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Add wikipedia.org to the wgCopyUploadsDomains whitelist of Wikimedia Commons
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This might sound crazy, but it would be super-useful for moving files over to Commons in cases where the standard tools fail. Like the seven-revision 87 megabyte PNG I'd like to move over.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptMar 19 2019, 9:25 PM

Checking, it's wikimedia.org since the actual site is uploads.wikimedia.org

Would this create problems if someone attempted to move work under an EDP (see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Non-free_content )?

No more so than any other problematic upload on Commons. They happen sometimes; they're probably less likely to happen using the method that requires a fair bit more technical knowledge.

We can't stop every bad upload to Commons, but this isn't going to make things worse.

Also: There are copyrighted images on many of the whitelisted sites - loc.gov bnf.fr , most likely others. It's not like the whitelist means the site is 100% copyright-free.

Maybe the new beta FileImporter can handle your file? That would also copy the history and that sounds better than the url upload

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:FileImporter

Maybe the new beta FileImporter can handle your file? That would also copy the history and that sounds better than the url upload
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:FileImporter

No, the files are over the maximum filesize for FileImporter. It judges size collectively, it seems.

FileImporter may eventually be a good substitute, but unless the maximum size on it is moved WAY, WAY up, we need a way to do it by hand.

That's unfair. FileImporter IS a good substitute in most cases. But if it has a limit, there are going to be cases it needs done by hand.