Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Multimedia and Commons/Audio/video review tool (for mp3s especially)

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Audio/video review tool (for mp3s especially)

  • Problem: The Commons community recently enabled MP3 uploads and next year will be considering whether or not to allow MPEG-2 video uploads. Commons is also currently dealing with a piracy problem (task T129845) and has always had to deal with large amount of copyright violations. The Commons community has never been equipped with effective tools for reviewing new uploads, especially audio and video uploads which are tedious to review and more difficult to identify copyright violations for. Allowing MP3 and MPEG-2 uploads will make this an even more pressing problem.
  • Who would benefit: The Commons community would benefit by having better tools to review and curate their content. Commons users would benefit by having less restrictions on uploading (in the long run) and access to more multimedia content.
  • Proposed solution: The Community Tech team should build a tool similar to CopyPatrol or New Pages Feed, but specifically for reviewing audio and video uploads. The tool should use both internal rules and 3rd party APIs to automatically flag files that are likely to be copyright violations (for example, matching the audio or video signatures of known commercial files, being over a certain size, receiving an abnormal amount of requests, etc.). It should then allow trusted Commons users to easily nominate the files for deletion and remove them from the review queue.
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Unambiguous cases could already be caught during the upload procedure. E.g. we could refuse files like exact duplicates or with known bad hash values right away. This was a proposal here some years ago. What happened to that?..--Reseletti (talk) 22:32, 9 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

file_sha1 was added to Abuse filter in April 2016. Last time I checked, Commons is blocking 150+ known bad hashes. Dispenser (talk) 01:33, 17 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]