This bot re-uploads files that are deleted on Commons to projects where they are in use, if those projects accept non-free files. It goes over the files in Category:Pending fair use deletes, uploads them to local wikis, then marks them for speedy deletion on Commons when it's done. Any article using the images receives a notice that the file has been re-uploaded as a fair use candidate. Local wikis are responsible for determining if the re-uploaded image is eligible for their non-free content policy, and deleting it in a timely manner if it is not. If for some reason it's not able to upload the image, it will leave an error message on the file page and not mark it for deletion.
This bot will be run periodically and fully automatically on Toolserver, and is written using Python and Bryan's mwclient.
Two types of files are transferred by this bot:
Currently supported wikisEdit
- English Wikipedia - both non-free and PD-US
- English Wikibooks - non-free
- English Wikisource - PD-US only
- International Wikisource - PD-US only
- Estonian Wikipedia - non-free
supported_wikis = ['et.wikipedia.org', 'en.wikipedia.org', 'en.wikibooks.org'] pd_us_wikis = ['en.wikipedia.org', 'en.wikisource.org', 'wikisource.org']
Source code is in the public domain and available from:
I need help with translation and local policy to bring Commons fair use upload bot to more wikis. Please contact me if you can help.
|Warning - This bot runs on the Toolserver. Toolserver will stop operating on June 30 2014, all tools that have not been migrated by that date will stop working. Operators are advised to move their bots to Toollabs.|