Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Flickr offers automated tools to release photos into public domain, creative commons

Recently Wikipedia has been instructing users to apply appropriate attribution for most photos when used in blogs or sites, including the photo author and the nature of the Creative Commons license (most are 3.0 level share-alike). 
Flickr has recently released an automated tool to allow publishers to release their own photos in the public domain or into creative commons, as explained here.
YouTube has a detailed information page for copyright owners, here.  Because YouTube videos often have a closer affiliation with commercial film, owners tend to be more insistent on protecting rights.
Parker Higgins has a story on Flickr’s new capability, and the willingness of some private companies, like SpaceX, to release photos into Public Domain, here

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