use a bookmarklet to quickly find images that can be used on Commons:

Correction to bookmarklet:
javascript:(function(){if(%22%s%22.length==0){window.location=%22<a href="http://www.flickr.com/recent_activity.gne?days=1%22}else{window.location=%22http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=%s&amp;l=commderiv&amp;ss=2&amp;ct=6&amp;w=all%22}})(" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/recent_activity.gne?days=1%22}else{window.location=%22http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=%s&l=commderiv&ss=2&ct=6&w=all%22}})()
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Re: Fwd: Restoring CC attribution to Flickr, because Yahoo broke it

Federico Leva (Nemo)
Noopur, 01/05/2014 08:00:
> Not sure if this still works (disclosure: I work with Commons Machinery)
> but we had a similar conversation regarding Flickr and some people on
> twitter found this useful:
> http://commonsmachinery.se/2014/02/copyrdf-addon-updates-oembed-site-rules/

Thanks. There is a bug asking oEmbed support:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25854

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