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Please add *.500px.com to the wgCopyUploadsDomains whitelist of Wikimedia Commons
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Description

500px is the new rendez-vous point for photographers and it allows CC licenses. While not as developed as flickr, it would be a valuable resource for uploaders.

How to identify free pictures: the CC license and a "download photo" button are present on the right side of the picture.

How to obtain the image url: right click on the "download photo" button and select "copy link".

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Strainu created this task.Oct 24 2017, 10:40 PM
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Scope of the whitelist

Currently, the whitelisted contains:

  • Flickr
  • GLAM institutions
  • Known sources from Wikimedians chapters, teams or individuals

Checking the list, Flickr aside, we've currently so two de facto inclusive criteria:

  1. free culture
  2. GLAM

To add 500px would be to add a third category (already opened by Flickr): commercial venues.

More importantly, and again Flickr aside, all the whitelisted sites were whitelisted because they had clearly identified CC content.

500px is a mix of free content and not free content.

And finally, there is no real plan explained in the request about what kind of uploads you wish to do if we whitelist the resources,
that should also be present (sites are whitelisted because we needed them at task filling time, not only because they contain some potentially useful content for the future).

Technical aspects

Here a CC photo (one of the dozen Google founded when I asked CC-BY and CC-BY-SA - labeled reused with modifications):
https://500px.com/photo/102061181/%E7%A7%A6%E6%B7%AE%E9%A3%8E%E5%85%894-by-%E6%B5%B7-%E5%B0%91%E6%97%AD

How do you offer to get the URL?

When I do a right click « Hey, this photo is © 海 少旭 ».

Opinion of their network administrators

You also should perhaps check with their operations if they're fine with the idea we implement this.

[ Assigning to proponent so they can clarify the request ]

Strainu reassigned this task from Strainu to Dereckson.Oct 25 2017, 7:02 AM

500px.com is in the exact same situation as Flickr: it is a mix of free and non-free content, has clearly identifiable CC-BY/CC-BY-SA photos and an API to retrieve it. I proposed it because many photographers left Flickr for 500px. While GLAMs and specific sources are good, commercial websites are a much better source of random images. And as you said, the category is already present in the list. My specific interest is in pictures of villages in Romania that we don't have pictures of, but the fact that there is currently no uploader for images from 500px.com should be taken into account as well. I'm sure that once people here about the option, we will see a significant influx of images.

I don't know why Google returned the image you linked to (perhaps it was CC-BY and was later changed?), but CC content has the specific "Download photo" link, along with the license, on the right of the picture. See for instance https://500px.com/photo/182688617/ CC pictures can be found with their search engine (one license at the time, unfortunately)

The image URL is easily obtained from the "Download photo" button (right click on the button->copy link)

Strainu updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 25 2017, 7:35 AM
Dereckson removed Dereckson as the assignee of this task.EditedOct 25 2017, 10:19 PM

[ Unassigning so someone else can handle this too. ]

Okay, so we've two files under CC, one with and one without, so I think the Download photo button is an option photographers can enable or disable.

The URL is https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/182688617/m%3D900/v2?webp=true&sig=da9e9cd695571b7966b3dd09d71c64baf13f4c5087fd33f235803a435e1339c2

That matches a CDN handled by fastly. https://www.fastly.com.

Okay, so we've two files under CC, one with and one without, so I think the Download photo button is an option photographers can enable or disable.

If such a setting exists, I cannot find it. I've emailed them to clarify when and how is the download button added and will add the response here.

Strainu added a comment.EditedOct 27 2017, 7:33 PM

It appears to be a bug in their code. The response I got was "You should be able to download any photo with a CC license, there is no special setting for this". I gave them a few examples of files in this situation and they promised to take a look.

@Strainu To avoid DDOS attacking, I would really love to confirm that, are the source codes that powered this site free licensed? If yes, which license? GPL? MIT?...

If not, then I would still oppose it, as per T211464#4808574.

Strainu added a comment.EditedJan 30 2019, 11:40 AM

@Strainu To avoid DDOS attacking, I would really love to confirm that, are the source codes that powered this site free licensed? If yes, which license? GPL? MIT?...
If not, then I would still oppose it, as per T211464#4808574.

I fail to see the link between an open-source site and the risk of a DDOS (which one, by the way? Us DDOS-ing them or them DDOS-ing us?) It's not the fact that drive.google.com is not open source that's the issue there, but the fact that it scales much better that the Wikimedia infrastructure.