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Date incompatible with the chosen license?
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Per this Twitter thread, this Commons Upload Wizard user runs into an error with the date being incompatible with the chosen license:

  • I use the @WikiCommons upload wizard but I think the date setting on it is wrong (it disallows things from 1923).
  • If I use the wizard & have a photo taken in 1923 & add a full date (i.e. Jan 3, 1923) the wizard tells me that date is incompatible with free licensing. If I just say "1923" it's good. In reality on 1/1 this year, works published in 1923 should be OK/free. Thanks!
  • It is possible I am misunderstanding the message. Let me know if screenshots or more explication would be helpful. I think it's just a remnant and wasn't updated for the new copyright situation. Citation:

Acceptance criteria

After having selected this file is not my own work > The copyright has definitely expired in the USA > First published in the United States before 1924 in "Release rights" step.

  • In describe step: it must not be possible to select a date in 1924 or after, and an error message is displayed
  • In describe step: it must be possible to select a date in 1923 or prior


Related Gerrit Patches:
mediawiki/extensions/UploadWizard : masterDon't error on copyrighted works from 1923

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Yeah, Upload Wizard should definitely fix the 1923 bug since works published in the United States in 1923 are now definitely public domain.

Change 500664 had a related patch set uploaded (by Matthias Mullie; owner: Matthias Mullie):
[mediawiki/extensions/UploadWizard@master] Don't error on copyrighted works from 1923

Change 500664 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/UploadWizard@master] Don't error on copyrighted works from 1923

Ramsey-WMF triaged this task as Normal priority.Apr 2 2019, 5:48 PM
Cparle closed this task as Resolved.Apr 18 2019, 9:30 AM
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Fixed on production