Both sites are cc-by-4.0 and much of their content is original. Would be helpful to have it whitelisted for direct uploads.
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@czar Once whitelisted, how do you plan to upload images from these two domains?
There are some issues with news sites on Wikimedia Commons: VoA published original content but also republished agency content. Do these sites take measure to correctly identify their own content from the content they publish from 3rd party sources?
Yes, the sites watermark their images with their agency logo and their photographer attribution. Right now users crop out that info before an external reviewer (such as myself) needs to double-back and find that cropped image within the site's gallery. It would make much more sense to upload the fully watermarked image to Commons, wait for an external review to confirm the license, and then use CropTool to crop the image, which leaves the full attribution in the history. In any event, it would be easier to upload and these files and discourage pre-upload cropping if we allowed direct uploads from the website per the whitelist.