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Discussed on Commons:Village pump/CopyrightEdit

I intend to use images published by w:en:Indian Air Force rescue ops during w:en:2015 Gujarat flood. Here are images [1] and here license policy almost identical to CC-BY-SA. I have put notice on OTRS noticeboard also. Can I upload these images to Commons? Regards -Nizil Shah (talk) 20:40, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

I don't think that license is Commons-compatible, as the requirement that the material be reproduced 'accurately' implicitly prohibits the creation of derivative works, which is part of our license requirements. Revent (talk) 08:24, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Very close indeed, but it is not clear what the IAF means by 'accurately'. May be a mail to them requesting clarification could help? Regards, Yann (talk) 16:19, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Often the "accurately" refers to more of moral rights, especially given the rest of the sentence (not used in a derogatory manner, etc.). But... it could be construed as to not wanting to allow derivative works, and there is no other indication that derivative works are allowed. So it is a bit unclear. Carl Lindberg (talk) 18:38, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
+1. Yann (talk) 19:55, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
I see those requirements very similar tot those in Template:Attribution-gencat: "Not distort the meaning of the information" - which is understood as belonging to moral rights. I think a safe way for Commons is:
  • Upload those images and see them as free enough.
  • Copy exactly the requirements stated in the source, and let reusers decide if they fit their particular intended usage.--Pere prlpz (talk) 20:24, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Link to archived discussion in VPC. Jee 04:49, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Discussed on Commons:OTRS/NoticeboardEdit

I intend to use images published by w:en:Indian Air Force rescue ops during w:en:2015 Gujarat flood. Here are images [2] and here license policy almost identical to CC-BY-SA. I think OTRS volunteer could contact and upload images to commons if possible. -Nizil Shah (talk) 20:35, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Sounds like {{attribution}} might apply? Bobamnertiopsis (talk) 21:06, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
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