cc licensed flickr photo by Laurie :: Liquid Paper
You see that cute photo I used? You know the routine. I use compfight to search tags on creative commons licensed flickr photos with the tag peekabo.
Then I download a copy, upload to my server, include in this post, provide attribution, and that is how it is supposed to work.
915 results. I love that. 915 peekaboo photos I can use.
Or so I think.
I was searching a few clicks back and came across this utterly fantastic photo (there is a reason you don’t see it here). I searched on creative commons licensed photos. It has a By Attribution Non Commercial license applied to it, linked under words “Some Rights Reserved”.
But before I could reach for the “All Sizes” button I tripped over this:
Please don’t use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission. Â© 2009 Tywak . All rights reserved.
I don;t care if people reserved the rights to their photo. That is their right. But why the bleeding ***** do you have flickr apply a CC license and then overwrite it with a copyright? This kind of action (and I am hoping it is merely an oversight of not realizing the flickr defaults) totally defeats the purpose of search sites that limit results to creative commons.
Peekaboo! Creative Commons or Not?
The post "Creative Commons or Not?" was originally thawed from a previous ice age and melted at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2009/03/cc-or-not/) on March 23, 2009.