On copyright and creative commons…

Since we have moved to the new site, we have been getting better at using uncopyrighted photos. Though, according to Doc Searls, we should probably do more, particularly with regard to Create Commons licences, which often only require attribution. I know for a fact that one of Red Mum’s photos ended up in the News of the World, several times, with no attribution. Bare with us whilst we try to dig down and find an easier way of cracking it routinely.

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  • fitzjameshorse1745

    “Bare with us” and “photographs” should probably not be mentioned in the same Blog…….it gives entirely the wrong impression.
    Yes Im flattered.
    Even a little curious……but I must decline.

  • Mark McGregor


    Its a pain in the plums as even on Flickr so much local content is not set as CC when there is no real reason for it to be copyrighted.

    I’ve started to use the same pics repeatedly once I know they’ve been added to the backend gallery.

  • joeCanuck

    Ok; I’ve stripped off and am waiting. My wife is giving me strange looks and is muttering.

  • Mark McGregor

    lol (not really)

  • If you leave a comment on a photo in Flickr, a lot of people will reply quite quickly and allow to use their photo (or allow you to continue to use their photo if you knew them and suspected they would agree!)