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Change the upload rights on the French Wikibooks
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Hello, it has been voted on to change the right to use [[special:upload]], from administrators only to any registered user.

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The only reason for enabling local file uploads, is to upload non-free uploads. According to an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) is necessary for this. I don't see an EDP approved an listed at

@JackPotte I will prepare a patch which adds the upload right to autoconfirmed and confirmed users, as this is the default for wikis with local upload. Is that okay, or do you have concerns regarding this?

Change 682338 had a related patch set uploaded (by Luke081515; author: Luke081515):

[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Enable local uploads on French Wikibooks

Hello everyone,

unfortunately, is not a document that can be accepted as an EDP. According to the WMF Board policy, an EDP needs to be a policy (ie. a policy formally adopted by a project) that defines which copyrighted images may be used on the project, in a way that abides by both the US law and the law of the country the project is predominantly accessed from.

The category you linked currently has a list of templates, but that list is merely informative, not policy-making. In another words, it would be acceptable for any community member to update that list, while the same would not be the case for an EDP (as that is a policy).

Could you please write a formal policy and link it here, please? Thanks a lot.

Luke081515 changed the task status from Open to Stalled.May 30 2021, 8:26 PM
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Stalled until we have an EDP.

JackPotte lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Low.Aug 14 2021, 10:26 PM

Still working on it...