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3rd party imagesEdit

Proposed text: Flickr uploaders sometimes give specific credit to another photographer - this can show up in the description or the tags field. While the Flickr uploader may have have been acting with the permission or at the instruction of the photographer, we need evidence. Do not upload these images unless you are able to contact the photographer or uploader and confirm they are willing to provide evidence of permission. See Commons:permissions and once you are in contact with the copyright holder, follow the instructions there. Dankarl (talk) 19:53, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

  •   Support I would support adding language such as this under the Creative Commons License heading on the Flickr files page. Warfieldian (talk) 21:37, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
  • If it appears it was a work for hire (i.e. the named person was just an employee), then disagree. If there is an explicit notice that the copyright is in fact owned by another person, I tend to agree. It's hard to come up with a guideline which adequately covers all possible situations -- common sense is still required a lot of the time. But extra caution is probably required in this situation. Carl Lindberg (talk) 22:16, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
How would you determine that it was a work for hire? Dankarl (talk) 02:36, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
If the photographer was an employee, usually. There are lots of corporate or other organizational Flickr streams out there. Carl Lindberg (talk) 05:42, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
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