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Please add <> to $wgCopyUploadsDomains
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Dear all,

Could you pleas add the mentioned domain to the whitelist for Wikimedia Commons?
An example of an URL for an image is this one:
The website is the image repository of the Dutch ministery of culture, and I am looking to mass upload PD images from it to Wikimedia Commons.

Thank you so much!



Related Gerrit Patches:
operations/mediawiki-config : masterAdd to copy upload whitelist

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SIryn created this task.May 2 2018, 2:27 PM
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Going to add instead, the domain you provided does not contain the image you linked, see as an example.

Change 430390 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm; owner: Urbanecm):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Add to copy upload whitelist

The last one is owned by Google and contains a cache with all images from Google Images search - cannot be added, not public domain. Also, I'm curious if the other URLs are for batch (GLAM-like) work or just a few of images from each domain. If it's the second, probably better would be to download the image and upload back, possibly with a local bot.

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SIryn added a comment.May 7 2018, 5:36 PM


Sorry for the late response.
are connected to the Dutch National Image repository of the Dutch government and contain a lot of images.
You can check them here:

I hope you can add them!

Thanks so much!

SIryn added a comment.May 11 2018, 3:08 PM


Is there something I can do to help this along?


In the page you linked there's a link to I'm not convinced that the images can be used on Wikimedia Commons.

Hi @Urbanecm,

The artist I am looking to add work from is Jan Toorop, died in 1928 (
So most (probably almost all) of the works will be safe to upload to Commons. Right statements chosen by institutions do often not represent the correct copyright statement. It is custom to only whitelist domains that contain only PD material? Because I saw some other whitelisted domains that i.m.o also contain copyrighted material. Is it not the responsibility of the uploader to check whether it is safe?

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Add to copy upload whitelist

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Hey @SIryn, which collection are you trying to upload? The link in the task description is dead and the collections serve images from different sites, so we need to know which one to whitelist.

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Stalled, until @SIryn replies to the last comment...

@SIryn: After answering, please set the status of this report back to "Open" via the Add Action...Change Status dropdown. Thanks!

Majavah closed this task as Declined.Nov 7 2019, 3:46 PM

Closing, ticket is no replies for couple of months. If question is answered, please set the status of this report back to "Open" via the Add Action...Change Status dropdown. Thanks!