Currently the group extended uploaders was created to allow non admins and license reviewers to upload .mp3-files. However, this group also has other potential.
Currently only admins, image reviewers and gwt toolset users can upload by url. (<code>upload_by_url</code>) Would it be possible to add this right to the extended uploader user group? This has several benefits. We don’t grant the other flags to users who only want them for easy uploading. This is a missed change. If this change is implemented users would not only be able to upload files from several whitelisted domains but also user the upload wizard to upload Flickr files without having to download them first or use tools like Flickr2commons.
If we can trust users to not make a mess while uploading .mp3-files we can certainly trust them to upload files directly from an url.